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

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."


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

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?

Graze // issue three

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 3:49pm
Graze magazine

Graze is a semi-annual literary magazine based in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood that focuses on what's on the table as much as the folks sitting around it. We're interested in the stories that food tells about us—after all, our collective and individual human histories were nourished by the food that we made, smelled, ate, threw up, fucked up, and loved. Graze's first two issues are available at bookstores in Chicago and New York, as well as at

We are now seeking submissions for graze // issue three, which will be released in April 2013, and we'd like you to contribute some literary scribbles to this project by December 20. Suggested formats include . . .

CFP: Performing Theory, Theorizing Performance: Conceptualization, Execution, and Documentation, due December 22, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 1:39pm
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

Transnational Women's Literature in Europe 24-26 May 2013 Budapest

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:19am
Central European University

Call for Papers

Literary conference at the Central European University, Budapest, in cooperation with FP7 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship and Akademie Schloss Solitude
24-26 May 2012

Confirmed keynote speakers:
• Francoise Lionnet
• Azade Seyhan
• Jean-Baptiste Joly

[UPDATE] UNC Asheville Queer Conference Nov. 26; April 4-6

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:43am
Queering Spaces/Queering Borders / University of North Carolina Asheville Queer Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS—Abstract Deadline Extended until Monday, November 26th!
Queering Spaces/Queering Borders
2013 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville
April 4 - 6, 2013, Asheville, NC