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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.

UPDATE "worth a thousand words": at the intersections of literature and the visua arts, 24-26 October 2012

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Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:47am
Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands)


http://www.ru.nl/hlcs/worthathousandwords

Proposals deadline: 1 July 2012

Confirmed plenary speakers: Elena Gualtieri (University of Groningen), Mette Gieskes (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Clement Greenberg once famously said, "photography is closer today to literature than it is to the other graphic arts". Yet what makes photography so close to literature? And what about the interactions between literature and other visual arts? Are some combinations indeed more productive than others? And what happens when literature and the visual arts meet?

Negotiating Latinidades, Understanding Identities within Space

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Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:51pm
NeMLA /Sponsored by Tufts University /March 21-24, 2013

The negotiation of Latin@ identities within space—cities, universities, homes, exile, —requires an understanding of ethnicities, language(s), religion(s), social class, gender, as well as the psychological spaces where one needs to defend him/herself in the face of a pejorative labels from the dominant group or from a more powerful member of one's own group. How do Latino/a authors represent their worlds through the use of space whereby each character or voice must negotiate his/her identity markers within a specific space to claim "self-recognition"?

Papers that address any aspect of Latino/a identity in narrative, poetry or theatre are welcome for this panel.

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

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Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 2:51pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 1:12pm
Georgia Institute of Technology

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA – March 28-30, 2013

Appel à communication

Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s)

« Les fragmentaires jettent des flammes aussi vives qu'elles sont sans durée. »
« La fragmentation est l'âme de l'art. » Pascal Quignard

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