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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.

An Invitation to Contribute to John Cage Unbound

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 1:40pm
New York Public Library

The John Cage Centennial is upon us. To celebrate Cage's legacy, The New York Public Library will soon launch John Cage Unbound - A Living Archive, an online multimedia resource devoted to the life and work of America's most influential composer. In partnership with the John Cage Trust and C.F. Peters, John Cage Unbound will feature select digital images of Cage's music manuscripts, correspondence, programs, photographs, and ephemera drawn from the vast holdings of NYPL's Music Division. The centerpiece of the project, however, will be a rich video archive of John Cage interpretation with a special emphasis on the preparation and performance of Cage's work, including those works that are primarily language based.

NEW DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13, 2012 for CONFERENCE APRIL 14, 2012

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 11:56am
UNIVERISTY OF MISSOURI CROSS-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

The MU Cross-Disciplinary Project (formerly known as "The Body Project") invites all interested scholars and related researchers to submit proposals for our fifth annual conference. The 2012 theme is "Animals in Society." We welcome proposals for research or creative projects, including artworks, literature, performances, posters, papers and/or panels, and various other forms that escape our imagination but may live in yours.

[UPDATE] Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 11:21am
Southeasten Theatre Conference Theatre Symposium

SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 21:
Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

The Abydos Passion Play. The Dionysian festivals. Yaqui deer dances. Maypole dances. Mystery plays and Noh drama. Theatre of Cruelty, Poor Theatre, Total Theatre. Whether or not theatre arose from ritual and/or religion, from prehistory to the present there have been intriguing connections among these types of human activities. The 2012 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the varied connections, intersections, appropriations, and clashes between ritual, religion, and theatre. Possible topics:

France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:39am
8th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 25-26 May 2012

France has been a cultural icon for centuries. Its reputation for refinement, sophistication, gastronomy and architecture is appreciated and respected across the world. The very mention of 'France' or 'French' conjures up images of fashion, haute cuisine, literature, philosophy, sport, wine. The names Montaigne, Pascal, Molière, Racine, Napoleon, Rousseau, Voltaire, Flaubert, Balzac, Zola, Camus, Sartre, Mauriac, Derrida, Michel Platini, Thierry Henri, Fabien Pelous, all evoke immediate recognition in their respective areas.

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