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CFP: 2013 International Conference: Migrants and Their Memories (Deadline extended to March 09)

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:32am
Research Center for Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.

CFP- Exploring British Film and Television Stardom

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:57am
Julie Lobalzo Wright and Adrian Garvey, Queen Mary, University of London

Exploring British Film and Television Stardom Conference
Saturday, 2 November 2013 at Queen Mary, University of London
Supported by Living British Cinema

Keynote speakers: Dr. Melanie Bell (Newcastle University) and Dr. Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England)

While British cinema and television history are thriving fields of scholarship, the issue of stardom has been insufficiently explored in national terms, and most British star images suggest that the dominant Hollywood model, associated with individualism, glamour, and consumption, sits uneasily in a British cultural context.

[UPDATE] Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 9:41pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 15th
Conference Dates: JUNE 21st and 22nd, in Vancouver, B.C

Keynote speaker: Dr. Robert Tally, Texas State University
"Utopia as Literary Cartography; or, the Other Spaces of the World System"

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013. Deadline: Apr 15, 2013.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 111th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego from November 1-3, 2013. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

Shakespeare; RMMLA, Vancouver, WA, October 10-12, 2013

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:20pm
Joseph M. Ortiz / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Papers on any aspect of Shakespeare's works, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 10-12, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington. Email 200-300 word proposals, for 15-20 minute presentations, by March 10, 2013, to jmortiz7@utep.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

eSharp Issue 20: New Horizons

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:22am
University of Glasgow

Have you found yourself thinking beyond the boundaries of current viewpoints?

How has the framework of your field of research or interest changed?

Are you pursuing unconventional approaches regarding your field of expertise?

If you have any food for thought, if you have developed any insight to share, here is the place.

The Congolese Diaspora in Belgium : Imaginaries and postcolonial relations in the artistic field. October 2013 Brussels.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:31am
Organization : Véronique Bragard, Sarah Demart, Sarah Gilsoul, Bénédicte Ledent, Fatima Zibouh, Antoine Tshitungu Kongolo, Jean Bofane, Monique Phoba. With the collaboration of la Maison du Livre et le Centre culturel Jacques Franck.

In 2010, Belgium (via its institutions, the media and civil society) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Congolese independence with a certain glorification of Belgo-Congolese relations. Yet, Belgium is far from having fully entered a postcolonial era of self-criticism. Despite the indisputable postcolonial historiographical renewal of the 1990s, the dominant ideology appears as permanently caught up in the paternalistic myth of a glorious and civilising colonial mission. The public apologies that followed the commissions of inquiry that brought to light the violence of the colonial power (e.g.

Childhood and Hybridity in the Literature and Film of Indian Diaspora (Deadline 15/04/2013)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:54am
PAMLA 2013 (November 1-3 at Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego)

This panel will explore issues of childhood and hybridity in the fiction and film of Indian diaspora, looking at how childhood is represented and/or constructed at the moment of cross-cultural encounter. How are childhood and identity represented in texts or films whose child characters straddle geographical and cultural worlds?

The special theme for the 2013 PAMLA conference is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture."

Email questions or queries to: 11sg28@queensu.ca

Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio via PAMLA's online submission form at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/

Deadline: April 15, 2013

FINAL CALL--COUld you please post this asap? March 4 The Return of the Text: A conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:21pm
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013
full name / name of organization:
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email:
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu
Keynote Speakers: Branka Arsic, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Mitchell Breitwieser, English, U.C. Berkeley Charles Mathewes, Religion, University of Virginia Steven Justice, English, U.C. Berkeley Albrecht Diem, History, Syracuse University ---with a special reading and group discussion of Finnegan's Wake led by John Bishop

lemoyne.edu/ReturnoftheTextConference

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