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The European Union and the Politicization of Europe

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 12:44pm
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Euroacademia

The Second Euroacademia International Conference
The European Union and the Politicization of Europe

6-8 December 2012, Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

Deadline for Panels: 25 September 2012
Deadline for Papers: 15 October 2012

The Godfather: Influence and Origins (NeMLA, March 21 - 24, 2013 - Deadline: 9/30/12)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:35am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the lasting influence of The Godfather on popular culture &, conversely, its literary and cultural influences. What effect has it had on popular notions of Italian-American ethnic identity? What impact have recent adaptations (from Winegardner novels to video games) had on the film's legacy? Upon what traditions and cultural archetypes does it rely? Papers may treat Puzo's novel, Coppola's films, or other adaptations. Please send 250-word abstracts to Jeffrey Gibson at gibsonje@wesley.edu.

April 4-7, 2013: "Mapping Between Bodies and Sounds" (panel)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:27am
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ACLA Convention
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Mapping Between Bodies and Sounds

The seminar organizers invite abstracts (250 words) for a proposed panel at ACLA, to be held in Toronto April 4-7, 2013. The conference theme is "Global Positioning Systems."

This seminar will address where philosophy, literature and music intersect, and how thinkers, writers and performers—drawing from early modern and materialist understandings of mathematics, music and anatomy to recent theories of cognition, perception, and the digital—have located this intersection in the body. We are in turn interested in how bodies in space, as producers, negotiators and vessels of sound, are themselves mapped by sound and music.

NeMLA 2013 - Deadline 9/30 - Navigating Borderland Culture in Contemporary Literature of the Americas

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:23am
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Nathaniel P. Doherty / Stony Brook University (SUNY)

This panel seeks papers on twentieth and twenty-first century literary artists of the Americas that explore the subject's increasingly complex relationship with national and ethnic cultural complexes. Given the increasingly modular, as opposed to monolithic, nature of these forms for some subjects,

"Unromantic Charlotte Smith", ASECS 2013

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 10:32am
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Jonathan Sadow
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Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are still welcome for the following panel at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, April 4-7, 2013. Abstracts must be submitted by September 15 to sadowjb@oneonta.edu.

Unromantic Charlotte Smith

Though Charlotte Smith's poetry tends to be apprehended by its relationship to romanticism, this panel will seek papers that view her poems and other work through the lens of earlier eighteenth-century discourse. Her relationship to prior works of poetry and poetic genres is an obvious topicof interest, but so might be her relationship to science, natural history,aesthetics, print, and other areas.

Best,

Alternative Enlightenments Conference, 26-28 April 2013

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:53am
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Bilkent University, Program in Civilizations, Cultures and Ideas
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Alternative Enlightenments

An interdisciplinary conference in the humanities

26-28 April 2013, Ankara (Turkey)

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Wijnand Mijnhardt, Professor of History and Director of the Descartes Centre, University of Utrecht

Professor Felicity Nussbaum, Professor of English, UCLA

Salman Rushdie in the 21st century

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:52am
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University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

Salman Rushdie in the 21st Century: Swallowing a world
Date: 7-8 November 2013
Convener: University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
Venue: Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon

Keynote speakers

Abdulrazak Gurnah

Vijay Mishra

Priyamvada Gopal

Renaissance Men at the Middle Temple, 1-2 Feb, 2013 [CfP deadline 12 Oct]

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:26am
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Jackie Watson, Birkbeck College, London
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1st and 2nd February, 2013

Held at Middle Temple Hall and Birkbeck College, London
Organisers: Darren Royston and Jackie Watson

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Jessica Winston (Idaho State University), Dr Sarah Knight (Leicester University) and Dr Lucy Munro (Keele University)

Call for papers

CFP: CEA Annual Conference 4-6 April (Savannah, Georgia 2013)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 6:20pm
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College English Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS: NINETEENTH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
The College English Association's Division of Nineteenth-Century British Literature welcomes proposals for CEA's 44th annual conference 4-6 April 2013 in Savannah, Georgia.

[UPDATE] Teaching Comics and Graphic Novels (11/1/12)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 5:18pm
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George Cusack/University of Oklahoma
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The exploding popularity of comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art forms has led universities across the globe to integrate these texts into their curricula, most commonly within the disciplines of English or literary studies. However, the actual role of these courses within the majors that offer them remains under scrutiny. Many faculty see sequential art texts as mere novelties they can use to lighten the reading load of their courses, or, even worse, see the entire medium as a pop-culture fad that distracts students from the more serious work of literary analysis.

The 54th Annual Convention will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 8-11, 2012 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 5:00pm
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Session on Science and Literature/Midwest Modern Language Association
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The 54th Annual Convention will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 8-11, 2012 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

If you are interested in presenting a paper on science and literature at this year's Midwest Modern Language Association, please send me a brief abstract via email, along with your contact information.

Dr. Kevin Swafford
Bradley University

swafford@bradley.edu

True Lies: The Eighteenth-Century Novel (2/28/13 to 3/2/13)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 4:24pm
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SEASECS

When the novel was first developing in eighteenth-century England, it was a lie. At least, that's what many of its critics claimed. This session seeks to explore the kinds of deceptions that the early novel perpetuates. Both the form and content of the novel are welcome subjects of paper proposals, and topics could include (though are not limited to) authors' truth-claims, objections to novels' deceptiveness, or the impact of disguises or secrets on particular narratives.

Submit an abstract of 250 words for a 15- to 20-minute presentation to kathryn.hansen@citadel.edu by October 15, 2012. Please also indicate all audio-visual needs, if any.

Hemingway & Dos Passos: Modern Crossroads, 2013 ALA, Boston, May 23-26

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:47pm
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The Ernest Hemingway Society
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Co-sponsored by the Ernest Hemingway Society and the John Dos Passos Society

Whatever its other faults and virtues, HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn (2012) reminds us of the friendships that tied many moderns together in their work. John Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway's friend and a fellow writer, is featured in this contemporary biopic and the picture reminds us of the experiences the two shared. Hemingway's relationship with Dos Passos is particularly evocative of the 1920s and 30s, when the moderns banded together to interrogate aesthetic experiment in a time of political upheaval.

Veganism and Anorexia (November 15, 2012)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 1:28pm
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Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
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I'm currently working on a book that examines cultural representations of vegans and veganism in popular culture. I am interested in collecting personal narratives from women about veganism and eating disorders that run counter to the various studies that continue to perpetuate linkages between vegetarian and vegan diets and anorexia (detailed below). Please send stories of 1000 words or less to lwright@email.wcu.edu by November 15, 2012.

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