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MLA 2013 Boston "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"; March 1, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
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CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:
Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal, brief bio

Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012

Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (jekuskey@syr.edu)

SCMLA-Nov. 8-10, 2012-Death, Eros, and the Literary Enterprise-French Lit. 1600-1850

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Abbey Carrico, Emory University
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French II: Literature, 1600-1850: We invite paper proposals that relate to the conference theme "Death, Eros, and the Literary Enterprise" and that treat texts within the given date range. Abstracts of no more than 500 words or complete papers should be sent to the session chair by March 30, 2012. Participants must be members of the SCMLA by May 31, 2012 and may only deliver one paper at the conference. Papers may be delivered in English or in French.

Chair: Abbey Carrico, Emory University, abbey.carrico@emory.edu
Secretary: Cristian Bratu, Baylor University, crisitan_bratu@baylor.edu

Recovering Thoreau's Topography

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association/Thoreau Society

How have recent projects in digital mapping, biogeography, cultural geography, and environmental history informed and challenged literary scholarship on Thoreau? This panel will focus on the implications for literary scholarship of these various topographical studies of Thoreau's country.

Please send two-page abstract (for a 15-minute presentation) and c.v. by March 1, 2012, to rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu.

Extending Spaces, Community Places: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (March 10th, 2010)

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 10:17am
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West Virginia University, English Graduate Student Organization Colloquium

Extending Spaces, Community Places: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Saturday, March 10th, 2010
West Virginia University

Organized by English Graduate Student Organization and sponsored by WVU English Department

European Association for American Studies (EAAS) 2012 Conference Website

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:53am
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
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Dear Colleagues,

Our conference website is ready: http://www.eaas2012.org/en/

On the website, you'll find the registration form, complete with hotel
and tour information, as well as the updated conference program.

Please help us publicize the conference by sharing it with your colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you in Izmir.

CEU Summer University 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:39am
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Central European University - Summer University
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Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school (June 4-July 27, 2012) is a program in English for graduate students, university teachers, researchers and professionals in the social sciences and humanities. It draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.

Medieval Imaginaries of History, Alterity and Empire, 18-20 May, University of Bern, Switzerland

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:37am
full name / name of organization: 
GNEL/ASNEL annual conference, English Department, University of Bern, Switzerland. Section organizer: Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Staehler

Medieval Imaginaries of History, Alterity and Empire

Medieval Section within the GNEL/ASNEL Annual Conference, Berne, May 18 – 20, 2012, on "Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History and the Demise of Empires" (http://www.gnel2012.ens.unibe.ch)

"Robert Frost: A Reappraisal" at MLA 2013

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:24am
full name / name of organization: 
The Robert Frost Society
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The Robert Frost Society is sponsoring a session at the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention which will be held in Boston from 3 to 6 January 2013. We invite papers on any aspect of Frost's work or his life as a public intellectual or a celebrity, on his interests, influences and inspirations. We most welcome fresh perspectives on topics including the following: Frost as a celebrity; Frost in Washington D.C., Frost's prose, notebooks and letters; Frost and cultural studies, Frost and visual arts, Frost and American history; a modernist and post-modernist Frost; Frost abroad.
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2012. Papers not accepted for the MLA will be considered for ALA 2013

WELCOMING STRANGERS 27 April 2012 - CFP Deadline 31 January 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 4:05am
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Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London

Call for papers: WELCOMING STRANGERS
An international, interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, 27 April 2012
Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Professor Robin Cohen (Emeritus Professor and Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded Oxford Diasporas Programme, University of Oxford
Professor John Hill (Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Renaissance Translation and Transmission (October 18-21, 2012)

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
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The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Papers might consider, for instance,

Space and Spatiality: Mending Walls and Boundaries

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sura P. Rath
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Papers are invited for presentation at the RMMLA 2012 annual convention on

"Space and Spatiality: Mending Walls and Boundaries"

Papers should explore some of the following topics, among others:
• Define spatiality
• Space and place
• Multiple spaces: land, sky, and sea
• Private, public, and hybrid spaces
• Walls/boundaries that separate people and places
• Real and virtual space; gendered and neutral space
• Space in the disciplines: in literature, architecture, geography, etc.
Proposals (100-200 words) should be sent to sura.rath@unt.edu by March 1, 2012.

Pynchon's California: Essay Collection

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott McClintock and John Miller

Proposals are being sought for an edited collection of essays that examine Thomas Pynchon's "California novels" (The Crying of Lot 49, Vineland, and Inherent Vice) as a group and/or his use or representation of California in his fiction and other writing. Papers on other related topics, such as the relation of Pynchon's work to that of other California writers, or even attempts at biographical criticism focusing on his California experiences, are also welcome. We are particularly interested in essays that deal with more than one work, but will consider relevant proposals that deal with single works.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary English Studies

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 5:11pm
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Red River Graduate Student Conference -- English Department -- NDSU
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Interdisciplinary English Studies
Red River Graduate Student Conference
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
March 23-24, 2012

*Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gail Houston, University of New Mexico

The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, invites you to consider issues of interdisciplinary scholarship grounded in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, and communication studies at this year's Red River Graduate Student Conference. Other topics related to language, writing, and culture are also welcome.

Radical Maneuvers: Discourses of the New: Call for Abstracts (April 28th, 2012, Cornell University)

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 3:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cornell Undergraduate Comparative Literature Society

The Undergraduate Comparative Literature Association at Cornell University cordially invites submissions of 300-500 word abstracts by other undergraduates for twenty-minute papers for its first annual undergraduate conference.

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