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Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces--Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference--Proposals due January 25

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 10:01am
English Graduate Organization/ University of Massachusetts

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

MEMORY: IMPRESSIONS, EXPRESSIONS, REFLECTIONS 28-30 MARCH 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 8:41am
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Please submit a full title and 150-word abstract by 30 November 2011 to Prof. Deirdre Byrne: byrnedc@unisa.ac.za.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Representations of memory in literature, music, film, popular culture and the visual arts;
• History as collective memory; memory and time;
• The resurgence of suppressed memory;
• Memory of/as trauma
• Memory and/in the body;
• Memory and diaspora;
• The gender of memory/memories of gender;
• Speculative fiction and refraction/s of memory;
• The psychology and neuroscience of memory;
• Spatial memory.

Sentimental Geographies: Geography, Affect, and Contemporary Cultural Practice. 24 February 2012

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 3:55pm
CUNY Graduate Center, PhD in French

SENTIMENTAL GEOGRAPHIES: Geography, Affect, and Contemporary Cultural Practice

"Autrement dit, la littérature ne se produit pas dans une suspension, ce n'est pas une suspension en l'air. Elle provient d'un lieu…"
— Édouard Glissant

"The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island."
— Derek Walcott

ACLA Seminar: Poetics of Collapse: Form and Politics

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 3:51pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Variations on the idea of collapse have shaped an array of poetic experiments with form and approaches to figuring personal and political crisis, disarray, and decline. How, then, have poets imagined and responded to visions of social, political, emotional, environmental, or economic collapse, and how in turn has poetic play with formal ideas of collapse or collapsibility rendered poetic ideas about political and aesthetic futures? Processes and structures of collapse change the organization of our social worlds in time and space. How might poets' ideas about the forms and meanings of collapse refine, extend, or contest analogous ideas in political economy, social theory, or aesthetics?

Racial Economics or the Economics of Race (Nov 15th/March 29-April 1, 2012)

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2012

"Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work." Angela Davis

In light of the spate of recent articles chronicling how the financial crisis has disproportionately impacted the African-American population and fueled the fires of anti- immigration sentiment worldwide, this seminar interrogates the seemingly inevitable interrelation of discourses of race and economics.

[UPDATE] Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium - January 20, 2012

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 1:28pm
Villanova University: Theatre Department

Call for Papers
and
Call for Performances
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:
The work of Elizabeth LeCompte,
The Wooster Group, the Avant Garde, Textual Intervention, and Experimental Theatre Collectives

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth LeCompte

[UPDATE] Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium - January 20, 2012

updated: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 1:25pm
Villanova University: Theatre Department

Call for Papers
and
Call for Performances
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:
The work of Elizabeth LeCompte,
The Wooster Group, the Avant Garde, Textual Intervention, and Experimental Theatre Collectives

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth LeCompte

[UPDATE] 20th Anniversary British Women Writers Conference (BWWC): June 7-10, 2012

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:36am
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association

In 2012, the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) will commemorate its 20th anniversary in Boulder, Colorado, by focusing on the theme of "Landmarks."  Rich in both physical and metaphorical significance, landmarks form loci by which we organize history and chart the development of individuals, nations, and cultures. We therefore invite papers that explore how women writers and their texts engage with an ever-changing geography that is both material and abstract. These conference papers should address the people, places, events, and texts that have made their marks on history, and/or the processes and implications of marking, mapping, reading, preserving, overwriting, or erasing.

Identity and Image: 18th Annual Postgraduate Medieval Conference (24-25th Febraury 2012)

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:09am
University of Bristol

The University of Bristol hosts the longest-running international medieval postgraduate conference in the UK. This annual event offers medievalists the opportunity to present their research and discuss ideas in an interdisciplinary setting. The conference is now in its 18th year, and we are inviting proposals for papers from postgraduates and early career scholars on the theme of Identity and Image.

Crossroads - HERA Conference, March 8-10 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 8:26pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

Crossroads
In keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines, we invite presentations exploring any form of artistic representation---literature, the visual arts, music, theatre, opera, dance, film, photography, architecture et al---from any world culture, using an interdisciplinary "crossroads" approach to enrich and deepen our understanding of these cultural artifacts and the societies that produced them. Presentations on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching the humanities are also welcome. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at

KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:26pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE

An International Conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Letters,
Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia
in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

27-29 June 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Angela Smith, C. K. Stead, Maurizio Ascari,
Gerri Kimber, Claire Davison-Pégon

The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2012, May 3-6 - Osaka, Japan

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:11pm
The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, to be held from May 3-6 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

CONFERENCE THEME: "Working Together Towards a Sustainable World"

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