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Reminder: Abstracts for "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy" Due December 31.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:57am
Eden Wales Freedman, Co-President of English Graduate Organization, UNH

"The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"

Host: The University of New Hampshire's English Graduate Organization (EGO)
Location: University of New Hampshire—Durham, Memorial Union Building
Held: Saturday, April 13, 2012. 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Contacts: Eden Wales Freedman ( and Luke Dietrich (, Co-Presidents of EGO

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire

Call for Papers:

Critical Distance: Reclusiveness, Secession, Indifference -- Special Issue of the Journal for Cultural Research

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:25am
Guest Editor: James Corby; Journal for Cultural Research

In the context of any attempt to rethink the modalities, possibilities, conditions and limitations of critical thought, the otherwise sober and restrained notion of 'critical distance', with all its implications of unhurried reason and mastery, offers a compelling perspective on what is at stake.

Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter, 3-5 July 2013

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:22am
Department of English, University of Hull

Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

3-5 July 2013

Department of English, University of Hull

Cornell Psychoanalysis Conference- The Act: Psychoanalysis and/in its Effects

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:36pm
Cornell University Psychoanalysis Reading Group

The Psychoanalysis Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its fifth annual conference, featuring keynote speakers Willy Apollon (Psychoanalyst and Philosopher, GIFRIC) and Steven Miller (Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo).

The Act: Psychoanalysis and/in its Effects

March 8-9, 2013
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

While psychoanalysis is a discourse that both cultivates and responds to the fact of the unconscious, it is through the act – whether symptomatic, artistic, or political – that the unconscious manifests itself on the social scene.

"Reading in the Age of NAFTA" at ASA, Washington DC, Nov. 21-24 (Deadline Jan. 14, 2013)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:57pm
Stephen Park / University of Southern California

For nearly two decades now we have lived through the economic, social, and political consequences of the North American Free Trade Agreement. During that time, American Studies scholars have devoted ample space to exposing the material reality of the NAFTA era, but, understandably, less attention has been paid to its textual consequences. How have fiction writers and poets responded to the rhetoric of "free trade"? To what extent have they internalized or resisted NAFTA's neoliberal worldview, and how is this reflected in the formal elements of their writing?

3rd Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:30am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Communication and Conflict

Thursday 5th September – Saturday 7th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can also lead to personal frustration and desired outcomes not being realised.