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Fitzgerald - OPEN - ALA 2013

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:36am
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 24th Annual American Literature Association Meeting in Boston, MA, 23-26 May 2013. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provide fresh insights.

Please send abstract and brief bio to Maggie Gordon Froehlich at mgf10@psu.edu by January 11, 2013. Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

"Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration," April 5th and 6th, 2013

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:21am
The Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University 5th Annual Symposium, April 5th and 6th, 2013

The Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University will host "Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration," April 5th and 6th, 2013. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1967 and is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart. His playwriting credits include work as an Associate Writer for The Laramie Project, The People's Temple, which won the Glickman Award for Best Play in the Bay Area, 2005, and many other collaborative works. Additionally, Stephen Wangh has taught physical acting technique in the United States and Europe.

CFP: Faulkner and Black Caribbean Writers

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:03am
The 2013 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference

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

[UPDATE: Deadline extended] Narrating Identity Formation, On and Off The Map; ACLA 2013 seminar, Toronto, April 5-7, 2013

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 7:34am
Coordinators: Dr. Georgia Christinidis (Humboldt University Berlin), Vera Alexander (University of Copenhagen)

Like any advanced cartographic process, mapping identity formation requires an imaginary 'cartographic grid.' Until recently, narratives of identity formation, including, in particular, the genres of autobiography and the Bildungsroman, seemed to foreground the temporal dimension over the spatial. However, in "Of Other Spaces", Michel Foucault argues that "We are at a moment … when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein." This seminar investigates how narrative identity constructions are affected by this change.

Richard Rodriguez Recapitalized

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:34pm
Michael Garcia

Call for Papers:

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ RECAPITALIZED

Class, race, sexuality, and religion are major themes in the work of Richard Rodriguez, and of the polarization of the political body today. How do we read Rodriguez in the current context of polarized politics, trickle down economic ideology, gay marriage debates, anti-immigrant legislation (in states such as Arizona, Utah, and Alabama), voting one's religious values rather than for one's class interests, and anti-government and anti-social program sentiments in an age of fiscal austerity?

Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, March 7-9, 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:49pm
University of Alaska Anchorage English Department

"The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations in English, Literature, and Rhetoric"

Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 18th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, anthropology, and other related fields. The theme of this year's Pacific Rim Conference is "The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations in English, Literature, and Rhetoric." This theme seeks to explore not only the historical developments of English but also the ways we approach English today.

Re/Invention 2013: Hysteria

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:29pm
California State University, Long Beach

Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013

Abstracts Due: Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Critical Spaces of Diaspora for Liquid post-modernity (submissions: Abstract ,January 31st, 2013/ full paper, July 31st, 2013)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:31pm
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies

In the 'new times' dramatic changes in the social, cultural, political, and economical spheres have brought fragmentation and growing pluralism of societies, and emergence of new identities, which render normative and stable meanings and discourses problematic. In the era of post-modernity and 'beyond', people have become mystified by the insurgency, disintegration, and liquidity of an age that is fraught with growing demands of ever-changing needs, obligations, and new versions of social and political conflicts around the globe.

Gore Vidal Revisited

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:37pm
Journal of American Studies of Turkey

In keeping with its stated aims, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Gore Vidal issue devoted to innovative pieces focusing on how his writing engages with American cultures past and present as well as with the rest of the world. Papers may include but are not limited to the following topics:

Subvention : Deadline March 1, 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:22pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Provides up to $500 to support costs attending the publication of a scholarly book or article on Emerson and his circle. Submit a 1-2-page proposal, including an abstract of the forthcoming work and a description of publication expenses, by March 1, 2013. Send proposals to Jessie Bray (brayjn@etsu.edu) and Bonnie Carr O'Neill (bco20@msstate.edu).

HIV/AIDS and Gender Based Violence

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:21pm
Gabrie'l J. Atchison

I am editing an anthology called, Twin Crises: HIV/AIDS and Violence against Women (VAW) in Africa and the Black Diaspora. I have a strong collection of essays on the connection between HIV/AIDS and VAW in Africa and the United States. I am looking for essays on the following topics to supplement what has already been submitted.

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