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[UPDATE] "Labor Beyond Economy," ACLA April 4-7 2013

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 7:14pm
ACLA

Hannah Arendt argued that labor is anti-political because its collective nature precludes the possibility of individual consciousness and because it is performed in the name of the economy of the household. Similarly, scholarship on labor and class has been accused in the past of being too invested in the problem of economic distribution to the detriment of identity and political recognition.

[UPDATE] IALJS-8: "Literary Journalism: Text and Context" (University of Tampere, Finland, 16-18 May 2013)

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:54pm
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 16-18 May 2013. The conference will be held at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2013 Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:07pm
Adam Meehan - The University of Arizona

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013
Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2012

Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

Seminar Leader: Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)

Conference Website: http://www.acla.org/acla2013/

Note: You must submit your papers through the ACLA website submission form; you will select the name of this seminar from the drop down menu:

http://acla.org/submit/index.php

[UPDATE] Society for Disability Studies 2013 Conference Date Change

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:17pm
Society for Disability Studies

This is a very important note to inform you that the dates for the 2013 SDS Conference have been moved back by exactly one week to Wednesday, June 26 - Saturday, June 29, 2013. The location of the conference will remain the same, the Doubletree Hotel at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USA.

This change was made necessary because the rapid increase in the size of attendance at the annual SDS Conference. Since this location had been originally arranged, the size of the conference has increased by nearly 50%! In order to ensure plenty of sleeping rooms and appropriate meeting space - SDS needed to renegotiate with the host hotel.

[UPDATE] Alternative Modernisms CFP Deadline Extended until 31 December 2012

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:06pm
Emma West, Cardiff University

Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University
16-18 May 2013

** Extended CFP deadline: 31 December 2012 **

** While the below CFP remains the same, we are would particularly welcome more submissions on music, the visual arts and material culture, and from our colleagues in Eastern Europe. **

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Griselda Pollock (Leeds University)
Professor Ástráður Eysteinsson (University of Iceland)

CALL FOR PAPERS

ACLA 2013: Taking Time, Third Time: Decolonization and the Un-syncing of Global Standard Time (Due:11/15)

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:02pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2013

Surviving (in) the world of '24/7'? Questioning the implicit, paradigmatic privileging of the geospatial in Postcolonial Studies, this seminar focuses instead on time (un)coordinated as such, as that which foregrounds and permeates practices of decolonization across the globe. We believe that time, itself a condition of possibility for decolonization (e.g., it takes time), is to be more actively factored into the ongoing, polylocational theorization of the syncopated legacies of colonialism, ranging from epochal questions around the postwar Cold War to everyday issues of how (not) to sync 'now' with the rhythms of global capital.

"Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration," April 5th and 6th, 2013

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:21am
The Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University 5th Annual Symposium, April 5th and 6th, 2013

The Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University will host "Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration," April 5th and 6th, 2013. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1967 and is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart. His playwriting credits include work as an Associate Writer for The Laramie Project, The People's Temple, which won the Glickman Award for Best Play in the Bay Area, 2005, and many other collaborative works. Additionally, Stephen Wangh has taught physical acting technique in the United States and Europe.

[UPDATE: Deadline extended] Narrating Identity Formation, On and Off The Map; ACLA 2013 seminar, Toronto, April 5-7, 2013

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 7:34am
Coordinators: Dr. Georgia Christinidis (Humboldt University Berlin), Vera Alexander (University of Copenhagen)

Like any advanced cartographic process, mapping identity formation requires an imaginary 'cartographic grid.' Until recently, narratives of identity formation, including, in particular, the genres of autobiography and the Bildungsroman, seemed to foreground the temporal dimension over the spatial. However, in "Of Other Spaces", Michel Foucault argues that "We are at a moment … when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein." This seminar investigates how narrative identity constructions are affected by this change.

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