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CEA Critic Call for Articles: "The Idea of the West" (4/1/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:32pm
CEA Critic

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/1/12.

The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For our inaugural issue of The Critic, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.

CFP: Modernist Necrophilia (MSA 14; 10/18/12-10/21/12; DEADLINE 3/25/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:15pm
Janine Utell / Modernist Studies Association

Papers on modernist responses to the intersections among death, intimacy, and erotic life. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ modernist gothic
+ the uncanny
+ spiritualism
+ fiction, poetry, art dealing with the death of a beloved
+ representations of corpses, ghosts, etc. in film, art, dance
+ generic considerations: memoir, elegy, etc.
+ approaches: psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, trauma studies, affect/emotion studies, narrative theory

Feminism Unbound NWSA Conference Theme; Several CFPs

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:42pm
Aging and Ageism Caucus within National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

Due 2/10/12. Contact me if you want more details. All proposals must relate to aging and or ageism. They will be reviewed. Selected papers will be forwarded to NWSA for a 2nd review round. Papers/panels that are accepted will be part of the NWSA Annual Conference in Oakland, CA, November 8-11, 2012

#1 Women in the Fourth Stage—Harbingers of Decline or Feminist Heralds of a Revolutionary Future?

#2 Older Women: Networked for Change or Kicked to the Social Media Curb?

#3 Imagining a Future that Deprivileges Youth: Decolonizing Knowledge to Overcome Hegemonic Norms of Western Beauty Culture

#4 Stuck in "The Middle": Class Status and the Female Caregiver in American Popular Culture

"The Fictions of Finance," Special issue of Radical History Review, Abstracts due March 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:39am
Radical History Review

Across the humanities and social sciences, a new conversation has begun about the enigmas of capital, and of finance capital, in particular. This special issue of the Radical History Review on "The Fictions of Finance" aims to intervene in that conversation and to help to shape it. From geography, history, and literary studies to anthropology, sociology, and labor studies, there has been an efflorescence of work on finance and commercial capital, flourishing amid the current capital crisis and chronic "recession." As a historical primer on the planetary intersections of the rhetorical and the operational dimensions of "The Fictions of Finance," this issue is designed to knit together the disparate strands of these renewed conversations.

Lex-ICON : treating text as image & image as text : International interdisciplinary conference 7 - 9 June 2012 UHA, France

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:35am
Jennifer K Dick and Océane Delleaux

Multidisciplinary conference on text and image creation, use and reception in ultra-contemporary literature and visual art (works created in the 21st century). http://lex-icon21.blogspot.com/

« The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is CAPABLE of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. » — Ezra Pound

Prosody and/or Poetics, Boulder, October 11-13, 2012

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Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:12pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Presenters are requested to marry some aspect of critical theory or the philosophy of language to the study of literary prosody. Presentations in prosody in languages other than English will be welcome. Submission deadline March 1.

UPDATE Moving Modernisms Conference

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Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:26pm
University of Oxford

Conference Schedule Announced:

Visit www.movingmodernisms.org for more information and registration.

Moving Modernisms is a four day agenda-setting conference taking place in Oxford, 21st-24th March 2012. Bringing together internationally distinguished speakers from across the globe, the conference will explore and evaluate the cultural, material and intellectual landscapes of Modernist scholarship and some of the most significant directions in which study of the period has developed over the past forty years.

The conference will explore the numerous aspects conveyed in the title, including:

[UPDATE--DEADLINE EXTENDED] Waste: An Interdisciplinary Conference (March 30-31, 2012)

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Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 2:11pm
The University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15TH

WASTE

March 30-31, 2012

There are as many ways to conceptualize waste as there are ways in which waste permeates our world. It is ubiquitous; it figures into existence at every level. The history of waste is a history of equivocation, affirmation, disavowal, subsistence, persistence, inconvenience, differentiation, destruction, and decay. From the pragmatics of city sanitation to the logistics of disaster relief, from the remainders of mathematical equations to the emotive excesses of sentimental novels, the problem of "what remains" is central to the practice of academic inquiry.

[UPDATE] NEGOTIATING GENDERED SPACES // TOPOGRAFÍAS DOMÉSTICAS Y GÉNERO. Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), May 16-18, 20

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Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 1:56pm
Departments of English Philology I & II. Complutense University of Madrid

The Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) wish to announce their 10th International Conference on Women's Studies, and invite you to submit papers on the topics listed below. The Organizing Committee for this conference, featuring national and international speakers, will publish texts selected after peer review for the Women's Studies collection, Vol. VIII.

Organizing Committee: Ana Antón-Pacheco, Isabel Durán, Noelia Hermando, Carmen Méndez, JoAnne Neff, Ana Laura Rodríguez

Themes (suggested, but not limited to):

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