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[Update] Special Issue on the Temples of Bengal: Extended Deadline

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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 4:24am
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Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design
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Special Issue on the Temples of Bengal: Deadline Extended till 30 May, 2012

We are happy to announce that the next issue of Chitrolekha Magazine (Vol. II, No. 1) is going to be on the Temples of Bengal (from the Ancient Period to the 19th Century). Since we want to bring out a collection having holistic approaches to the topics, we have selected this vast area, which can be explored from many interdisciplinary perspectives and multidisciplinary positions. We seek submission on the following areas:

SAMLA Convention 2012 (Durham, SC): Postmodern Theory, Science Fiction and Race

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 5:55pm
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SAMLA
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In Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith comments that: "…when the ethnographer asks the question, 'What does postmodern culture look like?' the obvious place to find the answer is the science fiction community." As a genre that embraces the impossible, sci-fi/fantasy is fast becoming recognized as a genre well suited to demonstrate the cultural contradictions postmodern theory highlights.

Samuel Beckett Summer School

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 3:35pm
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Stephen Wilmer Trinity College Dublin
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Following the successful launch of the inaugural Samuel Beckett Summer School last July, Trinity College Dublin is delighted to announce that this year's school, whose patron is Edward Beckett, will take place on campus from July 15 - 21, 2012. The weeklong celebration of the Nobel-Prize-winning Irish writer is designed to draw scholars, students and enthusiasts from around the world to explore his work in the very location where Beckett, as a student, began his distinctive intellectual and creative life.

MPCA/ACA 2012: Harry Potter Panel (October 12-14, 2012)

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 3:09pm
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Orlando Dos Reis / Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference. The conference will be held from October 12-14, 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Proposals and abstracts of about 250-300 words on any aspect of Harry Potter are welcome, although topics focusing on Pottermore or Harry Potter within the context of literary history are of particular interest this year.

Please submit proposals and abstracts to the Area Chair. Electronic submissions should be sent to Orlando Dos Reis, Kansas State University at dosreis@ksu.edu. Deadline for submissions is May 30, 2012.

BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:44pm
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The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas
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BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE HUMANITIES September 22, 2012, University of Kansas

This conference seeks to address the opportunities and challenges humanistic scholars face with the ubiquity and exponential growth of new web-based data sources (e.g. electronic texts, social media, and audiovisual materials) and digital methods (e.g. information visualization, text markup, crowdsourcing metadata).

MW-PCA 2012: Science and Popular Culture - Submit by May 31st

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 1:38pm
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Mid-West Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The area seeks papers whose topics address issues of production, representation, and reception of science in popular culture. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (specific shows, channels, etc)
- Film
- Science and Religion
- Atheist Studies
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Science and Science Fiction

The Orange Prize for Fiction: Critical Essays

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:38am
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Nick Turner & Katy Shaw
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The editors of a proposed collection of critical essays on the Orange Prize for Fiction are issuing a call for chapters.

The board are particularly interested in work on the following writers: Barbara Kingsolver, Tea Obreht, Kate Grenville, Helen Dunmore, Suzanne Berne, Ann Patchett, Rose Tremain, Linda Grant, Andrea Levy, Anne Michaels, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Carol Shields.

They also welcome proposed chapters on any topic relating to the Orange Prize, its shortlists, judging and marketing.

Final articles should be 7-9,000 words, and would be required by July 2013.

WASME 18th International Conference on SMEs - Accra, Ghana: July 25-29, 2012

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 8:32am
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World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises
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World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) is organizing 18th International Conference on SMEs in Accra, Ghana during July 25-29, 2012. The 18th International Conference on SMEs would discuss opportunities, issues and approaches involved in empowering women through entrepreneurship. Please visit: www.wasmeicsme2012.org.

Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:47am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

As we approach the release of the final cinematic installment of the Twilight Saga we want to focus on monsters and pedagogy and in particular the relation between "Twilight and the Classroom". How do we teach Twilight? Why do we teach Twilight? Should we teach Twilight?

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms of submission on the following or related themes:

Call for contributions for a volume of critical essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:47am
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Rennes 2 University / Presses universitaires de Rennes

We are seeking innovative critical essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure for a volume of critical essays to be published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes (peer-reviewed publication) in November 2012.

The volume will feature essays in English and in French and is entitled "Lectures de Mesure pour Mesure de William Shakespeare" (Critical Readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure) and will be the latest in a series of "Lectures de William Shakespeare" (see http://www.pur-editions.fr/detail.php?idOuv=2505 for a sample of the collection)

[UPDATE] MUSES INDIA: Dis(-)covering Indian Writing in English

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:02am
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Chetan Deshmane
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We invite papers of high literary standards by scholars in the field of Indian Writing in English to contribute to a book to be published by McFarland & Co., Inc., USA in 2013. We encourage only Poststructuralist / Postmodernist / Cultural / Postcolonial / Globalization perspectives. Papers focusing the works of Amitav Ghosh, Anita Rau Badami, Chrostopher Cyrill, Shani Mootoo, Bapsi Sidhwa, Gita Mehta, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sujata Bhatt will be preferred.

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