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"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 10:57pm
American Literature Association

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship. Influenced first by postcolonial theory and now by transnational studies, this paradigm shift has brought about heightened awareness of global interconnectedness and transnational circuits of production, meaning, and migration. For some scholars and public intellectuals, this increasingly globalized world has become marked by a rootless migratory sensibility (Arjun Appadurai) and a flattening of power relations (Thomas Friedman). But as performance artist and cultural critic Guillermo Gómez-Peña has suggested, the experience of crossing borders is not the same for all.

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (11/15/11; 03/29/12-03/31/12)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 8:42pm
Native American Literature Symposium (NALS)

12th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 29-31, 2012
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque (owned by the Isleta Pueblo)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: November 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 4:37pm
Trans-Portal: The Hub of Transformation Studies

www.transtudies.org

Seeking submissions of articles, both scholarly and lyric, related to any aspect of the OWS movement. Trans-Portal focuses on trans-cultural, trans-personal, and trans-national issues. Topics for the Occupy Wall Street issue could include but are not limited to trans-economics; alternative communities; protest movements; capitalism and the financial crisis; political movements; art and protest; police conduct; systems theories; race/class and OWS; political poetry/fiction; the aesthetics of protest

Science and Science Fiction Conference. April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 4:23pm
Oral Roberts University

Call For Papers
For the ORU Conference on Science and Science Fiction
April 12 & 13, 2012

When Worlds Collide: Science, Faith, and the Imagination
http://sciencefiction.oru.edu

This two-day interdisciplinary conference - sponsored by the colleges of Arts and Cultural Studies and Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University - will examine the relationships between science and science fiction, social science and science fiction, and theology and science fiction in all forms of science and science fiction, including science fiction stories, film, television, radio, graphic novels, and theoretical physics.

Perpetual Passing Away: History as Eternal Catastrophe in Walter Benjamin (ACLA)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 2:03pm
Edward S. Cutler (Brigham Young University),Maria Mercedes Andrade (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Brushing against the redemptive political and theological promise many critics discover in Walter Benjamin, our seminar will investigate the complex figuration of time across his early and later work. "History decays into images, not stories," he proposes in The Arcades Project, a complimentary insight to his earlier assertion in The Origin of German Tragic Drama, that allegory introduces "the decisive category of time" in contrast to the ontological promise that inheres in the symbolic mode. For Benjamin, allegory eschews any eschatological fulfillment wherein "destruction is idealized and . . . nature is fleetingly revealed in the light of redemption." Rather, allegory gathers its iconic significance in the worldly subjection to death.

CFP-"Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 1:47pm
Special Issue of International Journal of Iberian Studies guest edited by Benjamin Fraser

Call For Papers/CFP
International Journal of Iberian Studies
Eds. Georgina Blakeley & Fernando León Solís

Special Issue on
"Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"
Guest edited by Benjamin Fraser

This special issue of the International Journal of Iberian Studies—titled "Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"—is conceived as a response to the growing interest in what are two complementary subfields of Hispanic Studies: Urban Studies and Cultural Studies.

Comparative Poetics (seminar at ACLA 2012, Brown University, March 29-April 1, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:46am
Omaar Hena (Wake Forest University), Nathan Suhr-Sytsma (Yale University)

Comparative Poetics: Disruption and Continuity

"We need to understand colonization, exile, emigration, wandering, contamination, and unexpected consequences, […] for it is these disruptive forces that principally shape the history and diffusion of languages." How might this claim by Stephen Greenblatt in Rethinking Literary History serve to dislocate conventional geographies and periodizations of twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry?

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:46am
The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
Binghamton University
March 2nd-3rd 2012

Call for Creative Nonfiction, CEA Conference, March 29-31, 2012

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:38am
College English Association

CALL FOR PAPERS, CEA 2012 | BORDERS

College English Association 43rd Annual Conference
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 

804.344.7000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2011
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BORDERS: Call for Creative Nonfiction

Call for Papers: Diagnosing the Tube: Reality TV, Medicine, and Science

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:29pm
Dr. Jullie Anne Taddeo and Dr. Ken Dvorak

The editors of The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History are collecting submissions for their follow-up anthology, tentatively titled Diagnosing the Tube: Reality TV, Medicine, and Science.
The science and practice of medicine has always been contested by the non-expert. For example, as medicine became professionalized in the 19th century, doctors tried to push out midwives, "quacks," and the lay person in general; impressing the public with medical degrees, Latin terminology, and the practice of anatomy, physicians established professional credibility for themselves. But lay persons continued to battle doctors and scientists for control over the body—with folk remedies, phrenology, mesmerism, and freak shows.

UPDATE Submission deadline December 1

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers: Literature: Ecocriticism & Environment
33rd Annual Conference:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Cultural Association

February 8 - 11, 2012 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
For details and information please go to: http://www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:40pm
Department of English/Texas Southern University

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, April 12-13, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

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