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James Hogg and the Romantics

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 1:22pm
James Hogg Society / University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies

2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"

The next Biannual James Hogg Conference will be jointly hosted by the James Hogg Society and the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. It will take place at the University of Glasgow from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2012. A trip to Burns country is planned for Sunday 1 July.

The theme of the Conference is "James Hogg and the Romantics". The Conference will provide an opportunity to explore the nature of Hogg's relationship with other Romantic writers and welcomes, in particular, papers relating to all aspects of Hogg's relationship with Scottish Romanticism.

ACLA 2012 Seminar: Critique of Singularity: On the Iteration of Catastrophe

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 10:36am
Isabel Capeloa Gil & Daniela Agostinho (Catholic University of Portugal)

ACLA 2012: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.

Seminar Organizers: Isabel Capeloa Gil & Daniela Agostinho (Catholic University of Portugal)

Reproduction, Life, and Futurity in the Humanities/ ACLA March 29 - April 1, 2012

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 9:44am
American Comparative Literature Association Conference

This seminar for the 2012 American Comparative Literature Association Conference examines how reproductive politics function in connection to the three conference themes of collapse, catastrophe, and change. These themes and their implicit concerns with reproduction and futurity—with what happens after the disaster—are part of what we see as a current focus on biopolitics and "the politics of life" in the Humanities. We seek to discuss the reproductive dimensions of this focus by asking if there are ways to reconfigure present life politics so that they no longer solely privilege the human, and to unbind them from an obsessive focus on futurity.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 11:19am
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 33rd Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2011

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

Punk precursors and offshoots: popular culture outside the mainstream February 8-11, 2012

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 9:42am
Bryan L. Jones/ Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Assoiation

Punk precursors and offshoots: popular culture outside the mainstream
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM
Proposals are now being sought for review in the Topic: Punk precursors and offshoots area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

Conference in progress.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 2:23pm
NYU Department of French, Graduate Student Association


Undergraduate Conference on English Language and Literatures March 24, 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 12:49pm
University of St. Francis

Call for Student Papers:

Twenty-first Annual University of St. Francis Undergraduate Conference on English Language and Literatures

Saturday, March 24, 2012
University of St. Francis
Joliet, Illinois

Submit complete papers or abstracts on any topic in literary studies, including comparative literature, literature in translation, faculty-student collaborations, creative writing (story, poetry, performance--two sessions planned).

Include mailing address, telephone number, email address, and the name of your college. Papers and readings are limited to 20 minutes (8-12 pages). Authors of papers accepted for the program are obliged to present in person.

Deadline: December 15, 2011

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces--Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference--Proposals due January 25

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 10:01am
English Graduate Organization/ University of Massachusetts

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

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