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[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Extension (New Date: September 30, 2011): Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 5:41am
Pursuing the Trivial / University of Vienna/Austria

CFP: Deadline Extension – September 30, 2011.
The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to September 30, 2011.

Pursuing the Trivial - Investigations into Popular Culture.
A Postgraduate Conference with Invited Guest Speakers, University of Vienna, June 1-2 2012
"The everyday is what we cannot but aspire to, since it appears to us as lost to us."
Stanley Cavell, In Quest of the Ordinary

CFP: Teaching Video Games; SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 9:57pm
Shelley S. Rees

Seeking presentations for the "Pedagogy" section of the 2012 conference of the SW/TX PCA/ACA on the subject of teaching video games as primary texts. Many instructors have begun using video games as teaching tools, but recent developments in video game theory allow for interpretation and analysis of these texts as texts, not merely as vehicles for tangential applications.

Possible topics for this session include but are not limited to: Strategies for teaching a particular game; Teaching gaming theory; Ludology and pedagogy; Convincing your department/institution to support gaming studies.

Please submit 300-word proposals as Word attachments to Shelley S. Rees at srees@usao.edu by 15 November 2011.

[UPDATE] World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 4:24pm
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 2:50pm
Andy Dorsey

This panel will explore "experience" as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers. I am also interested in essays centering on experience in connection with American literary historiography. Of particular interest are analyses of scholarly traditions that privilege experience as an epistemological category—often in the service of arguments that foreground the distinctiveness and/or the exceptional quality of American culture. Essays may address any American literary period(s), genre(s), and/or themes. Papers may also compare constructions of experience in American literature with the literatures of other linguistic, national, and/or cultural groups.

Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 6:17am
Loughborough University

Conference Call for Papers

HOME/LAND: WOMEN, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHIES
5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

Home/Land is an interdisciplinary conference that asks what dialogues might be engendered, globally and locally, around concepts of citizenship and belonging by engaging with women's photographic practices. In the terms of this conference, 'photographic practices' may include both historical and contemporary work, still and/or moving image, derived from fine art and social science contexts and embracing genres such as portraiture, landscape, documentary and installation.

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation" [UPDATE]

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Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 4:21pm
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in between. This panel seeks instead to explore moments of interaction across the spectrum of earlier and later medieval English literature. Examples may include parallel literary forms, English identities, linguistic developments, and the ways that they interact with historical, religious, and social frameworks.

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

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Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 11:38am
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political "in-between-ness." I am looking to organize a panel that examines the nature, use, and/or function of the liminal in contemporary literature for the 2012 International Conference on Narrative, to be held March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV (http://narrative.georgetown.edu/conferences/2012_Narrative_Flyer.pdf).

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