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Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:20pm
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Writing by Degrees

Call for Papers and Panels

Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum

Keynote Speakers
Marie Howe
Christine Sneed

Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2012 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton's historic Bundy Museum.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 4:18pm
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Journal of Research Practice, Special Issue on Research Assistantships

The guest editors of the international, transdisciplinary Journal of Research Practice (JRP) welcome proposals for a special issue about research assistantships. This special issue is designed to showcase multiple voices: graduate students, academics, professionals, community members, and other research partners are invited to share their experiences, insights, and concerns around research assistantships. There are few scholarly outlets dedicated to this research learning venue where research team members have the opportunity to acquire, practice, and enhance research knowledge and skills in environments that have the potential to be collaborative and participatory, yet sometimes become exploitative.

CFP: 7th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2012)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 2:59pm
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University of Malaga
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C a l l     F o r     P a p e r s

7th International Workshop on
Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2012)

Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel
Turisthotellveien 6, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

September 17-18, 2012

Scope of the 7th Conference

Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 1:57pm
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Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Adriana Cavarero (University of Verona)
Jared Sexton (University of California, Irvine)

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:59am
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David Garrett Izzo Shaw University
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Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Miller said, attention must be paid. The HBO televised Angels gave many admirers and aspirers an opportunity to see the play more so than even its many nationwide productions. The influence of Kushner and his plays has reached into the context and subtext of a mindset that reconsidered what plays can do as art, and as socio-political activism reflected in both traditional and tradition-defying new drama.

Queer Studies Area CFP - MPCA - October 12-14, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:55am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 30, 2012

The Queer Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association is accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference, held October 12-14, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. More information for the conference is available at:

Rummaging Around in Alan Moore's Shorts

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 10:42am
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Comics Forum

One sign of the rude health of comic book studies is the growing body of scholarship that focuses on, encompasses, or takes as its starting point, the work of acclaimed and prolific British comics writer Alan Moore. However, while Moore scholarship has moved on from an almost exclusive focus on landmark comic Watchmen to encompass overlooked or less popular works like A Small Killing or Tom Strong, and even unfinished epic Big Numbers, it still concentrates overwhelmingly on what Charles Hatfield calls 'comics in the long form', major ongoing serialised comics and self-contained graphic novels. [1]

The Nature of Irish Studies, M/MLA, Nov. 8-11, Cincinnati

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:21am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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How are Irish novels, poems, and plays indebted to nature? From Joyce's Ulysses to Heaney's "Flaggy Shore," Irish authors have privileged the nature motif in their works. Literary critics have historically aligned Irish literature with the urban and commercial growth of the industrial era, even though many authors—such as Beckett and Yeats—created symbolic literary ecologies. This panel will explore the influence of the nature motif in Irish novels, poems, and plays. We will begin by querying how Ireland's literary heritage is indebted to nature. Panelists will explore how the motifs of sky, soil, sea operate as nature topography in texts, as well as how vital and frivolous features of the material earth amplify textual themes.

CFP Tabish Khair (1st February 2013)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:08am
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Om Prakash Dwivedi and Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández (Editors)

Tabish Khair was born in 1966 in Gaya, a small Indian town of historical interest, in a Muslim middle class family. After his university education, he left for Delhi where he worked as a reporter for the Times of India for four years. Then he moved to Copenhagen in order to pursue his PhD. Currently he works in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Khair cannot be defined as a poet, a novelist, a reporter, a scholar, but all these altogether.

[UPDATE] "Circulations of/in Cinema" Toulouse, France June 17-19, 2013 DATE MODIFIED

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:44pm
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University of Toulouse, France

Call for papers "Circulations of/in Cinema"

Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail, France

June 17-19, 2013 UPDATE / DATE MODIFIED

In 1958, André Bazin asked: "What is cinema"? One of his objectives was to define the ontological specificity of the cinematographic art. In the following decades, this fundamental question was taken up and amplified. There were many answers to that initial question: most of them focused on the relation between screen and spectator. Today, in an era of digital images, with the democratization of cinematographic practices, in terms both of production and reception, it seems important to return to a definition of cinema in its technical specificity. One could approach the subject from three angles:

5to. CONELIT Conference on Latin American and Peninsular Literatures, 8-10 August, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 4:42pm
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Red Literaria Peruana
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5th CONELIT International Students Conference on Latin American and Peninsular Literatures

Date(s): 8-10 August, 2012
Location: Lima, PERU

Deadline for proposals: June 17th, 2012

Red Literaria Peruana (Peruvian Literary Network), in association with Casa de la Literatura Peruana and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, cordially invite submissions for the 5th CONELIT Students Conference on Latin American and Peninsular Literatures. Each year, CONELIT brings together students and scholars from a wide variety of countries of Latin America, Europe and the United States.

In 2012 CONELIT celebrates 5 years of promoting spaces of academic dialogue and diversity from Latin America to the world.