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(M)othering the Transatlantic: Representations of Motherhood in a Transatlantic Context, 2015 ACLA, March 26-29 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:53am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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In a 2006 Slate Magazine column, Stephen Metcalf asks, "Why is Beloved Beloved?" Why, almost twenty years after publication, does Beloved keep reappearing on the foreground of literary consciousness? Orientating ourselves on Morrison's choice to reimagine and reinvent the story of Margaret Garner, we can similarly ask how the continual haunting of infanticide in Beloved is a formal innovation that interrogates the place of Motherhood (and particularly black Motherhood) in both a slave and neo-slave era.

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
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http://www.acla.org/after-nature-feminist-futures

The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

[UPDATE] Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:20pm
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Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University
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Note the change in date for the conference and the extended deadline.
The conference has been moved to Dec. 12-13 to accommodate our keynote speaker and with the change in date, the deadline has been extended to October 10.

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM @ INDIANA UNIVERSITY | CULTURAL INDIGESTION | DECEMBER 12-13, 2014

The 3rd Annual Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Graduate Symposium on Theatre & Performance Studies:

Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

"Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question." -Oswald de Andrade

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:36am
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Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

Peer Reviewed. Independently Published 2X yearly. Never for Profit.

I am a wind on sea, I am Ocean wave, I am Roar of sea... (Rees, p 98)

The music, dance, performance and story-art: the living philosophy of the traditions of the indigenous peoples of this earth.

Subjects under consideration but not limited to:

FSAC Grad Colloque 2015: PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - SURVEILLANCE

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:28am
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FSAC Graduate Colloquium

FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Will Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University

Submission deadline: Monday, December 15th 2014

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department

The McGill English Department's Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation. Violation can signify multiply: violating rules and regulations, violating genre or generic conventions, violating treaties, violating the body, violating expectations, violating intellectual property and copyright, violating social and cultural conventions, violating promises, violating standardized constructions of gender and sexuality, violating religious codes, violating privacy, violating human rights and dignities, and more. How are these political, stylistic, generic, bodily, and social infractions figured in diverse literary and cultural contexts?

Otherness, Agency and Belonging, 5th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00am
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Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

5th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Identity and Multicultural Politics, 7th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

7th International Symposium: Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

"Constraints" - 28th GAFIS Symposium, March 20-21, 2015

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:58pm
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GAFIS - Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (UW Madison)

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin - Madison
announces the Call for Papers for its 28th annual Graduate Student Symposium

CONSTRAINTS
March 20-21, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Indiana University and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach

Rule 1. The road runner cannot harm the coyote except by going "beep-beep." (Chuck Jones)

The Horizons of Community

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 4:20pm
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Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
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The Graduate Students of The Humanities Center are proud to announce a Graduate Student Conference on February 27 and 28, 2015. Keynote speakers will be Boris Groys (Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Joshua Kotin (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton), and Molly Warnock (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and The Humanities Center, JHU).

"Community is given to us--or we are given and abandoned to the community: a gift to be renewed and communicated, it is not a work to be done or produced."
Jean-Luc Nancy, The Inoperative Community

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