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Piecing Together Cultural Identity: Negotiation, Creation & Myth

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:27pm
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University of New Mexico
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We are seeking contributions that investigate the interdisciplinary implications of identity formation in fields such as literature, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, art history, political science, and sociology. Negotiation of identity takes place in a network of vast and turbulent discourses. Political, sexual, ethnic and economical constructions interplay with the present idealization of individuality and choice. How one defines oneself is vital to how one interacts with the world, the choices that we make, the ideas that we support: what is identity or what does identity consist of? Is it a myth, a construction that we choose, or something thrust upon us?

Piecing Together Cultural Identity: Negotiation, Creation & Myth

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of New Mexico
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We are seeking contributions that investigate the interdisciplinary implications of identity formation in fields such as literature, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, art history, political science, and sociology. Negotiation of identity takes place in a network of vast and turbulent discourses. Political, sexual, ethnic and economical constructions interplay with the present idealization of individuality and choice. How one defines oneself is vital to how one interacts with the world, the choices that we make, the ideas that we support: what is identity or what does identity consist of? Is it a myth, a construction that we choose, or something thrust upon us?

'Queer Sisterhoods' in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 2:14pm
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Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
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'Queer Sisterhoods' in Contemporary Women's Writing
A half-day symposium at Queen's University Belfast.
29th February 2012.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Tina O'Toole

UPDATE AELCO 2012 - SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS/SEGUNDA CIRCULAR

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:11pm
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Carmen M. Bretones Callejas
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8TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH COGNITIVE LIGUISTICS ASSOCIATION (AELCO 2012)/ VIII CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL BIANUAL DE LA ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE LINGÜÍSTICA COGNITIVA (AELCO 2012)

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Construals in language, thought and brain: What shapes what?
University of Almeria (Spain), 17-19 October, 2012

We cordially invite researchers, working within the field of Cognitive Linguistics – though not restricted to it –, to submit paper proposals on theoretical and applied studies on language and cognition. We also encourage workshop proposals.

[UPDATE] LITERARY ECOSYSTEMS AND NETWORKS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE ARTS AND SOCIETY - Extended: January 15, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:08pm
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Comparative Literature Graduate Conference at University of Alberta
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The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association invites proposals for papers and visual media projects for its 6th annual graduate conference at the University of Alberta on March 9-10, 2012. Originating from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative Literature students aim to bring together the literary ecosystems and networks from a variety of fields, using methodologies spanning different disciplines in relation to the arts and society in Canada and the world. We welcome comparative, theoretical, and applied participation that showcases the societal issues reflected in the arts and humanities research in different contexts.

UPDATE CFP deadline for 'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English' conference - 9th January 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:09pm
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Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln, UK

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

Following the success of the 2010 conference What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English – the first decade there will be a theme for the second conference, which will form the focus of a special issue of the new journal devoted to 21st century literature, C21 Literatures: A Journal of 21st-century Writings. The theme is the title of Paul Gauguin's painting, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

Vernacular Avant Gardes, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:34am
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Justin Parks
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Avant-garde and modernist artists often sought critical alternatives to modernity in folk cultural forms. In their attempts to reconcile "high" and "low" culture, these artists located their work within purportedly authentic traditions beyond the pale of cosmopolitan modernity, offering antidotes to the social, cultural, and economic problems of their present through recourse to cultural materials distant in space and time. At the same time, the emergence of an ethnographic turn within the social sciences offered to catalogue and archive materials from rapidly disappearing vernacular cultures.

Vernacular Avant Gardes, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Justin Parks
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Avant-garde and modernist artists often sought critical alternatives to modernity in folk cultural forms. In their attempts to reconcile "high" and "low" culture, these artists located their work within purportedly authentic traditions beyond the pale of cosmopolitan modernity, offering antidotes to the social, cultural, and economic problems of their present through recourse to cultural materials distant in space and time. At the same time, the emergence of an ethnographic turn within the social sciences offered to catalogue and archive materials from rapidly disappearing vernacular cultures.

"Principles of Uncertainty" May 4, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:54am
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CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department and Center for Critical Theory)

"Principles of Uncertainty"
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given as part of the CUNY Graduate Center's new Center for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice (March 23rd-25th, 2012)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 11:12pm
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The University of Ottawa English Graduate Students' Association

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline -- MEMORY REMAINS Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 3:50pm
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

Call for Conference and Film Festival Reports - Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 3 (Summer 2012)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 2:14pm
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Ian Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork

The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 3 – Summer 2012.
 Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography and contact information to the editors by 7 February 2012. Reports should be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished, in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere.

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