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Queer People VI Art and Lives: Studies in the History and Representation of Sexualities Christ's College Cambridge,4–7 July 2012

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Mounsey, University of Winchester UK
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Call for Contributions:

After a decade of Queer People, we reach our sixth conference: a time for reflection or a time for looking forward? Or both? Has anything changed, and if so in what directions? Are there different goals in sight from when we began? Should queer academia respect the creative impulse in the same way as the critical?

We invite, stories, other artworks or performances as well as papers and proposals for panel sessions from any and all disciplines on the subject of sexuality. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for a twenty-minute piece, to the organizers. Please also attach a brief biography.

Please send abstracts by 30 September 2011 to

[UPDATE]: Great Writing - Creative Writing Conference [UK] (4/20/11; 6/18/11 - 6/19/11)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:32am
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Great Writing - International Creative Writing Conference

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Great Writing 2011

The UK's 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

Critical or creative presentations are invited for this, the 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011. (Limited remaining space – presentations from the UK, USA, continental Europe, Australia, China, and more!)

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit for next issue by 05/31/11)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Akademeia
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Akademeia is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding work from a wide range of disciplines and from scholars of all training levels. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, www.akademeia.ca. All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, canvas, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review

Modernist Marriage and Divorce - abstracts due 4/7

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Holly Jackson/ Modernist Studies Association 2011 Conference, Buffalo NY October 6-9
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From the rise of no-fault divorce to nativist anxiety about exogamy, the shifting structure of marriage is a defining preoccupation of modernist fiction. This panel will examine the cultural innovations that reshaped marriage in the modernist moment. How do representations of marriage relate to teleology/futurity? What formal structures and aesthetic strategies arise to represent the dissolution of the institution that traditionally represents narrative closure? Does divorce signify differently in American and British modernisms? Despite the spike in the divorce rate, is marriage itself resistant to modernization? Is marriage a site of nostalgia, a yardstick of historical change, an antiquated relic?

[UPDATE] CSECS/ABS/NEASECS 2011 panel, Adaptation and 18th-Century Literature--new deadline April 12

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society/Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.

Education and Utopia: Theory and Practice

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 5:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tyson Lewis, Montclair State University

The Society for Utopian Studies is holding its annual conference at Penn State College this year from October 20-23. In advance of a special issue of Utopian Studies on the theme of "utopia and education," I am putting together a panel on utopian pedagogies in theory and/or practice. Rather than education in utopian literature or utopian literature as educational process, I am interested in research that focuses on education itself as containing a utopian dimension and pedagogies/educational experiments that embody, enact, or elicit utopian possibilities.

Please submit a brief 100-250 word abstract of your proposal to me by no later May 1st.

"The Politics of Travel," Georgetown University, 3/30/12-4/1/12; Deadline: 10/1/11

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gary Totten / International Society for Travel Writing
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"The Politics of Travel":
The Seventh Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing

The International Society for Travel Writing invites you to join its seventh biennial conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from March 30th-April 1st 2012.

The conference has a special, but not exclusive, focus on "The Politics of Travel." Papers on this theme might address (but are not limited to) the following topics:

VIRTUAL FUTURES Conference - 18th-19th June 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Virtual Futures, Luke Robert Mason

VIRTUAL FUTURES
DIGITAL NATIVES: FEAR OF THE FLESH

University of Warwick, UK, 18-19 June 2011
http://virtualfutures.co.uk

"as art collapses into science, centralised control dissipates into networks, and culture migrates beyond man, the old models of explanation, classification and discussion are rendered obsolete."
-Virtual Futures, 1996

Community Connectivities/Temporal Belongings Workshop 20-21 June apps due 20 April

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester

Community Connectivities/Temporal Belongings is a two day interdisciplinary workshop seeking to explore the interconnections between time and community, broadly conceived.

Broadly speaking, research on the problem of community has focused on the task of analysing, challenging and transforming how particular qualities or attributes (be it race, gender, sexuality, place, interest, affinity, history, class etc.) are constructed as being 'in common'. The interest of this workshop is to explore how time might be involved in the production of the 'in common' that defines who or what can be included in a community.

Black and Brown Planets: the Politics of Race in Science Fiction—Essay Collection, 6/24/11

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Isiah Lavender, III
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The mass popularity of science fiction (sf) has shaped the racial politics of popular culture. Through the art and science of governing the complex relationships of people in society in the context of authority, arbitrary, yet traditional, divisions of human beings along lines of color (Caucasian, Negro, Mongoloid, and Latino) have been mirrored in science fiction. In short, skin color matters in our visions of the future. Though W.E.B. DuBois articulates "the color line" as "the problem of the twentieth century" well over a hundred years ago (41), it still remains a fearsome and complicated twenty-first century problem. This problem challenges, compromises, if not corrupts, all endeavors to build a better, more progressive world.

Human Rights and Social Justice in Asia October 22-October 23, 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 2:30pm
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40th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference

Call for Papers 2011 (DEADLINE: May 17, 2011)

40th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for

Asian Studies Conference at Princeton University

Human Rights and Social Justice in Asia

October 22-October 23, 2011

Human Rights and Social Justice in Asia is the theme for the next MAR/AAS Conference, hosted by Princeton University. In addition to the theme, we encourage participants to think about regional integration, transnational linkages, and Asia�s global impact. We welcome panels and papers from any scholarly field that substantively address topics related to the Asian region. We especially welcome papers on South and Southeast Asia.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED]'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol Department of English

'A Self-Conscious Voice' - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

Website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/english/events/selfconsciousvoice/
Poster: https://www.bris.ac.uk/english/events/selfconsciousvoice/poster-scv.pdf

MSA 13: The Global Reach of Modernism and the "British World" (Buffalo, NY; 6-9 October, 2011)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:38pm
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Modernist Studies Association

Recent landmark works in imperial historiography by such noteworthy scholars as John Darwin, James Belich, and Simon Potter have noted how conceptions of the British Empire began to change over the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Where before overseas migration to the colonies had born an innate stigma, the development of faster communication technologies, the expansion of international finance capital, and the emergence of a cultural sense of pan-Britishness all contributed to a reevaluation of the role of settler colonies within the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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