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Composition and Decomposition, BAVS Annual Conference, 2011

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:36am
British Asociation for Victorian Studies

Call for Papers: BAVS Conference 2011, University of Birmingham

Composition and Decomposition

The University of Birmingham will be hosting the 2011 BAVS Conference, 1–3 September 2011, on the Edgbaston campus. We invite papers that deal with the conference theme of 'Composition and Decomposition' in all its various connotations.

A Wizard of Their Age: Essays on Harry Potter (Deadline January 31.2011)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:35pm
Cecilia Konchar Farr/Saint Catherine University

Looking for excellent essays by 18-24-year-olds about the Harry Potter novels for an edited collection: A Wizard of Their Age: College Students Write About Harry Potter. Best submissions will analyze the novels from the perspective of the writer's academic discipline. Some favorites so far include "A Nursing Care Plan for Tom Riddle," "Loading the Canon (a Study of FanFic), and "WWHPD: Christ Images in Harry Potter." Please refer oustanding undergraduate essays or early graduate student work, 1-20 pp. Memoir pieces ("My Life with Harry") also welcome.

Memory and Representation Symposium

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:25pm
Art History Association at the University of Oregon

The Art History Association of the University of Oregon is hosting its 7th annual student symposium, Memory & Representation, on Thursday and Friday April 21st and 22nd, 2011, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. The symposium will focus on the visual culture of commemoration, documentation, and memorialization and will examine the variant roles of the arts in the representation of memory. Likewise, it will investigate documentation in art practice, production, exhibition, reception, and methodology. These concepts may be applied to varying cultural and historical aspects of art history as well as a number of other academic disciplines, particularly those within the humanities.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 1:04pm
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

Extended Deadline for the PCA/ACA conference

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:51pm
National PCA/ACA and Southwest/Texas Conference

The National PCA/ACA and Southwest/Texas Conference has extended the deadline for submission of proposals to December 31st. For more information, please visit the link

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and Moving Image []

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 7:03am
Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and Moving Image

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and Moving Image is now accepting submissions for the 2nd issue. Editors welcome articles that fall under the broad rubric of the relations between cinema and philosophy.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2011 (abstracts) and June 1, 2011 (completed papers)

Areas include, but are not limited to:
*philosophy of cinema today
*epistemology and ontology of cinema and of the moving image
*the relationship film studies and philosophy of cinema
* the analytic/continental divide within philosophy of cinema
* new approaches and trends within the philosophy of cinema
*historical approaches to philosophy of cinema and film theory
*cinema as philosophy

[UPDATE]Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200: Home, Nation, & Place in the 21st Century (Proposals due 1/15/11; Conference 6/22-25/11)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 3:36pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society


A conference at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Call for Papers

On the bicentennial of her birth, the Stowe Society announces a conference celebrating Harriet Beecher Stowe—her life and works—at Bowdoin College, where she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Conference organizers welcome participation from scholars, artists, and members of the community.