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The Imagination of Disaster

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Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:14am
Association for Studies of Cultural Representations

The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Cultural Representations invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary panel titled "The Imagination of Disaster" at the 7th Annual Meeting held on July 7–8, 2012 at the Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo, Japan. We call for 20-min presentations that cover the theoretical and historical issues of the epistemology, aesthetics, and politics of disasters.

[Deadline Reminder] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - April 30th

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Friday, April 20, 2012 - 5:11pm
Modern Horizons Journal

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'

Shakespeare and Related Topics (Deadline: Apr. 22, 2012)

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Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:57am
PAMLA Conference (Seattle, Oct. 19-21, 2012)

CFP: "Shakespeare and Related Topics"

GENTLE READER: be pleased to note that paper proposals are now welcomed for "Shakespeare and Related Topics," a standing session of the annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association. The conference, now entering its 110th year, will be held at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, from Oct. 19-21, 2012.

Paper proposals are welcomed on any and all aspect of Shakespearean drama, Renaissance drama, or Renaissance literature.

CFP: Shakespeare Readings; July 9-13, 2012 (deadline 5/15/12); Moscow (Russia)

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:35pm
The Shakespeare Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Shakespeare Readings, a biannual international conference co-sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow University for the Humanities, is now accepting proposals for presentation at this year's meeting. This year's theme of "Shakespeare in National Cultures," invites considerations of any of the following topics, broadly defined:

- Shakespeare in production
- Shakespeare in translation
- literary criticism and studies
- artistic perception
- teaching and pedagogy

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief CV by May 15, 2012 to Nikolai Zakharov, nikoltine@yandex.ru.

WSQ: Engage

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 3:56pm
Women's Studies Quarterly

WSQ: Engage!
Guest Editors: David A. Gerstner & Cynthia Chris

"I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." — Oscar Wilde

"There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do not think it's asking to much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect."
— Nikki Giovanni

[Call for Articles] Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 2:26pm
Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates

Politics of Place is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduates. It publishes exceptional research focusing on the relationship between culture and spatiality in works of literature, engaging particularly with issues of nationhood, community, class, marginality, and the self. The journal places specific emphasis on the complex interactions between physical environments and human activity.

Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture ***EXTENSION (submissions due July 15th)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 8:39pm
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."

–Margaret Atwood

The Students of English Studies Association (SESA) of California State University, Fresno, in collaboration with Rasquache, and the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA), announces its call for papers for the 2011-2012 publication of Motley.

We welcome papers related to the theme:

Diversity/Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

[UPDATE] Ecologies of Seeing or Seeing Whole: Images and Space, Images within Images conf Sept 27-29, 2012 (proposals due May)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:02am
Nomadikon Centre, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway and The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY

The Nomadikon Centre, The University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway and The College of St. Rose, Albany, New York, USA invite paper proposals for the 6th Nomadikon Meeting: "Seeing Whole: Images and Space, Images within Images." The Conference will be held Sept. 27-29, 2012 on The College St. Rose campus in Albany, New York. The conference theme reflects an overall interest in the process of seeing itself, with "seeing" suggesting but certainly not limited to physical sight, but inclusive of an embodied "seeing." The conference is interdisciplinary and invites papers on film, painting, photography, performance, music, material culture, and literature.

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