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[REMINDER] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 1:10pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Call For Papers
"FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE"
12-14 December 2012,
University of Valencia, Spain

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Essay Collection Re: Ray Bradbury

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 12:43pm
Gloria McMillan Univ. of Arizona

The Tucson Bradbury Chronicles: Mars _is_ The West

Edited by Gloria McMillan

Although this essay collection is keyed to the fact that Ray Bradbury spent a formative teen year in Tucson, Arizona, that impressed his young mind, largely shaping his metaphorical Mars, we are interested in broader issues and perspectves about Ray Bradbury as a bridge-builder and boundary-crosser.

He took up issues only now gaining something like a full airing. "I See You Never,"
(_The New Yorker_, Nov. 8, 1947) is perhaps the first story in an American literary magazine taking up the plight of undocumented Mexican workers in the US.

The status of rewriting in 20th –21st century art, film and literature in English - Limoges (France), November 22-23, 2012

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 9:01am
Nathalie Martinière, Estelle Epinoux - University of Limoges

EA 1087 Ehic (Espaces Humains et Interactions Culturelles) is pleased to announce the organisation of a conference entitled The status of rewriting in 20th –21st century art, film and literature in English : aesthetic choice or political act? to be held at the University of Limoges (France) on November 22-23, 2012.

New Perspective in Science Education

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 4:23am
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International Conference New Perspective in Science Education
The 2nd edition of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 14 - 15 March 2013.
The objective of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspective in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.

The Future of Education

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 4:19am
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International Conference The Future of Education
The third edition of The Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013.
The objective of The Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for education. The Future of Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current educational projects.

[UPDATE] MAPACA: Travel & Tourism Panels; Pittsburgh, PA, 11/01/12-11/03/12 (Submissions Due 6/30/12)

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 4:31pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- writing travel
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives

To submit a proposal, please send a 200-word abstract and a brief bio by *UPDATED DATE* June 30, 2012. Undergraduates and independent scholars are welcome; panels of 3 or 4 presenters, single papers, roundtables, or alternative formats are encouraged.

*Please note: Presenters may only present 1 paper; please do not submit multiple papers to multiple areas of MAPACA*

Deadline extended: UVA-Wise Medieval Renaissance Conference (6/25; 9/20-22, 2012)

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 12:41pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia's Medieval-Renaissance Conference is still accepting submissions for our twenty-fifth conference.

September 20-22, 2012

Keynote Address

P. J. C. Field

University of North Wales

Passion, Naturalism, and the Sea: David Jones's Tristan ac Essylt

UPDATE: Resident Evil Collection of Essays DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 9:06am
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil

Did you ever wonder why the Resident Evil Franchise has become so successful? Rightly so! Various books, graphic novels, games, and movies (the fifth one coming out 2012) are all contributing to this enormous universe. Resident Evil will be the first book that will focus on this particular zombie manifestation and its significance in popular culture.

DEADLINE EXTENDED **** 7th July 2012, Diasporic Identities and Empire

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 5:32am
SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham North Carolina

Unlike traditional theories on hybridity that consider multicultural infusions, and at times profusions of colonial migrations, postmodern literature illuminates neo-hermeneutics of what Gayatri Spivak calls segregated subalterns, "the lowest strata of the urban subproletariat." This panel is interested in investigating these ideas in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British, American, Eurocentric, and Asian literature and thought. The post-Enlightenment text is an unpalatable interjection written by a set of cultural shifters who defy imperial homogeneity, political and economic unions. In Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race, Robert J. C.

CFP for Edited Collection: Unveiling Fashion: Gender, Islam, and Global Modernities (Abstract Deadline: July 31, 2012)

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 8:25pm
Ellorashree Maitra / Nida Sajid

This collection of interdisciplinary essays will trace the historical trajectory of the production, circulation, and consumption of Muslim femininity and fashion from early modernity to the era of transnational globalization. The essays will collectively work through the politics of zenana (feminine) fashion, to unravel how dress and appearance have historically constituted complex, embodied performances of Muslim feminine identity and community in the global arena. Our goal is to investigate the aesthetic and political impact of discourses of modernity in the fashioning of Muslim women's bodies, dress, and lives in multiple geographical sites from the early modern period through the post-9/11 era.

[UPDATE] "Government is Good": Infrastructure in American Literature and Film (CFP) MMLA, November 8-11 2012

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 5:29pm
Michael J. Blouin

Today (as in the past) the role of government is hotly contested; there are debates surrounding the scope of health care reform, libertarian calls for drastic cuts, and urges from both sides of the aisle to "streamline." Concurrently, recent scholars, including notably Bruce Robbins and Michael Rubenstein, have sought to understand better how cultural products help one to negotiate where government should – or should not – go. These literary critics are loosely positioned under the title "government is good." Building from the trend, this panel will seek to examine the complex ways literature and film reflect anxieties and/or hopes concerning topics such as infrastructure, welfare, and more broadly, communal interdependence.

[Call for Responses]: Flow Conference 2012 (7/13/12; 11/1/12-11/3/12)

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 1:15pm
Flow Conference 2012

Call for Responses
FLOW Conference 2012
November 1-3, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin
http://www.flowtv.org/

Deadline for 150-word abstracts: July 13, 2012

Flow Conference 2012 is the 4th biannual conference for FlowTV.org, a University of Texas at Austin graduate student-run, online academic journal focusing on television and media culture.

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