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"I Viaggiatori nella Penisola Sorrentina - Literature, Arts and Cinema"

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:49am
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Department of Modern Philology, University of Naples "Federico II"

The theme of the "journey to Sorrento" represents one of the main fields of investigation in order to analyze the different areas of the famous Peninsula and its peculiarities. Guides, descriptions, memoirs, visual arts, theatrical plays and films, have recorded, through the centuries, its iconic places and its immense cultural and artistic heritage.

Beyond Historicism: Resituating Samuel Beckett, 7-8 December 2012

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 1:59am
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Dr Paul Sheehan, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
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Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels – Molloy (1950), Malone Dies (1951) and The Unnamable (1953) – has redefined the modernist landscape in the sixty years since it first appeared. Yet even as it affirmed the death of the novel as a viable narrative form, it also inspired at least two other fictional trilogies: Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and John Banville's Frames Trilogy. Following Faber's recent re-publication of the three novels, this conference marks a crucial moment in Beckett studies.

[UPDATE] CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:01pm
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The English Department at Tamkang University
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CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

The English Department at Tamkang University, the publisher of the internationally renowned Tamkang Review, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference on the theme Creative Assemblages, May 31- June 2, 2013, and, prior to the conference, the Deleuze Camp, May 25-29, 2013.

Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference September 27-28, 2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 6:51pm
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Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Workgroup

Overview: Proponents of medical humanities contend that the humanistic dimensions of medicine and health are a critical component of those disciplines; not only do these dimensions help us to understand the very nature of medicine and health, their apprehension allows caregivers to relate to their patients, to treat those patients with respect and dignity, and to provide more holistic and empathetic care. The Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference aims to explore a range of themes within the medical humanities.

A Collection of Essays on Adoption and Disability (Full papers and abstracts by 3/1/13)

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 5:02pm
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Marina Fedosik and Emily Hipchen

Call for Papers

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON ADOPTION AND DISABILITY

Co-editors Emily Hipchen and Marina Fedosik are seeking submissions for a collection of critical essays exploring cultural meanings of adoption through a combined lens of adoption and disability studies.

Sargasso journal - Agency and Intervention in Caribbean Contexts

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 4:40pm
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Sargasso a peer-reviewed journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture

This issue seeks scholarship that addresses the varied ways that agency and/or intervention has been engaged, configured, and/or problematized within Caribbean societies, traditions, and cultures. SARGASSO is a peer-reviewed journal published at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Of special interest is scholarship that dialogues with ideas in the fields of literature, linguistics, performance/drama, ethnomusicology, anthropology, social sciences, and postcolonial studies; we strongly encourage work that is interdisciplinary in nature.

"The digital subject: memory, hypermnesia" November 13-15, 2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 3:59pm
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University of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis

Call for paper (modified)

International symposium: "The digital subject: memory, hypermnesia"

University of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, November 13-15, 2012

CONTACT: hypermnesia@univ-paris8.fr

Organizers :

Pierre Cassou-Noguès (Department of philosophy, LLCP, SPHERE, EA 4008)
Claire Larsonneur (Department of anglophone studies, Le Texte Étranger,
EA1569)
Arnaud Regnauld (Department of anglophone studies, CRLC – Research Center
on Literature and Cognition, EA1569)

Corsets and Clockworks: Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture/Deadline 16 July 2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:54pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association/Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012
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Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are widely read and written in contemporary popular culture. While these genres are not new, they have become ever more accessible to mainstream audiences through such works as Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger, Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicles, and Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series. Steampunk has also become a movement, much like its Gothic brother, in its own right by celebrating Victoriana through fashion, writing and art. This panel seeks to investigate ways in which Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are impacting current trends in literature, art, and fashion.

Tenth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:20pm
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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

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.

Media Activism and Social Movements (2013 Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Chicago, first week of March

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:57am
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Chris Robe'
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The work of scholars like Clemencia Rodriguez, John Downing, David Graeber, and Jeffrey Juris has increasingly revealed the necessity of analyzing film and new media in relation to broader activist social formations that transgress institutional and national boundaries. Although film and media studies has offered some substantive scholarship regarding this topic—particularly in regards to AIDS activism and Third Cinema—, it has all-too-often relegated concerns of activism and social movements to sociology and communication studies.

Essays for journal - languague, literacy, literature, culture and/or English teaching

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:41am
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Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education
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The editors seek articles concerned with English language, literacy and literature teaching worldwide as well as essays on literature and culture that do not specifically address teaching.

Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education is an established journal (published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis) for English teachers at all levels, including college and university, which encourages international dialogue between teachers and researchers on issues surrounding literacy, language, literature and culture. In particular, Changing English considers the future of English as a subject in the context of its history and the scope for development and change.

[UPDATE] CFP Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile SAMLA, Nov. 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:46am
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Dr. Carola Mattord, Kennesaw State University
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Session English 1 Title: Travel in Medieval Literature. Travel is an important activity in the Middle Ages, and, therefore, plays a large role in the literature of the period. Pilgrimages, merchant trade, ecclesial and diplomatic missions, etc. are but a few cultural and political activities that involve travel and are described in the many genres of medieval literature. This panel seeks to discuss the various artistic ways travel is described in medieval literature and how we can come to understand, what we can learn and appreciate about the nature and importance of travel in medieval culture. Papers on travel found in any literary genre of this period are most welcome. Please send via email a 200-word proposal by July 12th to Dr.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:26am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Submission and application deadline: June 15, 2012

Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

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