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Call for papers: Dandelion Journal on Filth

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Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 10:17am
Dandelion Journal

DANDELION
postgraduate arts & research network

CALL FOR PAPERS: FILTH

From the Wellcome Collection's 2011 exhibition Dirt: the filthy reality of everyday life, via Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 nominee Pieter Hugo's images of Ghanaian refuse tips, to Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers (2010), filth is having its cultural moment.

Filth has a wide range of material associations, including dirt, waste, rubbish, and the human body. Filth has moral connotations: of sexuality, but also in the context of political discourse. Filth is unstable and insidious; definitions of what constitutes filth are subjective and its boundaries are impossible to circumscribe.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2/1/13 - 6/29/13 - 6/30/13

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Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 6:09am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

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Great Writing
UK's International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Sat. June 29th – Sun. June 30th 2013

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 16th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All creative or critical presentations are welcome – presentations from all over the world already accepted.

In this, the 16th year of the conference, we look to celebrate the past, the present and the future of Creative Writing and of Creative Writing teaching.

Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Disability and Visual Culture

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:37am
Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue

Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture

Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the 'age of the image', what does this mean for disability studies? From the Venus de Milo to Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), or Diane Arbus's photographs to the media representations of the London 2012 Paralympians, visual representations of disability call into question notions of normalcy, aesthetic value and beauty.

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11. Apil 22-23, 2013. Proposal submission deadline Dec. 17

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 8:14am
Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon.

This CfP is for a poetry section of the larger conference "Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses" from April 22-23 at the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas at the Universidade de Lisboa.

Those interested in participating should send 200 word proposals by Dec. 17, 2012 in response to the following CALL FOR PAPERS:

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11

CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago - Deadline 1/18/2013

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:40pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative
nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline is 5pm, Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please send submissions electronically to: uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:52pm
Lucas Tromly / University of Manitoba

Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2013 meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston (23-26 May, 2013).

I seek papers that explore heritage tourism, or tourism motivated by the desire to recover a cultural identity, either the traveler's own or that of another group. I welcome papers that deal with non-fiction travel writing, fiction, film, poetry, or theory.

Relevant issues may include:

Heritage and objectification: museums, photographs, souvenirs, etc.

Heritage and the touristic gaze

The usable or invented past

Globalization, diaspora, long-distance nationalism

[UPDATE] CFP: Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association February 13-16, 2013

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5:50pm
Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency
Conference Theme: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a global context
Come present with us! Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous issues.

Submit abstracts at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

***DEADLINE Extended to December 2, 2012***

Papers on Mimetic Theory ( February 15, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 4:51pm
Skandalon, an International Online Journal on Mimetic Theory

Call for Papers
The NEW journal Skandalon, an International Online Journal on Mimetic Theory, is to be published in the summer of 2013.
We are a small group of young scholars of mimetic theory who are launching this journal as a forum for emerging work by early career researchers.
Skandalon will be an interdisciplinary journal; we want to know in which fields of study you are using Mimetic Theory and how it is furthering your field.
The first volume is entirely open call. Topics of interest include the following, but we also welcome innovative and thoughtful papers that this list does not encapsulate:

[UPDATE]: "Public/Private" NC STATE Grad Extended Deadline Dec 1

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 2:36pm
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

"I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"

Extended Deadline: December 1, 2012

Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University would like to announce an extension of the deadline for abstracts from Nov 15 to December 1, 2012.

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