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Eudora Welty in the 21st Century, April 4-7, 2013, College Station, TX

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:58pm
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“Everybody to their own visioning”: Eudora Welty in the 21st Century: International Conference of the Eudora Welty Society
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Call for Papers: The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Welty's life, work and\or reception, including but not limited to the following:

Cinema and the Letter: Epistolary Modes in Film Culture (Edited Collection - 10/15/12)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 1:42pm
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Rebecca Sheehan and Ilinca Iurascu
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Cinema and the Letter: Epistolary Modes in Film Culture

Proposed Edited Collection
Edited by:
Rebecca Sheehan (California State University, Fullerton) and
Ilinca Iurascu (University of British Columbia)

Contact E-mail: epistolaryfilm@gmail.com
CFP and updated information: epistolaryfilm.wordpress.com

CFP-Kalamazoo 2013 "I just don't want to die without a few scars": Medieval Fight Clubs, Masculine Identity, and Public (Dis)or

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 11:23am
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Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University
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Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club dramatizes group combat as a means for creating and performing masculine identity. Though composed hundreds of years after the last medieval tournament, Palahniuk's 1996 novel parallels a phenomenon similar to that governing conduct in medieval martial games. Such martial games posed a serious threat to public order, as Juliet Barker and Juliet Vale have argued, and this session builds on their work by extending analysis of medieval martial conduct to include the topic of masculine identity: how does an identity predicated by violence conflict with or bleed into the public sphere?

Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 11:00am
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Dr Charlotte Mathieson and Dr Gemma Goodman, University of Warwick

Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.

Identity and Belonging (Critic and History of Sport 30.09.2012)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:53am
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Lancillotto e Nausica. Critica e Storia dello Sport (Journal)

Talking of sport means dealing with different social and political subjects that mutually interact physically as well as verbally: from the leading actor in the field, the athlete, in his competitive engagement with his opponent, to his supporter, the fan, who will back his actions, often lashing out against opposing supporters – even violently so, unfortunately – in strenuous defence of what is acknowledged and shouted out as a sense of belonging, regardless of the final outcome of the contest.

Deathless Love (18 May 2013)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:28am
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The Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference
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Celebrating the world's greatest love stories has long been the subject of authors, painters, musicians, dancers, moviemakers, and critics. The Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference is pleased to accept papers on the theme of "Deathless Love," ranging from the story of Heloise and Abelard to Wuthering Heights and the Twilight series, and dealing with any genre from poetry to the movies. We would be particularly interested in interdisciplinary papers making connections between two or more genres, for instance, literary or historical love affairs immortalized in visual art or music, the historical and literary intersections of Spiritualism, and cross-cultural notions of love beyond death.

[UPDATE] The Future State of Ireland. 17-18 November

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:51am
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Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote Speakers

Professor Roy Foster (Oxford)
Mr Fintan O'Toole (The Irish Times; Princeton)
Dr Emer Nolan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Dr Elaine Byrne (Trinity College, Dublin)
Liz Burns (Fire Station Artists' Studios; Troubling Ireland Think Tank)
Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne (Kennedy Browne)

The Future State of Ireland is an interdisciplinary conference examining cultural responses to the economic crash. The conference will provide an opportunity for leading thinkers and practitioners across different disciplines to come together to discuss artists' and citizens' reactions and resilience in times of crisis and austerity.

Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media An edited collection by May Friedman (Ryerson University) and Silvia Schu

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:06am
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Silvia Schultermandl

We are looking for original chapters which take up the themes of transnationalism, family, kinship, and subject-formation mediated through new media technologies. The collection investigates phenomena of second orality, new literacy, and quasi-embodied modes of encounter within migration, nationalism and citizenship, including themes of indigeneity and colonialism.

IDEA : STUDIES IN ENGLISH

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 7:15am
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Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference
April 17 -19, 2013, Pamukkale University

The Seventh International IDEA Conference with keynote speakers
Prof. Gerald Prince
Maggie Gee
will be held at Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
on 17 – 19 April 2013.

The Conference will be jointly hosted by
The Department of English Language and Literature of
Pamukkale University and
The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from
the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English,
Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics
and Translation Studies in English.

Call For Submissions: Poetry and Prose for International Literary Journal (print)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 12:11am
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A Few Lines Magazine
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Hello,

A Few Lines Magazine, a print and web journal, is now looking for submissions for its fifth issue. We are a widely read journal with strong roots in Southern California. Poets from all over North America, as well as all over the world, have been published in all of our past issues, and we are seeking to expand our audience and body of contributors.

We accept poetry of most flavors and fiction that is expertly crafted. Our reading time is around one month and we read year-round, so the turnaround is quite fast.

So send us your work - we'd love to have the chance to review it. We encourage contributors to first become familiar with our work. All of our issues are free as PDF downloads. For more information, please go to

Queer Cinema in the 21st Century (Journal issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:22pm
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New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
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CALL FOR PAPERS
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

Queerness has been represented on film, in varying ways, from the advent of motion pictures to the present day. This special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film will explore the forms and functions of 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.

The Shakespeare Institute Review - deadline 26 Aug 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 5:26pm
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The Shakespeare Institute
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Dear all,

The first issue of The Shakespeare Institute Review was successfully launched at the end of the recent BritGrad conference. The issue, which explores death and mortality in Shakespeare and showcases a marvellous range of contributions, can be found at this link: www.shakesreview.com . Following on from this, we warmly invite submissions for the second issue of the Review, an online academic journal to which postgraduate students of Shakespeare and related programmes are invited to contribute.

AESTHETICS OF POPULAR CULTURE - SEPT. 10, 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 3:51pm
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Jozef Kovalcik / Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Slovakia and Max Ryynänen / Aalto University, School of Arts, Design, and Architecture Pori, Finland
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We encourage scholars with genuine interest in philosophy of art and popular culture to send a max. 250 word abstract for reviewing no later than September 10, 2012 (extended deadline). All schools of philosophy and aesthetic theory (pragmatism, hermeneutics, semiotics, phenomenology, analytic aesthetics, cultural studies, etc.) are accepted.

As keynote speakers we are glad to have two distinguished scholars of contemporary aesthetics, Ted Cohen (University of Chicago) and Jos de Mul (Erasmus University Rotterdam) – both influential across the borders of philosophical schools!

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