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Women and Work: panel proposed for ASA conference, November 21-24, 2013, Washington, D.C.

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 2:55pm
American Studies Association

The meaning of "women's work" has never been stable. While women have consistently engaged with the production of home as well as labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualized as wage-for-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. "Women and Work" seeks to explore the many ways that women have offered their labor in service of their families, their communities, and their nation and how labor has contributed to women's sense of belonging to (or exclusion from) these same communities. How do U.S. women represent the work of being women -- where "work" encompasses not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?

Sir Walter Scott and Music (MLA 2014)

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:09am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of _Waverley_, the Lyrica Society is sponsoring a session on the interconnection between the works of Sir Walter Scott and music. And the connection is great. Scott's works were the basis for countless operas and musical theatre pieces, as well as texts for many songs.

We invite 250-350 word proposals by March 1st, 2013 on any aspect of Scott and music. Send them to DrJSDailey@aol.com, and put "Scott MLA 2014" in the subject line.

AFROEUROPE@NS IV:Black identities and cultures in Europe - 1st to 4th October 2013, London.

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 8:35am
Afroeurope@s

Afroeurope@s/Afroeurope@ns is an international research and development group funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The group is holding its fourth international conference in London from 1-4 October 2013 at Senate House, Malet House, London WC1E 7HU. The conference is supported by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, and by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, Department of English at The Open University.

[MLA Session] Global Art, Western American Context

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 8:31am
Western Literature Association / Max Despain

Chicago, the 2014 MLA conference location, inspires thought about the individual experience of works of art, and, as the Chicago Art Institute describes: "the irreplaceable embodiments of the creative impulse from all times and areas," within the specific context of the American West. From elaborate collections found in museums such as the Chicago Art Institute to the somewhat simple act of reading Shakespeare in a small Western town, how does experiencing art removed from its original context and placed in an utterly different location and time influence original Western American artistic production?

International IIE Conference June 26-28, 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey http://www.iieistanbul.org/

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 6:38am
International Conference in Industrial Engineering

The IIE sponsored International Conference in Industrial Engineering with the signature theme of "The Global Reach of Industrial Engineering" will be organized between June 26 – 28, 2013 in Istanbul. The Conference will bring together researchers and practitioners from across the world in the many diverse disciplines in Industrial Engineering including Operations Research, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering. It will also offer participants an opportunity to look ahead into future trends.
Participants are invited to submit their work on the following general areas, relevant to the conference theme.
• Supply Chain
• Logistics
• Inventory Management
• Pricing

The Open I: Decoding Exposure (2/1; 4/13)

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:56pm
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

CALL for PAPERS: The Open I: Decoding Exposure
Sixth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 13, 2013
Keynote: Wayne Koestenbaum, Distinguished Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center

"Instant communication mechanisms are especially gifted at spreading humiliation's toxic cloud. Does virtual communication make desubjectification easy? The same could have been said about the telephone or the telegraph. Or the typewriter." – Wayne Koestenbaum, Humiliation
"The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture"
– Roland Barthes, Death of the Author

ASA 2013, "Food, Debt and the Anti-Capitalist Imagination"

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 5:53pm
Sarika Chandra

ASA 2013, Food, Debt and the Anti-Capitalist Imagination

Proposals are invited for a special session on "Food, Debt and the Anti-Capitalist Imagination" to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Washington DC, November 21-24. 2013.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:55pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

MadLit 2013: Deadline January 1

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:09pm
UW-Madison English Graduate Student Association

MadLit 2013 Call for Papers

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

CFP: Queer Parents in Cultural Production

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 2:46pm
Ed Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Conference: Cultural Studies Association at Chicago, IL

Conference Dates: Thursday May 23rd to Sunday the 26th 2013

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, February 1 2013

International Workshop on the Quuestion of Methodology in Humanities and Social Sciences

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 1:08pm
c pracsis

The proposed C PRACSIS international workshop on the question of Methodology in Social Sciences and Humanities Research addresses the issues related to the methodological aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities in our time. Renowned social scientist Arjun Appadurai (Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the New York University) and Bruce Kapferer (Professor of Anthropology at the University of Bergen and Honorary Professor at University College London) will lead the Workshop to be held on 2 and 3 February 2013 at the Centre for Media Studies, College Road Thrissur, Kerala, India.

[UPDATE] Health, Mental Health and Literature

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:40pm
Boston College

The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider the intersection between health, mental health, and literature.

Considering recent interdisciplinary developments in the field of Medical Humanities, we are interested in exploring the ways in which literature and other creative arts have attempted to represent or otherwise understand health, which is so often analyzed from a clinical or scientific perspective. We seek papers that work to synthesize medical and/or clinical approaches and literary approaches to the mind and body. What can be gained by merging multiple perspectives?

[UPDATE] PURITY: A Call For Papers

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:18am
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing Theory, Theorizing Performance: Conceptualization, Execution, and Documentation, due January 22

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:15am
A Graduate Student Conference with the Theatre and Drama Department at University of Wisconsin Madison

March 16, 2013
With keynote speakers:
Chloe Johnston, Assistant Professor of Theater, Lake Forest College, writer and performer with the Neo-Futurists
Coya Paz, Assistant Professor of Theater, Depaul University, founding member of Proyecto Latina, co-director of the Resident Ensemble at Free Street Theatre, Artistic Director for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex

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