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Representing Perpetrators (CFP deadline 12 April 2010)

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Friday, February 26, 2010 - 4:38am
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Department of English Literature, University of Sheffield
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Representing Perpetrators:
An Interdisciplinary Conference

24-25 September 2010

Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

Confirmed speakers: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway); Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (University of East Anglia)

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Friday, February 26, 2010 - 12:31am
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Crisis Carnival 2010

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

CFP: New German Review

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:56pm
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New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for scholars to share their ideas with the academic community worldwide.
New German Review encourages contributions within the broader field of German Studies, including art, literature, history, culture, philosophy, and linguistics. Book reviews and interviews also form an essential part of our publication.

Consensual Empires: Orientalism as the Economy of Sameness (3/15/2010; MLA, 1/6-9/2011)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 7:58pm
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Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University and Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University

With the alleged end of Cold War conflicts, an epistemological shift occurred within the discourse of Orientalism from the colonial-type rhetoric of essential difference to the global rhetoric of desirable sameness. Former communist countries ranging from China to Czech Republic to Russia are now seen as caught up in a halting but inevitable process of becoming-the-same as the West: liberal, modern, normal. The shift reflects the transition to an era of increasing globalization, marked no longer by overt exclusions of difference but rather by conditional inclusions into the global capitalist "family" based on a host of meritocratic criteria.

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:53pm
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UCLA English Department
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"Afterlives": June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

Wiki-Planet? : Postcolonial Theory and Digitality (3/21/10; MLA 2011, Jan. 6-9, 2011, Los Angeles, CA)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:26pm
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Dr. Amit Ray, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
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The heady digital utopianism of the nineties has not come to pass. Despite the unprecedented access that new media can provide, the so-called digital divide mimics earlier forms of privilege and marginalization within and across nations. The last five years have seen a dramatic shift in terms of how users interact on-line. During this time we have seen the rapid rise of social media, also known as Web 2.0 or the Read/Write web. As a result, user-generated media, real-time interactivity and serial collaboration can form the basis for novel varieties of social and cultural interaction.

Rhizomes' Special Issue: "Becoming-Girl" (deadline August 31, 2010)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:19pm
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Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida
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Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, "Becoming-Girl." Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming as existing through multiplicity and alliances, a process that does not have a beginning or end, but is always in-progress; becoming is, much like girlhood, intermezzo. Deleuze claims that "Girls do not belong to an age group, sex, order, or kingdom: they slip in everywhere, between orders, acts, ages, sexes." Girls' identities, interactions and relationships, particularly in cyber-contexts, are rhizomatic, complex, bordering the virtual and reality in their multiple becomings.

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 2:55pm
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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" – Call for Papers for ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

Boise State University; Boise, Idaho (USA)
1-3 October 2010

The 2010 western regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 1-3 October 2010 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

"(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance" CFP deadline: 3/31/10

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 2:13pm
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Black Theatre Network
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This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre. The BTN encourages panels, workshops, projects, and interdisciplinary papers that contemplate strategies for the survival of Black Theatre into the next generation.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:41pm
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Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
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The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition. We have extended the deadline to September 1, 2010. We have reduced the submission requirements for scripts from 50 pages to 20 pages double-spaced and a 1 page synopsis. We will still offer a $1000

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:07am
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California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Creative Writing Club (CWC)
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CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

This is a conference focused on sharing ideas about composition in the classroom, teaching/creating creative works, discussing practices and pitfalls of the craft of writing, and talking about our favorite comp theorists, poets, and writers.

Creative Writing Papers may focus on any particular poet/writer/playwright, style of writing, or individual/group creative works (including poems, scripts, short stories, novel excerpts, etc.) are welcome. Composition Papers may focus on any particular comp/rhet theory/theorist, classroom practices, or individual/group workshops.

Graduate Student Academic Freedom (3/5/10; MLA '11)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:39am
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Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
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CFP: "Graduate Student Academic Freedom"
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus and AAUP, MLA 2011

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, seeks current graduate students to participate in a roundtable discussion on "Graduate Student Academic Freedom" at the 2011 MLA annual meeting from January 6 through January 9 in Los Angeles.

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:09am
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Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

As researchers we 'consume' texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process. Library-based research is no longer restricted to the book, but also encompasses archived materials, electronic databases and local resources. This conference provides an opportunity to explore both the practical and theoretical issues arising from attempts to understand the past: training sessions will investigate the use of archival resources in the Arts and Humanities whilst panellists will also consider how texts themselves conceptualise and appropriate the past.

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