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Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:30pm
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of 2012. In addition to the "real" end-of-the-world predictions, and perhaps in response to them, our literature and pop culture has spawned innumerable fictions of a future unaccounted for. This unknown future folds back upon our past through historical representations of colonialism's reconfiguration of territory, ownership, and identity. In the present, our cultural climate seems to speak to the end of the material world as we have come to understand it, as we transcend print-based media and move up into the digital media cloud.

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2012 Call for Papers

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:09am
Ole Miss English Graduate Program

The 18th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2012 Faulkner Conference will be available at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.

Modernism, Catastrophe, and Cultural Memory (seminar for ACLA conference, 3/29/12-4/1/12

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:03pm
Joshua Beall

Modernist writing is often marked by the specter of decisive, even catastrophic rupture. But rupture is not equally catastrophic for everybody, and not everybody remembers catastrophe in the same way. Because of nationality, social class, regional affiliation and numerous other factors, events that form a historical rupture are received and remembered differently.

Sports and Nationalism in Latin America

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:54pm
Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste

Call for Contributions

Sports and Nationalism in Latin America

Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste, Robert McKee Irwin, and Juan Poblete (Editors)

Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945, 14-16 June 2012, proposals due 28 Nov 2011

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:41pm
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Call for Papers
Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945

Proposals requested for the 14th Annual Conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
June 14-16, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Professor Elaine Freedgood, English Department,
New York University

The 14th annual Space Between Society Conference invites proposals that consider questions and problems related to the study of material cultures in the years 1914-1945. Please send abstracts (no more than 300 words) along with a short biographical statement to Tamar Katz and Claire Buck at cbuck@wheatonma.edu by 28 November 2011.

Call for Articles for Frame a journal of Visual and Material Culture 15 Nov 2011

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:10pm
FRAME: a journal of visual and material culture

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 November, 2011.

Send all submissions electronically in .doc or .docx format to editor@framejournal.org.

The editors of Frame invite scholarly submissions from a variety of disciplines that engage with visual and/or material culture using unique methodologies. We are particularly attracted to scholarly work that transverses traditional disciplinary boundaries and uses fresh approaches.

XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature, Los Angeles, CA, March 8-9, 2012

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 4:08pm
California State University Dominguez Hills

CALL FOR PAPERS
To be presented at the XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature

California State University Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce that on March 8th and 9th it will host the XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature in conjunction with El Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico. At this symposium we will honor the work of Mexican writer Marcela del Río. We are asking for your cooperation by submitting a paper to be presented at the symposium.

*Suggested topic: Mexican writer Marcela del Río or any other female Hispanic writer, although any paper on Hispanic Literature is welcome.

* Please note that papers to be presented should last only 15 minutes (about 7 double spaced pages).

New Voices: Bodies of Influence

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 3:50pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 2:59pm
Popular Culture Association Deadline December 1, 2011

AFRICAN AMERICAN/AFRICAN CULTURE AREA: Popular Culture Association invites both papers and panels of four papers on any area of Africana including African, Caribbean, Latin American and African American culture, folklore, dance, music(all forms)religion, film, cartoons, literature, and unusual areas, for example black whaling. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011.

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