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aspeers Calls for Papers by American Studies Students at European Universities by 31 October 2010

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 5:36pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies

 

aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level.It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on 'America' and its presences and effects around the world. As of its fourth issue, aspeers features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.

Collected Essays - Cinema & the State-Tortured Body

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 12:56pm
Mark de Valk - Southampton Solent University, UK

Call for Abstracts - Deadline Oct 1, 2010

Drawing from Foucault's notion of the 'political technology of the body' and the 'spectacle of the scaffold', the collection looks to explore the Sovereign's power and control over the body through the cinema's arguable co-option of the state's political-military-corporate aims and goals.

Trans-Scripts – "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 12:02pm
Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work

"Trans-Scripts" -- a student run, faculty advised online interdisciplinary journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences -- has recently been created at UC Irvine. The journal is seeking graduate student work, and I was wondering whether you would be so kind as to distribute the Call for Papers (attached as a pdf) to the grad students in the Humanities and Social Sciences at your institution.

Disney's The Princess and the Frog (Abstract deadline Aug 1, 2010; SCMS Conference March 10-13, 2011)

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 11:46am
Virginia Bonner / Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS)

Panel proposal for Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference in New Orleans, March 10-13, 2011. Open to work on Disney's _The Princess and The Frog_, including but not limited to cultural studies perspectives, theoretical perspectives, historical perspectives, etc. Ethnographic perspectives on the film's New Orleans setting also considered.

Please submit a 300-word abstract with bibliography and your contact information via email to Virginia Bonner at vbonner@clayton.edu by August 1, 2010.

Asexual Identities, Asexual Lives (February 2011)

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:49am
Special theme issue of Psychology and Sexuality

CALL FOR PAPERS
I Do Not Miss What I Do Not Want: Asexual Identities, Asexual Lives
Special theme issue of Psychology and Sexuality

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:43am
University of Westminster

UPDATE:

We are glad to announce that the Science Fiction Foundation (http://www.sf-foundation.org) has kindly agreed to support our conference by offering four £50 bursaries for postgraduates who have their paper presented in this conference.

We still welcome submissions by 1 September and are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those interested in our event.

Original CFP follows below:

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Area 20 - 23 April 2011

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:44am
Popular Culture/American Culture Association

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AREA
Conference of the Popular and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
April 20 – April 23, 2011 -- San Antonio, TX

One of the largest and most vibrant of the association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area invites proposals for its 2011 national conference. The goals of our area are (1) to share and support research, scholarship, and publication and (2) to mentor emerging scholars. As a result, we invite proposals from professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates (with the guidance of a professor).

[FINAL UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 26th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:43am
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.

Capturing a Changing Society: Chaucer vs. Langland

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:07am
Kathleen DeMarco South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

To apply the SAMLA 2010 convention theme of "The Interplay of Text and Image" to fourteenth-century England, a panel will look at the visualization of vice and virtue in the works of Chaucer and Langland. Papers examining their different approaches to capturing a changing society are welcomed. This will be the ENGLISH I–C (MEDIEVAL) session. By August 30, 2010, please send a 250-word abstract and vitae to Kathleen DeMarco, Georgia Perimeter College, at Kathleen.DeMarco@gpc.edu.

Poetry and Melancholia International Conference, 8-10 July 2011

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 6:13am
University of Stirling

CALL FOR PAPERS

Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

Ludi Civitatis: the Church, the Court, and the Citizens

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 3:10am
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

'Civilization arises and unfolds in and as play' (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens). In civic entertainment, 'play' constitutes the primary formative element in human culture that affords and sustains common interest and amusement. Texts produced in the classical, medieval and the Renaissance periods document how the Church, the Court, and the citizens devise their 'play' in triumphal entries, court entertainment, civic festivals, religious rituals, processions, drama, music and dance.