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Reconstruction 12.1 Locations of Stardom

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:52am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.1 "Locations of Stardom"

Edited by Lisa Patti and Stanka Radovic, afterword by Barry King

Articles
'From S.A. to L.A.': Branding Transport and Circulating Celebrity in South Africa's Nonhle Goes to Hollywood, by Brandeise Monk-Payton

On the (Im)possibility of Canadian Celebrity, by Michele Byers

'If it be Love Indeed, Tell Me How Much': Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and White Pleasure After Empire , by Gloria Shin

The Subversion of Abstract Space in U2's Rhizomatic 1990s, by Anthony Cristofani

White Weddings: New Media Archives and the Transformations of Michael Jackson's Thriller, by Lisa Patti

[UPDATE] KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:40pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

An International Conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

27-29 June 2012

REGISTRATION /ACCOMMODATION DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE WEBSITE:

http://km-slovakia.ku.sk/

Keynote Speakers:
Angela Smith, C. K. Stead, Maurizio Ascari, Gerri Kimber, Claire Davison-Pégon

Workshop on the Common Reading

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 3:57pm
Courtney Milleson / Amarillo College

Greetings all –

Amarillo College will host a workshop specifically geared to the development, implementation and assessment of Common Reader programs. This workshop was born from talking with other Common Reader folks at the Annual First-Year Experience conference, and their desire to 'talk shop' about assessment and other how-to areas.

The workshop is geared toward those responsible for planning, implementing and assessing Common Reader programs. It would be appropriate for those currently involved in Common Reader programs, or those interested in beginning programs on their campus. Existing programs and those in the planning stages are welcome!

English Literature 1700 to Present (PAMLA Conference; CFP Deadline April 22)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:46pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

English Literature (1700 to Present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Please submit paper proposals to the PAMLA website by April 22, 2012: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

The PAMLA 2012 conference will be held at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21, 2012.

WLA Conference 2012, November 7-10, 2012

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:20pm
Western Literature Association

Lubbock, Texas, is nicknamed "The Hub City" because it has historically been the crossroads of the vast, multicultural South Plains—home to Native peoples for 15,000 years, first dubbed the Llano Estacado (Staked Plains) by Coronado in 1540, and once referred to as the American Serengeti for its massive herds of buffalo, pronghorn, and deer. The WLA's 47th annual conference will take place at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock across the street from Texas Tech University. We will honor the careers of Distinguished Achievement Award winners Richard Slotkin and filmmaker and producer Joss Whedon, and engage with featured writers Annie Proulx, Christina Garcia, Barry Lopez, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others.

Highlights include:

Marry the Night: Nightlife, Performance, and Queer World Making

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:56pm
LGBTQ Focus Group, Association for Theater in Higher Education

August 1, 2012, Washington, D.C. Location, TBA.

What is nightlife? What possibilities do queer night worlds afford? How to speak about the relationship between nightlife and (queer) theater and performance? How are LGBTQ identities created, maintained and performed at night? How are alternative sexualities negotiated through the praxis of the queer night? And in what ways do race, desire, and nightlife intersect?

SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900 (Priority Deadline March 30)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:54pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The organizers are still accepting proposals for the American Literature II session at this year's convention of the South Central Modern Language Association, to be held in San Antonio, TX, November 8-10, 2012. We are interested in seeing proposals for 15-minute papers on any topic related to American literature since 1900. Potential presenters are encouraged to keep in mind and incorporate this year's conference theme, "Death, Eros & the Literary Enterprise," but this is an open topic panel -- all proposals will be read with interest.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:12pm
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue

CFP: The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on "The Adventures of Tintin." Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe and intended to appeal to the intelligent lay reader.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP "Travel in Medieval Literature," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 11:39am
Dr. Carola Mattord, Kennesaw State University

Travel is an important activity in the Middle Ages, and, therefore, plays a large role in the literature of the period. Pilgrimages, merchant trade, ecclesial and diplomatic missions, etc. are but a few cultural and political activities that involve travel and are described in the many genres of medieval literature. This panel seeks to discuss the various artistic ways travel is described in medieval literature and how we can come to understand, what we can learn and appreciate about the nature and importance of travel in medieval culture. Papers on travel found in any literary genre of this period are most welcome. Please send via email a 300-word proposal by May 30 to Dr.

Special Graduate Issue of paj: The Journal of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (April 6)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 11:18am
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

paj: The Journal of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (formerly The Poetess Archive Journal) solicits articles for a special graduate student issue. We welcome a wide range of articles on Digital Humanities theory or practice, including topics such as:

Critical Code Theory
Crowd Sourcing Principles and Practice
Cultural Criticism in DH
Digital Pedagogy
Digital Rhetorics
OCR Principles and Practice
Project Development and Ideology

[UPDATE] Transitions in Comparative Studies

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:11am
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND (CLAI)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Prof Massimo Fusilo (Università dell'Aquila)
- Prof Richard Bradford (University of Ulster)
- Prof Marina Grishakova (University of Tartu)

CFP - "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place", International Canadian Studies Conference, Nova Scotia, Sept. 18-21, 2013

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:20am
Kathy-Ann Tan, University of Tuebingen

This is a proposed panel for the International Canadian Studies conference "Meeting Places/Lieux de rencontre" organized by Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia & Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, September 18-21, 2013. More information on the conference can be found here: http://www.smu.ca/events/meetingplaces/

Panel: "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place"

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