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The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture (April 23 2011)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:00pm
madison moore /Yale University

What is street style, and what is the relationship between style, "the street," and popular culture? How have the Internet, digital cameras and other technologies impacted how we understand the way we dress? In what ways does street style engage with broader issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality?

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture, a one-day symposium at Yale University, aims to investigate and openly discuss the relationships between street style and identity. We are interested in papers that approach street style from a contemporary lens, but also encourage papers with more of an historical perspective.

The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (9/30/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:47am

This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represents the experience of Black and Asian sailors and their contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture. Known variously as "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," a growing number of blacks –- slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men –- joined the ranks of the British naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. Historical census records estimate that, by the late-nineteenth century, a third of Britain's maritime force was Black or Asian.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:22am
11th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: Transnational Realisms and Post Realisms in South Asian Literature and Culture

This conference examines ways in which South Asian realist and postrealist writers unsettle and rework realist codes. South Asian cultural and narrative forms are erased or occluded in the realism/anti-realism debate. The normative account in literary histories posits realism as the precursor to modernism. South Asian literary realisms diverge from, and are discontinuous with, the long history of debate about Platonic and neo-Platonic art as copying a copy of the real.

[UPDATE] 2010 MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:44am
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University has extended the submissions request for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference in an effort to complete two discussion panels.

The two panels with openings remaining are British Literature and American Literature. Any time period, topic, or genre within these two fields is welcome.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.
The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2010.

Participants will be notified of their acceptance via email by September 1, 2010.

"Perfect Harmony" and "melting strains". Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction; 1.-3.Dec.2011

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:54am
Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany; SFB 644 Transformations of Antiquity

In Early Modern culture, philosophers, musicians, theologians, and poets grappled with the ambivalent nature of music. Music was perceived as a phenomenon occupying an ambiguous position between mathematical abstraction and sensual experience. In the Pythagorean-Platonic tradition, music was understood as euphonic mathematics replicating the perfection and beauty of a transcendent cosmic order. At the same time, the emotive and physiological effects of actual musical experience proved it to be a sensuous phenomenon of insistent immediacy and affective power.

Practice-Led Research in the Arts (09/01/2010)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:43pm
Creative Industries Journal

Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts

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The Creative Industries Journal is planning a Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries.

Ideas for papers looking at any aspect of Practice-Led Research in the Arts are greatly welcomed, as are "work-in-progress" suggestions. Approaches to Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries - from all disciplines that work in the area - are greatly encouraged.

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Early Cultures, "INTERIORITY"

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 5:52pm
Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California Irvine


The Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine invites submissions for its Third Annual Graduate Student Conference:

Friday & Saturday, January 21-22, 2011
Keynote Address by Paul Strohm (Anna Garbedian Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University)

Health Acts - 28th-30th April 2011

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 1:18pm
University of Exeter

Health Acts: Applied Theatre, Health, and Well-being
Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th April, 2011 - Department of Drama, University of Exeter

[Inter]sections - American Studies journal submissions by August 10

Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 4:15am
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest

[Inter]sections is the online graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania (ISSN 2068-3472).

We are currently inviting submissions on any topic relevant to the field of American Studies from both graduate and undergraduate students. The deadline for submissions is August 10.

You can find our submission guidelines here:

You can download the latest issue of [Inter]sections here:

Midwest ASECS 2010 CFP - deadline extended to Aug 10

Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 10:35am
Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The proposal deadline for individual papers and full panels (no partial panels, please) has been extended to Tuesday, August 10 for this year's meeting of the Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS) in Wichita, Kansas, September 30-October 2 2010.