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[SECOND UPDATE] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:17am
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Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.

4Cs Panel: The Affective Turn in Composition

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 9:50pm
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Julie Nelson / UW-Milwaukee
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The affective turn in the humanities continues to reverberate in the field of rhetoric and composition. Like the linguistic and cultural turns before it, the affective turn gives rise to new kinds of scholarship, namely studies of emotion, affect, the body, performance, animal ethics, etc. While this turn has spurred several waves of scholarship on emotion and affect in composition, it often remains on the periphery of our field. Though many scholars have argued that affect/emotion give us a new framework or approach to the field, there have been few comprehensive studies of how theories of affect/emotion have been invoked thus far and how they remain to be invoked.

CFP - Reading Bodies, Reflecting Theory Special Issue - Submission Date 1 July 2011

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 9:24pm
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Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Criticism and Theory - Memorial University
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Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Criticism and Theory invites submissions for a special issue to be published Fall 2011. This issue, Reading Bodies, Reflecting Theory, welcomes papers from various and diverse perspectives on corporeality and embodiment as explored in the humanities. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

- bodies as text
- queer bodies
- disabled bodies
- bodies on screen and in print
- historical approaches to bodies
- gendered bodies
- blogged bodies
- fat positive bodies
- eco bodies
- colonialism and corporeality
- embodied ethics
- corporeal consumption
- theoretical bodies or bodies in theory
- inconvenient bodies

[UPDATE]-- MPCA/ACA Southern Lit/ Culture Area, Oct 14-16, Milwaukee

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 8:43pm
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Midwest Pop Culture and American Culture Conference
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct 14- Sunday, Oct 16.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR works about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion
- Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art
- Television, including True Blood and Justified

CFP - THE ALMANAC: ASPECTS OF A GLOBAL GENRE (10/20-21/2011)

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 3:17pm
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Professor Sandro Jung/Ghent University
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While existing, published research on the almanac as an ephemeral annual publication has focused on a range of important characteristic features, it has not offered a comprehensive account that embeds the form within the changing print cultural contexts that determined its particular uses and material production. Above all, no global account of the almanac has been attempted yet, despite the fact that it was widely popular in Europe from the late Renaissance to the nineteenth century, especially in such formats as the muses' or comic almanacs of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Crossing Borders and Queer Styles (Abstracts due: 5/8/2011)

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 8:25pm
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Session for 2011 UCLA Queer Studies Conference
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Conference: UCLA's 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference
Panel Topic: Crossing Borders and Queer Styles
Location: University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dates: October 14th to 15th 2011 (Abstracts Due: May 8th 2011)

Early Call for Potential Book Chapter Contributors for "Stories of Complicated Grief"

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 2:31pm
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Dr. Eric D. Miller, Kent State University at East Liverpool

Early Call for Potential Book Chapter Contributors for "Stories of Complicated Grief"

Complicated grief (sometimes known as prolonged grief disorder) is generally viewed as a form of grief that affects a subset of those who have lost a loved one. Such individuals tend to have more severe grief reactions such as intense yearning and longing for the deceased, not accepting the death, feeling numb, angry, bleak, or agitated about oneself or life, and not trusting others (e.g., Prigerson & Maciejewski, 2005). While there is not an absolute consensus about this point, some scholars and clinicians believe that this form of grief should be recognized as its own unique mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).

World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2011)

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 12:59pm
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Infonomics Society
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Notification and Preliminary Call for Papers

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2011) is a multidisciplinary congress, Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The WCST bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts.

Mailer and Jones: Friends and Writers

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 5:15am
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The James Jones Society and Norman Mailer Society Conference

DEADLINE: July 1, 2011
The James Jones Society and Norman Mailer Society will sponsor a joint conference at the University of Texas, Austin, November 10-12, 2011. The event is co-sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center and will open with a wine and cheese reception, Wednesday, November 9th from 7-9 p.m. The theme for the conference is "MAILER AND JONES: FRIENDS AND WRITERS." Papers, readings from their works, and roundtable discussions are invited. We will attempt to make all panels and presentations address both men and their work.
Plenary events scheduled (or proposed) so far include:
Opening night wine/cheese reception, hosted by the Ransom Center with a welcome and words from Center archivist on Jones/Mailer collections.

Mind, Body, Cinema

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 12:03am
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Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University
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The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is happy to announce its 13th annual Fall Conference, "Mind, Body, Cinema."

When it comes to cinema, the words "mind" and "body" evoke concepts that surpass definition. The physical representation of characters is central to cinematic pleasure; however, the relationship of the mind to the bodies of celluloid, narrative, landscape, and theatre must also be taken into consideration. The goal of this conference is to dissect minds and bodies, to take this dualism and produce something akin to a Cartesian nightmare: in what ways can cinematic renderings of minds and bodies transcend convention?

Translingual Writing Panel Proposal for CCCC 2012

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Friday, April 22, 2011 - 5:48pm
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Jessica Nastal / University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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In a January 2011 College English opinion piece, Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur discuss "the value for ordinary language users and learners of challenging and transforming language conventions to revise knowledge, ways of knowing, and social relations between specific writers and readers" (306).

This panel aims to address how we might transform conventions and revise the work being done in our courses as we work toward tolerance of linguistic diversity across the disciplines, including English Studies, Rhetoric & Composition, Linguistics, TESOL, Literacy Studies, and Translation Studies (among other fields, of course!).

Hyper Sexual-Hyper Masculine? Call For Introduction CV Due by May 20th

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Friday, April 22, 2011 - 1:16pm
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Co-Editors: Kamesha Spates, PhD and Brittany Slatton, PhD
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Co-Editors': Kamesha Spates, PhD & Brittany C. Slatton, PhD

Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
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Categories:

Men
Race
Sexuality
Masculinity
Blacks

[update] English in the Digitial Age: New Developments in Language, Literature, and Literacy

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Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:31pm
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English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
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Deadline for Abstracts Extended to May 15, 2011. We invite submissions in any way related to the conference theme from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. Abstracts should be emailed to bentzmin@bloomu.edu. The conference will take place on October 14 and 15, 2011 at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the conference website at http://eapsu2011.weebly.com/.

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