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Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 8:50pm
Velvet Light Trap

CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

From material to immaterial, the archive serves as an interface between past and future knowledge. In this relationship, the archive is both a method and a space of theory and politics. As the production and exchange of information continue to expand at exponential rates, understanding the role of the archive in the storage, accessibility, and legacy of this information becomes increasingly necessary. Already this call has joined the digital archives of inboxes, servers, and hard drives, underscoring the prevalence of archives in everyday life. The study of the production of knowledge necessitates an interrogation of the contemporary state of the archive.

CFP: "Performances of Citizenship" (Aug 2-5, 2012; SUBMISSIONS DUE Oct 29, 2011)

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 8:04pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Call for Papers
"Performances of Citizenship"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2012 Conference
August 2-5, 2012; Washington D.C.

I am looking for panelists to fill out a session for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2012. The panel, which will be sponsored by the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of nationalism and citizenship. How do people enact belonging to (or separation from) a nation through performances of citizenship? Possible performances may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Queer Interventions and Intersections

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 7:20pm
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"

Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
Deadline for the submission of papers: January 1, 2012

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."

Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Congress - CFP Deadline February 1, 2012

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 2:43pm
Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Congress (PRESCO 2012)

The 2012 Pacific Rim Energy & Sustainability Congress invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, doctoral students, and representatives from industry, as well as think tanks, non-profit / non-governmental organization professionals to submit research abstracts and research papers.

As the fields of energy and sustainability cross over into multiple disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.

PRESCO 2012 TRACKS

From Akira to Žižek:Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 9:36am
Studies in Comics journal

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory.

The importance and continued relevance of poststructuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.

elizabeth taylor 1912-1975: a Centenary Conference

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 6:58am
Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the writing of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor.These should be about 250 words and sent in the form of an e-mail attachment to arrive by December 8 2011. The conference will be held at Anglia Ruskin's Cambridge campus. Participants include John Brannigan, Erica Brown, Alice Ferrebe, Maud Ellmann, Faith Pullin, N. H. Reeve. The plenary speaker is Nicola Beauman. Papers will be of 20 minutes duration.

The convenor is happy to talk informally to or correspond with anyone who may be considering submitting a proposal. Please include your postal address and daytime telephone number. Ph. D students are also asked to give the title of their dissertation and the name and e-mail address of their supervisor.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1912-1975: a Centenary Conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 6:41am
Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the writing of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor.These should be about 250 words and sent in the form of an e-mail attachment to arrive by December 8 2011. The conference will be held at Anglia Ruskin's Cambridge campus. Participants include John Brannigan, Erica Brown, Alice Ferrebe, Maud Ellmann, Faith Pullin, N. H. Reeve. The plenary speaker is Nicola Beauman. Papers will be of 20 minutes duration.

The convenor is happy to talk informally to or correspond with anyone who may be considering submitting a proposal. Please include your postal address and daytime telephone number. Ph. D students are also asked to give the title of their dissertation and the name and e-mail address of their supervisor.

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media and Culture -- Special Issue on the "B Feature"

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 7:22pm
The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media and Culture

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. The Projector is seeking research-based essays for a special double issue on the B feature or "low-budget" film, studio-produced or independently financed, in any genre or country of origin. This proposed special issue will comprise our Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 issues.

Topics include:

SSAWW 2012 Awards Announcement

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 6:34pm
Kristin J. Jacobson/Society for the Study of American Women Writers

THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS 2012 AWARDS

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers was founded in 2000 to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. The following three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society's founding members and to further SSAWW's goal to support and broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers.

[UPDATE] 22nd Annual English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference @ LSU

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 3:31pm
English Graduate Student Association--Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Keynote Address by Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University

ALA 2012: Hemingway's Other Loves

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:50pm
The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference
May 22-27, 2012 in San Francisco, CA

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