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Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System [ACLA, Toronoto, April 4-7, 2013]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:08am
Koonyong Kim

Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.

Call for Student Papers, The Association for Gravestone Studies Annual Meeting and Conference, June 18-23, 2013

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 9:45am
The Association for Gravestone Studies

Students

Earn a chance to attend The Association for Gravestone Studies Conference and Annual Meeting as a guest of AGS. Enter the AGS Student Paper Competition.

The 2013 Conference will be held June 18-23 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon

Requirements: The applicant must either be a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, as well as a member of the AGS.

"William Carlos Williams as Emersonian" ALA conference, Boston, May 23- 26, 2013.Submission deadline: Friday, January 4th, 2013.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:03am
William Carlos Williams Society

CFP by the Williams Carlos Williams Society for the
American Literature Association's 24th annual conference,
Boston, May 23- 26, 2013

Panel entitled "William Carlos Williams as Emersonian"

Chair: Ian Copestake, Editor, William Carlos Williams Review
Please submit your proposal of 200 words outlining your 20 minute panel paper to Ian Copestake at copers@gmail.com by Friday, January 4th, 2013.

CFP - "Playing at Violence," ATHE [10/27/2012; 8/1-4/2013]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:24am
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers
"Playing at Violence"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2013 Conference (Orlando, FL; Aug 1-4, 2013)

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a possible panel for the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2013. The panel, which will be submitted to the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of violence, play, and performance. How do these three concepts interact? How is violence (or representations of violence) "playful"? How is violence performed? Possible themes
may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Annual Conference

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:45pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

26th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Florida House Inn, Amelia Island, Florida
April 26-27, 2013

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
and the Department of English, University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Award for Excellence in Writing

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:29pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the Rawlings conference on Amelia Island at the Florida House Inn, April 27, 2013. Submit papers to Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu Deadline is March, 2013.

Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities, April 6, 2013

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:59pm
Abbes Maazaoui - School of Humanities and Graduate Studies - Lincoln University

The School of Humanities and Graduate Studies at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on April 6, 2013. The main conference theme is "Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities." Approaches across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed. The conference organizers are particularly interested in papers that provide specific readings of passion as depicted in world literature, religion, philosophy, music, and visual arts.

To explore the complexity of passion as a human, aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, political, and cultural phenomenon, the conference will feature papers, panel discussions, and posters and exhibits sessions.

(Re)formulations of Blackness in 21st-century France (ACLA 2013)

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:36pm
Mame Fatou Niang (Carnegie Mellon University) and Jean-Baptiste Meunier (University of Pittsburgh)

This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted on the ACLA website: < http://www.acla.org/acla2013/> by November 15, 2012.

Seminar Title: (Re)formulations of Blackness in 21st-century France
Co-Organizers: Mame-Fatou Niang & Jean-Baptiste Meunier
Seminar Proposal:

Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:24pm
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, English Student Association

"The BRAIN—is wider than the sky—"

-Emily Dickinson

The turn towards the influence of affect and emotions on "rational decision making" as response to the false separation between mind and body – what neuroscientist Antonio Damasio calls "Descartes' Error" – has had wide appeal in recent years in the humanities and other fields. This conference intends to explore recent theoretical frontiers that address the mind-body problem through interdisciplinary perspectives. How can we continue to think about mind-body relations, connections, or disruptions in new ways across disciplinary boundaries?

Biennial Conference on Ultimate Reality and Meaning, August 7-10, 2013 University College, U. of Toronto

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:24pm
society for the study of human ideas of ultimate reality and meaning

The 17th Biennial Conference on Ultimate Reality and Meaning calls for papers or panels on issues of ultimate concern from any discipline or group of disciplines. One page proposals are due January 31, 2013 by email to dleigh@seattleu.edu Full conference takes place at University College, U. of Toronto, August 7-10, 2013.

Telematics and World Literature (ACLA 2013)

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 6:47pm
David Kelman

The following panel (or "seminar") will take place at the American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada April 4 - 7, 2013. Seminars run for three days, with 3 or 4 speakers presenting each day.

TELEMATICS AND WORLD LITERATURE

Seminar Organizers:
David Kelman (California State University, Fullerton), Jennifer Ballengee (Towson University)

Update: Re-Positioning and Re-Constructing Muslim Women's Identity-ACLA 2013, Toronto, April 4-7

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 5:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Muslim women have been the subject of interrogation and questioning both in the Muslim world and in the non-Muslim world. A relentless questioning of their 'role,' 'subjectivity,' and 'identity' has been fair game for both intellectual and popular debate. This debate has become more pronounced in the aftermath of 9/11, break-up of the Russian block, migration of Muslims (refugees and others) from their native countries, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and after the Arab Spring. The 'face' of the Muslim woman stares back at the onlooker from the covers of magazines, from Orientalized and romanticized visions to that of women suppressed by patriarchy and illiteracy.

[UPDATE] STILL LOST IN THE COSMOS: Walker Percy and the 21st Century / October 11 and 12, 2013

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 4:37pm
The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans

Name of Conference:
STILL LOST IN THE COSMOS: Walker Percy and the 21st Century

Where:
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (on campus)

When:
October 11, 12, 2013.

Proposals:
We welcome both session proposals and individual paper abstracts addressing any topics relevant to Walker Percy's non-fiction book Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book.

Please send two-page session proposals and/or one-page individual paper abstracts by March 1, 2013, to wpc@loyno.edu

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