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Call for essay submissions-The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 8:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Easterby-Smith and Emily Senior

The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge

Call for Papers: Journal special issue

April 2011

Essay proposals are invited for a collection entitled 'The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge'. We are developing a collection of essays as a journal special issue which will examine the production and circulation of knowledge about the natural world in the eighteenth century.

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:

Susan B. Anthony Studies
Eco-feminism
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Globalized Gender
Men's Studies
Motherhood
Multi-ethnic Literatures
Queer Studies
Sexuality
Transnational Literatures
Women's Studies & Authors
Slavery
Suffragettes

Masterclass on Architecture and Utopia, 07 July 2011, Expressions of Interest requested by 06 May 2011

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 6:37am
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Utopian Studies Society Europe

Dr Nathaniel Coleman, author of "Utopias and Architecture," is offering a Masterclass on Architecture and Utopia on 07 July 2011, one day before the start of the Utopian Studies conference in Nicosia. Please address expressions of interest or any queries directly to Nathaniel: nathaniel.coleman@ncl.ac.uk

Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary (September 23-24, 2011)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:38pm
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Rice University Department of English
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The annual Rice University Symposium in Houston, Texas invites papers that examine the unexpected material and affective supports of the common, commons, and community. Papers might explore representations of communities as they develop across spatial and temporal boundaries as well as how shared background understandings connect to the experience of the ordinary. We are especially interested in how these issues relate to the question of the commons and the role collective life plays in various social imaginaries. Submissions that range across periods, theoretical orientations, and disciplines are welcome.

Possible paper topics:

GRIDLOCK, October 14-15, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 8:15pm
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Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University | Hosted at the AC Institute, New York, NY
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For our 2nd Annual Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, we invite submissions that explore the possibilities of Gridlock.

Keynote: Eugene Thacker, Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School

Digital Poet(h)ics and Transnational Cultures (workshop session - abstracts by May 8, 2011)

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 7:51am
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21st AISNA Conference: Democracy and Difference: The U.S. in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives, Trento, Italy, 26-29 October 2011



In the past decades digital technologies, new media art, Web 2.0 practices, cybertextualities, and electronic archives have become inescapable presences in the field of knowledge/s and the "unprecedented complexity of the digital", in Arthur Kroker's terms, is increasingly changing the very nature of our ways of processing information, theories, cultures, relationships.

12-13 December 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 3:26am
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The 19th METU British Novelists Conference-Kazuo Ishiguro

The 19th METU British Novelists Conference

12-13 December 2011
Ankara, Turkey

Website:
Contact name: Hülya Yıldız
huyildiz@metu.edu.tr

This is a regularly held series of international conferences dedicated to British novelists and their works. Scholarly papers on any aspect of Kazuo Ishiguro and his works will be considered. Very friendly and focused atmosphere. Proposals (about 250 words) for 20-minute presentations should be sent to metu.kazuo.ishiguro.conference@gmail.com by September 12 2011. Please include name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

Call for manuscripts - book series "Contributions to Transnational Feminism"

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 3:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Silvia Schultermandl

Call for Manuscripts

New Book Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism

General Editors: Erin Kenny (Drury University, U.S.A.) and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)

LIT Verlag (Berlin, Münster, Vienna, London) is accepting book-length manuscripts and proposals from scholars in gender studies, postcolonial theory, feminist anthropology, cultural geography, literary theory, critical theory, and other interdisciplinary fields, and especially seeks projects that offer new theoretical insights and/or grounded empirical research that contribute to the emerging field of transnational feminism.

Call for Papers---Léon Gontran DAMAS: A Thorough Negritude

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 7:24pm
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Hanetha Vete-COngolo, Bowdoin College
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Negritud: Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos
Léon Gontran DAMAS: A Thorough Negritude
Born on March, 28th, 1912, the Martinico-Guyanese Négritude thinker and poet, Léon Gontran Damas, is the one idea man of Négritude whose works is overlooked. Indeed, only a handful of academic analyses can be found on his writing and contribution to Négritude. Yet, Damas is the very first one of the three Négritude Fathers – Damas, Césaire and Senghor – to ever have published works magnifying the Négritude's ideas. Additionally, the intensity of his poetry is the element which makes of Négritude a poignantly thorough poetic and political revolutionary movement.

Deadline Extended: RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011: Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 3:21pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction. Deadline Extended: Please submit proposals by April 15th.

The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Voicing the Alternative Seventh International Conference on English Language and Literary Studies September 22 – 24, 2011

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 10:34am
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English Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro
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We invite scholars to join us in the consideration of the intriguing issue of alternative voices through examples from the field of Anglo-American literature, linguistic and cultural studies. We suggest addressing various alternative processes and techniques outside the traditional mainstream in general, alternative styles in literature, alternative genres, a variety of subcultures existing along the fringes of mainstream culture, alternative theories, alternative education practices, etc, as well as the processes involved in the creation of a non-conformist, avant-garde, forward-thinking voices, finally addressing to what extent it is possible to be independent on the norm.

12th-13th December 2011

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 7:29am
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19th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE, KAZUO ISHIGURO AND HIS WORK

19th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
KAZUO ISHIGURO AND HIS WORK

To be held on 12th-13th December 2011
at
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

We invite you to send your 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers
to
metu.kazuo.ishiguro.conference@gmail.com

Deadline for proposals: 12 September 2011

For queries and further information contact
huyildiz@metu.edu.tr

[UPDATE] The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due June 1, 2011)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joseph L.V. Donica/Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts within national states.

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