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20th Anniversary British Women Writers Conference (BWWC): June 7-10, 2012

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:12pm
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18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association
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In 2012, the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) will commemorate its 20th anniversary by focusing on the theme of "Landmarks."  Rich in both physical and metaphorical significance, landmarks form loci by which we organize history and chart the development of individuals, nations, and cultures. We therefore invite papers that explore how women writers and their texts engage with an ever-changing geography that is both material and abstract. These conference papers should address the people, places, events, and texts that have made their marks on history, and/or the processes and implications of marking, mapping, reading, preserving, overwriting, or erasing.

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture Area

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 4:51pm
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Popular Culture Association/America Culture Association 2012 National Conference
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Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals of 150-250 words dealing with any aspects of rhetoric, composition and popular culture are welcome for the PCA/ACA national conference to be held in Boston, April 11 - 14, 2012. Please note that this is a week later than this meeting has been traditionally held.

We welcome fresh approaches to subjects and appreciate serious commitment to scholarship and to presenting at the conference. Conference details are available at www.pcaaca.org/conference/national

The Brothel and the Factory: Staging Immigration and Women's Labor; 3-4 Feb. 2012

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 3:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Theatre Graduate Syndicate/The Ohio State University Dept. of Theatre
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The OSU Dept of Theatre and its student graduate organization, The Theatre Graduate Syndicate, seek submissions for its fourth annual symposium. Deadline for Submissions: Dec. 16, 2011

Guest Panelists: Paola S. Hernández (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Isabel Molina-Guzmán(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),Donna Guy (The Ohio State University, Mary Romero (Arizona State University).

Violence and Representation

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 2:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jaclyn Simon (University of Southern California), Ricardo Wilson (University of Southern California)

Epistemic shifts are themselves inherently violent and the uncertainty and instability that these shifts produce frequently elicit a violent response. This seminar intends to put into conversation scholarly works that explore both the representation of violent acts and the violence of representation. We are interested in a diverse conversation across multiple disciplines and seek papers that deal with literary, cinematic, performative or documentary texts.

CFP NeMLA 2012 panel "Food and the French"

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 1:36pm
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Priya Wadhera / Adelphi University
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This panel will be held at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual convention in Rochester, NY taking place from March 15-18, 2012. We seek papers concerning food in French literary works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Proust's madeleine to Barthes' steak frites and Nothomb's chocolat blanc. Whether in fiction or non-fiction, in selected passages or entire œuvres, food plays a pivotal role and we welcome submissions that explore this, allowing us to better savor the works as a whole. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Priya Wadhera, Adelphi University, pw27@columbia.edu.

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 12:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
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Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites session proposals for the 2012 Conference at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., 2-5 August on the conference theme of "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate." We welcome proposals for panels, performances, roundtables, working groups, and alternative formats.

ICFA 2012: The Monstrous Fantastic (deadline October 31)

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 8:37am
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International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts
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ICFA 2012: The Monstrous Fantastic

In his seminal article on Beowulf, J.R.R. Tolkien describes the three monsters of the poem as "essential, fundamentally allied to the underlying ideas of the poem." The Fantastic has many similarly integral monsters and monstrosities. But what do these monsters mean? How does the monstrous signify? The Monstrous Fantastic will explore the many creative and cultural constructions of monstrosity in the arts from monsters of ancient times to monsters of the present and future.

Human/Animal: IMS-Paris symposium, 28-30 June 2012 (proposals due 15 Jan. 2012)

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:20am
full name / name of organization: 
International Medieval Society / Société Internationale des Médiévistes - Paris
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Human / Animal
9th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris
CALL FOR PAPERS

Dates: Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 2012
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2012

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2012 symposium organized around the theme of human/animal in medieval France.

[UPDATE] Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century - Seminar group 10th Oct, 14th Nov, and 12th Dec 2011; London

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 3:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Zoe Roth/Fusako Innami, Comparative Literature Department, King's College London


Please note: the first seminar will now be held on the 10th October (previously on the 17th). All other dates stay the same.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths University), 17th October

'I cannot move without it. I cannot leave it there where it is, so that I, myself, may go elsewhere. I can go to the other end of the world; I can hide in the morning under the covers, make myself as small as possible. I can even let myself melt under the sun at the beach – it will always be there. Where I am. It is here, irreparably; it is never elsewhere. My body' – Michel Foucault

Call for Proposals: Performance Studies Focus Group/ATHE 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 5:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group, Association of Theatre in Higher Education
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Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites session proposals for the 2012 Conference at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., 2-5 August on the conference theme of "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate." We welcome proposals for panels, performances, roundtables, working groups, and alternative formats.

Conference on the Sowell Collection, April 24-26, 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World
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Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World houses the personal papers of the United States' most prominent writers on the natural world. Writing with a profound respect for the grandeur and fierceness of the land, these writers are deeply engaged with questions of land use and the nature of community; the conjunction of scientific and spiritual values; and the fragility of wilderness. In addition to published books, materials available for research purposes include correspondence; drafts of manuscripts; research notebooks; diaries and calendars; and photographs, computer files, and film.

CHARTING THE FUTURE AND THE UNKNOWN IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Phillip John Usher / Barnard College
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CHARTING THE FUTURE AND THE UNKNOWN IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

The twenty-third Medieval and Renaissance Conference at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City.

Saturday December 1, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts sought for potential papers on topics related to "Charting the Future and the Unknown" in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:

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