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[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.

Re/Invention 2013: Hysteria

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:29pm
California State University, Long Beach

Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013

Abstracts Due: Tuesday, 1 January 2013

[UPDATE] "Navigating Place and Power" Graduate student conference at Duke, with keynote speaker Thomas Laqueur

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
Duke University Department of History

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.

Special Illustrated Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:00am
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

CFP: Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"

The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, in collaboration with Guest Editor Paul Arthur of the Australian National University, invite submissions for a special illustrated issue that grows from the 2012 International Auto/Biography Association Conference, "Framing Lives."

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