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Emerson Society at ALA, May 23-26, 2013

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 2:57pm
David Dowling and Leslie Eckle/Ralph Waldo Emerson Society at American Literature Association

The Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston from May 23-26, 2013. For information about the conference, see www.americanliterature.org.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 1:53pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

UPDATE--Deadline Extension --December 2, 2012

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 11:12am
Mystery/Detective Panels SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

Update--Reminder CFP Mystery/Detective Fiction Calls for Proposal due by 12/2/2012
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Regional Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

UPDATE: Literature: Ecocriticism & The Environment, Feb.13-16, 2013

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 10:17am
SW/TX Popular Cutlture Association

For presentation at the 34th Annual Conference:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Cultural Association
Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context

February 13 - 16, 2013 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

For detailed information please go to: http://www.swtxpca.org including information about monetary awards for best graduated school papers in a variety of areas.

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature: Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

[UPDATE] CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/13-16/13)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 9:15am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!

Interdisciplinary perspectives - law and literature

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 7:58am
Claire Wrobel / Revue d'Etudes Benthamiennes - Bentham Centre (Paris)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Law and Literature

General presentation
Bentham and his followers were undeniably interdisciplinary thinkers as their interests ranged from reforming the legal and political system to economic and colonial matters as well as language. They moved about diverse social circles and, even when they did not meet face to face, reformers and writers often discussed, albeit on different modes, the same issues.

Animal Representation Graduate Student Conference, February 8-9, 2013 (deadline December 1, 2012)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 12:41am
Animal Studies Workshop at the University of Michigan

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)

The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" on February 8-9, 2013. Nigel Rothfels will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening with a reception afterwards, followed on Saturday by a full day of conference presentations. We welcome panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Possible submissions may (but do not need to) address some of the following areas:

"Political and Social Engagement in 21st Century American Poetry" (ALA,5/13); deadline: 1/10/13

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 9:20pm
Ann Keniston/Jeffrey Gray

Papers solicited for 1-2 proposed special sessions at the American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2013 considering the ways recent American poems address and respond to ecological, political, global, social, and/or other public events.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

Satire in Popular Culture - extended deadline, 12/2/2012

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 4:48pm
SWTX PCA/ACA Annual Conference

CFP: Satire in Popular Culture
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 2 December 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference,
February 13-16, 2013, Albuquerque, NM
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
300 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA

Graphic Art: Violence and Healing in Comics and Graphic Novels, ROMOCOCO, 28-30 May 2013; Deadline: 1 March 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:30pm
Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

Recent tragedies, including the Aurora shooting that struck close to the heart of the ROMOCOCO and Denver Comic Con family, have turned the national conversation towards the roots and consequences of violence. Though there are many sociological and psychological areas of study that theorize about the relationship between violence in the media and "real world" violence, it is also important to examine this pervasive topic through literary analysis. For ROMOCOCO 2013, we are particularly interested in essays that investigate the role, purpose and representation of violence in comic books and graphic novels and/or their subsequent film versions. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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