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Book Prize Call for Submissions (17 March 2012)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:58pm
Canadian Association for American Studies

Robert K. Martin Book Prize
Canadian Association for American Studies

The Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) would like to announce the call for submissions for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph in American Studies written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The postmark deadline for submission is 17 March 2012.

All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website: http://american-studies.ca/

John Cage Issue: The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:09pm
Rand Brandes, Lenoir-Rhyne University; John Cheek, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2012
Publication Date: Fall 2012

We are particularly interested in essays that focus on John Cage and his circle and sphere of influence. We are also seeking creative works composed and performed in the spirit of John Cage with accompanying statements that explain the Cage connection. Mixed-media works are encouraged. Send text, audio, video and still images.

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, which sponsors an annual conference along with the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Collection on Celebrity in Canada

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:54am
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

NeMLA 2013 Call for Panel & Session Proposals

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association

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

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements - Hispanic Literature

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:08am
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, October 12-14, 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Conference's Organizing Committee seeks proposals for individual presentations and panels on aspects of Hispanic literatures and cultures related to the conference theme: Exiles, Migrations, and Movements.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be written in Spanish or English and should include author's name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit your abstract as an attachment to: machlunl2012@gmail.com.

Tragedy/The Tragic in Asian American Literature

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:05pm
Calling papers for possible panel at MLA 2012-13

This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:
- the desire to explore some of the aesthetic dimensions of Asian American fiction that have long been neglected by critics.
- the desire to recuperate tragedy/the tragic for the 20th Century, where it has often been dismissed as no longer applicable
- the desire to break down longstanding binaries between existential and political approaches to the tragic.
- the desire to better understand possible political ramifications of tragedy/the tragic in the 20th Century
- the desire to examine the role of genre in knowledge production and ethics

CFP - Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 11:07am
Royal College of Art, London, UK

CFP - Call for Papers

FASHIONING THE CITY:
Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

An International Inter-disciplinary Conference

Dates and Duration: 19th-21st September 2012
Location and Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. United Kingdom.
Principal Language of Conference Proceedings: English

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