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BEHIND THE SCREEN DOOR: SPACES OF THE CINEMATIC HOUSE

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:03am
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Dr. Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Dr. Stella Hockenhull and Dr. Eleanor Andrews/ University of Wolverhampton

Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012

This edited collection seeks to publish recent scholarship on spaces of the cinematic house by film or screen studies scholars employing a range of critical methodologies. Currently we are inviting final contributions for a volume provisionally entitled Behind the Screen Door: Spaces of the Cinematic House, for which we are in discussions with Routledge. Essays should address one of the following spaces not already covered – the master bedroom, cellar, doors and windows, the study/library or corridors within the cinematic house, although other suggestions are welcome.

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:02am
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Charles Altieri
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Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Charles Altieri
contact email: 

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

[UPDATE] Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies - EXTENDED DEADLINE TUESDAY 10th of APRIL 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:56am
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King's College London
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King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?

We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.

The Future of Teaching the Past (IJILTH, Special Issue)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:19am
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International Journal of Innovation and Leadership in the Teaching of Humanities

The teaching of ancient languages and cultures has become increasingly marginalised within the linguistic studies in general, and university curricula in particular. In this issue, we will see at new ways how new teaching methodologies and technologies can be applied to this historical branch.

Among the questions addressed here are the contributions historical linguistic studies can make to both neighbouring and more remote academic disciplines, as well as to the general education and professional training of university students.

[UPDATE] CFP: Victorian Travelers*: Women Writing Boundaries DEADLINE EXTENDED March 31 - RMMLA 2012 (Oct. 11-13, Boulder, CO)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:22am
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Kimberly Madsen, College of Southern Idaho, English Department
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This session invites papers that consider the boundaries - physical, imposed, and imaginary - that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please contact Kimberly Madsen at kmadsen@csi.edu with a 300 word abstract before March 31.

For more information on the conference visit: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp

Multidisciplinary Special Issue on "Remembering the Civil War"

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 8:09pm
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Southern Cultures, the multidisciplinary quarterly from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South
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Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content. In addition, next year we will publish a new special issue, "Remembering the Civil War," for which we are now accepting submissions from scholars from all fields.

Over 60,000 people annually read Southern Cultures in print, online, and through eBooks, including scholars and students of American studies, literature, history, labor, African American Studies, religion, pop culture, sociology, women & gender, folklore, film, art, and many other subjects.

South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 1:52pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 3/21/12 to jamiekorsmo@hotmail.com.

The SCMLA conference will be held in San Antonio, TX on November 8-10, 2012.

Call for Abstracts (April 13, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: SPORTS FICTION, a collection of scholarly essays (Salem Press)

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 1:36pm
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Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin— Fox Valley)

Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Paul Beatty, Jenifer Levin—-these are just a few of our most ambitious and highly regarded American writers who have produced thoughtful, significant literary fiction about the world of sports. In their work and the work of others, we see how the arena or field of play is a stage upon which passionate human dramas about almost every aspect of American culture are performed.

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