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UPDATE "Age Studies and Drama"

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 1:49pm
Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama

Abstracts are invited for a panel exploring drama of any nationality or period from an age-studies perspective. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

Papers may focus on questions of childhood, middle age, old age, the aging process, or the life course, among other aging-related concepts. While papers may focus on the representation of aging in drama—on the page and onstage—they may also address issues of aging and artistic production (e.g., a playwright's "late style," the way that aging has determined a performer's career, etc.)

"Occupied: Taking up Space and Time," March 22-24, 2012

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:30am
Indiana University - Bloomington English Graduate Students

Call for Proposals: "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time"

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time" to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 22-24, 2012. This 9th annual conference is hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Trauma & Culture - collection of essays (Cambridge University Press)

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 8:05am
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University

It has become apparent with the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the tenth anniversary of 9/11, that major traumatic events continue to resonate in both the individual and social consciousness - perhaps more in the 21st century than ever before. Remembering, rethinking, reworking, and reimagining are just a few of the ways in which authors and artists, historians and critics, audiences and citizens have explored their own traumatic experiences, as well as the traumatic events that continue to impact larger communities.

7th Global Conference:Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 5:33am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 11:42pm
INKE: Implementing New Knowledge Environments


Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century

Call for Papers

The Textual Studies team of INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments) wish to invite presentation proposals for Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century .
June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada.

Keynote speakers: Adriaan van der Weel (Leiden University) and Sydney Shep, (Victoria University of Wellington)

The Works of Denis Johnson, panel for 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 9:29pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference, an interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held over Mardi Gras weekend in Baton Rouge, LA, will focus on "new and neglected areas in literary studies," including overlooked authors, works of literature, and specific areas of study.

Representations of Europe and American in the Work of John Dos Passos

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 5:58pm
John Dos Passos Society

The John Dos Passos Society seeks 20 minute presentations that address Dos Passos's representations of, relationships with, or conflicts surrounding Europe and America. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, current relationships between America and Europe, Dos Passos's political shift later in his career, the influence of his heritage on his relationships with Europe and America, etc. Please send an abstract and a brief CV or resume to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15, 2012.

Teaching John Dos Passos

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 5:57pm
John Dos Passos Society

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which his work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc. We are looking for a panel of about 6 or 7 people. Please send an abstract and a brief CV or resume to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15, 2012.

Comparative and Continental Philosophy (8-10 March 2011)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 4:05pm
Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle

We are an open, congenial, and discussion-driven philosophy Circle that meets internationally every spring. We invite papers/presentations on any aspect of Comparative philosophy, Continental philosophy, and/or bridges between them, with an emphasis on dialectical approaches. Papers will be considered for publication in our peer-reviewed journal Comparative and Continental Philosophy.

Send electronic abstracts, papers, or inquiries to this year's conference chairperson, Dr. Michael Schwartz, by December 15, 2011: mschwartz@knology.net and mschwart@aug.edu.

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