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Beyond the Border: The Vancouver Poetry Conference 7th December 2013

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 3:43pm
David Mc Carthy - University of East Anglia

Venue: University of East Anglia (UEA) School of American Studies
Date: 7th December 2013
Plenary Lecture/Reading: Michael Palmer
Film Screening: Robert Mc Tavish's The Line Has Shattered (Vancouver's Landmark 1963 Poetry Conference)
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most seminal events in modern American poetry, the
Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963. Following the publication of Donald Allen's prescient The New American
Poetry in 1960, Warren Tallman and Robert Creeley gathered together a number of the New American poets
(including Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, and Allen Ginsberg) in Vancouver for three weeks of poetry readings,

ACIS Midwest Regional Conference (Deadline: August 1, 2013)

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 2:59pm
The American Conference for Irish Studies

The 37th annual ACIS Midwest Regional Conference in Iowa City (October 10-12, 2013) welcomes proposals for papers on any and all topics related to Irish studies – from new and existing ACIS members, alike. The conference theme of "Other Irelands" considers all disciplines and approaches as warranted in our continued explication of Irish studies. Some of the many, many topics papers might address include:

-Immigration, emigration and the changing face of racism

-Architectural developments beyond the thatched cottage or Georgian house

-The social and economic impacts of the Celtic Tiger's rise and fall

-Literary evolutions in 21st century Ireland

-Digital landscapes and historical Ireland

New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 2:49pm
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University

CALL FOR PAPERS

"New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century"

North Carolina Central University's Department of Language and Literature will host its Seventh African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 7, 2013. This year's theme is "New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century". This symposium will explore contemporary approaches to the study of African American Literature. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Sheila Smith-McKoy, Associate Professor of English and Director of the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

UPDATE for 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime (May 15, 2013 deadline)

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 2:14pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2013 Conference, to be held Oct 11-13 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton in St. Louis, MO. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

[UPATE] Adaptations- MPCA/MCAA (Oct 11-13, St. Louis)- New Deadline, May 15

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:33pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

I am seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, Oct 11-13, 2013. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film or television adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc. Please upload your abstract to under the 'Adaptations' area by May 15, 2013.

Literature and Physical Culture, April 10-11 2014

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 10:30am
International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University

For George Bernard Shaw's gentleman prizefighter Cashel Byron, sport was the perfect hybrid of physical and moral science and art, yet despite Shaw's constant assertion through the novel that boxing is an art form, the common perception is that sport and art are ultimately antagonistic, as aesthetes and athletes are pitted against each other in a battle of brains versus brawn. So whilst sport and physical culture is an integral part of social and cultural history, of all cultural pursuits sport is often considered incompatible with the more artistic of those such as literature and theatre.

Post Olympics Chinese Cinema Symposium

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:44am
Bader International Study Centre, Queens University

Current Trends in Present day Chinese Language Film.

Where:
Bader International Study Centre,
Queens University,
Herstmonceux Castle,
Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
When: December 10, 11 2013

This two day symposium explores the state of Post-Olympics Chinese language cinema in the context of the relaxing of censorship and distribution policy in contemporary China.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics, immediately followed by the Shanghai World Expo, signified a period of change in China's cultural attitudes. The two cities were presented as the crowning jewels in China's foray into global economic and cultural participation.

Call for Submissions - Refereed Journal - Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 9:32pm
Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

CARIBBEAN VISTAS
CRITIQUES OF CARIBBEAN ARTS AND CULTURES
A Refereed Journal
Call for Submissions for Volume 1/Issue 2: Publication date - August/September 2013
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2013

Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures invites contributions including critical essays, poetry, literary nonfiction, book reviews, theater reviews, visual art images, bibliographies, notices, letters and other materials to the editor by electronic mail at akilahw@msn.com.

Margaret Atwood Studies

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 9:30pm
The Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7,000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as a .doc or .pdf attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

Disney Culture CFP: PAMLA Conference, Bahia Resort, San Diego, November 1-3, 2013 (May 12 proposal deadline)

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:41pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The "Disney Culture" session for the 2013 PAMLA Conference (Bahia Resort, San Diego, CA, November 1-3, 2013) is looking for paper proposals on various aspects of Disney culture:

Theme Parks
Films
Television
Print Media
Games
Appropriations and Adaptations of Disney Culture

Please submit your paper proposal to pamla.org/2013 by May 12, 2013.

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