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[UPDATE] REMINDER & EXTENSION: Chiasmi 2013, Cultural Materials / Material Culture

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:46pm
Chiasmi 2013: Cultural Materials / Material Culture, Harvard and Brown Universities, Italian Studies

We are pleased to announce the sixth joint Graduate Student Conference for Italian Studies, to be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices February 22-23, 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:07am
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia

"Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut."
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")

This humorous observation from Wilhelm Busch has its roots in the vexing and intricate moral categories of virtues and vices. Does virtuous mean anything other than abstaining from vice? What affects the way in which we make ethical and moral decisions Which authority decides who is a sinner and who is a saint? Interpretations of virtues and vices fluctuate over time, and what is appropriate today is unbecoming tomorrow: be it the Crusades, witch hunts, and political martyrdom or Madame Bovary and "Sympathy for the Devil."

[UPDATE] Revelation, Revulsion, & Revolution - April 5, 2013 - April 6, 2013 (Proposal submission extended to Jan. 13th, 2013)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 5:41pm
AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

"… Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?"
"Oh! Yes, quite; what can it be? But do not tell me — I would not be told upon any account. I know it must be a skeleton, I am sure it is Laurentina's skeleton. Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it..."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

The seventh annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics in revelation, revulsion, and revolution in literature, cinema, the writing process, popular culture and art, or in creative works of short fiction and poetry that explore this theme.

[UPDATE]: SW/TX PCA/ACA Deadline Extension (12/2/12; 2/13-16/13)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 1:33pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association


Join us for the 34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 13-16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The SW/TX PCA/ACA meeting is one of the largest annual conferences for popular culture studies. Conference is open to attendees from all regions of the US and from all areas outside the US.

Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2/1/13 - 6/29/13 - 6/30/13

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 6:09am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

* * *Call for Papers* * *

Great Writing
UK's International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Sat. June 29th – Sun. June 30th 2013

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 16th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All creative or critical presentations are welcome – presentations from all over the world already accepted.

In this, the 16th year of the conference, we look to celebrate the past, the present and the future of Creative Writing and of Creative Writing teaching.

Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Disability and Visual Culture

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:37am
Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue

Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture

Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the 'age of the image', what does this mean for disability studies? From the Venus de Milo to Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), or Diane Arbus's photographs to the media representations of the London 2012 Paralympians, visual representations of disability call into question notions of normalcy, aesthetic value and beauty.

CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago - Deadline 1/18/2013

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:40pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative
nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline is 5pm, Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please send submissions electronically to: