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Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

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Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 12:35pm
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

Recent work in film history has deemphasized broad national frameworks for criticism and analysis, proposing instead studies that center on more localized interactions with films and with cinema culture at large. Richard Maltby, Daniel Biltereyst and Philippe Meers (2011) define this "new cinema history" as work that analyzes "the circulation and consumption of film and examines cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange."

Space and Spatiality: Public, Private, and Hybrid Third Spaces

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:35pm
Sura P. Rath, Journal of Contemporary Thought

The Journal of Contemporary Thought invites submissions for its forthcoming issue on "Space and Spatiality: Public, Private, and Hybrid Third Spaces" expected to come out this fall. The journal seeks innovative theoretical readings of familiar topics. The concept of space, for example, may be approached from a geographic or a psychological or a physiological perspective. Some papers may consider real space, virtual space, or even imaginary space--space as as a given, or space as a construct--or even deconstruct the whole notion of space. Others may approach space as a point of social/cultural contrast for identity formation and self-definition.

Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 4:28pm
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs CCWWP

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs CCWWP Conference 2012
Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice
Humber Lakeshore Campus, Toronto
Thursday, May 10th – Sunday, May 13th , 2012
Keynote Speakers: Joseph Boyden, Nicole Brossard, David Fenza, Erin Mouré, Yvette Nolan, and Tim O'Brien

Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 4:06pm
Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary

DURRELL 2012: THE LAWRENCE DURRELL CENTENARY

13 JUNE 2012 – 18 JUNE 2012

GOODENOUGH COLLEGE :: LONDON
THE BRITISH LIBRARY :: LONDON

The year 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990).

A celebrated novelist, poet, and travel writer, Durrell is most remembered for the novels comprising The Alexandria Quartet (1957 – 1960), along with a trio of island books, Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corcyra (1945), Reflections on a Marine Venus: A Companion to the Landscape of Rhodes (1953), and Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (1957).

(Con)Figurations of Citizenship in Caribbean Literature

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 12:19pm
North East MLA - Rochester, March 2012

This panel will examine citizenship as a trope and a problem in Caribbean literature. Papers discussing texts from the late-colonial through the contemporary moment are welcome, as are papers (in English) on texts from across the Caribbean's several linguistic communities. Submissions that promise to explicitly interrogate the role of the transnational in figurations of Caribbean citizenship are particularly encouraged. Please send 250-300 word abstracts in body of email to Rachel Mordecai, mordecai@english.umass.edu.

Call for Submissions: Global Dialogues (12.Sept.2011)

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 12:11pm
Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature invites submissions to Issue 2.1 (Jan 2012) describing the participation of literary works in the global intersection of languages and literatures, groups and cultures. Comparative articles emphasizing literary criticism, cultural theory or book history are welcome.

Call for Creative Submission for SAMLA (November 2011)

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:06am
Komal Patel (Kennesaw State University)

This panel will highlight 21st century confessional responses in the following genres: memoir, nonfiction, and poetry. Participants will read their creative work in the aforementioned genres. Please submit a sample of five poems or 7-10 pages of prose as an attachment to Komal Patel, Kennesaw State University, at kpatel42@kennesaw.edu. The following information should also accompany each submission: name, title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address(es), and phone number(s). Submissions will be accepted until June 29, 2011.

NeMLA March 15-18 2012 Panel: Feminist Revisions of the Sacred (DEADLINE Sept. 30th 2011)

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:50pm
Jill Neziri/ Fordham University

As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries. In late 20th century America, second wave feminists seized upon this strategy as they sought to locate and emphasize women's roles in history, literature, mythology and sacred traditions. In particular, many feminists utilized the practice of revisionism as a means of coming to terms with the sacred and of carving out a place in both traditional and non-traditional religions for a women-centered spirituality. This panel focuses on feminist revisions of the sacred in 20th century American literature.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:06pm
Essais

Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines. There is no length max or minimum, but we would like the article to be of an appropriate academic length. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)

Interviews with Native American/Indigenous Filmmakers/directors/producers

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 11:05am
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions of substantive interviews with new Native American/Indigenous filmmakers/directors/producers for a special issue that will include a dvd containing shorts or clips from work by those interviewed. Post Script encourages original interviews in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from filmmakers, scholars and academics, curators, teachers and the like.

The Apocalypse in Literature and Film

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:47am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

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