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Neil Gaiman and Feminism Essay Collection (01 April 2011)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 4:34am
Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker/Claremont Graduate University

Call for Essays:

Death, Desire, Fury, and Delirium: Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Edited by Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker

Broadly lauded as a landmark writer in comics and fantasy fiction for his depiction of powerful and independent female characters, Neil Gaiman's uses of feminist tropes and ideologies deserves further exploration. This collection, due to be published in early 2012, looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Gaiman's work and how he interacts with "feminism" through his oeuvre.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:21pm
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal

Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:20pm
Central Michigan University

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference,
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011

More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:05pm
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

Call for Papers - Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference - JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:44pm
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON Canada

REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS

Interacting with Immersive Worlds: Third Brock University Conference on the Interactive Arts & Sciences

BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

http://brocku.ca/conferences/immersive-worlds

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED NOW FEBRUARY 28th 2011

NEW CONFERENCE FEATURES:

Additional keynote address by Michael Schmaltz, President, Digital Extremes

http://www.digitalextremes.com/

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:08pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.

Papers on New England Authors/Theme

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 11:17am
Connecticut Review

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of essays, interviews, academic articles that focus on New England authors/themes.

Writing Submission Guidelines
Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
Submit two copies of each piece.
The first page of each essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the upper left corner.

An Invitation for Submitting Essays on the topic: "The New Image of the Balkans"

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:25am
The DIVERSITY COLLECTION OF POETRY, FICTION & ESSAY & The FRIEDRICH EBERT FOUNDATION

This Call for Papers, organized within the frame of the creative writing project "The New Image of the
Balkans", has as its goal:
• To invite young writers, artists and intellectuals from the Balkan region, to interpret the new
prospects of the cultural re-integration of the Balkans;
• To develop a new vision of contemporary & future Balkan realities (A New Balkan
Renaissance);
• To restore the practices of mutual understanding between Balkan and European cultures and
civilizations (not just at the level of mere dialogue);
• To unburden the youth from the negative stereotype associated with the Balkans as a "Powder
Keg";

Satire's Double-Edged Irony MLA, Seattle, 5-8 January 2012

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 8:51am
American Humor Studies Association

Seeking papers that explore the often ambiguous nature of satire's object, the lines that blur between satire and celebration, and the difficulty of predicting or controlling audience response.

Recent studies, such as "The Irony of Satire," suggest that perception of satire's object often rests in the reader's or viewer's own biases. This panel is interested in exploring the implications of this ambiguity in the production, deployment, and teaching of satire. How does this affect satire's admittedly subversive purpose? Is this satire's power, its limitation, or both?

250-word abstract by 15 March 2011

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of "rupture" in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. PAMLA has over a hundred approved sessions on a wide range of literary and language topics. For the list of sessions, guidelines for how to propose a paper, and the online paper proposal form, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2011/

For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: svonkin@netzero.com

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