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[UPDATE] Renovation: A Regional Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 1-2, 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 9:40am
University of Nevada, Reno

*NOTE*: The submission date has been moved back to December 15, 2012.

At the turn of the 20th century, Ezra Pound declared the need to "make it new." His call inspired numerous artists, creators, critics, and theorists to push the boundaries of their fields, to discover and invent original forms and technologies, to develop new modes of thinking about ourselves and our worlds—in short, to innovate. Nationally, this translated to the renovation of cities and borders and significant innovations in travel and technology. In the academy, scholars reconceptualized disciplines and established new canons, methodologies, and theoretical models. The drive to innovate to make things new is one of the 20th century's most noted legacies.

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 8:01am
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:48am

Special Theme: "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities"

The conference offers the suggestion of an optional themes to concentrate the mind; "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this themes from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. For more details about submitting an abstract, please scroll down the page.

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:46am

"Connectedness, Identity and Alienation"
As the country that gave the world the novel one thousand years ago, and subsequently haiku and manga, Japan's long and rich literary history make it an ideal place to bring together academics, writers, and librarians to celebrate, debate, and explore their common passion. The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:12am

CONFERENCE THEME: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"
Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory?

[UPDATE] CFP: "Translatio: From Rhetoric to Empire," 5th Annual Medievalist Graduate Student Conference, February 15-16, 2013

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:50pm
Medievalists @ Penn, University of Pennsylvania

Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) is a graduate student organization at the University of Pennsylvania invested in developing a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the Middle Ages. We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference entitled "Translatio: From Rhetoric to Empire."

Keynote Speaker: Jamie Taylor, Bryn Mawr College
"Chaucerian translatio: Spanish Wine, Vernacular Invention, and Anglo-Iberian Exchange"

Modernist Intimacies: Friday May 17, 2013

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 11:56am
University of Sussex, UK

Call for Papers:

Modernist Intimacies

Friday May 17, 2013.

The Centre for Modernist Studies
University of Sussex

Responding to recent scholarly constellations of modernism, affect and intimacy this one-day symposium, hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies at University of Sussex, seeks to explore new ways of thinking about modernist feeling and modernist intimacies. Are there such things as "modernist feelings"? How might different modernist narratives of emotion in psychoanalysis, literary theory, philosophy and medicine be made to collide, disrupt and form new points of contact? How do modernist bodies come together and apart?

Neo-Victorian Studies: 2013 General Issue

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 5:57pm
Neo-Victorian Studies

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2013 general issue. The editors welcome articles from established and early career scholars and creative artists on any topic related to the exploration of nineteenth-century legacies from twentieth/twenty-first-century perspectives.