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[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE 1/5/14: Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period

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Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:02am
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University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014 with conference keynotes by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory - Deadline February 1 2014

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 8:43pm
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CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature
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Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

All experiences are moral experiences, even in the realm of sense perception. - Nietzsche, The Gay Science

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center present the third annual interdisciplinary conference on literary and critical theory to be held Friday, March 28, 2014. This conference is being given in celebration of the launch of the CUNY Graduate Center's Certificate for Critical Theory, dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers- IJ-ELTS January-March, 2014 Issue

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 1:50pm
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International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
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The IJ-ELTS: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access, quarterly research ejournal indexed in leading scholarly databases and prestigious universities as well as research centers around the world. Articles in the IJ-ELTS focus on educational policy, pedagogy, theory, practices and researches related to the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Discourse and Culture Studies.
Call for papers:
The IJ-ELTS invites unpublished, quality research papers/case studies for January-March, 2014 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: January 31, 2014
Issue publication date: March 1, 2014

2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference—March 21, 2014 (Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 4:36pm
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The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA)

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) is now accepting submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 21, 2014.

The theme of this year's UNT Critical Voices Conference is:

"Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature and Creative Writing."

Pastoral Sounds, International Conference, November 13-15, 2014 at the University of Poitiers, France

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:23am
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Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd, Charles Holdefer, Thomas Pughe, University of Poitiers and University of Orléans, France

Pastoral Sounds

International Conference, November 13-15, 2014 at the University of Poitiers, France

Co-sponsors: FORELL, Université de Poitiers, and REMELICE, Université d'Orléans

"Pastoral's ancient and universal appeal – to come away – requires new examination in an age in which there is no away" (Glen A. Love. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment).

We cannot doubt that animals both love and practice music. That is evident. But it seems their musical system differs from ours. It is another school… We are not familiar with their didactic works. Perhaps they don't have any. (attributed to Erik Satie by John Cage. Silence)

Literary London 2014: Ages of London

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 7:41am
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Literary London Society
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Literary London 2014: 'Ages of London'

Representations of London in Literature: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Organised by: The Literary London Society

23-25 July 2014

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 2014 - DEADLINE EXTENSION

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 5:47am
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST
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Dear all,
We just want to remind you of, and announce you that, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts to JANUARY 20, 2014!
And…., just in case some of you might be a little bit undecided, we also attach you an even more detailed and, hopefully, clearer, description of our theme:
CULTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY AS (A) MEANS OF PROGRESS
March 5th, 2014

http://sorina.softadviser.ro/pdf/anunturi/Hypercultura/cfp_2014_extensio...

[UPDATE] [REVISED] The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 4:14pm
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English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal
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Deadline: January 6, 2014.

In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.

(Dis)Embodied Disciplines: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:47am
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University of Arizona New Directions Graduate Student Conference

New Directions Conference
"[Dis]Embodied Disciplines: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy"
Conference Dates: April 11-12, 2014, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 13, 2014

The body is a site where regimes of discourse and power inscribe themselves, a nodal point or nexus for relations of juridical and productive power. And, yet, to speak in this way invariably suggests that there is a body that is in some sense there, pregiven, existentially available to become the site of its own ostensible construction.
– Judith Butler

1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:31am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights:
Exploitation, Sexual Slavery and War Time Rape

Wednesday 30th July – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Participation
In 2014, a global summit to demand 'justice and respect' for victims of war time rape will be held in London, with Angelina Jolie attending in her role as UN special envoy for refugees. This special 2-day special focus event has been set up to discuss issues surrounding sexual exploitation, child abuse, domestic violence, state-sanctioned enforced prostitution, 'comfort women' and war time rape.

[UPDATE] 2014 Southern Illinois University AEGIS Graduate Conference - March 29, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:28am
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Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students
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Trials, Transgressions, and Taboos

"Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us." – Henry Miller

The eighth annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics treating trials, transgressions, and taboos in literature, cinema, the writing process, and popular culture and art.

2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, Nov. 15, 2014. Deadline March 2, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 7:42am
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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation. Spatial "movement" through travel, tourism, migration, diaspora, and communication facilitates the "interaction" between "the (individual/collective/national) self" and "the other/other culture." Such "movement" and "interaction" depend much on linguistic and cultural translation to keep on "activation," continuously negotiating, realizing, and vitalizing ideas so as to renew and open up multicultural space.

EXTENDED DEADLINE 1/16/14-- "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 2:16am
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Indiana University Department of English Graduate Student Conference

[EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE]Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 27-29, 2014. Join us for our 12th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. We are pleased to host Dr. Rachel Adams (Columbia University) as our keynote speaker this year.

[UPDATE--deadline extension] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:17pm
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year's conference, "Texts and Violence" engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.

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