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Poetry and Poetics, PAMLA, Oct. 19-21, Seattle, submission deadline April 22

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 9:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Poetry and Poetics is a standing session at PAMLA. Papers can deal with any aspect of poetry and/or poetics. Papers must be submitted through the PAMLA website, www.pamla.org.

Here are a few other useful hints:

1). The Online CFP List of all approved Conference Sessions is available at:
http://www.pamla.org/2012/session-topics .

Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World [April 21-22, 2012] Rabat, Morocco.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 5:36am
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University Mohammed V - Agdal- Rabat, Morocco

This international conference on "Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World" will engage with the ways migrancy is re-shaping the world not simply in movement but, through movement, in relations. It will take up central components of migration and globalization such as labor, cultural membership, race, human rights, deterritorialization, transnationationl communities and the implications of migration and globalization on traditional referents such as the nation-state and citizenship. The overall objective is to engage critically with globalization, migration policy and the current dynamics affecting peoples, cultures and politics across nations and boundaries.

Poetry & EcoModernism / MSA 14 / October 18-21, 2012 / Las Vegas

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 4:22am
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Daniel Burke / Marquette University

One period that has heretofore garnered less ecocritical attention than it perhaps deserves is transatlantic Modernism. Perhaps it's the concrete canyons and industrial "Waste Land"s the era evokes in many readers' minds - which run contrary to so much of the green landscapes and Romanticism of first-wave environmental criticism. Of course, Modernism isn't all smoke and steel - just as ecocritical theory has by now moved out of the forest and into examining more urban jungles.

Spectacles in Color

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:04pm
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MSA 14: Modernism and Spectacle
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Surely one of the most spectacular features of the visual landscape in the early twentieth century was its vivification through a host of color technologies. From the colored lights of Times Square to the brightly hued plastics in household appliances, from the boom in cosmetics to the painstakingly hand-tinted frames of silent cinema, synthetic colors radically transformed the visual environment of the modern world. These transformations not only altered the visual experience of modernity but also intersected with experiments in abstract painting, psychological theories of perception, and literary debates about the role of the image.

GLBTQ Studies Area @ MAP/ACA - Pittsburgh (11/1 thru 11/3)

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 5:59pm
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Mark John Isola / Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assocation

MAP/ACA's 23rd annual conference will be in Pittsburgh. The GLBTQ Studies Area welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium of popular or American culture. This area is particularly interested in tracing contemporary GLBTQ representation in popular culture and questions of agency/appropriation.

Proposals of interest for the Pittsburgh 2012 conference might include:

Interculturalités!? Etat des lieux, malentendus, perspectives, théories et pratiques

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
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Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL
Interculturalités!? Etat des lieux, malentendus, perspectives, théories et pratiques

L'interculturalité, sous des appellations diverses, est très souvent évoquée aussi bien dans les contextes de recherche que dans les projets pédagogiques ou les démarches institutionnelles. Les points d'exclamation et d'interrogation dont nous faisons suivre cette notion dans cet appel à propositions auront pour fonction de souligner que nous la manipulons comme un flacon de nitroglycérine extrêmement instable. En effet, cette notion pour le moins problématique se caractérise surtout par une absence de définition stable car en constante évolution et sujette à controverses.

Queer (In)Security / May 4-5 / Abstracts Due March 15

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 2:10pm
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University of California, Davis

Please circulate widely.

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The Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and the Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster of UC Davis are pleased to announce a joint conference, "Queer (In)Security," to be held May 4-5, 2012 at the University of California, Davis.

The conference topic emerges from campus-wide discussions about the role of a militarized police force on the UC campuses, highlighted by violent responses to the Occupy movement. At the same time, the neoliberal university, precipitated by budget cuts and calls for privatization, has destabilized institutional forms of resistance like queer studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.

[UPDATE] Mary Shelley Panel

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:38pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Boulder, CO. (Oct. 11-13, 2012)
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The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites submissions for the Mary Shelley Panel at the 66th Annual RMMLA Convention next fall (Oct. 11-13, 2012) in Boulder, CO. We welcome papers on any work or works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley from her earliest writings during the Romantic Period to those spanning the Victorian Period. Theoretical approaches are especially encouraged.

CFP: The Accidental Traveler and Early Modern Utopias - SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:26pm
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Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

Session Title: The Accidental Traveler and Early Modern Utopias

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)

CFP: Defining English Identity in Early Modern England - SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

Session Title: "Defining English Identity in Early Modern England"

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)

Call for papers for special issue on Africa Reconfigured

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 11:28am
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Feminist Studies (academic journal)

How does feminist scholarship on African regions push conventional disciplinary boundaries? How does feminist work in cinema studies, linguistics, cultural studies, literature, history, and anthropology, for example, reconfigure how Africa is represented in the broader academy? Feminist Studies welcomes submissions on a variety of topics dealing broadly with the continent of Africa, with the goal of featuring exciting feminist scholarship in African Studies and questioning representations of Africa for feminist readers outside the area.

Call for papers for special issue on Food, Water, Ecology

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Studies (academic journal)

What insights do feminist analytics bring to studying the food and water we consume? What does ethical feminist practice look like, in the realm of production, distribution, and processing of food and water? What new ideas do feminist scholars offer on issues such as eating and identity, food security, water scarcity, fair trade, or food and biotechnology, for example? We seek to connect and advance conversations in the fields of feminist political economy, environmental justice, and transnational cultural studies through this special issue or cluster.

Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:48am
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Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
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There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is also consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are actively looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held the last weekend in October [we are hosting the conference in October to help break up the conference jam that happens over Winter and Spring recess].

MLA 2013: McSweeney's and Contemporary Reading (3/15 deadline)

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 9:46am
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Jackie O'Dell
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This panel seeks papers that explore the literary output, authors, genres, publication practices, or publics associated with Dave Eggers's McSweeney's books and magazines. How does the imprint's contemporary readerships and its publication practices influence or chafe against reading practices in the academy or popular culture? Does it suggest larger trends in the direction of contemporary fiction? What does the McSweeney's network reveal about the state of "serious literature" and the profession of academic reading?

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio to jackie.o_dell@tufts.edu by March 15, 2012.

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