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Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2012)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:28pm
Helen M. Lewis

Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Convention
Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

Ascendio 2012: A Harry Potter Symposium (July 12-15th, Universal Studios, Florida; Submissions due February 1st!)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:09pm
HP Educational Fanon

Ascendio 2012: A Harry Potter Symposium welcomes adult scholars and fans of the Harry Potter universe to investigate, deconstruct and unravel the many facets of Harry Potter's world. We aim to promote scholarly analysis of the books, to provide forums for debate and discussion among fans of those works, and to provide professional development opportunities for teachers, librarians and academic scholars.

"Representing Violence and Writing of Disaster" October 21-22

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:34pm
Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization Conference

The Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization conference invites scholarly papers to join a panel on violence in literature and/or film. This panel presentation will explore the ways in which disaster and violence are portrayed in literature and the role they play in literature as tools of communication. In keeping with the conference theme, papers focusing on the psychological or physiological causes and/or results of disaster and violence as portrayed in literary works or film would be fitting; however, other papers on the topic will receive equal consideration. How does disaster or violence act as a link between public and private memory? How has the portrayal of disaster/violence in literature/film changed over time?

[REMINDER] Deadline 9/26: CFP for 2012 Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium at Berkeley: "Philology"

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:07pm
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium

Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Philology"

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

Rhetoric and Composition

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 11:35am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Rhetoric and Compostion at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Composition and Rhetoric for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

This special topic seeks submissions which explore the conference theme, "Borders." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:44am
English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Mass Observation Anniversaries Conference 4-6 July 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 7:15am
Mass Observation, University of Sussex

Confirmed Speakers: James Hinton (Warwick), Nick Hubble (Brunel), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Dorothy Sheridan (Sussex)

Call for Papers (deadline: 16 January 2012)

Seventy-Five Years of Mass Observation
Thirty Years of the Mass Observation Project

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:22am
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

As the concept of crisis lends itself to many definitions, this conference invites papers and presentations that explore crisis from perspectives that expand the boundaries of traditional music research. Accordingly, CISM welcomes participants from all disciplines to engage in a discussion that is not restricted to music specialists. In doing so, the Music and Crisis Conference seeks to aid the academic study of music by legitimizing its position as an important cultural practice in which all people participate.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:06pm
NeMLA -- Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2012

In 2000, Suzette Henke published Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women's Life-Writing, where her introduction explores trauma and healing, elaborating on what Henke coined as scriptotherapy, "the process of writing out and writing through traumatic experience in the mode of therapeutic reenactment" (xii).

Graphicity: Revisiting Word/Image Hybridity

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:23pm
English Graduate Student Society (EGSS)

The Université de Montréal English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) invites abstracts for its 9th annual conference, March 16-17 2012.

RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media March 29-30, 2012

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:11pm
Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges,

Call for Papers/Proposals
RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media
Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges, March 29-30, 2012
rehumanities@gmail.com
www.haverford.edu/rehumanities

Keynote speakers:
Katherine Harris of San Jose State University, author of Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive and Alexandra Juhasz of Pitzer College, author of Learning from Youtube

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