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Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice - ACLA, Toronto - April 4-7, 2013

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 4:06pm
Elizabeth Alsop, Western Kentucky University and Leah Anderst, Queensborough Community College

Call for Papers - Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice
American Comparative Literature Association
April 4-7, 2013
University of Toronto, Canada
Paper Proposal Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2013 - 10am EST

The University of St. Francis 23rd Annual English Language and Literature Conference

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 2:00pm
University of St. Francis English Department

The University of St. Francis is currently seeking paper submissions for its 23rd annual English Language and Literature Conference. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit work for inclusion in conference presentations.

The conference will take place on campus in Joliet, Illinois on March 23rd, 2012. Susanna Childress, an award winning poet, and Alicia, a short story writer and novelist whose book Towelhead was turned into a major motion picture by director Alan Ball, will be key note speakers at the conference.

That night of the conference the student thespians at the University of St. Francis will perform the spring musical.

CFP-The Sixties--PCA/ACA National Conference-Nov. 30 Deadline

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 1:05pm
Deborah Carmichael, Area Chair

CFP: The Sixties: The culture, the movements, and the Summer of Love

The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Deadline for proposal submissions is November 30, 2012.

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

The Bahamas at 40: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 1:04pm
The College of The Bahamas

The Bahamas at 40: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future
THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
Nassau, The Bahamas
June 12th-14th, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
The College of The Bahamas, School of Social Sciences, is pleased to announce a conference in recognition of the fortieth anniversary of Bahamian independence. The aim of the conference is to examine the context and construction of the Bahamian nation; investigate the challenges emerging in the post-independence period; discuss contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues that have emerged since 1973; and explore future prospects for nation building and development.
Abstracts

The Crime Comics of Ed Brubaker (12/10/12; PCA/ACA 3/27/13-3/30/13)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:49pm
Terrence Wandtke / Popular Culture Association

Panel Title: "The Crime Comics of Ed Brubaker"

Deadline for submissions: December 10, 2012

Perhaps most famous as the man who killed Captain America, Ed Brubaker has blended superhero and crime comics conventions in works like Catwoman, Gotham Central, Sleeper, and Daredevil. More recently, he has won popular and critical acclaim for his modern (and sometimes postmodern) crime series, Criminal.

The Crime Comics of Frank Miller (12/10/12; PCA/ACA 3/27/13-3/30/13)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:47pm
Terrence Wandtke / Popular Culture Association

Panel Title: "The Crime Comics of Frank Miller"

Deadline for submissions: December 10, 2012

Often cited as a creator responsible for bringing a gritty aesthetic to superhero comics, Frank Miller is also a creator responsible for bringing crime comics back to the forefront of the comics industry. With Sin City (and others), Miller reinstated many conventional (and politically incorrect) aspects of the crime genre while pushing the artistic boundaries of comics at the same time.

@Harvard U. - Cultural Materials / Material Culture: Abstracts due Nov. 23rd 2012

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:05pm
CHIASMI Graduate Student Conference in the Italian Studies, a Harvard and Brown Collaboration

Preface!

FOR A QUICK SYNTHESIS OF OUR CONFERENCE VISION, see our CfP poster at http://chiasmiconference.com/?page_id=25

Announcement!

With this edition of Chiasmi we aim to de-provincialize the Italian Grad Student conference by taking it out of Italian departments (metaphorically, but not only).

We do not want to talk of interdisciplinarity in the abstract: we prefer to activate our tactile sensors & deal / communicate with fellow grads from diverse research environments;

Counterfeit Realities (ACLA--University of Toronto)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:10am
American Comparative Literature Association

Organization: American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/); please be sure to mark your submission for this particular seminar: Counterfeit Realities
Location: University of Toronto
Proposal due date: November 1st
Conference date: April 4-7
Seminar Organizers: Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota), Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota)

Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, Lincoln, UK, 15-17 June 2013

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 9:01am
University of Lincoln, UK

The Lincoln School of Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, UK, is pleased to host the Fifth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in Lincoln, UK, from Saturday 15 June to Monday 17 June 2013. Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work! Please send the abstract to Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, dmeyerdinkgrafe@lincoln.ac.uk Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 April 2013.

[UPDATE] disClosure Journal: Security

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:31am
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory • Issue 22: Security

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 16th, 2012

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SECURITY as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Occupy/Resistance
* Violence/Terror
* Regimes/Governance
* Scale
* Technology
* Networks
* Livelihood/Home
*(in)Security
* Geopolitics/Sovereignty
* Empire
* Boundaries
* Citizenship and Migration
* Commonwealth
* Cosmopolitanism
* Economy/Finance
*(trans)Nationalism
* War and Trauma
* Nationhood, Subjectivity,and Personhood
* Public(s)
* Surveillance

Across the Shadow Lines: Diasporas in the Age of Transnationalism (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4-4/7/13; deadline, 11/1/12)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:13am
Sheshalatha Reddy (Howard University); Parama Sarkar (University of Toledo)

As the movement of peoples across state borders, diasporas are both literal and imaginative insofar as they entail the concomitant crossing of cultural forms. Diasporas forge and decimate local communities, call into question the boundaries of the nation-state, and reconfigure international relations. Ideally, they can result in the creation of new modes of social relations by producing opportunities for education and work and also encouraging the cross-fertilization of peoples, ideas, and arts. Yet migration has historically often been the result of forced labor, persecution, war, environmental degradation, decolonization and neo-imperialism, and the unrelenting spread of global capital.

[UPDATE] Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 9:13pm
T.J. Welch, Florida State University

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.

Subjects and methods may include, but aren't limited to:

CFP: At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:19pm
At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy

We seek submissions for a new digital project that focuses on innovative teaching in American literary and cultural studies. An open-access site, At the Edge aims to highlight emergent approaches in the field and offer possibilities for shaping class meetings and course plans around those approaches.

We hope At the Edge will offer scholars and teachers a lively forum for reflecting on our teaching practices, exchanging ideas about how we make our discipline come alive for our students, and presenting exciting new finds from the digital archives, and in the process, opening our classrooms to a broad audience of fellow teacher/scholars in the field.

Please consider submitting in one of the following categories:

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