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CFP: Kalamazoo 2013 "The Spectacle of Punishment in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature"

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:49am
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Jeffrey B. Griswold, University of Virginia
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From Medieval saints' lives to Renaissance tragedies, much early English literature portrays public displays of punishment. While the structures of these scenes may seem similar, the rhetorical aims of these bloody episodes have been as diverse as the genres in which they are found. How do these texts represent the consequences (intended and unintended) of watching such horrors? What are the differences between the effects on the spectators within the text and the implied audience without? The multi-period approach to this panel should prove especially fruitful. For instance, how does Jeff Dolven's work on punishment's failure to shape individuals in The Faerie Queene reveal fresh approaches to medieval depictions of similarly forceful fashioning?

Call for Open Journal Editors

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:26am
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Open Journal Central (http://ojcentral.com)
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OJCentral is a professional publisher specialised in Open Access Journal online publishing, from setup, hosting, management, and indexing, to backup, support and maintenance.

OJCentral strongly believes in sharing and global exchange of knowledge. All the content of OJCentral's journals will be made immediately available to the public freely once published.

Our mission is to produce high quality and high impact peer-reviewed, online open access journals. All submissions will go through a professional, efficient, and fast review process run by leading experts in the area.

1st International Conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:43am
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Imam University
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Imam University is going to host the 1st International Conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013). The objective of the conference is to focus on key technology issues regarding people with special needs. ICTHP will be a vital forum for the discussion of issues such as living with disabilities with special focus on education, employment, independence, communication and entertainment, to ensure complete social inclusion.

The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies: Feminist Thought - Politics of Concepts

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 2:00am
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University of Helsinki / Gender Studies

The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. Concepts are crucial in all research, and also often deeply political, as feminist scholarship creates and circulates conceptual innovations which transform social realities transnationally. Concepts such as "gender" and "queer" have already showed their transformational power.

[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 10:00pm
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University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: September 5, 2012

Keynote by Christian Keathley, Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Keathley is author of Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees (Indiana University Press, 2006), and currently at work on a book titled The Mystery of Otto Preminger, under contract with IU Press.

Andrew Marvell Society Sessions for the South-Central Renaissance Conference

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:49pm
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The Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference
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Creighton University will host Exploring the Renaissance 2013: An International Conference on March 21-23, 2013. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on a variety of topics concerning Marvell's poetry and prose, including a panel discussion on "Bermudas," featuring presentations by Joan Faust, George Klawitter, and Timothy Raylor. Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:
• The dating of Marvell's poems
• Digitizing Marvell's works
• Marvell and Fairfax
• "The Rehearsal Transpros'd": Decorum, Butler, and Other Issues

[UPDATE] CFP (new deadline): Pop Culture and World Politics Conference (9/5; 9-11 Nov 2012)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:06pm
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Popular Culture and World Politics Conference
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CALL FOR PAPERS:

Pop Culture and World Politics v5.0
9-11 November 2012
Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Geneva, NY 14456 USA

** KEYNOTE SPEAKERS **
Anne Elizabeth Moore, award-winning author, publisher, zinester and feminist activist
Reverend Billy, of the Church of Not Shopping
Elisa Kreisinger, pop culture pirate and feminist video remix artist
Legs McNeil (tentative), legendary author and rock music historian

"We All Declare For Liberty," Biennial Conference of the Southern American Studies Association (January 31-February 2, 2013)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:01pm
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Southern American Studies Association
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Looking ahead to the sesquicentenary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Southern American Studies Association is honored to welcome distinguished historians ERIC FONER and TIYA MILES to Charleston as our plenary speakers. We've borrowed our quite broad theme from an observation President Lincoln made less than a year before his assassination: "We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing." We welcome a range of panel proposals and individual paper proposals that zero in on one or more of these three intertwined and still contested terms -- emancipation, liberty and freedom – placing them in a range of contexts reflecting the richness of American Studies.

CFP: Medieval Association of the Pacific, San Diego March 21-23; submissions due 10/15/2012

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:09pm
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Medieval Association of the Pacific

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2013 Medieval Association of the Pacific conference, hosted by the University of San Diego, in San Diego, CA on March 21-23, 2013. The Program Committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers in any area of medieval studies, as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP in order to register for the conference. Our membership fees are modest and details can be found on the website.

Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:23pm
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NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013
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Call for Papers

Teaching How We Read Now

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

The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:06pm
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Carl Sederholm / Brigham Young University
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Call for Proposals: The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

Editors: Carl Sederholm csederholm@byu.edu and Jeffrey Weinstock Jeffrey.Weinstock@cmich.edu

250 word proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection on H. P. Lovecraft and his place in 21st century literature, film, media, and popular culture.

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