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Double stories – Double lives: Reflecting on Textual Objects in the Pre-Print world Yale University, 13-15 April 2012

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:54pm
Niv Allon, Julia Hsieh / Yale University

The physical aspects of texts – their existence as textual artifacts – may assume a particular prominence that is independent even from the contents of the texts themselves. Circulated and contextualized as objects, texts and inscriptions may impart dual meanings, which may either be complementary or contradictory. As such, manuscripts, inscribed amulets, ornamental objects, and similar artifacts draw complex 'biographies' as the attention alternates between the artifact's textuality and materiality. The biographies of these artifacts invite a variety of interpretive and analytical models, the application of which is dependent on the different degrees of distinction
and integration between the two aspects.

CFP: Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde Conference (Paris, 14 April 2012)

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 4:49pm
The American University of Paris

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In what ways has the formation, development and critique of today's digital environments been shaped by the concepts and practices of the avant-garde? This international conference held at The American University of Paris considers the question by exploring the potential avant-garde and modernist genealogies of contemporary digital culture.

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[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 8-11, 2012

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 4:02pm
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.

CORRECTION TO PROPOSAL DEADLINE: ON EXILE AND ITS VARIATIONS, CEA-CC SPRING 2012 CONFERENCE

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 1:58pm
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION-CARIBBEAN CHAPTER (CEA-CC)

On Exile and Its Variations, CEA-CC Spring 2012 Conference: 23-24 March 2012, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

PLEASE NOTE: A CORRECTION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE CALL'S ABSTRACT DEADLINE: PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 12, 2011.

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2012 annual conference.

Horror Studies

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:44am
Steven Bruhm, Managing Editor, Horror Studies

Horror Studies serves the international academic community in the humanities and specifically those scholars interested in horror. Exclusively examining horror, this journal provides interested professionals with an opportunity to read outstanding scholarship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including work conceived as interdisciplinary. By expanding the conversation to include specialists concerned with diverse historical periods, varied geography, and a wide variety of expressive media, this journal will inform and stimulate anyone interested in a wider and deeper understanding of horror.

The Archaeology of Slavery: Toward a Comparative Global Framework, March 30-31, 2012

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:01am
Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

This is the first and final call for papers for the 2012 CAI Visiting Scholar Conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Abstract submission is open to all who are interested, and early career scholars are encouraged to apply. Abstract submissions are due December 5, 2011.

The goals of the 2012 Visiting Scholar Conference are (1) to develop an interregional and cross-temporal framework of the archaeological interpretation of slavery and (2) to promote a diachronic approach to the topic, extending from before the moment of capture to beyond emancipation.

Race Matters: Teaching "Ethnic" Texts in the Literary Classroom

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:52pm
CEA (Roundtable)

Seeking panelists for a Roundtable Panel at the 43rd Annual College English Association (CEA) Conference (March 29-31, 2012) to be held in Richmond, VA. In a recent article on teaching multiethnic literature published in MELUS, Tina Chen calls for "an ethics of knowledge, derived from the literature itself, that can help us teach our students to be ethically oriented towards the study of alterity." Such an ethics of knowledge, Chen proposes, would emphasize the responsibilities incumbent on authors, readers, and critics as they address cultural difference, and would help to counter the "humanistic impulse" that seeks to privilege similarity in the midst of alterity.

[UPDATE] Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA Seminar

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 3:15pm
NeMLA, 43rd Annual Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012

Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community (Seminar)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: OCT. 10, 2011

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
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

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