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GeekGirlPower: Can't Stop the Signal (Seattle, Oct 8-9 2011) Deadline June 27, 2011

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:34pm
Karen Burrows / GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of and engaging in dialogue about the contributions of girls and women in the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming, blogging, and related Geek culture. Their first annual convention will be held in Seattle on 8 and 9 October 2011 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms.

In keeping with the themes of the con, this panel will examine where we've been, how far we've come, and how much further we have yet to go in terms of feminist representation in Geek culture. The panel co-opts the Serenity catchphrase "can't stop the signal" to represent the breadth of geek girl presence as well as the fact that we are no longer willing to let our voices go unheard.

CFP: NeMLA 2012: Short German Prose Texts in 18th and 19th Century: Authors, audiences, genres (9/30/11; 3/14-3/18/12)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:02am
Jessica Riviere

Call for Papers

Short German Prose Texts in 18th and 19th Century: Authors, audiences, genres

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Final CFP : NOMe-IoT 2011 (Beijing, Sept. 18, 2011. Deadline: June 21, 2011)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 10:29am
ACM

[Apologies for Cross Posting]

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS [DEADLINE EXTENSION UNTIL JUNE 21]
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NOMe-IoT 2011
International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories for the Internet of Things

[UPDATE] GLBTQ Studies - MAP/ACA 2011 @ Philadelphia (11/3 – 11/5)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:43am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association - MAP/ACA

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels, television, theater, theory, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.

Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:

*HIV/AIDS in Erotic Culture
*GLBTQ Romance Novels
*HIV/AIDS in Popular Culture
*GLBTQ Television Representation
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels

Emergent Theories of Life Writing, March 15-18, 2012 (Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 3:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Panel Name: "Emergent Theories of Life Writing"

Autobiography, memoir, and related forms of life writing have long been losing their status as second-class members of the literary canon and as more and more women and other marginalized voices are being heard via these forms, it becomes incumbent upon serious literary theorists to craft coherent and cohesive theories of life narratives.

[UPDATE] Mind, Body, Cinema

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:10am
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University

The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is happy to announce its 13th annual Fall Conference, "Mind, Body, Cinema."

Keynote address: Melinda Barlow (Ph.D., New York University).

When it comes to cinema, the words "mind" and "body" evoke concepts that surpass definition. The physical representation of characters is central to cinematic pleasure; however, the relationship of the mind to the bodies of celluloid, narrative, landscape, and theatre must also be taken into consideration. The goal of this conference is to dissect minds and bodies, to take this dualism and produce something akin to a Cartesian nightmare: in what ways can cinematic renderings of minds and bodies transcend convention?

[UPDATE] Comparative Literature Papers--DEADLINE TODAY JUNE 15

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 5:44pm
University of California Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ)

To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/

Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Illinois History

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 4:31pm
Evelyn R. Taylor, Editor/Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts on all facets of the history of Illinois and its citizens. Contributions in social, political, economic, and cultural history are welcome, as are related midwestern and Civil War topics, the history of the Northwest Territory, and Illinois biography.

Articles for publication are carefully chosen by the editors, who solicit the comments of at least two referees. Articles are judged on their quality and depth of research, originality, significance of the subject matter, and appropriateness for this Journal.

Culture Matters: 2012 CSA Conference, March 28-April 1, 2012

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 2:06pm
Cultural Studies Association

CULTURE MATTERS
Cultural Studies Association Conference
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA
March 28-April 1, 2012

Deadline for Proposals: 19 September, 2011

[UPDATE]: Issue 1.2-3 of NANO: New American Notes Online. Topics: Mystery, Surprise + Aggressive Art, Design, Architecture

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 1:46pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

Call for Papers: Issue 1.2/3

Deadline: 17 July 2011

TWO SPECIAL THEMES: MYSTERY, THE UNKNOWN, SURPRISE -AND- AGGRESSIVE ART, DESIGN, AND ARCHITECTURE

*** First Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise

What's up? What went down? How are you doing? What happened? We all want to know what is going on. We want knowledge. We want to solve the crime. We want to get it right. Yet, we also get a thrill from being in suspense. We like surprise parties and a good mystery novel. This double issue of NANO is dedicated to the sleuth and the mystery maker.

Three question clusters:

'States of Emergency, States of Emergence?'

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:25pm
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex

Excursions Journal

Call For Papers

'States of Emergence, States of Emergency'

Deadline for articles: 15th August 2011

Submit online at: http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html

'The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history which is in keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realize that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency, and this will improve our position in the struggle against fascism.'

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