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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.

Crowd control in the Renaissance

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 4:49am
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the royal entourage, urban/rural milieus, in the British Isles or elsewhere.

The seminar, which will take place during the September 2012 ESSE conference in Istanbul, seeks to build on ideological and Foucauldian-based approaches to notions and instances of rebellion and social control, favored by critics in the 80s and 90s, by taking into account recent interdisciplinary research on manuscripts, law, iconography, film and performance studies, among others.

MMLA DRAMA 2012 November 8-12

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:26pm
Drama Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association

An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth
Papers on dramas of abundance, wealth, and excess as well as theoretical discussions about drama as excess are welcome. Send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, halla@ohiodominican.edu, with phone, email, and address by March 1, 2013.

[UPDATE] Satire in Theory and Practice -- Deadline Extended 1-20-2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:50pm
Al Coppola

Satire in Theory and Practice / Literature and Law Conference, March 29-30, John Jay College, CUNY

In times like these, it's hard not to write satire. And so that's why I am advertising two linked panels on satire that will be featured at the upcoming John Jay College Biennial Conference on Literature and the Law, March 29-30, 2012. (For full details on the conference, see below for the general cfp)

H.G. Wells Society Giles Hart Prize

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:41am
H.G. Wells Society

The H. G. Wells Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Giles Hart Prize, in memory of the Society's former chairman, for an essay that makes an outstanding contribution to Wells studies. The prize will be awarded to the piece of work on Wells submitted to, and published in, the 2012 issue of The Wellsian the annual, peer-reviewed, learned journal of the H. G. Wells Society.

Papers concerning any aspect of Wells's life and work are invited. Possible themes might include: Wells's science fiction; Wells and the novel; Wells, utopia, politics and the World State; Wells and science; Wells and his contemporaries; Wells and gender; Wells and the Empire; Wells and the history of the book.

UPDATE* A Call For Papers: **Deadline extended to January 15, 2012** Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:34am
Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012 "Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion"

A Call For Papers:
**Deadline extended to January 15, 2012**

Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012
Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
April 20, 2012

The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today's rhetors are influenced by the works of women in rhetoric. Discussions are encouraged to explore how the women involved in rhetoric have influenced the way we theorize about discourse, what inspirations the women of rhetoric have provided, and how the inclusion of women in the subject of rhetoric has affected its study.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (6/16/12 - 6/17/12: 3/16/12)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:20am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

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*** CALL FOR PAPERS***

Great Writing 2012

The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

CFP: Man and Superman: Human Enhancement in Film and Television (Abstract due: 1 March 2012)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:42am
New York Institute of Technology and the University of Exeter

Due to great interest in our previous call for abstracts for Man and Superman: Human Enhancement in Fiction, we have decided to open up the call for abstracts to a second volume of Man and Superman that focuses on enhancement in film and television. We have already received a number of emails asking about the inclusion of film and thus we are preparing to develop the volumes in tandem.

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