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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.

Texts in Contexts: New Cultural Constellations in Translation Studies-April 14 to April 16, 2013

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5:40am
Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) Hamad bin Khalifa University, & Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, Doha, Qatar

Many scholars argue that the translation of texts operates within an international cultural system in which certain languages, deemed "central," enjoy a cultural and economic monopoly. While the cultural centers formed around these languages tend to dictate the movement of texts to and from so-called "peripheral" languages, such monopolies do undergo transformations. Indeed, once-peripheral languages can find themselves at the center of the international cultural system as historical circumstances shift and change.

[UPDATE] Space and Place: Production and Transformation (Feb. 28 - Mar. 1)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 2:16am
University of Utah Department of English


University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012
Conference Dates: Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st, 2013

Sponsored by the Department of English, College of Humanities, and Tanner Humanities Center

Call for Participation - Teaching Students About Plagiarism: What It Looks Like and How It Is Measured

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:55pm
Diana Stout / Western Michigan University

Student investigator: Diana Stout
Dissertation Chair investigator: Dr. Jonathan Bush

TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT PLAGIARISM: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW IT IS MEASURED

Invitation for Participation in Online Survey

November 11, 2012

Dear Composition Instructor:

You are invited to participate in a research project titled "Teaching Students About Plagiarism: What It Looks Like and How It Is Measured," which serves as Diana Stout's dissertation project.

CFP: Posthuman Poetry Anthology [Due January 1, 2013]

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:16pm
Aaron Apps and Feng Sun Chen / University of Minnesota

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Unbecoming: An Anthology of Posthuman Poetry

In the twenty-first century poetry interfaces with animal-machine. The "human" is not a given concept, but rather is one that is made in an ongoing technological and anthropological process. We hope to publish an anthology of poetry that participates in technological, biological, representational, sexual, political and theoretical post-humanisms. We're looking for poetry that engages with or is written by animals, beasts, monsters, creatures, aliens, cyborgs, etc. How do bodies that are misunderstood, misfitting, ugly, failures, etc., challenge western, enlightenment figurations of the "self" and "human"? What are the poetics of rhetorical bodies that exceed definition?

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture Area SW/TX PCA/ACA

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:40pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

34th Annual Conference February 13-16, 2013
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/

Updated Submission Deadline: 12/02/12

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature for the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect to the conference theme of "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context" are particularly welcome.

North Texas Graduate English Conference April 13th, 2013

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 6:58pm
Graduate Student Association at the University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the Spring 2013 North Texas Graduate English Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2012. Fully expanded details may be found at our UTA English Graduate Student Association Facebook group.

Theme: "Reflections: Images and Everymen."

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Armintor, Associate Professor of English at the University of North Texas and author of the book The Little Everyman: Stature and Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century English Literature (University of Washington Press, 2011).

Call for Papers

Catastrophe, Calamity and Chaos in the Pre-Modern World — Virtual Symposium

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 5:43pm
The Pre-Modern Institute (University of Alberta)

The Pre-Modern Institute (formerly the Medieval and Modern Institute) at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Athabasca University and PreMiss (the Pre-Modern Institute Student Society), is soliciting proposals for participation in a virtual (fully on-line) symposium on "Catastrophe, Calamity and Chaos in the Pre-Modern World." The symposium time-slot (8:30 – 10:30 AM PST) permits active participation from across a large number of time zones, and is specifically designed to enable conversations among specialists who otherwise would not encounter one another. Participants will discuss previously-circulated presentations, available in advance through a symposium website.

[UPDATE] CFP: Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 13-16, 2013)

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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 4:42pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Extended deadline: December 2 (Was November 16)

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 13-16, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: +1 505 842 1234

Computer Culture: Call for Papers

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