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[UPDATE]Word Meets Image: The Graphic Novel (4/22/2012; 10/19/2012-10/21/2012)

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 2:34pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Please note that the submission date has been extended until April 22, 2012.
This special session invites papers on the graphic novel and related genres of literature that combine graphic elements with textual elements. Papers that examine the history of the graphic novel, that theorize the rapidly evolving visual rhetoric of this form of literature or that investigate some other aspect of the genre are welcome.
Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online at www.pamla.org/2012/ by April 22, 2012.

UPDATE: Robert K. Martin Book Prize (New deadline 1 May 2012)

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:12pm
Canadian Association for American Studies

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for Robert K. Martin Book Prize (1 May 2012)

The Canadian Association for American Studies is extending the deadline for this year's competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The new postmark deadline for submission is 1 May 2012.

All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website.

[UPDATE] Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:54am
The Contemporary Women's Writing Association/The Feminist and Women's Studies Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

PaMLA October 19-21, 2012: Ancient-Modern Relations (deadline April 22nd)

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA), October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

STANDING SESSION: ANCIENT-MODERN RELATIONS

The 110th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference will take place from October 19 to 21, 2012, at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. This call for papers seeks presenters for this year's standing session of a proud PaMLA tradition, the panel on "Ancient-Modern Relations." We are looking for papers addressing any aspect of relationships, influences, debates or other interactions between ancients and moderns.

The deadline for abstracts (to be submitted on the Online Proposal Submission Form) is April 22, 2012.

NEASECS 2012 Conference at Wesleyan University 10/11-14: Godwin, Burke, the Political Subject and Intertextuality

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 6:44pm
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York

This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between Godwin's philosophical or socio-political works and his fiction. The intertextual model for the mapping of texts and their influences provokes questions about the nature of textual production. Caleb Williams addresses the disaster of competing identities in servitude and autonomy, formally considered "natural" through aristocratic power structures, in a shifting political climate of radicalism that challenges Burkean ideology. Political Justice is his first response to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution of France, while Caleb Williams offers another answer to Burke's text.

CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference (21-23 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 6:08pm
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Call for Papers and Creative Works
CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference
21-23 November 2012
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Jussi Parikka - Reader, Winchester School of Art
Christian McCrea - Program Director for Games, RMIT University
Anna Munster - Associate Professor at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW

Urban Cultural Studies [new multi-authored, interdisciplinary blog-General Announcement]

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 1:49pm
urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com

urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com is a new interdisciplinary, multi-authored blog on the culture(s) of cities...space, time and urban everyday life the world over.

The site is characterized by short, readable, informative posts--ideally accompanied by several images and links--relevant to the growing interest in urban cultural studies.

The site also features calls for papers as well as information about upcoming workshops and conferences to those working on cities across both the humanities and the social sciences.

Please contact the blog's administrator (Dr. Benjamin Fraser at The College of Charleston) with any items of interest or questions at urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com.

Textual Spectacle: Questioning Visual Materiality, Modernist Studies Association (MSA 14), Las Vegas, October 18-21

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:44am
Elizabeth Bonapfel / New York University

Walter Benn Michaels's critique of materiality ("The Shape of the Signifier," 2004) argues that a materialist position is ultimately a subjectivist position because it relies on a person's perspective, and therefore identity, to read that text's material components. Michaels ultimately questions the deconstructive critique of the sign, which turned the "sign" into "marks" and "traces."

Conference CFP: From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 6:33am
Hacettepe University, Department of American Culture and Literature

From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

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