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[UPDATE] Rukeyser Centenary Symposium

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 8:20am
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Elisabeth Däumer, Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University will mark the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser's birth with a Conference/Symposium (March 15/16, 2013). We invite proposals on any topic related to Rukeyser and in a range of formats, from panels and individual presentations to performative, interactive, and experimental approaches. Interdisciplinary proposals and proposals focused on issues of pedagogy are especially welcome. For more information check:
murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org
Please submit clearly organized proposals of about 500 words, along with biographical sketches of presenters or participants, by November 1, 2012, to Elisabeth Däumer at edaumer@emich.edu.

Shakespeare's Blood (Abstracts Due September 30, 2012) [UPDATE]

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 10:37pm
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NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013)

Shakespeare's Blood (Abstracts Due September 30, 2012)
full name / name of organization:
NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013)
contact email:
cjmadson02144@gmail.com; colleenekh@gmail.com
"Shakespeare's Blood"

Julius Caesar mocks his wife's ominous dream:
"She dreamt tonight she saw my statue,
Which like a fountain with a hundred spouts
did run pure blood: and many lusty Romans
Came smiling and did bathe their hands in it." (2.2.76-79)

NeMLA 2013 Panel: Performing Black Feminism and Politics 9/30/2012

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:21pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

What sorts of intersections between African American performance and literature occurred from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century? How can the public performances of women like Ada Overton Walker, Pauline Hopkins, Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells be understood as contributions to national dialogues about race and community conversations about politics? What sorts of methodologies can we use to approach and uncover these early performances? Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kristin Moriah at kmoriah@gc.cuny.edu.

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock - Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:54pm
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Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities (Oct. 11-13, 2012) --- Abstracts Due Sept. 15th

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 5:46pm
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University of Florida English Graduate Organization
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2012 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference
Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities
October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Florida

Keynote Speaker: Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Guest Speaker: Catherine Tosenberger (University of Winnipeg)

Call for Papers

Film Theory and Aesthetics

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 1:42pm
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2013 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 16, 2012. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies: Special Issue on the Early Modern Digital (due 15 Jan 2013)

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 12:44pm
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Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
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Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies: Special Issue on the Early Modern Digital (due 15 Jan 2013)

It is well understood that "the digital turn" has transformed the contemporary cultural, political and economic environment. Less appreciated perhaps is its crucial importance and transformative potential for those of us who study the past. Whether through newly—and differently—accessible data and methods (e.g. "distant reading"), new questions being asked of that new data, or recognizing how digital reading changes our access to the materiality of the past, the digital humanities engenders a particularized set of questions and concerns for those of us who study the early modern, broadly defined (mid-15th to mid-19th centuries).

NEW FIELDS OF PLAY: ENACTMENTS OF CRITICISM (Jan 2, 2013)

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 11:20am
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NEW FIELDS OF PLAY

The editors of NEW FEILDS OF PLAY: ENACTMENTS IN CRITICISM invite submissions for its inaugural issue, Fall 2013. New Fields of Play will feature original works of criticism in a variety of forms, including sound recording, visual art, video, text, and hybrids thereof, that enact as well as argue their interpretive, analytical, and/or critical claims. The editors are particularly eager to review trans-disciplinary works that engage audiences beyond the institutional academic on topics related to performance, drama, theater, performativity and enactive criticism (including stand-up, new/interactive media, role-playing, visual culture) and that do so in ways that push the boundaries of traditional academic publication.

Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 10:18am
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Battleground States Conference
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Bowling Green State University Presents the 8th Annual Battleground States Conference
Title: Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies
February 22nd – 24th 2013

Culture is mercurial and fluid. Thus research must create, but also dispute yet engage, a transformational and reflective understanding of our subjects. The examination of knowledge and epistemologies from varying perspectives reveals the interconnections of vastly varying subjects. But to find these connections we first need to explore and experiment.

[UPDATE] Leeds 2013: Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class (10 Sept 2012; 1-4 July 2013)

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:39am
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Cynthia Turner Camp, University of Georgia
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Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class: Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine.

We seek papers for a session at the 2013 International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England, dedicated to the relationship between saintly intercession and mercantile life in medieval Europe.

[UPDATE] Leeds 2013: Holy R&R: Rest, Recreation, and Retreat within the Religious Orders (10 Sept 2012; 1-4 July 2013)

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:37am
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Cynthia Turner Camp / Communis: The Consortium for Medieval Monastic Studies
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John Cassian famously declared that, like a hunter's bow, the hermit must not remain taut: just as a bow must be unstrung to retain its flexibility, so must the holy man relax at times to retain his spiritual suppleness. Benedict had structured leisure time into daily life in his Rule, and periods of recreation and ludi were allowed in the constitutions and traditions of every order. However, recreation could also be abused, licit leisure transformed into acadia and idleness; this problem was compounded by scholastic debates over the moral problems of leisure activities. (When was play a virtue?

Four Corners Conference on Ethnicity and Globalization, Oct. 26 and 27. [Deadline Extended to September 15]

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 7:53am
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Four Corners Conference on Globalization

The organizing committee is proud and excited to invite you to the fourth annual Four Corners Conference on Globalization, with the theme this year being "Culture and Ethnicity". On October 26 and 27, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado, will convene this fourth regional conference which is designed to permit multiple disciplines to share perspectives on themes involving globalization.

MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 6:44am
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OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
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CFP: MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE
Wednesday 12 December 2012, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK

http://www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk/modernist-magazines/

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 1 OCTOBER 2012

PLENARY SPEAKERS
Suzanne Churchill (Davidson College)
Alan Golding (University of Louisville)
Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University)

MarineLives - Call for Project Volunteers

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 6:02am
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MarineLives

MarineLives - Call for Project Volunteers

We are recruiting volunteer project experts, project facilitators and project associates for MarineLives, a project using collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of High Court of Admiralty primary manuscripts, 1650-1669.

MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The end product will be a publicly and freely available online academic edition.

Tampa Review Online wants your poems, reading year round

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 11:02pm
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Tampa Review Online [TROn]
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Tampa Review Online is a brand new online review from the University of Tampa's MFA in Creative Writing. We are the literary cousin of the print Tampa Review. We read year round and publish 2 poems, (6-8 pieces on total of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual art) every 2 weeks, or about 42 poems a year. We can be found online at tampareviewonline.org, and submissions are accepted through our software at tampareviewonline.org/submissions.

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