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[Deadline Reminder: Sept 30] Genre and genus: Categories for Humans and Animals in Early Modern English Literature (NeMLA 2013)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores how literature represents the relationship between humans and animals in a range of early modern texts. How do representations of the mutable boundary between humans and animals differ depending on their generic context? How do concerns about literary kinds relate to and intersect with concerns about species categorization? To what extent does generic mingling and experimentation relate to the varying representations of inter-species similitude and difference? Send 300 word abstracts to Julia Gingerich <7jg32@queensu.ca>

Sister Arts: Ekphrasis and Regional American Literature

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:21pm
Brandi So/North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

It might be said that regional literature has a photographic memory. Dialect, landscape, micro-culture and spatiality are drawn with exacting precision. The connection between art and authors, or art and regional literature, may be causal or merely influential. This panel will explore how the term ekphrasis has grown in inclusivity, how regional literature intersects with the sister arts, and what these connections imply. Submit 250 word abstracts to Brandi So, Stony Brook University, Brandi.So@stonybrook.edu

Heroines and Whores: Women in Antiquity (NeMLA, March 21- 24, 2013)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Heroines and Whores: Women in Antiquity
This panel will negotiate the various roles of women in the ancient world (e.g. Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, etc.) and their importance, as portrayed in archaic texts. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of women in ancient literary or artistic productions (e.g. epic, mythology, tragedy, comedy, vases, etc.).

Deadline: September 30. Please submit your 300 - 500 word abstracts along with your name and affiliation via email to Shelly Jansen, Rochester Institute of Technology, shelly.jansen@gmail.com or shelly.jansen@mail.rit.edu.

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals) [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:47pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

Acts of Asylum - April 4, 2013

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:25pm
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts Graduate Student Organization

Acts of Asylum Call for Papers

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 4, 2013.

The Phoenix Papers, inaugural edition of an interdisciplinary journal of fandom and media studies

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:48pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for the first edition of our online peer-reviewed journal, The Phoenix Papers. Throughout the year, we welcome reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We accept submissions throughout the year. However, to be included in our January 2013 edition, you must submit your completed article or review by 1 December 2012. Articles may be on any topic relevant to US or global fandom and/or media studies. In general, reviews should be of items from 2009 onward with precedence given to those from the current year.

eCanadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:11am
Canadian Research Council

The foci of eCanadian Journals are to endorse and promote the erudite research among academicians, scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from around the world. ECJ select papers for publications throughout meticulous peer-review with a systematic assessment procedure for expeditious publications.

ECJ is pleased to welcome and receive eminence-quality and refereed papers and articles in the following areas.

Classics, History, Religion, Languages, Law, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Visual Arts, and Legitimation of the Humanities.

Anthropology, Education, Geography, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology and Political Sciences

jhss@ecanadianjournals.com

CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:36am
Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research, on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2013.

Keynote: Prof. Nick Ridout (Queen Mary, University of London)

Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.

Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...

Acting, Training and Devising
- The inner life of the actor
- Devising with masks, objects and puppets
- Classical acting methodology and pedagogy

Critical Identities: Finding and Expressing Critical Identities in Humanities Scholarship [10/15/12;2/15/13]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:49am
Natures 2013 hosted by La Sierra University (Riverside, California USA)

Have you tied the knot yet? Or are you still playing the field? Are you a committed feminist, poststructuralist, or ecocritic? Or do you pick up a critical perspective for one project and then using another for the next? Do you still fondly cling to your first love of close reading?

SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film Culture Conference

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:19am
SW/TX Popular and American Culture Association

SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
downtown Albuquerque, NM

In 2013, the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 34th annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2013.

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