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Double-Consciousness and Modernist Personae

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 1:21pm
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MSA 14 (Modernist Studies Association Conference; October 18-21; Las Vegas)
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This panel revisits W.E.B. Du Bois's famous articulation of the problem of racial double-consciousness in relation to modernist literary practice. It considers ways in which modernist writers recast what Du Bois saw as a debilitating split between "two unreconciled strivings" into a powerful model for literary production that could be both autobiographical and experimental. How do we understand authors who seem to have intentionally resisted "merg[ing]" contradictory versions of themselves into a coherent authorial identity? And in a modernist moment that lauded irony, fragmentation, and the use of personae, what is the relationship between these aesthetic techniques and the lived experience they claim to mask (or as Du Bois might have it, to veil)?

'THE POST-MILLENNIAL CONTEXT AND AFRICAN WRITING IN ENGLISH: WRITING, PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION SINCE 2000'. DEADLINE APRIL 27.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 1:14pm
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ASAUK BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2012, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, 6-8 SEPTEMBER 2012.

Paper proposals are invited for a panel, 'The 'post-millennial context' and African writing in English', part of the Afican Studies Association UK Biennial Conference 2012 literature stream, 'New Articulations in Africa's Literatures and Cultures', organised by Stephanie Newell and Ranka Primorac.
The conference will be held at the University of Leeds, UK, 6-8 September, 2012.

CFP: Teaching Writing with the Medical Humanities, CCCC, 3/16-3/19

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 12:24pm
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Amy Rubens
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Do you teach composition or creative writing? Do your courses ask students to write about the experience of illness from the perspective of a patient, caregiver, or practitioner?

Papers are being sought for a session on teaching analytical or creative writing with the medical humanities. The session will be submitted for consideration for the Conference on College Composition and Communication, to be held March 13-16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts (2013: Thursday April 18 - Saturday April 20)

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 11:03am
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Film Studies, University College Cork, Ireland
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Film Studies at University College Cork invites the submission of abstracts for a major conference titled "Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts". The three-day international conference will take place from Thursday April 18 to Saturday April 20, occurring during Ireland's 2013 presidency of the EU.

The conference will facilitate discussions, presentations and debates across a wide spectrum of subjects in the broadest definition of the field of "Ireland and Cinema". The programme hopes to schedule one keynote presentation and one specialist panel each day; the latter comprising an expert in a given field who will make a presentation and then lead a discussion among delegates.

Sirens - 10/11 - 10/14; deadline May 6

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:21am
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Cora Anderson / Narrate Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Stevenson, WA
October 11-14, 2012

A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 11–14, 2012, in Stevenson, Washington, near Portland, Oregon. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

Bodies in Popular Culture

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:11pm
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Ann Hall
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Essays on the body in popular culture, the body on stage, the body in media are sought for an essay collection on the body in popular culture. Abstracts due 1 May 2012. Essays due 1 November 2012.

Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American City Narratives (workshop organized within the 2012 RAAS-Fulbright Conferenc

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 2:27pm
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Dr. Roxana Oltean, Prof. Rodica Mihaila, Dr. Mihaela Precup, Dr. Dana Mihailescu (University of Bucharest)

CFP: Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American City Narratives (workshop organized within the 2012 RAAS-Fulbright Conference Remapping Urban Spaces – American Challenges, 4-6 October 2012, "Ovidius" University of Constanta)

Workshop organizers:
Dr. Roxana Oltean (University of Bucharest)
Prof. Rodica Mihaila (University of Bucharest)
Dr. Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest)
Dr. Dana Mihailescu (University of Bucharest)

Christmas in Scandinavian Cinema

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:39am
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Tarja Laine/University of Amsterdam
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CFP: Scandinavian cinema and Christmas

In his introduction to the book Christmas at the Movies (2002), Jeffrey Richards writes:

"During the nineteenth century the family reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was one of the rituals of Christmas. In the latter part of the twentieth century, the ritual showing of Frank Capra's film It's a Wonderful Life took its place. This is symptomatic of the process by which cinema became an integral part of the celebration of Christmas in the twentieth century" (Richards, 'General Editor's Introduction').

2nd Global Conference: Chronicity (September, 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:29am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Chronicity

Thursday 30th August – Saturday 1st September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

The Call:
The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives and raises questions not just about those that suffer, but also about those that care for them, available treatments and care, and social inclusiveness.

Dead Inside: The Walking Dead and the Problem of Meaning in the New Millennium. Essay Collection. Deadline: August 13, 2012

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:12am
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Dawn Keetley, Lehigh University
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In the early twenty-first century, zombies are everywhere—in film (Land of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Dead Snow, Rammbock, The Horde), fiction (Stephen King's Cell, Colson Whitehead's Zone One, Max Brooks' World War Z, John Ajvide Lindqvist's Handling the Undead), social movements (zombie walks and the Zombie Research Society ), classrooms (Zombie Studies) and even politics (Daniel Drezner's Theories of International Politics and Zombies). Undoubtedly one of the most sustained and complex representations of the modern zombie, though, is AMC's television series, The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman's series of comics.

[UPDATE]: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, UK (6/16/12 - 6/17/12 -- 5/14/2012)

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 8:57am
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference - UK

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FINAL CALL

Great Writing 2012
The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural center for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

WTMS-ITS 2012 : Web 2.0 Tools, Methodology and Services for Enhancing Intelligent Tutoring Systems Workshop

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:11am
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ITS 2012
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WTMS-ITS2012 Call for Papers
Web 2.0 Tools, Methodology and Services for Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Workshop
Held in Conjunction with ITS 2012, June 14-18, 2012 Chania, GREECE
https://sites.google.com/site/wtmeits2012/
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