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

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:45am
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The Future State of Ireland

***online registration now open***

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)
Anthony Haughey (Artist; Dublin Institute of Technology)
Liz Burns (Fire Station Artists' Studios; Troubling Ireland Think Tank)
Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne (Kennedy Browne)

[UPDATE] Environmental Utterance: A Performative Conference

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:03am
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University College Falmouth

FINAL CALL FOR REGISTRATION: Registration Closes 28/08/12

ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE: A Performative Conference

University College Falmouth

1st-2nd September 2012

Drawing together theorists and practitioners from across the arts, social and environmental sciences, to challenge and reflect upon the role a conference environment, among other environments, plays in the generation and dissemination of human-environment perspectives. For a glimpse of the programme and to register please visit http://environmentalutterance.wordpress.com/

Registration Closes 28th August

Politics and the Power of Print, Chetham's Library, Manchester, 30 November 2012

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:25am
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Dr Catherine Feely
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From the pamphleteers of the English Civil War to the library of 'Occupy Wall Street', the image of the book has often been a central element of political propaganda. But in what ways have cultures of books and reading shaped political action and ideologies? Or, conversely, how has politics affected the form and understanding of texts?

We invite paper proposals relating to the theme of 'Politics and the Power of Print', from any historical period or geographical location, and relating to movements across the ideological spectrum.

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) - Call For Papers

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 12:01am
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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The mission of the Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is to serve society through excellence in education, research, service and to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of everyone ranging from the academic and professional research communities to industry practitioners in a range of topics in computer sciences and engineering in general and computer security, biometrics and bioinformatics, image processing and signal processing. All journals under CSC seeks to publish a balanced mix of high quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, editorials as well as pedagogical and curricular issues surrounding computer science and engineering fields.

ASECS 2013 CFP: "Remapping 'Scientific' Travels"

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 10:12pm
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, April 4-7 2013

Scholars have made much of the Royal Society's reform of travel writing that occurred in the late seventeenth century. And indeed, the new philosophy had a far-reaching impact on the travel genre. But not all contemporary readers and writers were impressed by such developments. From Ned Ward's A Trip to Jamaica (1698) to Jonathan Swift's famous critique of travel writing in Travels into Several Remote Nations (1726), and from William King's Useful Transactions (1709) to Daniel Defoe's facetiously titled A New Voyage Round the World (1724), many writers criticized the new style of travel writing. Moreover, many lesser-known travelers wrote idiosyncratic accounts that disregard or overtly undermine the principles of the Royal Society.

[UPDATE] Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 5:41pm
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
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"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

Marguerite Porete, the Mirror, and Their Contexts (Kalamazoo, deadline Sept. 15)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 4:35pm
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International Marguerite Porete Society
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For the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, USA, May 9-12, 2013, we are inviting proposals for papers in two sessions on Marguerite Porete, the Mirror of Simple Souls, and their contexts:

Session I. "Which Mirror of Simple Souls? Reconsidering Manuscript Transmission and Translation."
This first session invites papers about the Mirror's manuscript tradition, the relationships among copies, the book's medieval translations into Latin and vernacular languages, the implications of the fragments in ms. Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale 239, the relative merits of various manuscripts, reconsideration of copies' dates, and work on related topics.

[UPDATE] Aberrant Enlightenment Ecopoetics (abstracts due 9/1)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:56pm
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Conference on Ecopoetics, UC Berkeley, Feb. 22-24, 2013
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This panel explores ecopoetics in the long eighteenth century. The Age of Enlightenment tends to be cast as a time when natural-historical discourses attempted to order and categorize the natural world in its entirety. Conquest generated imperatives to reduce, collect, classify, and master the natural world; natural sciences, in turn, propelled conquest. As natural history shaded into anthropology at mid-century, theories of racial essence, in support of colonial projects, became more firm.

Call for Submissions - Edited Collection -- Fan Phenomena: Supernatural

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:44pm
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Lynn Zubernis/West Chester University
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Now accepting abstracts for consideration for the new Supernatural (Fan Phenomena) title from Intellect Press. This will be part of the series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

CFP Stardom and Fandom SWTXPCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/2013

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:34pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Join us for the 34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 13 – 16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme of this year's conference is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context." The Special Topics Area Chairs invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom.

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012.

Any and all topics will be considered, although we especially encourage proposals on:

[UPDATE] Gendered Labels, Gendered Actions (abstracts due Aug 31, 2012; conference Feb 21-23, 2013)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 2:45pm
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Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

Labels commonly used in gendered identity construction often imply stasis, yet these labels routinely make assumptions about active behaviors of the person(s) labeled. This panel will address the relationship between static labels and active behaviors within a gendered context. Topics may include but are not limited to:

* gendered labels and authenticity
* gendered labels and perceived time (stability vs stagnation)
* gendered labels that promote actions, actions that inspire gendered labels
* uses of and responses to gendered labels

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Matt Kernicky (mjkernic@marauder.millersville.edu) before August 31, 2012.

CFP-[ongoing] Journal of Urban Cultural Studies [new journal]

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 2:19pm
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Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Call for Papers

The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is a new peer-reviewed publication cutting across both the humanities and the social sciences in order to better understand the culture(s) of cities. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

visit the journal website here:
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=225/view,page=0...

NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013): Intertextuality in Golden Age Spain

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 1:10pm
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Gregory Baum / The University of Chicago
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Renaissance texts, both in Spain and in Europe more generally, were deeply aware of their own relatedness. This panel seeks to explore what can be recuperated by granting these intertextual links a larger place in our account of literature in the Spanish Golden Age. Translations, adaptations, reprints, and sequels, among other things, all offer new insights into the way texts were read and understood. Studies of intersemiotic connections are also welcome. Please send 300 word abstracts by September 30, 2012, to Gregory Baum at glbaum@uchicago.edu.

Call for Proposals - New Essay Collection on Charles Chesnutt's Novels (11/1/12)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 1:09pm
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D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk University
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Critics have begun to reassess Chesnutt's legacy over the past two decades, but his novels, including those published posthumously, have not received the critical attention they deserve. I am proposing a new volume on Chesnutt's novels, with special attention paid to the truly neglected ones (*The Colonel's Dream* and the four posthumously published novels) as well as new approaches to the two novels that have been the subject of more critical work (*The Marrow of Tradition* and *The House Behind the Cedars*). 500-word abstracts and brief CVs due by November 1.

[UPDATE] Call for Conference and Film Festival Reports - Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 4 (Winter 2012)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:39am
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Ian Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork
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The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 4, to be published Winter 2012. Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography (in MLA style) and contact information to the editors by 1 October 2012. We particularly welcome reports on large annual Film Studies conferences such as NECS (21-23 June, New University of Lisbon), Screen (29 June-1 July, University of Glasgow) and Film-Philosophy (12-14 September, King's College, Queen Mary and Kingston University, London), as well as reports on national and international film festivals.

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