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CFP for The Journal of Popular Television

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 4:30am
James Leggott (Northumbria University, UK)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Journal of Popular Television, to be published in 2013. Articles for consideration for the first volume should be sent by 1st October 2012.

Gendered Labels, Gendered Actions (abstracts due Aug 31, 2012; conference Feb 21-23, 2013)

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 10:15pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

Labels commonly used in gendered identity construction often imply stasis, yet these labels routinely make assumptions about active behaviors of the person(s) labeled. This panel will address the relationship between static labels and active behaviors within a gendered context. Topics may include but are not limited to:

* gendered labels and authenticity
* gendered labels and perceived time (stability vs stagnation)
* gendered labels that promote actions, actions that inspire gendered labels
* uses of and responses to gendered labels

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Matt Kernicky (mjkernic@marauder.millersville.edu) before August 31, 2012.

Special Issue of Pragmatism Today

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:47pm
Pragmatism Today

Pragmatism Today invites scholars to submit essays for an upcoming special issue on somaesthetics. The field of somaesthetics addresses a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines, and essays exploring any of these connections are welcome.

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:30pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

Temenos Journal Spec. Ed. Trap Doors and Little Triggers: An Anthology of Embarrassment, Innuendo, Rumor, and Shame *Oct. 5*

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:27pm
Temenos Journal

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
TEMENOS SPECIAL PRINT EDITION

Temenos Journal is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and artwork for our Fall 2012 special print edition entitled Trap Doors and Little Triggers: An Anthology of Embarrassment, Innuendo, Rumor, and Shame. Big or little, first-hand or overheard, public catastrophe or private misadventure, the staff of Temenos wants to feel your pain. After all, it is not a question of "if" but rather a question of the degree to which we've all had experience in this area. It doesn't have to be salacious, but it does have to be an eloquent description of human ineloquence.

CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 5:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013

Deadline: November 10, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas, July 21-25, 2013

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 4:54pm
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference, 2013

In 2013, the 40th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, will explore the relationships between Faulkner's oeuvre and a hemispheric corpus of black writing, with a particular emphasis on African American literature and intellectual production, from slave narrative to the contemporary era of Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, John Edgar Wideman, Maryse Conde, Charles Johnson, Gloria Naylor, David Bradley, Randall Kenan, Edouard Glissant, Erna Brodber, Jesmyn Ward, Edwige Danticat, and so many others. We hope to chart the lines of engagement, dialogue, and reciprocal resonance between Faulkner and this vital body of literature.

Modernist Intuitions (NEMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston)

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at mcwhortere@merrimack.edu by September 15, 2012.

Willow Books Accepting Manuscripts from People of Color

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 8:24am
Willow Books

The Willow Books Literature Awards recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. The postmark deadline for entry forms is Monday, October 1, 2012. Ten Finalists will be announced on January 21, 2013. A Finalists' Reading & Awards Ceremony will be held in the spring of 2013 in Chicago (location TBA). The Grand Prize winners' books will be published by Willow Books in Spring 2013, along with an ebook anthology of selections by Finalists.

Memory: America Past, Present and Future 24 November 2012

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 5:19am
British Association for American Studies

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester on 24 November 2012. The keynote speaker will be Professor Brian Ward from the University of Manchester.

UPDATE- Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:53pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

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