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[UPDATE] SCLA 2012: "Gaming the System"

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:23am
Southern Comparative Literature Association

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit paper or panel proposals by June 1, 2012. Please note there are graduate-student travel scholarships available.

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For the first time in its 38 year history, the SCLA is coming to Vegas, October 25-28, 2012 (University of Nevada Las Vegas Convention Center)

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Clarke (Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science Texas Tech University)

Plenary Speaker: Eric Hayot (Professor of Comparative Literature
Penn State University)

We welcome 250 word paper proposals or 500 word panel proposals on topics including:

CALL FOR PAPERS: NTU Studies in Language and Literature

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 4:26am
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

NTU Studies in Language and Literature is a refereed journal of literature and culture published biannually (in June and December) by the National Taiwan University Press for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University. Devoted to generating intellectual and trans-cultural dialogues, NTU Studies in Language and Literature welcomes original submissions from all over the world dealing with literary and related texts and informed by theoretical, interdisciplinary, or comparative perspectives or approaches. Reviews, review essays, and commentaries on recent debates and controversies are also welcome.

Deadline Alert: Victorian Mixed Media, 19-21 October 2012

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 7:22pm
Victorians Institute

"Victorian Mixed Media," the annual meeting of the Victorians Institute, calls for proposals for papers on any aspect of the topic, or on the work of Robert Browning, for the conference to be hosted at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Keynote speaker, WJT Mitchell, University of Chicago; Plenary speaker, Herbert Tucker, University of Virginia.

Further information at http://www.vcu.edu/vij

Panels will begin to be selected after 1 May.

David Latané
inquiries: dlatane@vcu.edu

Call for Submissions Issue 2

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:50am
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies

You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies is pleased to announce its second call for submissions for the Autumn issue (JLTS issue 2). The Journal is a bi-annual peer reviewed academic publication, accessible on JSTOR and MUSE and available in both electronic and hardcopy formats. The first issue on 'tragedy and trauma' is about to appear and the Editorial Board is now seeking quality submissions from interested researchers, scholars and writers working in the interrelated fields of literature, trauma and memory studies.

Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (Publication)

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 8:07am
Cynthia J. Miller

Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (publication)

The frontier has long been framed as a landscape of life and death, but few scholarly works have ventured into the realm where the two become one, to explore portrayals of the Undead in the West – the zombies, vampires, mummies, and others that have lumbered, crept, shambled, and swooped into the Western from other genres. This sub-genre, while largely a post-1990 phenomenon, traces it roots to much deeper hybrid traditions of Westerns and horror or science fiction, and yet, also shows ties to the recent Western renaissance.

PASSIONS: Synapsis - European School for Comparative Studies, 3-10 Sept. 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:20am
Synapsis (European School for Comparative Studies)

For some time now, philosophers, sociologists and neuroscientists have started to look once again at the world of emotions and passions to try and understand the mechanisms behind them. The development of this field of inquiry bears witness to a renewed fascination for human behaviour. Many disciplines seem to be characterised these days by this 'affective turn', which has led to fresh attention to the nature of artistic and literary expression, and for its capacity to illustrate the physical and ethical dimensions of feeling.

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