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Open Call for Papers for the Inaugural Issue of Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:38am
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Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities



Ellipsis... is an online, peer reviewed journal that can be viewed here: http://ellipsis.mooreworks.net

Ellipsis... was founded at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and functions as an independent, international, undergraduate humanities research journal.



Ellipsis... is currently launching its first volume and is looking for papers from undergraduates and those who have graduated within the last year.



Ellipsis... provides undergraduates with a place to publish, a place to learn, explore, and discuss new ways of looking at research.



Call for papers - Studia theodisca - 28/04/2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:27am
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Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature - http://users.unimi.it/austheod/Studia_theodisca.pdf

Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Call for Papers
From the next issue on "Studia theodisca" will become an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS (Open Journal Systems).
The international character of the journal will be emphasized by the breadth of its Editorial Board and by the commitment to publish essays not only in German and Italian, but also in English and other European languages.
Suggestions and proposals for publication are welcome!
Scholars wishing to submit their essays should send their texts to the Editor:

The Platonic Invention of "the Closet" - Panel Discussion, May 28 (deadline May 13)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:36pm
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Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group

THE PLATONIC INVENTION OF THE CLOSET:
A Panel Discusson of *Plato or Paul?:
The Origins of Western Homophobia*
with Theodore W. Jennings, Jr.

Chicago, IL; Northwestern University Law School

The Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group will hold a roundtable discussion on Theodore Jennings' recent text, *Plato or Paul?: The Origins of Western Homophobia* (Pilgrim Press, 2009) at the upcoming Queertopia! Conference at the Northwestern University Law School in downtown Chicago on May 28-29th, to which Professor Jennings will be a respondent.

Collection of Essays exploring Lois Lane (1st of August 2011)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:34pm
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Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.
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Collection of essays exploring the character Lois Lane from the DC Superman Universe.

Did you ever wonder about the woman behind Superman? The woman who supports him and without whom one of America's favourite heroes would be unable to fulfil his destiny? Rightly so! And yet, there is no work that examines this central figure in the Superman universe.

[UPDATE] 2nd Call of Expressions of Interest for 'Into the Archive: J. M. Coetzee and His Precursors' (13.5.2011)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 8:05pm
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University of Leeds & Univeristy of York, UK

Into the Archive: J. M. Coetzee and His Precursors

University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 28th June, 2011

Plenary:
Prof. Carrol Clarkson (University of Cape Town, ZA)

Speakers:
Prof. Derek Attridge (University of York, GB)
Dr Lucy Graham (Stellenbosch University, ZA)
Dr Patrick Hayes (St John's College Oxford, GB)
Dr Andrew van der Vlies (Queen Mary, University of London, GB)
Dr Samuel Durrant (University of Leeds, GB)
Prof. Chull Wang (Chonbuk National University, KR)
Mr Peter Bergsma (Vertalershuis | Translators' House, NL)

Second Call for Expressions of Interest

MAPACA: Popular Culture & Philadelphia Panels; Philadelphia, PA, 11/03/11-11/05/11 (Submissions Due 6/15/11)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:35pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Popular Culture and Philadelphia

Conference organizers encourage submissions that focus on the popular culture of our host city, Philadelphia. A city of great diversity from the time of its founding more than three centuries ago, Philadelphia has been a trend-setter but also a follower of cultural trends. What is distinctive about Philadelphia's popular culture? How has Philadelphia made an impact on American popular culture? All areas of interest are welcome, and proposals that highlight Philadelphia sites and collections are encouraged.

Poetic Iterations of Middle Eastern Vulnerability - SAMLA, proposal deadline: May 30, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:01pm
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Alina Gharabegian
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Adopting as a first premise the existence of affective differences underlying the Middle Eastern and Western literary traditions, this panel undertakes the exegetical work of interpreting works from the Middle East to posit a new approach to poeticized vulnerability. Papers will track the possibilities for a new conceptualization of "vulnerability" as reflected in Middle Eastern poetry—one that eludes past epistemologies by opening unforeseen territories of experience. Here, individuated, subjective sensation and its formulation are transformed into the universalized, the cosmic, the infinite and boundless: poeticized iterations of humankind's continual indefensibility.

[UPDATE] Of Bread and Blood: Essays on The Hunger Games Trilogy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 6:22pm
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Mary Pharr (Florida Southern College) and Leisa A. Clark (University of South Florida)

Twenty-first century culture has a particular focus on re-imagining and popularizing established narrative genres, a reinvestment of canonical material in postmodern clothing. The next step in the postmodern reinvestment of the epic has now been taken. In 2008, the year after the Harry Potter series concluded in print, Suzanne Collins published The Hunger Games, the first novel in a trilogy that not only invokes the complexity of the epic spirit but also convincingly demonstrates the ambiguity of action--any action--within the hellish context of war.

Flee Immediately Interactive Media Journal

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 6:09pm
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Flee Immediately!

Flee Immediately!
A forum for new and critical ideas that explore, contest and perhaps even change ideas around 'Interactive Media' needs your submissions!

M/MLA Panel: Playing with Current Concerns in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:28pm
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Kristi McDuffie
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The current popularity of The Hunger Games Trilogy has brought young adult dystopian fiction to the forefront of both readers' and scholars' minds this year. Yet this genre has always produced innovative novels that reflect contemporary hopes and fears in their playful (and often violent) explorations of the future. Many authors use potential future worlds to comment upon contemporary concerns, including the loss of literacy, gender roles, political participation, and more. Presenters are invited to submit papers that consider how authors explore current issues in future dystopian and utopian worlds and what those predictions reveal about perceptions of young adults today.

Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:03pm
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2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES in Popular Culture
2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(Extended) CFP Deadline: May 15, 2011
More information for the conference is available at: http://www.mpcaaca.org

The Queer Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference, held October 14-16, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2011 World Picture Conference on "Distance"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:37pm
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University of Toronto/World Picture
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2011 World Picture Conference
October 21-22
University of Toronto

distance

Keynote speakers:

Lorenz Engell, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of distance. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

[UPDATE] North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium 23rd June 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:02am
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James Smith

Registration is now open for the inaugural North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium, a one-day event to be held at John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, Thursday 23rd June 2011

A keynote lecture will be given by Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex), author of The Uncanny, How to Read Shakespeare, After Derrida and Quilt

Registration fee: £10/£5 for students

To express interest please email

renaissance.drama@manchester.ac.uk

Registration ends Friday 10th June

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