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Celebrity Forum, Celebrity Studies Journal CFP

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 4:55am
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James Bennett
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Dear all

Apologies for cross-posting

The Celebrity Forum section of Celebrity Studies Journal is interested in receiving short submissions (up to 1,500 words) that engage in contemporary debates, issues, phenomenon and developments in the field of celebrity studies.

[Update]CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS (May 15, 2012/October 19-20, 2012)

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 4:11am
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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Bilkent University, Ankara

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 19-20, 2012
(http://www.enl.auth.gr/dickens/index.html)

Organized by the Department of English Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and The Department of English Langauge and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Co-organizers: Valerie Kennedy (Bilkent) and Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou (Thessaloniki)

CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS

Comparative Mediterranean Modernisms

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:42am
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Adam Goldwyn (Uppsala University) and Renee Silverman (Florida International University)

Title: The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Modernity

Eds. Adam J. Goldwyn (Uppsala University) and Renee Silverman (Florida International University)

Call for Papers:

William Gilmore Simms, Southern Literature, Nineteenth-Century American Literature (September 27- 29, 2012)

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 3:36pm
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Simms Society
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CALL FOR PAPERS

William Gilmore Simms's Place in the Development of American Letters

September 27- 29, 2012
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Deadline for Abstracts (150-500 words): June 22, 2012

The University Libraries of the University of South Carolina and the William Gilmore Simms Society invite all interested scholars to a conference exploring the life and works of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), the antebellum South's most prolific writer and one of its best-known public intellectuals as novelist, poet, critic, and historian.

The Permissive Archive - Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London, November 2012

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:55pm
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Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) at Queen Mary, University of London

For ten years, the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) has pioneered original archival research that illuminates the past for the benefit of the modern research community, and beyond. To celebrate this anniversary, in early November 2012 we will be holding a conference examining the future of the 'Permissive Archive'.

The scope of archival history is broad, and this conference seeks presentations from a wide range of work which opens up archives - not only by bringing to light objects and texts that have lain hidden, but by demystifying and demonstrating the skills needed to make new histories. Too long associated with settled dust, archival research will be championed as engaged and engaging: a rigorous but permissive field.

Harlem Renaissance Issue Modernism/Modernity

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:04am
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Adam McKible/John Jay College
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Modernism/Modernity is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on new approaches to the Harlem Renaissance, guest-edited by Adam McKible and Suzanne W. Churchill. All topics related to the Harlem Renaissance are welcome, including those that address:

PAMLA: Panel CFP: Literature and the Other Arts

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:33am
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The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions. This year's conference special theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," with many special sessions and addresses focusing on the theme (papers not focused on the theme are also welcome).

Our Creative Artist Spotlight Speaker for the conference is award-winning author Sandra Cisneros. Our Plenary Speaker is José David Saldívar of Stanford University. For more information about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:12am
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Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
Other keynote speakers: tba.

'My visit to this city has been exceedingly gratifying, on account of the freedom I have enjoyed in visiting such places of instruction and amusement as those from which I have been carefully excluded by the inveterate prejudice against color in the United States. Botanic and Zoological gardens, Museums and Panoramas, Halls of Statuary and Galleries of Paintings, are as free to the black as the white man in London.' Frederick Douglass, to William Lloyd Garrison, May 23, 1846.

British Poetry of the First World War: Centenary Conference. Wadham College, Oxford. 09/19/2014---09/21/2014

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:08am
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The English Association
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The English Association's Centenary Conference on British Poetry of the First World War will take place at Wadham College, Oxford, on 19-21 September 2014. As well as scholars from around the world, many of the relevant specialist poetry societies will be taking part. More details will follow in due course, including information about keynote speakers, accommodation and costs. Please get in touch if you would like to be kept up to date as plans develop.

Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium 8-9th November

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 9:52am
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Society for Medieval Archaeology/Cardiff University

The first call for papers is now open for the Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium, to be held at Cardiff University, 8-9th November 2012. The event aims to provide a platform for postgraduates and early career professionals to present and discuss their current research.

Papers from across the medieval period (5th-16th centuries AD) and from all geographical areas are welcomed. Papers from subjects other than archaeology, but which have a broader medieval significance, will also be considered. Abstracts for posters are also encouraged.

REGISTRATION OPEN: 'Viewer, I married him': Reading (Re)Productions and (En)Visioning the Impact of the Long Nineteenth Century

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:14am
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University of Hull

Registration is now open for the Reading Reproductions Conference on Friday 29th June 2012 at the University of Hull. Delegates from all fields are welcome to the event, which aims to acknowledge and assess the continuing importance of period drama in contemporary culture across the world.
Dr. Sarah Cardwell from the University of Kent will give the keynote address, 'From adaptations to period dramas: genre, style and critical evaluation', and Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research for the AHRC, will lead a postgraduate training session focussed on career development and adapting to an academic career. A range of post-graduate and academic speakers will be presenting at the event, which is supported by BAVS.

Call for Papers for 13th Thinkers & Writers Forum during 29th Skoch Summit, 8th-9th June 2012 Mumbai

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:05am
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Skoch Development Foundation
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We are organising the 29th Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of "Refuelling Growth" on 8th-9th June 2012 at Hyatt Regency, Near Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai. The key content of the summit is as follows:

Plenary Dialogue

Growth a Prerequisite for Inclusive Growth: If India had continued to grow at 3.5%, we would have been the poorest country in the world. It is the surpluses generated due to the high growth rates achieved through reforms of the nineties that have funded inclusive growth efforts like Bharat Nirman schemes etc. While some of the gains of this growth have been diluted through leaking public delivery systems, the India growth story itself seems to be slowing down.

Early Modern Constructions of Europe (France) (5/20/12; ICLA, 7/18/13-7/24/13)

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:41am
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Gerd Bayer

Seminar Title: "Early Modern Constructions of Europe"
Seminar Organisers: Florian Kläger (Münster, Germany) and Gerd Bayer (Erlangen, Germany)

Proposals are invited for an accepted group section (up to 15 speakers) to meet at the ICLA conference in Paris, France, July 18-24, 2013. Further information about the conference is available at: http://icla-ailc-2013.paris-sorbonne.fr/

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