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Disability and the American Counterculture

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stella Bolaki/University of Kent
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Disability and the American Counterculture

Special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair

CFP for Edited Collection: COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS 10/31/2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andy Hageman & Eric Otto

CFP for Edited Collection: COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS
Editors: Andrew Hageman (hagean03@luther.edu) and Eric C. Otto (eotto@fgcu.edu)
Abstracts due October 31, 2012
Final essays due May 31, 2013

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS, with completed essays due in XX 2013. We seek contributions that speculate through science fiction on what kinds of commodities, variably defined, will be crucial in the future: which things will become scarce, abundant, lost, valuable, worthless, toxic, panacean, etc.

South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, February 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:20pm
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SCSECS
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SOUTH CENTRAL SOCIETY
FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
CONFERENCE, 2013

The SCSECS Planning Committee and Sam Houston State University welcome you to our 2013 conference. The theme will be "Frontiers of Friendships, Close and Distant" and will be held February 21-23 in Austin, Texas, the "live music capital of the world."

Staging American Sounds

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 1:15pm
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Dept. of English Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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STAGING AMERICAN SOUNDS

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, 9-10 MAY 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Can a nation be heard? If so, what sounds are distinctively American? Following previous editions of the international conferences 'Staging American ...' bringing together scholars from Europe and the US, we propose to reconvene to open a scholarly discussion on the sounds of America.

Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 1:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
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NeMLA Conference held in Boston at Tufts University
Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image(s)

[UPDATE] - CFP: "The Rest Is Silence" - November 15, 2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 12:54pm
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Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought - www.yorku.ca/pivot
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View the CFP on our webpage here: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/pivot/announcement/view/103/

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Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
- Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
- Cicero

"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities
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Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future? When and how do digital technologies in the classroom move from being novel experiments to transparent modes of teaching? How does digitization reshape archives and archival methodologies? How does metadata contribute to forgetting and the shape of memory? How do we define and put into practice the growing field of Digital Humanities?

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
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Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Cultures in a Global Context"

Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2013
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary American poetry in such areas as

• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2013 Call for Papers

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

What's in a "Castle of Murder"? Fairy Tales across Time and Place: Celebrating Our Deepest Language March 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2013

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:07am
full name / name of organization: 
The Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature and Culture

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the universal place of fairy tales in the world of communication and education.  We are interested in how fairy tales are and have been used to bridge cultures and time, connecting diverse peoples by means of easily translatable concepts.  Of particular interest are the struggles of truth and deception, reality and illusion, honesty and trickery; violence, fear, entrapment and salvation; character altering cryptozoological sightings; happiness deferred, denied, and occasionally delivered.

[UPDATE] FRENZY Colloquium November 9-10, 2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:32am
full name / name of organization: 
York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY

But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prophecies of a 2012 end of days; Black Friday at Wal-Mart; Howard Beale in Network inciting viewers to scream "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" From mass hysteria to individual neuroses, the elusive nature of frenzy lends itself to dramatically different conceptualizations across the disciplines.

Pour l'engagement critique 20-21 octobre 2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:54am
full name / name of organization: 
maison des écrivains étrangers et des traducteurs -meet-

RENCONTRES DE L'ABBAYE DE FONTEVRAUD - FRANCE -
Directeur : Patrick Deville
Colloque 2012 (20-21 octobre) :
Pour l'engagement critique.
Directeur littéraire : Marc Dambre
INVITES
Guy Goffette, Jean-Paul Goux, Pierre Michon, Camille Laurens, Jacques Réda, Lydie Salvayre
Thierry Guichard (Le Matricule des anges), Alain Nicolas (L'Humanité), Christian Thorel (Librairie Ombres blanches, Toulouse),
Wolfgang Asholt (Osnabrück, Allemagne), Bruno Blanckeman (Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3), Matteo Majorano (Bari, Italie), , Anne Sennhauser (ENS Lyon ATER Paris 3), Dominique Viart (Lille 3 – Institut Universitaire de France).

Call for Papers - HKICEAS 2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Higher Education Forum
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2012 Hong Kong International Conference on
Engineering and Applied Science

Call for Papers

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC): FAILURE - Deadline Dec. 1

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 12:31am
full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
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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?
In a moment when dysfunction is such a significant part of both private and public life, this conference will embrace an interdisciplinary approach to considering failure's destructive and productive aspects in historical and contemporary culture.

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