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Pour l'engagement critique 20-21 octobre 2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:54am
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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
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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
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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.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare Institute Review call for papers extended

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:38pm
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Shakespeare Institute Review
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The Shakespeare Institute Review

The Shakespeare Institute Review is an online academic journal funded by the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law, and to which students at the Shakespeare Institute and on
other postgraduate programmes are encouraged to contribute. Each issue has a theme to which contributors are invited to respond.

Labor Beyond Economy, ACLA, April 4-7 2013

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:09pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Hannah Arendt argued that labor is anti-political because its collective nature precludes the possibility of individual consciousness and because it is performed in the name of the economy of the household. Similarly, scholarship on labor and class has been accused in the past of being too invested in the problem of economic distribution to the detriment of identity and political recognition.

[UPDATE]

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 4:47pm
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Professor for Peace

Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference 2013
An Interdisciplinary, International Conference

Date: February 15-17, 2013.
Location: Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012. Limited conference enrollment.
Send abstracts and inquiries to: professorsforpeace at gmail.com

Abstracts Due Nov. 15, 2012 and should address any topic in one of the panels listed below.
Questions listed below the panel title are starting points--abstracts may address broader issues within the panel title and theme.

Earthen Archives: Ecocritical Theory and Textual Studies

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 4:38pm
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Andrew Husband / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
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Michael P. Branch suggests in his 2001 essay "Saving all the Pieces" that "a full understanding of the American land and its various literary representations will require that scholars of environmental literature dedicate themselves to the preservation and restoration of the many rare, corrupted, or otherwise 'endangered' texts upon which that full understanding may ultimately depend." This panel will explore the migrations between, energies exchanged, and limitations observed in recent developments by ecocritics, textual editors, and book historians. What might an ecocritical textual criticism (or a textual ecocriticism) look like?

Short Story

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 4:37pm
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The College English Association
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The college English Association invites papers on any aspect of the short story, from its history to its present practice, theories of the short story, individual authors, movements or schools of short story writing, pedagogy, close readings of individual stories, and so on. As the theme of the conference is "Nature," widely defined, papers may of course address stories set in natural surroundings, employing imagery or symbols from the natural world, etc.

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (11/15/12; 03/21/13-03/23/13)

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 3:36pm
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Patrice Hollrah / Native American Literature Symposium
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14th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 21-23, 2013
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: November 15, 2012

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge
meet—art, history, politics, science, religion, film, cultural
studies—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of
Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers,
panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

Nominations/Applications for the Beatrice Medicine Award for
Scholarship in American Indian Studies due January 15, 2013. See the
website for details.

[REMINDER] International Pynchon Week 2013: 5-8 August 2013

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 3:27pm
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Sam Thomas

AUGUST 5-8 2013, DURHAM, UK:
LINES, LEGACIES, ANNIVERSARIES

2013 marks 3 significant anniversaries for readers and scholars of Thomas Pynchon: 50 years since the publication of his first novel, V., 40 since his most acclaimed work, Gravity's Rainbow, and 250 years since the arrival of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on American shores (the start of the surveying project that would divide a nation and, of course, the subject of Pynchon's metahistorical novel, Mason & Dixon). In light of this, International Pynchon Week 2013 will be held at Durham University in the UK from the 5th to the 8th of August. The location of the conference has a special resonance as Jeremiah Dixon was born and buried in County Durham.

CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:11pm
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King's College London

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

[UPDATE] CFP Reminder: NVSA 2013 Conference (10/15; Boston 4/5-7)

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:21pm
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Northeast Victorian Studies Association
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CFP: NVSA 2013 -- 1874

Boston University: April 5-7, 2013

All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
--Robert Browning

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference. The topic this year is 1874.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Isobel Armstrong, Robert J. Richards, and Herbert Tucker, and a walking tour of Victorian Boston led by Martha Vicinus.

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Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013, Abstract due September 30th

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:18pm
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Diane E. Keeney
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Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract due: 09/30/2012
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, 20th & 21st Century, Poetry, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: 44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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