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Labor Beyond Economy, ACLA, April 4-7 2013

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
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Hannah Arendt argued that labor is anti-political because its collective nature precludes the possibility of individual consciousness and because it is performed in the name of the economy of the household. Similarly, scholarship on labor and class has been accused in the past of being too invested in the problem of economic distribution to the detriment of identity and political recognition.


Monday, September 17, 2012 - 4:47pm
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Professor for Peace

Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference 2013
An Interdisciplinary, International Conference

Date: February 15-17, 2013.
Location: Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012. Limited conference enrollment.
Send abstracts and inquiries to: professorsforpeace at

Abstracts Due Nov. 15, 2012 and should address any topic in one of the panels listed below.
Questions listed below the panel title are starting points--abstracts may address broader issues within the panel title and theme.

Earthen Archives: Ecocritical Theory and Textual Studies

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 4:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Husband / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
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Michael P. Branch suggests in his 2001 essay "Saving all the Pieces" that "a full understanding of the American land and its various literary representations will require that scholars of environmental literature dedicate themselves to the preservation and restoration of the many rare, corrupted, or otherwise 'endangered' texts upon which that full understanding may ultimately depend." This panel will explore the migrations between, energies exchanged, and limitations observed in recent developments by ecocritics, textual editors, and book historians. What might an ecocritical textual criticism (or a textual ecocriticism) look like?

Short Story

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
The College English Association
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The college English Association invites papers on any aspect of the short story, from its history to its present practice, theories of the short story, individual authors, movements or schools of short story writing, pedagogy, close readings of individual stories, and so on. As the theme of the conference is "Nature," widely defined, papers may of course address stories set in natural surroundings, employing imagery or symbols from the natural world, etc.

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (11/15/12; 03/21/13-03/23/13)

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 3:36pm
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Patrice Hollrah / Native American Literature Symposium
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March 21-23, 2013
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: November 15, 2012

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge
meet—art, history, politics, science, religion, film, cultural
studies—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of
Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers,
panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

Nominations/Applications for the Beatrice Medicine Award for
Scholarship in American Indian Studies due January 15, 2013. See the
website for details.

[REMINDER] International Pynchon Week 2013: 5-8 August 2013

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sam Thomas

AUGUST 5-8 2013, DURHAM, UK:

2013 marks 3 significant anniversaries for readers and scholars of Thomas Pynchon: 50 years since the publication of his first novel, V., 40 since his most acclaimed work, Gravity's Rainbow, and 250 years since the arrival of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on American shores (the start of the surveying project that would divide a nation and, of course, the subject of Pynchon's metahistorical novel, Mason & Dixon). In light of this, International Pynchon Week 2013 will be held at Durham University in the UK from the 5th to the 8th of August. The location of the conference has a special resonance as Jeremiah Dixon was born and buried in County Durham.

CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
King's College London

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

[UPDATE] CFP Reminder: NVSA 2013 Conference (10/15; Boston 4/5-7)

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:21pm
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Northeast Victorian Studies Association
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CFP: NVSA 2013 -- 1874

Boston University: April 5-7, 2013

All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
--Robert Browning

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference. The topic this year is 1874.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Isobel Armstrong, Robert J. Richards, and Herbert Tucker, and a walking tour of Victorian Boston led by Martha Vicinus.

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Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013, Abstract due September 30th

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Diane E. Keeney
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Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract due: 09/30/2012
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, 20th & 21st Century, Poetry, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: 44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Winter 2012/13, Deadline: 12/10/12

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Winter 2012-13 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle. UPSTAGE is indexed by the Modern Language Association.

[UPDATE] After Colonial Governmentality: Cultural Memory and (Post)Colonial Community.

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael R. Griffiths (Columbia)
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Theodor Adorno famously contended that "Even in a legendary better future, art could not disavow remembrance of accumulated horror, otherwise it's form would be trivial." How then, is one to think a better future in (post)colonial societies, while attending to the horrors of violent and unjust pasts? This collection seeks to address this question.

"Come Together?" Concepts of Community in Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Culture. May 31st & June 1st, 2013.

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:38am
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Department of English Literature and Culture, University of Mannheim, Germany.
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International conference/ Call for papers

The Department of English Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for the international conference, "Concepts of Community in Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Culture", which will be held at the University of Mannheim, May 31st and June 1st, 2013.