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Festivals and Faires

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:35pm
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:34pm
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing (6/7-6/10/2012; 11/30/11)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 12:12pm
British Women Writers Conference

Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal
Conference: June 7-June 10, 2012 Boulder, CO

Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on imaginary or fictional landscapes in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. What kind of meaning or significance do these landscapes achieve? How do they achieve it? Why create such landscapes? Paper topics may include but are not limited to,
• Symbolic landscapes
• Apocalyptic landscapes
• Lyrical landscapes
• Pastoral landscapes
• Wastelands
• Utopias
• Future landscapes
• Past landscapes

[update] NeMLA Panel on "VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES" (Sept. 30 / March 15-18, 2012)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 12:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012

Panel on "Victorian Energy Crises"
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012—Rochester, New York, Hyatt Rochester http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html

This panel will consider the ways energy, broadly conceived, was theorized, understood, and represented in Victorian literature, science, and material culture.

On The Edge: Exploration of Liminalities and Extremities in English Studies (November 10, 2011)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 3:06pm
The Journal of South Texas English Studies

Liminality is a state of being that is neither in nor out, neither belonging to or excluded from, neither conscious nor unconscious, neither full nor empty; but, liminality holds within that in-between existence great power for effecting change. How does liminality intersect and clash with the concept of extremities – the fringes of society, religion, politics, ideology, and literature that threaten to pull us apart. Can liminality (the in-between) and extremity (the outer edge) inhabit the same space? Can they be one and the same at times, or are they always at odds with each other? Can we navigate and inhabit the borders and boundaries of our world - the ambiguous space between two other spaces - and not lose ourselves or our identities?

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950: 13-14 April 2012

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 10:32am
Newcastle University

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950
13-14 April 2012
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:
Alexandra Peat (University of Toronto)
Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England)

GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY (Deadline: January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 9:17am
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / Pierre du Bois Foundation

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Pierre du Bois Foundation

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Institute is glad to announce a
trans-disciplinary conference:

GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY

CONVENER: PROF. MARC FLANDREAU,
GRADUATE INSTITUTE, GENEVA

December 15, 2012 Graduate Institute, Geneva

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