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[UPDATE] Midwestern Culture/Glee MPCA (10/14-10/16) deadline extension to 5/16

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 5:46pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Midwestern Culture/Glee Area- MPCA (Oct 14-16)

Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstract Submissions Extended to Monday, May 16, 2011

The Midwestern Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, which will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16.

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism November 10-11, 2011

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:54pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

[UPDATE] Writing Incest in the Post-War Years

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 8:00pm
Emma Miller (University of Durham) & Miles Leeson (University of Portmouth)

Due to numerous submissions to this CFP we have moved the date forward TWO WEEKS for proposals. The new date is now the 16th May 2011.

Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on writing incest we would particularly welcome those that relate to:

Law
Queer Theory
Poetry
Psychology
Narrative theory/philosophy
Theology

Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the 16 of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.

James Agee at SAMLA in Atlanta, Nov. 4-6, 2011 (proposals due June 1, 2011)

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:31am
James Agee Society

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Topics may include Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as screenwriter, film critic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. By June 1, 2011, please submit 250-word abstracts to Hugh Davis at hdavis@piedmont.edu.

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (6/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

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Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 7:58pm
Drs. Comer and Vayo

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

[UPDATE] Festivity and its Malcontents

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Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:26am
Special Session at the 2011 M/MLA in St. Louis

This special session at the 2011 M/MLA conference invites papers that explore the multitude of functions, forms, enactments, and critiques of festivity and the festive spirit in 20th - and 21st-century world literature, the arts, mass media and new media.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED! Twentieth Century Studies

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:59pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org. Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

Extended Deadline Humanism at Large conference 15th May

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:54am
University College Falmouth/Exeter University

Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

This conference is intended to provide a forum for those teaching and researching in Humanities disciplines to explore the current state of of the Humanist project in light of current shifts in global knowledge economies. The title, echoing the title of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, signals our focus on the relation between universities, global economies and local identities.

2011 SAMLA Session (abstracts by May 31): Avant-Garde Modernity: Revolutions in Poetry and Art from Romanticism to Postmodernism

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:35pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association special session, Nov 4-6 in Atlanta

This session will explore the theory and historiography of avant-garde artistic practices in literature and the visual arts. Papers tracing various lines of avant-garde lineage and intersections of poetics and art-making practices outside of the traditional delineations of the historical avant-garde are welcome, as well as papers that redefine the avant-garde as such, argue for the possibility or impossibility of a contemporary "avant-garde," examine the relationship of Modernity and/or Modernism with avant-gardism, or theorize the implications of the historical avant-garde for contemporary literary and artistic practice, criticism, and scholarship.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:24am
University of Central Oklahoma

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2011
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 26, 2011
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2011

150 WORD ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

'Magic is Might 2012', An International Conference Exploring the Cultural Influences of the Harry Potter Books, July 23-24, 2012

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:48am
Gráinne O'Brien

Hosted by the University of Limerick Department of Sociology with the UL Interaction Design Centre.

University of Limerick, Ireland

The Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon that has captured the imagination of children and adults all over the world. The stories created by J.K. Rowling have inspired extensive multidisciplinary academic discussion, ranging from cultural and literary analyses, sociological and philosophical interpretations, design practices, to recognised medical publications.

The Third Asian Conference on Education 2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:38am
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

International Education Conference organized by
IAFOR with the University of London
(Birkbeck), Waseda University, Tokyo and the
Singapore National Institute of Education.
Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in a
Globalized World.

Conference Co-chairs: Professor Sue Jackson
(London University), Professor Michiko Nakano
(Waseda University), Professor Liu Woon Chia (NIE
Singapore)

Featured Speakers: Professor David Aspin (Monash
University, Australia and Professor Judith Chapman
(ACU, Australia and Cambridge University, UK)

CFP: Communication and Conflict (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:26am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Communication and Conflict

Thursday 3rd November - Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives.
Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in
hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can also lead to personal frustration
and desired outcomes not being realised.

Open Call for Papers for the Inaugural Issue of Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:38am
Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities



Ellipsis... is an online, peer reviewed journal that can be viewed here: http://ellipsis.mooreworks.net

Ellipsis... was founded at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and functions as an independent, international, undergraduate humanities research journal.



Ellipsis... is currently launching its first volume and is looking for papers from undergraduates and those who have graduated within the last year.



Ellipsis... provides undergraduates with a place to publish, a place to learn, explore, and discuss new ways of looking at research.



2011 World Picture Conference on "Distance"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:37pm
University of Toronto/World Picture

2011 World Picture Conference
October 21-22
University of Toronto

distance

Keynote speakers:

Lorenz Engell, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of distance. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

CFP: The Value of Work 2 (November, 2011; Prague Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Value of Work: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 31st September - Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus
on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and
how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial
revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and
contemporary management have not been realised.

CFP: Making Sense Of: Suicide 2 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

Fashion Area at MPCA/ACA 2011 Conference, October 14-16, 2011, Milwaukee, WI

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:02pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

FASHION
2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
http://www.mpcaaca.org
Deadline: May 15, 2011

Topics can include, but are not limited to fashion designers, fashion models, fashion as it relates to a particular film, piece of literature, television show, etc., fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends.

Please send 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Mississippi, kpobrien@olemiss.edu.

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

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 11:20am
Elena levy-Navarro, Area Chair of Fat Studies MPCA

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.

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
Jakub Zdebik, University Art Association of Canada

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.

Moving Forward 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:13pm
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:

Crossing Borders and Queer Styles (Abstracts due: 5/8/2011)

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 8:25pm
Session for 2011 UCLA Queer Studies Conference

Conference: UCLA's 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference
Panel Topic: Crossing Borders and Queer Styles
Location: University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dates: October 14th to 15th 2011 (Abstracts Due: May 8th 2011)

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