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The Other Western

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:22pm
Transformations

This issue of Transformations seeks submissions from scholars in film and related fields concerning the 'other' Western. The 'other' Western is the possibilities implied by the Western itself, and how these possibilities might lead in other directions, other pathways. From its beginnings in the silent era, the film Western has always been at the forefront of innovations in cinematography, mise-en-scene, film style and the development of techniques of narration and characterisation. For Jim Kitses, the genre of the Western is

Postpartum: Motherhood, Maternity, and Pregnancy as Performance

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:05pm
American Society for Theatre Research

Motherhood and childbirth have been constructed as symbols of faith, sites of suspicion, protectors of social morality, and the wages of original sin. Mother Earth, the Virgin Mother, and evil stepmothers are just some of the pillars society has fashioned around the concept of motherhood. Motherhood has been gendered female to the extent that motherhood and womanhood are often seen to be mutually completing, with pregnancy serving as a visual marker of the liminal space that turns woman into mother.

[UPDATE] Twentieth Century Studies Midwest PCA ACA St. Louis 11-13 October 2013

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:13am
Midwest Popular Culture American Culture Association

Call for Papers
Twentieth-Century Studies
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
2013

Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:

SAMLA Visual Rhetoric Regular Session CFP May 24

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:42am
Visual Rhetoric Regular Session of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association's (SAMLA) focus this year is Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds, and this Call for Papers invites submissions that explore and examine the ways that images are used to make meaning in print and online.

In keeping with the rhetorical focus of this session, we are interested in papers that inquire how visual artifacts make meaning by persuading using one or more of Aristotle's appeals: ethos, logos, and/or pathos.

Papers may examine how visuals persuade in print, digital, and networked worlds through moving images such as videos and movies, artwork, static online or printed images, and video games.

Call for Abstracts/Papers: Expanding the Criticism of Alice Walker's Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Works

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:28am
Christopher Allen Varlack, Morgan State University

Most noted for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, Alice Walker has cemented her place in American literature, capturing the struggles and journeys of African-American men and women throughout the American South. Significantly less critical attention has been given, however, to her short fiction and non-fiction works—a canon that aspires to reclaim her mothers' gardens and share those once unspoken African-American tales. This call for paper is aimed at soliciting abstracts and potential articles for a proposed collection on the short fiction and non-fiction of Alice Walker.

*Reminder - Submit your work to the 2013 RES Essay Prize*

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 6:39am
Review of English Studies

The Review of English Studies is inviting entries for its 2013 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.

The winner will receive:

• Publication of the winning essay in the June 2014 issue of The Review of English Studies
• A cash prize of £250
• £250 worth of OUP books
• A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities - 15th Triennial Conference of EACLALS

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:31am
Conference Convenor: Helga Ramsey-Kurz

UNCOMMON WEALTHS: RICHES AND REALITIES
Innsbruck, Austria: 14-18 April 2014

HOMEPAGE: www.uncommonwealthseaclals2014@gmail.com
Download CFP: http://uncommonwealthseaclals2014.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/full-call-...

We welcome proposals for both papers and panels on any of these or other aspects of UNCOMMON WEALTHS until 31 August, 2013.

ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS of 20 minutes duration should be no longer than 250 words.