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Submissions to Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, A University of Chicago Graduate Journal (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:05pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to:
uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

Urban Identities

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:45pm
Domenic A. Beneventi, University of Sherbrooke

CFP: Urban Identities
2013 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013

This panel proposes to examine the various ways in which marginalized subjects appropriate and / or adapt to the spatial practices of exclusion and marginalization in contemporary neo-liberal societies. The panel will question the identity claims and spatialized performances of marginalized subjects in the urban context, particularly in terms of class, race, and gender. Please send 300-500 word abstracts in either English or French and brief biographical statements by 15 September 2012 to Domenico.Beneventi@usherbrooke.ca

The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable (NEMLA)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:37pm
Ryan Cordell / Northeastern University / Digital Americanist Society

Abstract:
The Digital Americanist Society seeks speakers who will articulate a clear, interpretive intervention that digital scholarship has made (or could make) in their areas of study. Our goal will not be to describe digital projects, but instead to demonstrate how those projects advance, supplement, or disrupt the scholarly conversations of our respective literary subfields. We encourage "non-DH" scholars whose work has benefited from DH scholarship to contribute. Submit abstracts to Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University, r.cordell@neu.edu, by September 30, 2012. Please note: the session has already been accepted to the conference, so accepted papers will be included in the program.

[UPDATE] ASECS 2013: "The Aesthetics of Everyday Life" (April 4-7, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:09pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The eighteenth century's fascination with everyday life can be detected in a wide range of genres and cultural practices, including the novel, familiar essay, satire, drame bourgeois, biography, autobiography, genre painting, letter-writing and journalizing. This panel invites an interdisciplinary exploration of this new interest in the ordinary, focusing especially on issues of aesthetics: How did everyday life come to be seen as a worthy subject of aesthetic representation? What were the privileged modes of narrativity or protocols of description used for these representations, and where did they come from? How, in turn, did new aesthetic forms allow individuals to see and think about ordinary life in new ways?

Book Publication 2013 - Othello's Island: Mediaeval and Renaissance Cyprus in art, literature and wider culture

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:44pm
The Cornaro Institute

Proposed New Book

Call for papers for publication

Working title: Othello's Island: Mediaeval and Renaissance Cyprus in art, literature and wider culture

We invite written academic papers on the theme of "Mediaeval and Renaissance Cyprus in visual art, literature and wider culture" for a proposed new book on the subject to be published jointly by the Cornaro Institute (Cyprus) and the Orage Press (UK).

Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures - March 21-24 2012 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 11:07am
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

CFP: Kalamazoo 2013 "The Spectacle of Punishment in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature"

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:49am
Jeffrey B. Griswold, University of Virginia

From Medieval saints' lives to Renaissance tragedies, much early English literature portrays public displays of punishment. While the structures of these scenes may seem similar, the rhetorical aims of these bloody episodes have been as diverse as the genres in which they are found. How do these texts represent the consequences (intended and unintended) of watching such horrors? What are the differences between the effects on the spectators within the text and the implied audience without? The multi-period approach to this panel should prove especially fruitful. For instance, how does Jeff Dolven's work on punishment's failure to shape individuals in The Faerie Queene reveal fresh approaches to medieval depictions of similarly forceful fashioning?

Date Correction: O'Neill & Irishness, April 4-6, 2013

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 9:16am
37th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

O'Neill & Irishness
37th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
Stevenson University, Maryland
April 4-6, 2013
Sponsored by
The Eugene O'Neill Society

Call for Open Journal Editors

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:26am
Open Journal Central (http://ojcentral.com)

OJCentral is a professional publisher specialised in Open Access Journal online publishing, from setup, hosting, management, and indexing, to backup, support and maintenance.

OJCentral strongly believes in sharing and global exchange of knowledge. All the content of OJCentral's journals will be made immediately available to the public freely once published.

Our mission is to produce high quality and high impact peer-reviewed, online open access journals. All submissions will go through a professional, efficient, and fast review process run by leading experts in the area.

1st International Conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:43am
Imam University

Imam University is going to host the 1st International Conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013). The objective of the conference is to focus on key technology issues regarding people with special needs. ICTHP will be a vital forum for the discussion of issues such as living with disabilities with special focus on education, employment, independence, communication and entertainment, to ensure complete social inclusion.

Writing Religion: BSECS Roundtable 3rd-5th January 2013, Oxford UK

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:41am
British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Writing Religion: Religious Purpose in Eighteenth Century Literature

British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference
3rd-5th January 2013, St Hugh's College Oxford

The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies: Feminist Thought - Politics of Concepts

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 2:00am
University of Helsinki / Gender Studies

The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. Concepts are crucial in all research, and also often deeply political, as feminist scholarship creates and circulates conceptual innovations which transform social realities transnationally. Concepts such as "gender" and "queer" have already showed their transformational power.

[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 10:00pm
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: September 5, 2012

Keynote by Christian Keathley, Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Keathley is author of Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees (Indiana University Press, 2006), and currently at work on a book titled The Mystery of Otto Preminger, under contract with IU Press.

Andrew Marvell Society Sessions for the South-Central Renaissance Conference

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:49pm
The Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference

Creighton University will host Exploring the Renaissance 2013: An International Conference on March 21-23, 2013. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on a variety of topics concerning Marvell's poetry and prose, including a panel discussion on "Bermudas," featuring presentations by Joan Faust, George Klawitter, and Timothy Raylor. Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:
• The dating of Marvell's poems
• Digitizing Marvell's works
• Marvell and Fairfax
• "The Rehearsal Transpros'd": Decorum, Butler, and Other Issues

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