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[update] Call for Contributors: Television's Glee and Teen Culture

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 12:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Erik Walker / Quincy College in Plymouth, Mass
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New Abstract Deadline: December 31, 2010
There is no television show more in the public eye right now than the Fox hit Glee, and as season two begins this month, it's becoming more clear than ever that the show continues to explore contemporary issues impacting teens and society. Essays are needed for a collection on the television show Glee and Teen Culture (under contract from McFarland). This collection will investigate what the show's portrayal of teenagers suggests about teenage culture and society today. General ideas for essay topics includes some of the following:

Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas, ASA (1/10/2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 7:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers

Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
October 20-23, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland

This session seeks interdisciplinary papers that explore the role of performance in creating and disseminating public memory in the Americas. Some questions we hope to address include: How is performance utilized by those in power to construct memory? How can performance destabilize historical narrative? How is political and/or performative speech used in memorial practices? How does embodiment create, disseminate, sustain or challenge public memory? How are space and performance colonized for memorial use?

CFP Graduate Conference "Dissemi(nations): Embedded Identities in Cultural Con/Texts."

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:50pm
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Confutati 2011, Dep. of Languages and Literature, University of Utah

The graduate students from the Dep. of Languages and Literaute at the University of Utah invite you to their 6th annual interdisciplinary conference on April 8 & 9, 2011. This year's theme is "Dissemi(nations): Embedded Identities in Cultural Con/Texts."

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martin Puchner(Harvard University)
"World Literature and the Creation of Literary Worlds"

Confutati invites graduate students working on any world literature and cultural productions to submit their abstracts. Topics include but are not limited to: translation, hybridity, travel narratives, orientalism, displacement, globalization, cosmopolitanism, deterritorialization, migration and exile.

Rupture Symposium June 6, 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:20am
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The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

This symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:

Rupture Symposium 6 June 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:05am
full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

While the geographies and politics of "space" and "place" have attracted much discussion, this symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:

Eighteenth-Century English Literature (3/1/11; RMMLA, 10/6-10/8)

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:32pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Stephen Sweat (panel chair)
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Announcing a call for papers for the Eighteenth-Century English Literature session(s) at the 65th annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be hosted by Arizona State University.

We invite fifteen-minute paper submissions focusing on any aspect of English literature in the eighteenth century. Last year's panel included the elegiac in Charlotte Smith's poetry, political economy in Defoe's novels, the narrative theory of Hogarth's engravings, and utility and pleasure in Francis Burney's letters and fiction. Papers on all authors, genres, and periods within the period will be considered, as we hope to create a pastiche of scholarship.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:37pm
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Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
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CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.

Commitment

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 11:31pm
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The department of Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
COMMITMENT
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Forum Journal CfP: Issue 12 - Authenticity (Deadline 14 February 2011)

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 4:43pm
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Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
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The idea of 'authenticity' assumes that a work can be 'genuine', 'authoritative', 'legitimate': rooted in fact or truth. Yet the possibility of 'authentic' representation has always been haunted by the prospect of its antithesis, the 'fake' or fraud, and both have become increasingly difficult to define in our globalising world. We (re)adapt the notion of authenticity to our own lives and cultures, while the very act of declaring something 'authentic' may be construed as a form of dominance and/or rebellion. Although many theoretical perspectives have questioned the validity of 'authenticity' as a framework within aesthetic and cultural fields, it continues to inflect our understanding of past and present.

The Importance of Kitsch, deadline January 31, 2011

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 4:21pm
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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.

[UPDATE] "Evidence and the Early Modern Period"

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 3:27pm
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Early Modern Colloquium, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
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The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, will host a conference, "Evidence and the Early Modern Period," on February 18-19, 2011. The deadline for submitting 300-word abstracts has been extended to December 31, 2010. Please find the call for papers below, and circulate it widely. Additionally, please send questions and submissions to Leila Watkins, Angela Heetderks, and Sarah Linwick at slinwick@umich.edu.

Sincerely,

Angela Heetderks

Evidence and the Early Modern Period (Feb. 18-19, 2011)

The Great War: From Memory to History, 10-12 November 2011

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 12:04pm
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The University of Western Ontario
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The Great War: From Memory to History

An Inter-disciplinary Conference at The University of Western Ontario

10-12 November, 2011

There are now only a handful of surviving veterans of the Great War. Within a few years, we will lose even those who lived through the war as children on the home front. At that point, the war will pass from memory to history. This critical transition is at the heart of an international conference that seeks to examine the experience of the Great War from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.

A series of questions guide our discussions:

CFP: ATDS @ MLA 2012

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 11:34am
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American Theatre and Drama Society
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CALL FOR PAPERS: American Theatre and Drama Society / Modern Language Association

Deadline: March 1, 2011

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites proposals for papers for two panels at the 2012 Modern Language Association conference, which will be held January 5-8 in Seattle, Washington. The deadline for submitting your proposal is March 1, 2011.

Mind, Body, and Performance: Cognitive Approaches to Theatre and Drama

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