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Punk precursors and offshoots: popular culture outside the mainstream February 8-11, 2012

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 9:42am
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Bryan L. Jones/ Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Assoiation

Punk precursors and offshoots: popular culture outside the mainstream
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM
Proposals are now being sought for review in the Topic: Punk precursors and offshoots area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

3rd Biennial Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium, 5-7 July 2012, University of Oxford

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 9:02am
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Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS) 2012
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The Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS) is a biennial conference devoted to the interdisciplinary study of historical texts in the medieval and Early Modern periods. It provides a forum for discussions of chronicles and related texts written across a range of languages, periods and places. It seeks to strengthen the network of chronicle studies worldwide, and aims to encourage collaboration between researchers working in a variety of disciplines from around the globe.

William Dean Howells Panels at the American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 10:43pm
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Lance Rubin/William Dean Howells Association
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The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, which is being held over Memorial Day weekend.

Panel 1: The Late Howells

We are looking for papers that focuses on Howells's late work. Though scholarship on his novels through A Hazard of New Fortunes is abundant, Howells remained prolific until his death in 1920. Why has his work after 1890 gotten relatively little attention? What works deserve another (or even a first) look? What of Howells' work as a playwright? Or his work in the short story genre? How does ignoring the late Howells' alter his position in American literary history, or perhaps even complicate American literary history?

CFP: Shakespeare on Film, TV, Video (SW/TX PCA/ACA)

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 8:07pm
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SW/TX PCA/ACA
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Shakespeare on Film, TV, Video (SW/TX PCA/ACA)
CFP: SW/TX PCA/ACA Regional Conference
Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 8-11, 2012

Submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Shakespeare on Film, Television, and Video Area. While any topic on Shakespeare and moving images is welcome, here are some to consider:

Literary Journalism and Catastrophe Panel, ACLA Conference, Mar 29-Apr 1, 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 4:42pm
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International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
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Paper abstracts are invited for an International Association for Literary Journalism Studies session on Literary Journalism and Catastrophe at the American Comparative Literature Association annual conference at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012. In keeping with the conference theme, this session will consider the complex relationship between literary journalism and crisis. Literary journalism – "journalism as literature" – has a longstanding relationship with the catastrophic. From The Storm, Daniel Defoe's report of the hurricane which devastated much of southern and central England and Wales in 1703, to Stephanie Nolen's 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, and, more recently, Into the Forbidden Zone, William T.

Roundtable on American Regionalism and Modern Technology, May 24-27, 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 3:49pm
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American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco

The United States modernized unevenly. By the latter half of the nineteenth century, the effects of new technologies registered in significant ways in American modernist art and culture, reflecting the emergence of industrial, cosmopolitan cities and new ways of life. Yet the proliferation of emerging technologies also affected the culture in parts of the United States beyond the modern metropolises. American "regional" cultures—broadly understood to include art and literature, visual and material culture, and an array of vernacular and folk traditions—absorbed the influences of technological change while maintaining numerous distinctive regional identities and forms.

Impact: The Journal of the Center of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (submission deadline Feb. 15, 2012).

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 3:13pm
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Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, Boston University
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Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning

Impact, the bi-annual online journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (CITL), publishes scholarly and creative non-fiction essays about the theory, practice and assessment of interdisciplinary education. It also publishes essays that explore compelling connections between the ideas of great thinkers from different disciplines and different times. Essays should be between 500 and 3,000 words. Submissions can be made at: http://CITL.submishmash.com/submit.

Undergraduate Conference on English Language and Literatures March 24, 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 12:49pm
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University of St. Francis
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Call for Student Papers:

Twenty-first Annual University of St. Francis Undergraduate Conference on English Language and Literatures

Saturday, March 24, 2012
University of St. Francis
Joliet, Illinois

Submit complete papers or abstracts on any topic in literary studies, including comparative literature, literature in translation, faculty-student collaborations, creative writing (story, poetry, performance--two sessions planned).

Include mailing address, telephone number, email address, and the name of your college. Papers and readings are limited to 20 minutes (8-12 pages). Authors of papers accepted for the program are obliged to present in person.

Deadline: December 15, 2011

From Love & Theft to Modern Times: Bob Dylan and the Twenty First Century

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 10:40am
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Eric Hoffman
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Call for Papers

Planned scholarly book of essays centered around Bob Dylan's 2001 and 2006 albums Love & Theft and Modern Times, arguably two of his best and most important works since 1975's Blood on the Tracks.

Essays to be edited with an introduction by Eric Hoffman.

Tentative title: From Love & Theft to Modern Times: Bob Dylan and the Twenty First Century

Possible topics to include:

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces--Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference--Proposals due January 25

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 10:01am
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English Graduate Organization/ University of Massachusetts
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Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

MEMORY: IMPRESSIONS, EXPRESSIONS, REFLECTIONS 28-30 MARCH 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 8:41am
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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
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Please submit a full title and 150-word abstract by 30 November 2011 to Prof. Deirdre Byrne: byrnedc@unisa.ac.za.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Representations of memory in literature, music, film, popular culture and the visual arts;
• History as collective memory; memory and time;
• The resurgence of suppressed memory;
• Memory of/as trauma
• Memory and/in the body;
• Memory and diaspora;
• The gender of memory/memories of gender;
• Speculative fiction and refraction/s of memory;
• The psychology and neuroscience of memory;
• Spatial memory.

Sentimental Geographies: Geography, Affect, and Contemporary Cultural Practice. 24 February 2012

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 3:55pm
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CUNY Graduate Center, PhD in French

SENTIMENTAL GEOGRAPHIES: Geography, Affect, and Contemporary Cultural Practice

"Autrement dit, la littérature ne se produit pas dans une suspension, ce n'est pas une suspension en l'air. Elle provient d'un lieu…"
— Édouard Glissant

"The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island."
— Derek Walcott

ACLA Seminar: Poetics of Collapse: Form and Politics

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 3:51pm
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American Comparative Literature Association

Variations on the idea of collapse have shaped an array of poetic experiments with form and approaches to figuring personal and political crisis, disarray, and decline. How, then, have poets imagined and responded to visions of social, political, emotional, environmental, or economic collapse, and how in turn has poetic play with formal ideas of collapse or collapsibility rendered poetic ideas about political and aesthetic futures? Processes and structures of collapse change the organization of our social worlds in time and space. How might poets' ideas about the forms and meanings of collapse refine, extend, or contest analogous ideas in political economy, social theory, or aesthetics?

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