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Re-visioning Concord: a 21st century look at the New England Transcendentalists (MLA Jan 2013 Boston)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:35pm
Modern Language Association (CCHA Affiliate Organization Panel)

For this roundtable, we are interested in 10-15 minute focused presentations on new approaches (readings, interpretations, pedagogies)to the New England Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcotts, Fuller, Hawthorne, etc.).

The Community College Humanities Association is an Affiliate member of the Modern Language Association, and this is our guaranteed session. While we encourage community college faculty to send proposals, all proposals are welcome.

The 2013 convention is in Boston from Jan 3-6.

Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2012

CFP: (Re)Articulations of Queer Citizenship at The New School on Feb 28

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:52pm
Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW)

For 2 years now, the Global Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement has coordinated the Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW) lecture and discussion series, which highlights the 'coming out' experience, particularly in the Global South. To date, topics have ranged from the role of porn in the formation of sexual identities in Eastern Europe to the negotiations of same-sex relationships in the Middle East as well as the impact of international organizations in combatting homophobia in North and East Africa. CODW has also examined policy areas including immigration, asylum, and the Defense of Marriage Act in the United States and its impact on binational couples.

'Theatre Plays on British Television' conference, 19 October 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:39pm
University of Westminster, UK

The first conference arising from the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television will be held at the University of Westminster on Friday 19 October 2012.

Moving Children. PAMLA 10/19-21/2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:34pm
Kate C. Watt, UC Riverside

Whether "transported," imprisoned, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in "service," apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, or otherwise disposed of, poor children have been moved, often against their will, for centuries, in both fiction and non-fiction. Explorations of narrative tropes and tensions, rhetorical and ideological rationalizations, and cultural responses to such narratives are welcome.

PAMLA, Seattle, October 19-21, 2012.

Inquiries welcome. Please include PAMLA in your subject line.

Comics Arts Conference San Diego, July 12-15

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:13pm
Comics Arts Conference

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, held in San Diego, CA from July 12-15. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry. The Conference is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians to engage in discussion of the comics medium in a forum that includes the public.

'Comics, Religion & Politics' Lancaster University 4-5th September 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:08pm
Emily Laycock, Lancaster University

Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.

CFP: Victorian Networks. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:00pm
North American Victorian Studies Association

The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts. Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.

What Can a Body Do? Psychoanalysis and the Logic of the Symptom

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:26pm
Cornell Psychoanalysis Reading Group

What Can a Body Do? Psychoanalysis and the Logic of the Symptom

The Psychoanalysis Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its upcoming conference:

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Tim Dean, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo (SUNY); author of Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (2009), Beyond Sexuality (2000), and Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious: Inhabiting the Ground (1991); and co-editor of A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy (2008) and Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis (2001).

April 20-21, 2012
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

CFP: Gender and Literacies (MLA, RSA, and SCSC 2013)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:10pm
Renaissance English Text Society

The Renaissance English Text Society invites abstracts for sessions on Gender and Literacies in Early Modern England at the following conferences:

* Modern Language Association, 3-6 January 2013 in Boston, MA
* Renaissance Society of America, 4-6 April 2013 in San Diego, CA
* Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 24-27 October in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Possible topics might include—but are not limited to—femininity, masculinity, illiteracy, multilingualism, pedagogy, and visual literacy.

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Student Conference

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:59am
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women's studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.

Provisions Research Residencies

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:56am
Provisions Library

Provisions Library, a non-profit instigator of arts and social change in Washington DC, is pleased to launch research residencies that investigate futures for creative civil society. The program will bring together four residents (artists, scholars, activists, and practitioners) for research-based projects that explore and extend social change themes. Participants will gain exposure to policies, practices, and politics while exploring transformative social imaginations and strategies. The rapidly changing urban and institutional landscape of Washington DC will serve as a platform, model, and resource to propose and prepare social futures.