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Shakespearean Echoes

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:18am
Paul Gleed, Dickinson College

I am seeking chapter abstracts for a proposed volume on Shakespeare in popular culture. The tentative title for this project is Shakespearean Echoes: Shakespeare in Contemporary Culture.
Why another volume on Shakespeare and popular culture? Understandably, the vast majority of work on Shakespeare's contemporary life has focused on direct adaptations of the playwright's work. What I propose with this volume, however, is to exclusively study "echoes" of Shakespeare rather than adaptations, the less tangible and precise ways in which Shakespeare has appeared within contemporary culture. Authors might address echoes of Shakespeare in contemporary music, film, literature, television, advertising, new media or any other worthwhile venue.

Pedagogical Approaches to Ethnic American Short Stories (November 3-6 St. Louis, Missouri)

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:59am
Modern Midwest Language Association Convention

For the past hundred years, short fiction and short story writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Paula Gunn Allen, Sandra Cisneros, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Amy Tan, and Linda Hogan have created a body of short stories that explore the vast complexities of Ethnic American cultures and histories. These stories amount to more than a series of random word play and serious utterances. The short story's artful play on language and escapist possibilities have allowed these writers to open the cultural and historical doors to readers. This panel seeks to address pedagogical approaches to teaching the works of Ethnic American short story writers in the classroom.

Cultural In-difference: Towards Identity Making: Mulk Raj Anand's Fictions in Perspective

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:12am
Sarbojit Biswas, A/Prof in English, Barjora College, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one circulates between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, while at the same time entering the in-between itself, the in-between itself, the in-between without presupposition, the in-between as an in-between.—Alexander G. Duttmann

Straddling Cultures, Authenticating Identity: Raja Rao's Fictions in Perspective

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:09am
Sarbojit Biswas, A/Prof in English, Barjora College, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one circulates between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, while at the same time entering the in-between itself, the in-between itself, the in-between without presupposition, the in-between as an in-between.—Alexander G. Duttmann

[UPDATE] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:46pm
Brian Jones

The EEAL (forthcoming from McFarland Press, 2011) aims to provide the first ever sketch of a composite, diachronic and synoptic topography of the American environmental imagination, beginning with the first visitors to the 'New World', and ending with major contemporary authors.

The EEAL is seeking contributors for remaining entries, either on overtly 'environmental' works or on major American authors, in poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction, whose work continues to exert a profound influence on America's sense of, and attitude toward, the environment.

Once and Future Kings? The Return of King Arthur in the Post-medieval World

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:07pm
Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS?
THE RETURN OF KING ARTHUR IN THE POST-MEDIEVAL WORLD
Session Sponsored by The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
For the 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH)
20-21 April 2011
Proposals by 12/1/11

Savagism and Civilization- Friday October 14, 2011

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:34pm
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies

"Savagism" and Civilization

"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

The 6th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2011)

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:32am
Khalifa University, Infonomics Society

The 6th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2011) is Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE UAE Computer Chapter. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.

The topics in ICITST-2011 include but are not confined to the following areas:

CFP: Participations Special Issue: Music and Audiences

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:53am
Lucy Bennett, Cardiff University

Call for Papers: Participations Special Issue: Music and Audiences

Proposals are sought for a special issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies on music and audiences. The theme of this issue will be an examination of the music audience from a range of perspectives, with both theoretical and empirical research welcomed on all aspects of music and reception. The issue would also particularly be interested in proposals that consider music audiences in the context of debates over technology and the Internet, and in articles which focus on issues of genre, different music fan cultures, or the specifics and particularities of music audiences, due to contexts such as sexuality, generation or nationality.

[UPDATE]

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:51pm
Philament / University of Sydney

[Please note extended date (May 31) for submissions on the theme of Time.]

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion (AMSN Symposium; 6-7th February 2012)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 9:38pm
Australian Modernist Studies Network

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion

Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Group and the
School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney

Date: 6th – 7th February 2012
Venue: Grace Hotel, Sydney

Confirmed keynote: Professor Gail Jones (Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney); other keynote speakers to be advised.
Abstracts due: 15 August 2011

Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:59pm
Meera Atkinson - Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney

Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect

We are soliciting previously unpublished articles or essays for an edited collection on the topic of trauma in relation to writing, image and affect. Trauma theory has both widened and deepened its scope since it rose to prominence within Holocaust Studies, while the "affective turn" has produced work of significant value and considerable controversy in multiple disciplines, as well as being an emerging theory within creative practice disciplines. Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect explores the intersections between trauma and affect and the possibilities, potentials and problems of bringing these two theoretical realms together, with a particular focus on their operations in writing and image.

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (5/31/2011)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:28pm
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

2012 KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE COMPETITION

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:26pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its third annual prize essay competition, open to all, and which for 2012 will be on the subject of:

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND THE FANTASTIC

The Digital Futures of Marxism (SAMLA, November 2011)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 3:49pm
Walter Kalaidjian

This panel will consider the force of digitization and new social media on Marxist theory and practice as well as, conversely, the force of Marxism on digital media theory and practice. What are the challenges, opportunities, and limits of the new social media in transforming the revolutionary subjects and sites of recent social movements, emergent multitudes, and virtual communities that gather strength from and part company with Marxism? How do digital archives, digital scholarship, and digital aesthetic practices in the age of hyper-capitalism advance and constrain the promise of a Marxist future to come?

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