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Graduate Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 10:29am
Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, Trixie G. Smith, Shari J. Wolke, Michigan State University

Across the Disciplines:Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning and Academic Writing

http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/

A special issue of Across the Disciplines, Spring 2014:

Graduate Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

Guest editors: Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, Trixie G. Smith, Shari J. Wolke, Michigan State University

'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:38am
The University of Manchester

CALL FOR PAPERS

'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

An academic conference to be held at Chetham's Library, Manchester, on 30th May 2013

Proposals are invited for papers on the relationship between the modern city and violence. The relationship has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. Proposals are encouraged from across the whole range of disciplines dealing with representations of violence and the city. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

Consent: Terms of Agreement, March 21-23, 2013

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:42am
Indiana University Graduate Conference (Hosted by Dept. of English GSAC)

Call for Proposals: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"
Submission Deadline: Jan. 1st

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled, "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 10th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. See below for details.

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to DEC 10, 2012: MIGC FAILURE

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:42pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

FAILURE

The contemporary moment is fraught with the rhetoric of failure and decline. Daily, it seems, political, artistic, and entertainment outlets alert us to broken systems, policies, and promises. How might we rethink failure as an opportunity to engage in more ethical human and nonhuman relationships? Can the failures of democracy, the economy, the classroom, and of culture more broadly open up possibilities for success? How do we recognize our fallibility, learn from it, and cope with it?

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review Graduate Journal

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:48pm
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University

All submissions due by December 1st, 2012.

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

Call for Proposals Deadline: December 7th, 2012

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:26pm
The African & African Diaspora Studies Graduate Student Association (AADSGSA)

African and African Diaspora Studies Symposium
> Dates: February 26-27, 2013
> Call for Proposals Deadline: December 7th, 2012
> Location: Florida International University, Miami Florida
> 11200 S.W. 8th Street - MMC, GC Panther Suite, 33199
> Website: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/africana/events
>
> Students:
>
> The African & African Diaspora Studies Graduate Student
> Association (AADSGSA), is sponsoring a two day conference
> designed for students to present research and
> works-in-progress related to the Afro-Latino diaspora.

NEMSC Graduate Student Conference, March 16, 2013

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:20am
New England Medieval Studies Consortium

30th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference
"Collaborations"

Saturday, March 16, 2013
University of Connecticut

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 30th annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This year's theme will be "Collaborations."

Making It Work: US Thought and Culture Between Praxis and Paralysis, April 5-6 2013

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 5:29pm
US Literatures and Cultures Consortium at the University of Michigan

Are there distinctively American attitudes toward objectivity and truth, judgment and action? Two of the most enduring cliches about US culture are, first, that its thought characteristically refuses universal grounds, and second, that it privileges material practicality over theoretical or metaphysical abstraction. Yet without universal grounds, how can we be convinced that anything is worth doing? Let's grant that it is; such a groundless granting may initially let us act with a sense of freedom and unlimited potential, but justifying or revising that action requires us to establish provisional grounds that can themselves be hedged, negotiated, interrogated to the paralyzing point of infinity.

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