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Open Topic, Paul Laurence Dunbar (American Literature Association, Boston, May 26-29, 2011)

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 6:32pm
Thomas Morgan/Paul Laurence Dunbar Society

Open Topic, Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panel
(1/15/2011; ALA 05/26-29/2011)

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society seeks proposals for an Open Topic panel at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston on May 26-29, 2011. We invite proposals on any aspect of Dunbar's career, or that focus on any part of his literary output: poetry, novels, short stories, correspondence, or essays. Proposals on Dunbar's relationships with other authors, editors, critics, or related historical figures are especially welcome.

Please send a brief 250 word abstract and a 1 page CV by January 15, 2011 to Thomas Morgan at morgantz@notes.udayton.edu. Mailed versions can be sent to:

Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference, New School, April 15-16, 2011

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 6:10pm
New School Critical Themes In Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 11th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 15-16, 2011 in New York City.
Founded in 1919, the New School was conceived to promote innovative and progressive education. The Media Studies Department, founded in 1975 as the first in the country, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship.

[UPDATE] LGBT/Queer Studies: Toward Trans/national Scholarly & Activist Kinships, Madrid, 3-5 July 2011

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 6:10pm
Syracuse University LGBT Studies Program

CFP UPDATE: KEYNOTES ANNOUNCED & DEADLINE EXTENDED
Revised deadline: January 5, 2011

LGBT/Queer Studies:
Toward Trans/national Scholarly and Activist Kinships
An International Conference
Madrid, Spain
July 3, 4, and 5, 2011

Keynote speakers:
--Zackie Achmat (Director, Centre for Law & Social Justice, Cape Town, South Africa)
--Sunil Gupta (Photographer, writer and curator, Delhi/London)
--Jin Haritaworn (Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland)
--Beatriz Preciado (Professor, Université de Paris VIII, France)
(biographical information available on the website)

Note: Gay Pride is July 2 in Madrid

[update] Call for Contributors: Television's Glee and Teen Culture

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 12:39am
Erik Walker / Quincy College in Plymouth, Mass

New Abstract Deadline: December 31, 2010
There is no television show more in the public eye right now than the Fox hit Glee, and as season two begins this month, it's becoming more clear than ever that the show continues to explore contemporary issues impacting teens and society. Essays are needed for a collection on the television show Glee and Teen Culture (under contract from McFarland). This collection will investigate what the show's portrayal of teenagers suggests about teenage culture and society today. General ideas for essay topics includes some of the following:

Asian American Studies Panels at ALA (1/10/11; 5/26-29/11)

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 12:32am
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies / American Literature Association

CALL FOR PAPERS
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
American Literature Association Conference 2011

The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS) seeks papers for three panels and one roundtable discussion to be held at the American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2011, in Boston, MA. Proposals should be emailed to each panel's organizer by January 10, 2011. See individual CFPs for details. All are welcome to apply; accepted panelists are asked to become members of CAALS by the date of the convention.

Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas, ASA (1/10/2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 7:57pm
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers

Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
October 20-23, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland

This session seeks interdisciplinary papers that explore the role of performance in creating and disseminating public memory in the Americas. Some questions we hope to address include: How is performance utilized by those in power to construct memory? How can performance destabilize historical narrative? How is political and/or performative speech used in memorial practices? How does embodiment create, disseminate, sustain or challenge public memory? How are space and performance colonized for memorial use?

CFP Graduate Conference "Dissemi(nations): Embedded Identities in Cultural Con/Texts."

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:50pm
Confutati 2011, Dep. of Languages and Literature, University of Utah

The graduate students from the Dep. of Languages and Literaute at the University of Utah invite you to their 6th annual interdisciplinary conference on April 8 & 9, 2011. This year's theme is "Dissemi(nations): Embedded Identities in Cultural Con/Texts."

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martin Puchner(Harvard University)
"World Literature and the Creation of Literary Worlds"

Confutati invites graduate students working on any world literature and cultural productions to submit their abstracts. Topics include but are not limited to: translation, hybridity, travel narratives, orientalism, displacement, globalization, cosmopolitanism, deterritorialization, migration and exile.

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