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[UPDATE] CFP: Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association February 13-16, 2013

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5:50pm
Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency
Conference Theme: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a global context
Come present with us! Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous issues.

Submit abstracts at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

***DEADLINE Extended to December 2, 2012***

Papers on Mimetic Theory ( February 15, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 4:51pm
Skandalon, an International Online Journal on Mimetic Theory

Call for Papers
The NEW journal Skandalon, an International Online Journal on Mimetic Theory, is to be published in the summer of 2013.
We are a small group of young scholars of mimetic theory who are launching this journal as a forum for emerging work by early career researchers.
Skandalon will be an interdisciplinary journal; we want to know in which fields of study you are using Mimetic Theory and how it is furthering your field.
The first volume is entirely open call. Topics of interest include the following, but we also welcome innovative and thoughtful papers that this list does not encapsulate:

Southern Writers/Southern Writing 2013 Conference

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 3:25pm
The University of Mississippi Department of English Graduate Students

The 19th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2013 Faulkner Conference will be available at http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.

[UPDATE] CFP American Studies SWTX PCA ACA Albuquerque, NM Feb. 13-16, 2013

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 2:37pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012

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

[UPDATE]: "Public/Private" NC STATE Grad Extended Deadline Dec 1

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 2:36pm
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

"I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"

Extended Deadline: December 1, 2012

Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University would like to announce an extension of the deadline for abstracts from Nov 15 to December 1, 2012.

History Section at MASAL 2013 Conference Submission Deadline Dec. 6

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 2:17pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

Call for Papers: History Section at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 2013 Conference

Friday, March 22, 2013 | Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Submission Deadline: Dec. 6, 2012

The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, a regional multidisciplinary academic association for the humanities, welcomes proposals for presentations on any area of history study for our 2013 annual conference. Submit your paper abstract or complete panel proposal at themichiganacademy.org by Dec. 6, 2012.

Hippolita: Confused Loyalties (The Castle of Otranto, 1764)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 10:29am
Chelsea N. Beabout

Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto has been heralded as the first Gothic novel, and due to this recognition the novel can be examined as a text that set future norms within the Gothic genre. Many of the stereotypical archetypes of the Gothic were present even in this initial work, such as the incestuous and obsessive villain, the ineffectual but chivalrous hero, and the virtuous heroine. Several of Walpole's characters fill these roles, with the exception of Hippolita, who is largely un-discussed and dismissed in modern literary analysis. With a superficial reading of her character, she appears to fit into no canonized archetype, and serve no over-arching purpose.

CFP: Wide Screen A Century of Indian Cinema

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:50am
Wide Screen

Call for Papers

Wide Screen Special Issue: A Century of Indian Cinema
Edited by Kartik Nair and Kuhu Tanvir

Indian Cinema: A Hundred Years, A Hundred Cinemas

Indian Cinema has overwhelmingly been thought and written of as the sum of its stars, songs, and studios, which come together on-screen in melodramas about life and death, love and marriage. For this special issue of Wide Screen, we invite papers that prospect the cinematic terrain beyond these big-budget, mass-audience, song-and-dance spectacles. This is not simply to fill in the blanks of film history, but to critically expand our understanding of the diverse practices, pleasures, and publics that have constituted 'cinema' in the subcontinent over the past century.

Excess

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:29am
Department of English

University of Sfax, Tunisia
Faculty of Letters and Humanities
The English Department and the Research Unit in Discourse Analysis (GRAD) jointly organise on 4-6 April 2013 an international conference on:
Excess(es)

[Extended Deadline] Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses:23-24 April 2013

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5:44am
Project CILM - Centre for Comparative Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon

[New Deadline for proposals: 17 December 2012]

Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses:23-24 April 2013

One of the greatest paradoxes of the 21st century is the fact that, even though western societies have reached an outstanding scientific and technological development, fear and insecurity continue to be very much alive in public discourse as well as in our private life. Concerns about terrorism, urban criminality, global epidemics, computer piracy and organized crime and, more recently, about the outcomes of the financial and economic crises circulate widely in the media and their highly politicized representations shape much of our everyday life.

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