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ERODING CAPITAL: VALUATION, DEVALUATION, AND EVALUATION OF GENRES AND FORMS

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 3:57pm
ACLA 2013, New York University, March 20-23 2013

Nietzsche asks us to consider the values of values, Bourdieu the capital of capital. This seminar asks: What is the residual value –cultural, social, political, economic—of a genre, form or medium that has lost (or that is losing) its cultural capital?

How do we, with our late-modern bias for innovation and revolution over tradition and continuity, assign value to genres and forms that are produced at the end of a movement: the late medieval epic, the post-Enlightenment philosophical treatise, the modern pantomime ballet, network television? Are these specimens still relevant (were they ever?) and are we (ir)relevant for studying them?

College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group 2014 Conference

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 1:32pm
College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2014
Call for Papers
"Beginnings and Endings"
8 March 2014
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Smith, George Mason University
Keynote Address: "The Beginning or the End of America: Race, Culture, Politics"
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Reading Animals

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:27am
University of Sheffield

Reading Animals

An International English Studies Conference
School of English, University of Sheffield, UK
17–20 July, 2014

Abstract deadline: 19 December, 2013.

Keynote Speakers: Erica Fudge, Tom Tyler, Cary Wolfe, others TBC

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistics Student Conference Saturday, November 16

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 8:26pm
University of Central Oklahoma Language Society

THE SIXTH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

NEW ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, September 23, 2013
Acceptance notification: Monday, October 7, 2013
Registration deadline: Monday, October 21, 2013

ATHE LGBTQ Focus Group Call for Proposals (Nov 1)

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 4:02pm
LGBTQ Focus Group of Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

CFP: LGBTQ Focus Group Call for Proposals
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
July 24–27, 2014, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ

Submission Deadlines:
Individual Papers or Presentations: October 1 (send to Conference Planner Jason Fitzgerald at jtf2113@columbia.edu)
Complete Sessions: November 1 (submit online directly to ATHE at www.athe.org and to the Conference Planner at jtf2113@columbia.edu)

Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, 10-12 Sept. 2014 (proposal deadline 20 Jan. 2014)

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 1:30pm
Karlstad University, Sweden

The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years. This conference will explore and analyze new developments of and cultural, academic, and historical trends related to the gothic and the uncanny; we want to scrutinize transformations and meanings in different contexts. We welcome paper or presentation proposals that deal with either the gothic or the uncanny, as well as those that examine the two together.

Special Issue: JFK Assassination – The Rise and Fall of the Camelot Deadline 22/11/2013

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:32pm
Journal Teorija in praksa, Associate Editor: dr. Karmen Šterk

Special Issue of the journal Teorija in praksa: JFK Assassination – The Rise and Fall of the Camelot

If old enough, everybody remembers where they were when the twin towers collapsed, when Princess Diana died, when JFK was shot. There are moments in our shared collective and personal memory that set our perception of time to before and after the Event. As if since that moment nothing was ever quite the same again. On November 22 2013 we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of a man and the birth of a legend – the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The special issue of the journal intends to address the multilayered effects this assassination had on politics, culture, and society.

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