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MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:33am
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.

CFP: British Women Writers Conference (April 4-6, 2013; Abstracts due Dec 15th)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:43am
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference April 4-6, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM

The English department at the University of New Mexico is pleased to host the 2013 British Women Writers Conference. The conference will be April 4-6, 2013 at the Hyatt in downtown Albuquerque, NM. The conference theme is "Customs," and we look forward to a wide range of unique presentations on
the topic. In fact, we have several potential publication opportunities for those who present at the conference! In addition, we are excited that our brilliant lineup of speakers includes:

Keynote Speakers
Devoney Looser and Pamela Gilbert

Plenary Panel
Diane Long Hoeveler, Kathy Psomiades, Linda Troost

"Built Upon" - CFP for projects using digital archives and collections

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:32am
Anvil Academic

In keeping with our mission to foster innovative digital scholarship, Anvil Academic invites submissions to its inaugural publication series: Built Upon. The Built Upon series encourages authors to investigate and invigorate pre-existing digital tools and collections in developing their own scholarly arguments or pedagogical projects.

BATTLEGROUNDS, Friday, April 26, 2013

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:14am
Rutgers-Newark Graduate School of Arts & Science, Graduate Program in American Studies

 

BATTLEGROUNDS
Call for Papers: American Studies Graduate Student Conference 2013
Rutgers-Newark Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Newark, New Jersey
Friday, April 26, 2013

"Following Heidegger's suggestion that in modernity the world has come to be grasped and conceived as a 'picture,' we may say that in the wake of the atomic bombs the world has come to be grasped and conceived as a target–to be destroyed as soon as it can be made visible."
–Rey Chow, The Age of the World Target

[UPDATE] 7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:41pm
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.

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:10am
Comparative Literature, SUNY-Buffalo

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

3rd Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
SUNY-BUFFALO, 2013

*Deadline for Abstract Submission: Feb.1st, 2013
Email to: WisdomLoveBuffalo@gmail.com

Insofar as philosophia concerns the "love of wisdom," the possibilities and limits of wisdom and love call into question the possibility of philosophy. As love and wisdom are consciously and unconsciously unified in the philosophers' pursuits of wisdom, could the wisdom of love have been supplemented, mixed or misled by the love of wisdom? Does it make philosophy as the result of philosophia problematic?

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