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[UPDATE] Deadline extended to DEC 10, 2012: MIGC FAILURE

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:42pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

FAILURE

The contemporary moment is fraught with the rhetoric of failure and decline. Daily, it seems, political, artistic, and entertainment outlets alert us to broken systems, policies, and promises. How might we rethink failure as an opportunity to engage in more ethical human and nonhuman relationships? Can the failures of democracy, the economy, the classroom, and of culture more broadly open up possibilities for success? How do we recognize our fallibility, learn from it, and cope with it?

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review Graduate Journal

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:48pm
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University

All submissions due by December 1st, 2012.

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

Call for Proposals Deadline: December 7th, 2012

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:26pm
The African & African Diaspora Studies Graduate Student Association (AADSGSA)

African and African Diaspora Studies Symposium
> Dates: February 26-27, 2013
> Call for Proposals Deadline: December 7th, 2012
> Location: Florida International University, Miami Florida
> 11200 S.W. 8th Street - MMC, GC Panther Suite, 33199
> Website: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/africana/events
>
> Students:
>
> The African & African Diaspora Studies Graduate Student
> Association (AADSGSA), is sponsoring a two day conference
> designed for students to present research and
> works-in-progress related to the Afro-Latino diaspora.

Transgression, Trespassing and Taboos in the Long-Nineteenth Century

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:46pm
Cardiff University

Transgression, Trespassing and Taboos in the Long-Nineteenth Century

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference – Call for papers

Cardiff University, 10th April 2013

The long-nineteenth century (1789-1914) is a unique period for the study of transgression – it saw the impact of New Journalism; increasingly prominent debates over women's roles; and intense controversy over aspects of sex and sexuality. With the advent of mass print and the burgeoning periodical press came a huge appetite for sensation fiction alongside the continuing popularity of crime narratives. The multiplicity of genres and media in the long-nineteenth century emphasises the need to approach this period from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

LAST CALL - Poetry and Creative Writing - November 31

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 11:58am
The Tau Creative Journal, Lourdes University

The TAU 2013
The tau is the Lourdes University
creative journal
of art, poetry, and other creative work
The Tau dates back to 1959.

[Update] Deadline Extension: "Science Fiction & Fictions in Science" (3/1/2013; abstracts due 12/01/2012)

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 11:40am
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Science Fiction & Fictions in Science" (3/1/2013; abstracts due 12/01/2012)

An interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held at Rutgers University, Friday, March 1st, 2013, with keynote speaker Rosalind Williams of M.I.T.

Sponsored by Natura: A Working Group in History of Science and Epistemology.

Conference Website: http://fictioninscience.com/

Call for Games: Strange Tales

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 11:20am
Clemson University - Jimmy Butts

Here is the official handout: http://db.tt/SifCWBmh

This is a call for games.

Submit to: Jimmy Butts via jimmy.m.butts@gmail.com

Submission deadline: February 11, 2013 by Midnight

The games will be collected and shared online at at Clemson's 1941 Studio the week of February 25th.

This project hosted by Clemson University's Serious Games group seeks to curate a selection of games that explore short tales that experiment with interesting or novel features. We are interested in creating games that engage the field rhetoric and composition, critically, entertainingly, and experientially.

Poetics and Prose theory in Early Modern English – call for papers

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:46am
Kevin Killeen, University of York

Poetics and Prose theory in Early Modern English – call for papers
29 May 2013, CREMS, University of York
A day symposium - Speakers include Gavin Alexander (Cambridge), Jennifer Richards (Newcastle)

NEMSC Graduate Student Conference, March 16, 2013

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:20am
New England Medieval Studies Consortium

30th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference
"Collaborations"

Saturday, March 16, 2013
University of Connecticut

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 30th annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This year's theme will be "Collaborations."

"Travel, Contact, Exchange" April 19-20, 2013 Abstracts due Jan. 14

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:51am
Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum

34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 19-20, 2013

Call for Papers and Sessions
"Travel, Contact, Exchange"
Keynote speaker: David Simon, Art History, Colby College

We invite abstracts or panel proposals in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how travel, contact, and exchange functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms.

"Teaching and Learning" in the Journal of Popular Romance Studies ONGOING

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:31pm
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

The Journal of Popular Romance Studies (JPRS) is a peer-reviewed on-line journal presenting scholarship on representations of romantic love in popular media, now and in the past, from anywhere in the world.

The journal is now calling for submissions on the theory and practice of teaching and learning in popular romance studies for a regular section in the journal.

The "Teaching and Learning" section of JPRS welcomes theoretical and empirical contributions from all relevant disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary approaches. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Making It Work: US Thought and Culture Between Praxis and Paralysis, April 5-6 2013

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 5:29pm
US Literatures and Cultures Consortium at the University of Michigan

Are there distinctively American attitudes toward objectivity and truth, judgment and action? Two of the most enduring cliches about US culture are, first, that its thought characteristically refuses universal grounds, and second, that it privileges material practicality over theoretical or metaphysical abstraction. Yet without universal grounds, how can we be convinced that anything is worth doing? Let's grant that it is; such a groundless granting may initially let us act with a sense of freedom and unlimited potential, but justifying or revising that action requires us to establish provisional grounds that can themselves be hedged, negotiated, interrogated to the paralyzing point of infinity.

Mary Russell Mitford: Local and Global

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 4:46pm
British Women Writers' Conference (BWWC) 2013

Panel CFP for BWWC 2013 Conference, University of New Mexico (4-6 April 2013):

CFP Victorians and the Law

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:28pm
Victorian Network

Call for Papers: Victorians and the Law

Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.

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