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Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11. Apil 22-23, 2013. Proposal submission deadline Dec. 17

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 8:14am
Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon.

This CfP is for a poetry section of the larger conference "Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses" from April 22-23 at the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas at the Universidade de Lisboa.

Those interested in participating should send 200 word proposals by Dec. 17, 2012 in response to the following CALL FOR PAPERS:

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11

JoDRM 2013

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 4:21am
Journal of Defense Resources Management

The Journal of Defense Resources Management (JoDRM) is listed in the following prestigious international databases and catalogs:
•Ulrich's Global Serials Directory
•Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
•EBSCO - International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center
•ProQuest
•Open Access English Language Journals Portal (OPENJ-GATE)
•Index Copernicus
•WORLDCAT
•Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK)

The aim of JoDRM is to disseminate the results of the theoretical and practical research investigations undertaken by reputable professionals worldwide in the holistic field of defense resources management.

CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago - Deadline 1/18/2013

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:40pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative
nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline is 5pm, Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please send submissions electronically to: uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

Crime Strikes in Suburbia: The Gothic Suburban Imagination in Post-World War II American Crime Writers

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 4:33pm
American Literature Association (Conference in May 2013)

This panel seeks to explore the presence of the suburban landscape in American crime fiction. Novelists of horror novels, such as Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson, have been studied for the Gothic imagination in their suburban tales. However, this panel seeks to explore the reasons for and ramification of placing suburbia as the backdrop in a different genre: namely, crime novels from the 1950s onward. Some possible angles include: to what extent does suburbia become redefined in genre fiction? What place and purpose does suburbia hold for crime fiction writers of a chosen period? How do transgressions get configured in such a setting? I welcome submissions that explore these and other angles.

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2013

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:08am
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference
London Ontario October 16-19, 2013

ENLIGHTENMENT CONSTELLATIONS

Call for Panels, Roundtables, and Papers:

CFP: Fandom and Pedagogy (Collection)

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:33am
Amylea Clemons

CFP: Fandom and Pedagogy (collection)

In Constance Penley's 1994 text NASA/TREK, she quotes an unnamed fanfiction writer turned professional author as stating, "Forget Breadloaf. Forget the Iowa Writers Workshop....fandom is the best writing workshop in the country."

Scholarly essays are sought for a potential collection on fandom studies and post-secondary pedagogy. All theoretical approaches welcome. Feminist approaches particularly wanted.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Sylvia Townsend Warner: Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize 31/03/13

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 7:03am
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society invites entries to the Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Competition, instituted to recognise the late Mary Jacobs' outstanding contribution to Warner studies.

The prize offered is £200 (GBP), publication of the winning entry in the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society and one year's free membership of the Society.

IV Seminario EC3. Altmetrics y Unidades de Bibliometría

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 5:47am
Grupo de Investicación EC3. Evaluación de la Ciencia y la Comunicación Científica

El Seminario EC3 sobre Evaluación y Comunicación de la Ciencia (I Seminario, II Seminario, III Seminario) es un encuentro bienal que pretende servir como punto de encuentro a los investigadores y profesionales del área, mostrar las tendencias más recientes en la investigación sobre bibliometría y evaluación de la ciencia, a la vez que presentar el trabajo más reciente del grupo EC3. Asimismo pretendemos servir de interfaz entre la práctica científica y profesional intentando buscar una vertiente aplicada de las técnicas y herramientas bibliométricas.

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture Extended Deadline Dec. 2nd (Conference 2/13-16)[Update]

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:15pm
Shane Trayers /SWTX PCA/ACA Albuquerque

--Deadline has been extended to December 2nd for Abstracts --
The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA

February 13-16, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Conference theme is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:52pm
Lucas Tromly / University of Manitoba

Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2013 meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston (23-26 May, 2013).

I seek papers that explore heritage tourism, or tourism motivated by the desire to recover a cultural identity, either the traveler's own or that of another group. I welcome papers that deal with non-fiction travel writing, fiction, film, poetry, or theory.

Relevant issues may include:

Heritage and objectification: museums, photographs, souvenirs, etc.

Heritage and the touristic gaze

The usable or invented past

Globalization, diaspora, long-distance nationalism

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