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Transitions in Comparative Studies (University College Cork, Ireland 28-30 June 2011)

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 12:54pm
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Comparative Literature Association of Ireland/UCC

The comparative gesture performs both the act and the question of transition between the terms compared. Understood as an intercultural practice, comparative literature may thus also be understood as both a transitive and transnational process – creating its own object/form of knowledge as it identifies and analyses lines of relation and exchange between literary cultures. When navigating between languages, it becomes critically engaged with the possibility and methods of such navigation. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary and inter-medial versions of comparative studies likewise centre about transitions which may themselves remain under-analysed.

True Blood

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 9:57am
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The Popular Culture Association
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The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers, presentations, and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the HBO hit series "True Blood" or on the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series.

PLEASE EMAIL A 250-300 WORD ABSTRACT TO
Mary Findley
mfindley@vtc.edu
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 9:55am
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Popular Culture Association (Boston, April 2012)
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The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers, presentations, and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the Vampire in literature, culture or film.
PLEASE EMAIL A 250-300 WORD ABSTRACT TO
Mary Findley
mfindley@vtc.edu
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15

Society for Utopian Studies Toronto October 4-7

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 8:50am
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Society for Utopian Studies
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CALL FOR PAPERS
THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES
37th Annual Meeting
October 4-7, 2012
Delta Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z4

Papers are welcome on all aspects of the utopian tradition - from the earliest utopian visions to the utopian speculations and yearnings of the 21st century, including art, architecture, urban and rural planning, literary utopias, dystopian writings, utopian political activism, theories of utopian spaces and ontologies, music, new media, or intentional communities.

The Institution of Literature: 250 Years of English Studies and Cultural Transfer (30 August - 1 September 2012)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:50pm
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Department of British Literature and Culture / Department of English Didactics, Goettingen University

2012 marks the 250th anniversary of the election of John Tompson as the first Professor of English at Goettingen University. His English Miscellanies was one of the first English publications ever in Germany, and was also the first anthology composed in an academic context for the purpose of the mediation of English literature and culture to German students of English. The Miscellanies was therefore an important watershed in the development of British-German literary and cultural transfer.

Foreign Bodies in Avant-Garde Art and Literature [EAM, Univ of Kent, 7-9 Sept 2012]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 1:01pm
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Marius Hentea, Ghent University
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This proposed panel seeks to examine how the art or literature of the historical avant-garde incorporated, disseminated, or rejected foreign bodies. How did the historical avant-garde, which depended upon techniques of alienation and irony, understand the 'foreign'? When considering Kurt Schwitters recuperating other people's junk or the Dada aesthetics of chance, which militated against the category of the 'foreign', it is clear that foreign bodies were an important component of avant-garde aesthetics.

Orality Talk Circularity International Conference 7-9 March 2012

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 12:11pm
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UGC-SAP (DRS-II) on “Indian & Cross-Cultural Approaches to Marginal Literatures”, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi & Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme in “Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones”
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Call for Papers
ORALITY TALK CIRCULARITY
International Conference

UGC-SAP (DRS-II) on "Indian & Cross-Cultural Approaches to Marginal Literatures",
Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
&
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme in "Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones"
at
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
March 7-9, 2011

Jetzt: Historical and Contemporary Figurations of the Present (March 31/April 1 2012)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 11:36am
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Cornell University Department of German Graduate Students
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Call for Papers: Cornell University German Studies Graduate Conference

Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations
March 31/April 1, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Peter Fenves (Northwestern University)

"Now: it has already ceased to be since it was pointed out; the now that is is an other than that pointed out to us, it is what has been."
(Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit)

CFP for Intersections/Cross Sections 2012: Occupations

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 11:23am
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Communication and Culture Graduate Conference, York University/Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

CFP for INTERSECTIONS / CROSS SECTIONS 2012: "OCCUPATIONS" (March 23–25, 2012)
11th Annual Communication and Culture Graduate Conference
York University/Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Abstracts due: December 23, 2011; notification by January 23, 2012
Conference date: March 23–25, 2012
Please email submissions and questions to: intersections.occupations@gmail.com

Occupare: (Latin.) To seize, capture

Public Poetics

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 8:24am
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Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics
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Mount Allison University, Sackville NB, 20–23 September 2012

UPDATE: Reality TV SW/TX PCA/ACA (Dec. 1, 2011; Feb. 8-11, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:27am
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 33nd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 8-11, 2012. Proposals are now being accepted for panels on Reality TV.

Over the past decade, the global proliferation of reality TV programming has exploded. It is hard to flip through television stations at any given hour of the day without coming across some sort of reality programming that is reflecting another niche in the ever-evolving cultural landscape of the modern world. At the moment, reality TV is a field of study that has enormous potential because it touches such a wide range of subjects—from media studies to business, regional studies to education, social sciences to the humanities.

Comparing and contrasting "Europeanization": concepts and experiences

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:34am
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INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
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Sixty years since the entry into force in 1952 of the first European Community (Steel and Coal), a precursor to the current European Union (launched by the 1993 Maastricht Treaty and culminating - after several subsequent treaty reforms - into the 2009 Lisbon Treaty), it is time to offer a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the impact of European membership, a phenomenon known in the academic literature as "Europeanization".

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