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Renewing/Reknowing the Body

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 1:37pm
Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Students Association

In Precarious Life, Judith Butler writes that "[t]he body implies mortality, vulnerability, agency; the skin and the flesh expose us to the gaze of others, but also to touch, and to violence, and bodies put us at risk of becoming the agency and instrument of all these as well" (26). While Butler's analysis of the body and its potentialities emerges from considerations of life and its uncertain value, recent scholarship on the body reveals that it is a politically charged space where seemingly fixed concepts of identity, ethics, and ability destabilize from normative discourses.

Modernism and Aesthetics

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 1:12pm
Emerging Modernisms: Digital Modernism Collective

Call for Submissions: Modernism and Aesthetics
Emerging Modernisms: A Digital Modernisms Collective seeks contributions to an online journal relating to the broad topics of Modernism and Aesthetics. The purpose of Emerging Modernisms is to create a space for critical conversation, rigorous reading and collaborative discussion for emerging and established scholars of literary Modernism by taking innovative approaches to canonical Modernist texts and engaging with current debates in the field.

Adam's Dream: Imaginative Incarnations in the Long Eighteenth Century, 13th-14th April 2013, University of Cambridge

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 12:28pm
University of Cambridge, Faculty of English

The annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference, hosted by the Cambridge Faculty of English, will take place over the weekend of the 13th-14th April 2013. The conference will consist of six panels, chaired by Cambridge faculty members, during which graduate students will deliver papers of roughly twenty minutes in length.

"The Campus Novel as Equipment for Living"

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 12:25pm
Marta J. Lysik/Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin

I am inviting 300-word abstracts for a panel titled "The Campus Novel as Equipment for Living." The panel will be a organized within the framework of an international conference on Rhetoric as Equipment for Living. Kenneth Burke, Culture and Education, scheduled to take place May 22-25, 2013 in Ghent, Belgium.
Deadline: January 14th, 2013. Please email your abstract to .

Some Crazy Cliff -- the image of crisis in American Culture

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 9:56am
American Studies Association -- Nov 21-24, D.C.

From Elsie's plunge off a cliff in _Birth of a Nation_, to _The Catcher in the Rye_'s dream of shielding children from the danger of falling over "some crazy cliff," to the recent rhetoric of the "fiscal cliff" -- papers that analyze the use and manipulation of the prime image of crisis -- the cliff -- in American culture. 250-300 word abstracts + full contact information by January 20, noon.

Proposed Panel for ASA 2013: Beyond Blood and Treasure: Reconceptualizing War Debt

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 2:26pm
American Studies Association / War & Peace Studies Caucus

Beyond the familiar metrics of 'blood and treasure,' what does war cost? Contemporary American militarism is dominated by a fiduciary logic. The government establishes monetary values for lost limbs, injured brains, and disturbed psyches in assessing veterans' disability clams. In popular discourse and cultural production, veterans' sacrifices are figured as debts that every citizen owes. This sense of beholdenness may alternately inspire or inhibit anti-war protest or dissent. The notion of indebtedness generates particular forms of patriotism, and inflects practices of memorialization and remembrance.

The Dada App (MSA 15, August 29 - September 1, Brighton, UK)

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 11:08am
Merrill Cole / Western Illinois University

What contemporary uses can we make of Dada methods, techniques, innovations, and ideas? Should Dada inform our politics? Can it help to break us out of the postmodern ever-same, or is it the already-been-done, as Peter Bürger'€™s Theory of the Avant-Garde might suggest? Where is the Dada apparatus today?

SMART 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 8:58am
Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching

Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.

Special round-table: Personal Learning Environments
Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.
This includes providing support for learners to: set their own learning goals


Friday, January 11, 2013 - 8:43am
ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS, Iasi, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza"

Invitation to publish in ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS 12 (2/2012):

The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is March 4, 2013.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before July 15, 2013.
The e-publication of the AIC 12-th issue is planned for August 2013.

FEMINIST SYMPOSIUM: Boundaries, Bodies, and Dissidence March 29, 2013 (Submission Deadline February 1st 2013)

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 8:31am
Florida Atlantic University

FEMINIST SYMPOSIUM: Boundaries, Bodies, and Dissidence: Negotiating New Spaces of Feminist Knowledge on March 29, 2013

Florida Atlantic University's Women's Studies Graduate Student Association in collaboration with the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies proudly presents FAU's 15th Annual Women's Studies Graduate Student Association Symposium.

We welcome scholarly work by graduate students from all disciplines. We hope to encourage lively debate about issues of common interest and encourage further work in the fields of gender and women's studies issues.
This symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to present their ongoing work, thesis proposals or research papers.