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The Permissive Archive, abstracts 31 July, conference 9 November 2012

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 9:28am
Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London

For ten years, the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) has pioneered original archival research that illuminates the past for the benefit of the modern research community, and beyond. To celebrate this anniversary, on 9 November 2012 we will be holding a conference examining the future of the 'Permissive Archive'.

The scope of archival history is broad, and this conference seeks presentations from a wide range of work which opens up archives - not only by bringing to light objects and texts that have lain hidden, but by demystifying and demonstrating the skills needed to make new histories. Too long associated with settled dust, archival research will be championed as engaged and engaging: a rigorous but permissive field.

The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable (NEMLA)

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:54am
Ryan Cordell, Digital Americanist Society

Abstract:
The Digital Americanist Society seeks speakers who will articulate a clear, interpretive intervention that digital scholarship has made (or could make) in their areas of study. Our goal will not be to describe digital projects, but instead to demonstrate how those projects advance, supplement, or disrupt the scholarly conversations of our respective literary subfields. We encourage "non-DH" scholars whose work has benefited from DH scholarship to contribute. Submit abstracts to Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University, rccordell@gmail.com, by September 30, 2012.

CFP New Wave Iranian Cinema

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:39am
Persian Film Festival and Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics

Iranian New Wave Cinema – Call for papers

The Persian International Film Festival (Australia) and The Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics are proud to announce a call out for articles for a special edition of The Journal for the Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics on Iranian New Wave Cinema.
Guest editors are Dr. Omid Tofighian and festival co-director Sanaz Fotouhi.

Deadline for abstracts is 1st of July, 2012.

Brawls, Bawds and Beer: The Early Modern Alehouse and Tavern

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 7:40pm
Emily Sloan-Pace / RSA

The early modern tavern was often conceived of as a place of misrule, a place of violence, prostitution, theft and deceit. This was a space that inspired great social anxiety, as much a result of the inebriating product it served as for the unchecked gossip it facilitated among female patrons. Alewives in particular were figures of great cultural resonance, appearing regularly (and in a negative light) in art and literature. This space and the people who ran it were socially necessary but often viewed with disdain and suspicion, operating in a liminal space even as they provide a vital nutritive function.

Returning to Oz: The Afterlife of Dorothy

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 7:31pm
Hic Dragones

Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Dorothy and Oz in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of L. Frank Baum's creations, and to explore their most recent incarnations.

Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):
• Film, TV and animated adaptations
• Sequels and prequels (other than Baum's series); translations, editions and revisions
• Music and musicals
• Kitsch
• 'Friends of Dorothy' and gay culture
• MGM and Judy Garland
• Graphic novels and visual art
• Merchandise, memorabilia and ephemera

The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television: NeMLA Mar. 21-24, 2013, Boston

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 3:09pm
Susan Redington Bobby/NeMLA

Peggy Orenstein's "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" examines the ubiquitous Disney Princesses and their stranglehold on girl culture. Since 2000, when an executive altered the landscape of marketing strategies and revenue by creating the 'Princess' product line, the Disney Princesses have become role models for the majority of girls and young women. As Orenstein sums up, '…princesses avoid female bonding. Their goals are to be saved by a prince, get married…and be taken care of for the rest of their lives. Their value derives largely from their appearance.' In the face of such feminine disempowerment, is there an antidote to the plague of passive princesses dominating girl culture? The answer may lie in myth, through the Artemis archetype.

Cinema  Cultures  in  South  India   13 & 14 October, 2012 ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 1:25pm
Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

SouthIndian   cinema,   from   its   inception,   has   exhibited   unique, yet   subtle   moves   in   technology,   production,   distribution,   consumption,   spectatorship,   aesthetics,   and   representation.   In   a   span   of   more   than   hundred   years,   South-­‐Indian   cinema   has   exceptionally  formulated  its  own  niche  within  the  larger  contours  of  World  cinema  and  the   Indian   film   industry   and   has   evolved   as   a   significant   cultural   expression   which   deserves   meticulous   critical   attention.

C PRACSIS International Conference on Cinema Cultures in South India 13 & 14 October, 2012 • Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 1:09pm
Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

South-Indian cinema, from its inception, has exhibited unique yet subtle moves in technology, production, distribution, consumption, spectatorship, aesthetics, and representation. In a span of more than hundred years, South-Indian cinema has exceptionally formulated its own niche within the larger contours of World cinema and the Indian film industry and has evolved as a significant cultural expression which deserves meticulous critical attention. Any contemporary approach to South-Indian cinema includes the enormous systems of stardom, fan-dom, image-nation, spectacle-spectator, economy of film production, technology, cultural politics of film production and viewership.

"CASCA" – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline September 1st 2012.)

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 12:04pm
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade

The interdisciplinary journal CASCA, which encourages the publication of articles in the fields of humanities, social sciences and arts, invites all interested authors to participate in the publication of its first issue. The first issue is not limited thematically. We are interested in publishing research papers, essays, book reviews, reviews of exhibitions, performing arts and other forms of artistic expression, etc. All interested researchers and practitioners can send their submissions to the web address casopis@casca.org.rs or cascajournal@gmail.com.

Charisma, March 29, 2013

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 10:44am
New York University, Medieval and Renaissance Center

New York University's Medieval and Renaissance Center invites proposals for papers that address the topic of charisma in any of its multiple forms and cultural sites: from an attribute of an individual person--whether a god-given grace or personally cultivated aura--to a feature of a work of art that affords it the power to uplift or dazzle a beholder; and from the elite productions and practices of church and state--such as Gothic cathedrals and royal regalia and processions--to such cult objects of religion and secular art as icons, relics, stones, pilgrimage shrines, weapons, and portraits; and to such quasi-historical and literary characters as Lancelot of the Lake, Don Quixote, Mephistopheles, and Helen of Troy.

Dirty Modernism (NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA)

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 9:19am
NeMLA

This panel considers representations of dirt in literary or cultural texts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. How did modernist writers, thinkers, and artists represent various kinds of dirt, trash, and waste? In what ways can modernism be considered "dirty"? Papers may engage with issues of abjection, hygiene, sanitation, and material waste, or with more metaphorical forms of dirt such as obscenity, pornography, profanity, and queer sexuality. Send 200-300 word abstracts and a brief academic bio to Ian Scott Todd at ian.todd@tufts.edu by September 30.

Lit&Tour - International Conference on Literature and Tourism November 26th Lisbon Call deadline 14th June 2012

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 9:05am
Centre for Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism of the University of the Algarve

The Lit&Tour: International Conference on Literature and Tourism will be hosted by the Centre for Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, in collaboration with the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism of the University of the Algarve. The theme of the Conference is the relationship between literature and tourism. The Conference will focus on the various forms and approaches of this relationship.

The last three decades have been fruitful in studies and publications on travel literature. The relationship between literature and tourism has not, however, been the target of an intensive and systematic study.

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