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A New Look at the Gothic Monster (SAMLA, Durham, North Carolina. Nov. 9-11, 2012)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 1:45pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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A New Look at the Gothic Monster

This panel explores the cultural roles that monsters inhabit in Gothic fiction. Since the late-Victorian period, popular fiction has featured a panoply of monsters—vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, mummies, shape-shifters, unknowable, and amorphous "things," and a variety of other undeads. The evolution of monsters, what they represent, and why audiences need them are subjects of interest for this panel. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: psychology and the monster; the abhuman; the post-human and the monster; the monster in imperial Gothic fiction; popular fiction and the monster; cultural transformations of the monster.

[UPDATE] 2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University; EXTENDED proposal deadline Sunday 4/22

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 1:16pm
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PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states. What extent do we have control over our dreams? What is the purpose of dreaming, if such purpose exists? What of other, dream-like altered states of consciousness?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Sunday, April 22, 2012.

2012 PAMLA Special Session "Marriage à la mode: Marriage in the 20th Century" at Seattle University; Proposal deadline 4/22

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 1:08pm
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PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address the following:

The CA Prop 8 trial and the 2012 GOP Presidential campaign have highlighted the idea that marriage is not only socially constructed, but also socially productive. Examining texts from the 20th century (and the eleven years of the 21st), how has marriage been defined, depicted, and valued? Moreover, how have "unorthodox" marriages contributed to or hindered society?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Behaviour Modelling-Foundations and Applications 2012, 3 July 2012

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:40am
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Ella Roubtsova, Open Yniversity of the Netherlands
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Fourth Workshop on Behavioural Modelling - Foundations and Applications
BM-FA 2012 http://www.ou.nl/eCache/DEF/2/38/333.html

In collaboration with the 8th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/conferences/ECMFA-2012

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance - March 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:35am
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University of St Andrews, School of English

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

21st - 23rd March, 2013
School of English, University of St Andrews

'If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.'

Michel de Montaigne, 'Of Lyers' (Florio translation -1603)

Transforming Early Modern Identities Conference 10/12/12 (NYC) & 10/27/12 (London); abstracts due 5/6/12

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:34am
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The Graduate Center, CUNY and London Shakespeare Centre, King's College London

This conference, hosted over two days in two cities, has a double focus. 'Transforming Early Modern Identities' will examine both how the concept of the early modern self is being transformed by recent scholarly works exploring early modern literature and culture, and also how the process of transformation itself was foundational to the ways in which early modern subject positions were negotiated. In the twenty-first century, we remain fascinated with notions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century subjectivity.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection) [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:14am
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Tyler Shores and Tom Ue

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on "The Adventures of Tintin." Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe and intended to appeal to the intelligent lay reader.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

ASEBL Journal and Blog - Ethical Behavior/Evolutionary Biology - Newly Peer-Reviewed and Calling for Submissions

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:42am
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ASEBL Journal (St. Francis College, NY)

ASEBL Journal (www.asebl.blogspot.com) is Ethical Behavior-Evolutionary Biology. We are looking for critical essays for the upcoming January 2013 release (and thereafter). ASEBL is an online, peer-reviewed journal. Issues are housed on the St. Francis College website at: http://www.sfc.edu/academics/Publications/ASEBL. Issues appear as PDFs and in ISSUU format. Currently, the journal is published once a year, around January (though supplements appear on the blog as guest-posts and notes, some of which might be published in the journal itself).

UPDATE: Extended Deadline, Edith Wharton Essay Prize; 5/30/12

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:02am
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Edith Wharton Society
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The deadline has been extended to May 30, 2012 for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize.

The Edith Wharton Essay Prize

Deadline: May 30, 2012

Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning essay will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography , and the writer will receive an award of $250.

CFP: History Area -- Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Assn.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 9:48am
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Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS: ABSTRACTS, PANEL PROPOSALS ON HISTORY AND POPULAR CULTURE

2012 MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
CONFERENCE – COLUMBUS, OHIO

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
OCTOBER 12-14, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

History and popular culture often seem entwined, whether this tie is developed by investigating history as it is portrayed in film, television, or literature or in the way cities (like Columbus) grow and prosper over time. Both History and Popular Culture are foundational influences on the way people think, develop a world view, and contextualize their surroundings.

Popular Romance [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 8:55am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Popular Romance

2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
(Conference info: )

Deadline for submission (extended): May 31, 2012.

MPCA/ACA Mystery, Crime, Thriller, and Detective Fiction

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 8:07am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
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2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Fri-Sun, 12-14 October, 2012
Columbus, Ohio
mpcaaca.org/conference

Deadline: 31 May 2012

The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio, from 12 - 14 October 2012. More information about the conference can be found at:

http://mpcaaca.org/conference

CFP: "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:32am
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Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
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Conference Date: June 25-27, 2013
Organized by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, with the participation of Institut d'Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

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

Print Magazine Looking for High Quality Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:28pm
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A Few Lines Magazine
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A Few Lines Magazine (www.afewlinesmagazine.com), a print journal of the Fine Arts, is looking for high quality submissions for our next quarter's issue. We accept submissions year-round, and turn around time will never be longer than one month. We tend to accept work work that is image heavy and syntactically playful -- not to mention well thought out and expertly executed.

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