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Coming Home: The 25th annual Stony Brook English Graduate Conference

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Friday, November 9, 2012 - 2:44pm
Stony Brook University Department of English

Coming Home
The 25th Annual English Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

February 9, 2013
Stony Brook Manhattan,
New York City

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.--Maya Angelou

Now in its twenty-fifth year, Stony Brook University's English Graduate Conference is currently accepting paper proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?

Possible areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

[UPDATE]: NCState Grad Conference "Redefining Notions of Public and Private" due 11/15

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Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:57pm
North Carolina State University Graduate Student Association

CFP: "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"

North Carolina State University English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Abstracts: 300 words

We welcome submissions that investigates the relationship between public & private, personal and political. Submissions may re-frame existing and emerging research to interrogate the significance of the debate over public and private, as well as those that make strides toward understanding how our research might provide insight into our own current moment.

"Tipping Points" February 22-24, 2013

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Friday, November 9, 2012 - 9:39am
Northern Arizona University Graduate English Organization

The year 2013 brings with it a chance to put the teleological
bluster of 2012 behind us, to embrace a new era that asks us to
look ahead instead of back. This new year's connotations of
both bad luck and cosmic transition have provided us with the
opportunity to embrace the unexpected in our work, to discard
the old in favor of the new as we find new directions, or they
find us. Unexpected discoveries can be potentially devastating,
even world-rearranging, but they are always enlightening. This
year's conference supports the work of the many students who
will be pushing and transgressing boundaries in their work,
specifically boundaries from which there is no return once they

December 2012, 2012/ April 15, 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:32pm
Animal Studies. Rivista italiana di antispecismo

Call for articles

Special Issue of "Animal Studies. Rivista italiana di antispecismo" dedicated to "Foucault's Animals"

Possible topics: Biopolitics, Animal, Animalization, Animality, Foucault, Human/Nonhuman divide, Governmentality, Zoopolitics.

Deadline for pre-review: 15 December, 2012.
Deadline for final submission: 15 April, 2013.

The role that animals play in the formation of disciplinary knowledge has never held particular importance in the course of Michel Foucault's articulated research. This "oversight" could partially be due to chronological reasons: the passing of Foucault came in the very years that the so-called "animal question" began to emerge.

CFP: "Literature and Pornography" Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but M. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 4:36pm
University of Lincoln

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

Friday 5th April 2013
Department of English, University of Lincoln

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Farah Mendlesohn (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Response and Q&A from Adam Roberts

Human Rights, Literature, Film (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7), Proposal Deadline: Nov. 15

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:41pm
Lena Khor, Lawrence University

The GPS of Human Rights: Globalization, Technology, and Cultural Production (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7)

Using GPS as a technology and its metaphor as a reference point, this seminar intends to examine, broadly speaking, representations of human rights on a global map of humans beings (individuals and groups/organizations) as well as texts (literature, film, and other cultural productions).

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:31pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

Futures of Schelling

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:20pm
North American Schelling Society

Futures of Schelling: The Second Conference of the North American Schelling Society

Western University London, ON Canada – August 29- September 1, 2013

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