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Catastrophe, Calamity and Chaos in the Pre-Modern World — Virtual Symposium

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 5:43pm
The Pre-Modern Institute (University of Alberta)

The Pre-Modern Institute (formerly the Medieval and Modern Institute) at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Athabasca University and PreMiss (the Pre-Modern Institute Student Society), is soliciting proposals for participation in a virtual (fully on-line) symposium on "Catastrophe, Calamity and Chaos in the Pre-Modern World." The symposium time-slot (8:30 – 10:30 AM PST) permits active participation from across a large number of time zones, and is specifically designed to enable conversations among specialists who otherwise would not encounter one another. Participants will discuss previously-circulated presentations, available in advance through a symposium website.

Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013: Politics of Play

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 2:03pm
York and Ryerson University Joint Program in Communication and Culture

Call for Research Presentations, Workshops and Artworks.

Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013: Politics of Play, Symposium & Exhibition.

A Message from the Communication and Culture Graduate Students Association.

The York and Ryerson University Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture is excited to announce an open call to graduate students to submit research presentations, workshops and artworks for Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013: Politics of Play.

[Update]

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:31am
Supernatural Studies Association

Supernatural Studies, previously announced as an e-journal, is now soliciting submissions for a peer-reviewed print journal. The inaugural issue will be published Spring 2013. We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural, including (but not limited to) art, literature, film, television, and other forms of popular culture. We welcome any approach. Articles of between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length (including references) are invited, and should use the MLA referencing system. Book reviews should be between 800 and 2,000 words. Complete articles and reviews will be due February 15, 2013. Please feel free to send queries and abstracts, as well.

UPDATE! Eighteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (April 5, 2013/proposals due February 1, 2013)

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:01am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FORMER YANKEE PITCHER AND BALL FOUR AUTHOR JIM BOUTON WILL PROVIDE THE LUNCHEON ADDRESS.

IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION NOTED BELOW, WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR PANEL(S) FOCUSING ON BOUTON AND/OR THE BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY/TELL-ALL.

April 5, 2013

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University

Luncheon Speaker: Jim Bouton

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 1:53pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

Call for Papers- Revista Liberia

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 9:42am
Revista Liberia

REVISTA LIBERIA - CALL FOR PAPERS

DEADLINE: January 15th

SUBMISSIONS: http://www.revistaliberia.org

Revista Liberia will be publishing its first issue in May 2013.

Our first issue aims to discuss the intertwining discourses of

history and literature. We would like to explore how Cultural

Studies and Cultural History merge and diverge: how recent

academic cultural research seems to be closely linked to the

ideology of postmodernism and its conceptualization of

"history" -from its thesis of the end of history to its apparent

disregard for the historical dimension of cultural phenomena.

Criticism and Reviews of Popular Genre Fiction

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 3:28am
Anna Faktorovich / Anaphora Literary Press

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal (2009-present) is re-focusing on popular modern genre fiction, and is looking for submissions from academics and independent scholars in this field. The Fall 2012 issue of PLJ will feature an interview with Cinda Williams Chima, the best-selling YA author of the Heir series, as well as with other well-known writers. PLJ has done interviews for 2 prior summer issues with the winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and will also do interviews with the winners of the Cannes festival this year. Prepared research essays on popular fiction are especially wanted. You can request to do an interview for PLJ by soliciting a popular filmmaker or writer on your own, or signing up as a volunteer when opportunities become available.

[UPDATE] Popular Culture & The Classroom SWTXPCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/13-16/2013)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:26am
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Popular Culture & The Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline EXTENDED to: December 2, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

CRUELTY: USC English Conference (April 12-13 2013)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
University Southern California Association of English Graduate Students

CRUELTY
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
April 12-13 2013

Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2013

Keynote speaker: Chandan Reddy (University of Washington), author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S. State (Duke, 2011)

This conference will explore the many definitions of cruelty, both banal and extraordinary. Cruelty can be inherent in the ways that we perceive, interact with and take pleasure in one another and ourselves. At times it cannot be distinguished from violence. Cruelty is lived and experienced differently across boundaries, borders, bodies, and time periods. It continues to spread and mutate with globalization in the 21st century.

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