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[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
Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbara

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
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
The Rat's Mouth Review of Florida Atlantic University

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
Ensley F. Guffey/Cleveland Community College



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.

Ireland in Comparison

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:52pm
American Conference of Irish Studies

CFP: Ireland in Comparison
A Panel at ACIS Chicago, April 10-13, 2013

CFP: Second Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:28pm
Popular Culture Scholars Association

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
Italian Association of North American Studies

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
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
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

[UPDATE] Currents and Countercurrents, CFP 01/20/13

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:38am
Nordic Association for American Studies (Karlstad University, Sweden)

The 23rd biennial conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies 2013
Second Call for Papers

Friday May 24- Sunday May 26, 2013
Karlstad University, Sweden

2013 Conference on John Milton

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:45pm
Conference on John Milton

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:

Space and Place: Production and Transformation

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:46pm
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

[UPDATE] Technical Communication Beyond Belief

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:18pm
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

 

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) invites proposals for papers, posters, and workshops to be given at its annual conference immediately preceding the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). The sixteenth annual ATTW conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The full-day event includes concurrent sessions, poster presentations, workshops, book exhibits, and opportunities for exchanging ideas and networking in an academic environment.

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices February 22-23, 2013

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:18pm
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (University of Virginia)

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices
February 22-23, 2013
Keynote: "The Peraldus Project: Edition, Translation, and Transmission of the Summa de vitiis" (Richard Newhauser, Arizona State University)

"Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut."
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")

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