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Jeff Daniel Marion Festival--April 11-12, 2013

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:55am
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English Department, Carson-Newman College
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The English Department at Carson-Newman College is hosting the Jeff Daniel Marion Festival on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2013, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The Festival will honor the life and work of the great Appalachian writer with a series of academic panels and plenary speakers (Ted Kooser, George Ella Lyon, and Robert Morgan). Proposals about any aspect of Marion's work are desired and should be submitted by December 15, 2012 to Shawn O'Hare at sohare@cn.edu. Abstracts (individual papers or proposed panels) should be limited to 250 words. Early proposals are greatly appreciated.

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies section of the Michigan Academy -- Due Dec 6, 2012

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 2:01am
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Interdisciplinary Studies section of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters
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Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters
CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 Annual Conference
Hosted by Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Friday, March 22, 2013

Interdisciplinary Studies Section

Accepting panel, poster, and paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ/integrate science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities. In particular:

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 13-16, 2013

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:54pm
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Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

The Balkans Dialogue: Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics in the Balkans and Turkey

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 3:53pm
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Institute for Cultural Relations Policy

International conference organised by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy in cooperation with Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences and Dialogue Platform Association

Budapest, Hungary 8–9 February, 2013

Conference topics: Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes. Emerging security challenges.

Conference location: KJU Budapest Campus, (1139) Budapest, Frangepán utca 50-56.

[UPDATE] Natures 2013--Critical Identities [10-24-12/2-15-13]

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 3:16pm
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Natures 2013: An Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
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Deadline for submissions to Natures 2013 has been extended to October 24, 2012.

Theme: "Critical Identities: Finding and Expressing Critical Points of View in Humanities Scholarship"

All scholars working in the broad field of the humanities are invited to share their experiences working through the issue of finding and expressing critical points of view in their various disciplines. While papers written through an ecocritical lens are particularly encouraged, all submissions that reflect thoughtfully on the conference theme of "Critical Identities" are welcome.

The Kay Boyle Society panel session at the ALA Annual Conference, Boston, May 23-26, 2013

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 2:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rai Peterson, Ball State University
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Reading and Teaching Kay Boyle

This session will address participants' experiences with reading and teaching Kay Boyle, with the aim of sharing practices (including specific strategies, curricula and assignments) and demonstrating the interest of engaging students with reading Boyle in the 21rst century.

Proposals should be sent to Rai Perterson (Ball State University) rai@bsu.edu by 14th December, 2012.

Kay Boyle panel session at the Alternation Modernisms International Conference, May 16-18 2013, Cardiff, UK

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:07pm
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Anne Reynes-Delobel, Aix-Marseille Université
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The conference gives an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of Kay Boyle in modernist literary studies. The aim is to underscore her achievements as writer, poet and editor by taking into account her active engagement in the wider cultural and public sphere. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Kay Boyle's alternative experimentation with language and form in prose and/or poetry;
- The importance and significance of her participation in little magazines;
- The mutual influence of her friendships and relationships with other writers, poets and artists;
- The originality and impact of her engagement in politics and the political;

RAW: Research, Art, Writing An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:15am
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The University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association
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RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Van Romans, President at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Richardson, Texas
March 22-23, 2013

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of The University of Texas at Dallas invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing, an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the arts and humanities, the fifth annual RAW symposium continues to advance the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.

M. Wynn Thomas Prize (annual essay prize)

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Alyce von Rothkirch/Swansea University

M. Wynn Thomas Prize

The M. Wynn Thomas Prize is offered to celebrate outstanding scholarly work in the field of Welsh writing in English. There are two prize categories: the 'Open' category and the 'New Scholars' category. Essays submitted may be unpublished or published. Topics may include all aspects of Welsh writing in English as well as the inter-relationship of Welsh writing in English with cognate areas (Welsh Studies, history, cultural studies, film/media studies, translation studies, performance/theatre studies, digital humanities, comparative literature etc.).

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2013 (Deadline: November 1, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:40pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2013

April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Riverfront Marriott
100 General McIntosh Boulevard

Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone (912) 233-7722

Fax (912) 233-3765

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on children's and adolescent literature for our 44th annual conference.

While I welcome essays pertaining to any area of children's and adolescent literature, I am particularly interested in explorations of "nature" (broadly defined) in children's and adolescent literature and culture, including books, films, digital texts, video games, and other media.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE - Abstracts by Nov 16, Papers by Dec 16)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:46pm
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Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women. In this new feminist theory text entitled Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, the book's ultimate goal is to discuss, explain, and explore the following areas of concern: how women were prevented from being helpful to their sisters; how they may have been encouraged to dismiss woman-centered calls for equality, political clout, or sexual power; or when and how some women were actually forced to turn their backs on their sisters as a means of protecting themselves and what little power they actually possessed.

Subject to Change

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia, Department of English

Subject to Change: Nature, Text, and the Limits of the Human

Conference Date: March 22-24, 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 30, 2012

We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, environmental, ethical, and aesthetic implications of living in a world in which the primacy of the human has been called into question.

What does it mean to read an object if we, too, are objects? Do inanimate subjects have a claim to the agency that humans have usually taken to be theirs alone? How are artists and scholars supposed to see into the life of things: the animal, the synthetic, the digital, the inert, the abject? How do we read after nature in a world of things?

Keynote Speech by Timothy Morton

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