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Extended Deadline Humanism at Large conference 15th May

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:54am
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University College Falmouth/Exeter University

Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

This conference is intended to provide a forum for those teaching and researching in Humanities disciplines to explore the current state of of the Humanist project in light of current shifts in global knowledge economies. The title, echoing the title of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, signals our focus on the relation between universities, global economies and local identities.

[Update] ADAPTATIONS - Deadline 5-15-11

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 11:05pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,

[UPDATE] NEASA Conference at Plimoth Plantation, 11/4-11/5/2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:51pm
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New England American Studies Association Conference

Dear Colleague,

I'm writing you as the current President of the New England American Studies Association, to invite you and your colleagues and students to attend our fall 2011 conference, on "American Mythologies: Creating, Re-creating, and Resisting National Narratives." The conference will be held at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th. The program features:

1) 24 scholarly panels that cover a rich and diverse range of topics, from war and religion to the body and transnational narratives; the visual arts and literature to pop culture and film.

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference - Proposals due June 30, 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 3:53pm
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MFA Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts

Call for Proposals

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference
Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology

School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 3, 2011
http://artcriticism.sva.edu/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194379380606817

Proposals due June 30, 2011 to critical.information.sva@gmail.com

Rethinking the Seasons: New Approaches to Nature: abstracts due 17 June 2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Transformations
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Cultural Studies is not very good at thinking about the place of nature in today's technologically mediated life as it's mainly concerned with "constructivism" or the production of cultural objects, identities and affects. Nature always comes to foil such things, exceeding them, breaking them down, returning them to the earth. The problem is how to "think" nature in this context. And how does this thinking of nature help us to relate to the sciences, with their particular way of thinking of nature as objectified, managed environment.

The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology - Call for Paper Abstracts (June 15 deadline)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:18pm
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Dr. Ajay Gehlawat/ Sonoma State University
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Winner of numerous awards and the epicenter of multiple controversies, Danny Boyle's 2008 film, Slumdog Millionaire, has fueled numerous debates regarding its depictions of India and the slum, its references to Bollywood, its global circulation and success, and its reception by critics and audiences alike. This edited collection proposes to compile a selection of essays addressing the multiple aspects of Slumdog Millionaire, including but not limited to the following themes:
1. Slumdog's aesthetics and its representations of poverty
2. The use of allegory in Slumdog
3. Slumdog's connections to Bollywood
4. Slumdog's stars and child actors
5. The global success of Slumdog

Visual Rhetoric in the Art and Design College 4Cs 2010 (St Louis)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:38pm
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Susanna Kelly Engbers/Kendal College of Art and Design
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Visual Rhetoric in the Art and Design College

Taking "gateway" as its key metaphor, the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication invites us to consider the ways in which various modes of communication are "becoming new rhetorical and informational gateways." Visual communication is one such mode that most composition instructors in 2012 are dealing with in some fashion, but for those of us who teach rhetoric and writing at art and design colleges, this process is particularly complex.

2011 SAMLA Session (abstracts by May 31): Avant-Garde Modernity: Revolutions in Poetry and Art from Romanticism to Postmodernism

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:35pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association special session, Nov 4-6 in Atlanta
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This session will explore the theory and historiography of avant-garde artistic practices in literature and the visual arts. Papers tracing various lines of avant-garde lineage and intersections of poetics and art-making practices outside of the traditional delineations of the historical avant-garde are welcome, as well as papers that redefine the avant-garde as such, argue for the possibility or impossibility of a contemporary "avant-garde," examine the relationship of Modernity and/or Modernism with avant-gardism, or theorize the implications of the historical avant-garde for contemporary literary and artistic practice, criticism, and scholarship.

Call for submissions for an edited volume "Sex and the Nation State: An Interdisciplinary Perspective"

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:32am
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Robert Lopez, PhD
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Call for papers for an edited volume "Sex and the Nation State: An Interdisciplinary Perspective"

Deadline for abstract submissions: June 30, 2011
Deadline for final papers: September 30, 2011

We are creating an edited volume of essays focusing on the intersection of gender and national security. All disciplines are welcome to submit. Preference will be given to essays that specifically address the topic as it relates to current issues of gender and sexuality in today's climate of national security.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:24am
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University of Central Oklahoma
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LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2011
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 26, 2011
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2011

150 WORD ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

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