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Call for Contributions for a volume of essays on 'Shipwrecks and Islands'

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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
Olga Springer, Dublin City University (Ireland)

Shipwrecks and Islands.
A thematic, multidisciplinary and comparative volume of essays.

Recurrent motifs, shipwrecks and islands have always, together and separately, fascinated artists and writers as fundamental expressions of both crises and new beginnings. Proposals with literary, philosophical, artistic, filmic and/or musical foci are welcome.

Please send your proposals (500 words) to Olga.Springer@dcu.ie by February 20, 2012.
Acceptance of proposals will be sent by February 27, 2012.
Final articles should be about 5000 words in MLA style and sent by May 14, 2012.

2012 RMMLA (10/11-10/13); submissions due 3/1/12

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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 5:46am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Papers on any topic concerning British or Irish literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries are invited for the forthcoming 2012 RMMLA Convention in Boulder Colorado, to be held Oct. 11-15. Proposals for 15 minute papers are invited which shed light on any aspect of British Literature Since 1900, including any author, genre, literary work, theoretical, historical, or interdisciplinary approach. Please submit a titled, 250 word abstract that includes your name, university affiliation, contact information, and request for audio-visual technology if desired by 1 March 2012, to Jana Giles: giles@ulm.edu. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2012.

Book Prize Call for Submissions (17 March 2012)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:58pm
Canadian Association for American Studies

Robert K. Martin Book Prize
Canadian Association for American Studies

The Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) would like to announce the call for submissions for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph in American Studies written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The postmark deadline for submission is 17 March 2012.

All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website: http://american-studies.ca/

John Cage Issue: The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:09pm
Rand Brandes, Lenoir-Rhyne University; John Cheek, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2012
Publication Date: Fall 2012

We are particularly interested in essays that focus on John Cage and his circle and sphere of influence. We are also seeking creative works composed and performed in the spirit of John Cage with accompanying statements that explain the Cage connection. Mixed-media works are encouraged. Send text, audio, video and still images.

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, which sponsors an annual conference along with the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Collection on Celebrity in Canada

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:54am
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.

Tragedy/The Tragic in Asian American Literature

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:05pm
Calling papers for possible panel at MLA 2012-13

This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:
- the desire to explore some of the aesthetic dimensions of Asian American fiction that have long been neglected by critics.
- the desire to recuperate tragedy/the tragic for the 20th Century, where it has often been dismissed as no longer applicable
- the desire to break down longstanding binaries between existential and political approaches to the tragic.
- the desire to better understand possible political ramifications of tragedy/the tragic in the 20th Century
- the desire to examine the role of genre in knowledge production and ethics

Southerners in Film SAMLA 2012 CONFERENCE (11-9 through 11-11-12)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 1:29pm
Southerners in Contemporary Film Society

This regular session of the 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film, including essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology, and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We particularly welcome submissions speaking to the conference theme of borders, migration, boundaries, and memoir. By May 15, 2012, please submit abstracts along with a short CV by e-mail to Dr.

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