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2013 MLA in Boston: Kierkegaard's Legacies

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:40pm
Discussion Group on Scandinavian Languages & Literatures

In the bicentennial year of the great Danish philosopher's birth, MLA's Discussion Group on Scandinavian Languages and Literatures invites papers that consider Kierkegaard's legacy in a variety of intellectual and comparative contexts. These can include literary studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, rhetoric, psychology and others; submissions comparative across language and historical period are particularly welcome. Send a 250-350-word abstract to lindqvis@fas.harvard.edu, subject heading KIERKEGAARD, by March 15; we will respond by April 1. Those included in the panel must become members of the MLA by April 7, 2012.

Marxian Cartographies: Mapping/Re-drawing the Trace

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 1:54pm
Anthony C. Cooke/The Marxist Literary Group

This panel will consider Marxism in all of its various manifestations over time, as well as attempts to imagine how it might travel and take on new shapes in the future. How has Marxism traveled, via fiction, poetry, or as an ideology, over time? What sort of geographical or theoretical traces has it left behind, particularly where it is proclaimed that we are "beyond" Marxism? Does memory, whether in the present or as hope for the future, play a role? Is it possible to construct an atlas of Marxism? Can one claim Marxism in any of its forms (Post-Marxism, New Historicism, and so on) in an era of increasing corporatization of the academy?

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suicide (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:12am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:
\Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

4th Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:14am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes place in the schoolyard; the board room; the corridors of academe; a detention centre for alleged terrorists; a government office, or cyber space; and whether it involves insult, physical assault or manipulation of the environment with the intention of making another person's life intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power. Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or indirectly.

2nd Global Conference: Conflict and Communication

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:48am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Conflict and Communication

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can also lead to personal frustration and desired outcomes not being realised.

New Perspectives on German Ecocritical Prose, Due 03/01/2012

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:20am
128th MLA Convention, January 3–6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts

The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches to literature and the development of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline in the 1970s did not remain very long the prerogative of the Anglo-American literature and scholarship. Other national literatures and literary studies have been rapidly developing their views on the connections between literature and ecology; these are oftem based on different premises and follow their own respective literary traditions.

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel CFP

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:44pm
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education Theatre History Focus Group

ATHE
Theatre History Focus Group
Debut Panel 2012

The Theatre History Focus Group (THFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have neither published articles nor previously presented at ATHE. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Anxieties and Innovations

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:14pm
University of Rhode Island Graduate English Department

Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012

A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

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