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Open Call (Spring Issue)

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:04am
MP: An Online Feminist Journal

MP: An Online Feminist Journal is seeking submissions for its spring issue. We seek ­scholarly articles, book reviews, and short essays that engage any aspect of feminism or feminist scholarship. Interdisciplinary and international submissions are highly encouraged. We recently have ­published ­essays about the body, the academy, religion, girls' studies, work, activism, and agency.

Maximum length for manuscripts is 30 double-spaced pages. Submissions may be in any accepted ­academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, or Chicago Style but must be consisten ­throughout and carefully edited. Submissions must not be published elsewhere already.

Miami Vice: The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community (March 16, 2012)

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:25pm
The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

Miami Vice:

The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community

March 16, 2012, 9:00-4:00 Oxford, Ohio

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade

Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.

The Other Dickens: Neo-Victorian Appropriation and Adaptation (Proposals due: Feb 29, 2012)

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:45am
Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies

As part of the bicentenary celebrations of Dickens's birth, the editors of a special issue of Neo-Victorian Studies on 'The Other Dickens: Neo-Victorian Appropriation and Adaptation' invite contributors to consider the 'other' Dickens – those aspects of Dickens's life and work that have been the subject of recent revision, reappraisal, and transformation in contemporary culture. The special issue will aim to critically assess our persisting fascination with this canonical Victorian figure and, more generally, the 'Dickensian' cultural legacy of the Victorian age in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

PCAC - May 10-12, 2012

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:17am
Popular Culture Association of Canada

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present.

Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).

Violence Studies

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:47pm
University of Newcastle, Australia

Violence Studies Conference 2012
Call for Papers

The Humanities Research Institute at the University of Newcastle invites academics from a wide a variety of disciplines — including anthropology, art, criminology, history, international relations, law, literature, psychology, philosophy, political science and sociology — to submit proposals for panels and individual papers at its conference, Histories of Violence, to be held in the city of Newcastle from 21-23 August 2012.

Plenary speakers:
Arjun Appadurai, New York University
Rosemary Gartner, University of Toronto
Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University

Misfits, Outcasts, and Exiles: Reading the Margins (March 2-3, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:46am
LSU Department of French Studies Graduate Association

Misfits, Outcasts and Exiles: Reading the Margins
6th Annual Graduate Student Conference
LSU Department of French Studies
March 2nd & 3rd, 2012

Il n'y a pas pire enfer que le silence de la marginalité. (Noël Mamère, Ma République, 1999)

Si mes respectables et bons confrères veulent continuer à me marginer, tout ira bien. (Voltaire, lettre à Duclos, 1761)

States of Emergency: New Iconographies and the Narratives of Catastrophe--ACLA Seminar, 2012; CFP Deadline November 15, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:57am
Stephenie Young (Salem State University), Lisa Mulman (Salem State University)

Since WWII visual and written work documenting traumatic historical events in diverse geographic locations has emerged as one of the most prolific spaces of artistic production, yet still remains a relatively under-examined area of scholarly analysis. This is particularly true of comparative and interdisciplinary work. This seminar will focus on imaginative and testimonial narratives from sites of cultural or historical rupture/disruption/insurgence and the ways in which such narratives re- envision states of emergency as moments of artistic invention and/or transformation.

Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor (Proposals due Jan 6, 2012; MadLit Conference March 1-3 , 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 2:22am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association of the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to invite papers for the 8th annual MadLit conference to be held March 1-3, 2012. This year's theme, "Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor" seeks to investigate the role that vision plays in the creation, recollection, and use of memory as well as to challenge the relationship between optic experience and the visual idioms often used to describe these processes.

Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Conference: Re-envision, Re-formation, Re-creation

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:25am
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization

Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.

This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:20pm
Sarah Gray-Panesi, Mick Howard, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Featured in this conference are keynote speakers C.S. Friedman and Dr. Rhonda Wilcox. Friedman is the bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of such works as In Conquest Born, and The Coldfire and Magister Trilogies as well as many other novels and short works. Dr. Wilcox is a professor of English at Gordon College, a founding editor of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies in Small Screen Fiction, Editor of Studies in Popular Culture and Coeditor of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

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