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M. Wynn Thomas Prize (annual essay prize)

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:59am
Alyce von Rothkirch/Swansea University

M. Wynn Thomas Prize

The M. Wynn Thomas Prize is offered to celebrate outstanding scholarly work in the field of Welsh writing in English. There are two prize categories: the 'Open' category and the 'New Scholars' category. Essays submitted may be unpublished or published. Topics may include all aspects of Welsh writing in English as well as the inter-relationship of Welsh writing in English with cognate areas (Welsh Studies, history, cultural studies, film/media studies, translation studies, performance/theatre studies, digital humanities, comparative literature etc.).

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2013 (Deadline: November 1, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:40pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2013

April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Riverfront Marriott
100 General McIntosh Boulevard

Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone (912) 233-7722

Fax (912) 233-3765

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on children's and adolescent literature for our 44th annual conference.

While I welcome essays pertaining to any area of children's and adolescent literature, I am particularly interested in explorations of "nature" (broadly defined) in children's and adolescent literature and culture, including books, films, digital texts, video games, and other media.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE - Abstracts by Nov 16, Papers by Dec 16)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:46pm
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women. In this new feminist theory text entitled Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, the book's ultimate goal is to discuss, explain, and explore the following areas of concern: how women were prevented from being helpful to their sisters; how they may have been encouraged to dismiss woman-centered calls for equality, political clout, or sexual power; or when and how some women were actually forced to turn their backs on their sisters as a means of protecting themselves and what little power they actually possessed.

Subject to Change

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 9:33pm
University of Virginia, Department of English

Subject to Change: Nature, Text, and the Limits of the Human

Conference Date: March 22-24, 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 30, 2012

We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, environmental, ethical, and aesthetic implications of living in a world in which the primacy of the human has been called into question.

What does it mean to read an object if we, too, are objects? Do inanimate subjects have a claim to the agency that humans have usually taken to be theirs alone? How are artists and scholars supposed to see into the life of things: the animal, the synthetic, the digital, the inert, the abject? How do we read after nature in a world of things?

Keynote Speech by Timothy Morton

CFP: 'Muslim Utopias', (American Comparative Literature Association 2013, April 4 -7; Proposals due, Nov 15, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:47pm
Mosarrap Hossain Khan/New York University

While the concept of 'utopia' undergirds much of Islamic political and social thinking, deriving its legitimacy partly from religious/theological and partly from material impulses, this seminar intends to explore Muslim fiction writers' overt as well as covert engagement with the notion of 'utopia'. While focusing specifically on South Asian Muslim writers, this seminar seeks to develop a comparative approach in understanding how the notion of 'utopia' is deployed in Muslim fictions from different parts of the globe. We will try to explore the concept of 'utopia' as an impulse which engenders thinking beyond the cartographies of the theological and the material.

[UPDATE] Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference - Friday, January 25, 2013 (Deadline Extended to Nov. 2, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:36pm
University of Oklahoma - The Student Association of Graduate English Scholars

Dissonant Discourses

"A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions." -- Antonio Gramsci

The University of Oklahoma Student Association of Graduate English Scholars (S.A.G.E.S) and the OU English Department will host the second annual conference, Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference, in the Oklahoma Memorial Union on January 25, 2013.

Craft Critique Culture: Into the Void, March 29-30, 2013

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:09pm
University of Iowa

The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa

But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"

Steinbeck and the Politics of Crisis: Ethics, Society, and Ecology. May 1-3, 2013, San Jose/Salinas/Monterey, CA

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:38pm
Martha H. Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University

The John Steinbeck Society of America Announces
AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Steinbeck and the Politics of Crisis: Ethics, Society, and Ecology
May 1-3, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, San Jose State University
Sponsored by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies

URL: http://tinyurl.com/steinbecksanjose2013

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Gladstein, University of Texas, El Paso

Nation, nationality, nationhood: What's in a name? 2-4 May 2013, Tirane, Albania

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:07pm
Albanian Society for the Study of English

Nation, nationality, nationhood: What's in a name?
Second ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies
2-4 May 2013, Tirana, Albania
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2013
Often defined in terms of commonness of culture, language, history, ethnicity, religion and spirit, the terms nation, nationhood, nationality seem to have become distant at a time when globalization, multiculturalism, intercultural or cross-cultural communication define the way we live with respect to ourselves, the others and the environment on the whole.

Philosophy and Nature

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 4:34pm
7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy

7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy

Philosophy and Nature

February 23, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Adrian Johnston
University of New Mexico & Emory Psychoanalytic Institute

Linguistic Mapping. Panel for ACLA, Toronto April 4 - 7, 2013

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:49am
American Comparative Literature Association

Linguistic Mapping

American Comparative Literature Association
University of Toronto, Canada April 4 - 7, 2013.

This panel will explore the concept of linguistic mapping from a variety of different perspectives.

Death under our very eyes Figures of death at the turn of the xxi th century - Lille3 univ. - 14 au 16 novembre 2013

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:12am
Centre d'Etudes en CIvilisations, Langues et Littératures Etrangères - CECILLE - Univ. Lille3 (FR)

CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Death under our very eyes
Figures of death at the turn of the xxi th century
IdA (Institut des Amériques) International Convention
North East Chapter
Lille 3 UNiversity
November 14-16, 2013

Comité scientifique : Isabelle Boof-Vermesse (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Dorothée Chouitem (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Cathy Fourez (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Victor Martinez (ALITHILA / Lille 3) Lucía Melgar (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) ; Marie-Agnès Palaisi-
Robert (IRIEC / Toulouse II-Le mirail); Maryse Petit (CECILLE / Lille2) ; Ana Rodríguez (Lille3) ; Luca Salza (CECILLE / Lille3)

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