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The St. John's University Humanities Review - Call For Submissions DUE DATE MARCH 17th

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:46am
St. John's University

The St. John's Humanities Review is a graduate student-run journal at St John's University in New York City that publishes book reviews, essays, and interviews on a broad range of topics in the arts and humanities.

We seek scholarly essays, book reviews, and interviews under the broad heading of Nationalism: Roots and Transgressions. The focus is on the areas of national identity or transnationalism, acculturation, cultural diffusion, or culture shock. The approach may be primarily sociological and historical, or literary in nature.

Marginal Women Modernists (October 18-21, Las Vegas)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:43pm
Modernist Studies Association

This panel will examine the cultural politics that left notable modernist women writers on the periphery of literary history even as modernism evolved from a self-consciously marginal position to gain canonical status in academic circles.
Topics to consider include but are not limited to:
• The intersection of militant feminist and suffragette movements and avant-garde culture
• Feminist critiques of canonical modernism and its construction of the public sphere
• Affinities between supposed "cavemen" like Wyndham Lewis, T.E. Hulme, and Henry Miller and feminist discourses derived from works by Rebecca West, Kay Boyle, Laura Riding, Jane Bowles, Anaïs Nin, etc.

CFP for Edited Collection: Primary Stein (Abstracts by May 15, 2012)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 4:59pm
Janet Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Sharon Kirsch (Arizona State University)

The overwhelming success of Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas finally confirmed Stein's celebrity status in the United States in 1933. Yet she lamented that she had become known less as an important author than as the host of a Parisian salon in which famous writers and European painters gathered amidst her collection of modern art. Her earlier, more challenging writing continued to go unnoticed and unpublished despite the wide public appeal of the autobiography and the success of Virgil Thomson's production of Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts in 1934.

Comics, Religion & Politics, 4th & 5th September 2012, Lancaster University [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:46pm
Emily Laycock, Lancaster University

Keynote Speakers:

Will Brooker (Kingston University)
Mike Carey (British writer)
Lincoln Geraghty (University of Portsmouth)

Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this two day conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.

[UPDATE] CFP: Modernist Reputations (MSA 14; Oct. 18-21, 2012)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:52pm
Will Scheibel / Modernist Studies Association

Prospective Conference Panel

Modernist Studies Association 14: Modernism & Spectacle (The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV)

Deadline for submission: April 1, 2012 (please note date change)

Organizer: Will Scheibel, Indiana University
Chair: Faye Hammill, University of Strathclyde

2nd International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics: Structure, Use, and Meaning

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:34pm
Transilvania University of Brasov, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

2nd Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics: Structure, Use, and Meaning - SUM 2012, September 20-22, 2012, Brasov, Romania.

The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of theoretical and applied linguistics with a view to placing language in an interdisciplinary dialogue and promoting the merging of present-day approaches to the study of language. At the same time, this conference would be an opportunity to re-enforce the dialogue on research and collaboration in academic and professional contexts. Such collaboration, in turn, is fundamental to the design and implementation of effective pedagogy, assessment and curricula.

New Zealand's Cultures: Sources, Histories, Futures

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:20pm
New Zealand Studies Network (UK and Ireland)

New Zealand Studies Network (UK and Ireland)

Inaugural Conference

New Zealand's Cultures: Sources, Histories, Futures

Hosts: Birkbeck, University of London and The University of Northampton

Friday 6 July to Saturday 7 July 2012 at Birkbeck, University of London

CFP -- Religion and Medicine in North American Culture -- MLA 2013, Boston, MA Jan 3-6 -- Abstracts Due March 15

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:20pm
Ashley Reed

We are seeking papers for a panel on Religion and Medicine in North American Culture to be proposed as a special session for the MLA Convention, January 3-6, 2013 in Boston, MA. We are interested in papers that address representations of religion and medicine as intersecting, mutually reinforcing, or oppositional discourses in a variety of cultural texts, including but not limited to literature, film, autobiography/life writing, creative nonfiction and journalism. Proposals addressing texts from any time period or North American region are welcome. Please send 250-word abstract to reeda@email.unc.edu by March 15th.

Special MLA 2013 Session Proposal: Rushdie and Ngugi

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:17pm
Ubaraj Katawal

In the study of diasporic/postcolonial literature, Salman Rushdie and Ngugi wa Thiong'o are among the prominent names. In the existing world order, their thinking deserves some reckoning to better human relations across nations and cultures. This session hopes to investigate the worldview coming from oppositional intellectuals and writers such as Rushdie and Ngugi. Papers delving into some form of comparative study between the work of Ngugi and Rushdie are welcome. Abstracts (300-500 words) are due by March 10, 2012.

'Narratives of Difference' in the Global Marketplace

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:12pm
The University of Northampton, UK and The University of Vigo, Spain

"'Narratives of Difference' in the Global Marketplace"

At: School of the Arts, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton

25-26 October 2012

Intonation and Poetic Convention (MLA Convention, Jan. 3-6, 2013)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:28am
Ben Glaser and Natalie Gerber

This proposed special session for the 2013 MLA Convention (Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013) explores the relation between verse conventions and intonation. It questions to what extent lineation and other generic and historic markers of poetry, including visual form, might draw upon the inherent organization of intonation in language as a prosodic device for free and/or metrical verse. It also asks whether a prosody based on intonational contours can be made explicit (i.e., shared between reader and poet) or whether it remains perceptual, given the affiliation of some aspects of intonation with performance.

Folklore Panel (SAMLA 5/15; 11/9-11

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:19am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

We welcome proposals that explore folklore, folklife, and traditional forms of expression. Papers may include, but are not limited to, examinations of oral traditions, music, material culture, foodways, folk festivals, ritual, dance, and the work of folklore collectors. We are especially interested in proposals that explore auto-ethnography, interdisciplinary approaches to folklore subjects, and literary interpretations of folklore and folklife.

Please send a brief proposal (250 words) to Emily Kader (ekader@emory.edu) by May 15, 2012.

CFP Exegesis ejournal deadline 30th April 2012

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 5:40am
Exegesis ejournal, English Dept, Royal Holloway, University of London

www.exegesisjournal.org

'An aphorism, properly stamped and moulded, has not been "deciphered" when it has simply been read: rather, one has to begin its exegesis, - for which is required an art of exegesis'.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals

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