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[UPDATE] Stasis in the Medieval World, 13th-14th April 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:46pm
University College London

The Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series (EMICS) is pleased to present 'Stasis in the Medieval World', to be held at University College London on 13th-14th April 2013. Continuing the discussion begun by the University of York's 'Transition in the Medieval World' conferences in 2012, this conference will seek to establish the extent to which aspects of medieval life and culture remained static during this period.

SCMLA, New Orleans, LA - Oct. 3-5, 2013: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject." - French Lit. II (1600-1850)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:32pm
Cristian Bratu

French Literature II (1600-1850): We invite paper proposals that relate to the conference theme "Masking and Unmasking the Subject" 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, 2013. 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: Dr. Cristian Bratu, Baylor University
cristian_bratu@baylor.edu

HACU's 2013 Annual Conference Call for Presentations DEADLINE: April 19, 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:12pm
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

HACU's 2013 Annual Conference Call for Papers
DEADLINE: April 19, 2013

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its 2013 Annual Conference October 26-28 in Chicago, IL. HACU's premier national conference features sessions about the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.

HACU Conference Format
HACU's Annual Conference will feature general sessions with keynote speakers, and conference track sessions featuring individual presenters, panel discussions, and informative workshops.

[UPDATE] Coming Home: Stony Brook University's 25th Annual English Department Graduate Conference--Rescheduled Date: March 16

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:47pm
Graduate English Society, Stony Brook University, NY

Due to the weather in the northeast last week, 'Coming Home' has been rescheduled and will now be held on Saturday, March 16. Due to the rescheduling, we have extended the deadline for proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?

The Fourth International Conference on the Image

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:16pm
common Ground Publishing

CFP: The Fourth International Conference on the Image
Location: Chicago, USA
Date: 18-19 October 2013

Conference Focus
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia. Our conference themes include: The Form of the Image, Image Work, and The Image in Society.

Final Proposal Deadline: September 5 2013
Final Registration Deadline: September 18 2013

Plenary Speakers
Natasha Egan, Colombia College Chicago
W.J.T. Mitchell, University of Chicago

Teaching and Hospitality (MLA, Chicago 2014)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:10pm
Jacob Stratman, John Brown University

This roundtable will explore how hospitality as a metaphor for teaching informs particular pedagogical decisions. How does "hospitality" conceptualize the teaching/learning experience?

Paper topics can include:
--"hospitality" vs. other metaphorss (e.g. business)
--host/guest paradigm
--recognition
--(dis)comfort
--food
--physical space
--storytelling
--boundaries
--stranger / "other"

Please send abstracts of 300 words to jstratman@jbu.edu by March 12.

Interpretations of Greek Myths

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Call for Papers
2013 RMMLA Convention
VANCOUVER, Washington, USA ~ October 10-12, 2013

The deadline to submit a proposal to a session chair is MARCH 1.

Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths.
This session is dedicated to any interpretation of Greek myths. Example topics might be Anne Carson's representations of Herakles and Geryon in The Autobiography of Red, performance analyses of plays, significant allusions in texts, etc.

Political Theology, Re-enchantment, and Literature

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:52pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Call for Papers
2013 RMMLA Convention
VANCOUVER, Washington, USA ~ October 10-12, 2013
The deadline to submit a proposal to a session chair is MARCH 1.

Political Theology, Re-enchantment and Literature

Description: How does literature code enchantment or re-enchantment? How might literary study present a "secular" venue for public discourse about religion and spirituality in states of exception?

The Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:51pm
Common Ground Publishing

CFP: The Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 24-26 June 2013

Conference Focus
The purpose of the annual Arts Conference is to create an intellectual platform for the arts and arts practices, and to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. It is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities.

The Work of Harry Mathews

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Call for Papers
2013 RMMLA Convention
VANCOUVER, Washington, USA ~ October 10-12, 2013
The deadline to submit a proposal to a session chair is MARCH 1.

The Work of Harry Mathews.

Description: American Oulipo Writer Harry Mathews' fiction, poetry, or non-fiction. Papers are welcome dealing with any aspect of Mathews' work (15 minute presentations).

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session -- Vancouver, WA (Proposals 3/1/2013; Conference 10/10-12/2013)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:09pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Vancouver, WA.

250-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of English Nineteenth-Century Literature are welcome. Please also include a brief CV or equivalent biographical statement. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. The deadline for submission is 3/1/2013, and the conference will be held in Vancouver, WA on October 10-12, 2013.

Please note that accepted presenters will need to be current in their RMMLA dues by 4/1/2013. Abstracts and CVs may be emailed as Word, RTF or PDF attachments to srogers@weber.edu or sent via regular mail to Scott Rogers, 1404 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 84408.

Modernism and the Queer Ordinary (MSA 15)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:42am
Mary Wilson / Christopher Newport University

"Queer" has become a familiar modifier of "modernism," to the point that Heather Love could argue in PMLA that "of all the forms of marginal modernism that have surfaced in the past couple of decades, queer modernism seems particularly likely to merge into modernism proper." The etymological history of the term "queer" shows that it has always signaled deviance, with its connotations of strangeness, oddity, and peculiarity, whether or not the term has been used as a weapon or embraced as an identity. That legacy perhaps clarifies why queer seems to fit so well with the new modernist studies, which has enabled us to understand anew modernism's multiplicitous, challenging engagements with modernity.

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