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Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature. May 24-25, 2013.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:39am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013
Submission Deadline 15 March, 2013
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Michael Davidson, Vice Chair of the Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego

CFP: "Modernism and Public Emotion, Then and Now" – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:54pm
Julie Taylor (Northumbria) and Richard Cole (Alberta)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference explores the historical reception of public emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and critical perspectives (literature, art, psychoanalysis/affect, political theory). Possible topics of inquiry might include, but are not limited to:

2013 SFU Grad Conference - Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:50pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now a year later, every day brings new evidence of how fragile and inconsistent that awakening was.
-Slavoj Zizek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

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Reinterpreting Carson McCullers (The 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013).

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:45pm
Courtney George: The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University)

To inspire more work on Georgia writer Carson McCullers and her legacy, this panel invites papers discussing innovative ways of analyzing texts related to McCullers, whether biographies, literary works, or adaptations of either. These reinterpretations might include discussions of McCullers' works in the context of her contemporaries (Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, et al), film or dramatic adaptations of her work, or her contributions to today's southern gothic, Grit Lit, and/or Queer Studies.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:16pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA invites graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics and lines of inquiry:

[UPDATE] MCLLM CFP Deadline Extension

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:46am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

Northern Illinois University is proud to host the 21st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. We invite proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with "new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.

Please submit your one-page proposal to mcllm@niu.edu by February 6, 2013.

[UPDATE] Improvisation and Innovation: Clinicians, Scientists and Artists Together, Improving Performans

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:00pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Improvisation, the skill of top musicians, writers, clinicians, scientists, executives and other creatives, can give each of us new ways to respond better to change. In improvisation, we use our existing knowledge and skills to create something new in an unplanned, innovative way. Creative, innovative people from multiple disciplines can teach one another strategies to better utilise our skills of improvisation, skills which lead to enhanced performance in work, life and relationships.

Other Archives, Other Souths -- MLA Chicago 2014

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:39am
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks paper proposals for a sponsored panel at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, January 9-12.

CFP: Advertising and Consumer Culture conference, May 31 - DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:35am
Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum / University of York

CALL FOR PAPERS: University of York Centre for Modern Studies Third Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium

Commercial speech – advertising – makes up most of what we share as a culture . . . As the language of commercialism has become louder, the language of high culture has become quieter.
– James B. Twitchell, Twenty Ads that Shook the World

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