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CORRECTION "Free to Move About the Country": Transportation and National Security, March 18, 2011

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 7:09pm
Center for Analysis of Defense, Intelligence, and National Security (CADINS), at Cal State Northridge

This is a correction of an earlier posting that had the wrong year indicated.

"Free to Move About the Country": an Interdisciplinary Conference about Transportation and National Security (March 18, 2011)
full name / name of organization:
Center for Analysis of Defense, Intelligence, National Security (CADINS), Cal State Northridge
contact email:
rolopez@csun.edu
On Friday, March 18, 2011, The Center for the Analysis of Defense, Intelligence, and National Security (CADINS) will host a one-day symposium on National Security and Transportation to be held at a local conference facility in the San Fernando Valley. The organizers seek proposals for a student panel.

PLAYFUL INTERRUPTIONS IN RECENT FILM (6/1/2011; MMLA, 11/3-6/2011)

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 9:13pm
Defiance College

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

[UPDATE] The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
University of Notre Dame Department of English

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody
Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
March 3-4, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham

(In)Visible Subjects: Bodies, Spaces, Disciplines

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 4:56am
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Conference

(In)Visible Subjects: Bodies, Spaces, Disciplines.

An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Graduate Program in Visual and Studies at the University of California, Irvine

March 31-April 1, 2011, Irvine, California

The Visual Studies Graduate Conference at UC Irvine is seeking submissions on (In)Visible Subjects. We welcome work that addresses invisibility, visibility and hyper-visibility, in terms of current social and political discourses surrounding immigration, borderlands and cultures, marginalized communities, subject production, gender issues, queer identities and urban art.

Update: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 7:42pm
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum University of Michigan

CALL FOR PAPERS & Workshop Submissions

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

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Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
Harvard University
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
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Reconsidering John Dos Passos

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:54pm
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.

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