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Reorientations: East Asia in Recent Anglophone Fiction/Journalism

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 12:04am
Mary Goodwin

Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. Following the 2013 MLA Boston roundtable on this topic, this CFP invites essays on how East Asia's emergence onto the world stage has been reflected in recent English-language literature, for possible inclusion in a book-length collection. Topics could include individual countries/literatures/writers or a broader view of "East Asia"; roundtable papers covered D Mitchell's Japan fiction, as well as modern children's literature of Korea, semi-autobiographical expat fiction from China, Taiwan and HK.

The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space [UPDATE] Conference Date March 23, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:41pm
English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University

Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.


Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:33pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's seventeenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th March 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

[UPDATE] Re/Invention 2013: Hysteria - Deadline Extended

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:03pm
California State University, Long Beach

Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Abstracts Due: Friday, 15 February 2013

London International Conference for Advanced Research in Business

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 5:34pm


London International Conference for Advanced Research in Business. The three day international gathering will bring together international researchers, practitioners, and scholars to share, exchange, communicate and present research findings and new ideas in diverse areas such as Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Banking, Management, Marketing, Information Systems, and Information Technology. The London International Conference is sponsored by International Advances for Research (IAFR) that leads to building worldwide research cooperation for the advancement of knowledge.

21st Century Pedagogies: MLA2014 Chicago (Jan 9-12)

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:48pm
Stacey Lee Donohue/Modern Language Association

Title of session: "21st Century Pedagogies"

Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2013

Description: Brief presentations that explore alternative teaching approaches, innovative pedagogy, and English or Foreign language classroom best practices departing from the traditional instructional model. Stacey Donohue

Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 2:51pm
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities/ California State University, Los Angeles

Keynote Speaker: Jose Muñoz, Professor of Performance Studies, New York University

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Emerging Scholars in Performance, ATHE 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:39pm
Performance Studies Focus Group of the Association for Theater in Higher Education

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2013 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars Panel. The theme of this year's conference, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4, 2013, is P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure, and Pedagogy.

Cyber-Nietzsche: Tunnels, Tightropes, Net-&-Meshworks (April 13 2013, 13:00-1800 @ The New School, NYC)

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:10pm
The Nietzsche Network & Center for Transformative Media at Parsons: The New School for Design

The 4th Annual Nietzsche Workshop @ Western (NWW.IV), 'Cyber-Nietzsche: Tunnels, Tightropes, Net-&-Meshworks', hosted by the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons: The New School for Design, April 13 2013, 13:00-18:00, invites proposals for 20-minute presentations on the relation of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy to Media Studies, Cybernetics, and the so-called 'Digital Humanities' (Human, All too Human?). Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be sent to by the end of February.

Excess: Special issue of The Comparatist

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:06pm
The Comparatist

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Excess
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the problematic of excess in comparative studies and literary theory. What constitutes excess today? What does it name? Who defines it? How do literature and art manage or register excess? How is excess connected to the task of interpretation? Is excess still synonymous with transgression and subversion? Have its connotations changed under the sway of neoliberalism? Topics of interest could include:

Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:20am
Simon Fraser University, English Department Graduate Conference

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now a year later, every day brings new evidence of how fragile and inconsistent that awakening was.
-Slavoj Zizek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

Collection on Transgressive Women in Global Speculative Fiction [2/28/2013]

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:54am
Valerie Guyant/ University of Wisconsin & Elizabeth Bowman/ University of Guam

The interconnection of speculative fiction, transgressions against social norms, gender studies, and global perspectives is compelling because speculative fiction allows for a unique approach to social critiques. The worlds that are created in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dystopian futures allow the genre to to explore new or imaginative societies, detached from existing or historical social structures. Such an environment of speculation has led many authors such as Joanna Russ, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Marge Piercy to utilize the genre to comment on women's concerns.