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Identity and Community After the Cold War Era

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:01pm
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University of Kansas Area Studies Centers
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Call for Papers

"Identity and Community after the Cold War Era"
August 25-27, 2011
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Performing Ethos: Queer Publics, Volume 2, Issue 2 (2012)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Fintan Walsh, Trinity College Dublin
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While the word 'queer' is often understood to signal aberrance, in the past decade many scholars working within the field of queer theory have sought to broach the subject of queer ethics. For instance, leading theorists such as Leo Bersani (2008) and Tim Dean (2009) have mined the ethical features of certain sexual practices, while Lee Edelman (2004) has forwarded an anti-assimilationist thesis that grounds queer ethical and political projects outside and against kinship and reproductive circuits. Less aggressively, Judith Butler (2004) has advanced an ethic of recognizing and responding to vulnerability, while Sara Ahmed (2010) celebrates the practice of 'troublemaking' in the production of new ethical codes.

CFP: The Erotic 6 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:01am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
The Erotic

Wednesday 9th November – Friday 11th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

Eclectic Representations

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:28am
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PG & Research Department of English, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), Tambaram, Chennai - 600 059. India.
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Eclectic Representations ISSN 2231 - 430 X is a peer-reviewed biannual journal, which covers English literature from the time of Chaucer to the present day.
• It features scholarly essays on diverse literatures like British, American, and Indian Writing to name a few.
• It encourages the re-reading of familiar authors, as well as those that champion new or neglected works.
• It presents a remarkable diversity of methodologies and examines a wide range of literary and critical topics. The journal remains committed to the re-appraisal of accepted views, and the principle that criticism and scholarship should reinforce the pleasure for which literature and other works of arts are created.

Call for Papers

Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (7/31/11; 11/10/11)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:17am
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Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
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Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

North Carolina Central University's Department of English and Mass Communication will host its Sixth African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 10, 2011. This year's theme is "Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature." This symposium will explore ways African American Literature has been depicted on television, on stage, and in film and the implications of "adapting" these texts.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Extremity and Excess: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference for the Arts, Media and Social Sciences

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 8:19am
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University of Salford

Extremity and Excess: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

8th + 9th September 2011
University of Salford, UK

This conference seeks to explore ideas of extremity and excess through the full range of disciplines in the arts, media and social sciences.

To deem something extreme or excessive is to place oneself in a position of implied moderation, and suggests an affiliation with other concepts such as temperance, discipline, familiarity, normality, balance, proportionality, sufficiency and rectitude. The extreme and the excessive, on the other hand, can be characterised as what is disproportionate, intemperate, unbalanced, uncontrolled, abnormal, undisciplined, radical and Other.

V Conference on Health and Technology on 28th April 2012; V Jornadas sobre Tecnologia e Saúde (

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:53am
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Polytechnic Institute of Guarda
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The Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, in collaboration with both its School of Health and School of Management and Technology, will host the V Jornadas sobre Tecnologia e Saúde (Conference on Health and Technology) on 28th April 2012.

Disseminate the latest projects in the area of health care technology and deepen the dialogue between researchers and practitioners/facilities (doctors, nurses, technicians, professionals and students in the areas of health and technology) are the main objectives of these Workshops, already designed in accordance with national and international.
Moreover, the Organization seeks to increase the interaction between higher education and companies targeting the areas behind this event.

Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 2:27am
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Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, Australia

Friday 25-Saturday 26 May 2012

As a part of its annual series of international symposia and book publications on key themes in Australian literary studies, in May 2012, Australian Literature at the University of Sydney will host a symposium on the theme, 'Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?'

Keynote speaker: Professor Wai Chee Dimock (Yale University), author of Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time (2006) and co-editor of Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature (2007).

[UPDATE] African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:32am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 MAY**

AFRICAN STUDIES

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MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2011 Milwaukee, WI!

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, 2011.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent.

Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

CFP: Prisons, Peace, and Social Justice

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:22am
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Jason L Mallory, Brooklyn College

CALL FOR PAPERS: PRISONS, PEACE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
(DEADLINE EXTENDED)

"During the civil rights movement and the peace movement against the Vietnam War, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us that the bombs we drop overseas explode in our own cities. There was hope at the demise of the Cold War that the Military Industrial Complex would be dismantled. Instead, it has expanded to many more fronts—including the domestic front, where it is paralleled by the 'Prison Industrial Complex'.... The domestic 'war on crime' calls for a domestic peace agenda" (Magnani and Wray, Beyond Prisons 2006, 4-5).

[UPDATE] Midwestern Culture/Glee MPCA (10/14-10/16) deadline extension to 5/16

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 5:46pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Midwestern Culture/Glee Area- MPCA (Oct 14-16)

Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstract Submissions Extended to Monday, May 16, 2011

The Midwestern Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, which will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16.

[Update] Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict, University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 4:05pm
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Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict
University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Keynote by Stephen Prince, professor of Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech and author of Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Columbia, 2009), Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1968 (Rutgers, 2003), Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies (University of Texas, 1998), and The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa (Princeton, 1991).

A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies (essay collection, deadline 15 June 2011)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 3:10pm
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Stephen J. Burn and Marshall Boswell

Two high-quality essays about David Foster Wallace are sought for a volume contracted to Palgrave Macmillan. The book is titled "A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies," and the editors--Marshall Boswell and Stephen J. Burn--are interested in thematically-focused essays that elucidate major aspects of Wallace's work.

Possible subjects might include Wallace and masculinity/feminism; Wallace and cinema; Wallace and electronic media.

Potential contributors should submit 500-word abstracts to BOTH editors by 15 June 2011.

Completed essays would be due by 30 September 2011.

Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction Symposium 14 June 2011 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:00pm
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Dr Elodie Rousselot/ Centre for Studies in Literature/ University of Portsmouth/ United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dianne F. Sadoff (Rutgers University, New Jersey)
The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture's persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-formulating certain key historical moments. This interdisciplinary one-day event intends to develop critical examination of the recent literary trend of the 'neo-historical' novel and to bring fresh perspectives to current debates on its cultural and theoretical underpinnings.

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