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Cities of Memory: Performing and Media Arts in the Post-Conflict City 4-5 April, 2013, Queen's University, Belfast

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:31pm
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Dr. Des O'Rawe/School of Creative Arts, Queen's University, Belfast
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Developing from the work of the Belfast-Sarajevo Initiative (2007-2010), the School of Creative Arts at Queen's, in association with the British Academy, is hosting this conference to examine how theatre, performance, film, and the visual arts address post-conflict situations. We will consider proposals that focus on any post-conflict city, or region, and intend the Cities of Memory project to encourage interdisciplinary discussion on the contemporary arts and their relation to issues of testimony, witnessing, forgetting, representation, healing, reconciliation, agency, and metaphor.

Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2013

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:17pm
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Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2013 April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

We invite papers on Rhetoric and Composition that draw on the conference
theme "Nature." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly. Practical and theoretical responses are encouraged.

FAILURE: call for creative submissions

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:40pm
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The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
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Deadline: December 1

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is now welcoming creative submissions for its 2013 conference, themed FAILURE. The conference will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Professor J. Jack Halberstam (USC), author of _The Queer Art of Failure_.

[Update] Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800 / Conference Date: February 9, 2013 / Abstracts Due: December 2, 2012

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:03pm
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Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbara
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The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 9th, and feature keynote speaker Joseph Roach (Yale University).

This conference is being hosted in conjunction with a one-day UC multi-campus research group symposium on "Shakespeare & Risk," which will take place on UCSB's campus on Friday, February 8th, and feature keynote speaker Richard Halpern (New York University). Conference attendees and presenters are cordially invited to attend both Friday's and Saturday's events.

Literature and the Stars

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:13pm
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Culture and Cosmos: a journal of the history of astrology and cultural astronomy

We are inviting submissions for Vol. 17 no 1 (Spring/Summer 2013) on Literature and the Stars. Papers may focus on any time period or culture, and should deal either with representations of astronomy or astrology in fiction, or studies of astronomical or astrological texts as literature. Contributions may focus on western or non-western culture, and on the ancient, medieval or modern worlds.

Papers should be submitted by NOVEMBER 15, 2012. They should typically not exceed 8000 words length and should be submitted to editors@cultureandcosmos.org. Shorter submissions are welcome.

Contributors should follow the style guide

Please include an abstract of c. 100-200 words.

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis, Inaugural Issue

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:12pm
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The Rat's Mouth Review of Florida Atlantic University
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In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

Joss In June Conference on the Works of Joss Whedon

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:07pm
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Ensley F. Guffey/Cleveland Community College
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Joss In June is a one-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, comics (Buffy, Seasons 8 & 9, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Fray, Sugarshock), as well as Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, and Much Ado about Nothing.

The conference will be held at the LeGrand Conference Center at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, North Carolina, USA on June 29, 2013.

CFP: Second Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:28pm
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Popular Culture Scholars Association
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The Popular Culture Scholars Association is proud to announce the Second Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture. The conference will be held February 8-10 at Bowling Green State University, the home of the Department of Popular Culture. See below for the conference's CFP.

Pop Empire: Exploring American Popular Culture

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 10:55am
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Italian Association of North American Studies
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Pop Empire: Exploring American Popular Culture

Guest Editor, Leonardo Buonomo, University of Trieste, Italy

RSA Journal, the official Journal of the Italian Association of North American Studies (AISNA), is accepting submissions for a thematic section focusing on American popular culture to be published
in its 24th issue (2013).

Call for Submissions: Issue 1, Wonder Voyages - December 1, 2012 deadline

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 10:49am
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Unsettling Wonder

Unsettling Wonder is a new literary journal that publishes both creative and academic work on fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. We welcome original writing that deals honestly with such topics as worthwhile in and of themselves: new stories, retellings, and imaginative appropriations. We are both an online and a print publication.

We invite submissions for our inaugural issue, Wonder Voyages. Please send your poetry, prose, flash fiction, and academic abstracts to submissions(at)unsettlingwonder(dot)com by 1 December 2012.

For information about submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.unsettlingwonder.com.

CFP: (Re)creating Our Lived Realities

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 10:26am
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Society for Disability Studies 2013 Conference

Call for proposals
26th annual meeting
Society for Disability Studies
Wednesday, June 19th – Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Double-by-Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

(Re)creating Our Lived Realities

Submission system will open October 4, 2012
at http://www.disstudies.org
Deadline for submissions: November 21, 2012

2013 Conference on John Milton

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:45pm
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Conference on John Milton
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2013 Conference on John Milton
Sponsored by the English Department,
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Papers (not to exceed 20 minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends.

Send two copies of completed papers by June 15, 2013 to

Charles W. Durham
2318 London Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

For more information, call, write, or email the conference directors:

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