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Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing - dealine Dec 12th 2012

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 10:28pm
Early Modern Women’s Research Network (EMWRN) stream @ University of Reading Early Modern Studies Conference, 9 - 11 July 2013

Call for Papers
Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing
University of Reading Early Modern Studies Conference, 9 - 11 July 2013

CFP: Seminar ACLA 2013 - Timekeeping in Print

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:45pm
Mayra Bottaro (UC Berkeley)

This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted on the ACLA website: < http://www.acla.org/acla2013/> by November 15, 2012.
Timekeeping in Print: the Literary Register of New Temporalities

ACLA 2013 Seminar: Migrant Cartography: (Dis)Placing South Asia (DEADLINE: November 15)

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:28pm
Nida Sajid / Rutgers University

With more than 14% of the world's refugee population, South Asia, as a region, hosts the fourth largest concentration of refugees. Displaced on account of religious, ethnic and political conflicts, refugee communities force us to experience the fluidity of borders from within the cartography of nations. From the refugee cross-border migrations during the Partition of India in 1947 to the more recent Tamil refugee crisis in Sri Lanka, the influx of Afghan war refugees in Pakistan, and the relocation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, modern South Asia has repeatedly witnessed the pain of people in a state of statelessness.

Transformative Literacies: Medieval and Early Modern Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, Univ. of MD, 4/19-4/20, 2013

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 6:18pm
Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Univ. of MD

The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland invites submissions that explore the topic of "Transformative Literacies" for a graduate student-faculty conference that will be held April 19th-20th, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park. This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to foster insightful and vigorous conversation on this topic through an innovative format that includes paper panels, roundtables, and plenary sessions (TBA).

Transformative Literacies: Medieval and Early Modern Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, Univ. of MD, 4/19-4/20, 2013

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 6:18pm
Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Univ. of MD

The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland invites submissions that explore the topic of "Transformative Literacies" for a graduate student-faculty conference that will be held April 19th-20th, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park. This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to foster insightful and vigorous conversation on this topic through an innovative format that includes paper panels, roundtables, and plenary sessions (TBA).

Gendering the Book in the Long Eighteenth Century, 13 July 2013

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:37pm
University of Leeds

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers for Gendering the Book, a one-day conference to be held at the University of Leeds. The conference will close with a keynote address from Professor Richard Cronin (University of Glasgow).
This conference aims to connect recent scholarship in the areas of book-history and material culture to work on Romantic constructions of masculinity and femininity by considering how men and women in the long eighteenth century imagined their relationship to textual objects. How did cultures of production, consumption, and exchange contribute to the construction of gendered identities? Did these practices and identities change over time, and how far was the book itself a gendered object?

UPDATE Visual Arts SW/TX PCA/ACA

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:09pm
Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association

DEADLINE: NOV. 16, 2012

The Visual Arts Area seeks research in all aspects of visual art concerning the American experience, past and present. Relevant media may include photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, mixed media works and installations, video, digital media, special collections, online collections, public art, maps, printmaking and lithography, and more.

Papers related to this year's theme of "popular/American culture(s) in a global context" are especially encouraged, as are papers related to our conference's home in the American West / Southwest.

Some topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] ACLA 2013: "Repositioning America as an Atlantic and Pacific Nation" (April 4-7, 2013) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION NOV. 15

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:54pm
American Comparative Literature Association [ACLA]

"The United States," says Bruce Cumings, "is the only great power with long Atlantic and Pacific coasts, making it simultaneously an Atlantic and a Pacific nation." Yet, theorizations of transnational America conventionally focus on one or the other, not both. This seminar explores the challenge of situating America bicoastally as a problem of epistemology that engaging with American literary and philosophical histories can illuminate. We posit alongside Carolyn Porter that what vexes the American subject's ability to position itself in history and geography is an Emersonian literary tradition of ahistorical and reified consciousness.

Repositioning America as an Atlantic and Pacific Nation [DEADLINE NOV. 15TH, 2012]

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:38pm
American Comparative Literature Association [ACLA]

"The United States," says Bruce Cumings, "is the only great power with long Atlantic and Pacific coasts, making it simultaneously an Atlantic and a Pacific nation." Yet, theorizations of transnational America conventionally focus on one or the other, not both. This seminar explores the challenge of situating America bicoastally as a problem of epistemology that engaging with American literary and philosophical histories can illuminate. We posit alongside Carolyn Porter that what vexes the American subject's ability to position itself in history and geography is an Emersonian literary tradition of ahistorical and reified consciousness.

Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship out of the Ivory Tower, Purdue American Studies' 38th Graduate Symposium, April 17-19, 2013

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 3:11pm
M. Lilly Marsh/ American Studies Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

The American Studies Program at Purdue University announces its 38th annual Symposium to be held April 17-19, 2013. This event is organized by graduate students and encourages participation from undergraduate and graduate-level scholars. In acknowledging the importance of interdisciplinary studies, the Symposium Committee invites papers from students of all disciplines to engage the theme "Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship out of the Ivory Tower."

Critical Themes at the New School call for Proposals by January 1st, 2012

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 1:26pm
William Daniel/New School Critical Themes

Dear University of Pennsylvania,
I am contacting you on behalf of the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City. I would like to invite students in the Department of English to present at our upcoming annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference taking place April 5 - 6, 2012 in New York City. You will find our call for proposals attached as a PDF file, which asks applicants to submit their proposals by January 1st, 2012.(In this case email outreach coordinator for PDF)

[UPDATE: Deadline Extension] - Acts of Asylum - April 5, 2013

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:43pm
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts

The new deadline is December 15, 2012.

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 4, 2013.

Call for Papers for a Panel for the Tangier Conference: Performance in/and of the public sphere Tangier Tetouan Morocco June 1 -

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:41pm
Marjorie Kanter/ICPS International Centre for Performance Studies

Tangier Conference/Performance

Call for Papers for a Panel for the Tangier Conference: Performance in/and of the public sphere Tangier Tetouan Morocco June 1 - 3, 2013

The conference aims at reframing the discussion on the public sphere and questioning the performative articulations of political critique.

PANEL
Points of View: The Public Sphere Crossing Disciplines and Cultures

Marginalia: Life on the Edges, February 15 and 16, 2013

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:27pm
University of North Carolina Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program

The 13th annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals that engage broadly with the notion of marginalia. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions ranging in historical focus from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Our topic is intended to be expansive rather than limiting; while papers may certainly consider marginalia as they appear in manuscripts, they are also welcome to dwell on other kinds of marginal entities—be they social groups, texts, dialects, etc. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

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