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[Update] Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800 / Conference Date: February 9, 2013 / Abstracts Due: December 2, 2012

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:03pm
Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbara

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 9th, and feature keynote speaker Joseph Roach (Yale University).

This conference is being hosted in conjunction with a one-day UC multi-campus research group symposium on "Shakespeare & Risk," which will take place on UCSB's campus on Friday, February 8th, and feature keynote speaker Richard Halpern (New York University). Conference attendees and presenters are cordially invited to attend both Friday's and Saturday's events.

Literature and the Stars

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:13pm
Culture and Cosmos: a journal of the history of astrology and cultural astronomy

We are inviting submissions for Vol. 17 no 1 (Spring/Summer 2013) on Literature and the Stars. Papers may focus on any time period or culture, and should deal either with representations of astronomy or astrology in fiction, or studies of astronomical or astrological texts as literature. Contributions may focus on western or non-western culture, and on the ancient, medieval or modern worlds.

Papers should be submitted by NOVEMBER 15, 2012. They should typically not exceed 8000 words length and should be submitted to editors@cultureandcosmos.org. Shorter submissions are welcome.

Contributors should follow the style guide

Please include an abstract of c. 100-200 words.

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis, Inaugural Issue

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:12pm
The Rat's Mouth Review of Florida Atlantic University

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

CFP: Second Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:28pm
Popular Culture Scholars Association

The Popular Culture Scholars Association is proud to announce the Second Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture. The conference will be held February 8-10 at Bowling Green State University, the home of the Department of Popular Culture. See below for the conference's CFP.

CFP: (Re)creating Our Lived Realities

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 10:26am
Society for Disability Studies 2013 Conference

Call for proposals
26th annual meeting
Society for Disability Studies
Wednesday, June 19th – Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Double-by-Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

(Re)creating Our Lived Realities

Submission system will open October 4, 2012
at http://www.disstudies.org
Deadline for submissions: November 21, 2012

Space and Place: Production and Transformation

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:46pm
University of Utah Department of English


University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices February 22-23, 2013

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:18pm
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (University of Virginia)

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices
February 22-23, 2013
Keynote: "The Peraldus Project: Edition, Translation, and Transmission of the Summa de vitiis" (Richard Newhauser, Arizona State University)

"Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut."
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")

Contemporary Gendered Performance & Practice - 12th & 13th April 2013

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:02am
Queen's University Belfast

In this postfeminist age, normative notions of masculinity and femininity are being challenged and questioned. Both internationally and locally, there is a renewed debate about women's reproductive choice and freedom. On average, women continue to be underrepresented in government bodies and receive less pay than men in comparable employment. Whilst the female body remains a political site, notions of masculinities are also in flux. The recent worldwide economic downturn and subsequent increase in male unemployment contrasted with the image of the 'metrosexual'/'new man' have challenged traditional hegemonic masculinities.

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