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[UPDATE] Anxieties and Innovations

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:14pm
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University of Rhode Island Graduate English Department

Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012

A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

Special issue of Frontiers--Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice. Deadline 6/15/12

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:02pm
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Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
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Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies invites submissions for a special issue on reproductive technologies and reproductive justice. In commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legacies of that decision, we welcome scholarly and creative works that analyze the contested terrains of reproduction in local, national, or transnational contexts. We are especially interested in the intersections between varied technologies to regulate, manage, or facilitate reproduction (e.g. abortion, contraception, surrogacy, population control, reproductive health, adoption), and claims for reproductive justice.

[UPDATE] Composting Culture ASLE-UKI 2012 Conference

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:40pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
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Composting Culture: Literature, Nature, Popular Culture, Science – ASLE – UKI Biennial Conference, Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th September 2012

The website for this conference is now online with registration details to follow: www.worcester.ac.uk/compostingculture . Please note revised conference dates. The deadline for proposals for papers is 29th February 2012.

[UPDATE] AWP 2013 - The End of Postmodernism in the Digital Age

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:30pm
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Ruben Quesada
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Seeking proposals for a panel (& book project) on "The End of Postmodernism in the Digital Age." I am interested in a broad spectrum of approaches focusing on creative writing, including: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film. I welcome abstracts from convergent and divergent perspectives.

Queer (In)Security @ UC Davis May 3-4 | DEADLINE March 15

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:16pm
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UC Davis Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster

The Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and the Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster of UC Davis are pleased to announce a joint conference, "Queer (In)Security," to be held May 3-4, 2012 at the University of California, Davis.

The conference topic emerges from campus-wide discussions about the role of a militarized police force on the UC campuses, highlighted by violent responses to the Occupy movement. At the same time, the neoliberal university, precipitated by budget cuts and calls for privatization, has destabilized institutional forms of resistance like queer studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.

CFP: Solitary Spectacles: (MSA: Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012). Submissions due March 23.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:09pm
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Kerry Higgins Wendt/ Modernist Studies Association
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Solitary Spectacles

Proposed Panel for the Modernist Studies Association's 14th Conference, "Modernism and Spectacle," October 18-21, 2012, in Las Vegas.

Modernist writers experimented to find both the essence and the furthest limits of their genres, as well as how their genres intersected with each other and with the other arts. This panel will investigate how modernist writers used spectacle within genres that normally don't lend themselves to spectacle: in what ways, to what ends, and to what effects did Modernist writers use spectacle (theatrical, painterly, or musical means) in their novels and poems – in works understood to be usually read silently and solitarily?

Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 20 September 2012

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:04pm
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The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

Articles on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner are invited for the 2012 issue of the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.
Contributions should be no more than 5000 words long, and be emailed to the editor by 20 September 2012.
Further information is available from the editor at Helen.Sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk or from The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society at http://www.townsendwarner.com

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:59am
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Word Hoard: A new interdisciplinary journal from the University of Western Ontario English Graduate Society

The editors at Word Hoard, a new interdisciplinary journal at the University of Western Ontario, are pleased to announce our inaugural issue. We are seeking submissions of between 3000 and 5000 words related to the interwoven ideas of Community and Dissent. Topics may examine multiple historical periods of literature, cultural studies, philosophy, or theoretical thought. Submissions are due 5 March 2012, addressed to wordhoard.editors@gmail.com; include a brief biographical sketch and an abstract of 150 words, but don't include your name on the submission itself. Please see the attached Call for Papers for further details.

Conceivable subjects could include the following:

Cultural Equity: The Politics of Folklore, Archives, and Digitization

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:14am
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Meredith McCarroll/Clemson University
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SAMLA Panel, November 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC
Throughout his lifetime of travelling to collect and record folk traditions, Alan Lomax developed a devotion to what he called "cultural equity"—a conceptual leveling of cultures made available to all who are interested. As Lomax's collection at the Library of Congress goes public after a long digitization process, the promise of access to all is becoming a reality. This panel investigates the role of the archivist/folklorist as well at the impact of digitization on collections like Lomax'. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the questions raised here. We seek article interested in, but not limited to:
• The role of the folklorist

Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:59am
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Durham MEMSA (Medieval and Early Modern Student Association)
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Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

Durham University, 5-6 July 2012

Keynote Speakers: Professor David Cowling, Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham and Professor Margaret Cormack, College of Charleston, South Carolina

The Medieval and Early Modern Student Association of Durham University is holding its annual interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early career researchers and seeks papers on the theme of "Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures". Attached please find the complete call for papers.

9th Global Conference: War, Civil Conflict, Security and Peace (November, 2012: Salzburg, Austria)

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:41am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
War, Civil Conflict, Security and Peace

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

What is the experience of war and what does it mean to us? Is war an extension of politics by other means? The locomotive of technology? Does a state of peace truly exist, or do we perpetually live in absentia bello ? Is humankind at war in its most natural state; or is human society – despite perceptions and ongoing conflict around the world today – actually moving toward an aversion to war and toward a state of peace? Are Human Rights illusory and is the quest for Human Security achievable?

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