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[UPDATE/REMINDER] CFP on the Virus

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 6:09am
Excursions

This is a reminder that Excursions, the interdisciplinary journal at the University of Sussex seeks papers on the notion of the virus and the viral for a forthcoming issue.

The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.

Rupture Symposium June 6, 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:20am
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

This symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:

Rupture Symposium 6 June 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:05am
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

While the geographies and politics of "space" and "place" have attracted much discussion, this symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:

CAL STATE FULLERTON GRAD CONFERENCE 2011

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 5:04pm
ACACIA

RETALIATION 2011

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The conference will be held on Friday,
January 28th and Saturday, January 29th. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

April 1st and 2nd 2011; A New Breed: Cross-Genre Approaches to Creative Writing Theory, Pedagogy, and Craft

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:26pm
Graduate Students in English Association at the University of North Texas

With the increasing prevalence of cross-genre and hybrid forms of literature, the creative writer is faced with a new set of questions that need to be addressed. We are defining genre in its most basic sense: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, but are eager to see papers that push the boundaries of these categories. We seek to explore how this new perspective produces multi-faceted creative forms and raises new questions of craft. How does cross-pollination create a need for a new understanding of genre? How does multi-genre work repackage fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in new and interesting ways? What effect does the integration of the creative process into the academy have on our understanding of how genre works? How do we teach across genres?

Theory in the Flesh: Bodies of Scholarship, Activism, and Community

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:22pm
University of Texas at San Antonio

2011 UTSA English Graduate Symposium

The 2011 UTSA English Graduate Student Symposium "Theory in the Flesh: Bodies of Scholarship, Activism, and Community"

Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio

May 7, 2011 at The University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX

Keynote Speaker: AnaLouise Keating

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011

A theory in the flesh means one where the physical realities of our lives-our skin color, the land or concrete we grew up on, our sexual longings-all fuse to create a politic born out of necessity. – This Bridge Called My Back

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:37pm
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.

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