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[UPDATE] Sex and Spirit in the Works of William Blake: NeMLA 2013

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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 3:19pm
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Karen Guendel / Boston University
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

To diversify the current critical discussion of sexuality and spirituality in the works of William Blake, this panel invites explorations of the relationships between these two areas, broadly defined. How, in Blake's words and images, are issues of sex (gender, eroticism, procreation, sexualities, straight or queer, etc.) related to issues of spirit (faith, spiritual vision, religious institutions and practices, etc.)? All critical approaches are welcome. E-mail 250 word abstracts (MS Word or PDF) to Karen Guendel, kareng@bu.edu.

Fan Culture and Theory PCA/ACA March 27-30

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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 2:46pm
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Popular Culture Association
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Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory.
Submission deadline is November 30, 2012

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Global Realism (ACLA, Toronto 4/4-7/2013; deadline 11/1/2012)

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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:01pm
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Geoff Baker and Ayelet Ben-Yishai / American Comparative Literature Organization
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Global Realism

Presenters sought for a panel on "Global Realism" at the 2013 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Toronto. Panel abstract below, and submissions should be made at http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/ You need not be a member of the ACLA to submit, but accepted participants will need to become members prior to registering for the conference.

"Global Realism"

Fat Representations: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:47pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
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The peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Humanities invites submissions of scholarly articles, nonfiction essays, and book and film reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the linkages between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorized?

[UPDATE] Pedagogies and the Profession

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:42pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference
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February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.

Pride and Humility: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association

From the rage of Achilles to Priam's subservient pleadings for Hector's body, from the conceit of King Lear to the meekness of Cordelia, from the terribilità of Michelangelo's Moses to the earthy nobility of Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, from the detachment of Lao Tzu to the powerful assertions of Nietzsche, and from the pride punished in Dante's Purgatory to the pride celebrated by Michael Eric Dyson; writers, thinkers, and artists through the ages have addressed fundamental questions about the nature of pride and humility.

Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research journal

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 3:45pm
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Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research journal
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Call for Papers: Deadline November 30, 2012
Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research Journal (ISSN 2278 – 9529)
Research Papers are invited for January 2013 Issue (Vol. II. Issue. I)

Journal is Indexed/ Included in:
DOAJ
EBSCO
IndexCopernicus
Duotrope
Every Writer's Resource
Library of Congress
The Knowledge Network
National Library of Sweden

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: galaxyimrj@gmail.com

For submissions: galaxyimrj@gmail.com

Website: http://www.galaxyimrj.com/

Islam and the West: A Love Story?

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Sadia Zulfiqar, University of Glasgow, UK

Islam and the West: A Love Story?
A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Symposium
University of Glasgow
Saturday 24th November 2012

Children's Literature Association 2013 Phoenix Award panel

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:26am
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Children's Literature Association

Call for Papers:
Phoenix Award Session
Deadline: November 30, 2012

40th Annual Children's Literature Association Conference
University of Southern Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi
June 13-15, 2013

The Phoenix Award Committee and the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee of the Children's Literature Association are planning a joint session at the 40th Children's Literature Association Conference, held in Biloxi, Mississippi from June 13 to 15, 2013 and hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi. The Phoenix Awards recognize books published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at the time, but that the committees have determined to be of lasting value.

[CORRECTION] - The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Deadline for proposals: Jan. 31, 2013)

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:28am
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Károli Gáspár University
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Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

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