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Schuylkill Graduate Journal: Special Issue on (Re)Constituting Publics

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:51pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

The Schuylkill Graduate Journal
Special Issue on (Re)Constituting Publics
Call for Papers – 2013 Issue
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013

"The very fact that the public depends upon consequences of acts and the perception of consequences, while its organization into a state depends upon the ability to invent and employ special instrumentalities, shows how and why publics and political institutions differ widely from epoch to epoch and from place to place." John Dewey, Public and its Problems

Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions, Feb. 14, 2013, CFP: Dec. 15, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:41pm
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions


Submissions are welcomed for the
18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held Thursday, February 14th, 2013, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

[UPDATE] At the Mercy of the Masses? - Popular Culture and Academia

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:42pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - University of Maryland

At the Mercy of the Masses? – Popular Culture and Academia

April 12-13, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Prof. George Yúdice, University of Miami

Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.

CFP: American Deconversion Narratives, ASA, Nov. 21-24, 2013 (1/5/13)

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 2:09pm
American Studies Association

Deconversion narratives are becoming increasingly visible in American culture: recent films by Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) and Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) chronicle a character's involvement with, and eventual departure from a new religious movement; former Pentecostal minister and staunch atheist Jerry Dewitt has been touring the country sharing his deconversion experience and offering assistance to those who are "recovering from religion." These recent developments compliment a long history of deconversion narratives in American literature, which includes work by Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Lee Smith, Chaim Potok, and Mary Rowlandson.

Grad Student Conference on Translation Studies "Reading Between the Lines: Interdisciplinary Dialogue in an Expanding Field."

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 2:02pm
Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Call for papers: Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies
"Reading Between the Lines: Interdisciplinary Dialogue in an Expanding Field."
April 27-28, 2013
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The graduate students in the Comparative Literature program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are pleased to announce the first biennial Amherst Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies, to be held on at UMass Amherst from April 27-28, 2013.

[UPDATE] Renovation: A Regional Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 1-2, 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 9:40am
University of Nevada, Reno

*NOTE*: The submission date has been moved back to December 15, 2012.

At the turn of the 20th century, Ezra Pound declared the need to "make it new." His call inspired numerous artists, creators, critics, and theorists to push the boundaries of their fields, to discover and invent original forms and technologies, to develop new modes of thinking about ourselves and our worlds—in short, to innovate. Nationally, this translated to the renovation of cities and borders and significant innovations in travel and technology. In the academy, scholars reconceptualized disciplines and established new canons, methodologies, and theoretical models. The drive to innovate to make things new is one of the 20th century's most noted legacies.

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 8:01am
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Cultures of Memory, Memories of Culture: The 15th Annual Conference of the English Department, University of Bucharest

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 6:46am
University of Bucharest



The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 15th Annual Conference:

Cultures of Memory, Memories of Culture

Dates: 6–8 June, 2013
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7-13, Bucharest, Romania

Invited speakers:
Stef Craps, Ghent University
Victor Ivanovici, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Carl Lavery, University of Aberystwyth
Victor Sage, University of East Anglia

CFP: Spectral Spaces and Hauntings (anthology) (abstract submission by 29 March, 2013)

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 6:34am
Dr Christina Lee, Curtin University (Bentley, Western Australia)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Spectral Spaces and Hauntings (anthology)
Edited by Christina Lee

"We moderns, despite our mechanistic and rationalistic ethos, live in landscapes filled with ghosts." (Michael Bell, 1997: 813)

We are soliciting contributions for an anthology which will explore the spectral quality of space. The language of 'hauntings' will be implemented to unpack how absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can signify an overwhelming presence of something (that once was, and still is) there. A major premise of the book is that space is constituted of both physical terrain and psychological landscapes that are infused with memory and history. As such, places are always ambivalent.