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[UPDATE] The Future State of Ireland. 17-18 November

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:51am
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Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote Speakers

Professor Roy Foster (Oxford)
Mr Fintan O'Toole (The Irish Times; Princeton)
Dr Emer Nolan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Dr Elaine Byrne (Trinity College, Dublin)
Liz Burns (Fire Station Artists' Studios; Troubling Ireland Think Tank)
Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne (Kennedy Browne)

The Future State of Ireland is an interdisciplinary conference examining cultural responses to the economic crash. The conference will provide an opportunity for leading thinkers and practitioners across different disciplines to come together to discuss artists' and citizens' reactions and resilience in times of crisis and austerity.

Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media An edited collection by May Friedman (Ryerson University) and Silvia Schu

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:06am
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Silvia Schultermandl

We are looking for original chapters which take up the themes of transnationalism, family, kinship, and subject-formation mediated through new media technologies. The collection investigates phenomena of second orality, new literacy, and quasi-embodied modes of encounter within migration, nationalism and citizenship, including themes of indigeneity and colonialism.

IDEA : STUDIES IN ENGLISH

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 7:15am
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Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference
April 17 -19, 2013, Pamukkale University

The Seventh International IDEA Conference with keynote speakers
Prof. Gerald Prince
Maggie Gee
will be held at Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
on 17 – 19 April 2013.

The Conference will be jointly hosted by
The Department of English Language and Literature of
Pamukkale University and
The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from
the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English,
Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics
and Translation Studies in English.

Call For Submissions: Poetry and Prose for International Literary Journal (print)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 12:11am
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A Few Lines Magazine
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Hello,

A Few Lines Magazine, a print and web journal, is now looking for submissions for its fifth issue. We are a widely read journal with strong roots in Southern California. Poets from all over North America, as well as all over the world, have been published in all of our past issues, and we are seeking to expand our audience and body of contributors.

We accept poetry of most flavors and fiction that is expertly crafted. Our reading time is around one month and we read year-round, so the turnaround is quite fast.

So send us your work - we'd love to have the chance to review it. We encourage contributors to first become familiar with our work. All of our issues are free as PDF downloads. For more information, please go to

Queer Cinema in the 21st Century (Journal issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:22pm
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New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
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CALL FOR PAPERS
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

Queerness has been represented on film, in varying ways, from the advent of motion pictures to the present day. This special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film will explore the forms and functions of queer cinema in the early years of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines.

The Shakespeare Institute Review - deadline 26 Aug 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 5:26pm
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The Shakespeare Institute
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Dear all,

The first issue of The Shakespeare Institute Review was successfully launched at the end of the recent BritGrad conference. The issue, which explores death and mortality in Shakespeare and showcases a marvellous range of contributions, can be found at this link: www.shakesreview.com . Following on from this, we warmly invite submissions for the second issue of the Review, an online academic journal to which postgraduate students of Shakespeare and related programmes are invited to contribute.

AESTHETICS OF POPULAR CULTURE - SEPT. 10, 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 3:51pm
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Jozef Kovalcik / Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Slovakia and Max Ryynänen / Aalto University, School of Arts, Design, and Architecture Pori, Finland
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We encourage scholars with genuine interest in philosophy of art and popular culture to send a max. 250 word abstract for reviewing no later than September 10, 2012 (extended deadline). All schools of philosophy and aesthetic theory (pragmatism, hermeneutics, semiotics, phenomenology, analytic aesthetics, cultural studies, etc.) are accepted.

As keynote speakers we are glad to have two distinguished scholars of contemporary aesthetics, Ted Cohen (University of Chicago) and Jos de Mul (Erasmus University Rotterdam) – both influential across the borders of philosophical schools!

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Submit by Nov 16, 2012)

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 3:37pm
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Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women. In this new feminist theory text entitled Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, the book's ultimate goal is to discuss, explain, and explore the following areas of concern: how women were prevented from being helpful to their sisters; how they may have been encouraged to dismiss woman-centered calls for equality, political clout, or sexual power; or when and how some women were actually forced to turn their backs on their sisters as a means of protecting themselves and what little power they actually possessed.

[UPDATE] SCMS panel: French and Francophone Cinema at the Margins of France

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 1:57pm
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Niels Niessen
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In "An Atlas of World Cinema," Dudley Andrew states that though "we still parse the world by nations," "a wider conception of national image culture is around the corner, prophesied by phrases like 'rooted cosmopolitanism' and 'critical regionalism'." Taking up the directions in which Andrew sees the concept of national cinema opening up, this panel explores the borders of, and within, French cinema. It does so along two main strands. First, it examines the role and visibility of the French regions (or provinces) in French national cinema. French cinema for a long time having been concentrated in only a few places (especially Paris, Nice, Marseille), in recent decades more and more films have been set, shot and produced in the regions.

Deadline August 30: CFP on New Literatures in English

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:21pm
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

THEME
We invite articles on any topic relating to New Literatures in English from
1. Australia
2. New Zealand
3. Africa
3. Canada
4. Asia (excluding India)

Creative Works
i. We invite submission of visual works and poetry.

Book Reviews
i. Please submit review of books on the areas mentioned above (not older than two years).

History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand - NeMLA Mar 21-24, 2013 - D/line Sept 30, 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:07pm
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NorthEast Modern Language Association

"Travelling Back": History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand
Seeking to celebrate Dionne Brand's keynote address at NeMLA 2013 – and to complement the "Caribbean Literature and History" roundtable – this panel will take up the ways that Brand brings history (or histories) into a critical and profound engagement with the contemporary moment, on both individual and national levels. Submissions (max. 500 words) are invited that consider this or related questions in any of Brand's works. Rachel Mordecai, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

CFP: 'So Bad It's Good' (SCMS conference panel, March 2013)

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:19am
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Richard McCulloch & James MacDowell

CALL FOR PAPERS: 'So Bad It's Good' (Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference panel, Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

'So bad it's good' is a familiar enough concept. It has often been invoked by fans, critics and academics in connection with certain kinds of movies and certain kinds of reception, being associated especially with cult film. Yet 'bad' can carry a multitude of meanings in a cult context. For this SCMS conference panel we seek work whose focus is specifically texts that are valued, by fans or critics, for their aesthetic ineptitude or failure – what in film studies is often called 'badfilm'.

Non-Reproduction: Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics, 1 February 2013, Birkbeck College, University of London

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 7:28am
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Fran Bigman, PhD Researcher, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, Sophie Jones and Harriet Cooper, PhD Researchers, Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College,

Cultural anxieties concerning biological reproduction often pivot around the notion of the non-reproductive body, in which intersecting fears about class, race, sexuality, gender and disability are encoded. Media discussions of abortion rates, teenage use of contraception, and gay marriage all register the perceived threat of sex without procreation. In a broader sense, the imperative to safeguard the future by 'thinking of the children' is powerful ideological currency, animating activists on both the left and the right.

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