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CFP: Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 (The University of York, England, UK, 21-22 June 2013)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Robin Macdonald, Emilie Murphy, Elizabeth Swann / The University of York

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800

The University of York, England, UK.
21-22 June 2013

Confirmed keynote addresses from:
Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield)
Matthew Milner (McGill University)
& Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton)

American Studies Area SW TX PCA ACA Albuquerque, NM Feb. 13-16, 2013

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein Haven/SW TX PCA ACA
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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: November 16, 2012

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

[Update] Kalamazoo 2013--Reading Body Language: Digestion, Boundaries, and Community in the Middle Ages

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Wu, Cornell University
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In the Norwich heresy trials, a Lollard named Margery Baxter shocked her interrogators by claiming that, if the Eucharist were the body of Christ, then one could find Christ's body in pieces in all the local privies. In her reply, Baxter shrewdly recognizes that the test of heresy in the interrogators' questioning is a test of the body - whether Baxter takes in the body of Christ as they do and so belongs in their community of like bodies. Baxter's response, by identifying the bodies of her interrogators and their community as foul, turns around their attempts to define and expel her from the body of the Church.

Reading Body Language: Digestion, Boundaries, and Community in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Wu, Cornell University
contact email: 

In the Norwich heresy trials, a Lollard named Margery Baxter shocked her interrogators by claiming that, if the Eucharist were the body of Christ, then one could find Christ's body in pieces in all the local privies. In her reply, Baxter shrewdly recognizes that the test of heresy in the interrogators' questioning is a test of the body - whether Baxter takes in the body of Christ as they do and so belongs in their community of like bodies. Baxter's response, by identifying the bodies of her interrogators and their community as foul, turns around their attempts to define and expel her from the body of the Church.

CFP for Area, Arab Culture in the U.S. (Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 13-16, 2013)

updated: 
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 9:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 34th Annual Conference of the

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.swtxpca.org

Conference Theme
Celebrating Popular/ American Culture(s) in a Global Context

Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 16, 2012
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: December 31, 2012

Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 8:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
T.J. Welch, Florida State University
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Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.

Subjects and methods may include, but aren't limited to:

NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013: New Approaches to The Jazz Age

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 7:18pm
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Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College
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Both Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby highlight the continuing influence of the literature of "The Jazz Age." This panel seeks to deepen our understanding of "The Roaring Twenties" and to offer new approaches to its literature. Topics might include new approaches to Fitzgerald and/or Hemingway, The Harlem Renaissance, Gender and Politics, Working Class and/or Immigrant Writers, and the intersections between visual and literary art. Send abstracts of 250 words to nancy.vonrosk@msmc.edu

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2012.

NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013): On the Road before _On the Road_: Transatlantic Travel Narratives, 1850-1918

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Simon, chair (Utah Valley University)
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The poetics of the road trip are frequently associated with literature of the twentieth century: from Steinbeck's tragic-epic account of automobile displacement, to Kerouac's celebration of carefree vagabondism, to McCarthy's apocalyptic vision of our permanent expulsion from home, writers of the unprecedentedly mobile last century have examined the rewards and costs that accompany the call of the road. These examinations recall the early-nineteenth-century Romantic idealization of travel as a form of spontaneous self-discovery through the individual's surrender to, and fusion with, the sublime forces of nature.

UPDATE: "Manuscripts and Their Context in Thirteenth- to Fifteenth-Century England" for XXII TEMA CONFERENCE

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:17pm
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Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Oklahoma
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For the XXII TEMA CONFERENCE at the University of Houston, October 12-13, 2012, the University of Oklahoma Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce a paper call for one session:

Manuscripts and Their Context in Thirteenth- to Fifteenth-Century England

18th and 19th Century British Women Writers Conference 2013 "Customs," Apr 4-6, 2013

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association
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The 2013 British Women Writers Conference will center around the theme of "Customs." Customs are often thought of as the habits or social norms that dictate behavior, sometimes so rigidly that they appear to be laws. Conversely, though, "custom" can refer to a product or service tailored to the "customer's" individual specifications, or the taxes or duties on imports/exports, the governmental department charged with implementing such fees, or the place in which all items entering a country from foreign parts are examined for contraband.

"Cinema Chauceriana": A Collection of Essays

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 3:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tison Pugh & Kathleen Kelly

"Cinema Chauceriana" will explore the representation of Chaucer and his literature on film, as well as the surprising dearth of this corpus in comparison to other narrative artists of the English literary tradition (e.g., Shakespeare, Dickens, the Brontë sisters, Henry James). We envision the collection as comprising two primary sections, with the first explicitly theorizing this lack of cinematic representation and the second analyzing various representatives of Cinema Chauceriana, including Powell and Pressburger's "A Canterbury Tale" (1944), Pier Paolo Pasolini's "I Racconti di Canterbury" (1972), Brian Helgeland's "A Knight's Tale" (2001), and the BBC "Canterbury Tales" (2003), among others.

Rendering Romance in Word and Image--Medieval Assoc of the Pacific, San Diego CA, Mar 21-23, 2013

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 3:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carol Harding/ Medieval Association of the Pacific
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We invite conference papers for the 2013 Medieval Association of the Pacific conference to be held in San Diego, March 21-23. This particular panel session explores any feature(s) of manuscripts concerning word and/or image in medieval romance texts. How do images in a manuscript help us understand the romance text? its characters, setting, readership or patronage? Does a romance text form a visual or rhetorical relationship with other texts bound within the same manuscript? Are there heretofore unremarked rhetorical passages or patterns that conjure an imagined visual world in the romance text?

CFP: Motor Culture and the Road, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Ann. Conf. Feb, 13-16, 2013, Proposals Due: Nov. 16, 2012

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 2:48pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association 34th Annual Conference, February 13-16, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Area: Motor Culture and the Road, Chair: Stacy Rusnak
Deadline for Submissions: November 16, 2012

Motor Culture and the Road relates to a wide variety of areas of cultural significance in the global context. By expanding the concept of "motor" to mobility in general, and increasing our understanding of the road as both a liberating and confining space, we can explore our ever-shifting notions of identity formation.

SWTX welcomes scholars at all levels. Graduate students are encouraged, and SWTX awards a number of monetary awards for the best graduate papers

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