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Complicity (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4/13–4/7/13; deadline: 11/1/12

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:51pm
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Joshua Kotin, Princeton University / V. Joshua Adams, University of Chicago
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ACLA 2013, April 4–7, 2013, Toronto

Seminar: COMPLICITY

Organizers: V. Joshua Adams (University of Chicago), Joshua Kotin (Princeton University)

Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

Submit proposals through the ACLA: http://acla.org/submit/index.php

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COMPLICITY

In _Modernism as a Philosophical Problem_, Robert Pippin identifies "bourgeois self-hatred" as a defining feature of modernism:

Translating Precarity- ACLA, 4-7 April 2013- University of Toronto

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Walt Hunter and Anne-Lise François

Although recent criticism in literary studies has focused on the everyday and the ordinary, this seminar instead maps out a place for the precarious. The term precarity has been heard more and more frequently in political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and critical theory. Current discussions of precarity are shaped by the work of Paulo Virno, who describes it as "the chronic instability of forms of life," and by Judith Butler, who conceives of precarity as a shared vulnerability on the basis of which we might found a tentative community. The French philosopher Guillaume le Blanc refers to precarity as the unraveling of the socially-constructed self, the "unmaking" of making.

BDSM/Kink/Fetish Area of PCA/ACA National Conference (March 27-20, 2013; Deadline Nov 30)

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:17pm
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BDSM/Kink/Fetish Area Chair: Sarah Frantz
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PCA/ACA 2013 National Conference
Washington D.C., March 27-30, 2013
Call For Papers: BDSM/Kink/Fetish Area

Conference info: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/
BDSM/Kink/Fetish Area info: http://pcaaca.org/bdsmkinkfetish-studies/

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2012.

[UPDATE] True Lies: The Eighteenth-Century Novel (2/28/13 to 3/2/13)

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 3:53pm
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SEASECS 2013 -- Charleston

When the novel was first developing in eighteenth-century England, it was a lie. At least, that's what many of its critics claimed. This session seeks to explore the kinds of deceptions that the early novel perpetuates. Both the form and content of the novel are welcome subjects of paper proposals, and topics could include (though are not limited to) authors' truth-claims, objections to novels' deceptiveness, or the impact of disguises or secrets on particular narratives.

Submit an abstract of 250 words for a 15- to 20-minute presentation to kathryn.hansen@citadel.edu by October 15, 2012. Please also indicate all audio-visual needs, if any.

Without Sin: Taboo and Freedom within Digital Media, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - full article deadline Dec 15, 2012

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:25pm
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Leonardo Electronic Almanac
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This special edition will explore the notion of the moral economy of human activity and how this is translates (or not) within digital media. John Turner (1982), a key figure in social identity theory, discussed how vital being a member within a social group is in developing a concept of self. A current hypothesis (Turkle 2011) is that technology has introduced mechanisms that bypass traditional concepts of both community and identity.

From Digital Design to Material Artworks, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:15pm
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Leonardo Electronic Almanac
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The rise of affordable and accessible design and production tools such as Computer Numerically Controlled machines and open hardware micro-controllers is giving new life to crafting, producing new spaces and practices where material production is inherently connected with digital design. Such contexts are marked by a strong interdisciplinarity: artists, engineers, designers and hackers work together experimenting creative development paths for the future. This issue explores new theories, methodologies and methods related to the materialization of
digital arts.

We would like to welcome papers relevant to the following themes:

Art, in a State of Revolution: Egypt One Year after Tahrir, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Deadline Nov 15, 2012

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:57pm
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Leonardo Electronic Almanac
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Art, in a State of Revolution: Egypt One Year after Tahrir, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

This issue investigates the relationship between activism, electronic and digital avant-garde, the role of the social media, cultural production and artistic experiments in the pre-Revolutionary and post Mubarak Egypt, one year after the so-called Arab Spring which upset Egyptian (and Arabic at large) politics and society.

"American Literature in the World" Graduate Conference. April 19, 2013. Yale University.

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:04pm
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Yale University
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Margaret Fuller and Herman Melville. Edith Wharton and Mark Twain. Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. Langston Hughes and Elizabeth Bishop. Leslie Silko and Lyn Hejinian. Edwidge Danticat and Junot Diaz. Jhumpa Lahiri and Dave Eggers. To study these and countless other authors is to see that the United States and the world are neither separate nor antithetical, but part of the same analytic fabric.

CFP: Teaching U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures, panel proposal for CEA, April 2013 (deadline 10/15)

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hellen Lee-Keller, Calif St Univ, Sacramento
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CFP: Teaching U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures
(Panel Proposal, College English Association, April 2013)

We are seeking paper proposals for a panel to be held at this year's College English Association meeting in Savannah, Georgia (April 4-6, 2013); the specific conference theme is "Nature," and this panel will address the conference organizers' suggested subtopic of "The Nature of Classroom."

Locating Meaning in Early Modern Allegory - ACLA April 4-7, 2013 - University of Toronto

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 11:47am
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Danielle St. Hilaire and Jeffery Stoyanoff / Duquesne University

The early modern period in Europe saw a series of changes to the picture of the globe—both to its surface, with the "discoveries" of New World exploration, and to its place in the universe, with the period's astronomical revelations. These discoveries, along with the crisis of interiority that led to and was fueled by the Protestant Reformation, unsettled older epistemological assumptions and prompted new inquiries into the locus of meaning in the world.

Essays wanted for RESILIENCE: A JOURNAL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:53am
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Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities

Resilience is a brand-new digital, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Nebraska Press. The journal's mission is to provide a forum for scholars from across Humanities disciplines to speak to one another about their shared interest in environmental issues, and to plot out an evolving conversation about what the Humanities contributes to living and thinking sustainably in a world of dwindling resources.

AUTHENTICITY, March 15 2013, JLT 2013:2

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:08am
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Journal of Literary Theory

Call for Articles: Journal of Literary Theory, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2013)

JLT – Journal of Literary Theory
Edited by Fotis Jannidis, Gerhard Lauer and Simone Winko
Published by de Gruyter

The Journal of Literary Theory invites contributions for Vol. 7, No. 2 (2013)

AUTHENTICITY

Submission Deadline: MARCH 15, 2013

Poems, Artworks (Photos, Paintings and Drawings) Invited for Harvests of New Millennium, Jan. 2013 Issue

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:47am
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Cyberwit.net
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The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry. Cyberwit's Harvests of New Millennium will be divided into three sections: (1) Photos, Paintings and Drawings, (2) Poetry and (3) Biography of Contributing Artists. The Journal will feature poems and artworks by the artists from all over the world. The poems and artwork selected for Harvests of New Millennium will surely compel our admiration.

Guidelines For Contributors:

Harvests of New Millennium is published in January annually.

Poems may be submitted by all poets, whether first-time or published poets. The poems (maximum 35 lines), must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

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