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CFP: Children's Lit at PAMLA 2012 (CFP Deadline: 22 Apr; Conference: 19-21 Oct)

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:53pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This standing session at PAMLA welcomes papers analyzing the complexities of Children's Literature.

The theme at this year's conference is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," so papers that incorporate this are particularly encouraged.

Conference Dates: 19-21 October 2012

Conference Venue: Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

Proposal Submission Deadline: 22 April 2012

Please submit proposals (approximately 300 words) via PAMLA's online submission form: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

"Circulations of/in Cinema" June 13-15 2013

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:51pm
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University of Toulouse II, France

In 1958, André Bazin asked: "What is cinema?" One of his objectives was to define the ontological specificity of the cinematographic art. In the following decades, this fundamental question was taken up and amplified. There were many answers to that initial question: most of them focused on the relation between screen and spectator. Today, in an era of digital images, with the democratization of cinematographic practices – in terms both of production and reception – it seems important to return to a definition of cinema in its technical specificity. One could approach the subject from three angles:

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University, Virginia, September 22, 2012

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:15am
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Cultural Studies at George Mason University

Critiquing Culture
The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University 2012

"Ideas are to objects as constellations are to stars."
Walter Benjamin

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 6th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at George Mason University (Research 1 Building, Room 163) in Fairfax, Virginia.

CFPRevista COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA (deadline: April 13th)

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:59am
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Universidad EAN
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La Revista COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias sociales de la Universidad EAN convoca a la comunidad académica al envío de artículos para sus ediciones semestrales del año 2012.
 
LA PUBLICACIÓN SE ENFOCA EN LAS SIGUIENTES ÁREAS DEL CONOCIMIENTO: 
 
COMUNICACIÓN: Comunicación, lingüística aplicada, comunicación organizacional y tecnologías para la comunicación, educación y tecnología, semiótica y semiología, comunicación y calidad de vida, pedagogía de las lenguas, traducción, etc.
CULTURA: Cultura, patrimonio, políticas y gerencia cultural, gestión cultural, social y del patrimonio, industrias culturales, turismo cultural, etc.

African American Folklore and Critical Race Theory

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:44pm
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Western Journal of Black Studies

This special issue for the Western Journal of Black Studies will address the growing interests in interdisciplinary scholarship on Critical Race Theory and African American Folklore. Historically, scholars collected folklore to examine how African Americans constructed a life in America, and the creative expressions that African Americans employ to define themselves and in opposition to dominant discourses about themselves and African American culture. Despite the oppositional intentions of this scholarship, African American people and culture were still, sometimes, depicted in ways that fulfilled or perpetuated negative dominant discourses or stereotypes.

Fragile Realities: Intersecting Interpretations of the Real // 6 July 2012, UCL, London

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 5:22pm
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University College London, School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Matthew Beaumont
UCL English Department and The City Centre
Author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England and Editor of A Concise Companion to Realism.

The committee invites submissions for papers by UK-based postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines on perspectives relating to studies of reality. In particular, we encourage papers that interrogate ideas of the real in an interdisciplinary manner and explore the critical possibilities of the theme.

Professors for Peace Conference June 15-17, 2012 Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:13pm
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Professor for Peace

Professors for Peace CFP

Submit a paper or panel to the Professors for Peace Conference 2012. This conference is an international, interdisciplinary conference for scholars in the humanities and sciences who are interested in coming together to create a more peaceful world. Professors for Peace is a non-profit and non-governmental association that maintains no favoritism toward any religious, political, philosophical, or national affiliations. Professors anywhere in the world from all disciplines are invited to discuss the idea and practice of peace in the world today. For more information contact professorsforpeace at gmail.com or visit our website at professorsforpeace dot com.

Abstracts due by May 15, 2012.

Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy (ALA Symposium on "Cormac McCarthy, Ernest Hemingway, and Their Traditions," Oct. 4-6

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 2:34pm
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Flannery O’Connor Society

Both were raised Catholic; both write of redemption and mystery and grace. While in many ways the differences in subject matter, tone, and style might seem to set the fiction of Flannery O'Connor far apart from that of Cormac McCarthy, this panel is based on the premise that much can be revealed by placing them alongside each other. Send proposals with abstracts to Michael Schroeder (schroedm@savannahstate.edu) by June 1, 2012. The ALA Symposium will be Oct. 4-6 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.

CFP: Youth Literature and Media area MPCA/ACA, October 12-14 2012; Columbus, OH

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:31pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
Youth Literature and Media
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to recent/historical books, television shows, movies, or adaptations. Presentations on recently popular series, like The Hunger Games, are especially encouraged.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Youth Literature and Media at, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

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