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Dadaphone: Indeterminacy in Words and Music MLA 2014

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:00pm
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Society for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Dada texts and indeterminate music utilize non-traditional means of organization. We are seeking proposals that address words and sound combined using an element of chance, either in composition or performance.

Please send 250 word proposals by March 1st to both and

2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013; abstracts due 1 April 2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:34pm
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

Call for Papers for 2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School
"Memory Unbound: Transcultural, Transgenerational, Transmedial, and Transdisciplinary Dynamics of Memory" (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013)

For the second edition of the annual summer school organized by the Mnemonics network, an international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies, we invite paper proposals from graduate students that address the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and/or transdisciplinary dynamics of memory.

Broadway Babies

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:12pm
MLA 2014 and MLA Executive Committee on Children's Literature; abstract 3-15-2013

Call for Papers: MLA 2014 in Chicago

Broadway Babies

Since the premier of Annie in 1977, Broadway musical theater has seen multiple shows featuring children. The child performer has a long history, stretching from the child actor on the Elizabethan stage to the title character of the recent hit Billy Elliott. This panel is intended to bring together scholars working in performance studies, musical theater studies, and children's literature and create a conversation about constructions of childhood and the role of the child performer in the formation, popularization, commercialization, and history of America's most profitable indigenous art form: the Broadway musical.

FINAL EXTENSION: IU Grad Student Conference: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:50pm
Indiana University English Department Graduate Student Advisory Committee

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 11th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Keynote speaker: Lauren Berlant
University of Chicago
author of The Female Complaint and Cruel Optimism

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:45am
University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Pierre Joris (SUNY at Albany)
Ruth Washbrook (Scottish Screen Archive/NLS)

The University of Glasgow's Graduate School of the College of Arts is delighted to announce Assembling Identities, an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space [UPDATE] Conference Date March 23, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:41pm
English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University

Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.


Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:33pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's seventeenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th March 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

[UPDATE] Re/Invention 2013: Hysteria - Deadline Extended

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:03pm
California State University, Long Beach

Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Abstracts Due: Friday, 15 February 2013

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Emerging Scholars in Performance, ATHE 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:39pm
Performance Studies Focus Group of the Association for Theater in Higher Education

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2013 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars Panel. The theme of this year's conference, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4, 2013, is P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure, and Pedagogy.

Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:20am
Simon Fraser University, English Department Graduate Conference

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