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Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 11:46am
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
English Department
Engleman Hall
(D-Wing)

Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

Approaches:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies and other related fields. We welcome a range of perspectives including:

CfP: The Common Denominator -- A Postgraduate Conference in British Cultural Studies, 20-22 MArch 2014

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 9:05am
British Cultural Studies in the Institute for British Studies of Leipzig University

In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.

CFP: "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature"

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 7:47am
The Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA)

We take great pleasure in announcing that the Eleventh Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, will be held on December 13-14, 2013. The general theme of the conference is "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature."

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Social Sciences 2013

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:22am
IAFOR

Special Theme: "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance"

The conference theme is "Sustaining the Future" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to the Social Sciences, including the following streams:

Examining Public Voice, Human Rights, and Social Justice Across Time and Space: A Multidisciplinary Symposium Florida Atlanti

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 3:42pm
Comparative Studies Student Association Florida Atlantic University

Deadline for abstracts: February 11
The Comparative Studies PhD Student Association (CSSA) is welcoming abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Florida Atlantic University, with a focus on public voice, human rights, and social justice. The conference will include key-note speakers addressing conference themes with a special focus on filmmaking, human rights, and public voice. Special screenings of award-winning documentaries and feature-length films will be a highlight of the symposium.

CFP: Identity and Conflict in Cultural and Geo-Political Contexts

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 11:40am
HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

THE

"LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" DEPARTMENT

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE DEPARTMENT OF "LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" OF
THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES

INVITES YOU
TO SEND PAPER PROPOSALS TO OUR CONFERENCE ENTITLED

Identity and Conflict in Cultural and Geo-Political Contexts

Date: 13-14 June, 2013
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciencies, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"
Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

[UPDATE] South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 10:08am
South Central Modern Language Association

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Papers should be no longer than 15-minutes when read aloud. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to mge1108@gmail.com.

The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.

"Blackness" in Contemporary African American Artistic Expression, a panel at (dis)junctions 2013, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb. 11

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Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 5:45pm
University of California, Riverside

In the spirit of the (dis)junctions theme of encounters which "stress[es] a sense of unanticipated or oppositional" as it interacts with the traditionally endorsed, this panel seeks to address ways in which these "meetings" of traditional and contemporary artistic expressions of "blackness" have changed since 9/11 as it relates, comments, critiques, and augments on the traditionally endorsed definitions of artistic expression.

Shaw and Adaptation [MLA 2014 in Chicago; JANUARY 9-12, 2014]

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Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 5:37pm
Modern Language Association

*Sponsored by the International Shaw Society*

Please send abstracts of 250 words and CVs as well as queries by March 15, 2013 to Lawrence Switzky (lawrence.switzky@utoronto.ca).

Many audiences first encounter Bernard Shaw's plays through their transformations into other genres and media. Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady (1956) is perhaps the most famous adaptation of Shaw's Pygmalion (1912), though the current standard print edition of the play is also an adaptation, a hybrid of Shaw's Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1938 film and his original and revised stage scripts.

Call for Digital Media Projects, for the Media Festival at (dis)junctions Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb 20th

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Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 5:17pm
Eric Atkinson and Ruben Mendoza de Leon, University of California, Riverside

For the 2013 (dis)junctions Media Festival, we seek to stage a critical, interventional "encounter of visuality" that has the potential to challenge and disrupt what Dr. Nicholas Mirzoeff—this year's (dis)junctions keynote speaker—terms the "hegemonic complexes of visuality," specifically through the visual rhetoric and force of community-based "counter-complex" visual media and performance projects. These are projects of performance and media production work whose staging around community building, mentorship, and interventional, transformational pedagogical practices disrupts institutional, hegemonic visual strategies and rhetorics.

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