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[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice - March 23rd-25th, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:52pm
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 23-25, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Keynote Speaker: Smaro Kamboureli, University of Guelph

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted." – Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

MLA 2013 Boston "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"; March 1, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:37pm
Jessica Kuskey

CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:
Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal, brief bio

Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012

Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (jekuskey@syr.edu)

Renaissance Translation and Transmission (October 18-21, 2012)

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:31pm
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Papers might consider, for instance,

CSULB Graduate Student English Conference

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:54pm
California State University Long Beach

This interdisciplinary student conference endeavors to bring about discussion and ideas on the current themes of occupation expressing themselves in political demonstrations and movements
throughout our nation and the global community. Exploring these themes in literature, film, and rhetoric provides a textual landscape for the creative expression of occupation which foregrounds and/or responds to the world-wide movements of the early 21st century as well as addressing historical ideas of occupation. Traditional as well as novel approaches to this theme are encouraged.

[UPDATE] "PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY" MAY 4, 2012

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 9:30pm
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)

"Principles of Uncertainty"
A Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary and critical theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given in support of the CUNY Graduate Center's proposed certificate for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.

[UPDATE] Evolution—How Does the Old Create the New? March 30 and 31, 2012

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 5:22pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media, Northern Illinois University

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1. The twentieth annual MCLLM conference
welcomes submissions for our March 30 and 31 event in DeKalb, IL. Our
theme is Evolution: How Does the Old Create the New? It is inspired by
the work of Cary Nelson, our keynote speaker.

We are particularly interested in papers that examine the evolutionary
aspects of literature, language, media, or culture. As always, MCLLM
will also accept papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or
culture from scholars at all stages in their careers.

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