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Race, Education, and American Literature (NeMLA 2013, March 21-24, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Samira Abdur-Rahman
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel seeks papers that explore the engagement with education and race in American literature. How do educational spaces act as sites of racial construction? How has literature engaged with events central to the history of American education? Papers that speak to the intersections between representations of education and racial subjection, segregation, the law, citizenship and/or immigration are welcome. Please send your 300-500 word abstract and a brief biographical statement to Samira Abdur-Rahman at sabdurrah@gmail.com.

CFP: Journal Sesión no numerada (Film, Philosophy and Literature) 30th October

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 2:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Sesión no numerada: Revista de letras y ficción audiovisual

http://www.ucm.es/info/sesionnonumerada

Sesión no numerada is a scientific journal that publishes original articles whose subject is part of the editorial of the journal: Studies linking film and television series with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, reviews of books relevant to the field of audiovisual fiction and reviews of films released in the year preceding the publication of each issue. The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the year in January. The publication languages are Spanish and English.

Allegory and Modernity (RSA April 2013; abstracts by June 11, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 5:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jason Crawford / Renaissance Society of America
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There are good reasons for thinking of allegory as a peculiarly medieval form. For all their ancient antecedents, the practices of allegorical reading and allegorical writing do not fully emerge until the early centuries of the Christian era. And these practices, at their height, derive much of their strength from the institutions and intellectual formations of the medieval church: its sacramental economy, its logocentric creation theology, its cult of saints, its iconography of the body, its eschatological interpretations of history.

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 3:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of South Dakota

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

The University of South Dakota's 2012 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change.

Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on conflicts reflecting the ways in which individuals negotiate gender and agency across space and time. Conflicts may be personal, social, military, generational, familial, postcolonial, economic, psychological, or ethical; they may be the result of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious expectations, rigidity of sex roles, war, inequality, colonization, or other factors.

sesionnonumerada@filos.ucm.es

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 2:51pm
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Grupo de Investigación Teoría y Retórica de la Ficción Universidad Complutense de Madrid

SESIÓN NO NUMERADA REVIEW of humanities and fiction audioviosual (ISSN 2173-5123) is a scientific journal that publishes original and unpublished quality whose subject is registered in the magazine's editorial line: studies linking movies and series TV with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history ...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, book reviews of interest to the field of audiovisual fiction and movie reviews, both published references or released in the year prior to the publication of each issue.
The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the current year in January. The publication languages are spanish and English.

Abstracts by 9/30 for NeMLA (3/21-24, 2013) roundtable on ideas for a national Big Read

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 2:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ben Railton

For those of us who care about making American literature more public, more connected to all Americans and their experiences, identities, and perspectives, the NEA's Big Read program represents a great model for such efforts. Since its pilot project in 2006, The Big Read has brought a number of great, complex, vital works of American literature to local communities and schools, getting lots of Americans reading and engaging with those works in the process. Yet the program is explicitly local, with different communities reading different books—there are both practical and philosophical arguments in support of that local element, but it does leave room for a more genuinely shared, national engagement with American literature.

Science Fiction & Food Politics, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:52pm
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NeMLA
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When it comes to food production and consumption, science fiction offers us contrasting visions of hope and horror. Sometimes, works in this genre paint utopian pictures of consumer choice and convenience; other times, the future of food looks quite bleak, with today's troubling trends (ex: Genetically Modified Organisms) extrapolated to worst-case scenarios. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract pertaining to the intersecting questions of science fiction (literature, television, and/or film) and food politics to Sean Murray, St. John's University, murrays@stjohns.edu.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Special Issue on "The B Film" for The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:37pm
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The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
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The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. The Projector is seeking research-based essays for a special double issue on the B feature or "low-budget" film, studio-produced or independently financed, in any genre or country of origin. A range of possible topics or approaches appears below. This proposed special issue will comprise our Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 issues.

Zombies: Walking, Eating & Performance / proposals 20 November 2012 / conference 13 April 2013

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Roberta Mock / Plymouth University

Zombies: Walking, Eating & Performance
13 April 2013
hosted by the Theatre & Performance Department,
Plymouth University (UK)

The purpose of this one-day symposium is to explore, interrogate and celebrate zombies as a cultural phenomenon through the paradigms of performance, as well as models of performance through the quintessential zombie activities of eating and walking. It will examine the zombie as protagonist, performer, nomad, pilgrim, traveller, tourist, nightmare, underclass and demonstrator. Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance will consider the derided and resilient figure of the zombie as metaphor and character; the zombie as vehicle for protest and for public self-expression.

Shakespeare's Blood (Abstracts Due September 30, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013)

"Shakespeare's Blood"

Julius Caesar mocks his wife's ominous dream:
"She dreamt tonight she saw my statue,
Which like a fountain with a hundred spouts
did run pure blood: and many lusty Romans
Came smiling and did bathe their hands in it." (2.2.76-79)

This seminar will look at various representations of blood in Shakespeare's plays. From intense physical moments of bleeding on the stage, to abstract concerns around legitimacy and primogeniture, papers will focus on issues of humoral theory, embodiment, stage properties, and kinship.

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:50pm
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NACCS TEJAS FOCO
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Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas
February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Recent attacks on Chican@ and Ethnic Studies programs are reminders of the need for spaces to produce knowledge in, about, and for our communities. This conference provides an environment to encounter and engage recent work by those who situate their teaching, research, writing, creative activities, and advocacy on and beyond an academic campus. This call for proposals centers on the ways in which academic research, creative activities, and pedagogy can directly affect and become embedded in these communities.

Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon [Update]

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:23pm
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Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
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There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is also consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are actively looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held October 26-27th [we are hosting the conference in October to help break up the conference jam that happens over Winter and Spring recess].

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