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Special Issue, Post-Racial Americas: Cultural Studies in the Age of Barack Obama

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Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 6:06am
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

Call for Papers

ABC Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Post-Racial Americas: Cultural Studies in the Age of Barack Obama, due out in June 2011. The special issue will examine the changing dynamics of race, cultural economy and identity politics in what has been dubbed 'post-ethnic' Americas. We are looking for position papers and critical essays that aim to contribute theoretical reconceptualisations of the global turn in American and Canadian Cultural Studies, particularly under the transformative impact of 9/11 and the 2008 Elections in the US.

Special Issue Editors:

Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity: PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 5:15pm
Popular Culture Association

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter-San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Music Discourse Power (17-19 March 2011); submissions: 31 December 2010

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 1:10pm
Institute of Letters and Human Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Music will be the starting point for this international conference, which aims to adopt and to explore a transdisciplinary attitude, following two main lines of approach. On the one hand, to identify, define and reflect upon the various types of verbal discourses – linguistic, literary, political, philosophical, among others – and examine their diverse relationship to music. On the other hand, and building on this relationship, to characterize it through the concept of power, analysing the various types of power (emotional, aesthetic and political) that music possesses, both individually and/or in association with other forms; namely the power itself of music in the formation and transformation of discourses.

CFP articles and book reviews on humanities and technology, by March 31, 2011

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 9:37am
Humanities and Technology Review

Humanities and Technology Review (HTR)

CALL FOR ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS

HTR is the interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal, published annually, of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Generally, HTR explores the interface between the humanities and technology. All disciplines are welcome. For the Fall 2011 edition (volume 30), we are looking for article submissions and reviews of books in the following tracks:

Fall 2011 issue of Cahiers métiers d'art ::: Craft Journal - Proposals Due 15 December 2010

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 8:20am
Cahiers métiers d'art ::: Craft Journal

The Cahiers métiers d'art ::: Craft Journal (http://www.craftjournal.ca) announces the submission deadline for its Fall 2011 issue.

Guest Editors Alena Buis and Sarah E.K. Smith invite submissions of essays (2500-5000 words), maker profiles (850-1000 words) and book or exhibition reviews (850-1000 words) to be included in the first themed issue of Cahiers métiers d'art ::: Craft Journal.

Children and Childhood in the English Renaissance

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 5:15am
University of Siegen

Despite the fact that the terms "child" and "childhood" have inspired scholars of various disciplines and ages, the representation of childhood in the time of the English Renaissance remains an under-investigated topic. The reasons for this oversight are manifold. Although Philip Ariès's thesis that childhood was discovered in the eighteenth century has meanwhile been revised (see, for instance, Orme and Hanwalt on the Middle Ages, or Pollock on the Early Modern Period), comprehensive studies of childhood in the Renaissance are still comparatively scarce.

[UPDATE] Feminism and Teaching Symposium - Deadline Extended!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 4:07am
Feminism and Teaching Network

Feminism and Teaching Symposium

Deadline for proposals extended to 27th November!

8th – 9th April 2011 University of Nottingham

This is a two-day interdisciplinary event for feminist activists, artist, teachers and academics to discuss the relationships between feminism and teaching.

Postgraduates, early career researchers, teachers, artists and activists of all genders are invited to propose sessions engaging with issues relating to feminism and teaching. This symposium aims to bring together people from a wide variety of disciplines and contexts to explore the ways in which these two fields relate to each other and the ways in which each term strengthens and/or troubles the other.

Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference - Feb 25-26, 2011 - Northern Arizona University

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 6:57pm
Northern Arizona University Organization of Graduate Students of English

Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference 2011
Featured Theme:
Villainy & Monstrosity: Representations of Evil

Whether it is Iago, The Blob, or Joseph Stalin, representations and interpretations of evil thrive in literature, history, culture, art, and media. This year's conference will take a multi-disciplinary approach to these representations in order to explore the ways in which we understand, imagine, identify with, are repulsed by and subvert the concept of evil. Submissions that address the theme will be presented in a featured panel alongside many other panels covering a wide variety of topics from poetry to sustainability.
*Submissions from all disciplines are welcome.

Perpetual Crisis: Defending the Humanities [February 24-26, 2011]

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:29pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate English Students Organization

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 7th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "Perpetual Crisis," engages the intersections between art, science and the academy as institution. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Rita Felski (University of Virginia).

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