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[DEADLINE REMINDER] Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media (abstracts by Jan.1, 2012)

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 1:16pm
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

[The editors are pleased to report that this project has already received favorable attention from a scholarly press and, in order to present as wide a net of subject coverage as possible, are especially interested at this point in receiving submissions on topics related to film, television, performance and visual arts, though submissions from all genres are still welcome up to the deadline]

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker "The Assimilated Negro," published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

[UPDATE] Graduate Conference The Violence of the Image, April 26-27, 2012

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 12:40pm
Department of Comparative Literature, State University at Buffalo

Although the tradition of thinking about the image in philosophy and aesthetics goes all the way back to Plato and Aristotle there have recently been numerous critical approaches that depart from this tradition and envision the image as neither a copy of a copy nor as an ideological formation. The Graduate Conference "The Violence of the Image" seeks to further these new insights into the nature of the image.

CFP - International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS)

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:16am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS) Volume 6, Issue 2.

Crafts of World Literature

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 5:27am
University of Oxford

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Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 28th-30th September 2012

Confirmed speakers and participants include: Timothy Brennan, Derek Attridge, Amit Chaudhuri, Priyamvada Gopal, Nicholas Harrison, Elleke Boehmer, Peter McDonald

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 6:09pm
INDIGENOUS FILM: SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DEC. 15 BY MIDNIGHT***

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012
http://www.swtxpca.org

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM
1-800-421-1442

Desire, Literature, Culture Postgraduate Symposium, 29-30 March, Malta

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:12pm
University of Malta

The present pleasure,
By revolution low'ring, thus become
The opposite of itself
- Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

If, in the near future, all data, movies, etc., were to become instantly available, if the delay were to become minimal so that the very notion of "searching for" (a book, a film …) were to lose meaning, would this instant availability not suffocate desire?
- Žižek

[d]o not give way on your desire
- Lacan

[UPDATE] Criterion Forum: (Meta) Critiques of "Transnational American Studies" 20 January 2012

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:54pm
Brighamy Young University

For its 2012 issue, Criterion (an undergraduate and master's level student journal) anticipates reserving space for up to four essays exploring issues that relate to transnational American studies. To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jared Hickman of Johns Hopkins University has provided a prompt, "(Meta) Critiques of 'Transnational American Studies'." Authors should not attempt to address all of the issues raised by Dr. Hickman; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts.

[UPDATE] CFP - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (20 January 2012)

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:52pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. We encourage upper-division undergraduates and first- and second-year masters students to submit. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2012 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2012. The submission deadline for the 2012 issue is 20 January 2012. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2013 issue.

New Perspectives on German Ecocritical Prose, Due 03/01/2012

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:33pm
128th MLA Convention, January 3–6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts

The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches to literature and the development of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline in the 1970s did not remain very long the prerogative of the Anglo-American literature and scholarship. Other national literatures and literary studies have been rapidly developing their views on the connections between literature and ecology; these are oftem based on different premises and follow their own respective literary traditions.

Creative Writing

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 1:12am
RMMLA 2012

RMMLA, Boulder, Colorado, October 11-13, 2012 USA invites Abstract/ Full Paper from Teachers, Students, Independent Scholars on Creative Writing on any topic between heaven and earth within March 01,2012. Submit to Dibakar Pal(dibakar1956@gmail.com)

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