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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:

[UPDATE] CFP Alternative Modernisms - Deadline 31 October

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:52am
Emma West, Cardiff University

The Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory and English Literature, Cardiff University, present

Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Griselda Pollock (Leeds University)
Professor Ástráður Eysteinsson (University of Iceland)

UPDATE: 1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:12am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and even viral) transitions.

[INVITATION] Reframing Ekphrasis - King's College London Comparative Literature Conference

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:04am
Zoe Roth, King's College London, Comparative Literature Department


8-9 Nov. 2012, Reframing Ekphrasis: King's College London Comparative Literature Conference.

We are delighted to invite you to 'Reframing Ekphrasis' at King's College London on 8-9 November 2012. Please email reframingekphrasis@gmail.com to register stating your name and the days you will be attending. Attendance is free and all are welcome!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) – 'Transfiguration: Nineteenth-Century Ekphrasis'

Thurs. 8 November: 12.30 – 4.30, Room S8.08, King's College London, Strand Campus

Panel 1: Classical to Early Modern Ekphrasis

4th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Pain (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:56am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Making Sense of: Pain

Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
What is pain? What is the meaning of pain? How can we attempt to make sense of it—and should we?

Pain is a complex multi-layered, multi-leveled phenomenon. Standard definitions of pain view it primarily in physical terms as being a life-preserving response to negative stimuli in sentient beings. It is something that happens to and/or in parts of the body. It is described in terms of physical qualities, as an object to be observed, assessed, analysed, managed, overcome and/or eliminated.

[UPDATE] Space and Place: Production and Transformation (Feb. 28 - Mar. 1)

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:50pm
University of Utah Department of English


University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012
Conference Dates: Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st, 2013

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