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CFP MLA 2013 -- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:17pm
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention
We invite abstracts for a session focusing on the neuroscience of attention. How do recent developments in understanding perception and focus relate to research on reading processes? What do readers miss, what do they foreground and why? How do priming effects from marketing and commercialism, for example, direct attention? What do studies on lack of attention (e.g., ADHD) contribute to the discussion?

Please send a 300-word abstract and brief CV by March 15 to both Julien Simon jjsimon@indiana.edu and Elizabeth Nixon nixon.94@osu.edu

MLA 2013 CFP: The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Literary Studies (Round Table)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:10pm
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division

The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Literary Studies (Round Table)
Fifteen years after the MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature discussion group was created and in recognition of its new division status, we seek to reflect on the field of cognitive literary studies: its history, current state, and the multiple directions that it is taking. How have cognitive approaches helped literary critics and scientists understand human culture and the mind? What is the present panorama of this interdisciplinary interface and how is it evolving?

[UPDATE] Special Session on Women & Work in Literature - October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 5:16pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for proposals: Special Session on "Women and Work," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference, Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012.

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

[REMINDER] Cannibals: Cannibalism, Consumption and Culture (25-26 April 2013)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:07pm
Hannah Priest/Hic Dragones

25-26 April 2013
Manchester, United Kingdom

From contemporary horror film to medieval Eucharistic devotions, from Freudian theory to science fiction, cannibals and cannibalism continue to repel and intrigue us in equal measure. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore humanity's relationships with, and attitudes towards, cannibalism, whether fascination, horror or purely practical considerations.

Papers are sought from all disciplines, including but not limited to literature, film studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology and medicine.

Proposals are sought for 20 minute papers. Possible topics may include:

2012 PAMLA Conference CFP Deadline April 22, 2012

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 2:35pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Online CFP List and Paper Proposal Form for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference, to be held at Seattle University in Seattle, WA, is now open. The deadline for proposing a paper to any of over 100 approved sessions is now April 22, 2012. For more information, please visit the PAMLA Conference website: http://www.pamla.org/2012

For the list of approved sessions, please see: http://www.pamla.org/2012/session-topics

Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture November 8-9, 2012

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:28am
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery - Washington, D.C., November 8 - 09, 2012
Deadline: Apr 2, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

Renwick Gallery Symposium:
Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

November 8-9, 2012
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

MLA Boston 2013: South Asian Periodical Culture

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:00am
Sheshalatha Reddy

This panel, sponsored by the South Asian Languages and Literatures discussion group, explores the history, development, and contemporary life of periodical culture on the South Asian subcontinent.

Call for papers: Nordic Journal of English Studies

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:05am
Nordic Journal of English Studies

Call for Papers

NJES is inviting scholars in the field of English Studies to submit articles for an upcoming general issue.

Call for Submissions: The 2012 Trollope Prize

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 11:23pm
The Trollope Prize at the University of Kansas

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2012 Trollope Prize, sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.

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