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Frontiers and Borders

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:45pm
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association

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.

[UPDATED} Geographies of Desire: A Medieval and Early Modern Interdisciplinary Conference April 27-28, 2012

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 2:34pm
The Graduate Field Committee of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park -- April 27-28, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Valerie Traub, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan

Where do we go to get what we want? Mandeville to the kingdom of Prester John, the Littlewits to Bartholomew Fair, Antony to Alexandria, Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold: the fulfillment of desire, or the negation of an interior lack, is frequently a plotted movement from here to there. "Geographies of Desire" seeks papers that explore how desires are mapped across spatial planes; how do spaces such as markets, shrines, bedrooms, and courts produce material, spiritual, erotic, and political desires?

Call for Paper/Panel Proposals for Collecting area of SW/TXPCA Feb. 8-11, 2012

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 1:02pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

Details regarding the conference may be found at Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. Look under the section Material Culture for this area – which is only a subset of the entire association. Though the 2012 conference theme "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context", proposals will be considered for all collecting oriented subjects. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.

5th Annual African American Studies Spring Symposium

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 12:55pm
University of Texas at San Antonio

5th Annual African American Studies Spring Symposium
University of Texas at San Antonio
Thursday, April 12, 2012
8:00AM – 5:00PM

African American Masculinities:
The Barack Obama Effect

Abstract Submission Deadline | November 30, 2011
$500 Honorarium*

Each spring since 2008, the University of Texas at San Antonio African American Studies Spring Symposium Committee has hosted a daylong symposium on African American Studies. Our topics have ranged from Black popular culture to explorations of Black identity across multiple academic disciplines.

Occupy Wall Street and Modernist Manhattan Conference (UPDATE)

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:37am
New York Institute of Technology

NYIT's 2012 Interdisciplinary Conference, "Modernist Manhattan" will reserve at least one session for papers about Occupy Wall Street. In less than two months, the Occupy Wall Street movement has grown from a modest encampment in downtown NYC into a fully grown movement that extends to hundreds of cities nationwide and around the world. Neither a protest, exactly, nor a march, the occupation is hard to categorize.

CFP: Evolution—How Does the Old Create the New? March 30 and 31, 2012.

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:27am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media, Northern Illinois University

The twentieth annual MCLLM conference will be held on March 30 and 31, 2012 in DeKalb, IL. Online registration is available at E-mail proposals to

MCLLM is now accepting proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers.

We are particularly interested in papers that examine the evolutionary aspects of literature, language, media, or culture. As always, MCLLM will also accept papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture.

Theme: Evolution--How Does the Old Create the New?

Rhetorics of the Non-State (ACLA Seminar, 3/29-4/1; due 11/15)

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:21am
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

From the challenges of protection posed by the refugee to the Tea Party's diagnosis of government as deeply pernicious to individual liberty, to collectivities that emerge through globalizing technologies, the State's grip over lives and subjectivities seems increasingly precarious. On the one hand, it consolidates and exercises power over citizens, whose precariousness owes to their dependence on identities conferred by injunctions of the state; on the other hand, it has become a site of resistance, an idea against which subject positions, collectivities, and relations are mobilized and theorized.

Instability in Art and Design: A Graduate Student Symposium

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 12:20am
University of Alberta, Art and Design Graduate Student Association

University of Alberta, March 16-17, 2012
Keynote Speaker TBA

The Art and Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) at the University of Alberta currently seeks proposals for a graduate student symposium on the topic of instability in art and design. We are interested in projects that address the role of inconstancy, unpredictability, degradation, oscillation, and/or transformation in cultural production. The event will promote an understanding of instability not as a hindrance or limitation, but as a pervasive condition that can be exposed and even harnessed to productive critical ends.

2th International Conference on ECitizen and Cellphone - 16,17 Jan of 2012

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 7:01pm
Ghalamchi Management and Technology Improvement Institute

Dear researchers, specialists, professors and students can send their related papers by submitting in the ICECC. This conference welcomes papers for both oral and poster presentations. The main topics are as the bellow:

Conference axis:
1)Reviewing Strategies, challenges, products, solutions and activities on Mobile ICT in various parts of social, political, cultural, industrial, commercial, economical and healthily .
2)Reviewing effects of Mobile ICT services to reduce traffic, unnecessary travels and environmental pollutions
3)Information security on Mobile ICT
4)Investment trends and outlook at the future of Mobile ICT

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 2:10pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

Comparative performance in England

Comparative performances in England and other countries

Street performance

Provincial performance

Performance of Guilds

Women and performance

Boy's companies

Current productions of early modern plays

Shakespeare Festivals

Playing spaces

Actors and the text

Theatrical Gesture

James Hogg and the Romantics

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 1:22pm
James Hogg Society / University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies

2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"

The next Biannual James Hogg Conference will be jointly hosted by the James Hogg Society and the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. It will take place at the University of Glasgow from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2012. A trip to Burns country is planned for Sunday 1 July.

The theme of the Conference is "James Hogg and the Romantics". The Conference will provide an opportunity to explore the nature of Hogg's relationship with other Romantic writers and welcomes, in particular, papers relating to all aspects of Hogg's relationship with Scottish Romanticism.

ACLA 2012 Seminar: Critique of Singularity: On the Iteration of Catastrophe

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 10:36am
Isabel Capeloa Gil & Daniela Agostinho (Catholic University of Portugal)

ACLA 2012: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.

Seminar Organizers: Isabel Capeloa Gil & Daniela Agostinho (Catholic University of Portugal)

Reproduction, Life, and Futurity in the Humanities/ ACLA March 29 - April 1, 2012

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 9:44am
American Comparative Literature Association Conference

This seminar for the 2012 American Comparative Literature Association Conference examines how reproductive politics function in connection to the three conference themes of collapse, catastrophe, and change. These themes and their implicit concerns with reproduction and futurity—with what happens after the disaster—are part of what we see as a current focus on biopolitics and "the politics of life" in the Humanities. We seek to discuss the reproductive dimensions of this focus by asking if there are ways to reconfigure present life politics so that they no longer solely privilege the human, and to unbind them from an obsessive focus on futurity.

Dynamic Inter-Linkage Transnational Synergy: Indian Diaspora Submission deadlines for abstracts: November 10th , 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 9:22am
SAP and GOPIO at Gujarat University

The impact of Indian Diaspora has motivated its homeland to map its history and factors for migration. Concerns for Economic, Political, Cultural and Social engagements of Indian Diaspora have been widely shown in the society. It also brought sociologists and researchers to look into the process of migration and found themselves into pondering upon the trends of Indian Diaspora.
The considerable presence of Indian Diaspora in almost all parts of the world and its insistence upon sending success stories back home in all spheres inspired homeland India to connect with her Diaspora with renewed passion.