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7th Global Conference: The Erotic (September 2012: Oxford , United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
er7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference
The Erotic

Tuesday 11th September – Thursday 13th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Practicing Humanities Research in the 21st Century [12/7/11;2/17/12]

full name / name of organization: 
The Fourth Annual Natures Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

February 17, 2012
La Sierra University (Riverside, California)
Deadline for submission extended to December 7, 2011 at
http://44547.orgsync.com/org/naturesconference
The Natures conference showcases the best graduate work in any aspect, discipline or period of humanities research.

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature at SW/TX PCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at LSU (Deadline December 9th) Feb. 16-17th

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

Critical Themes in Media Studies--CFP deadline Jan. 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference--The New School
contact email: 
criticalthemes@gmail.com

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conferenc

Conference on the theme, "Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World."

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University
contact email: 
bmbaye@kent.edu

… DEADLINE EXTENDED...
CALL FOR PAPERS
PAN AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
Presents

“Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World”

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area NEW DEADLINE: 12/22/11

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2012) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2012) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

First Fictions / University of Sussex / January 20-22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
martin@martineve.com

The First Fictions launch weekend, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of January, 2012, brings together established authors and academics in order to debate notions of “firstness”, across severa

6th Global Conference: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mcb6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

Sunday 16th September 2012 – Wednesday 19th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

3rd Global Conference: Space and Place (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sp3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Space and Place

Monday 3rd September – Thursday 6th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

Call for Submissions: quarter after

full name / name of organization: 
quarter after
contact email: 
quarterafter@live.com

Dear All:

Justice Framed: Law in Comics and Graphic Novels (Abstract Due Feb. 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Law Text Culture (Volume 16)
contact email: 
comicsandlaw@gmail.com

“I love you, but why must you love the law? ‘Tis plain for all to see that she's a whore...that virtuous persons have no need to woo; that villains screw, then studiously ignore.”

Beat Studies panels, American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Beat Studies Association, American Literature Association
contact email: 
ronna.johnson@tufts.edu

The Beat Studies Association invites paper proposals for the panels it has been asked to organize for the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San

UPDATE “Bodies of Knowledge, Knowledge of Bodies” February 2-5, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky, Proposal deadline, January 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Southern Humanities Council
contact email: 
shcouncil@gmail.com

Southern Humanities Council Conference
The Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
, February 2-5, 2012

Call for Papers:

CFP: "A Post (Network) Mortem on Dixie: Televisual Tales of a Post-Racial South", (12/19/11; Boston, MA 7/19/12-7/22/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Justin Owen Rawlins / Indiana University
contact email: 
jrawlins@indiana.edu

Proposed Panel for Console-ing Passions Conference:
"A Post (Network) Mortem on Dixie: Televisual Tales of a Post-Racial South"
July 19-22, 2012, Boston, MA

SCSECS 2012 in Asheville, NC (Feb 23-25) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
thompsop@etsu.edu

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Keynote Speakers
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Film Studies] April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

The film studies section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore film as representative of social and/or historical contexts, especially relating to the various ways in which film can serv

Bondage and Power : 15 January 2012 (journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Bondage and Power

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Literature] April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce.

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh (Old Dominion University)
contact email: 
droh@odu.edu

We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or disavowing relationships between technology and Asian subjects. From Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu in the early twentieth-century to William Gibson’s late twentieth-century cyber adventures, figurations of Asian people and landscapes have been uncannily linked to societal desires and fears in speculative discourses of science and technology. Fu Manchu, for instance, embody the onset of American techno-Orientalist anxieties through his occult-like ability to co-opt Western knowledge, while Gibson’s Asian landscapes and ninja bodyguards play upon late-capitalist fears of faceless, mechanical, de-individuated Japanese sarariman (Salarymen) who threaten American economic dominance. This volume aims to establish techno-Orientalism as a crucial and compelling cross-genre critical field, and to provide critical insight into the problematically persistent trope of the technologized Asian in science fiction literature, film, and new media.

6th Global Conference,Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fht6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

Memory, the United States, and Transnational Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
contact email: 
kornelia.freitag@rub.de

This conference will be devoted to the impact of memory on transnational American poetry and its poetics.

1st Global Conference: Reframing Punishment (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
punish@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Reframing Punishment

Monday 3rd September – Wednesday 5th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

The Use of Names March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
df18@cornell.edu

THE USE OF NAMES
Moderator: Debra Fried, Cornell University
Gary Roberts, Tufts University

Ralph Ellison March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
adam.bradley@colorado.edu

STEPHEN J. MERINGOFF SEMINAR ON RALPH ELLISON
Moderator: Adam Bradley, University of Colorado

Literature of California March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
robert.mezey@pomona.edu

LITERATURE OF CALIFORNIA
Moderator: Robert Mezey, Pomona College
B. H. Fairchild, Claremont Graduate University
Timothy Steele, California State University, Los Angeles

Thought and Literary Form March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
mpayne@uchicago.edu

THOUGHT AND LITERARY FORM
Moderator: Mark Payne, University of Chicago
Timothy Morton, University of California, Davis
Oren Izenberg, University of Illinois-Chicago

Lincoln and Nineteenth Century American Culture March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
john.briggs@ucr.edu

LINCOLN AND NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
Moderator: John Channing Briggs, University of California, Riverside
Harry Jaffa, Claremont Institute

CFP: "Queer Interventions and Intersections" (01/01/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences
contact email: 
transscriptsjournal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, “Queer Interventions and Intersections”

Graduate Conference The Violence of the Image, April 26-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, State University at Buffalo
contact email: 
violenceoftheimage@gmail.com

Shakespeare and Performance [UPDATE] (January 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies
contact email: 
Amy Tigner: altigner@gmail.com

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his cont

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
cinematicdiasporas@gmail.com

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference

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