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CFP: A Debt of Gratitude to 1930s Literary America / MMLA 2012 / DUE 07/16

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:55pm
Marnie Sullivan, Mercyhurst University

This special section panel seeks to affirm the ongoing relevance of 1930s American culture with papers that provide critical analysis of fiction, poetry, and drama of the period for the 54th Annual M/MLA Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 8-11, 2012. The 1930s is a decade that has had a profound impact shaping American identity. It was a period marked by incomparable contradiction and complexity that saw the depths of an unprecedented economic depression and the elevation of American life into the modern age.

GLOBAL SHAKESPEARE

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:00pm
TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY

The conference will explore how Shakespeare's work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, roundtables and performances.

Participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.
The conference will include an exhibition of books, stage design and theatrical costumes showing the history of Shakespearean studies and performances in Georgia.

"I Viaggiatori nella Penisola Sorrentina - Literature, Arts and Cinema"

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:49am
Department of Modern Philology, University of Naples "Federico II"

The theme of the "journey to Sorrento" represents one of the main fields of investigation in order to analyze the different areas of the famous Peninsula and its peculiarities. Guides, descriptions, memoirs, visual arts, theatrical plays and films, have recorded, through the centuries, its iconic places and its immense cultural and artistic heritage.

Sargasso journal - Agency and Intervention in Caribbean Contexts

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 4:40pm
Sargasso a peer-reviewed journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture

This issue seeks scholarship that addresses the varied ways that agency and/or intervention has been engaged, configured, and/or problematized within Caribbean societies, traditions, and cultures. SARGASSO is a peer-reviewed journal published at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Of special interest is scholarship that dialogues with ideas in the fields of literature, linguistics, performance/drama, ethnomusicology, anthropology, social sciences, and postcolonial studies; we strongly encourage work that is interdisciplinary in nature.

Corsets and Clockworks: Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture/Deadline 16 July 2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association/Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012

Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are widely read and written in contemporary popular culture. While these genres are not new, they have become ever more accessible to mainstream audiences through such works as Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger, Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicles, and Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series. Steampunk has also become a movement, much like its Gothic brother, in its own right by celebrating Victoriana through fashion, writing and art. This panel seeks to investigate ways in which Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are impacting current trends in literature, art, and fashion.

Essays for journal - languague, literacy, literature, culture and/or English teaching

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:41am
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education

The editors seek articles concerned with English language, literacy and literature teaching worldwide as well as essays on literature and culture that do not specifically address teaching.

Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education is an established journal (published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis) for English teachers at all levels, including college and university, which encourages international dialogue between teachers and researchers on issues surrounding literacy, language, literature and culture. In particular, Changing English considers the future of English as a subject in the context of its history and the scope for development and change.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:26am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Submission and application deadline: June 15, 2012

Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Call for Submissions: Celebrity Culture in Canada

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 4:44pm
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

Poets and Poiesis in Early Modern Drama

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 12:07am
RSA 2013

We seek papers exploring the use (and misuse!) of the language of making, in plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, and their contemporaries. What are we to make of dramatic representations of poor poets, imperfect actors, and painters that prove inferior to nature? With which other discourses are such metaphors entangled? And how, in particular, might stage representations of art, techne, the craftsman, or the artisan complicate or revise received notions of literary history?

Please submit an abstract (150 words) and brief CV to lkolb@uchicago.edu and mharriso@princeton.edu by June 13, 2012.

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