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NEMSC Graduate Student Conference, March 16, 2013

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:20am
New England Medieval Studies Consortium

30th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference
"Collaborations"

Saturday, March 16, 2013
University of Connecticut

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 30th annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This year's theme will be "Collaborations."

Making It Work: US Thought and Culture Between Praxis and Paralysis, April 5-6 2013

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 5:29pm
US Literatures and Cultures Consortium at the University of Michigan

Are there distinctively American attitudes toward objectivity and truth, judgment and action? Two of the most enduring cliches about US culture are, first, that its thought characteristically refuses universal grounds, and second, that it privileges material practicality over theoretical or metaphysical abstraction. Yet without universal grounds, how can we be convinced that anything is worth doing? Let's grant that it is; such a groundless granting may initially let us act with a sense of freedom and unlimited potential, but justifying or revising that action requires us to establish provisional grounds that can themselves be hedged, negotiated, interrogated to the paralyzing point of infinity.

"The Unrecyclable" Extended Deadline [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:11am
The Word Hoard - An Interdisciplinary Journal

The Word Hoard

Call for Papers, Extended Deadline:

The Unrecyclable

November 14, 2012

REMINDER - DEADLINE December 1, 2012 - Otherness: Essays and Studies 3.2 -

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:04am
Centre for Studies in Otherness

The Centre for Studies in Otherness invites papers for the e-journal issue Otherness: Essays and Studies 3.2.
Articles should be between 5,000 – 8,000 words. All electronic submissions should be sent via email with Word document attachment formatted to Chicago Manual of Style standards, to editor Matthias Stephan at otherness.research@gmail.com
Previous issues can be found at our website at www.otherness.dk

Innocence and Experience – March 9, 2013. Abstract submission deadline by Dec. 23, 2012

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:35am
The Associated Graduate Student of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge

Innocence and Experience – March 9, 2013 at California State University, Northridge.

"My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt." –William Blake

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge are accepting proposals for our annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notions of "Innocence and Experience."

All-Irish Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Initial Deadline 1/31/13)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:51am
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking articulate and well-reasoned articles exploring any element of Irish women's writing and experience. Articles from any discipline are welcome and articles embracing a transdisciplinary methodology are of particular interest. As well, book reviews of academic texts, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama are of interest.

The initial deadline for submission is January 31st, 2013. Submissions should be emailed to Brian F. McCabe, Special Editor at mccabeb@cgu.edu.

The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of "Humanity"due January 15th 2013

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 3:25pm
The Religion Graduate Organization at the Religion Department of Syracuse University

The Religion Graduate Organization at the Religion Department of Syracuse University seeks submissions for its graduate student conference:

The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of "Humanity", April 5th and 6th 2013

Monsters, angels, demons, vampires and cyborgs challenge conventional notions of
humanity. The lived experience of many humans also pushes against these norms. Through the investigation of trangressive being(s), this conference will explore what it means to be "human."

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY & THE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (June 21-22, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:10am
MFA Program, Manhattanville College

Keynote Speakers:

• Bill Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics

• Joy James, editor of The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings

• Poets from the workshops with Domestic Workers United (DWU, New York) and Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW, London)

[UPDATE] Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents -- March 1, 2013‏

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Monday, November 12, 2012 - 5:58pm
The Graduate Center – The City University of New York, English Student Association

The turn towards the influence of affect and emotions on "rational decision making"—the false separation between mind and body that neuroscientist Antonio Damasio calls "Descartes' Error"—has had wide appeal in recent years in the humanities and other fields. This conference intends to explore the theoretical frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship that addresses the mind-body problem. How can we continue to think about mind-body relations, connections, or disruptions in new ways across disciplinary boundaries? How can recent work in the humanities on affect and emotions speak to other fields? What are the limitations of theories of affect?

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