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Parody of Robert Frost's "Dust of Snow"

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 11:22pm
Lindsay Toppert

"Flakes of Snow"
An unruly crow
Shook down on he
The flakes of snow
From a hemlock tree.

Suddenly aware
But impact not made,
Fulfilled without care
There the bird was laid.

OSU hosts: Journeys; March 6, 2010

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 3:48pm
Germanic Graduate Student Organization

A Conference Presented by the Germanic Graduate Student Association of The Ohio State University

March 6, 2010
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
With Keynote Speaker Elke Frederiksen, Ph.D., University of Maryland

"Man kann eine Grenze nur erkennen, wenn man sie zu überschreiten versucht."
—Heinrich Böll

[UPDATE] Shakespeare on Film and Television, February 10-13, 2010

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 3:45pm
Richard Vela or Kelli Marshall / Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM AND TELEVISION
Richard Vela
English and Theatre Department
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC 28372
richard.vela@uncp.edu

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Papers presently being sought for SHAKESPEARE ON FILM AND TELEVISION

Performing Colonial Modernity - 18 & 19 May 2010

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 1:54pm
University of Edinburgh

'PERFORMING COLONIAL MODERNITY'

Bringing together the University of Edinburgh's world-leading Centre for African Studies, Centre of South Asian Studies, and Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, this conference seeks to create an intellectual forum in which to explore the entanglement of colonial encounters with attempts to realise recognisably modern regimes of state power and social control.

The organisers wish to encourage re-appraisals of both colonialism and modernity from POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS and EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHERS.

We leave it to the imaginations of prospective contributors—and the historical actors appearing in them—to conceptualise the two phenomena and their relationship.

Updated--Extended Deadline: Transnational Feminist Responses and the Torture of "Enemies"(11/23/09; 04/01/10-04/04/10)

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 1:40pm
Basuli Deb/University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Call for Papers

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
April 1-4, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana

The deadline for a 250 word paper proposal has now been extended to 23 Nov. 2009
(to be submitted through the ACLA website at http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php)

Transnational Feminist Responses and the Torture of "Enemies"

In "Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, and Human Rights" Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg underlines:

Identity and 'the Other British Isles', 24-25 June 2010

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 1:03pm
Academy for the Study of Britishness, University of Huddersfield

http://www2.hud.ac.uk/asb/identity_and_other_british_isles.php
As issues of nationalism, identity, and what it means to be 'British' continue to affect the cultural and political landscape of Britain itself, its impact on the islands that share (or have shared) a cultural heritage with the United Kingdom has become new ground for academics.

Arthurian-Themed Comics Collection

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:41am
Michael A Torregrossa / The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

In commemoration of the upcoming 75 anniversary of PRINCE VALIANT, I am seeking brief proposals (apx. 200-500 words) for a collection of essays on comics (comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, web comics, and adaptations into other media) based on or inspired by the Arthurian tradition. The collection will be edited by myself and Jason Tondro.

Please submit proposals to the editors by 31 January 2010.

Michael A. Torregrossa
Co-Founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
http://PopularCultureandtheMiddleAges.blogspot.com/

5th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cybercultures, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2010: Oxford United Kingdom)

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:31am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 11th July 2010 – Tuesday 13th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

Realisms in Contemporary Culture

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:24am
Dorothee Birke / FRIAS, Freiburg University

Realisms in Contemporary Culture:
Theories, Politics and Medial Configurations
23. Sept. – 25. Sept. 2010 / FRIAS (Freiburg University), Germany

NECS 2010 Conference: Urban Mediations

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 5:36am
NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) in cooperation with Communication Faculty, Kadir Has University

Founded in February of 2006, NECS, the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, brings together scholars and researchers in the field of cinema, film and media studies with archivists and film and media professionals. A first NECS workshop was held in Berlin on the occasion of the network's founding in 2006, followed by large international conferences in Vienna 2007, Budapest 2008 and Lund 2009. Over the last three years, NECS has attracted more than 600 members worldwide. Detailed information on NECS can be found on the NECS website, www.necs-initiative.org.