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Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice - ACLA, Toronto - April 4-7, 2013

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 4:06pm
Elizabeth Alsop, Western Kentucky University and Leah Anderst, Queensborough Community College

Call for Papers - Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice
American Comparative Literature Association
April 4-7, 2013
University of Toronto, Canada
Paper Proposal Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2013 - 10am EST

The University of St. Francis 23rd Annual English Language and Literature Conference

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 2:00pm
University of St. Francis English Department

The University of St. Francis is currently seeking paper submissions for its 23rd annual English Language and Literature Conference. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit work for inclusion in conference presentations.

The conference will take place on campus in Joliet, Illinois on March 23rd, 2012. Susanna Childress, an award winning poet, and Alicia, a short story writer and novelist whose book Towelhead was turned into a major motion picture by director Alan Ball, will be key note speakers at the conference.

That night of the conference the student thespians at the University of St. Francis will perform the spring musical.

@Harvard U. - Cultural Materials / Material Culture: Abstracts due Nov. 23rd 2012

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:05pm
CHIASMI Graduate Student Conference in the Italian Studies, a Harvard and Brown Collaboration

Preface!

FOR A QUICK SYNTHESIS OF OUR CONFERENCE VISION, see our CfP poster at http://chiasmiconference.com/?page_id=25

Announcement!

With this edition of Chiasmi we aim to de-provincialize the Italian Grad Student conference by taking it out of Italian departments (metaphorically, but not only).

We do not want to talk of interdisciplinarity in the abstract: we prefer to activate our tactile sensors & deal / communicate with fellow grads from diverse research environments;

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:

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