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RJAS Call for Peer Reviewers - deadline April 11

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 6:53am
Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS)

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers.

If you are a graduate student, independent scholar or faculty member working in the field of American Studies and interested in doing some peer reviewing work, please e-mail us your CV, a short bio (no more than 200 words), and a list of the main areas you would be prepared to review (your main areas of expertise).

The deadline for peer reviewing applications is April 11. Please send all applications to rjas@raas.ro and to ggherasim@euro.ubbcluj.ro.

7th Annual Limina Conference: Humanising Collaboration

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 2:45am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Conference will be held on the 7th of June 2012 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, with supplementary events on the 6th and the 8th.

The Limina Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early-career researchers that explore the many facets of scholarly collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the twenty-first century Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers can present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of scholarly cooperation.

Masterclass on 'Socialising Research' on Friday the 8th

Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future (5/6/2012 -- 4/22/2012)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:02pm
New Writing

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"The Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future"

6 May 2012
Oakland University
Michigan

This event will be a seminar and discussion focusing on creative writing doctoral study, globally, and nationally, with the aim of developing further connections and opportunities for those undertaking or supervising creative writing doctorates.

The event will run from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm, and will cost just $20.00, inclusive of attendance, coffee/cookies!

(Places are limited to allow for discussion)

CFP: Feminist Sinologies Interdisciplinary Conference October 5-7

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:38pm
Feminist Sinologies/ University of Michigan CCS

This conference invites papers that think about the production of knowledge made possible by the synergies between feminist theory and sinology. "Feminist Sinologies" should be taken to be more conceptually and topically expansive than the study of Chinese women, past and present.

Modernism and Film 5/1/12

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:21pm
Dr. Robert McParland

Modernism and Film volume seeking a few more essays to complete a collection on literary interactions with film, 1890-1950. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
* Literary texts and adaptation
* Modernist music and film
* Films (Modern Times, Un Chien andalou, etc.)
* Filmmakers (Chaplin, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Dreyer, Welles, Kuleshov, etc.)
* Modernist intermediality, relationships of other arts to film.
* Cultural exchange and dialogues between "high"/"low" culture.
* Harlem/ New York, Paris, London, Berlin.
* Joyce, Woolf, Proust, Pound, Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Loy, Eliot, etc. in relation to cinematic art.

/UPDATE/: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 3:41pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

2nd CFP--27th International Conference on Medievalism: Medievalism(s) & Diversity

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:35pm
Carol L. Robinson/Kent State University Trumbull

2ND CALL FOR PROPOSALS
24th International Conference on Medievalism
THEME: Medievalism(s) & Diversity
Hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses
October 18-20, 2012
ON-CAMPUS LOCATION: Kent State University Stark
ONLINE LOCATION: A portion of this year's conference will be hosted online (October 15 to November 15) in a password-protected location.



PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Select papers may be published in THE YEAR'S WORK IN MEDIEVALISM, as well as be considered for publication in MEDIEVALLY SPEAKING and STUDIES IN MEDIEVALISM.



VIDEO GAME POSTER SESSION & WORKSHOP: Co-sponsored by Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization.


Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:24am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School

'Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

'Arts research needs to change direction, to look outwards, and investigate the audience not the texts. It needs to link up with sociology and psychology and public health, and create a body of knowledge about what the arts actually do to people. Until that happens, we cannot even pretend that we are taking the arts seriously.'
John Carey, What Good Are the Arts? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 167.

CFP: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:31am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

"Place is a space which has historical meanings, where some things have happened that are now remembered and which provide continuity and identity across the generations. Place is a space in which important words have been spoken which have established identity, defined vocation and envisioned destiny...Place is indeed a protest against an uncompromising pursuit of space. It is a declaration that our humanness cannot be found in escape, detachment, absence of commitment, and undefined freedom... Whereas pursuit of space may be a flight from history, a yearning for place is a decision to enter history with an identifiable people in an identifiable pilgrimage." Walter Brueggeman

Architecture and Literature (PAMLA Convention, Oct. 19-20, 2012) Deadline: April 22, 2012

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:12pm
John D. Schwetman / University of Minnesota Duluth

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.

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