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Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, a University of Chicago Graduate Journal

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Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 1:00am
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association, The University of Chicago 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.

Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday, October 5, 2012.

"Imagined Encounters" Special Issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, Vol. 7 (DUE: 15 October)

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Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 5:34pm
Roland Betancourt, Editor

José Saramago's History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989) is structured around a transgressive proofreader who alters the course of history with the insertion of the word "not" in a historical text. By negating a crucial statement in the text, the proofreader then sets out to rewrite the history of the siege of Lisbon. Medievalists must often reconstruct the nature of their objects and audiences in order to produce narratives on visual and literary interactions between images, texts, and their communities. Through excavations, primary texts, and artifacts, cultures of reception are articulated and experiences with objects and texts are interpolated.

Teaching Over-looked, Non-Traditional Medieval & Renaissance Texts

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Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 10:27am
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

Co-edited Collection of Essays on Kazuo Ishiguro

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 3:08am
Co-edited Collection of Essays on Kazuo Ishiguro

We invite scholars to submit abstracts for a new collection of critical essays on acclaimed contemporary British author Kazuo Ishiguro. Topics may include any aspect of Ishiguro's works: novels, short stories, adaptations of his fiction for film, and/or his screenplays for film or television.

CFP - Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 2:50am
Kathryn Holeywell University of East Anglia

CFP - Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts

Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts
9-10 February 2013
University of East Anglia
Organised under the auspices of the University of East Anglia's School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing's Biography and Creative Non-Fiction Programme

Keynote speakers TBA

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture (10-12 December 2012) [UPDATE]

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:19am
Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE
(10-12 DECEMBER 2012)
Preamble

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:23pm
Corey M. Hamilton / The University of Central Oklahoma Language Society

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA

Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

Call for Submissions - Sensate Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 3:10pm
Sensate Journal

Sensate is a new online interdisciplinary journal publishing works of critical media practice. It is currently accepting submissions from academics, scientists and artists interested in working on collaborative projects which cross the boundaries between research and making.

American West in Literature and Film

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 11:53am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

13-16 February 2013
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 16 November 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

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