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[UPDATE] Chapters for Book on American Festivals and Faires

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Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:19pm
Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor

Festivals and Faires:
American Culture, Sub-Culture, and Counter-Culture

This book under contract with Mellen Press, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States or the reaction in America to foreign events. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.

Please submit by 1 September 2010 any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:

Christianity and Islam: Between Love, Law, and Secularity. 12-13th October 2010

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Friday, July 16, 2010 - 9:44am
Magdalen Lambkin & Anthony Allison/ University of Glasgow

Abstracts due: 6th August 2010

The Centre for the Study of Islam and the Centre for Inter-Faith Studies at the University of Glasgow invite contributions to a student-led symposium that will explore the themes of love, law, and secularity in relation to Islam and Christianity. This symposium aims to draw together researchers from a variety of disciplines to consider:

Sleep: Aspects and Approaches. Oxford 12-13 April 2011

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Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:21am
Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Rob Avis, Sarah Baccianti, Brian FitzGerald)

This conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students. It is intended that a volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to oxgradconf@gmail.com by 10th January 2011.

Suggested topics might include:

Trans-Scripts Journal -- "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society." -- 9/19/2010

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 10:23pm
Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work. The theme of the inaugural issue will be "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."

Critical Approaches to the Boondocks

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 4:48pm
Society of Cinema and Meida Studies (SCMS) Conference

Call for Papers
Critical Approaches to The Boondocks

Deadline: August 10, 2010
Notification of acceptance by: August 14, 2010

NEMLA 2011: "My dwelling place among you": Faith and Landscape in the Middle Ages. (deadline 9/30/10; NEMLA 4/7/11-4/10/11)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 2:41pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association. New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 7-10, 2011

This panel seeks papers addressing the following questions: To what extent does cosmology inform representations of place? To what extent are representations of places in medieval texts dependent upon Scriptural authority? How do medieval landscapes—literal or textual—self-consciously mirror Biblical landscapes? In what ways do medieval narratives explicitly reference Biblical landscapes as an aid to commentary upon social or political concerns of their day? As the significance of place is increasingly significant for our own conceptions of who we are, understanding the significance of place for medieval writers is as crucial for our understanding of who they were.

Tracing Stillness in Photography and Cinema-2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 1:25pm
Louise Hornby/Tulane University

This panel aims to address questions about medium and the historical and contemporary relationship between still photography and the moving image. In an effort to rethink classical film theory's understanding of photography and film as opposed media, the panel seeks papers that demonstrate how and why photography and photographic stillness matter for film.

How does photography gain visibility in the context of other time-based media? How have images of stillness informed a history of cinema? Is stillness a function of temporal scale? How do photography and photographic stillness participate in the current transition to digital media? Is stillness solely the purview of photography? How have the lines between photography and film become muddied?

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 1:24pm
University of Westminster

UPDATE:

We are now delighted to announce two more keynote speakers for the conference, Professor John R. Hall from UC Davies, California, and Dr Patricia Wheeler from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

We still welcome abstracts for what promises to be an exciting event by the set deadline of 1 September 2010.

Original CFP follows below:

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THE 21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPERIENCES (CACE)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 10:26am
African American Studies Program/University of North Carolina at Greensboro

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
FOR THE
21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPERIENCES (CACE)

Hosted by the African American Studies Program
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
October 14‐16, 2010

Theme: EXPLORING BLACK MASCULINITIES ACROSS MULTIPLE
LANDSCAPES: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

In the spirit of the theme, we invite participants to share their scholarly, literary, and/or artistic expressions in any one or more of the following formats: Individual Paper, Poster, and Panels.

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