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[UPDATE] Comics Get Medieval (11/30/12; PCA Washington DC 3/27-30/12)

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 5:20pm
The Medieval Comics Project

Final Call for Papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

PCA at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area
Organized By Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason Tondro
Proposals Due to Organizers by 1 September 2012

[UPDATE] War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation. Macomb, IL, November 9-10, 2012.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 4:37pm
English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University

War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invite submissions for our ninth annual conference. We are interested in how the humanities, social sciences, and sciences navigate and interpret the spaces of war and peace. We seek papers and panels that address any aspect of war or peace.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Tenth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 3:41pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

[UPDATE] We are delighted to welcome Mario DiGangi of The Graduate Center at CUNY as our keynote speaker, who will be giving a talk entitled "Affective Agency and Embodied Knowledge in Shakespeare's 'Richard III' and 'King John'."

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its tenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

EARTH PERFECT? NATURE, UTOPIA, and the GARDEN, Symposium and Exhibitions, June 6-9, 2013, Call for Papers and Event Information

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 3:26pm
University of Delaware

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden:
symposium and exhibitions

EVENT INFORMATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Since time immemorial, gardens have been key in humanity's quest to define an ideal relation to nature. Gardens have been sources of nourishment for the body and the soul, they have been symbols of wealth and power, they have served as barriers against the wild, and much more. EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.

Event Locations:

Brecht and Benjamin at the Chess Board: Mapping Theatres of Exile

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 1:31pm
AMerican Comparative Literature Association

In his 2012 article "Dramaturgies of Exile", Freddie Rokem writes about Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht's exile in Denmark in the 1930s: together they wrote, dined, discussed theatre and philosophy, and played board games including Go and Chess.  Rokem argues that their game-playing echoed their own personal trajectories of travel and exile, as well as embodied game board mappings of their philosophical and artistic theories.

LGBTQ Cinema in the Early 21st Century (Journal Issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:28pm
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film

CALL FOR PAPERS *AND* ARTICLE PEER REVIEWERS!
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

This special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film will explore the forms and functions of LGBTQ/queer cinema in the early years of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines.

Call for Submissions: Studies in Popular Culture

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 5:04pm
Studies in Popular Culture

Studies in Popular Culture, a journal of the Popular Culture Association of the South, publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events—any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

"The Seasons" - Special issue of Environment, Space, and Place journal & edited book

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 4:38pm
International Association for Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP)

The spring, 2013 issue of Environment, Space, Place will be devoted to a special focus on the seasons. The journal is a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary forum committed to values contributing to our rootedness to the earth and attunement to the environment, space, and place.

http://www.zetabooks.com/environment-space-place.html

The 37th Great Plains Writers' Conference: panels examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 4:21pm
Great Plains Writers’ Conference, South Dakota State University

The 37th Great Plains Writers' Conference, 
March 24-26, 2013
, South Dakota State University, Brookings SD.

March 26, 2013 would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Lakota author Vine Deloria, Jr., arguably one of 20th century America's most vibrant and far-reaching thinkers and authors. The Great Plains Writers' Conference welcomes papers, presentations, and creative works that examine Deloria's legacy and footprint in the variety of academic fields his work has touched, ranging from American Indian studies to anthropology to theology, as well as the mark he left as an activist.

African American Review Special Issue - Delany Lately: Samuel R. Delany and the Art of Paraliterature

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 3:31pm
Guest Editor, Terry Rowden

From the publication of his first novel at the age of nineteen, The Jewels of Aptor (1962), Samuel R. Delany has been one of the most admired and simultaneously marginalized writers in American literature. While he was almost immediately recognized as a prodigy and showered with awards in the world of science fiction, it has taken much longer for Delany to be recognized as a figure of seminal importance in the worlds of modern American fiction and African American and queer literary and cultural studies.

European Popular Culture and Literature (February 13-16, 2013)

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 1:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: 11/16/12
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature for the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect to the conference theme of "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context" are particularly welcome.

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