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Monstrous Spaces in Literature and Pedagogy -- March 9, 2013 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Sicari

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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 1:31am
St. John's University Graduate English Conference

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We welcome papers concentrating on 'spaces' that could be considered 'monstrous' or are in some way capable of creating 'monstrosity.' Spaces may be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, psychological or material. Literal places may include sites of trauma, genocide, or biological experimentation; dystopias; colonized regions; mythical lands; etc. Psychological spaces may include memory, neurosis, philosophy, etc. Monstrosity may be perceived as depravity; social or sexual taboos; hegemonic power in the form of racism, classism, sexism; etc. Papers may challenge, call to light, or reinforce perceptions of monstrosity.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 13-16, 2013

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 11:03pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Topographies of Theatre Documents in the Industrial Era

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:55pm
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Publishing

Seeking papers on "topographies" of C19 Theatre Documents: Playscript; playbills; programs; tickets. For panel at the Annual SHARP Conference (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Pubishing), Philadelphia, 18-21 July 2013. Conference theme: Geographies of the Book

New Book Series -- Contemporary American Literature

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 6:59pm
Bob Batchelor, Kent State University

Contemporary American Literature

A New Book Series from Scarecrow Press

Series Editor: Bob Batchelor

The Scarecrow Press Contemporary American Literature Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on how American literature reflects and shapes our knowledge of our cultural, historical, and socio-economic worlds. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.

[UPDATE] At the mercy of the masses? - Popular Culture and Academia (Deadline 12/20; Conference 4/12-13/2013)

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 4:26pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - University of Maryland

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.

Translating the City: Cartographies of Cultural Contact and Change (ACLA 2013)

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 4:02pm
Regina Galasso, UMASS Amherst; Evelyn Scaramella, Manhattan College

Call for Papers, Deadline November 15th, 2012

American Comparative Literature Annual Convention (ACLA), University of Toronto, April 4-7, 2013

Translating the City: Cartographies of Cultural Contact and Change

[UPDATE] The Condemned Playground: Aldous Huxley & His Contemporaries

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 3:13pm
Oxford University

The Condemned Playground:
Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries
Balliol College, Oxford University
1-4* September 2013 [*NOTE NEW DATES]
Scheduled to coincide with the centenary of Aldous Huxley's arrival at Balliol College as an undergraduate, this major international conference seeks both to reassess his diverse oeuvre, and to bring new attention to a constellation of writers whose work developed in dialogue with literary modernism. The conference, which incorporates the Fifth International Aldous Huxley Symposium, will look broadly at Huxley's engagements with fellow British and American writers and with some of the key movements of his time.

CFP: Faulkner and Black Caribbean Writers (12-15-12)

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 10:52am
The 2013 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference

CFP: "Faulkner and Black Caribbean Writers" Panel for 2013 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference in Oxford, Mississippi

Stet Journal now Recruiting Postgraduate Peer Reviewers

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 10:11am
King's College London

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now recruiting postgraduate peer-reviewers for a themed issue on the concept of 'Dis/Orientation' in literature of all periods. We are looking for doctoral students who are interested in gaining experience and developing career-relevant skills in the publishing process. As peer reviewer for Stet, you will screen and blind-review a manuscript article and produce a short evaluation report.

[UPDATE] Deadline Approaching for Stet Journal Issue on 'Dis/Orientation'

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9:58am
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?

CFP: Abstracts for edited collection, 'Deleuze and Guattari on Economy', March 15, 2013

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9:43am
Kane X. Faucher, Western University

We are currently putting together a prospectus for a book on Deleuze and Guattari on Economy. Ideally, this book of edited essays would be more than an exegesis of what Deleuze and Guattari say about economy and would function as a launchpad for providing a critical blueprint as to what a Deleuzian and/or Guattarian (e.g., anti-semiocapitalism) approach to economic theory would look like. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of between 250-500 words to kfauche@uwo.ca no later than March 15, 2013.

CFP: Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9:09am
Ph.D. Program in French, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

IDIOSYNCRASY
A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center

« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
–E.M. Cioran

« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
–Henri Michaux

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