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[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Collection on Celebrity in Canada

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

NeMLA 2013 Call for Panel & Session Proposals

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:40am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
44th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
Host: Tufts University

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

CFP ICR 2012 Special Session: "Political Catastrophes and Literature for Reform" (4/1/12)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 11:17am
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Catastrophes: The 2012 International Conference on Romanticism at Arizona State University, Tempe, November 8 – 11, 2012
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Papers that explore Romantic conceptions of the political function of literature in response to political catastrophes of the era.

The conference website: http://english.clas.asu.edu/icr2012

Proposals must be submitted by April 1st--any submitted proposals not included will be forwarded to the conference organizers for consideration in other panels.

250-500 word abstracts. Michael Demson (mtd@shsu.edu).

CFP MLA 2013 "Independent Publishing in the Romantic Era" (3/1/12)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:42am
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Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, Jan. 3-6, 2013
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Papers that explore self-publishing during the Romantic Era: inducements, advancements, and/or ramifications. Papers with a digital humanities component are encouraged. 250-500 word abstracts by 1 March 2012; Michael Demson.

Occupy the Academy: Reinterpreting and Reinventing our Role Within Academia April 13, 2012

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:15am
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Annual IUP EGO/GSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
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The IUP English Graduate Organization welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, political science, history, and other related fields. Planned and organized by IUP Graduate Students, this year's conference seeks to examine the role that higher learning must play in an ever-changing and tumultuous political, economic, and cultural landscape. As Bill Readings says in The University in Ruins, "Teaching, we are told, is undervalued in favor of research, while research is less and less in touch with the demands of the real world, or with the comprehension of 'the common reader." Through this conference, we seek to take a step towards redefining the way through which we serve our public.

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements - Hispanic Literature

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:08am
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Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature
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Exiles, Migrations, and Movements
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, October 12-14, 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Conference's Organizing Committee seeks proposals for individual presentations and panels on aspects of Hispanic literatures and cultures related to the conference theme: Exiles, Migrations, and Movements.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be written in Spanish or English and should include author's name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit your abstract as an attachment to: machlunl2012@gmail.com.

Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 9:54am
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Cineforum
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Cineforum is a peer reviewed bi-annual journal devoted to the theory and art of the moving image. Cineforum is published by the Department of Film and Digital Media at Dongguk University, one of the preeminent film departments in South Korea. It was first published in 1999 and is one of the oldest running Korean film and moving images journals.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 9:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

UPDATE: Rukeyser Special Issue, July 15, 2012

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:15am
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Elisabeth Daumer and Christine Hume

JNT will mark the 2013 Centenary of Muriel Rukeyser's birth with a special issue devoted to her stunningly varied and provocative work. We invite submissions that deepen and complicate our understanding of Rukeyser's writings; her philosophical, poetic, and political commitments; her interest in the multiple connections between science and poetry; her articulation of an extended poetics in The Life of Poetry, which has yet to receive its due as a major modernist manifesto; her passionate response to technology; her life-long commitment to experimentalism in the context of an activist poetics; her investment in "extending the document," especially in the context of current documentary poetic practices; her role as a post-holocaust Jewish-American poet.

Temptation and Redemption - 12 May 2012

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:06am
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Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference
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The motif of temptation and redemption can be found in almost every area of the humanities and has played a central role in a significant number of works, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to season three of Glee.

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.

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