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[REMINDER] International Pynchon Week 2013: 5-8 August 2013

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 3:27pm
Sam Thomas

AUGUST 5-8 2013, DURHAM, UK:
LINES, LEGACIES, ANNIVERSARIES

2013 marks 3 significant anniversaries for readers and scholars of Thomas Pynchon: 50 years since the publication of his first novel, V., 40 since his most acclaimed work, Gravity's Rainbow, and 250 years since the arrival of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on American shores (the start of the surveying project that would divide a nation and, of course, the subject of Pynchon's metahistorical novel, Mason & Dixon). In light of this, International Pynchon Week 2013 will be held at Durham University in the UK from the 5th to the 8th of August. The location of the conference has a special resonance as Jeremiah Dixon was born and buried in County Durham.

CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:11pm
King's College London

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

[UPDATE] CFP Reminder: NVSA 2013 Conference (10/15; Boston 4/5-7)

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:21pm
Northeast Victorian Studies Association

CFP: NVSA 2013 -- 1874

Boston University: April 5-7, 2013

All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
--Robert Browning

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference. The topic this year is 1874.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Isobel Armstrong, Robert J. Richards, and Herbert Tucker, and a walking tour of Victorian Boston led by Martha Vicinus.

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Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013, Abstract due September 30th

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:18pm
Diane E. Keeney

Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract due: 09/30/2012
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, 20th & 21st Century, Poetry, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: 44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Winter 2012/13, Deadline: 12/10/12

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:14am
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Winter 2012-13 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle. UPSTAGE is indexed by the Modern Language Association.

[UPDATE] After Colonial Governmentality: Cultural Memory and (Post)Colonial Community.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 10:53am
Michael R. Griffiths (Columbia)

Theodor Adorno famously contended that "Even in a legendary better future, art could not disavow remembrance of accumulated horror, otherwise it's form would be trivial." How then, is one to think a better future in (post)colonial societies, while attending to the horrors of violent and unjust pasts? This collection seeks to address this question.

"Come Together?" Concepts of Community in Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Culture. May 31st & June 1st, 2013.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:38am
Department of English Literature and Culture, University of Mannheim, Germany.

International conference/ Call for papers

The Department of English Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for the international conference, "Concepts of Community in Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Culture", which will be held at the University of Mannheim, May 31st and June 1st, 2013.

[UPDATE] Deadline reminder: Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013; due: Sept 30, 2012

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:11am
Northeast Modern Language Association - NeMLA

Chairs of the following pre-approved panels and roundtables of the NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus seek proposals. For panel / roundtable descriptions, and submission information, please see: http://nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp_womensstudies.html Unless otherwise stated, proposals are due by September 30th
Panels:
The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television
Between the Written and Oral: Medieval and Early Modern Women and Their
Texts (Roundtable)
Communal Modernisms: Teaching Women's Literature in the 21st-Century
Classroom (Roundtable)

CFP: First Issue ¡Plop! Estudios Pop

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:43am
¡Plop! Estudios Pop (UAB)

¡Plop revista de estudios pop of the Autonomous University of Barcelona invites researchers, teachers and students interested in Cultural Studies and Pop Studies to send their academic articles for its publication in the first issue of the journal in February 2013. This first number will be dedicated to:

• Identity and geography in Spanish and Latin American popular music

Suggested topics but not exclusive:

[UPDATE] Hospitality & Society

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:41am
Co-editor Paul Lynch, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing on academic perspectives on hospitality and addresses all aspects of hospitality's connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures.

Aims and Scope

• To consider issues associated with hospitality leading to its advancement and understanding, including developing new approaches to the study of hospitality.
• To serve as a multidisciplinary forum encouraging interdisciplinarity with contributors coming from a wide variety of disciplinary bases
To be international in scope and inclusive in its coverage addressing hospitality from the macro to the micro level

[Update: Deadline Extended] Chinese and Western Literature and Arts in the Eighteenth Century

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:32am
Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, National Sun Yat-sen U, Kaohsiung TAIWAN

Eighteenth-century culture in England, Western Europe, and America is clearly characterized by the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment even though, just as clearly, Enlightenment spread only gradually and unevenly throughout the regions and cultural strata of the West.

[UPDATE} NeMLA 2013 CFP: Queer Self-Representation: It Isn't All About Me

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 12:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation.The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant mainstream has been either absent, negative, or consistently rife with limiting stereotypes, self-representation becomes crucial. However, while queer self-representation may engage with such negative representation, it is not limited to this function.

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