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UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

updated: 
Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 9:17pm
South Asian Literary Association (SALA)

PERFORMING SOUTH ASIA AT HOME AND ABROAD

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Keynote Guests: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Charles Johnson

Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

Venue: Hyatt Place Downtown, 110 6th Avenue North (at Denny Way)

Addiction and Its Others (Cultural Studies Association Conference, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2012)

updated: 
Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 2:27pm
Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University

This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012. The panel will explore the ways in which the representation of addiction or compulsive behaviors constitute individual subjects as variously othered. Some questions presenters might answer include: What comes of the intersection of addiction and, for instance, disability, race, class, gender, sexuality, or other markers of difference?

2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 11:38am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues, starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," are on sale through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope's Digest.

CFP: Queer Mentoring in Contemporary Culture

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 7:54pm
10th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference

Conference Dates: March 28th to April 1st 2012
Location: University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, August 28th 2011

International Conference Decolonising the Stage: Paradigm, Practice and Politics Department of English Banaras Hindu U

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2011 - 1:32pm
International Conference Decolonising the Stage: Paradigm, Practice and Politics Department of English Banaras Hindu University www.bhu.ac.in November 15 – 17, 2011

International Conference

Decolonising the Stage:
Paradigm, Practice and Politics

Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
www.bhu.ac.in

November 15 – 17, 2011

Convener

R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi-221005
India
email:headenglishbhu@gmail.com

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 1:25pm
Texas Southern University, Department of English

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

Scholarly research and presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including but not limited to the following:

Sites of Memory, Anamnesis and Representation of Identity (SMARI 2011) Paris International Conference, 21-23 September 2011

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 9:25pm
Ars Identitatis, Cultural Research Association

Deadline for Abstract submission: 25 July. Proceedings will be published, after peer-reviewing process.
With the development of the contemporary communicating tools, contemporary society seems to be marked by a rapid flow of events and ideas that appear and disappear from the memory of a relatively young individual as fast as they appear. This atmosphere of rapid exchange of hot news and new trends in fashion, ways of life, etc. tends to affect even the most traditional societies. Accordingly, identities tend to be shaped in relation to contemporary "idols" that seem always innovative. However, at the same time iconic figures of the past still dominate contemporary mentalities, but sometimes only as symbols for the perpetual quest for novelty.

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