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The Golden Age: Nostalgia in Word and Image

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:23am
University of Dundee

The Golden Age is the Tenth Annual Postgraduate Conference hosted by the English Programme, University of Dundee, in conjunction with the Scottish Word and Image Group. It is intended to investigate the diverse applications and conceptions of the term 'The Golden Age'. The phrase most obviously resonates with the theme of nostalgia, which is popularly understood as a wistful longing for the past but which also denotes homesickness. While 'The Golden Age' typically conjures up idealized and nostalgic visions of the past, it is equally suggestive of a discontented present, and it even gestures forward to utopian visions of future golden ages.

Call for Papers IJESET- June-2012

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:43am
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET)

International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET) is a reputable venue for publishing novel ideas, state-of-the-art research results and fundamental advances in all aspects of emerging technologies in sciences and engineering Systems.
IJESET is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-monthly and fully refereed international journal focusing on to provide the academic and industrial community a medium for presenting original research and applications related to recent developments in the field of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies. All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed.

IJESET- June-2012

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:41am
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET)

International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET) is a reputable venue for publishing novel ideas, state-of-the-art research results and fundamental advances in all aspects of emerging technologies in sciences and engineering Systems.
IJESET is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-monthly and fully refereed international journal focusing on to provide the academic and industrial community a medium for presenting original research and applications related to recent developments in the field of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies. All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed.

Moving Modernisms - Panel at MSA conference

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:39am
Wendy Knepper / Brunel University

"Moving Modernisms"€ aims to reconsider our understanding of modernism by situating the modernist aesthetic as an affective response to a world where a sense of place and spatial relations are undergoing fundamental change. The word "€œmoving"€ can refer to a change of position or location, feelings and emotions that touch one and the impetus to act or make something happen.

In a modernist context, the notion of moving calls to mind the interplay between modernism as an era of changing relations to space, the emergence of a new sense of affect and a wider engagement with the world through writing as action. In the context of the MSA conference, papers that place an emphasis on spectacle are especially welcome.

Vectors of the Anti-Spectacle (Panel Proposal for MSA 14)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:23am
Baylee Brits and Kate Montague / University of New South Wales

We are seeking a participant for our panel at the Modernist Studies Association conference being held in Las Vegas, October 18-21.

Shakespeare and Related Topics (Standing Session)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:20am
PAMLA Conference (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)

GENTLE READER: be pleased to note that paper proposals are now welcomed for "Shakespeare and Related Topics," a standing session of the annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association. The conference, now entering its 110th year, will be held at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, from Oct. 19-21, 2012.

Paper proposals are welcomed on any and all aspect of Shakespearean drama, Renaissance drama, or Renaissance literature.

RJAS Call for Peer Reviewers - deadline April 11

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 6:53am
Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS)

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers.

If you are a graduate student, independent scholar or faculty member working in the field of American Studies and interested in doing some peer reviewing work, please e-mail us your CV, a short bio (no more than 200 words), and a list of the main areas you would be prepared to review (your main areas of expertise).

The deadline for peer reviewing applications is April 11. Please send all applications to rjas@raas.ro and to ggherasim@euro.ubbcluj.ro.

7th Annual Limina Conference: Humanising Collaboration

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 2:45am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Conference will be held on the 7th of June 2012 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, with supplementary events on the 6th and the 8th.

The Limina Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early-career researchers that explore the many facets of scholarly collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the twenty-first century Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers can present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of scholarly cooperation.

Masterclass on 'Socialising Research' on Friday the 8th

UPDATE

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:53pm
Dr. Sharon R. Wilson

Call for articles in a collection

20th-Century Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction: how it creates new worlds, establishes genre, and critiques gender roles, traditions, and values; e.g. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Octavia Butler, Monique Wittig, Marge Piercy, Keri Hulme, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood.
c.v and 500 word abstracts by June 15 to sharon.wilson@unco.edu.
20-30 page essays by Sept. 15 for possible publication by Cambridge Scholars Press. Writers around the world may be considered, but texts must be available in English and essays must be in English.

Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future (5/6/2012 -- 4/22/2012)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:02pm
New Writing

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"The Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future"

6 May 2012
Oakland University
Michigan

This event will be a seminar and discussion focusing on creative writing doctoral study, globally, and nationally, with the aim of developing further connections and opportunities for those undertaking or supervising creative writing doctorates.

The event will run from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm, and will cost just $20.00, inclusive of attendance, coffee/cookies!

(Places are limited to allow for discussion)

CFP: Feminist Sinologies Interdisciplinary Conference October 5-7

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:38pm
Feminist Sinologies/ University of Michigan CCS

This conference invites papers that think about the production of knowledge made possible by the synergies between feminist theory and sinology. "Feminist Sinologies" should be taken to be more conceptually and topically expansive than the study of Chinese women, past and present.

CFP: Cultural Narratives of 21st-Century Disaster

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:35pm
Julia Leyda & Diane Negra

In the twenty-first century, large-scale disasters are inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This is especially true in light of the emergence of transnational, convergent media environments that employ highly standardized "breaking news" and follow-up reporting protocols and in view of the millennial dispersion and normalization of notions of "the risk society."

Modernism and Film 5/1/12

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:21pm
Dr. Robert McParland

Modernism and Film volume seeking a few more essays to complete a collection on literary interactions with film, 1890-1950. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
* Literary texts and adaptation
* Modernist music and film
* Films (Modern Times, Un Chien andalou, etc.)
* Filmmakers (Chaplin, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Dreyer, Welles, Kuleshov, etc.)
* Modernist intermediality, relationships of other arts to film.
* Cultural exchange and dialogues between "high"/"low" culture.
* Harlem/ New York, Paris, London, Berlin.
* Joyce, Woolf, Proust, Pound, Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Loy, Eliot, etc. in relation to cinematic art.

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