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May 13, 2011 deadline; Submissions for Fat Studies Area in MPCA Annual Conference

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 11:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Elena levy-Navarro, Area Chair of Fat Studies MPCA
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The Fat Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association solicits proposals of either full panels, roundtables, individual papers, or forms of artistic expression for its annual conference. Critical discussions of fat, thin, and body size are welcome, especially those that either consider or counter phobic constructions of the present-day.

Renaissance and Baroque in Critical Theory, SRS conference, University of Manchester, July 9-11, 2012

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 11:03am
full name / name of organization: 
James Smith

Renaissance and Baroque in Critical Theory

A panel to be held at the 5th Biennial conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies, University of Manchester, July 9-11, 2012

Proposals are invited for papers making up a panel on representations and appropriations of culture from the mid-1300s to the early 1700s by modern critical theory. Taking 'critical theory' broadly to include all those writing in the wake of Marx, Nietzsche, Freud and feminism, this panel seeks discussions of its passing remarks (such as those by Nietzsche and Lacan), sustained analyses (Bakhtin, Foucault, Kristeva), and more multifarious appropriations (Deleuze's baroque) on and of Renaissance texts, culture and terminology.

Things Unspeakable: Theatre after 1945

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:38am
full name / name of organization: 
University of York

Things Unspeakable: Theatre after 1945

an international, interdisciplinary conference on theatre and human rights

University of York, UK
7-9 October 2011

Participants and speakers include:
Ice and Fire Theatre Company
Professor Catherine Cole, Berkeley
David Edgar, playwright
Professor Erik Ehn, Brown
Professor Carol Martin, NYU
Professor Gay McAuley, University of Sydney
Nighat Rizvi, actress and activist, Pakistan
Rt Hon. Albie Sachs, South Africa
Professor Carole-Anne Upton, editor of Performing Ethos,
University of Ulster
Katharine Viner, Deputy Editor, Guardian

[Update] The Rhetoric of Rap (5/2/2011 Abstract; 11/4-11/6,2011) SAMLA in ATL

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 11:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shane Trayers

The Rhetoric of Rap (History of Rhetoric Panel) SAMLA
This year's SAMLA conference's special focus is "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and in consideration of this, the Rhetoric of Rap asks scholars to consider rap music in any form or of any time and its contributions to rhetoric.

Rap music has changed drastically over the years, both in content and linguistics. Whether the rhyming early rap or the more modern versions, rap music represents issues in race, economics, gender, and is a way to represent history and historical changes. Both controversial and mainstream, rap music is in many ways a powerful poetry in the modern world.

SAMLA - Hawthorne Society (4-6 Nov. 2011)

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 9:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hawthorne Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

In the American Notebooks (1841), Hawthorne writes, "If we would know what heaven is before we come thither, let us retire into the depths of our own spirits, and we shall find it there among holy thoughts and feelings." And in the following year (1842), he notes, "This dull river has a deep religion of its own; so, let us trust, has the dullest human soul, though, perhaps, unconsciously." Hawthorne thus shares sentiments with his friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, when Emerson notes in his quintessential American Romantic essay, "The Poet," that all of us are poets and mystics.

Session: The letter and the Line: Representations of Writing in the Visual Art, UAAC, Carleton University, Ottawa, Oct. 27-29

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 6:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jakub Zdebik, University Art Association of Canada
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Session: The letter and the Line: Representations of Writing in the Visual Art

University Art Association of Canada, October 27-29th, 2011 at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Visual arts engage with writing on various levels: from Cy Twombly's gauche scribbling to Sean Lander's paintings of text; from Paul Klee's interweaving of typography with landscapes to Marcel Duchamp's use of puns; from Robert Rauschenberg's depiction of postmodern allegories to Jean-Michel Basquiat's use of strikethroughs.

Mystery,Thrillers, Detective, and Crime fiction, MPCA/ACA, Milwaukee, 14-16 October 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 4:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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DEADLINE: 15 MAY 2011

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
www.mpcaaca.org/conference

Deadline: 15 May, 2011

The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The Mystery, Thriller, Detective, and Crime Fiction area of the MPCA welcomes proposals on all aspects of mystery, thriller and crime fiction (literature, film, television, comics, games).

18th-Century Women and Social Networks (ASECS, Mar. 22-25, 2012)

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

As mothers, writers, theater managers, shop owners, actresses, and artists, among other occupations, women frequently worked with each other to advance individual and sometimes collective goals. This panel invites papers that explore the ways women used their ability to network as a means of creating new work spaces and types of work for themselves, negotiating new areas of influence, and transforming the commercial literary marketplace in a number of capacities.

A Guide to Creative Writing Pedagogies (submit chapter proposals by 06/15/11

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alexandria Peary (Wentworth Institute of Technology) and Dr. Tom C. Hunley (Western Kentucky University)

An invaluable resource to graduate students and instructors of composition, Tate, Rupiper, and Schick's A Guide to Composition Pedagogies, points to the critical need in Creative Writing Studies for an equally in-depth discussion of pedagogy.

That's why we seek essays for our proposed edited collection with the working title of A Guide to Creative Writing Pedagogies which explore current and future creative writing instruction through the lens of a single writing pedagogy.

Moving Forward 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Aberdeen

Moving Forward is a conference designed by and for the postgraduate population. It aims to bring postgraduate students together from different departments, disciplines and universities, and in doing so, to help foster a sense of collective identity and create a forum for the discussion and debate of common issues. The conference also provides an annual opportunity for students to establish and maintain academic networks and to present past, current and proposed work in a supportive yet professional atmosphere.
Papers which engage with this year's theme 'Impact or Impasse: Postgraduate Research Beyond Academia' are welcomed from any of the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines. At Aberdeen, these include:

Ninth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 12:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Papa, PhD Conference, September 22-23, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 10:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
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The editors of the recently published collection Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy invite conference submissions on the rewards and challenges of being both a father and an academic. The Papa, PhD conference will be held September 22 and 23, 2011 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR.

UPDATE: cfp: RSS Sept. 8-10

updated: 
Monday, April 25, 2011 - 8:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Philip Goldstein/Reception Study Society
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UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1
CALL FOR PAPERS CALL FOR PAPERS
RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO, about 80 miles from the Kansas City International Airport.
Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 8-10.

Keynote Speakers:

Shirley Samuels, Flora Rose House Professor and Dean,
Cornell University
"Reading the American Novel, 1780-1850"

Daniel Cavicchi, Professor of American Studies
Rhode Island School of Design
"Fandom Before 'Fan': Shaping the History of Enthusiastic Audiences."

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