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CFP: Food… In… Space! The Limitless Foodie Frontier!

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:26pm
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Section of SW/TX PCA/ACA
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What are the limits, flavors, and potential heights of imagination one can explore in film, literature, or television portrayals of food in space? Alien palates, recycling pitfalls (Soylent Green is people!) replicator malfunctions…. how is a captain supposed to get his Earl Grey hot with all this technology?

From Frezgel, to protein based soy food, Kep-Mok Blood Ticks to a good old Martian Big Mac to "the finest organic suspension ever devised"… what do life forms exploring space travel do about food? What happens when cultures clash? When they blend? When they consider each other food? Let's explore the possibilities. And maybe eat some good food.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Music, Fashion and Style

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:07pm
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Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture From Intellect Publishers of original thinking
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Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Call for Papers for a Special Issue:
Music, Fashion and Style

Editor: Jessica Strubel

Timeline: All submissions due by June 1, 2013

This issue of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture will take an in depth look at the interface of popular music and style in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The sartorial element of music subcultures is basic to subcultural identity in that dress is a visual language that reflects the shared understandings of a culture.

[Reminder]: The New Latina/o Immigrant: Shifts in Literary Perspective (NeMLA 2013, Boston, March 21-24)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:53pm
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Melissa Bobe / Rutgers University
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In light of recent anti-immigrant sentiment and political action, this panel will explore the ways in which racism and xenophobic policy have changed the Latina/o literary output in America. What challenges do Latina/o immigrants, both documented and undocumented, face today? How are these challenges different from those faced by Latina/o immigrants who arrived earlier in the 20th century? How have Latina/o literary voices shifted in the face of these new challenges?

Contact Melissa Bobe, Rutgers University, at apis.melissa@gmail.com. DEADLINE: September 30, 2012.

Topics explored may include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] "The Ambassadorship of Literature" Deadline Extended Oct. 1

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:30pm
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New York University

"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012

The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.

Centennial Reader -- Call for submissions -- Issue #4

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:06pm
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The Centennial Reader

Pornography is now a part of most Canadians' lives. For many, it's an intrusion: the spam they receive in their email inbox, advertising increased sexual performance or organ size. For others, it's a choice: easy access into a world of unbridled sexuality in as many forms as the human imagination has been able to invent.

Its ubiquity suggests that pornography is a cultural landmark, a consequence of our way of living. This issue of The Centennial Reader invites submissions that explore its meaning, its effects, and its presence in our world.

For more information on style and approach, please visit our website: www.thecentennial.ca/submissions

American Shame: Body, Culture, and the Politics of Emotion, Edited Collection [9/1/12-11/1/12]

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 5:20pm
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Myra Mendible, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University
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This interdisciplinary collection builds on the premise that much can be learned about a society by examining how it transacts, deploys, and deals with "shame." The work sets out to explore how American identity is culturally and historically bound to its distinctive emotional landscape, and in particular, to understand how public shaming practices express and fuel collective anxieties of distinction, separation, and status.

UPDATE - Steampunk edited collection

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:41pm
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Brian Croxall and Rachel Bowser
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We are seeking abstracts for inclusion in a proposal for an edited volume on the subject of steampunk. The anthology will present a varied look at steampunk culture and criticism, presenting a comprehensive look at the genre's impact and development in the fields of art and material cultural. Accordingly, we seek proposals that explore any of a range of iterations of the genre. These may include, for example, analysis of:

Special Topics:Thomas Merton - Nature - Peace - Social Justice - in Dialogue with other writers (11/1/2012, 4/4-6/2013)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:05pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the 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 Thomas Merton and Nature/Peace/Social Justice/ Other Writers for our
44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Law and Popular Culture

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:00pm
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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn
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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2013 National Conference March 27-30, 2013, Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.
Call for Papers—Law and Popular Culture Area
We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining the law and the legal profession wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're open to any others you might want to explore) the law and/or the legal profession in/and/of:

Nature in the Renaissance (for CEA April 4-6, 2013/ abstracts due by 11/1)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 3:47pm
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Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
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The College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on "Nature in the Renaissance" for our 44th annual conference in Savannah. Essays might usefully explore the construction of human nature in 16th and 17th century British literature or the "nature" of the period itself or its rich and varied literature. How is the natural world represented? What is the nature of familial or social bonds? What constitutes "natural" and therefore normative behavior, belief, or philosophy? Or how does the literature depict that which is "unnatural" or abnormal? Please submit your proposal on-line at http://www.cea-web.org.

CEA-MAG Annual Spring Conference 2013 - Abstracts due 12/15/12

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 2:45pm
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"Nature and Artifice," College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2013
Call for Papers
"Nature and Artifice"
9 March 2013
Keynote Speaker: Performance Poet and Writer Linda Joy Burke

Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

"Students, Faculty, and the Common Good" — a CFP from NEA's Thought & Action, due 1/31

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 1:33pm
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Thought & Action journal/National Education Association
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The Thought & Action Review Panel invites submissions for "Faculty, Students, and the Common Good," a special focus section of the 2013 issue of NEA's peer-reviewed journal of higher education.

As our nation becomes increasingly partisan and polarized, especially between rich and poor, and as public education becomes increasingly underfunded and targeted by anti-egalitarian forces, we encourage responses that speak to the role of faculty and students in creating a more democratic, more decent society. We ask you: What is the public good, and what does it mean to fight for it? What responsibility do you feel for other people's children?

CFP - American Men's Studies Association 2013 Conference

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 1:06pm
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American Men's Studies Association
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We are now accepting proposals for the American Men's Studies Association (AMSA) 21st Annual Interdisciplinary Men's Studies Conference to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan April 4-7, 2013.

The World We Imagined: Literature, Nature, and the Environment Conference - Winfield, KS April 4-6, 2013 (Deadline Jan 9, 2013)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:39pm
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Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the relationship between Literature, Nature, and the Environment, which will focus on the idea of the environmental imagination, imaginary worlds, and imagined futures.

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