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Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas. Rather than soliciting finished products from participants, we seek work that shows its seams, represents thinking in action, invites revision, and resists closure. In other words, don't hide your process; advertise it.

The Voice-Over (Vol.8, No.1)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 6:55pm
Cinephile

Deadline for Draft Submissions: March 15, 2012

During the past three decades, studying the voice has intrigued many film theorists and thinkers. Arguing that the cinematic image is an audiovisual space largely structured according to human body and voice, some scholars (Mary Ann Doane, Sarah Kozloff, and Michel Chion, among others) have been drawn to the various manifestations and mysterious connotations of the non-visualized voice.

"Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes" (November 9-12, 2012)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 2:06pm
The Langston Hughes Society (Special Session at South Atlantic Modern Language Associaton Convention-Durham, NC)

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers for a special session on "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes." We are seeking papers that examine Langston Hughes's writings within the context of the special session topic. Please email a one page typed abstract, a biographical profile, and contact information to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at sharon.jones@wright.edu by June 1, 2012. Any accepted presenter must join the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and The Langston Hughes Society. Accepted presenters will be notified of the deadline for joining SAMLA and the Langston Hughes Society.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue No 5)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:27am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:24am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Papers in Word format, using Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing, should be sent to the following email addresses:

"Mapping Real-and-Imagined Places," MLA 2013 (deadline 10 March '12)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:58am
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Dickens's London, Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha, Tolkien's Middle-earth, Mieville's Bas-Lag ... Whether endeavoring to present a realistic picture of a well known geographical locale or projecting a purely fantastic otherworld, narrative fiction frequently maps the "real-and-imagined" spaces (as Edward Soja has labeled them) of our world. This panel will explore such literary cartography or geocriticism in works of realism, fantasy, or other. Please send a 250-word abstract and brief CV to Robert T. Tally Jr. at robert.tally@txstate.edu by March 10, 2012.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Call for papers Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 4:47pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present.

Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice - March 23rd-25th, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:52pm
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 23-25, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Keynote Speaker: Smaro Kamboureli, University of Guelph

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted." – Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

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