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[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Celebrity in Canada

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:51am
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.

Hybrid Genres: US and Canada. PAMLA, Seattle,WA, Oct 19-21, 2012. Abstracts due before 4/22/12.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:48pm
Linda Belau

Panel Description:

As Postmodernity has become the norm in culture, traditional boundaries among literary genres and other arts, technologies, and mass media have disappeared, infusing each other and blurring the boundaries that used to define them. This session explores this cross-discipline interaction through US or Canadian artistic and literary productions.

Please submit a short proposal (circa 500 words) by using the "Online Proposal Submission Form" link at www.pamla.org before April 22nd. Send questions or inquiries directly to lbelau@utpa.edu

[UPDATE] FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CFP Deadline: SATURDAY, 31st MARCH for ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE (1-2 Sep 2012)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:14pm
University College Falmouth

Environmental Utterance

-A Performative Conference -

Sat 1 to Sun 2 September 2012

CFP Deadline: Saturday, 31st March 2012

What is the relationship between structures of dissemination and the environment that our (creative) practice is concerned with/seeks to convey? What is the relationship between the academic environment and the work we produce? How do we utter (repeat/recreate) our environment?

[UPDATE] May 1st 2012 Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 5:33pm
Catalina Florina Florescu, Hudson County CC/Metropolitan College

I have received wonderful proposals so far, but I still need a few more to complete my first screening. Below please find my original CFP:

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection), 05-01-2012
full name / name of organization:
Catalina Florina Florescu, Hudson County CC/Metropolitan College
contact email:
plutesc@aol.com
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)
Editor: Catalina Florina Florescu, PhD

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

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:51am
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.

NEASECS 2012 Wesleyan University, CT: The Courtesan-Celebrity

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 9:53pm
NEMLA

This panel invites papers that explore the period's textual engagement with female notoriety. Defoe's Roxana (1724), for example, follows the earlier tradition of the whore biography, reimagined as a spiritual autobiography. These "histories" of whores, written about and by women from both poor and privileged families, are unsparing in their social critique; these women's grievances include the lack of proper education for girls, abuse, poverty, incest, and sexual predation. Yet, a few "high-profile" courtesan-celebrities like Nell Gwynn and Kitty Fisher relished the limelight, and whose lives became popular and profitable subjects in the print market.

UPDATE: Robert K. Martin Book Prize (New deadline 1 May 2012)

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:12pm
Canadian Association for American Studies

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for Robert K. Martin Book Prize (1 May 2012)

The Canadian Association for American Studies is extending the deadline for this year's competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The new postmark deadline for submission is 1 May 2012.

All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website.

Shakespeare: Pedagogy and Performance

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:42am
Grand Valley Shakespeare Conference: Pedagogy and Performance, hosted by the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival

September 28-29, 2012
Grand Valley State University: Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, Michigan's oldest continuous-running Shakespeare Festival, invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops on Shakespeare Pedagogy and Performance. We are especially interested in issues that affect the teaching, production, or performance of Shakespeare and early modern drama for secondary or college students. We are seeking proposals from Shakespeare Festival Education Directors, English, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Professors, Secondary Education Teachers, and Graduate Students specializing in Shakespeare, Theatre, dramaturgy, or the early modern period.

[UPDATE] Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:54am
The Contemporary Women's Writing Association/The Feminist and Women's Studies Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

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