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Jewish Literature and Culture, October 2012, submission deadline April 22

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 2:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

This panel will explore the richness and complexity of the Jewish
experience across the globe and through the centuries.

The panel welcomes papers that examine Jewish literature, film, and other forms of cultural production, and that take up questions of identity, race, class, religion and secularism, migration, gender and sexuality, humor, politics, and aesthetics, among others, through the multiple lenses of Jewish experience.

To submit an abstract please use PAMLA's online proposal system. http://www.pamla.org/2012/

4th World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
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Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
University of Minnesota
CONFERENCE ANNOUCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA, will host its Fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality, October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Minnesota. Previous World Conferences on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality were held in South Australia, Durban, South Africa and Minneapolis. Topics of interest for this year's conference include:
•The effectiveness of alternative approaches to remedying intra-group vs. intergroup inequality;

Print Culture and Colonialism (SHARP Affiliate Session, SAMLA 2012)

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 2:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Makala
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Papers are invited for the inaugural Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2012 SAMLA Convention. In keeping with this year's theme of "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile," this session seeks topics dealing with the relationship between print culture and colonies. Papers which examine print culture from a variety of historical periods, geographic regions, and colonial/imperialist perspectives are welcomed.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Memsahib Memoirs: Women Writing the Raj (SAMLA 2012)

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 2:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Makala
contact email: 

Women occupied a unique social space in colonial India. Unlike British men, they did not make political decisions, build roads and bridges, or serve in the army. They were instead expected to manage the household and support their husbands in whatever way was needed to contribute to the maintenance of a smoothly-working imperial project. However, there were many British "memsahibs" who took their observations of empire a step further.

PAMLA 2012 CFP - October 19-21 at Seattle University

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 1:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Luz Elizabeth Lara - University of Utah
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There are over 120 approved session topics for this year's conference, to be held October 19-21 at Seattle University. All proposals must be submitted online through the PAMLA 2012 website by midnight, April 22, 2012. Presiding Officers will inform submitters whether their papers are accepted or declined between April 23 and May 15.

For complete guidelines and further details about the venue, please visit www.pamla.org/2012

PAMLA: Panel CFP: Indigenous Literatures and Cultures

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 1:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held October 19-21 in Seattle, Washington. The theme for this year's forum and many of our special sessions is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement."

Science Fiction Cinema Panel, Deadline: April 22nd, 2012

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 1:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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Call For Papers: PAMLA 2012, Science Fiction Cinema

Seattle University, October 19-21 - 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.

Science Fiction Cinema

This panel will examine Science Fiction Cinema from various theoretical, historical, and aesthetic contexts. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (April 22 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 11:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions. This year's conference special theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," with many special sessions and addresses focusing on the theme (papers not focused on the theme are also welcome). Our Creative Artist Spotlight Speaker for the conference is award-winning author Sandra Cisneros. Our Plenary Speaker is José David Saldívar of Stanford University. For more information about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for CWWA-FWSA conference

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 8:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference. The 2012 conference will be held in Columbus, OH from October 12-14.

We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 1-Nov. 3 2012: CFP: Religion and Popular Culture Area

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association

MAP/ACA Conference
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Wyndham Hotel

The Religion and Popular Culture area investigates the interaction between religion, in its various manifestations (sacred texts, sacred spaces, religious practices, religious commerations and so on), and popular culture. The area is interested not only in how religion is presented within the products of popular culture (literature, film, television, social media, music, fashion, and so forth) but also in how religious sensibilities may influence the products of popular culture. The area is open to scholarship from different religious traditions and historical eras.

Call for Scholary Essays and Creative Works --May 15th, 2012

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 3:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Label Me Latina/o
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Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatina.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose authors self-define as Latina or Latino regardless of thematic content. Interviews of Latino authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.

English Literature before 1700 -- midnight, April 22, 2012 deadline

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Please submit proposals for the "English Literature before 1700" session of PAMLA online www.pamla.org/2012 by midnight, April 22, 2012. Presiding officers will inform submitters whether their papers are accepted or declined between April 23 and May 15th.

PAMLA 2012 will be held October 19-21 at Seattle University.

Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14: Deadline, April 30, 2012

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers:
FASHION
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 the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

PAMLA 2012/Comparative Media Session/Deadline April 22nd, 2012

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

COMPARATIVE MEDIA STANDING SESSION: NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE

PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

Media studies have long been concerned with the ways in which network models of communication develop knowledge practices. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to knowledge in radical ways and simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information. This standing session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of networks or knowledge in contemporary or historical media. Paper topics can include but are not limited to:

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