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2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013; abstracts due 1 April 2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:34pm
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

Call for Papers for 2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School
"Memory Unbound: Transcultural, Transgenerational, Transmedial, and Transdisciplinary Dynamics of Memory" (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013)

For the second edition of the annual summer school organized by the Mnemonics network, an international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies, we invite paper proposals from graduate students that address the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and/or transdisciplinary dynamics of memory.

[UPDATE] William T. Vollmann at ALA 2013 (Boston, May)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:03pm
Ralph Clare, Boise State University

One of the notable features of William T. Vollmann's work is its ability to defy simple classification. Whether through its excessive display of language, genre, and experiential "research," as well as its sheer page count, footnotes, and glossaries, Vollmann's expanding oeuvre eludes the usual conceptual categories we might draw upon to understand it. This can be both exhilarating and frustrating, as one of the primary strengths of Vollmann's texts also makes them difficult to deal with critically and pedagogically.

Representations of Moral Bankruptcy on Television (ASA 2013 panel)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 5:27pm
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona

This is a proposed panel for the 2013 American Studies Association annual meeting in Washington D.C. (November 21-24 at the Hilton Washington DC). Papers on this panel would look at the representation of morals and ethics on television, particularly the draw of immoral and corrupt characters. Some of the questions papers on this panel could consider are: Are "guilty pleasures" simply a waste of time, or can they be related to our ethics? How is the consumption of such programs related to ethical considerations? Are we simply passive witnesses, or is there something more at stake? What relationships are there between reality television and other programming?

IJRC, a journal of radical inquiry seeks papers for Vol 02 No 02

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 5:18pm
International Journal of Radical Critique

We are now reading for Vol 02 No 02. The deadline is March 15, 2013 with a tentative publication date of March 30th. Submissions received after that date will be held, most likely, for issues following.

Potential contributors should review these pages:

FINAL EXTENSION: IU Grad Student Conference: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:50pm
Indiana University English Department Graduate Student Advisory Committee

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 11th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Keynote speaker: Lauren Berlant
University of Chicago
author of The Female Complaint and Cruel Optimism

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

[UPDATE] gardens and utopia, call for papers

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:30pm
EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden; University of Delaware

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden

Symposium June 6-9, 2013

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.

Call for Papers :
Abstracts and proposals for papers and panels due March 4, 2013.

CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:45am
University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Pierre Joris (SUNY at Albany)
Ruth Washbrook (Scottish Screen Archive/NLS)

The University of Glasgow's Graduate School of the College of Arts is delighted to announce Assembling Identities, an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

Reorientations: East Asia in Recent Anglophone Fiction/Journalism

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 12:04am
Mary Goodwin

Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. Following the 2013 MLA Boston roundtable on this topic, this CFP invites essays on how East Asia's emergence onto the world stage has been reflected in recent English-language literature, for possible inclusion in a book-length collection. Topics could include individual countries/literatures/writers or a broader view of "East Asia"; roundtable papers covered D Mitchell's Japan fiction, as well as modern children's literature of Korea, semi-autobiographical expat fiction from China, Taiwan and HK.