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Awkward Austen - Essay Collection

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:17am
Andrew McInnes and Francesca Scott

'Captain Wentworth should be allowed some credit for the self-command with which he attended to her large fat sighings over the destiny of a son, whom alive nobody had cared for' (Persuasion, 1817).

'Mrs. Hall of Sherbourn was brought to bed yesterday of a dead child, some weeks before she expected, oweing to a fright.—I suppose she happened unawares to look at her husband' (Letter to Cassandra, 1798)

'And pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked' (Letter to Fanny Knight, 1817).

GUST English Language and Literature First International Conference - 22-24 April, 2012

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 2:39am
Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)

GELL is GUST's first international conference, organized by the English Department. In a globalized world where the English language has become an established language of communication, new forms of the language, new ways of expression, new meaning, new metaphors have gradually evolved, over the past decades, to embrace, embody and express new themes and concerns not only for newcomers to the language, but also even native speakers. How does this evolution in language and expression affect the language and its literature(s)? Has this evolution enriched or impoverished the language and its literature(s)? Do we now have one global English language/literature, or many different Englishes and English literatures? Where does English tend?

The Animation Machine - The 24th Society for Animation Studies Conference (extended deadline 12 December)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 11:58pm
Dr. Dan Torre, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Extended Deadline – 12 December, 2011

Call For Papers: The Animation Machine - The 24th Society for Animation Studies Conference

Date: June 25-27, 2012 Hosted by: RMIT University

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Keynote speakers include: Thomas Lamarre (McGill University, Canada) and Tomotaka Takahashi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) invites submissions of proposals for individual papers and panels for its 24th Annual Conference, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia at RMIT University, 25-27 June 2012.

(UPDATE) "Documenting Asia Pacific" (journal special issue)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 8:50pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 (March 2013)
Special Issue "Documenting Asia Pacific"
Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published two times per year by the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. The journal is devoted to offering innovative perspectives on literary and cultural issues and advancing the transcultural exchange of ideas. While committed to bringing Asian-based scholarship to the world academic community, Concentric welcomes original contributions from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

"Documenting Asia Pacific" (journal special issue)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 8:36pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 (March 2013)
Special Issue "Documenting Asia Pacific"

Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published two times per year by the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. The journal is devoted to offering innovative perspectives on literary and cultural issues and advancing the transcultural exchange of ideas. While committed to bringing Asian-based scholarship to the world academic community, Concentric welcomes original contributions from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Cine Tectonica: Film on the Faultline

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:03pm
Alan Wright

CINE TECTONICA: FILM ON THE FAULTLINE

The recent earthquakes in Chile, Christchurch and Japan have left a host of powerful images in the minds and memories of millions of people around the world. Film has always played a crucial role in the imagination of disaster. From its earliest days, cinema has registered the impact of seismic events. The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is recorded on film. In New Zealand, footage from the Napier earthquake of 1931 shows the destruction of the town. Hollywood even recast New Zealand in Green Dolphin Street (Saville, 1947) as the fictional setting for a special effects mega-quake and tsunami.

Curiosities - Feb. 17, 2012

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:51pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

Literature and Madness, PCA/ACA, 11-14 April 2012, Deadline 15 December 2011

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 2:13pm
Russ Pottle, Area Chair, Literature and Madness Section of the Popular Culture Association

The Literature and Madness section of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting 15-20 minute papers for the upcoming year's annual PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA, scheduled for 11-14 April 2012. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2011.

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