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

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Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 3:49pm
University of California, Riverside

This is a panel call for the 20th Annual (dis)junctions Graduate Conference in the Humanities at the University of California, Riverside. This year's general theme "encountering with(in) texts," examines the impact of situatedness, unexpectedness, and/or unpreparedness on "face to text" encounters with media objects, embodied encounters negotiated through or overdetermined by texts, and representations of "encountering" within texts. Please visit www.disjunctions2013.org for more information on this year's theme, our other subject- and discipline-specific panel calls, and Keynote Speaker Dr. Nicholas Mirzeoff.

EXTENDED DEADLINE 20th Jan - Feminism; Influence; Inheritance

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Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 6:14am
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.

20th Annual (dis)junctions Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference, April 5-6 2013. DEADLINE Feb. 1

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 4:58pm
University of California, Riverside

(dis)junctions 2013: Encounters With(in) Texts
20th Annual Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference at the University of California, Riverside April 5-6 2013

This year's (dis)junctions conference at UCR invites papers that contribute to conversations around notions of "encountering," with particular focus given to the operation of texts, understood as representational media objects, within "scenes of encounter."

Encounter: transitive verb
1 a: to meet as an adversary b: to engage in conflict with
2: to come upon face-to-face
3: to come upon or experience especially unexpectedly

Talking Beyond Disciplines: Rising Tides and Sea Changes

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 3:03pm
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

This interdisciplinary graduate conference invites scholars to turn their attention to transformations, crises, and anxieties crashing at our (real and metaphorical) shores.

Stasis in the Medieval World, 13th-14th April 2013: REGISTRATION OPEN

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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 9:21pm
University College London

The Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series (EMICS) is pleased to present 'Stasis in the Medieval World', to be held at University College London on 13th-14th April 2013. Continuing the discussion begun by the University of York's 'Transition in the Medieval World' conferences in 2012, this conference will seek to establish the extent to which aspects of medieval life and culture remained static during this period.

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

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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:39pm
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, 1 February 2013

Sherlock Holmes, Past and Present, 21 and 22 June 2013 [Update]

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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 7:15am
Senate House, London

This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.

Extended Deadline: " "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"

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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 12:17am
Eden Wales Freedman, Co-President of English Graduate Organization, UNH

Deadline Extended!

Please submit abstracts to UNH's English Graduate Organization's Biennial Conference: "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire

In "The Art of Fiction," Toni Morrison differentiates between reading as a skill and reading as an art. The skill, Morrison writes, enables readers to "negotiate life with some measure of control." The art is a "different beast all together."

[UPDATE] (anti)foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference March 15-16, 2013

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:04am
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization

Duquesne University
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: January 18, 2013.

With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For the (anti)Foundations Conference—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.

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