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The Ironies of Alchemy in Early Modern English Literature, SCSC 2012, Cincinnati

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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 11:21am
Chad Engbers, Calvin College

The Ironies of Alchemy in Early Modern English Literature
Sixteenth Century Society & Conference
October 25-28, 2012
Cincinnati

Chaucer's "Canon's Yeoman's Tale" is the first great satire of alchemy in English literature, but in its final lines it nevertheless suggests that the Philosopher's Stone is a genuine secret deeply hidden in the knowledge of Christ. As Stanton Linden observes, Chaucer's sustained ridicule of alchemy is thus accompanied by the suggestion that the opus alchymicum is not entirely a fool's errand.

Fairy Tale Collection of Essays

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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 8:41am
Christine Garbett M.A., ABD, Nadine Farghaly M.A.

The new millennium has born witness to a multitude of reinventions. Various mythological creatures have been reinvented, vampires, werewolves, and zombies to name but a few. Fairy tales also have been recreated in an ever increasing number in recent years. Graphic novels like Grimm Fairy Tales, movies such as Red Riding Hood, the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, and Beastly, as well as TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm have emerged into popular culture. But why are these creations manifesting themselves now? What makes people crave fairy tales and their "happy" endings in such an increased number today? This will be the first book that will focus on this particular manifestation and its significance in popular culture.

MPCA 2012-- Southern Literature and Culture

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:30pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art

MAP/ACA War Studies Area 2012 Pittsburgh PA 11/1-11/3/12 [June 15 Deadline]

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 5:13pm
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Studies Association--War Studies Area




2012 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Studies Association
Thursday, November 1 -- Saturday, November 3, 2011
Wyndham Grand Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

War Studies Area

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

Special Panel for the 2012 Conference

[UPDATE] Call for Articles: Composition Webtexts (Peer-reviewed)

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:51pm
Writing Commons

Call for First-Year Composition Articles

Writing Commons, an open education resource, welcomes submissions for publication. While we welcome all submissions, we currently have a special call for first-year composition webtexts.

[REMINDER] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Poiesis and Techne

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Stergiopoulos

"Poiesis and Techne"

Seventh Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Deadline for Proposals: April 9, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Poiesis and Techne." We invite graduate students at any stage in their work to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Literature After 9/11 - Reflections/Reactions

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:08pm
SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan

Very quickly after September 11, 2001, fiction writers were asked to responding to the attacks. Various writers' reactions were expected and anxiously awaited while other authors were harshly criticized for their decisions to represent the events of the day, respond to the resulting trauma, or criticize the causes/motivations behind such tragedy.

UPDATE Extended Submission Deadline for Paper Proposals and Creative Submissions

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:31pm
Ninth Biennial College Southern Women Writers Conference

Deadline Extension on Call for Papers and Creative Submissions

Ninth Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, 30149
September 20-23, 2012

Featured speakers: Dorothy Allison, Stacey Lynn Brown, Marshall Chapman, Melissa Delbridge, Barbara Hamby, Josephine Humphreys, Kathryn McKee, Melody Moezzi, Hermine Pinson, Melanie Sumner, Priscilla Wilson, and Isabel Wilkerson

Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has been devoted to showcasing the works of well-known and emerging U.S. southern women writers, expanding the literary canon, and developing critical and theoretical understandings of the tradition of southern women's writing.

The Hunger Games: Critical Examinations (deadline: June 15, 2012)

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:24am
Deidre Evans Garriott, Julie Tyler, Whitney Jones; University of Tennessee

We are seeking scholarly contributions and critical examinations focused on the young adult novel and cultural phenomenon The Hunger Games. This book intends to interrogate the features that make Hunger Games such an important cultural artifact. Despite the recent book of commentary written by popular YA novelists—The Girl Who Was On Fire— few scholars have paid critical attention to Collins and Hunger Games. We are looking for essays that will begin to fill the gap in the scholarly conversation about YA literature by investigating the social and rhetorical work achieved in and through The Hunger Games.

Austria and America Cross-Cultural Encounters 1865-1933

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:01am
University of Salzburg

December 6-7, 2012
Salzburg, Austria

The University of Salzburg's American Studies Department invites scholars from the disciplines of literature, cultural studies, transatlantic studies, theater studies, musicology and art history to a 2-day conference to reflect on America's relationship with Austria around the turn of the last century (ca. from the end of the American Civil War to the end of the First Austrian Republic).

art+ aesthetics

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 6:06am
mahdi bahrami

My filed study is Philosophy of Art in MA course because of this I want to know all cfp.
When I know all conferences I can shear my idea to other people and Othe thought

Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, Vol. 1, Issue 3. Upcoming submission deadline: April 6th

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:41pm
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA) for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

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