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If we cannot inherit the earth, what next? Perpignan, France-May 23-27, 2012

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 3:09am
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association in France (AFEA)
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This session at the French American Studies Association's 2012 Colloquium (centering on the theme of Heritage) investigates the ways in which the relation between the land and its occupants has to be rethought in the light of ecocriticism. The national history of the United States, which juxtaposes the spoliation and displacement of indigenous peoples and the influx of immigrants from other continents, renders the concept of heritage problematic. Native Americans conceptualized their relationship to the land differently from the English colonists, who saw it as property to be claimed, utilized, and exchanged or passed on to their descendants.

CFP: Pedagogies and the Profession - Deadline Dec. 1, 2011

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 7:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
(For best consideration dates, see details below)

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

[UPDATE] Comparative Literature Papers for Spring Publication 2012

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 7:50pm
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UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
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The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its spring 2012 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. Get information and submit at http://ucb-cluj.org

The Future of Philology - 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Columbia

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 6:53pm
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Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University

THE FUTURE OF PHILOLOGY

11th Annual Graduate Student Conference 2012

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University February 24-25, 2012

Philology in the emphatic sense is undergoing a renaissance within the humanities. This revival of the "core competencies" of literary studies bespeaks a newfound awareness of the status and relevance of literature and language studies among other disciplines. We will explore these currents as possibilities for interdisciplinary research rather than just as counter-trends to it.

Three tendencies can be distinguished within this recent development:


Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st, 2012)

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 5:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: "Re-Imagining the New World(s)"

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Keynote Speakers: Donald Pease, Dartmouth College
Daniel T. O'Hara, Temple University
(Closing address by William V. Spanos, Binghamton University)

Conference Description:

Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art [Nov. 15]

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 3:35pm
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Alison Heney, SUNY
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In his short essay, "Aminadab or The Fantastic Considered as a Language," Sartre proposes that, "so long as it was thought possible to escape the conditions of human existence through asceticism, mysticism, metaphysical disciplines or the practice of poetry, fantasy was called upon to fulfill a very definite function."

However, as the post-war period sharpened the artist's sense of abandonment to the realm of the human, Fantasy, as Sartre explains, gave up "the exploration of transcendental reality" and resigned itself "to transcribing the human condition."

Sex...or Something Like It

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 1:10am
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Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
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The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves. And more and more frames reveal more and more bodies, many different bodies in many different bodies in many different frames.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

If we zoom in on microscopic levels, past the salacious tissues of skin and muscle, chromosomes are abound. 23 pairs with two minimum coupling at conception, determining identity.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

And who assumed the two in the second sentence were engaged in conjugal conversation, or that the scene was limited to only two? What were the notions that allowed for such assumptions to take hold?

Sex...or Something Like It.

Journal Articles Needed--Words and Music

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Bempechat/Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
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Ars Lyrica, the journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, seeks articles on area of word-music relationships. Articles of any length will be considered. The deadline for the next issue is January 31, 2012; any articles submitted after that will be considered for future issues. For further information, go to www.lyricasociety.org.

Transecting Society Conference, University of New Hampshire [Conf: April 12 & 13, 2012; Abstract Due: 2/1/12]

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joelle Ruby Ryan / University of New Hampshire
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TRANSECTING SOCIETY:
Critical Dialogues on Transsexual/Transgender Identities in Politics, Media, Activism and Culture

Date: April 12 & 13, 2012
Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Memorial Union Building (MUB)

Transecting Society is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political topics related to transsexual/transgender identities in contemporary U.S. culture. We welcome scholars, activists, artists, lawyers, performers, writers, non-profit workers and others who are interested in exploring the oppression of trans people in our society, and strategies for promoting our collective liberation and civil rights.

ACLA Seminar (March 29 - April 1): The Modernist Self and its Discontents

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 5:40pm
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Ben Tam, Cornell University / Nan Zhang, Johns Hopkins University
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The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at Brown University from March 29 to April 1.

Seminar Theme: The Modernist Self and its Discontents

While social crisis calls for reform and redress that entail institutional effort and collective action, it also tends to dislocate the self from its familiar emotional, cultural, political, and ethical positions. Created around the period of what Ezra Pound called a "botched" civilization, the modernist literature in the twentieth century often foregrounds the relation between self and portentous social forces and examines the experiential and affective complexities in great depths and innovative forms.

[Edited Collection] "Their Lives A Storm Whereon They Ride": Writing with The Affective Disorders

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 2:45pm
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Stephanie Stone Horton, Georgia State University
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The link between the affective disorders (depression and bipolar illness) and writing creativity goes back to Aristotle, who famously asked, "Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry or the arts are melancholic?" Indeed, a fifteen-year study of writers at the Iowa Writers' Workshop found that 80 percent of the writers either lived with affective illness or had experienced an episode at some point in their lives (compared to 30 percent of non-writer controls). Writers and poets with known and suspected affective disorder span the centuries; the twentieth gave us Woolf, Hemingway, Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton and David Foster Wallace, among many others.

2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management (ICEIM 2011)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 1:04pm
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International Research Association of Information and Computer Science, Hong Kong
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CALL FOR PAPERS

2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management
(ICEIM 2011) ISTP indexed
2011年经济与信息管理国际学术会议
www.iceim-conf.org

The 2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management (ICEIM 2011) will be held in Beijing, China during December 2-3, 2011.

ICEIM 2011投稿截稿时间为2011年10月1日,会议论文集将由科学技术出版社出版,所有被大会收录的文章将被ISTP检索。
Sponsors:
International Research Association of Information and Computer Science, Hong Kong
Science Technology Press, Hong kong
North University of China, China

Important Date (The submission of Round II)

2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 1:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Research Association of Information and Computer Science, Hong Kong
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CALL FOR PAPERS

2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011) ISTP indexed
2011年计算机应用与教育技术国际学术会议
http://www.iccaet.org/
2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011) will be held in Beijing, China during December 3-4, 2011.
ICCAET 2011 will be published in the conference proceeding, and will be indexed by Thomson ISI Proceedings.
October 1, 2011. News! The submission of Round II is open to authors. Please submit your paper before November 1, 2011

Short essay needed on Neo Futurists' production on the stage directions of O'Neill's one-act plays (Contact us ASAP)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 11:55am
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Michael Y. Bennett / University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

Though we have already collected most of the chapters for our forthcoming collection of essays, entitled Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Benjamin D. Carson and I (Michael Y. Bennett) are putting out a call for a single short essay (~2,000-3,000 words) from a scholar who saw this recent production: "The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill Volume 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays" by the Neo Futurists in NYC this past September. Please contact us ASAP if you saw this production and are interested in writing a short essay on it: bennettm@uww.edu and/or benjamin.carson@bridgew.edu.

Translating Cultures: Intercultural Mediation in Literature, Linguistics and the Arts

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:24am
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Dr. Stephanie Schwerter, Dr. Ciara Hogan, Prof. Dr. Nadine Rentel / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris / Université Paris Descartes-Paris 5 / Université des Sciences Appliquées de Zwickau

The editors are currently seeking proposals for a collection of original essays investigating intercultural mediation in the humanities.

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