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Captivity and Culpability: The Disciplining Subject in the Literary and Cultural Imagination

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:08pm
IES & HRC, Senate House, London

Societies often have ambiguous and even conflicting attitudes towards state institutions that fulfil normalising, reformatory, punitive or disciplinary functions. This unease is frequently represented in an ambivalence or a hostility not only towards those disciplined or incarcerated but also, and perhaps paradoxically, towards the agents of those institutions, e.g. state incarcerators, the police, interrogators, soldiers, counterterrorist agents, or staff in mental hospitals. These figures tend to be conceptualised and represented in simplistic and often reductively negative terms. This demonisation reflects an unease towards institutions that are understood to be at once socially and politically necessary and saturated with threatening potential.

CFP Contemporary English Writing in India (Deadline: 1st July 2012)

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 12:14pm
Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies; Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández (Guest Editor)

When names like V.S. Naipaul, Kiran Desai, Bharati_Mukherjee, Rohinton Mistry, Jhumpa Lahiri or Salman Rushdie are mentioned, one immediately associates them with authors of literary value, to protruding cultural and/or postcolonial stance and to India. In recent years literary criticism has paid much attention to authors of Indian origin: issues like identity, diaspora, nationalism, transnationalism and other key concepts have been the focus of much critical attention. However, none of these writers live in India, and some of them were not even born there.

Owing a Debt to Illustrations

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:59am
MMLA 2012 Cincinnati convention, permanent section on Illustrated Texts

Paper proposals are sought for a panel presentation on Illustrated Texts, in keeping with the MMLA 2012 convention theme of "Debt": OWING A DEBT TO ILLUSTRATIONS

Poster Session - AAP August 1-2, 2012 Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 10:28am
Association for Asian Performance

Association for Asian Performance
12th Annual Conference

August 1-2, 2012 Washington, D.C.

CFP FOR POSTER SESSION

The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C., preceding and during the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference. The keynote speaker this year will be Richard Nichols.

Civil Strife: A monograph publication of the Indiana College English Association

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:39am
Indiana College English Association

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit polished papers dealing with civil strife in its myriad thematic forms. Selected articles will be published in 2013 in a special volume as part of a conference series published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers. This call is for articles within English and the humanities as well as the social sciences and other connected fields of inquiry that allow 'civil strife' to be examined from a wide array of perspectives. The following list proposes a series of topics and themes that allow for theoretical, practical, and pedagogical inquiries and is certainly not exhaustive. Based on submissions received, this monograph publication will focus on selected areas.

[UPDATE] Civil Strife:The Indiana College English Association annual conference

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:24am
Indiana College English Association

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and creative readings on the conference theme of "Civil Strife" or on related topics both within English and the humanities as well as the social sciences and other connected fields of inquiry that allow 'strife' to be examined from a wide array of angles. The list proposes a series of topics and themes that allow for theoretical, practical, pedagogical, and creative inquiries and is certainly not exhaustive.

[UPDATE] The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices Deadline July 1

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:17am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices/Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

THE ATRIUM seeks innovative, creative, and critical articles, including classroom best practices, research-based articles, and some fiction and poetry. Each issue features book and website reviews and conference CFPs. We do not accept previously-published material, theses, or dissertations. Research should follow through into practice in the classroom. Material published has dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines. Articles should be limited to 5,000 words. The Atrium is attracting an international following of academic readers, and we invite you to participate through the publication of your own best work.

Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe, 22-23 November 2012

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:12am
University College Dublin and Marsh's Library

The significance of classical writing in early modern European culture hardly needs stating, and although the classical inheritance signalled by the periodising term 'Renaissance' has partially been obscured by the more proleptic terms of the 'early modern', scholars rightly continue to emphasise the contribution of particular classical authors, texts and models to European Renaissance writing and thought. The vast majority of the authors, texts and models currently studied, however, are those which take ancient Greece and/or Rome (or territories under their sometime control) as their primary focus or purview.

Northrop Frye 100 : A Danubian Perspective - EXTENDED DEADLINE 1st May

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:04am
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary

Northrop Frye remains one of the most quoted scholarly authors of the 20th century, who addressed a wide range of cultural, social and religious issues far beyond what is traditionally called literature. Because of his interdisciplinary approach, his comprehensive grasp of our common cultural heritage and his imaginative treatment of the Bible, the study of his work promises to yield valuable insight into our age of multiculturalism and spiritual quest.

Keynote speakers include:

Robert D. Denham, Roanoke College

Professor Péter Dávidházi, Eötvös Lóránd University

Abstracts of papers of 250 words on any aspect of Northrop Frye's oeuvre and a one-paragraph CV are welcome until the 1st May.

Memory: America Past, Present and Future 24 November 2012

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:32am
British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester on 24 November 2012. The keynote speaker will be Professor Brian Ward from the University of Manchester.

[UPDATE] Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 14-16 2012

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 2:41am
The Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham

The Shakespeare Institute

The University of Birmingham

June 14-16, 2012

Call for papers

Deadline Friday 4 May 2012

We invite graduate students with interests in both Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in June for the Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

The interdisciplinary conference provides a friendly but stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over­ the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespearean research and theatre: Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.

CFP: Untitled Richard Matheson Volume

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Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:15pm
Cheyenne Mathews/University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Call for Papers

Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson is a prolific writer who has shaped the horror genre through his contributions to literature, film, and television. His work spans genres of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and suspense, totaling more than 90 short stories and 28 full-length novels, including I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes, What Dreams May Come, and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Seminal horror figures Stephen King and George A. Romero cite Matheson as a major influence, and his writing has inspired multiple film and graphic novel adaptations.

Life Writring: Special Issue of LiNQ, Submissions due 31 August 2012

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Monday, April 23, 2012 - 7:54pm
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland

Scholarly work in the field of auto/biography studies over the past thirty years or so has acknowledged how individual identities are constructed and performed through auto/biographical practice. For example, in the early 1990s, prominent life writing scholar Paul John Eakin noted the shift 'from a documentary view of autobiography as a record of referential fact to a performative view of autobiography centered on the act of composition.'

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