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Specters of the Author: 1st International Seminar on Literature, April 6, 2013, submission deadline: February 22, 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 9:36am
Faculty of Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

The fate of the author in the twentieth-century literature and literary criticism is as complex as it is fascinating. Entwined closely with that of the subject, whose capital punishment was pronounced by Ernst Mach in his famous "das Ich ist unrettbar", the path of the author as the sole carrier of meaning in a literary text led finally to his death at the hands of the structuralists, only to direct him back to life in the disillusioning post-modern play. And yet, whatever his position within a text may be, the existence of the author, of the person creating a literary work, is undeniable, even though this presence might not be admitted, remaining merely a spectral manifestation.

3rd Contemporary British and Irish Poetry Conference

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:44am
University of Manchester

The third Contemporary British and Irish Poetry Conference will be hosted by the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester in Sepember 2013.
Speakers will include Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Gwyneth Lewis, Don Paterson, Matthew Campbell, Clair Wills, Michael Symmons-Roberts, Sean O'Brien, Patrick McGuinness and Leontia Flynn
CALL FOR PAPERS: Papers should be 15-20 minutes long. Please send an abstract on one side of A4 by 1 Feb 2013 to manchesterpoetryconference@gmail.com: participants will be contacted by February 15.

[UPDATE] Imminent closing date of 1st Feb for CFP for Resurrecting the Book Conference 15-17 November 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:36am
Library of Birmingham, England and Newman University College

The closing date for the Call for Papers for

Resurrecting the Book: 15-17 November 2013, Library of Birmingham, England

is Friday 1st February 2013. Full details below

PLENARY SPEAKERS: Professor Sir David Cannadine, Princeton University;
Professor Johanna Drucker, UCLA;
Dr David Pearson, City of London Corporation;
Professor Nicholas Pickwoad, University of the Arts, London.

The Art of English - Friday 21st June 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:46am
Queen Mary, University of London

Faced with pressure to quantify and possibly to commodify our research and our teaching through the narrow and potentially homogenizing parameters of concepts such as 'impact', many researchers and teachers in English departments seem to retreat from the challenge of affirming what it is that we value in the study and teaching of English.

[UPDATE] Improvisation and Innovation: Clinicians, Scientists and Artists Together, Improving Performans

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:00pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Improvisation, the skill of top musicians, writers, clinicians, scientists, executives and other creatives, can give each of us new ways to respond better to change. In improvisation, we use our existing knowledge and skills to create something new in an unplanned, innovative way. Creative, innovative people from multiple disciplines can teach one another strategies to better utilise our skills of improvisation, skills which lead to enhanced performance in work, life and relationships.

Teaching Sustainability

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:17pm
Modern Language Association Two-Year College Discussion Group

For MLA Convention 2014 Chicago. Presentations that explore the teaching of sustainability in English and Foreign Languages, including place-based and project-based approaches to teaching in the environmental humanities. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2013 to Falk Cammin camminfalk@fhda.edu.

Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:59pm
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Last year we heard Barack Obama say "Yes, we can" for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy's "Gangnam Style" for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by repetition. As scholars embedded in a culture obsessed with imitation, parody, and countless other forms of re- acting, we ought to ask one another "what is the significance of repetition?" When is it a form of questioning or deconstruction, and when is it simply re(in)statement or obsession? We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, political, ethical, and literary implications of repetition.

Dieter Leisegang: Cultures, Contexts, Images and Text

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:14pm
Katherine Weiss / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

This panel seeks presentations which will explore the poetry, artwork or philosophy of Dieter Leisegang (1942-1973). 2013 will mark the anniversary of his death by suicide. However, in the 30 short years of his life, Leisegang published several books of poetry, philosophy, and created small miniature artworks. Additionally, he translated the literary works of W.H. Auden, Hart Crane and Edvard Kocbek into German and wrote cultural programs for German television. Leisegang was only 27 years old when he received his doctorate degree from the Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe University where he studied German philosophy under the direction of Theodor Adorno and Julius Schaaf. Thereafter, Leisegang taught philosophy and art theory, among other subjects.

Essay Collection - CW's Supernatural

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:53pm
Dr. Margo Collins

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of the CW television series Supernatural. The following categories suggest possibilities but are by no means exhaustive:

• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Gender
• Race
• Desire and Sexuality
• Hybridity
• Vampires
• Shapeshifters
• Ghosts and Hauntings
• Demons and Angels
• Heroism
• Villainy
• Desire
• History and Memory
• Family
• Power
• Possession and/or Mind Control

Vampire Diaries Edited Collection

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:23pm
Dr. Margo Collins

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Vampire Diaries (either the original books or the CW's television series). The following categories suggest possibilities but are by no means exhaustive:

• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Gender
• Race
• Vampirism
• Shapeshifters
• Hybridity
• Witchcraft
• Heroism
• Villainy
• Adolescence
• Desire
• History
• Memory
• Domesticity
• Power
• Possession and/or Mind Control

"The Kronstadt Moment - The Road to Damascus" - April 26th and 27th

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:50pm
Liberal Studies Department - The New School for Social Research, NY.

"The Kronstadt Moment - The Road to Damascus" is an interdisciplinary conference on conversion and disenchantment to be held on April 26th and 27th, 2013, at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Detailed information about the conference concept, keynote speakers, and submission guidelines are available on the conference website at: www.kronstadt-damascus.com

The call for papers deadline is March 1st, 2013.

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