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kadar koli #8 -- "dystranslation" -- deadline Feb. 15, 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 1:39pm
habenicht press

After the enthusiastic response to last year's "violence" issue of kadar koli—featuring contributions from Joyelle McSweeney, Richard Owens, Rob Halpern, Julie Carr, josé felipe alvergue, Maggie Nelson, Diane di Prima, Emily Critchley, Justin Katko, Shin Yu Pai, Gloria Frym, Daniel C. Remein, Dale Smith, Jared Schickling, and Laura Kilbride—the theme of this issue of kadar koli is "dystranslation." This is our term for translation that presents some kind of difficulty or aporia that forces the translator (or editor, etc.) to make choices—gaps, smudges, mistakes that require interpretation.

UPDATE Life and Works of Jack London

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 1:29pm
Gina Rossetti/Popular Culture Association

The Popular Culture Association has extended all deadlines for its March, 2013 conference to Friday, December 7th.

I welcome any proposal on the life and works of Jack London. The Popular Culture Association Conference will be held March 27-30 in Washington, DC

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices February 22-23, 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:07am
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia

"Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut."
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")

This humorous observation from Wilhelm Busch has its roots in the vexing and intricate moral categories of virtues and vices. Does virtuous mean anything other than abstaining from vice? What affects the way in which we make ethical and moral decisions Which authority decides who is a sinner and who is a saint? Interpretations of virtues and vices fluctuate over time, and what is appropriate today is unbecoming tomorrow: be it the Crusades, witch hunts, and political martyrdom or Madame Bovary and "Sympathy for the Devil."

Deconstruction Summer Academy

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:28am
London Graduate School

The London Graduate School

Deconstruction Summer Academy

24-27 June 2013

The London Graduate School is pleased to announce the launch of its Deconstruction Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually for postgraduate students of any institutional affiliation. The inaugural Summer Academy is scheduled for 24-27 June, 2013. Admission is free of charge, but there are a limited number of places and entry is by application only.

Kennesaw State University's Second World Literature and Film Conference

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:53am
Larrie Dudenhoeffer/Kennesaw State University

Judith Butler, in the recent monograph Frames of War, argues that the mass media in times of crisis, whether from war, natural disaster, or economic meltdown, iterates certain normative values that shape the ways we react to the loss of others' lives. In short, these media images work to normalize the conditions that make some lives "obviously" worth grieving over and others not. However, as she also contends, they do so in non-deterministic ways: "to call the frame into question is to show that the frame never quite contained the scene it was meant to limn […] The frame never quite determined precisely what it is we see, think, recognize, and apprehend. Something exceeds the frame that troubles our sense of reality."

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline for RE:Humanities Dec 7

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 8:42pm
Re:Humanities/ Tri-College Digital Humanities

Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations.

Tara McPherson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Southern California) and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Hamilton College)

Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:

Edith Wharton & Cosmopolitanism: deadline Jan 15 2013 for ALA May 23-26, 2013

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 7:46pm
Edith Wharton Society

Call for Papers, American Literature Association (ALA)
Boston, Massachusetts
May 23-26, 2013
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to cosmopolitanism. Presentations might address Wharton's positions on questions of travel, expatriotism, the transatlantic, the urban, and/or the foreign. Papers might also consider Wharton's complicated relations to emergent theories of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and cosmopolitics. Please send abstracts and one-page CVs to Emily Orlando at by January 15, 2013.

[UPDATE] Revelation, Revulsion, & Revolution - April 5, 2013 - April 6, 2013 (Proposal submission extended to Jan. 13th, 2013)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 5:41pm
AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

"… Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?"
"Oh! Yes, quite; what can it be? But do not tell me — I would not be told upon any account. I know it must be a skeleton, I am sure it is Laurentina's skeleton. Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it..."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

The seventh annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics in revelation, revulsion, and revolution in literature, cinema, the writing process, popular culture and art, or in creative works of short fiction and poetry that explore this theme.

[UPDATE]: SW/TX PCA/ACA Deadline Extension (12/2/12; 2/13-16/13)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 1:33pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association


Join us for the 34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 13-16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The SW/TX PCA/ACA meeting is one of the largest annual conferences for popular culture studies. Conference is open to attendees from all regions of the US and from all areas outside the US.

Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012.

Crossing the Rubicon: Choices and Consequences in the Contested Space of Urban Education

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 1:06pm
J. Christian Watts/ Jack and Jill Politics

I am an Editorial Fellow for a national, long-established African American blog with a wide and diverse readership. Currently I am seeking new voices for an education series. The focus of the series, set to begin mid-January and will run on consecutive Sundays through March 2013, will be Education in Contested Space. That space may be economic, political, cultural, linguistic, societal, etc. However, the disparate forces pushing and pulling our educational system and our limited, ever-shrinking educational budgets is of great interest. Pay particular attention to the idea of resistance to educational advancement, how we navigate this space, and how the voices of change, i.e.