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Counterfeit Realities (ACLA--University of Toronto)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:10am
American Comparative Literature Association

Organization: American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/); please be sure to mark your submission for this particular seminar: Counterfeit Realities
Location: University of Toronto
Proposal due date: November 1st
Conference date: April 4-7
Seminar Organizers: Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota), Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota)

Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, Lincoln, UK, 15-17 June 2013

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 9:01am
University of Lincoln, UK

The Lincoln School of Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, UK, is pleased to host the Fifth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in Lincoln, UK, from Saturday 15 June to Monday 17 June 2013. Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work! Please send the abstract to Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, dmeyerdinkgrafe@lincoln.ac.uk Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 April 2013.

[UPDATE] disClosure Journal: Security

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:31am
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory • Issue 22: Security

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 16th, 2012

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SECURITY as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Occupy/Resistance
* Violence/Terror
* Regimes/Governance
* Scale
* Technology
* Networks
* Livelihood/Home
*(in)Security
* Geopolitics/Sovereignty
* Empire
* Boundaries
* Citizenship and Migration
* Commonwealth
* Cosmopolitanism
* Economy/Finance
*(trans)Nationalism
* War and Trauma
* Nationhood, Subjectivity,and Personhood
* Public(s)
* Surveillance

Across the Shadow Lines: Diasporas in the Age of Transnationalism (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4-4/7/13; deadline, 11/1/12)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:13am
Sheshalatha Reddy (Howard University); Parama Sarkar (University of Toledo)

As the movement of peoples across state borders, diasporas are both literal and imaginative insofar as they entail the concomitant crossing of cultural forms. Diasporas forge and decimate local communities, call into question the boundaries of the nation-state, and reconfigure international relations. Ideally, they can result in the creation of new modes of social relations by producing opportunities for education and work and also encouraging the cross-fertilization of peoples, ideas, and arts. Yet migration has historically often been the result of forced labor, persecution, war, environmental degradation, decolonization and neo-imperialism, and the unrelenting spread of global capital.

CFP: At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:19pm
At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy

We seek submissions for a new digital project that focuses on innovative teaching in American literary and cultural studies. An open-access site, At the Edge aims to highlight emergent approaches in the field and offer possibilities for shaping class meetings and course plans around those approaches.

We hope At the Edge will offer scholars and teachers a lively forum for reflecting on our teaching practices, exchanging ideas about how we make our discipline come alive for our students, and presenting exciting new finds from the digital archives, and in the process, opening our classrooms to a broad audience of fellow teacher/scholars in the field.

Please consider submitting in one of the following categories:

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:50pm
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] CFP Alternative Modernisms - Deadline 31 October

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:52am
Emma West, Cardiff University

The Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory and English Literature, Cardiff University, present

Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Griselda Pollock (Leeds University)
Professor Ástráður Eysteinsson (University of Iceland)

UPDATE: 1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:12am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and even viral) transitions.

[INVITATION] Reframing Ekphrasis - King's College London Comparative Literature Conference

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:04am
Zoe Roth, King's College London, Comparative Literature Department


8-9 Nov. 2012, Reframing Ekphrasis: King's College London Comparative Literature Conference.

We are delighted to invite you to 'Reframing Ekphrasis' at King's College London on 8-9 November 2012. Please email reframingekphrasis@gmail.com to register stating your name and the days you will be attending. Attendance is free and all are welcome!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) – 'Transfiguration: Nineteenth-Century Ekphrasis'

Thurs. 8 November: 12.30 – 4.30, Room S8.08, King's College London, Strand Campus

Panel 1: Classical to Early Modern Ekphrasis

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