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Absorption and the Arts: Assessing Michael Fried's Legacy (Due September 15th)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:12am
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Absorption and the Arts: Assessing Michael Fried's Legacy
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, April 4-7, 2013

Hector Reyes, Adjunct Lecturer in Art History, UCLA and Michael Thomas Taylor, Assistant Professor of German, University of Calgary
hreyes@humnet.ucla.edu and mttaylor@ucalgary.ca

[2nd call] "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference (June 25-27, 2013)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 4:44am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Organized and hosted by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

with the participation of Institut d'Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Deadline for Abstracts Submission: September 15, 2012

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)

*Other speakers to be confirmed

[UPDATE] Wes Anderson

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 2:43am
Pete Kunze

The selection of Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012) as the opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival attests to Wes Anderson's world-wide visibility and increasing relevance. His films, recognizable for their offbeat characters, eclectic soundtracks, and deadpan humor, have steadily built a loyal fan base since the successful release of his second film, Rushmore (Anderson, 1998). Through two short films and seven feature films, Anderson continues to cultivate a distinctive style that demonstrates the influence of European cinema, New American cinema, literature, classical music, and modern art, among others.

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

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:58pm
“Everybody to their own visioning”: Eudora Welty in the 21st Century: International Conference of the Eudora Welty Society

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:

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
Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University

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
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
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
The Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference

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
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
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
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
A Few Lines Magazine

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
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film

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.

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