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CFP - AAIS 2013- Testimony in Italy from Postwar to Today

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:20pm
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Paola Bonifazio and Alessandra Montalbano

CFP - American Association of Italian Studies 2013 Annual Conference - University of Oregon, Eugene (April 11-14, 2013)

Testimony in Italy from Postwar to Today

In the last decade, testimony has perhaps been one of the most flourishing genres in Italian literary and visual production and played a key role in shaping both the memory and opinions of civil society on issues such as terrorism, mafia, war, and the abuse of power.

This panel will explore the genre of testimony in Italian literature, philosophy, and the visual arts from the postwar period to today. All theoretical approaches are welcome.

7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:18pm
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies: Issue 12

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:53pm
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Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (ISSN 2009-0374) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, electronic publication dedicated to the exploration of Horror and Gothic literature, film, new media and television. The submission deadline for the next issue is 31st January 2013.

[UPDATE] Moveable Feasts: Hemingway's Posthumous Work

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 10:49am
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James M. Hutchisson
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Manuscripts are solicited for a new collection of original essays on Hemingway's posthumous works: A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, Under Kilimanjaro, stories, and journalism/essays. Interested scholars might also consider any newly accessioned series of correspondence between Hemingway and others, particularly in the JFK collection, that might be thought to comprise a "narrative" of its own and cast light on his writing style, fictional preoccupations, etc.

Any approaches will be considered, although there is a special interest in working with compositional history, editing and revision, both by Hemingway and by editors, friends, and others after his death.

Women, culture and the 25 January 2011 Egyptian revolution. Cairo, March 2013.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 7:47am
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University of Manchester

Women, culture and the 25 January 2011 Egyptian revolution.
Call for papers

This is a call for papers for a workshop which will take place in in March 2013 in Cairo.

It is also a reminder of our first event; which will focus upon women and political activism in Egypt, and will be held between the 15th-17th November 2012 at the University of Manchester.

For more information on our first workshop please see: http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/middleeasternstudies/events/201...

Update (Nov. 5, 2012): Special Issue (Contemporary Jacobean Film) of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies journal

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:57pm
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Interdisciplinary Literary Studies
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Updated Information: Please send essays of no longer than 7,500 words to Elizabeth Kelley Bowman, University of Guam . Deadline for receipt of essays is now November 5, 2012.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies:
A Journal of Criticism and Theory
(www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)

CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:11pm
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Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film
SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013
Deadline: November 20, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).

"Joycean Avant-Gardes," JJQ (Feb. 1, 2013)

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:35pm
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Catherine Flynn, Richard Brown

James Joyce Quarterly welcomes submissions for a special issue, "Joycean Avant-Gardes," which will explore relationships between the works of James Joyce and avant-garde movements in Europe, Latin America and beyond. If the avant-garde has become an increasingly appealing subject for modernist studies in recent years, this special issue will consider the importance of experimental artistic movements in understanding Joyce's formal and thematic innovations, as well as the usefulness of the Joycean oeuvre in developing our understanding of the different stakes and ambitions of the avant-garde.

Roald Dahl and Philosophy

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 4:46pm
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Jacob Held
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See below, and attached, a call for abstracts for Philosophy and Roald Dahl. Continuing the trajectory of Dr. Seuss and Philosophy and hopefully duplicating its success, Rowman and Littlefield is giving me another bite at the children's literature and philosophy apple, this time focusing on Roald Dahl. I think this volume offers a lot of opportunities for some really fun and insightful philosophical work. So please consider contributing and forwarding this along to anyone you think might be interested.
Best,
Jake

Call for Abstracts

Philosophy and Roald Dahl

Rowman and Littlefield

Edited by Jacob M. Held

"Medieval and Early Modern Disability," at the First Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, June 17-19, 2013

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 3:32pm
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Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University

This panel seeks most broadly to facilitate discussions regarding disability and various forms of corporeal and cognitive impairment in medieval and early modern Europe. Although research on medical aspects of disability is certainly welcome, we especially invite investigations that push the study of disability beyond the biological, exploring the political/legal, religious, literary, and social valences of the nonstandard body.

CINEMATIC MELODRAMA at AAIS April 11-14, 2013

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 2:39pm
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American American Association of Italian studiesAssociation of Italian Studies 2013 Annual Conference - University of Oregon, Eugene – April 11-14, 2013
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Cinematic Melodrama

This panel will explore cinematic melodrama in relation to literature, visual arts, opera, politics, morality, or religion. Papers that analyze specific use of posture, gesture, and spatial and musical categories are encouraged. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical note by November 15, 2012 to maria.catrickes@yale.edu.

Call For Papers - Corpus: the Body in the Middle Ages and Renaissance | April 19, 2013

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:11pm
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Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce its Third Annual Undergraduate Conference entitled "Corpus: the Body in the Middle Ages and Renaissance." The conference will take place on April 19, 2013 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We are currently calling for abstracts from interested undergraduates.

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