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Call for Papers for Panel on American Humor October 6-8, 2011

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 2:14pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Abstracts are being solicited for a panel on American Humor for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assn. meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011. Any area of American humor studies is welcome, including teaching American humor in the college classroom. Please submit any questions or your abstracts by March 1 to Dr. Judy Sneller, SD School of Mines & Technology at jsneller@sdsmt.edu. Applicants will be advised within 3 weeks of acceptance status.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:21pm
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9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal

Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:20pm
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Central Michigan University
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Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference,
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011

More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

[UPDATE] Challenging Traditions in English Studies - April 2, 2011

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 9:39pm
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Tony M. Vinci / Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale English Graduate Conference
Challenging Traditions in English Studies
April 2, 2011

The Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS*) at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is currently accepting proposals for the 5th annual AEGIS conference on April 2, 2011 in Carbondale, IL.

Sumission for TINTA's Fall issue

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 7:52pm
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TINTA Journal of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UCSB
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TINTA welcomes submissions for future issues at any time. Papers should be related to the literature, language, or culture of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. We publish once a year, in Fall. Articles received in November or after will be considered for publication in the next issue.

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:05pm
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The AnaChronisT
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The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

[Update] Chitrolekha International Magazine [28.11.2011]

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:36am
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Chitrolekha International Magazine
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Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design has been conceived of as an attempt at exploring the world of art and design, as a platform dedicated to the artists and designers, design lovers, dreamers and people from the industry to share new ideas and innovations.

For the inaugural issue we are seeking writings on the featured section, other regular sections and projects works from writers, designers and artists on the following topics:

Topics

* Traditional art: Alpona

* Architecture: Brihadeeswara Temple

* Feature: Stone Sculpture

Rethinking Hamlet's Modernity (MLA 2012, Abstract Deadline 3/1/2011)

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 10:16pm
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David Hershinow / Johns Hopkins University
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This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Is Hamlet's modernity necessarily tied to the intellectual history of the inward-looking, discontented self? Are there other ways in which Hamlet can be understood as modern or as the product(ion) of modernity?

This panel aims to account for Hamlet's representative status with respect to the modern human condition in ways that do not ultimately rest on a particularly entrenched philosophical tradition, one that points to Hamlet's frustrated interiority as an opportunity to theorize modern selfhood (e.g., Freud, Lacan, Benjamin, Adorno, and Nietzche). How else might we read _Hamlet_ with an eye for its modernity?

Telling Photography (MLA, January 2012; 3/10 Deadline)

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 5:51pm
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Kevin Riordan & Julia Faisst

This session poses photography as a formal inquiry, a provocation, and a "wound" for literary and cultural studies. What is a photograph, and how do we continue to read and write with it?

250-word abstracts to riordan@umn.edu or julia.faisst@gcsc.uni-giessen.de by 10 March 2011

*Please note: This is a special session pending MLA approval*

Call for Papers - Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference - JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:44pm
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Brock University, St. Catharines, ON Canada
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REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS

Interacting with Immersive Worlds: Third Brock University Conference on the Interactive Arts & Sciences

BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011

http://brocku.ca/conferences/immersive-worlds

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED NOW FEBRUARY 28th 2011

NEW CONFERENCE FEATURES:

Additional keynote address by Michael Schmaltz, President, Digital Extremes

http://www.digitalextremes.com/

Call for Cultural Columnists: Brainy, Artful Generalists, Rejoice!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:03pm
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PopMatters
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Deadline for Applications: Saturday, 19 March 2011

With the intent of providing continued intelligent and entertaining content in the PopMatters' Columns section, we are looking to broaden our staff of columnists and the voice of our writers' community. We're particularly interested in writers who live and work outside of the US, but that is not a deciding factor; in all cases, no matter the writer's locale, we're looking for those who can approach an array of cultural subject matter from their patch of the world with an international sensibility; that is, contextualize the local with an awareness of its place, historical and current, in the broader world.

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