category: theory

CFP:“Culture Within/Against Empire: Racialization and State Violence in Moments" ASA 2012, November 15-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico

full name / name of organization: 
christian ravela
contact email: 
cravela@uw.edu

This panel seeks papers that examine the relation between state, culture, and empire in excess of nationalist framings.

CFP: Shakespeare across Media: National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, 06/7-9/2012; abstracts due 02/15/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum
contact email: 
blei@ntu.edu.tw

Shakespeare across Media: 6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 7-9, 2012)

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: "Stranger in a Strange Land" April 28, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature, University of British Columbia
contact email: 
ubc.conference2012@gmail.com

Call for Paper Proposals
DEADLINE: March 1, 2012

A Peer Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children’s and YA Literature and Cultural Texts

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
transformingobjects@gmail.com

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
heather.chacon@uky.edu

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

African Literature Special Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO

full name / name of organization: 
Keli Rowley/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kelly.rowley.16@my.csun.edu; keliayr@hotmail.com; kbrooks@usc.edu

For years, African writers such as Chinua Achebe, J. M.

Call for Contributions to the special issue of _Anglistica_ on "Writing Exile: Women, the Arts, and Technologies"

full name / name of organization: 
_Anglistica A.I.O.N._, An Interdisciplinary Journal issued by the University of Naples, "L'Orientale"
contact email: 
Editors: Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it).

Submissions are invited for publication in “Writing Exile: Women, The Arts, and Technologies” edited by Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it).

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com.

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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