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CFP Performing History / NCA November 21-24, 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 8:27pm
NCA / National Communication Association

We are seeking papers that explore the relationship between performance, performativity, and history (broadly conceived) for submission to the Performance Studies Division of the National Communication Association.

Paper topics might include, but are by no means limited to:
- Affect and Historiography
- Performative Economies of Time, Temporality, and Futurity
- Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class, and Historical Embodiments
- Performative Writing as Historical Method
- Trauma, Witnessing, and Cultural Memory
- Performance and (New) Historicism
- Philosophical Engagements with Memory (Freud, Nietzsche, Bergson, etc.)
- Remembering Across Bodies and Borders (Spatial, Temporal, Geopolitical, etc.)

The Traveler's Eye: Narrating Dis/Location in 20th Century Travel Literature, Bucharest, September 26th-28th 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:29pm
University of Bucharest, CISCER

The troubled 20th century has been labeled in many ways – one of which is "the century of migrations". Temporary or permanent displacement, therefore, which is largely understood as an existential and epistemological condition embedded in its own material and metaphorical contexts, became one of the most fascinating subjects of (post)modern literature. The experience of travel in the largest sense reshapes personal identities and constructs new symbolic geographies that call into question the center-periphery opposition.

Creative Writing in the Digital Age: April 15

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 1:37pm
Michael Dean Clark, Point Loma Nazarene University; Trent Hergenrader, UW-Milwaukee/Rochester Institute of Technology; Joseph Rein, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

CALL FOR PAPERS: DIGITAL PEDAGOGY
Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Technology is transforming the 21st-century classroom, offering educators an array of new possibilities to enhance student learning. From digital textbooks to classroom management software to social media, the digital age has brought not only changes to the university but challenges as well. Adopting new technologies for the classroom can be particularly daunting for instructors of creative writing, given the discipline's deep roots both in print culture and the traditional workshop model.

Popes and the Papacy in early modern English Culture, 24th - 26th June 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 1:21pm
University of Sussex

Proposals for individual papers and panels are invited on the subject of the Pope and the Papacy in early modern English culture. Possible subjects include:

Anti-Catholic satire.
Literary and pictorial representations of the Pope.
Pre-Reformation and recusant culture
Diplomacy
English Cardinals
Architecture
Religious dispute/theological controversy.

Or any topic germane to the subject.

Please send 300-word abstracts to Paul Quinn p.l.quinn@sussex.ac.uk by March 15th (extended deadline)

CFP: Emerging Adulthood and American Popular Culture [10/9/13-10/11/13; Chicago, IL]

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:25am
Michael Rennett / University of Texas at Austin

I am putting together a panel for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference that discusses the relationship between emerging adulthood and American popular culture. Since the last decade of scholarship on emerging adulthood has established the field of study, it has become important to comprehend the application of the discourse to popular culture texts which have a strong role in both capturing and problematizing notions of American adulthood, particularly as these texts have become more prominent in recent years.

PAMLA 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:15am
Megan Cannella

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/mapping-identity#sthash.dF5hJvN2.dpuf

Mapping and Measuring Twentieth-Century Correspondence | Modernist Studies Association Conference (29 August-1 September 2013):

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:14am
Siobhan Phillips

How can digital methods and scholarship help us to capitalize on the everyday genre that is twentieth-century correspondence?

This MSA exhibition aims to showcase, explore, and promote the possibilities of digital tools for scholarship on modern epistolarity.

Letters are uniquely ill-suited to codex publication, and letters scholarship should thus be uniquely bold in its deployment of digital tools. Current software has multiplied the possibilities. Among other things, digital methods allow us to

Early Modern Texts: Digital Methods and Methodologies - University of Oxford - 16-17 September 2013 (EEBO-TCP 2013)

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 5:10am
Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)

CALL FOR PAPERS: EEBO-TCP 2013

Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership presents

Early Modern Texts: Digital Methods and Methodologies

University of Oxford, 16-17 September 2013

The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership, based at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, invites proposals for conference papers. All papers that focus on early modern texts will be considered, but we particularly encourage proposals on digital research and editing methods and methodologies in early modern studies. Possible topics could include:

[UPDATE] CFP reminder: Spectral Spaces and Hauntings (anthology) (abstract submission by 29 March, 2013)

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 4:33am
Christina Lee, Curtin University

Reminder CFP: Spectral Spaces and Hauntings (anthology)
Edited by Christina Lee

"We moderns, despite our mechanistic and rationalistic ethos, live in landscapes filled with ghosts." (Michael Bell, 1997: 813)

We are soliciting contributions for an anthology which will explore the spectral quality of space. The language of 'hauntings' will be implemented to unpack how absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can signify an overwhelming presence of something (that once was, and still is) there. A major premise of the book is that space is constituted of both physical terrain and psychological landscapes that are infused with memory and history. As such, places are always ambivalent.

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 4:03am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

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"Studia austriaca"
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University