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[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis

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Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 4:20pm
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University Graduate Journal

DEADLINE: January 15th, 2013

For our inaugural issue, we are seeking submissions of graduate student work from around the world on the topic of mimesis versus invention. The Rat's Mouth Review, as a journal, seeks to invent itself, few would argue that it is not doing so in a mimetic fashion. We emulate other journals in order to forge our own identity and we do so with the hope of being "of [great] worth." To accomplish this, we require your contributions.

Sir Walter Scott and Music (MLA 2014)

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:09am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of _Waverley_, the Lyrica Society is sponsoring a session on the interconnection between the works of Sir Walter Scott and music. And the connection is great. Scott's works were the basis for countless operas and musical theatre pieces, as well as texts for many songs.

We invite 250-350 word proposals by March 1st, 2013 on any aspect of Scott and music. Send them to DrJSDailey@aol.com, and put "Scott MLA 2014" in the subject line.

AFROEUROPE@NS IV:Black identities and cultures in Europe - 1st to 4th October 2013, London.

updated: 
Friday, December 28, 2012 - 8:35am
Afroeurope@s

Afroeurope@s/Afroeurope@ns is an international research and development group funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The group is holding its fourth international conference in London from 1-4 October 2013 at Senate House, Malet House, London WC1E 7HU. The conference is supported by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, and by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, Department of English at The Open University.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:55pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

MadLit 2013: Deadline January 1

updated: 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:09pm
UW-Madison English Graduate Student Association

MadLit 2013 Call for Papers

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

CFP: Queer Parents in Cultural Production

updated: 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 2:46pm
Ed Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Conference: Cultural Studies Association at Chicago, IL

Conference Dates: Thursday May 23rd to Sunday the 26th 2013

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, February 1 2013

[UPDATE] PURITY: A Call For Papers

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:18am
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing Theory, Theorizing Performance: Conceptualization, Execution, and Documentation, due January 22

updated: 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:15am
A Graduate Student Conference with the Theatre and Drama Department at University of Wisconsin Madison

March 16, 2013
With keynote speakers:
Chloe Johnston, Assistant Professor of Theater, Lake Forest College, writer and performer with the Neo-Futurists
Coya Paz, Assistant Professor of Theater, Depaul University, founding member of Proyecto Latina, co-director of the Resident Ensemble at Free Street Theatre, Artistic Director for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex

But is it art?

updated: 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 6:50pm
NYU French Dept.

The Department of French at NYU
announces its annual Graduate Student Conference:

… but is it art?

March 8th and 9th, 2013

The Department of French at NYU is pleased to invite papers which explore how art is defined, institutionalized and practiced in the Francophone world. We are interested in how boundaries are established and shift between the spheres of art and non-art, and will welcome submissions that deal with all artistic genres and media, spanning all historical periods. Papers are welcome to focus on individual authors or works, or to approach the topic more broadly.

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