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Extending Gesture 26th – 28th October 2012

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 9:30am
University of Edinburgh

Extending Gesture
A Colloquium at University of Edinburgh 26th – 28th October 2012

'If I write, this strange hand has already
slipped into my writing hand',
(Jean-Luc Nancy).

My hand moves out ahead of me in writing – as Jacques Derrida has conceived it, it is both blind and anticipatory, giving itself over to both in order to touch upon the unknown. Yet in doing so, the unknown touches all along this act; this embodied gesture quivers with unknowability.

[UPDATE] Tenth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:36pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

[UPDATE] We are delighted to welcome Mario DiGangi of The Graduate Center at CUNY as our keynote speaker.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its tenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art [AUG. 1]

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 7:13pm
Alison Heney, ACLA Sem./Edited Volume

CFP

Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth Century Art
(Prospective Volume)

Editor: Dr. Alison Heney, SUNY Empire State College
Xipe Projects, Curator and Assistant Director

Deadline for Article Submission: August 1, 2012

In response to our very successful 2012 ACLA panel this past March, essays are now being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of the Fantastic in Twentieth Century Art.
The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere. Comparative studies are welcome.

"Gower and Gender"; "Historiographical Gower" (Western Michigan U, May 9-12, 2013)

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 7:12pm
The Gower Project

48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 9-12, 2013

In keeping with its promotion of scholarship structured by contemporary cultural theory, The Gower Project is featuring two sessions: "Gower and Gender" and "Historiographical Gower." "Gower and Gender" offers a forum for new work in feminist and gender studies and in queer studies. "Historiographical Gower" will be interpreted broadly.

For more information, contact Dr. Lynn Arner (larner@brocku.ca), Proposals due September 15, 2012.

CFP: CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES 6-8 June 2013

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 4:24pm
University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University

1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Contemporary Aesthetic Education in the UK

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 11:03am
Mildrid Bjerke, University of York

Call for Postgraduate Papers:

Contemporary Aesthetic Education in the UK

University of York

10th December 2012

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2013 / Together after Oprah: Theorizing Contemporary Memoir via Self-Help Discourse

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:54am
Kate Birdsall / Michigan State University

This panel will address the narrative and socio-political relationships between contemporary memoir and self-help. Topics may include, but are not limited to: narrative analyses of popular self-help texts; the co-evolution of memoir and self-help; how the narrative of self-help embeds itself in memoir; revisiting trauma in a public forum.

Abstracts that suggest a theoretical connection to gender/sexuality/queer studies are encouraged.

Please submit 250-500 word abstracts (preferably .pdf attachments) to Kate Birdsall (birdsal5@msu.edu) before September 30, 2012.

ACTS OF REMEMBRANCE IN CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES IN ENGLISH: OPENING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE. 24-26 APRIL 2013

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 7:56am
“Contemporary Narrative in English" Research Team. University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Memorials, commemorations, testimonies, memoirs, narratives that attempt to excavate traumatic memories from their ruins and ashes or to reconstruct an all too painful individual or collective historical past … All these acts of remembrance have become hallmarks of our contemporary age: the age of trauma, victims and perpetrators. And all of these exert an essential role in bearing witness to the omission, presence, and even (re)-imagining of certain events, either hegemonic or marginal, thus posing challenges to memory's inherent selectivity and distortions.

A conference on the work of Patricia Duncker

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Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 4:35pm
Ben Davies and Jana Funke

About the Conference
This two-day conference, dedicated exclusively to Patricia Duncker's work, is the first of its kind. It aims to bring together an international group of scholars to explore the various aspects of Duncker's work and to facilitate a lively exchange between the author, her readers and critics.

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