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NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013): Intertextuality in Golden Age Spain

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 1:10pm
Gregory Baum / The University of Chicago

Renaissance texts, both in Spain and in Europe more generally, were deeply aware of their own relatedness. This panel seeks to explore what can be recuperated by granting these intertextual links a larger place in our account of literature in the Spanish Golden Age. Translations, adaptations, reprints, and sequels, among other things, all offer new insights into the way texts were read and understood. Studies of intersemiotic connections are also welcome. Please send 300 word abstracts by September 30, 2012, to Gregory Baum at glbaum@uchicago.edu.

Gender and Medieval Studies Annual Conference: Gender in Material Culture

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:59am
Gender and Medieval Studies, Bath Spa University, UK

Proposals are invited for the annual Gender and Medieval Studies conference that will meet on the theme of 'Gender in Material Culture' at Bath Spa University (Corsham Court campus) from 4th to 6th January 2013.

The Conference will consider the gendered nature of social, religious and economic uses of 'things', exploring the way that objects and the material environment were produced, consumed and displayed in medieval culture. Papers will address questions of gender from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, embracing literature, history, art history, and archaeology. Plenary papers will be delivered by Prof. Catherine Karkov, University of Leeds and Dr Simon Yarrow, University of Birmingham.

Submissions to Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, A University of Chicago Graduate Journal (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:05pm
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: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to:
uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable (NEMLA)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:37pm
Ryan Cordell / Northeastern University / Digital Americanist Society

Abstract:
The Digital Americanist Society seeks speakers who will articulate a clear, interpretive intervention that digital scholarship has made (or could make) in their areas of study. Our goal will not be to describe digital projects, but instead to demonstrate how those projects advance, supplement, or disrupt the scholarly conversations of our respective literary subfields. We encourage "non-DH" scholars whose work has benefited from DH scholarship to contribute. Submit abstracts to Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University, r.cordell@neu.edu, by September 30, 2012. Please note: the session has already been accepted to the conference, so accepted papers will be included in the program.

Call for Open Journal Editors

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:26am
Open Journal Central (http://ojcentral.com)

OJCentral is a professional publisher specialised in Open Access Journal online publishing, from setup, hosting, management, and indexing, to backup, support and maintenance.

OJCentral strongly believes in sharing and global exchange of knowledge. All the content of OJCentral's journals will be made immediately available to the public freely once published.

Our mission is to produce high quality and high impact peer-reviewed, online open access journals. All submissions will go through a professional, efficient, and fast review process run by leading experts in the area.

Writing Religion: BSECS Roundtable 3rd-5th January 2013, Oxford UK

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:41am
British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Writing Religion: Religious Purpose in Eighteenth Century Literature

British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference
3rd-5th January 2013, St Hugh's College Oxford

The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies: Feminist Thought - Politics of Concepts

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 2:00am
University of Helsinki / Gender Studies

The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. Concepts are crucial in all research, and also often deeply political, as feminist scholarship creates and circulates conceptual innovations which transform social realities transnationally. Concepts such as "gender" and "queer" have already showed their transformational power.

[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 10:00pm
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: September 5, 2012

Keynote by Christian Keathley, Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Keathley is author of Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees (Indiana University Press, 2006), and currently at work on a book titled The Mystery of Otto Preminger, under contract with IU Press.

Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:23pm
NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Call for Papers

Teaching How We Read Now

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:06pm
Carl Sederholm / Brigham Young University

Call for Proposals: The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

Editors: Carl Sederholm csederholm@byu.edu and Jeffrey Weinstock Jeffrey.Weinstock@cmich.edu

250 word proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection on H. P. Lovecraft and his place in 21st century literature, film, media, and popular culture.

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