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MEDITERRANEAN MODERNISMS

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:21am
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American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, http://acla.org/acla2012/

The Mediterranean basin, conceived broadly as the lands and nations surrounding the Sea as well as the Sea itself, has been a site of near-constant change over the centuries, and the 20th century was no exception. Indeed, this was perhaps its most turbulent century ever: monarchies and empires gave way to nation-states; communist, autocratic and democratic governments rose and fell in peace and war alike, including and excluding often hostile peoples under constantly shifting national borders, even as they strove for independence and integration in an increasingly globalized world.

[UPDATE] 31 OCTOBER DEADLINE: A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading Harry Potter as Literature, 17-18 May 2012

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
School of English, University of St Andrews
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Call for Papers (NEW Deadline: 31 October 2011):
A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading Harry Potter as Literature

A two day conference hosted by
the School of English, University of St Andrews
17-18 May 2012, Kennedy Hall, St Andrews, Scotland

The relentless success of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (1997-2007) evokes words like phenomenon and catastrophe. With the conclusion of the film franchise and the launch of Pottermore.com, the series is receiving increased academic consideration in conferences, articles, and monographs. However, relatively little work has been done directly engaging with the series as a literary text. This conference attempts to begin redressing that lack.

Shakespeare at the Opera

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:00am
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Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
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NEMLA Convention 2012

Session Title: Shakespeare at the Opera

Description:
The panel examines operatic adaptations of Shakespeare plays. How do Shakespearean operas serve as 'readings' that illuminate facets of the plays on which they are based? How do different treatments of Shakespeare shed light on the historical and cultural conditions that produced the operas? How can studying Shakespeare as opera function as a miniature historical lens om Shakespearean reception across the centuries? Send 300 to 500-word abstract to Josh.Cohen@massart.edu.

Corporate Governance and Business Conference (CGBC)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Academy of Business and Retail Management
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Call for Papers
CGBC 2011 – Boston, USA.
Corporate Governance and Business Conference (CGBC)
14th & 15th July 2011
www.abrmr.com
Overview of the Conference
The recent financial crisis has created an impression, rightly or wrongly, of a
wholesale failure in corporate governance. Considerable debate has ensued and
various practitioners, policy makers and theorists have endeavoured to discover
whether this is symptomatic of broader problems or the result of inadequacies in the
regulation structure of the financial system. All who wrestle with this issue are

International Conference of Investment & Retail Management (ICIRM)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Academy of Business and Retail Management
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Call for Papers
ICIRM – Istanbul 2012
International Conference on Investment & Retail Management
(ICIRM)
23rd - 25th April, 2012
ww.abrmr.com
Overview of the Conference
The dynamics of the retail sector are proving elemental to the development of a
number of economies internationally. Yet the protracted nature of the global
recession coupled with a lack of stability in capital markets has caused considerable
discomfort. Those operating in the retail sector face additional challenges from overregulation,
exchange rate volatility and the vagaries of macroeconomic imbalances.
Yet for all these difficulties the retail sector remains remarkably robust and often at

International Conference on the Restructuring of the Global Economy

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Academy of Business and Retail Management
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Call for Papers
ROGE 2012 – Pune, India
Conference on the Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE)
1st - 2nd February 2012
www.abrmr.com
Overview of the Conference
The dynamics of international trade have taken on an added significance in the light
of the challenges created by the recent global financial crisis. Entire sectors and even
nations have begun to reassess their trading relationships and the more enlightened
are eager to gain an insight into the theories and processes that have helped certain
economies to weather the storm. The emerging giants of Brazil, China and India are

International Trade & Academic Research Conference

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Academy of Business and Retail Management
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Call for Papers
ITARC – London 2011
International Trade & Academic Research Conference (ITARC)
7th - 8thNovember, 2011
www.abrmr.com
Overview of the Conference
The dynamics of international trade have taken on an added significance in
the light of the challenges created by the recent global financial crisis. Entire
sectors and even nations have begun to reassess their trading relationships
and the more enlightened are eager to gain an insight into the theories and
processes that have helped certain economies to weather the storm. The
emerging giants of Brazil, China and India are demanding greater attention

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Sept. 30)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:08am
full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2012, March 15-18
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rom Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History and the Demise of Empires; Bern, Switzerland, May 18-20, 2012

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 6:20am
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Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL) Annual Conference; University of Bern, Switzerland; Conveners: Barbara Buchenau and Virginia Richter

This conference addresses the key role that empire retains in European and North American consumer culture despite decades of postcolonial challenges to imperial control.

Gender and Popular Fiction

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 11:10pm
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture Presents
Issue 11.3
Gender and Popular Fiction, Edited by Cameron Leader-Picone and Matthew Schneider-Mayerson
with articles by Jan Goggans, Ashley Barner, Erin Hollis, Linda Ledford-Miller, and K.C. Harrison
We also are still accepting abstracts for the following two special issues:
Games and/as Resistance (Nov 1)
"(In)Securities " (Nov 15)
See website for further details.

Call for Papers - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (20 January 2012)

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 9:57pm
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Brigham Young University
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Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2012 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2012. The submission deadline for the 2012 issue is 20 January 2012. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2013 issue.

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