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[UPDATE] ZOO 2013: "The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels: "Sequential Theory" in Dialogue with Medieval Art

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 10:19pm
Morris Tichenor

The "Decorated Page" of illuminated medieval manuscripts has a connection to the modern graphic novel, but what can the theories and analysis of medieval manuscripts, wall paintings or other medieval visual mediums tell us about how we read the graphic novel, and how might the theories behind the contemporary graphic novel analysis help us read the medieval illustrations and art?

20th Annual NINE Conference on Baseball History and Culture (CFP deadline: Dec. 3, 2012; conference: March 13-16, 2013)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 4:49pm
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces The 20th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

Wednesday, March 13-Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona

Call for Papers

The 20th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by December 3, 2012, to tstrecker@bsu.edu .

[UPDATE] Shakespeare at Kalamazoo 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 4:36pm
Kavita Mudan Finn / Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 9-12, 2013).

1. Shakespeare and Material Culture

2. The Merchant of Venice: Pre-texts, Texts, and After-Texts

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 2:48pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 34th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 16, 2012. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

[UPDATE}: Elizabeth I on Film: Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 2:44pm
Queen Elizabeth I Society

Our panel in 2013 will focus on representations of Elizabeth I in the classic and more recent film narratives. In the last decade alone, the image of Elizabeth I on film has ranged from Dame Judi Dench's aged but energetic queen to Cate Blanchett's preternaturally youthful 55 year old monarch to the adolescent princess played by Laoise Murray on _The Tudors_. This panel will seek to explore the general trajectories of representing Elizabeth I on screen as well as identify and analyze the developments, continuities, and significance of these representations in the 21st century.

This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.

1 Mar 2013. Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Reorganization in Complex Societies

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 2:37pm
Southern Illinois University

In 1988, while the Soviet Union was experiencing a crisis that ultimately led to its dissolution and the reconfiguration of its once vast political and geographic territory, two important volumes on collapse were published: Yoffee and Cowgill's The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations and Tainter's The Collapse of Complex Societies. This upcoming year (2013) marks the 25th anniversary of these seminal works, a quarter century that has seen new scholarly treatment of the subject and the publication of a fair amount of comparative data and hypotheses.

Update: The RIghteous Heathen in Medieval England--Kalamazoo (May 9-12)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 1:37pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)

This panel is proposed for the 2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo Michigan, May 9-12. Broadly, this panel discussion will examine the use of the righteous heathen character in English literature. Panel papers might investigate the development of this character type within the English literary tradition as well as contrast it its continental counterparts. More specifically the panel will focus on the critical function of these pagan figures and examine how authors used this character type to address a variety of literary and cultural themes.

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/30/12; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/27/13-3/30/13)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 1:09pm
Popular Culture Association

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2013 JOINT CONFERENCE

Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
http://ncp.pcaaca.org

Due Date: The application due date for this year's conference is

November 30, 2012.

The Conference will be held at the
Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Hotel information:
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 30, 2012.

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/13)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 12:28pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Organizers of the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please check the special area list, as you may find a home there: http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html#Literature.)

[UPDATE] Special Issue of South Atlantic Review: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 12:26pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In conjunction with its 2011 SAMLA Conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," South Atlantic Review invites the submission of essays on any aspect of this topic for a special issue of the journal.The guest editor of the issue is Nancy D. Hargrove.

All submissions must be double-spaced and between 6,000 and 7,500 words in length, not including the Works Cited, and must be formatted in accordance with MLA style with endnotes.

Submissions are due by December 1st, 2012, to sar@gsu.edu. E-mails should include the submitter's name, affiliation, a brief bio, and the essay, attached as a Word document.

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Film & Documentary 2012

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 11:45am
The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Inaugural Annual Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.
The FilmAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2012

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 11:28am
The International Academic Forum (iafor)

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.

The MediAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.

Traversals of affect/ Traversées d'affect - March 21-23rd, 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 11:26am
Emory University, French Department and Comparative Literature Department

If one is to speak, following the work of Jean-François Lyotard, of the power of the work of art, it is to be located in the gesture that it enacts. The gesture does not belong to the objective properties of the work such that they might be adequately articulated, but rather stands as the "absolutely emotive power of the work," that which "affects sensibility beyond what it can sense." Without being immediately thinkable, the gesture would give rise to thought, demanding it, precisely as thought would be caught unprepared. That is to say that the work of art always involves a certain performance, no less in case of the plastic arts than in others, not as a simple representation, but as through the demand exerted by the unpresentable.

{Update} College Language Association Convention (April 10-13, 2013)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 10:17am
The Langston Hughes Society

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have indfluenced literary texts by other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia. Papers comparing and/or contrasting the writings of Langston Hughes with the writings of other authors in the Americas,
Europe, and/or Asia are also welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2013. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (305 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at shajones@claflin.edu by September 8, 2012.

International Conference on Marketing - 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 9:03am
Leap Business Management

The ICOM 2013 offers you a valuable opportunity to share the knowledge and networking with colleagues from different countries who are sharing the same goals whilst exploring beautiful Sri Lanka. Scientists and experts who are in Marketing Management, invited to participate in this International Conference on Marketing - Challenging Environment 2013.

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