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Contemporary Gendered Performance & Practice - 12th & 13th April 2013

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:02am
Queen's University Belfast

In this postfeminist age, normative notions of masculinity and femininity are being challenged and questioned. Both internationally and locally, there is a renewed debate about women's reproductive choice and freedom. On average, women continue to be underrepresented in government bodies and receive less pay than men in comparable employment. Whilst the female body remains a political site, notions of masculinities are also in flux. The recent worldwide economic downturn and subsequent increase in male unemployment contrasted with the image of the 'metrosexual'/'new man' have challenged traditional hegemonic masculinities.

[UPDATE] LIMINA - DEADLINE EXTENSION OCTOBER 19th, 2012

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 4:28am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 19TH, 2012
Call for Submissions, Volume 19, issue 1 of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia.

Volume 19, issue 1: Exclusivity – Boundaries of Difference
Exclusivity: Who is on the inside? Who is on the outside? The notion of "community" while commonly talked about in celebratory terms always necessitates an Other. For Volume 19, issue 1 we are looking for papers that discuss the ideas of exclusivity, for example, but not limited to change and continuity in:

African American and Cognitive Studies from 1st September 2012

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 1:07am
Jaya Shrivastava

African American Literature, Post Black Fiction and Cognitive Literature, Language and Literature, Linguistics, Stylistics, American Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, Narratology, Literary Criticism, Postmodern Literature, Science Fiction, Popular Fiction

Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2013

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:09pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association

Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literatures in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800 / Conference Date: February 8, 2013 / Abstracts Due: December 2, 2012

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 3:00pm
Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbara

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 8th, and feature keynote speaker Joseph Roach (Yale University).

This conference is being hosted in conjunction with a one-day UC multi-campus research group symposium on "Shakespeare & Risk," which will take place on UCSB's campus on Friday, February 7th, and feature keynote speaker Richard Halpern (New York University). Conference attendees and presenters are cordially invited to attend both Friday's and Saturday's events.

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - December 31, 2012

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:48pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the June 2013 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political aspects of modernity, ideology, and the novel.

Mapping Animality (ACLA, University of Toronto, 4-7 April, 2013)

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 6:43pm
Suvadip Sinha, University of Toronto

From their ubiquitous presence in folktales and fables to their anthropomorphized appearance in Hollywood blockbusters, from Picasso's Guernica to the landscape of Iranian new wave cinema, animals threaten us, haunt us, position us in countertime. Recent years have seen an increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between the human and the animal, asking the question of how the animal has opened up new ways of looking at post-Cartesian understanding of subjectivity. As we encounter terms like zoontology, zoography, and animot in our discipline, the animal – a being and a construct – forces the human, as Derrida and Agamben have argued, to re-think ideas like sovereignty, politics, ethics and justice.

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