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[UPDATE] - SAMLA 2011 (Atlanta) - "Counterfeiting or Teaching? Using English Renaissance Poetry to Teach Non-Literary Skills"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:41pm
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SAMLA affiliate of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference 2011, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6
Conference Theme: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College (lsimpson@presby.edu)
Secretary: Daniel Mills, Georgia State University (engsdm@langate.gsu.edu)

Diversions, Digressions, and Unusual Connections: New Media and Narrative Practice (6/3/11,MMLA 11/3-11/6/11 St Louis, MO)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:28pm
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Kristine Kelly
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This panel considers the idea of the digital humanities especially with regard to how new media technologies and ideologies associated with the "information age" influence creative and critical practices. We might ask, what are the links or divergences between traditional forms of narrative and those which make use of virtual space, hypertext, and visual or auditory manipulation? Or as Lev Manovich asks in The Language of New Media, "What is unique about how new media objects create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space and time?" How can literary and cultural criticism engage with new media in innovative ways?

Beyond Braddon: Forgotten Female Sensationalists (October 31, 2011)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:20am
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Anne-Marie Beller and Tara MacDonald / Women's Writing
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The past thirty years have witnessed a transformation in our perception of the mid-Victorian literary field, due in large part to the extensive recovery of sensation fiction and a corresponding recognition of that genre's importance in the literary debates, trends, and wider cultural practices of the period. As Andrew Maunder has recently suggested, "[i]t is now acknowledged that if sensation fiction is cut out of the picture it is impossible to gain an accurate sense of nineteenth-century literary historiography".

CFP: Music & Disability at SAM 2012

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 10:33am
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Society for American Music

In recent years, musicologists and music theorists, as well as other scholars, have created a considerable body of scholarship examining the intersection of music and disability. Music and disability studies, drawing heavily on pioneering work done in disability studies (which seeks to identify and interrogate social, political, and cultural constructions of disability), has developed into a robust but still expanding sub-discipline within musicology, music theory, and other areas of the humanities. Music and disability is a complex and broadly construed topic, encompassing research from several scholarly approaches.

International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 8:15am
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Instituto Franklin-UAH

International Conference on Comics and Graphics Novels (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
November 10th-12th, 2011)

The main objective of the conference is to bring together the largest number of specialists and researchers of comics (graphic novels, manga, BD, etc) in order to reflect on the study of this area.

CHARLES HATFIELD, JESSICA ABEL, ROGER SABIN and ANTONIO ALTARRIBA have confirmed their assistance as plenary speakers to this conference.

The theme is "Sites of visual and textual innovation" and it welcomes papers on (but not limited to):

-The origins of comics,
-Avant-garde and experimental works
-Biography and autobiography.

The languages of the conference will be English and Spanish.

South African Communications Association Conference 29 August - 1 September 2011

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 6:22am
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South African Communications Association
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This year the SACOMM conference will be hosted by the Department of Communication Science at UNISA, and will be held at the Stone Cradle conference venue in Pretoria, South Africa.

Additionally, a pre-conference will be held on the day prior to the SACOMM conference, which will be hosted on the UNISA main campus in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.

Abstracts are hereby invited for the SACOMM main conference.

Please visit the SACOMM website for the conference theme and full call for papers!

http://www.sacomm.org.za/

Renaissance Alchemy (RSA 2012, Washington DC)

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:02pm
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Chad Engbers / Calvin College
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Medieval and Renaissance alchemists often described mercury not merely as the quintessence, but as the medium within which opposing elements combined to produce the philosopher's stone. In many respects, the practice of alchemy itself was a medium uniting diverse--and sometimes opposing--elements:

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism November 10-11, 2011

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:54pm
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CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

[UPDATE] Writing Incest in the Post-War Years

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 8:00pm
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Emma Miller (University of Durham) & Miles Leeson (University of Portmouth)

Due to numerous submissions to this CFP we have moved the date forward TWO WEEKS for proposals. The new date is now the 16th May 2011.

Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on writing incest we would particularly welcome those that relate to:

Law
Queer Theory
Poetry
Psychology
Narrative theory/philosophy
Theology

Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the 16 of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.

UPDATE Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:28pm
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Raluca Cernahoschi / Bates College
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UPDATE -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
International Conference: October 27 – 29, 2011
Deadline for proposals: June 20, 2011

The language departments at Bates College invite proposals for a scholarly conference to be held in conjunction with the second annual Bates International Poetry Festival, Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry.

North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) Fifth Biennial Conference, July 25-28, 2012

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 4:04pm
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North American British Music Studies Association

NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Authorship and Auteurism at 2011 MPCA/MACA. Oct. 14-16 in Milwaukee, WI.

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 3:56pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association
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The "Authorship and Auteurism" area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2011, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or authorship studies. Topics may explore any popular medium or cultural production from any time period or country. Of particular interest are papers that focus on authorship and auteurism within the contexts of corporate conglomeration, "globalization," and technological convergence.

Potential topics relevant to authorship may include:

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