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MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:55pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

MadLit 2013: Deadline January 1

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:09pm
UW-Madison English Graduate Student Association

MadLit 2013 Call for Papers

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

CFP: Queer Parents in Cultural Production

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 2:46pm
Ed Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Conference: Cultural Studies Association at Chicago, IL

Conference Dates: Thursday May 23rd to Sunday the 26th 2013

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, February 1 2013

[UPDATE] PURITY: A Call For Papers

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:18am
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing Theory, Theorizing Performance: Conceptualization, Execution, and Documentation, due January 22

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:15am
A Graduate Student Conference with the Theatre and Drama Department at University of Wisconsin Madison

March 16, 2013
With keynote speakers:
Chloe Johnston, Assistant Professor of Theater, Lake Forest College, writer and performer with the Neo-Futurists
Coya Paz, Assistant Professor of Theater, Depaul University, founding member of Proyecto Latina, co-director of the Resident Ensemble at Free Street Theatre, Artistic Director for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex

African-American Literature Panel at SCMLA, New Orleans (3-5 October 2013)

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 12:16pm
African-American Literature

This panel seeks papers that engage the scholarly study of gender and race in 20th and 21st-century literature. Papers with critical approaches such as feminism, womanism, post-colonial studies, and queer theory are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts.

Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Amy K. King at akking at olemiss.edu by 31 March 2013.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Music, Fashion and Style

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 3:32pm
Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Call for Papers for a Special Issue:
Music, Fashion and Style

Editor: Jessica Strubel

Timeline: All submissions due by June 1, 2013

This issue of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture will take an in depth look at the interface of popular music and style in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The sartorial element of music subcultures is basic to subcultural identity in that dress is a visual language that reflects the shared understandings of a culture.

CFP – Bilingual (Hungarian & English) Edited Collection: "Család és tolerancia mint traumakezelés Kurt Vonnegut műveiben / Famil

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 1:33pm
Rebeka Sára Szigethy & Ádám T. Bogár

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topics of family, tolerance, and trauma management in Kurt Vonnegut's oeuvre. Vonnegut has exhibited an anomalous and ambiguous attitude towards family and familial relationships throughout his life, which is apparent in his public addresses just as much as in his writing. The different aspects and appearances of the notion of tolerance are likewise core topics in his works, as is the exploration of diverse theories of handling trauma experienced previously. This collection aims to assemble essays that explore the possible readings of, approaches to, and practices of trauma management in Vonnegut's works, as well as how such trauma management is related to family and tolerance.

[UPDATE] Marginalia: Life on the Edges, February 15 and 16, 2013

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Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 9:39pm
UNC MEMS, Duke MedRen, UNC Graduate School

The 13th annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals that engage broadly with the notion of marginalia. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions ranging in historical focus from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Our topic is intended to be expansive rather than limiting; while papers may certainly consider marginalia as they appear in manuscripts, they are also welcome to dwell on other kinds of marginal entities—be they social groups, texts, dialects, etc. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

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