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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.4

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 9:35pm
Alan Clinton

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 12.4
Featuring Contributions from Marc Ouellette, Alan Clinton, Rebecca Adelman, Molly Brost, Emily E. Auger , Richard Brock, Vincent Caruso, Angela Eikenberry, Maria Engberg, Thomas Fink, Danuta Fjellestad, John Grzinich, Helena Gurfinkel, Corinne Thiessen Hepher, Tomas Jonsson, Brian Macaskill, Patricia Nickel, Ifeoma Udoye, and Sage Wheeler.

Colloquium for American Literature and Culture--NYU

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:21pm
CALC

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2012 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.

"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 3:14pm
Durham University

Registration is now open for '"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence', a three-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place at Durham University on 9-11 April 2013. With a total of 57 speakers, the event brings together leading academics and postgraduates from around the world to share new work on modernism, with a particular focus upon exploring previously neglected influences on modernism and influences of modernism.

To view the full conference programme please open the attached pdf, or visit our website at: http://effacethetraces.wordpress.com/programme-2/

[UPDATE] Rhetoric and Poetics panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 1:56pm
Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

In Rhetorical Power, rhetorical and literary theorist Steven Mailloux defines rhetoric as "the political effectivity of trope and argument in culture" (xii). Crucially, this definition resists the not uncommon understandings of rhetoric as mere "eloquence," as florid, deceptive language, or as "persuasive discourse," instead foregrounding rhetoric as a methodology or lens for identifying the roles of historical and socio-political power relations in shaping how and why certain tropes, arguments, and language use prove effective in the first place.

(Re)Presenting the Archive

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 5:03am
University of Sheffield, UK

In a Higher Education context where originality in research is increasingly valorised, what place is there for explicitly re-presentational practices such as scholarly editing and curating? At first glance, the REF2014 landscape would seem favourable. The panel guidelines recognise "scholarly editions", "databases" and "electronic resources" as outputs, and promote "the creation of archival or specialist collections to support the research infrastructure". Edition and curation also produce tangible results—including printed and digital texts, catalogues and exhibitions—that can impact beyond the academy, preserving and presenting materials for a general audience. But what is the value of these activities and how can it be measured?

CFP: From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions. [Deadline Extension: February 22, 2013]

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:25pm
The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013.

The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research.

Marxism and Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-First Century (MLA 2014)

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 4:32pm
MLA 2014 Special Session

This panel seeks to address the theoretical-methodological intersectionality of two influential but controversial disciplines(Marxism and psychoanalysis), with special focus on their current historical, cultural, and/or political relevancy and applicability.

Please note that this is a proposed special session for the 2014 MLA Convention, which will be held from January 9-12, 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Please send 250-word abstract by 15 March 2013 to Adam Meehan (ameehan@email.arizona.edu) and Carlos Gallego (gallego@stolaf.edu).

MLA 2014 AFRICAN LITERATURES DIVISION CALL FOR PAPERS

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 3:43pm
MLA AFRICAN LITERATURES DIVISION SESSIONS

PANEL 1
The State in African Literatures
Papers on representations of the state (both the real and the desired) and biopolitics in African literatures. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2013; Alain Lawo-Sukam (lawosukam@tamu.edu) and Neil Kortenaar (kortenaar@utsc.utoronto.ca).

PANEL 2
Expatriation, Authorship, and Reception in African Literatures:
Consequences, forms and themes of expatriation and location in recent African literatures. Abstracts (300 words) by 15 March 2013; Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi (tunjitunji@yahoo.com) and Joya Uraizee (uraizeej@slu.edu).

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:24am
Northwestern University Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

an interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Proposals Due: April 5, 2013

Conference Dates: October 11-13, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Judith Hamera

Faculty Discussants: Joshua Chambers-Letson, Nick Davis, Tracy Davis, Hannah Feldman, Marcela Fuentes, Barnor Hesse, Richard Iton, Chloe Johnston, D. Soyini Madison, Susan Manning, Kaley Mason, Coya Paz, Janice Radway, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, C. Riley Snorton, Elizabeth Son, and Harvey Young

psconference.soc.northwestern.edu

Call for Papers & Performances

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