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Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:35pm
12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Die Wunderkammer (German for "the wonder-room" or "the miracle chamber") was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the "cabinet of curiosities" that first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. The cabinet of curiosities was based in the collection of objects, specimens and artifacts that inspired curiosity and wonder, and sometimes defied the terms classification. In many ways, the Cabinet of Curiosities was a precursor to the modern museum.

Imagining Locality: Regionalization in U.S. Literature and Culture before the Civil War (essay collection; 5/1/11)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:03am
John Funchion

In the wake of the "the planetary turn" in literary and cultural studies, scholars have devoted increasing attention to issues of space and place. The growing influence of transnational paradigms of study—including Atlantic, hemispheric, and global studies—have challenged us to re-examine the way social and political spaces are produced, maintained, and transformed. In the midst of this critical re-assessment, the status of the "region" requires particular attention. What happens to the concept of regionalism as we continue to call the definitions and intersections of local, national, and border spaces into question? What are regions and how might we define them? What role has the discourse of regionalism played in U.S. literary history and culture?

Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 1:26pm
Newman University

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Newman University English Department presents:

11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
"The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings"

Conference Description: Food is something we all think about every day—sometimes as scholars, and certainly as eaters. How have cultures been shaped by food production? How has food been used symbolically? What does it mean to eat? These and other questions will guide our discussions of the many meanings of food. Although the theme of the literary festival is "food," the Scholars Day in which it is set encompasses submissions of work on any topic and in any format. Essays, poster presentations, and artwork from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged.

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 10:14am
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.

Evidence and the Early Modern Period (Feb. 18-19, 2011)

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 12:09am
Early Modern Colloquium/University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Please circulate widely and excuse multiple postings.
Call for Papers

Evidence and the Early Modern Period
A conference held by the Early Modern Colloquium
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
February 18-19, 2011

Keynote speakers: Mary Floyd-Wilson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Kathy Eden (Columbia University)

UPDATE: On DIASPORA WRITING ACROSS THE WORLD

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00am
Journal

UPDATE On DIASPORA WRITING

Scholarly papers are invited for a special number of an International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ISSN 0975 2897) published from India. The proposed special number will focus on various dimensons / aspcts / issues of DIASPORA WRITING across the world. The selected papers will be published in the January number of the journal. And these papers may also be included in an anthology of essays to be brought out separately by a reputed publisher from Delhi.
The word limit is 2500 to 4000 words.

For more details please contact the Editor: editorial.2008@indiatimes.com

Lesbian Representation on European Television

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 1:03am
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 10, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to lesbian representation on European television. Some possible television series include: Bad Girls, Skins, Sugar Rush, Plus Belle la Vie, Verbotene Liebe, and Hospital Central only to name a few.

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