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

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:31pm
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.

Spectral Gothic: Demon(s)trating the Monstrous

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:30am
Alison Younger (University of Sunderland) and Martyn Colebrook (Independent Scholar)

Straddling the geographic and cultural borders between Scotland and Ireland and sprawling over the many textual genres it incorporates, haunts and appropriates, Celtic Gothic remains a fertile and productive topic for contemporary scholarship which embodies a range of time periods, often benchmarked as moving from the writing of Hogg and Scott to present day. As much a hybrid as a double, the Gothic is a nexus and a thematic nuclear that lends itself well to an interrogation of Celtic culture. Following the success of the Spectral Gothic symposium in June 2012 at the University of Sunderland, proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary collection of essays oriented around "Celtic Gothic".

[UPDATE] "Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 8:52am
AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies), 9th Annual Conference

Call for Papers

9th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)
and 10th anniversary of 1st conference held in IT Tallaght in 2003

"Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"

UPDATE Mapping Between Bodies and Sounds

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:06pm
Julie Beth Napolin, the New School

Organizers: Rachel Corkle (NYU) and Julie Beth Napolin (Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts)

The seminar organizers invite abstracts (250 words) for a proposed panel at ACLA, to be held in Toronto April 4-7, 2013. The conference theme is "Global Positioning Systems."

This seminar will address where philosophy, literature and music intersect, and how thinkers, writers and performers—drawing from early modern and materialist understandings of mathematics, music and anatomy to recent theories of cognition, perception, and the digital—have located this intersection in the body. We are in turn interested in how bodies in space, as producers, negotiators and vessels of sound, are themselves mapped by sound and music.

Call for Panel Discussion and Workshop Proposals for SCCC's 6th Annual Creative Writing Festival

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 3:32pm
Sarah Kain Gutowski/Suffolk County Community College

The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Sixth Annual Creative Writing Festival from Monday, April 22-Saturday, April 27.

The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging week of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events, culminating in an all-day Conference on Saturday.

To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:

[UPDATE] - ACTS OF ASYLUM - April 5, 2013 - Call Extended to 12/15/2012

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:01am
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts Graduate Student Organization

The submission deadline for this call has been extended to December 15, 2012.

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 5, 2013.

CFP: Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:42am
Ph.D. Program in French, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

IDIOSYNCRASY

March 1, 2013

A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center

« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
–E.M. Cioran
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
–Henri Michaux

Call for Panels - Europe and its Worlds: Cultural Mobility in, to and from Europe

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:56am
Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen jointly welcome panel proposals for an international conference on their common research theme 'Europe and its Worlds'. At the core of this theme is the question of how Europe has always consisted of different worlds, how it differs from the rest of the world, and how it interacts with other worlds. This conference specifically addresses the many ways in which cultural mobility impacts on European culture, past and present. The notion of cultural mobility raises new questions on issues of persistance, change and interaction, as Stephen Greenblatt argues in Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto (2010).

ACLA 2013 Seminar: Migrant Cartography: (Dis)Placing South Asia (DEADLINE: November 15)

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:28pm
Nida Sajid / Rutgers University

With more than 14% of the world's refugee population, South Asia, as a region, hosts the fourth largest concentration of refugees. Displaced on account of religious, ethnic and political conflicts, refugee communities force us to experience the fluidity of borders from within the cartography of nations. From the refugee cross-border migrations during the Partition of India in 1947 to the more recent Tamil refugee crisis in Sri Lanka, the influx of Afghan war refugees in Pakistan, and the relocation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, modern South Asia has repeatedly witnessed the pain of people in a state of statelessness.

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