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Call for Papers, "Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture" (deadline 4/15; conference 10/12-13)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:55pm
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New England American Studies Association, Fall 2012 Conference

Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association 2012 Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
October 12–13, 2012

Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture

Tragedy/The Tragic in Asian American Literature

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:05pm
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Calling papers for possible panel at MLA 2012-13
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This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:
- the desire to explore some of the aesthetic dimensions of Asian American fiction that have long been neglected by critics.
- the desire to recuperate tragedy/the tragic for the 20th Century, where it has often been dismissed as no longer applicable
- the desire to break down longstanding binaries between existential and political approaches to the tragic.
- the desire to better understand possible political ramifications of tragedy/the tragic in the 20th Century
- the desire to examine the role of genre in knowledge production and ethics

2012 PAMLA Special Session - Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:01pm
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Nancy Hanway / PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Creative texts are sought for an approved 2012 PAMLA Special Session - Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries.

The 2012 PAMLA conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012.

Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries.
This special session will feature readings from works that challenge traditional divisions between fiction and other media or between fiction and other forms (such as poetry or non-fiction.) Writers may present recently published works or works that are still in progress.

Submission Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2012.
Please submit your proposal online at http://www.pamla.org.

Southerners in Film SAMLA 2012 CONFERENCE (11-9 through 11-11-12)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 1:29pm
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Southerners in Contemporary Film Society
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This regular session of the 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film, including essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology, and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We particularly welcome submissions speaking to the conference theme of borders, migration, boundaries, and memoir. By May 15, 2012, please submit abstracts along with a short CV by e-mail to Dr.

CFP - Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 11:07am
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Royal College of Art, London, UK

CFP - Call for Papers

FASHIONING THE CITY:
Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

An International Inter-disciplinary Conference

Dates and Duration: 19th-21st September 2012
Location and Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. United Kingdom.
Principal Language of Conference Proceedings: English

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:53am
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Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
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Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in late 20th-century English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (profgood@hotmail.com) by 15 March 2012.

Call for panellists: Domesticating 'India' in 17th-Century England (deadline: 29 February 2012)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 9:47am
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Susan Anderson

Panel proposal for "Renaissance Old Worlds: English Encounters from the Levant to the Far East", The British Library, 29 June-1 July 2012.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers for the following panel:

Spices, consumption, and the aesthetics of sense: domesticating 'India' in 17th Century England.

FINAL CALL [deadline 10 Feb 2012]: Panel on 'Maurice' (Forster, 1971/Ivory, 1987), AAS, York, UK, 27-28 Sep 2012

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:03am
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Dr Claire Monk / De Montfort University, UK
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FINAL CALL for Panel Participants (deadline FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY)
E. M. Forster's Maurice (1913/1971) & 25 years of James Ivory's Maurice (1987): adaptation(s), authorship(s) and reappraisal(s)

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7th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies
'Visible and Invisible Authorships'
27–28 September 2012, University of York, UK

Call for Application - UCSIA Summer School "Culture, Religion and Society" (26 August - 2 September 2012, Antwerp, Belgium)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:02am
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University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA)
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Call for applications
2012 UCSIA summer school on "Religion, Culture and Society"
Sunday 26 August - Sunday 2 September (dates of arrival and departure)
Antwerp, Belgium

This year the programme will focus on the topic of Secularism(s) and Religion in Society.

2012 The Third Conference on Horticulture Science and Technology

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 2:00am
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Chinese Society for Horticultural Science
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In order to further improve the academic and theoretical foundations of horticulture, to enhance the production technology standard of horticulture, to foster the applications of information technology, biotechnology, electronics and other high technologies in the research and development of horticulture, to realize the rapid, stable and sustainable development of horticulture, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science intends to hold the "The Third Conference on Horticulture Science and Technology" on November 24-25,2012.

Modernism and Cosmopolitanism (MSA 14; Oct. 18–21, 2012)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:42pm
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Michael Spiegel
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The past few years have witnessed a revival of interest in cosmopolitanism as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek new ways to define community in an increasingly interdependent world. Cosmopolitanism once represented an ethical and political ideal that championed a commitment to humankind as a whole and devalued local attachments. Now "new" or "counter" cosmopolitanisms have emerged; challenging the implications of traditional cosmopolitanism (ethnocentrism, imperialism, elitism), this new generation locates cosmopolitanism within the realities of a globally integrated world that recognizes and values local attachments.

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