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POSITIONING HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 3:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference 2013

POSITIONING HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Seminar Organizer(s):
Vartan Messier

"It's the plight of all heroes today. In the air, they're terrific. But when they come back to earth, they're weak, poor, and helpless." – Jean Renoir

ACLA 2013 Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:00pm
Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona

ACLA 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013

Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

Seminar Leader: Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)

Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

Conference Website: http://www.acla.org/acla2013/

Note: You must submit your papers through the ACLA website submission form; you will select the name of this seminar from the drop down menu:

http://acla.org/submit/index.php

Navigating Place and Power

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:46am
Duke University Department of History

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to uncover the inner workings of how people and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.

African, Caribbean and African American Popular Culture

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:42am
Popular Culture Association

Popular Culture Association is seeking Papers or Panels on any aspect of Africana African, Caribbean and African American Popular Culture

Including (but not limited to): African Traditional Culture, Music (any type or aspect) Dance, Literature (oral and written), the Slave Community, Film, Racism, Photography, Clothing Styles, Africanisms, Culture and Conflict, Cultural Beliefs, Family, Religion or Alternative Spirituality such as Hoodoo, History, Folk medicine, Material Culture, and the Popular Culture of Natural Disasters (such as with hurricane Katrina), Riots or Terrorism & any other areas.

Coastal Plains Graduate Conference: April 5-6, 2013 [UPDATE]

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:18am
Coastal Plains Graduate Conference / University of Houston Graduate English Society

Join us for our 3rd Annual Conference
Friday and Saturday April 5-6 2013
at the University of Houston

With Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Rebecca Moore Howard
from Syracuse University
and
Dr. Natalie Houston
from the University of Houston

The 2013 Conference Theme: Revolution

Social and cultural evolution depends on revolution. Society stagnates and decays when people stop reevaluating laws, traditions, and expectations. Sometimes, not just to progress but to survive, we must revolt.

Calls for Papers to be published in International Journal: Diasporic Identities and Empire (Guest Editor: David Brooks)

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:06am
University of Sydney and Scholarly Journal

The post Enlightenment text is an unpalatable interjection of cultural shifters who defy imperial homogeneity, political and economic unions. In Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race (1995), Robert J.C. Young looks at such representations as the unconscious imperial structure which sets its descriptions on a 'fixed centre'. Articles may choose to examine authors who not only attempt to write back to the 'English' centre but reflect through their narratives the plight of the diaspora.

Jeff Daniel Marion Festival--April 11-12, 2013

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:55am
English Department, Carson-Newman College

The English Department at Carson-Newman College is hosting the Jeff Daniel Marion Festival on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2013, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The Festival will honor the life and work of the great Appalachian writer with a series of academic panels and plenary speakers (Ted Kooser, George Ella Lyon, and Robert Morgan). Proposals about any aspect of Marion's work are desired and should be submitted by December 15, 2012 to Shawn O'Hare at sohare@cn.edu. Abstracts (individual papers or proposed panels) should be limited to 250 words. Early proposals are greatly appreciated.

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies section of the Michigan Academy -- Due Dec 6, 2012

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 2:01am
Interdisciplinary Studies section of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters

Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters
CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 Annual Conference
Hosted by Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Friday, March 22, 2013

Interdisciplinary Studies Section

Accepting panel, poster, and paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ/integrate science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities. In particular:

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 13-16, 2013

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:54pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference

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)

The Balkans Dialogue: Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics in the Balkans and Turkey

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 3:53pm
Institute for Cultural Relations Policy

International conference organised by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy in cooperation with Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences and Dialogue Platform Association

Budapest, Hungary 8–9 February, 2013

Conference topics: Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes. Emerging security challenges.

Conference location: KJU Budapest Campus, (1139) Budapest, Frangepán utca 50-56.

[UPDATE] Natures 2013--Critical Identities [10-24-12/2-15-13]

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 3:16pm
Natures 2013: An Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

Deadline for submissions to Natures 2013 has been extended to October 24, 2012.

Theme: "Critical Identities: Finding and Expressing Critical Points of View in Humanities Scholarship"

All scholars working in the broad field of the humanities are invited to share their experiences working through the issue of finding and expressing critical points of view in their various disciplines. While papers written through an ecocritical lens are particularly encouraged, all submissions that reflect thoughtfully on the conference theme of "Critical Identities" are welcome.

The Kay Boyle Society panel session at the ALA Annual Conference, Boston, May 23-26, 2013

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 2:05pm
Rai Peterson, Ball State University

Reading and Teaching Kay Boyle

This session will address participants' experiences with reading and teaching Kay Boyle, with the aim of sharing practices (including specific strategies, curricula and assignments) and demonstrating the interest of engaging students with reading Boyle in the 21rst century.

Proposals should be sent to Rai Perterson (Ball State University) rai@bsu.edu by 14th December, 2012.

Kay Boyle panel session at the Alternation Modernisms International Conference, May 16-18 2013, Cardiff, UK

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:07pm
Anne Reynes-Delobel, Aix-Marseille Université

The conference gives an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of Kay Boyle in modernist literary studies. The aim is to underscore her achievements as writer, poet and editor by taking into account her active engagement in the wider cultural and public sphere. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Kay Boyle's alternative experimentation with language and form in prose and/or poetry;
- The importance and significance of her participation in little magazines;
- The mutual influence of her friendships and relationships with other writers, poets and artists;
- The originality and impact of her engagement in politics and the political;

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