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[NEW DEADLINE] Impersonality beyond "Tradition" (MSA, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 11:14am
Claire Laville/Modernist Studies Association

Impersonality is usually linked to "Tradition and the Individual Talent," in which T.S. Eliot famously declares, "The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." For this panel, I am seeking papers that dislodge the impersonal from Eliot's vision of a cohesive European canon. This may mean sidestepping Eliot and his legacy entirely or reconsidering its premises. Where can modernists find an account of the "process of depersonalization"? Could it be narrated in the first person? Does the impersonal have a history? a future?

[Update] Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference, Abstract Deadline Extended, New School, April 15-16, 2011

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Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 4:36pm
New School Critical Themes In Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 31, 2011

Critical Themes in Media Studies

A Graduate Student Conference at The New School in New York

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 11th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 15-16, 2011 in New York City.

The New School was founded in 1919 as a pioneer of progressive
education. The Media Studies Department was founded in 1975 as the first in the country, designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship.

(Dis)embodied Feminisms: New Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Identity. May 13-14 2011.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 11:59am
McGill Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship

McGill University's Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship requests papers for our annual interdisciplinary symposium on May 13 and 14, 2010. This year's conference theme is: "(Dis)embodied Feminisms: New Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Identity." We invite papers on this topic from scholars engaged or interested in feminist, gender, LGBTQ, and sexuality studies across disciplines, although proposals on any relevant topic will be considered.

Please send abstracts (less than 250 words) and a brief biography (2-3 sentences) to: ggfs.symposium@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2011.

[UPDATE] NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE, February 15th.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 10:51am
University of Wyoming's annual Conference on Criticism and Appreciation in the Academy

Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.

CFP ASA 2011: Pre-Occupied Space

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Friday, January 14, 2011 - 11:23pm
Christopher Farrish, Dept of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University

CFP ASA 2011: Pre-Occupied Space

UPDATE: CFP Deadline Fast Approaching! Writing Democracy (March 9-11, 2011)

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Friday, January 14, 2011 - 5:38pm
shannon carter/ Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce, Texas
March 9-11, 2011

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here
CFP: http://writingdemocracy.weebly.com

Deadline 1/15, but open to brief extension if requested.

Featured Speakers:
John Duffy, University of Notre Dame: "After Arizona: First Year Writing and a Rhetoric of Ethical Practice"

David Gold, University of Tennessee: "Beyond Recovery: Contemporary Challenges in Rhetoric and Composition Historiography"

Michelle Hall Kells, University of New Mexico: "Writing Democracies: What the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement Can Teach Us About Civic Literacy in the 21st Century"

CFP: Critical and Transnational Approaches to American Popular Music * Deadline: May 31st, 2011

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Friday, January 14, 2011 - 3:57pm
Babacar M’Baye & Alexander C.O. Hall, eds.

Critical and Transnational Approaches to American Popular Music is an ambitious project that examines both the local and transnational significance of American popular music such as Blues, Rock and Roll, and Hip Hop. The first part of the book will situate these musical genres in the large and complex framework of American popular culture in which language, utopia, and traditions have played major roles in the construction of identity, activism, and social change. The second part of the book will put American Blues, Rock and Roll, and Hip Hop in conversation with similar or different musical genres from other parts of the world in which identity, resistance, and social transformation are also crucial parts.

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