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Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments, Submission deadline: 18 March

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Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 3:13am
full name / name of organization: 
SFB/TR8, University of Bremen

We invite you to submit a paper to The 1st International Conference on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2012): http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/smiae/2012/ , to be held at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (http://www.acl2012.org/), on July 8th - 14th, 2012, in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

Alternative Solidarities: Black Diasporas and Cultural Alliances During the Cold War

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Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 8:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Postcolonial Writing - Special Issue Call for Papers

We invite papers that explore the impact of the Iron Curtain on alliances forged by black intellectuals after World War II for a Journal of Postcolonial Writing special issue on Alternative Solidarities: Black Diasporas and Cultural Alliances During the Cold War. The aim of the volume is to explore the intersection between diaspora studies (especially Black Atlantic research), postcolonial criticism, and Cold War theory.

Waste: An Interdisciplinary Conference (March 30-31, 2012)

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Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 6:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
The University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
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The University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization presents its 10th annual graduate conference:

WASTE

March 30-31, 2012

There are as many ways to conceptualize waste as there are ways in which waste permeates our world. It is ubiquitous; it figures into existence at every level. The history of waste is a history of equivocation, affirmation, disavowal, subsistence, persistence, inconvenience, differentiation, destruction, and decay. From the pragmatics of city sanitation to the logistics of disaster relief, from the remainders of mathematical equations to the emotive excesses of sentimental novels, the problem of "what remains" is central to the practice of academic inquiry.

Religion and Theatre Emerging Scholars Panel 2012

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Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Association of Theatre in Higher Education - Religion and Theatre Focus Group
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Call ForPapers
Emerging Scholars Panel 2012 - Religion and Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2012 Conference
Washington, DC, August 2-5, 2012
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
"Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate"

The Religion and Theatre Focus Group is invested in assisting scholars who work with the intersection of theatre/performance practice with religion/spirituality. How have theatre and performance coincided with religiously motivated innovation? What are the religious or spiritual components of theatrical, artistic, cultural, political, linguistic, or economical innovation, and what are their performative counterparts?

Poetry and Revolution Conference

updated: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 10:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Poetics Research Centre (CPRC), Birkbeck, University of London
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Poetry and Revolution Conference

Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London, 26-27th May 2012

Pragmatics of African English in Digital Discourse

updated: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 9:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Innocent Chiluwa, Presley Ifukor & Rotimi Taiwo
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The proposed publication aims at harnessing research results in the pragmatics of the varieties of English in Africa in the context of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). We encourage papers representing current state of the art research in linguistics/discourse pragmatics seen in the broad sense as a functional (i.e. social and cultural) perspective on digital discourse.
We invite scholars doing research in any of the varieties of new world Englishes particularly of African origin (e.g. Nigerian English, Cameroonian English, Kenyan English, South African English, Sierra Leonean English, Kenyan English, Tanzanian English etc) and CMC to submit proposals in the following subject areas:
• Electronic Mailing (Email)

UPDATED CALLALOO CFP

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 4:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
CALLALOO
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*CALLALOO SUBMISSION UPDATE: WHEN SUBMITTING WORK, PLACE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN THE AUTHOR COMMENTS SECTION OF THE ONLINE FORM—SPECIAL ISSUE: POSTCOLONIAL*

CALLALOO CALL FOR PAPERS

POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS: RISKING THE MOMENT
Ed. Shona N. Jackson and Mikko Tuhkanen

All of our pasts are therefore futural in orientation. They help us make the unavoidable journey into the future. There is, in this sense, no "desire for going back," no "pathological" nostalgia that is also not futural as well.
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe

[UPDATE] Extended Submission Deadline - 2012 CATR Conference

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 4:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
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CATR Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
(La version française suit la version anglaise.)

CATR/ACRT has extended the closing date for 2012 Open Paper Proposals
until Dec. 15, 2011.

Please remember that applying to present an open research paper does
not limit your application to and participation in other seminars
and/or roundtables. You are encouraged to apply to as many sessions as
you'd like to participate in.

KADAR KOLI—THE VIOLENCE ISSUE--Jan 15, 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 3:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Habenicht Press
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The idea for this special issue of kadar koli emerged from a question posted by British poet Keston Sutherland to the UK poetry listserv and to the Sous Les Pavés online discussion group in response to "calls for violence" during and after the U.K. protests: "I … want to know what people think about the wishing for and urging of violence (against whom? just the police, or who else? how?)." One example cited by Sutherland is Justin Katko's "Lines for a Protest Song, After 9 December":

"Sometimes I wish that instead of their horses
They'd call up the hold where they store their guns;
And when they shoot one of us down we'll rise up stronger,
For in the taste of our blood be remembered we are one."

[UPDATE] PULP STUDIES AREA: EXTENDED DEADLINE DEC. 15

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 1:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Coference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 8 – 11, 2012
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Call for Proposals

The Evolving Hero: Representations of the Heroic in Pulp Fiction

Hyatt Regency Hotel &
Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM

SW/TX PCA/ACA 2012

EXTENDED DEADLINE 15, 2011

European Cinema - ECRF Annual Conference (07/16-12 - 07/18/12; 02/28/12)

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 1:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)

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Adaptation, Authorship & Ownership

2012 ECRF ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Edge Hill University, UK
16 July – 18 July 2012

The European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)** invites proposals for its 12th annual international conference.

This focus of this year's ECRF conference is 'Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership'. Presenters are invited to explore any aspect of these areas, in relation to European film and European film cultures. Contributions from the realms of practice and theory are equally welcome!

Each year the ECRF publishes a Special Issue of the peer reviewed journal Studies in European Cinema (Intellect), drawn from the ECRF annual conference.

Queer Teens in Film and Television (Boston, MA; Conference Dates: April 11-14, 2012)

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area Chair seeks individual-paper proposals pertaining to the topic of "QUEER TEENS IN FILM AND TELEVISION" for presentation at the 2012 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to portrayals of queer adolescence/adolescents in film and/or television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.

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