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[UPDATE] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Brian Jones
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The EEAL (forthcoming from McFarland Press, 2011) aims to provide the first ever sketch of a composite, diachronic and synoptic topography of the American environmental imagination, beginning with the first visitors to the 'New World', and ending with major contemporary authors.

The EEAL is seeking contributors for remaining entries, either on overtly 'environmental' works or on major American authors, in poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction, whose work continues to exert a profound influence on America's sense of, and attitude toward, the environment.

Once and Future Kings? The Return of King Arthur in the Post-medieval World

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS?
THE RETURN OF KING ARTHUR IN THE POST-MEDIEVAL WORLD
Session Sponsored by The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
For the 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH)
20-21 April 2011
Proposals by 12/1/11

Savagism and Civilization- Friday October 14, 2011

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies
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"Savagism" and Civilization

"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

The 6th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2011)

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Khalifa University, Infonomics Society
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The 6th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2011) is Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE UAE Computer Chapter. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.

The topics in ICITST-2011 include but are not confined to the following areas:

CFP: Participations Special Issue: Music and Audiences

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Lucy Bennett, Cardiff University
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Participations Special Issue: Music and Audiences

Proposals are sought for a special issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies on music and audiences. The theme of this issue will be an examination of the music audience from a range of perspectives, with both theoretical and empirical research welcomed on all aspects of music and reception. The issue would also particularly be interested in proposals that consider music audiences in the context of debates over technology and the Internet, and in articles which focus on issues of genre, different music fan cultures, or the specifics and particularities of music audiences, due to contexts such as sexuality, generation or nationality.

[UPDATE]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Philament / University of Sydney
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[Please note extended date (May 31) for submissions on the theme of Time.]

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion (AMSN Symposium; 6-7th February 2012)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 9:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Australian Modernist Studies Network

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion

Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Group and the
School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney

Date: 6th – 7th February 2012
Venue: Grace Hotel, Sydney

Confirmed keynote: Professor Gail Jones (Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney); other keynote speakers to be advised.
Abstracts due: 15 August 2011

Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Meera Atkinson - Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney
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Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect

We are soliciting previously unpublished articles or essays for an edited collection on the topic of trauma in relation to writing, image and affect. Trauma theory has both widened and deepened its scope since it rose to prominence within Holocaust Studies, while the "affective turn" has produced work of significant value and considerable controversy in multiple disciplines, as well as being an emerging theory within creative practice disciplines. Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect explores the intersections between trauma and affect and the possibilities, potentials and problems of bringing these two theoretical realms together, with a particular focus on their operations in writing and image.

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (5/31/2011)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
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The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

The Digital Futures of Marxism (SAMLA, November 2011)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 3:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Walter Kalaidjian
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This panel will consider the force of digitization and new social media on Marxist theory and practice as well as, conversely, the force of Marxism on digital media theory and practice. What are the challenges, opportunities, and limits of the new social media in transforming the revolutionary subjects and sites of recent social movements, emergent multitudes, and virtual communities that gather strength from and part company with Marxism? How do digital archives, digital scholarship, and digital aesthetic practices in the age of hyper-capitalism advance and constrain the promise of a Marxist future to come?

[UPDATE] Popular Romance in the New Millennium: November 10-11, 2011

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 3:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Pamela Regis
contact email: 

McDaniel College

and

The Nora Roberts Foundation

are proud to sponsor

Popular Romance in the New Millennium

An International Conference

November 10-11, 2011
Westminster, Maryland*

Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2011

Keynote address: Professor Mary Bly/NYT Bestseller Eloisa James

The popular romance has come of age.

Almost four decades ago, with the publication of The Flame and the Flower, the boom in North American romance publication began. Three decades ago major critical work on the popular romance began to appear.

"Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public" - United States Military Academy, April 19-21, 2012

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
United States Military Academy Department of English and Philosophy

Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public
West Point, New York
April 19-21, 2012

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of William Faulkner's historic visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he made one of his last public appearances, the USMA Department of English and Philosophy hosts its second-ever William Faulkner conference. We invite proposals for twenty-minute panel papers, for organized panels, and for roundtable sessions or discussions.

Mad Men, Women and Children: Gender and Generation in Mad Men (collection; 6/15/11)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Batty and Heather Marcovitch, Red Deer College

We are seeking submissions for an essay collection on AMC's Mad Men dealing specifically with gender and/or intergenerational identities. Topics can include, but are not limited to: the intersections of sexual, racial and gender identities; representations of childhood; women in the office and/or at home; early second-wave feminism; masculinity and femininity in the culture of advertising; and the relationship between gender or generation in the 1960s and the show's contemporary revisioning of such issues.

Reading as Interplay--Special Session Panel at MMLA (Abstracts due: June 3, 2011)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Banister Quynn
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Aligned with MMLA's 2011 Convention theme "Play...no, Seriously," this panel is interested in the ways performative or experimental criticism can meet the challenges of reading innovative literary texts. We are particularly interested in the interplay between critical reading and writing on self-reflexive and minor texts that resist normative critical practices.

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