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Call for Papers: Wounds, Torture, and the Grotesque

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:09pm
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the spring issue we are highly interested in reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

[UPDATE] REMINDER & EXTENSION: Chiasmi 2013, Cultural Materials / Material Culture

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:46pm
Chiasmi 2013: Cultural Materials / Material Culture, Harvard and Brown Universities, Italian Studies

We are pleased to announce the sixth joint Graduate Student Conference for Italian Studies, to be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lights: MESSA Journal

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:09pm
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association at the University of Chicago

Good afternoon,

The Middle Eastern Studies Students' Association at the University of Chicago would like to extend this opportunity to Master's students from all departments to submit pieces for its journal, Lights. The journal is currently taking submissions for the Winter quarter. The upcoming deadline is Friday, January 18, 2013.

CFP: Panel on Time to Degree for 2014 Modern Language Association Convention (Chicago, Jan. 9-12, 2014)

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:07pm
Heather Steffen / MLA Cmte. on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession

We are seeking papers that theorize or analyze the effects of pressure to decrease time to degree (often without reducing requirements) on Ph.D. students, their scholarship, their teaching, or the profession at large.

Rather than offering ways to decrease time to degree, we are hoping to begin a discussion about what it means to do so. To that end, theoretical and analytical explorations, as well as narratives, will be welcomed, but proposals to shorten time to degree are discouraged. We're interested in hearing from faculty, graduate students, directors of graduate studies, and administrators on this issue.

kadar koli #8 -- "dystranslation" -- deadline Feb. 15, 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 1:39pm
habenicht press

After the enthusiastic response to last year's "violence" issue of kadar koli—featuring contributions from Joyelle McSweeney, Richard Owens, Rob Halpern, Julie Carr, josé felipe alvergue, Maggie Nelson, Diane di Prima, Emily Critchley, Justin Katko, Shin Yu Pai, Gloria Frym, Daniel C. Remein, Dale Smith, Jared Schickling, and Laura Kilbride—the theme of this issue of kadar koli is "dystranslation." This is our term for translation that presents some kind of difficulty or aporia that forces the translator (or editor, etc.) to make choices—gaps, smudges, mistakes that require interpretation.

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices February 22-23, 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:07am
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia

"Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut."
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")

This humorous observation from Wilhelm Busch has its roots in the vexing and intricate moral categories of virtues and vices. Does virtuous mean anything other than abstaining from vice? What affects the way in which we make ethical and moral decisions Which authority decides who is a sinner and who is a saint? Interpretations of virtues and vices fluctuate over time, and what is appropriate today is unbecoming tomorrow: be it the Crusades, witch hunts, and political martyrdom or Madame Bovary and "Sympathy for the Devil."

Deconstruction Summer Academy

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:28am
London Graduate School

The London Graduate School

Deconstruction Summer Academy

24-27 June 2013

The London Graduate School is pleased to announce the launch of its Deconstruction Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually for postgraduate students of any institutional affiliation. The inaugural Summer Academy is scheduled for 24-27 June, 2013. Admission is free of charge, but there are a limited number of places and entry is by application only.