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CFP: Paranormal Mysteries (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 3:10pm
Clues: A Journal of Detection

Submission deadline: December 29, 2011
Guest editor: A. B. Emrys (University of Nebraska–Kearney)

Paranormal mysteries often feature the usual suspects (ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and so forth) but also branch into the gothic, spirituality (as in Tony Hillerman's skinwalkers, Michael Gruber's shaman trilogy), and other magic realism, as well as biochemical transformation (as in the Relic series) and a wide variety of mystery hybrids with horror and dark fantasy. For this theme issue of _Clues_, potential contributors are urged to think outside the normal boxes. Thematic analysis might include (but is not limited to):

Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth October 4,5,6 2012

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:24pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Twenty years after his death, Northrop Frye, the author of Fearful Symmetry and Anatomy of Criticism, continues to be one of the most read and the most quoted of literary critics. His attention to form, specifically to genre and mode, and his understanding of literature as a totality have directly influenced two later generations of critics, including Hayden White Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti. In order to celebrate this ongoing legacy, the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Frye's home throughout his career, have organized a three-day symposium in his honour.

Non-Theatrical Films during World War II (Boston: Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 3/21/12 to 3/25/12)

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:33pm
Dr. Douglas A. Cunningham

This panel will explore the production and use of non-theatrical films during World War II. Such films might include: films produced for military training; films produced by the Office of War Information or other federal, state, corporate, religious, educational, or non-profit agencies; non-theatrical films produced by and within other countries; or even home movies produced for public consumption.

Making Meaning: Language, Rhetoric, and the Power of Access - Deadline for Submissions: 7/15/2011

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:19pm
Language and Rhetorical Studies Group

Contemporary theories of discourse remind us that language functions in a reflexive relationship with social realities. Language in use can either give or deny access to individuals and communities, and to the cultural values and institutions of power that shape the ways meaning is made. As a result, we can use linguistic and rhetorical analyses to uncover, uphold, dismantle, or reshape structures of power. This conference encourages us to think about the ways that language and rhetoric function in a complex political and social world.

CFP: Rupkatha Journal: Hierachical Economies, Globalization, Terrorism

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 9:36am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Call for Papers Hierachical EconomiesRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (Volume 3, Number 3,ISSN 0975-2935, www.rupkatha.com)

Hierarchical Economies
Globalization
Terrorism

Editors
Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Editorial)
Reynaldo Thompson (Latin American Section and Creative Section)
Tarun Tapas Mukherjee (Asian Section)

Fresno: A History of Burdens; A Future of Opportunities

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 7:08am
Dr. A. Sameh El Kharbawh; California State University, Fresno

Much of the recent debate on the development of urban downtowns in the U.S. has focused on two sets of interrelated questions: one focusing on their raison d'être in an era of economic deindustrialization, population decentralization and globalization; the other on the identities, cultures, make-up and development of their constituent communities.

The World to Come—International Short Story Collection—Due Date for Stories: 29 February 2012

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:56pm
Dr Om Dwivedi & Dr Patrick West

A CALL FOR SHORT STORIES

INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY COLLECTION

THE WORLD TO COME

All writing anticipates the future if only because it presupposes the reception it will receive there. The very notion of reading compels writing to speak of the world it is destined to inhabit—the world to come. Even those writers who write only of the past still end up producing shadowy forms of the future.

GeekGirlPower: Can't Stop the Signal (Seattle, Oct 8-9 2011) Deadline June 27, 2011

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:34pm
Karen Burrows / GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of and engaging in dialogue about the contributions of girls and women in the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming, blogging, and related Geek culture. Their first annual convention will be held in Seattle on 8 and 9 October 2011 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms.

In keeping with the themes of the con, this panel will examine where we've been, how far we've come, and how much further we have yet to go in terms of feminist representation in Geek culture. The panel co-opts the Serenity catchphrase "can't stop the signal" to represent the breadth of geek girl presence as well as the fact that we are no longer willing to let our voices go unheard.

CFP: NeMLA 2012: Short German Prose Texts in 18th and 19th Century: Authors, audiences, genres (9/30/11; 3/14-3/18/12)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:02am
Jessica Riviere

Call for Papers

Short German Prose Texts in 18th and 19th Century: Authors, audiences, genres

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Final CFP : NOMe-IoT 2011 (Beijing, Sept. 18, 2011. Deadline: June 21, 2011)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 10:29am
ACM

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS [DEADLINE EXTENSION UNTIL JUNE 21]
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NOMe-IoT 2011
International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories for the Internet of Things

[UPDATE] GLBTQ Studies - MAP/ACA 2011 @ Philadelphia (11/3 – 11/5)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:43am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association - MAP/ACA

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels, television, theater, theory, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.

Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:

*HIV/AIDS in Erotic Culture
*GLBTQ Romance Novels
*HIV/AIDS in Popular Culture
*GLBTQ Television Representation
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels

Emergent Theories of Life Writing, March 15-18, 2012 (Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 3:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Panel Name: "Emergent Theories of Life Writing"

Autobiography, memoir, and related forms of life writing have long been losing their status as second-class members of the literary canon and as more and more women and other marginalized voices are being heard via these forms, it becomes incumbent upon serious literary theorists to craft coherent and cohesive theories of life narratives.

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