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[UPDATE] Sex...or Something Like It deadline extended

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Sigma Tau Delta
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The deadline for abstracts for Sigma Tau Delta's Spring colloquium has been extended!

We are pleased to host Dr. Judith "Jack" Halberstam at this exciting event. She is Professor of English, American Studies, and Ethnicity and Gender Studies at USC. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual, and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures.

Listed below are suggestions for areas of exploration; topics not included here are welcome and encouraged.

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENSION: CEA-CC Annual Conference "On Exile and Its Variations"

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:02pm
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COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION-CARIBBEAN CHAPTER (CEA-CC)

College English Association-Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC)

Annual 2012 Conference: 23-24 March 2012

"On exile and its variations"

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

Deadline extended: December 28, 2011

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2012 annual conference.

We look forward to papers that examine the condition of exile through its varied representations in any literature and in any genre.

Themes may include, but are not restricted to:

ImageTexT Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric Special Issue

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 1:01pm
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ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies
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ImageTexT is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric, to be released in Fall 2012. The issue will be guest edited by Richard Burt (Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, Unspeakable Shaxxxspeares) and co-edited by ImageTexT production editor, Katherine Shaeffer.

*REVISED KEYNOTE* Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 11:29am
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Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
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Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email:
Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu
Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Daniel Anderson, Dominican University

Luncheon Speaker: Former long-time Major Leaguer and medical pioneer Tommy John.

Stet Journal, Issue 2 "Metamorphosis and Change"

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Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 2:44pm
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Chisomo Kalinga/ King's College London

 
Stet Journal, Issue 2: www.stetjournal.org

Issue 2: Metamorphosis and Change

Stet — the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London — is now accepting submissions for its second peer reviewed* publication from postgraduate students in English, Comparative Literature and American Studies departments.

Issue 2 will present articles from an international pool of postgraduates on the concept of metamorphosis. The issue seeks to consider varying aspects of this theme; submissions might address (although need not be limited to):

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/15)

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 3:19pm
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North Carolina State University (NCSU) Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012, in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

[UPDATE] "Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 3:04pm
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British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Call for Papers and Posters:

"Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 9-10, 2012

Keynote Speakers: David Herman, Department of English, The Ohio State University

Kara D. Federmeier; Department of Psychology, Program in
Neuroscience, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MEMORY REMAINS Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 12:30pm
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

[UPDATE] "Curiosities" Grad Conference - Deadline Extended to Dec. 18th

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 5:49pm
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Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

Desire, Literature, Culture Postgraduate Symposium, 29-30 March, Malta

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:12pm
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University of Malta
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The present pleasure,
By revolution low'ring, thus become
The opposite of itself
- Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

If, in the near future, all data, movies, etc., were to become instantly available, if the delay were to become minimal so that the very notion of "searching for" (a book, a film …) were to lose meaning, would this instant availability not suffocate desire?
- Žižek

[d]o not give way on your desire
- Lacan

Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts Feb 1.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:56pm
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Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

But the musical has done much more than merely attempt to entertain people for an evening: it regularly brings audiences to their feet in a wild ovation at its end, and it earned a whopping 14 Tony nominations, winning in nine of the categories it was nominated in, including "Best Musical."

Cycles of Transformations and Transformations of Cycles: creation, evolution, and performance (March 9th, 2012)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:53pm
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4th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
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Deadline: Please send abstracts of 150 words to gso@gsoconference.com* by January 10th, 2010

We invite paper or panel proposals that examine the life processes and preservation cycles as they intersect with changing realities in the 21st century.

Some possible areas of study include but are not limited to:

·The transformative aspects of genealogy in (de)constructing culture

·Transformation of labor movements in amateur and professional sports

·Metamorphoses: Biological and geological cycles of the Hawaiian Islands

·Appropriation of cultural forms in capitalist systems

·Recycling: re-examining and re-educating our world

The Other Dickens: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Contexts ( 6-8 July 2012)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:14am
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Patricia Pulham (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Keynote Speakers: Professor Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt University), Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Hull), Professor Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London), Professor Lillian Nayder (Bates College) and Professor Gail Turley-Houston (University of New Mexico)

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