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

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 1:53pm
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.

[UPDATE] CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/13-16/13)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 9:15am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!

Animal Representation Graduate Student Conference, February 8-9, 2013 (deadline December 1, 2012)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 12:41am
Animal Studies Workshop at the University of Michigan

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)

The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" on February 8-9, 2013. Nigel Rothfels will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening with a reception afterwards, followed on Saturday by a full day of conference presentations. We welcome panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Possible submissions may (but do not need to) address some of the following areas:

Animal Representation, February 8-9, 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:22pm
University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop

Conference Title: Animal Representation

Conference Dates: February 8-9, 2013

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of
the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)

Special Issue of Criticism on 'Critical Air Studies'

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:54am
Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans

Now accepting submissions for a special issue of Criticism shaped around the topic 'Critical Air Studies'.

From the poetics of airborne perspectives to the halting grind of airport delays; from the politics of full body scanners to pressures on labor unions and massive corporate mergers; from narratives about contemporary globalization to the early instrumentalities of Empire; from serving as staging grounds for ecological crisis to acting as reserves for certain performances of gender & sexuality; from the secret machinations of drone warfare to the banalities of in-flight WiFi—air travel finds itself at the nexus of myriad popular conversations and charged discourses.  

Criticism and Reviews of Popular Genre Fiction

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 3:28am
Anna Faktorovich / Anaphora Literary Press

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal (2009-present) is re-focusing on popular modern genre fiction, and is looking for submissions from academics and independent scholars in this field. The Fall 2012 issue of PLJ will feature an interview with Cinda Williams Chima, the best-selling YA author of the Heir series, as well as with other well-known writers. PLJ has done interviews for 2 prior summer issues with the winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and will also do interviews with the winners of the Cannes festival this year. Prepared research essays on popular fiction are especially wanted. You can request to do an interview for PLJ by soliciting a popular filmmaker or writer on your own, or signing up as a volunteer when opportunities become available.

[UPDATE] Popular Culture & The Classroom SWTXPCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/13-16/2013)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:26am
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Popular Culture & The Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline EXTENDED to: December 2, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

Deadline Approaching for "Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies" March 9, 2013 EGADS! Conference

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:11pm
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.

EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:

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