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

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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

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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.

Kennesaw State University's Second World Literature and Film Conference

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:53am
Larrie Dudenhoeffer/Kennesaw State University

Judith Butler, in the recent monograph Frames of War, argues that the mass media in times of crisis, whether from war, natural disaster, or economic meltdown, iterates certain normative values that shape the ways we react to the loss of others' lives. In short, these media images work to normalize the conditions that make some lives "obviously" worth grieving over and others not. However, as she also contends, they do so in non-deterministic ways: "to call the frame into question is to show that the frame never quite contained the scene it was meant to limn […] The frame never quite determined precisely what it is we see, think, recognize, and apprehend. Something exceeds the frame that troubles our sense of reality."

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline for RE:Humanities Dec 7

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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 8:42pm
Re:Humanities/ Tri-College Digital Humanities

Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Tara McPherson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Southern California) and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Hamilton College)

Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:

"And Listen--How It Ought to Go!" Robert Frost and the Question of Influence

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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:32pm
Grzegorz Kosc / Robert Frost Society

The Robert Frost Society will sponsor a session on the question of Frost's influence at the 2013 American Literature Association Conference which will be held in Boston from 23 to 26 May 2013. We invite papers on any aspect of Frost's work, but will give special preference to papers on the question of the poet's inspirations and influence. We most welcome new insights on topics including the following:
Frost's indedtedness to Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Browning, Swinburne, Longfellow, Hardy, Yeats, Shelley, Keats, etc.
Frost as a poetry teacher
Frost as a poet friend (Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, Edward Thomas, Robert Francis, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop)

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