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Writing Difference: Nationalism, Literature and Identity | Abstract Deadline 15 May

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anindya Bhattacharya

CFP: Writing Difference: Nationalism, Literature and Identity

Deadline for submission of Abstract: May 15, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

for an edited volume of articles entitled Writing Difference: Nationalism, Literature and Identity

PERSPECTIVES OF THE BOOK

Since the nineteenth century, Nationalism has remained one of the most powerful forces in the history of ideas both for celebratory and polemical reasons, having been hailed as much as an ideology of emancipation and integration as a spectre of fragmentation and belligerence. It has given birth to some most impassioned writings in world literature both creative and theoretical.

Bibliography and Textual Studies: The American Civil War (5/12/2011)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 1:56pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association’s permanent section on Bibliography and Textual Studies
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As the United States begins observing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Midwest Modern Language Association's permanent section on Bibliography and Textual Studies welcomes paper proposals for a panel or group of panels on Civil War and war-related topics. The permanent section traditionally explores points of intersection between the literary studies and history of the book disciplines. Proposals for 2011 should merge the permanent section's disciplinary and theoretical focus with the historical frame of the war itself, the build up to the war, abolitionism, emancipation, Reconstruction, veterans of the Civil War, memorializing the war, or another closely related topic.

Environmental Rhetoric: Ecologies of Place

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 2:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Peter Goggin / Arizona State University
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Call for Proposals
for a collection

Environmental Rhetoric: Ecologies of Place

Peter N. Goggin, editor

Whatever a sustainable society may be, it must be built on the most realistic view of the human condition possible. Whatever the perspectives of its founders, it must be resilient enough to tolerate the stresses of human recalcitrance.
--David Orr

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
--Aldo Leopold

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
--Confucius

JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies: 30 June 2011

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 12:35am
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

• The prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging researchers who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
• There is a cash prize.
• The winning entry will be published in JNZL 29 (2011).
• The prize is open internationally.
• Entries are judged anonymously.
• Entries are judged by the International Advisory Board of JNZL. Judging is by majority decision.
• The adjudicating panel reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.
• Non-winning essays may be considered for publication in JNZL in the usual way.

GRIDLOCK, October 14-15, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 8:15pm
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Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University | Hosted at the AC Institute, New York, NY
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For our 2nd Annual Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, we invite submissions that explore the possibilities of Gridlock.

Keynote: Eugene Thacker, Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School

Indian Popular Culture MPCA/ACA (5/2/11; Milwaukee, WI 10/14-16/11

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 6:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Indian Popular Culture
CALL FOR PAPERS

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2011

The Indian Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Milwaukee, WI from 14-16 October, 2011.

[UPDATE] Emergence(s): A Rhetoric Symposium

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 6:00pm
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The Rhetoric Society of Old Dominion University (RSODU)

Emergence(s): A Rhetoric Symposium

Featuring Anne Wysocki as keynote speaker

July 12-13, 2011

The Rhetoric Society of Old Dominion University (RSODU) is excited to be hosting our first symposium this summer, with support from the Rhetoric Society of America. The symposium will be held on July 12th and 13th at Old Dominion University and will also be available online for participants at a distance. We invite everyone who is interested in the recent development and interdisciplinary expansion of our field to join with us in exploring these areas and their influences at this year's symposium.

Angels and Demons: in Contemporary Film and Television DUE May 6th, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:20pm
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South Atlantic Modern Langauge Association (SAMLA
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Contemporary re-imaginings of angelic and demonic creatures/characters tend to re-imagine the traditional Biblical roles in such complex and interesting ways. This panel seeks to examine the current film and television depictions of these figures.

As interest has increased recently in the idea of "Revelations," so has the portrayal of angels and demons in the film genre. Additionally, as the lines between good and evil blur in modern works due to the way in which current culture defines these terms, the often strict interpretation of angels as "good" and demons as "bad" have become somewhat ambiguous. Papers should focus on any aspect of angelic or demon depictions, including possession, in contemporary films.


East Asian Film Stars

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Salford University

Call for Contributions to Collection of Essays

East Asian Film Stars
Editors: Leung Wing-Fai & Andy Willis

DEADLINE April 30th, 2011; Twilight series (books and film) 2011 MPCA/ACA; October 14-16, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 2:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twilight series (books and film) 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011, Tthe Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deadline: April 30, 2011

The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for our upcoming 2011 Conference on papers and panels relating to the Twilight series.

IREC 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 12:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
CMERP ENIS, University of Sfax Tunisia
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The International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners around the world on recent developments in the fields of renewable energy. The congress consists of plenary sessions, oral sessions and poster presentations.

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