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Joint Special Issue: (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comp Lit JUNE 30, 2013

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:10pm
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Peking U. Journal of Comparative Literature and World Literature

Recent understandings of world literature have moved away from a focus on delineating canons of geographically-distributed great works, and towards describing a complex process of influence and reaction between increasingly-porous national and linguistic boundaries. As the discipline that most clearly claims responsibility for understanding literature beyond such boundaries, does Comparative Literature need to follow in the tracks of its object of study and somehow deterritorialize itself? As well, what would such a project mean, in terms of new methodologies, objects of study, disciplinary self-conceptions, development of linguistic and literary competencies, and interdepartmental or international research collaborations?

[UPDATE] Working It Out: A Day of Numbers in Early Modern Writing

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:03am
Birkbeck College, London

Call for Papers
Early modern books are full of numbers, representing both practicality and mystery. This multidisciplinary conference explores numbers in British early modern literature and textual
culture. How were numbers and numerical techniques used in drama, dance, and music? What were the practical issues arising from printing numerical texts, and how were numbers represented on the page? How were the index and the cross-reference created and used? To what extent would an early modern audience recognize mathematical references in literary texts and performance? Who would buy an arithmetic book and how might they use it?

LIES 2013: Michele Roberts and Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:02am
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

From the early feminists to postmodern protagonists her novels rewrite medieval saints and sinners, Victorian mediums and contemporary visionaries, offering us new perspectives on well known stories and motifs.
As Michele Roberts herself will be our guest of honor, her work is the inspiration for our 2013 Literature in English Symposium but we welcome papers about topics related to postmodern rewriting of history and culture as well as the feminist standpoint on both contemporary and earlier literature in English. Papers in other languages (German, French, Spanish) will also be considered.

REMINDER - Feminism;Influence;Inheritance - Deadline 4 Jan '13

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 5:18am
School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED -- "alt/" Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 1/15/13)

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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:41pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

3rd Global Conference:Making Sense Of: Chronicity (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:38am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Chronicity

Monday 23rd September – Wednesday 25th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives and raises questions not just about those that suffer, but also about those that care for them, available treatments and care, and social inclusiveness.

2nd Global Conference: The Graphic Novel (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 6:35am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Graphic Novel

Monday 23rd September – Wednesday 25th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
(Alan Moore, V for Vendetta)

Documentary Cinema in the Digital Century (June 24 - July 5, 2013)

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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 5:19am
CEU Summer University

Central European University, Budapest announces its international postgraduate summer course on "Documentary Cinema in the Digital Century" (June 24 - July 5, 2013) for graduate students and junior researchers and faculty preferably in humanities.

Detailed course information: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/documentary-2013

FACULTY

Course Directors:

Peter Almond, Filmmaker, Producer
Oksana Sarkisova, Open Society Archive of the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Course Faculty:

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