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CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:14pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Organizers of the 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for American, British, and other World literatures outside of our other specific Literature areas. Before submitting, see the following link for our present Area list: http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html#Literature.

Undressing the Bawdy - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2011

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 11:08am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought

Derived from "bawd," a word of uncertain etymology associated with practices of female prostitution, "bawdy" describes something that is boisterously or humorously indecent. Considering that one of the earliest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, with its many descriptions of the randy exploits of a Sumarian prince, can be considered bawdy, one might suggest that bawdiness is an intrinsic quality of literary discourse. From Rabelais's laughing pregnant hags, to Rochester's copious odes to genitalia, and Joyce's "obscenities" in Ulysses, the bawdy has titillated centuries of readers.

Rethinking Early Italian Literature: The Hybrid Narrative of Love (March 15-18, 2011)

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 4:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, NeMLA

This panel wishes to reassess, and bring to the fore, the important role of the love treatise within Renaissance literature. In fact, recent new studies show that the genre of the love treatise, situated within its own historical moment and cultural context, functioned as a unique hybrid text in which different traditions - literary, philosophical and medical- were elaborately intertwined to explain the genesis and anatomy of love. Thus, by undertaking a comparative study of the Renaissance love treatise, this panel will explore the varying discourses that once informed this hybrid genre.

Critical Studies in Television // Peer Reviewed Journal // UNDERGRADUATE // Ongoing Submissions

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 2:16pm
Columbia College Chicago Television Department

The Television Department at Columbia College Chicago invites undergraduate scholars to submit papers to the The Watercooler Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is a cross-disciplinary online source that focuses on nearly any topic involving the critical study of television programming. Papers may address the medium as a whole, specific television programs, transmedia, fan studies, social and/or cultural implications, individual episodes within a series, etc. Please visit http://www.thewatercoolerjournal.tv to read papers that have been accepted.

UPDATE- Savagism and Civilization- Submissions Deadline Extended

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 11:31am
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies Department

*Deadline extended to September 16, 2011*
Savagism and Civilization
"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

Aesthetics, Democracy and Community: Prospects and Archives @ C19, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 10:30am
C19

We are seeking participants for a panel at the April, 2012, C19 Conference, to be held at U.C. Berkeley, which will examine a range of perspectives on the relationship of aesthetics to notions of democracy and community in 19th-century American literature and art. As recent studies in US literature and culture – from Sianne Ngai's Ugly Feelings to Russ Castronovo's Beautiful Democracy – have shown, aesthetics addresses questions of passivity and activity, association and isolation, which were central to the conception and experience of 19th-century community.

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:38am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 01, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches, areas, and time periods are welcome.

Levinas and Criticism

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 8:36pm
Scott DeShong/NeMLA

Levinas and Criticism, a Society for Critical Exchange panel, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, Rochester NY, 15-18 March 2012

This session will explore connections between the thought of Emmanuel Levinas and criticism of literature and other forms of media and culture, involving attention to language, ethics, alterity, and other key aspects of Levinas's work.

Abstracts for 20-minute papers by 30 September 2011 to Scott DeShong, spdeshong@gmail.com.

The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 3:00pm
Michael Blouin, Morgan Shipley, and Jack Taylor / Michigan State University

The relationship between the humanities and nuclear issues has re-emerged continuously in contemporary thought. The proposed collection seeks essays that interrogate the role of the humanities in addressing the nuclear question in a post-Cold War world. During a 1984 conference at Cornell University, theorists gathered to try and articulate the goals of Nuclear Criticism; famously, Jacques Derrida spoke out on the issue, linking literature to the very principles of atomic energy. Rather than a temporary fad, Nuclear Criticism has re-surfaced at various moments in theoretical circles of the last half-century.

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