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Call For Papers: "Apocalyptic Imagination" Nov 16 2012

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:53pm
Humanities Center, Wayne State University

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, "Apocalyptic Imagination" for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

Review Board & Undergraduate Advisory Board Openings for Online Journal of Literary Criticism

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:07pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), is an open-access journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students. This journal is devoted to the exploration of authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre. Diesis is published bi-annually in the spring and fall.

The editors are currently seeking review board and undergraduate advisory board members from all literary specialties to review submissions, provide comments, and recommend articles for publication in Diesis. Review Board and Undergraduate Advisory board members are named both on our website and on each issue. Please note: all positions are unpaid.

Call for Guest Columnist - Revolutions & Reversals - Volume 2, Issue 2

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:02pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Call for Guest Columnist

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking a guest columnist for its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.

Call for Articles - Revolutions and Reversals - Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 3:56pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is inviting submissions to its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.

Film: Indebted Reflections (deadline: June 1, 2012)

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 1:35pm
Todd Comer and Isaac Vayo (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Lars von Trier's movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is also framed by an excessive, formal exuberance as Selma (played by Björk) dances and sings her way to the gallows.

The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 7:44pm
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee

The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 28, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Eileen Myles

"My narrative begins in media res, when many things have already taken place to make me and my story possible in language. I am always recuperating, reconstructing, and I am left to fictionalize and fabulate origins I cannot know."
– Judith Butler, "An Account of Oneself"

"Writing so as not to die, as Blanchot said, or perhaps even speaking so as not to die is a task, undoubtedly as old as the world."
– Michel Foucault, "Language to Infinity"

Literary Translation Studies and Comparatism

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 5:42am
452ºF Comparative Literature Journal

Starting from the reappraisal of literary translation that Susan Bassnett carried out at the beginning of the eighties, comparative literature as a discipline started re-evaluating its relation to this ancient practice, considering that more than once the fundamental contribution of this practice to comparative studies had been taken for granted. To a certain extent, it could be claimed that translation is a requirement and a condition of possibility for comparative literature. For this reason, Journal 452ºF decided that the monographic section of issue number seven will describe the current state of affairs in translation studies and comparatism.

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