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[UPDATE]-- MPCA/ACA Southern Lit/ Culture Area, Oct 14-16, Milwaukee

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 8:43pm
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Midwest Pop Culture and American Culture Conference
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct 14- Sunday, Oct 16.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR works about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion
- Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art
- Television, including True Blood and Justified

Crossing Borders and Queer Styles (Abstracts due: 5/8/2011)

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 8:25pm
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Session for 2011 UCLA Queer Studies Conference
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Conference: UCLA's 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference
Panel Topic: Crossing Borders and Queer Styles
Location: University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dates: October 14th to 15th 2011 (Abstracts Due: May 8th 2011)

[update] English in the Digitial Age: New Developments in Language, Literature, and Literacy

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Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:31pm
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English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
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Deadline for Abstracts Extended to May 15, 2011. We invite submissions in any way related to the conference theme from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. Abstracts should be emailed to bentzmin@bloomu.edu. The conference will take place on October 14 and 15, 2011 at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the conference website at http://eapsu2011.weebly.com/.

Comparative Caribbeans Nov. 3-5, 2011

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Friday, April 22, 2011 - 10:30am
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Comparative Literature, Emory University, Atlanta

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

Emory University, Atlanta GA
November 3-5, 2011

This is why we stay with poetry. And despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed..., the full load of knowledge to be tamed..., at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. …We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.
– Édouard Glissant

[UPDATE] Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 7

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 7:52am
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Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American literature or American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at scott.st.pierre@montgomerycollege.edu.

Resistance: Crisis.Creation.Action.Critique, GLITS (Goldsmiths Literature Seminar) Interdisciplinary Conference, 9–10 June 2011

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 5:29am
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Goldsmiths, University of London

Confirmed speaker: Alberto Toscano

RESISTANCE comprises the first day of 'Whose University?', a two-day symposium organised by Goldsmiths and Birkbeck, co-hosted by GLITS, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (www.gold.ac.uk/ecl/glits) and InC (www.gold.ac.uk/inc), Research Group in Continental Philosophy, 9–10 June 2011.

[Update: May 15] Contemporary Trends in Poetry in English/Translation

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 3:55am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Call for Papers for Volume 3, Number 2
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
ISSN 0975-2935 * www.rupkatha.com

Contemporary Trends in Poetry in English/translations
In the 21st century a perception or rather an apprehension sometimes surfaces that poetry will have a slow death in the techno-consumerist world. But contrary to apprehension poetry has survived and is thriving everywhere—in all forms of print and electronic media. In our next issue of the Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, we would like to explore various aspects of contemporary poetry in English/translations from different parts of the world.

The Ninth Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, October 13-15, 2011 (Savannah College of Art & Des

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 8:17pm
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International Digital Media and Arts Association
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Design. Innovation. Story: an Odyssey of Confluence

Leading academics, designers, professionals and artists will gather at Savannah College of Art and Design for the International Digital Media and Art Association's ninth annual conference, to explore how digital media and art is a confluence of creative innovations. The conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary presentations, panel discussions, a juried art exhibition highlighting creative research in interactive media and digital arts, topical discussions focused both on current trends in the industry and also on evolving pedagogy in academia, and social and networking events.

Open Submissions - Poems, Short Fiction, and Dramatic Pieces (May 2011 - August 2011)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 4:59am
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Ishaan Literary Review

Ishaan Literary Review is a new online journal of poetry, short fiction and dramatic works (including plays and screen plays).

We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors three times a year (Winter, Spring and Summer). We believe that readers should have a chance to see more than just one work by an author, so we will try to publish multiple works by the same author in each issue.

To Submit:
Please email your work as a Word document attachment. All works should be included in a SINGLE file with page breaks between individual works and titles for individual works clearly identifiable.

American Frontiers: British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 7:21pm
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British Association of American Studies / University of Birmingham

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Birmingham on November 12th, 2011.

The general theme of the conference is 'American Frontiers'. The notion of the frontier has permeated the history of the United States, from colonial expansion to the optimistic rhetoric of the Kennedy administration. Moreover, the meaning of 'America' and its place within the world has been a site of ongoing negotiation in geographic, political, economic, military, intellectual and cultural terms.

Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 3:31pm
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University of Manchester

Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

11th - 13th January 2012, The University of Manchester Keynote Speakers: Professor Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield) and Professor Karen Pratt (King's College, London)

Submissions are now being accepted for 20 minute papers.

Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics SAMLA (11/4-6)

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 2:59pm
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SAMLA 2011 Luso-Brazilian Studies
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Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics

The purpose of this general call for papers is to increase the number of Luso-Brazilian Studies sessions at SAMLA in 2011. We would like to create as many coherent sessions as possible, in the greatest variety of areas. To that end, we solicit proposals that deal with any aspect of the following:

poetic Voice and Poiesis/ A Voz Poética e Poiesis;
Brazilian Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Brasileiras;
Portuguese Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Portuguesas;
Luso-African Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Luso-africanas;
Linguistics of the Portuguese-speaking World / A Linguística da Lusofonia.

Society for Renaissance Studies 5th Biennial Conference, Manchester (UK), July 2012

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:36am
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Society for Renaissance Studies/ University of Manchester

Society for Renaissance Studies
5th Biennial Conference
University of Manchester, UK, July 9-11, 2012
The 5th Biennial conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies will be held at the University of Manchester.

Accompanying events are being planned in the Whitworth Gallery, Chetham's Library, the John Rylands Library, the People's History Museum, the Royal Northern College of Music, and other cultural institutions in the city.

In addition to scholarly papers, the conference will offer workshops on publishing, funding applications, teaching, and public engagement, as well as tours of libraries.

Plenary Speakers

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