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Experimental Fiction Panel (ALA, May 23-26, 2013, Boston; due Dec 31, 2012)

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:56pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Assoc. The program committee welcomes abstracts on Experimental American Fiction published in the last 25 years.

Contemporary Lit Panel (ALA, May 23-26, 2013; due Dec 31, 2012)

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:52pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Assoc. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.

[UPDATE] CFP: "Translatio: From Rhetoric to Empire," 5th Annual Medievalist Graduate Student Conference, February 15-16, 2013

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:50pm
Medievalists @ Penn, University of Pennsylvania

Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) is a graduate student organization at the University of Pennsylvania invested in developing a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the Middle Ages. We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference entitled "Translatio: From Rhetoric to Empire."

Keynote Speaker: Jamie Taylor, Bryn Mawr College
"Chaucerian translatio: Spanish Wine, Vernacular Invention, and Anglo-Iberian Exchange"

Examining Past and Defining Present [UPDATE}

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:39pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

Examining Past and Defining Present
The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean
April 11 – 13, 2013

Contact: Dr. Emily Allen-Williams, Conference Director
Mr. Morris Gardner, Program Manager
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Avenue, NE | Atlanta, GA 30303 | 404-730-4001
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

Keynote Speaker
Amiri Baraka
Founder of the Black Arts Movement

Transmigrations and transfers:

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 2:34pm
Transmigrations and transfers: natural events and human events in the history of plants

Issue 10 of Altre Modernità (http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/AMonline) means to investigate the following topics both in an applied and a theoretical perspective:

Migrating plants in literature, poetry, visual arts, music …

Great transmigrations of plants and their representations in contemporary culture

Transfers among the various botanical gardens for study purposes and collection completeness

Trade of plants

Spontaneous migration of specimen, analysis of transmigration of individual specimen, and denied transmigrations

The role of gardeners and horticulturists

Modernist Intimacies: Friday May 17, 2013

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 11:56am
University of Sussex, UK

Call for Papers:

Modernist Intimacies

Friday May 17, 2013.

The Centre for Modernist Studies
University of Sussex

Responding to recent scholarly constellations of modernism, affect and intimacy this one-day symposium, hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies at University of Sussex, seeks to explore new ways of thinking about modernist feeling and modernist intimacies. Are there such things as "modernist feelings"? How might different modernist narratives of emotion in psychoanalysis, literary theory, philosophy and medicine be made to collide, disrupt and form new points of contact? How do modernist bodies come together and apart?

[UPDATE] What's in a "Castle of Murder"? Fairy Tales across Time and Place: Celebrating Our Deepest Language

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 6:51pm
The Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature and Culture

Deadline Extension: December 15th, 2012.

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the universal place of fairy tales in the world of communication and education. We are interested in how fairy tales are and have been used to bridge cultures and time, connecting diverse peoples by means of easily translatable concepts. Of particular interest are the struggles of truth and deception, reality and illusion, honesty and trickery; violence, fear, entrapment and salvation; character altering cryptozoological sightings; happiness deferred, denied, and occasionally delivered.

Neo-Victorian Studies: 2013 General Issue

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 5:57pm
Neo-Victorian Studies

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2013 general issue. The editors welcome articles from established and early career scholars and creative artists on any topic related to the exploration of nineteenth-century legacies from twentieth/twenty-first-century perspectives.

CfP Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 4:28pm
Translation, Adaptation & Dramaturgy Working Group. International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Translation, Adaptation & Dramaturgy Working Group
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT)
Annual Meeting – Barcelona, Spain, 22-26 July 2013

12th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference--November 6-10th, 2013. Proposal Deadline March 1, 2013.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 1:09pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

We invite you to visit one of the most compelling and conflicted of Southern capitals—and one central to the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald—to celebrate and contemplate his life and work. As the birthplace of his wife, Zelda Sayre; the site where the couple met in 1918; the sanctuary to which they briefly returned in 1931-32 amid the crack-up of their marriage; the home today to the only Fitzgerald museum in the world; and the setting for many of his most memorable stories, Montgomery, Alabama, is a fantastic site for revisiting aspects of Scott and Zelda's creativity and personality.

ASA panel: Girlhood, Poverty, and Sentimentalism, Deadline: 1/2/2013

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:26pm
American Studies Annual Convention

I am interested in paper proposals for an ASA panel focused on the intersections of girlhood, poverty and sentimentalism. I am particularly interested in research focused on the nineteenth century but will consider papers from a wide range of historical periods. I am open to a variety of different disciplinary approaches. Papers may address the following topics, among others: labor and reform, industrialism, race, sexuality, violence, coming-of-age literature, and transatlantic/ or transnational approaches to the study of girlhood.

Please send 400 word abstracts and 150-300 word bios to Kristen Proehl, Clemson: kproehl@clemson.edu by Jan. 2, 2013.

Essays for Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11:43am
The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, is a fully refereed forum for the dissemination of scholarly work devoted to the cinemas of Japan and Korea and/or the interactions and relations between them.Topics for essays may concern:
historical considerations and reconsiderations;
authorship;
genre;
spectatorship and audiences;
manga and anime;
reception of Japanese and Korean cinema regionally and globally
remakes across national borders;
co-productions;
censorship and regulation of Japanese films in Korea;
Representations of Koreans in Japanese film/Japanese in Korean film;
Reception;
Casting/stars;
Korean cinema under colonialism;

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