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CFP: Confessional Culture (5-6 July 2012)

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:18am
Monash University, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies

Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.

Date: 5 – 6 July 2012

Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Celebrity Forum, Celebrity Studies Journal CFP

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 4:55am
James Bennett

Dear all

Apologies for cross-posting

The Celebrity Forum section of Celebrity Studies Journal is interested in receiving short submissions (up to 1,500 words) that engage in contemporary debates, issues, phenomenon and developments in the field of celebrity studies.

Harlem Renaissance Issue Modernism/Modernity

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:04am
Adam McKible/John Jay College

Modernism/Modernity is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on new approaches to the Harlem Renaissance, guest-edited by Adam McKible and Suzanne W. Churchill. All topics related to the Harlem Renaissance are welcome, including those that address:

PAMLA: Panel CFP: Literature and the Other Arts

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:33am
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions. This year's conference special theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," with many special sessions and addresses focusing on the theme (papers not focused on the theme are also welcome).

Our Creative Artist Spotlight Speaker for the conference is award-winning author Sandra Cisneros. Our Plenary Speaker is José David Saldívar of Stanford University. For more information about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:12am
Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
Other keynote speakers: tba.

'My visit to this city has been exceedingly gratifying, on account of the freedom I have enjoyed in visiting such places of instruction and amusement as those from which I have been carefully excluded by the inveterate prejudice against color in the United States. Botanic and Zoological gardens, Museums and Panoramas, Halls of Statuary and Galleries of Paintings, are as free to the black as the white man in London.' Frederick Douglass, to William Lloyd Garrison, May 23, 1846.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:56pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

"Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all – to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place. Place is as requisite as the air we breathe, the ground on which we stand, the bodies we have." Edward Casey

[UPDATE] Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline May 15, 2012

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:53pm
Ymitri Mathison

According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population. Constituted of several ethnicities and races, they are frequently lumped under one monolithic umbrella with their individual ethnicities reduced to catch-all terms of "Asian" or "Chinese" or "Indian." Yet, in spite of the many stereotypes attached to them, Asian American children and adolescents are constructing unique identities within the intersections of several communities and making their presence felt within American public spaces.

3rd International Akşit Göktürk Conference: Humour in Literature

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 7:47am
Istanbul University, English Language and Literature Department

Humour is widely regarded as the tendency to provoke laughter and provide enjoyment, yet when we are amused, laugh or smile at something we regard to be funny, the context of the object in question is often not funny at all, but rather sad and to be pitied. Although humour may be often associated with 'mere comedy' and thus, with a lower form of literature, it is striking to note the great number of great works of literature that indeed use humour. Throughout the ages, humour has always remained a popular approach of many authors who desire to provoke a reaction in their readers or audiences.

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT (5/31/2012)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 1:52am
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Thursday, 31 May 2012.

The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

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