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Think Art: An Interdisciplinary Conference October 14-15 Keynote Speaker Prof. Daniel Schacter, Harvard University's Memory Lab

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:01am
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ThinkArt Boston University

Think Art is a conference for the interdisciplinary exploration of the fine arts through the humanities and sciences. Through panel discussions and an exhibition of artwork, Think Art will provide a crucial meeting point for scholars and artists and encourages a cross-disciplinary approach to learning and talking about art.

This year's topic is the investigation of self through the construction, management, and manipulation of memory. How does the individual—and society—remember? We are actively seeking papers and artwork that explore memory through a specific discourse or a cross-disciplinary perspective, but will also consider submissions based on other topics.

VOLUME 4 KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:22am
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GERRI KIMBER/ KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 4 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

on the theme of

'Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic'

Submissions are sought on the following:

• Critical articles on the theme of this issue: 'Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic'

• Creative pieces – poetry and prose with a connection to Katherine Mansfield

• Book reviews with a connection to Katherine Mansfield

"Film I: The Appropriation of Childhood in Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Cinema" (MMLA, Nov. 3-6, 2011 - St. Louis)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:41am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In keeping with the 2011 MMLA informal convention theme of "Play…No, Seriously," the Film I panel invites papers on the topic of the appropriation of children and childhood tropes to examine, critique, or subvert cinematic and cultural conventions in horror, fantasy, and science fiction films. Possible avenues for exploration include how vampiric, demonic, otherworldly, robotic, or deformed children prey on conceptions of innocence and vulnerability within the film narrative and the viewing audience.

[UPDATE] [DEADLINE EXTENDED] SCMLA Bibliographic and Textual Studies Panel

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 10:41pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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NEW DEADLINE: Friday, April 1

SCMLA's 68th Annual Convention
Hot Springs, Arkansas
October 27-29, 2011

We welcome 15-20 minute papers related to: textual studies; bibliography; history of the book; authorship; rare books; pedagogy; paratextuality; publishing history; circulation and reader reception; and books and texts as material objects.

Send your 500 word abstract or complete paper by email to John Evans: evansj@smu.edu

For more information about the conference: http://www.southcentralmla.org/67th-annual-conference/

(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean, Oct. 21-22, 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 10:33pm
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Graduate Student Organization, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh

Keynote speaker:
Catherine Walsh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

With the emergence of subaltern and postcolonial studies over the past quarter century, scholars have increasingly shifted attention to the political, epistemic, and poetic force of indigenous and Afro-descendent communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nonetheless, the potential analogies and resonances between the worldviews, textualities, and recurrent political struggles of these populations remain largely overlooked and underexplored.

Tooth and Claw: Shapeshifters in Popular Culture - Essay Collection - abstracts due June 1

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 6:49pm
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Margo Collins
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This proposed collection seeks essays on any aspect of shapeshifters in film, fiction, online, even architecture. We are interested in essays dealing with any time period or genre. We welcome contributions from all disciplines. Please send 500-word abstracts and 1-page CVs to Margo Collins at collinsm@trine.edu. Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2011.

DEADLINE EXTENDED SCMLA 2011: French Literature II (1600-1850)

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:34pm
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Cristian Bratu

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II 1600-1850 (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The regular session on French literature (1600-1850) invites papers on an open topic. Please send 500-word abstracts or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by APRIL 15, 2011.

[UPDATE: Deadline] Son of Classics and Comics) Abstracts: APRIL 15, 2011; Contributions: Sep 1, 2011)

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:15pm
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George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall

[Please note: proposals deadline extended to April 15, 2011]

Son of Classics and Comics
Edited by George Kovacs (Trent University) and
C.W. Marshall (University of British Columbia)

Proposals are invited for chapters examining the ancient world in comics and related media for an edited volume to be entitled Son of Classics and Comics.

Tom Lea Month Call For Papers Deadline April 15, 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 2:47pm
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Tom Lea Institute
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The Tom Lea Institute, the El Paso Times, and the University of Texas El Paso will sponsor four papers to be presented during Tom Lea Month in El Paso. The institute invites proposals on subjects related to the life and works of Tom Lea (1907-2010), whose legacy is celebrated in his hometown every October. Papers will be presented on October 24-25. Those selected will receive a $500 stipend, travel, and one night's lodging. The call is cross-disciplinary.

Aesthetics / Class / Worlds (October 14-15, 2011)

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 1:50pm
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Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota

Aesthetics / Class / Worlds
2nd Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
October 14-15, 2011

Popular Romance in the New Millennium: November 10-11, 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 7:38am
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Dr. Pamela Regis/McDaniel College
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McDaniel College

is proud to sponsor

Popular Romance in the New Millennium

An International Conference

November 10-11, 2011
Westminster, Maryland*

Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2011

The popular romance has come of age.

Almost four decades ago, with the publication of The Flame and the Flower, the boom in North American romance publication began. Three decades ago major critical work on the popular romance began to appear.

"Cultivating Human-Animal Relations Through Poetic Form" (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011)

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 7:01am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Symposium on John Wilkinson's The Lyric Touch, 23 June 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:12am
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Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex
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The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents an event devoted to the discussion of John Wilkinson's collection of essays, The Lyric Touch (Salt 2007). The aim of the event is to promote critical attention upon an important book, and to generate discussion and reflection in an atmosphere more focused than is possible in a larger conference. John Wilkinson will be attending and responding to contributors' papers.

We welcome proposals for papers of around 20 minutes in length dealing with any aspect of The Lyric Touch, its critical methodologies, its readings of individual poets and poems, or its relationship to its author's poetry. Ideas for panels are also welcome.

Composition Exercise Book - The Write Book

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Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 10:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Russ Brickey
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The Write Book

FORM: Composition exercise book (not a reader!) tentatively title The Write Book. We are putting together a collection of exercises to be used as an aid to instructors in the high school or college composition classroom.

PREMISE: This should be a practical, hands-on collection of exercises that instructors of composition—especially but not limited to TAs in their first years of teaching—can use live in the classroom. This is not a reader (which there are plenty of already) but a handbook much like "The Practice of Poetry" in which poets share their best writing prompts and in-class exercises. This is meant to be an aid to class work; a workbook for students will be designed to accompany the text.

Studies in Australasian Cinema

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Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 10:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Lambert, Macquarie University

Studies in Australasian Cinema is an international refereed scholarly journal devoted to the cinema of, and film scholarship from, the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. We would like to announce a call for papers for the following issues:

Issue 5.3 (Dec 2011): Cities and Australasian Film and Television

Issue 6.1 (Apr 2012): Imaging Religion and Spirituality

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