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'Making It Work': US Thought and Culture Between Practice and Paralysis

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:58am
University of Michigan US Literatures and Cultures Consortium

Keynotes:
Paul Taylor (Philosophy / African American and Diaspora Studies, Penn State): author of Race: A Philosophical Introduction
Lisi Schoenbach (English, University of Tennessee Knoxville): author of Pragmatic Modernism

Transnational Americas

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:57am
Irish Association for American Studies

IAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 19 2013
Trinity College, Dublin

Transnational America(s)

Transnationalism holds particular resonance for American studies. Emerging from fragmented narratives of diaspora and fluid borders, it forms part of the foundational mythology of the United States. The term has a long history of use in racial dialectic, but its resonances permeate every aspect of contemporary (inter)national, cultural and economic identity.

3rd Global Conference: The Value of Work (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:49am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Value of Work

Sunday 1st September – Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and contemporary management have not been realised.

Situating Postcolonial Trauma Studies.

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 5:12am
Postcolonial Text

Call for Submissions
Postcolonial Text. Special Issue: Situating Postcolonial Trauma Studies. Saadi Nikro (ed)

Postcolonial Text is an open access, fully online journal, internationally peer-reviewed and accessible to a global audience. A quarterly journal, it is affiliated with the Open Humanities Press (OHP). The editors seek submissions for a special issue on postcolonial trauma studies.

In recent years trauma studies have been taken up by critics engaging postcolonial cultural production, or else cultural production in postcolonial contexts. The very term postcolonial trauma studies has come to gain some consistency as either a specific field of research or a range of conceptual applications across fields of research.

CFP: E-reading Between the Lines: 21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:29am
Higher Education Academy, UK and University of Brighton, UK

CFP: E-reading Between the Lines: 21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies
The Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, 2012-13

Cost: FREE (registration required)
Date: 5 July 2013
Location/venue: Checkland Building, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, UK

This unique one day event will reflect on the teaching of post-millennial literature in HE and FE and interrogate the use of digital and social technologies in teaching, assessment and creative writing to offer this emerging field as a new and directional source of understanding and inspiration for contemporary students, scholars, publishers and authors.

IAPL 2013: Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities (Singapore, 3-9 June)

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:15am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities
3-9 June 2013
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
37th Annual Conference
National University of Singapore

Singapore hosts Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities

[UPDATE] CSA 2013: Deconstructing Paradise (Grand Anse, Grenada- June 3-7, 2013)

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:05am
Jennifer Donahue

In Caribbean Transnationalism, Rubin Gowricharn finds that the Caribbean "has always had a romantic appeal to the imagination of the outsider…these notions are then attributed to the whole region." Using Gowricharn's assertion as a starting point, this panel aims to interrogate deconstructions of the "paradise myth." If, as Ian Stracharn asserts, "Under tourism, 'paradise' becomes more than a myth; it becomes a product, an item for sale," in what ways does contemporary Caribbean literature resist a culture of tourism? In what ways does literature offer a rebuttal to the myth of the Caribbean and push back against connotations of paradise, relaxation and adventure?

Ad mea tempora: Ovid in Ovidian Times (Graduate Colloquium) - March 9, 2013 - Abstracts due January 1, 2013

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:16pm
Warburg Institute

It is by now a critical commonplace to observe that the last 30 years have seen a dramatic reversal in Ovid's critical fortunes. From a maligned harbinger of Silver Latin, Ovid has moved to the centre of Latin literary criticism and classical reception studies. This critical reappraisal can, of course, be understood as a reversion to a periodic historical norm, with Ovid returning to the high esteem in which he was held for much of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. At the same time, the recent Ovidian revival seems to follow, almost inevitably, from contemporary cultural conditions: Ovid's irony and wit, the kaleidoscopically intertextual texture of his poetry.

Idiosycrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:50pm
Ph.D. Program in French

IDIOSYNCRASY

March 1, 2013

A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center

« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
–E.M. Cioran
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
–Henri Michaux

Update: BWWC CFP deadline 12/15/12; conference 4/4-4/6 2013 in Albuquerque, NM

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:32pm
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association

Conference keynotes: Devoney Looser, U of Missouri; Pamela Gilbert, U of Florida,

Plenary Panelists: Diane Long Hoeveler, Marquette; Kathy Psomiades, Duke; Linda Troost, Washington and Jefferson College

[UPDATE] 7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 3:25pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

Jim Harrison Panel (ALA May 23-26, 2013); due Jan 15, 2013

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:50am
Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association

The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2013 American Literature Association convention in Boston, May 23-26, 2013. All topics are welcome, but here are a few suggestions:

• Food in Harrison's work – the role played by food and wine in Harrison's fiction, non-fiction, or poetry
• Harrison and The North Woods: Michigan
• Harrison and The Sonoran Desert: Arizona
• Harrison in the context of contemporary "literary fiction"
• Harrison's poetry
• Harrison's influences
• Harrison's prefaces and introductions

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