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CFP Fashion on TV special issue of Film, Fashion and Consumption - deadline December 1st 2012

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:31pm
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Film, Fashion and Consumption
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue: 'Fashion and Television'
Film, Fashion and Consumption (FFC), published by Intellect
Guest Editor: Dr. Helen Warner, University of East Anglia,
Email: Helen.warner@uea.ac.uk

Principal Editor: Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Email: p.church-gibson@fashion.arts.ac.uk

9/11 and Beyond: Movies, Terrorism, and the Paranoia

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 11:42am
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Satwik Dasgupta / Victoria College
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We are inviting papers that consider the socio-cultural ideology underlying the emerging trends in world cinema that try to grapple with the supposed roots of various emerging faces of terrorism, domestic or international, especially in the aftermath of 9/11. Across the globe, the focus has interestingly shifted from the act of 'terrorism' itself to the paranoia revolving around America and her allies, their insurgencies in the Middle East and the subsequent tremors felt everywhere, especially by immigrants. This shift is an important one, for quite some time now, cultural and racial profiling has been a sensitive issue for a lot of Muslims and other minorities on the American soil, especially since 9/11.

Call for Submissions--Essays on the Films of Robert Downey Jr. Proposals Due Oct. 11

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 8:41am
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Erin E. MacDonald, Fanshawe College
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I have an agreement with McFarland (a company that publishes academic studies of pop culture, among other things) to edit a collection of essays on the films of Robert Downey Jr. and am soliciting proposals (300-500 words) for previously unpublished essays (15-30 pages) on any of his films and/or performances. These should be serious academic studies but with a standard formal English (not too theoretical or jargony) tone. Writers may take any angle for which they have expertise (film, theatre/performance, cultural studies, queer studies, pop culture, etc.). Downey should be a main but not necessarily the sole focus of the essay. Here is a list of possible suggested topics, but other ideas are most welcome:

'The Locations of Austen' Interdisciplinary Conference : 11-13 July, 2013

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 7:26am
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University of Hertfordshire

To celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, set in Hertfordshire, the University of Hertfordshire is hosting an interdisciplinary conference to consider the 'locations of Austen'.

Jane Austen's fiction is situated in a landscape both familiar and unknowable. It manages to evoke a strikingly detailed portrait of contemporary English geography and culture even while it remains, under closer scrutiny, fabricated. The questions that concern us include how Austen's work is located in its historical moment, and the implications of mapping Austen's fictional settings onto real topographies of the English landscape.

Unhealable Wounds: Gothic and the Question of Trauma

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 7:23am
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Dale Townshend, University of Stirling
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A one-day Symposium for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers at the University of Stirling, Scotland
Saturday 24th November 2012
Plenary Speakers: David Punter and Linnie Blake

CFP: ICCNDT2012 (Nov.11-13,2012) Bahrain

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 3:34am
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Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
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The International Conference on Computing, Networking and Digital Technologies (ICCNDT 2012)
Gulf University, Sanad, Bahrain
Nov. 11-13, 2012
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2012/bh

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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Gulf University, Sanad, Bahrain, From Nov. 11-13, 2012 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

Co-edited Collection of Essays on Kazuo Ishiguro

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 3:08am
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Co-edited Collection of Essays on Kazuo Ishiguro

We invite scholars to submit abstracts for a new collection of critical essays on acclaimed contemporary British author Kazuo Ishiguro. Topics may include any aspect of Ishiguro's works: novels, short stories, adaptations of his fiction for film, and/or his screenplays for film or television.

CFP - Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 2:50am
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Kathryn Holeywell University of East Anglia

CFP - Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts

Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts
9-10 February 2013
University of East Anglia
Organised under the auspices of the University of East Anglia's School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing's Biography and Creative Non-Fiction Programme

Keynote speakers TBA

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture (10-12 December 2012) [UPDATE]

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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:19am
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Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE
(10-12 DECEMBER 2012)
Preamble

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

Lawrence Durrell's Legacy - Louisville Conference (Feb. 21-23, 2013)

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 9:39pm
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International Lawrence Durrell Society
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The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com
Louisville, KY | 21-23 February 2013

As we continue our reflections on Lawrence Durrell inspired by his centenary in 2012, a number of questions remain. What is Lawrence Durrell's legacy? How have we read his body of work? How have we misread it? How has it shaped or been excluded from a sense of canon? Where do we recognize Durrell's influence, and how do we "place" Durrell's work in the contexts in which it makes the most sense?

IEEE CloudCom DaMiC 2012 - submission deadline extended

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:22pm
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The 2012 International Workshop on Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud
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Call For Papers
### Submission deadline extended to Aug 20, 2012 ###

DaMiC 2012 - The International Workshop on Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud
http://damic.reading.ac.uk
In conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2012
Taipei, Taiwan, December 3-6, 2012

Workshop Description
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Papers describing original research on both theoretical and practical aspects of Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud are solicited. For further information refer to http://damic.reading.ac.uk.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:23pm
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Corey M. Hamilton / The University of Central Oklahoma Language Society
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LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA

Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

African American Experience & the Poetry of Michael S. Harper

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:19pm
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2013 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
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Seminar session at the 2013 NeMLA Convention examining poetry by Michael S. Harper. Welcomes explorations of Harper's poetry and engagements with African American experience, jazz, history, family, Black writers, and more. Seeking discussion of Harper as teacher, mentor, and scholar. Considering poet's imprint on African American letters & poetics. Interested in Harper as New England poet, Harper and the visual arts, Harper and James Wright, the geographic imaginary & Harper's verse, among other possibilities. Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement or CV to: Michael Antonucci, (mantonucci@keene.edu).

CFP: Kalamazoo '13, "The Trans-Reformational Imitatio Christi"

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 12:20pm
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Barbara Zimbalist, University of California, Davis
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This special session highlights Thomas van Kempen/ à Kempis' "Imitatio Christi," one of the most popular devotional texts in late medieval and early modern Europe. The text and its afterlives provide multiple points of entry to central discourses of medieval and early modern studies: devotional reading habits, the history of the vernacular, manuscript and print history, translation practices, Reformation history, and questions of periodization. The recent (2011) publication of Maximilian von Habsburg's "Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425-1650," offers new approaches to this seminal text, and suggests exciting new avenues for future work on the "Imitatio Christi" and its textual legacies.

"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:42am
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Greg Londe and Caroline Zoe Krzakowski, New York University

The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.

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