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Book Reviews for Newly Published Fiction and Poetry Works

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 12:01pm
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Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal

Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal (http://english.louisiana.edu/rougarou/) is currently accepting book review submissions for its upcoming spring issue.

We are interested in thoughtful, well-written reviews of recently published fiction and poetry books. While the quality of the review is our main concern, we prefer to publicize new or lesser-known writers representing small presses or imprints, as well as books not widely reviewed. Some examples of smaller presses whose offerings consistently intrigue and impress us are Copper Canyon, Graywolf, Tupelo, Alice James Books, and Sarabande.

Unexpected Encounters in American Travel Writing at Am Lit Assn, May 23-26 2013; deadline Jan 13, 2013

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 10:59am
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Society for American Travel Writing

The adventure of travel and travel writing is frequently realized in the unexpected encounters that occur during the journey. Indeed travel is often depicted as the opportunity to encounter new and different people. In such encounters, travellers engage with individuals who represent perspectives and cultures otherwise unknown. Just as travellers impose themselves on new environments, the people encountered introduce alternative lifeways and worldviews to them, perhaps altering their outlook and the course of their very lives. As often as not, an unexpected encounter also reveals the predispositions and ideological assumptions of travellers. The SATW invites proposals for papers that examine unexpected encounters in American travel writing.

(dis)Comfort in American Travel Writing at Am Lit Assn, May 23-26 2013; deadline Jan 13, 2013

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 10:59am
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Society for American Travel Writing

Some seek the pleasure cruise. Others prefer roughing it. The pleasures of comfort or the joys of discomfort can shape travel writing, lending it elements of conflict, suspense, or humor. Such moments are frequently sites of exposure and insight as well, disclosing a traveller's presuppositions, expectations, and ideological frameworks. The SATW invites proposals for papers that analyze moments of (dis)comfort in American travel writing. Possible questions include: In what ways does (dis)comfort serve as a measure by which a place is judged? How does (dis)comfort reveal a travel writer's expectations and prejudices? How does (dis)comfort reveal travel infrastructures and the political realities that create and sustain them?

Clash Zones: Identities in (R)Evolution - April 5-6, 2013

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:41am
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Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
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CLASH ZONES: IDENTITIES IN (R)EVOLUTION
an interdisciplinary graduate student conference
sponsored by the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies

Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Date: April 5-6, 2013
Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2012

The graduate students from nine universities of the Boston-area Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies present a biannual interdisciplinary conference entitled "Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution," to be held at MIT on April 5-6, 2013.

Call for Book Reviews

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 5:23am
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Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

Book reviewers needed for a specific list of books. Please send an email with your academic interests and we'll try to find a matching book. This posting is open-ended, with a revolving deadline. Also includes works in French and other languages.

Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloqiuum February 23, 2012 (proposals by December 1)

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:11pm
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Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloqiuum
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Medieval Studies Student Colloquium
Call for Papers

The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-second annual Student Colloquium. It will take place Saturday February 23rd at the A.D. White House. We look forward to Professor Amy Remensnyder of Brown University's key-note lecture on her current research regarding the uses of images of the virgin in the creation of identity in late medieval Spain.

UPDATE: SW/TX PCA/ACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/16/12; 2/13/13-2/16/12)

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 7:36pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
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34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 13 – 16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Get those papers in – time is getting short!
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Submit proposals to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

The Poetics of Multilingualism – La Poétique du plurilinguisme International Colloquium, ELTE, Budapest, 4-5-6

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 2:58pm
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Centre des Hautes Études de la Renaissance, University Eötvös Loránd (ELTE), Hungary

The Poetics of Multilingualism – La Poétique du plurilinguisme
International Colloquium, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary 4-5-6 April 2013.

The goal of the conference is to focus on poetical, metrical, and linguistic principles in bilingual and multilingual texts. It aims to present the interactions of different literary traditions with their specific constraints, as well as the way multilingual texts obey or oppose established compositional rules and principles.

"The Peaceable Kingdom? Cultural and language communities in Canada and the rule of law",5-7 April 2013

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 2:25pm
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Polish Association for Canadian Studies/Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
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It is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 6th Congress of Polish Canadianists, which will take place between 5th and 7th of April 2013 in Poznań, Poland. Congress presentations will focus on the often disturbed or destabilized relations among linguistic, literary and cultural communities of Canada in the context of the political and legal framework within which they exist. We hope to draw scholars from a variety of disciplines within the Canadian Studies and beyond who want to reflect on the emergence of multidisciplinary links among the political, the social and the cultural within Canada.

CINEMATIC MELODRAMA April 11-14, 2013

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Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 11:59am
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AAIS 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.

Organizer: Maria Alexandra Catrickes, Yale University, maria.catrickes@yale.edu

Performing Arts Management Today 2013

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Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9:33am
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IUGTE
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International Conference
Performing Arts Management Today
December 17 - 21, 2013

at Retzhof Castle Educational Institute
in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria!

"Performing Arts Management Today" is the professional conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts administration and training.

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