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Coastal Plains Graduate Conference: April 5-6, 2013

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 12:32pm
Coastal Plains Graduate Conference on Language and Literature/ University of Houston Graduate English Society

Join us for our 3rd Annual Conference
Friday and Saturday April 5-6 2013
at the University of Houston

With Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Rebecca Moore Howard
from Syracuse University
and
Dr. Natalie Houston
from the University of Houston

The 2013 Conference Theme: Revolution

Social and cultural evolution depends on revolution. Society stagnates and decays when people stop reevaluating laws, traditions, and expectations. Sometimes, not just to progress but to survive, we must revolt.

Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet - 20 October 2012 London, UK

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:09am
Roehampton University, London

Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet
Saturday, 20th October 2012, Roehampton University, London

This symposium brings together four renowned contemporary poets and four leading Shakespeare academics to consider the ways in which contemporary poetry continues to be shaped by the innovations of Petrarch, Wyatt, Sidney and particularly Shakespeare in the sonnet form.

TALKING BODIES: IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, REPRESENTATION 26-28 March 2013

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 6:21am
University of Chester, UK

TALKING BODIES: IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, REPRESENTATION
An international, interdisciplinary conference

talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk

HOST: Dr Emma L. E. Rees, the Department of English, University of Chester, UK

DATES: 26th-28th March, 2013

VENUE: The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, UK

http://talkingbodiesblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/announcement-and-call-...

LIES 2013: Saints and Sinners: Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 2:50am
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

'I am a stranger in this world' says the nun, the narrator of a story of a forbidden book by Marguerite Porete. The year is 1340, thirty years after Marguerite was burned at the stake for writing and disseminating her heretical work, The Mirror of Simple Souls. The place is England, a Cistercian nunnery where she tells her story the night before her death, knowing that the book irretrievably changed but also shortened her life. But the idea of being a stranger in the world is not an uncommon one for many other Michele Roberts' characters.

Humor and Culture (submission deadline 12/15/2012)

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 10:48pm
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Humor and Culture

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Humor and Culture." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Completed submissions due by December 15, 2012. Please submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to Proteus@ship.edu. _Proteus_ is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal.

AlterNative announces a general call for papers to be published in 2013. Deadline November 30th 2012

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:24pm
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer‐reviewed journal. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.

AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with indigenous issues from a scholarly indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of indigenous studies.

"Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies" March 9, 2013 EGADS! Conference at The University of Texas at Brownsville

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:00pm
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

"Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies"

CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.

EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:

Arthur Miller and the Contemporary Mind (May 23-26, 2013)

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:59pm
American Literature Association and The Arthur Miller Society

American Literature Association
24th Annual Conference
Conference Location and Dates: Boston, Massachusetts. May 23-26, 2013.

Arthur Miller Society Panel, Theme: Arthur Miller and the Contemporary Mind

Cities of Memory: Performing and Media Arts in the Post-Conflict City 4-5 April, 2013, Queen's University, Belfast

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:31pm
Dr. Des O'Rawe/School of Creative Arts, Queen's University, Belfast

Developing from the work of the Belfast-Sarajevo Initiative (2007-2010), the School of Creative Arts at Queen's, in association with the British Academy, is hosting this conference to examine how theatre, performance, film, and the visual arts address post-conflict situations. We will consider proposals that focus on any post-conflict city, or region, and intend the Cities of Memory project to encourage interdisciplinary discussion on the contemporary arts and their relation to issues of testimony, witnessing, forgetting, representation, healing, reconciliation, agency, and metaphor.

Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2013

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:17pm
Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2013 April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

We invite papers on Rhetoric and Composition that draw on the conference
theme "Nature." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly. Practical and theoretical responses are encouraged.

FAILURE: call for creative submissions

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:40pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

Deadline: December 1

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is now welcoming creative submissions for its 2013 conference, themed FAILURE. The conference will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Professor J. Jack Halberstam (USC), author of _The Queer Art of Failure_.

[Update] Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800 / Conference Date: February 9, 2013 / Abstracts Due: December 2, 2012

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:03pm
Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbara

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 9th, and feature keynote speaker Joseph Roach (Yale University).

This conference is being hosted in conjunction with a one-day UC multi-campus research group symposium on "Shakespeare & Risk," which will take place on UCSB's campus on Friday, February 8th, and feature keynote speaker Richard Halpern (New York University). Conference attendees and presenters are cordially invited to attend both Friday's and Saturday's events.

Literature and the Stars

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:13pm
Culture and Cosmos: a journal of the history of astrology and cultural astronomy

We are inviting submissions for Vol. 17 no 1 (Spring/Summer 2013) on Literature and the Stars. Papers may focus on any time period or culture, and should deal either with representations of astronomy or astrology in fiction, or studies of astronomical or astrological texts as literature. Contributions may focus on western or non-western culture, and on the ancient, medieval or modern worlds.

Papers should be submitted by NOVEMBER 15, 2012. They should typically not exceed 8000 words length and should be submitted to editors@cultureandcosmos.org. Shorter submissions are welcome.

Contributors should follow the style guide

Please include an abstract of c. 100-200 words.

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis, Inaugural Issue

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:12pm
The Rat's Mouth Review of Florida Atlantic University

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

Joss In June Conference on the Works of Joss Whedon

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:07pm
Ensley F. Guffey/Cleveland Community College



Joss In June is a one-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, comics (Buffy, Seasons 8 & 9, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Fray, Sugarshock), as well as Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, and Much Ado about Nothing.

The conference will be held at the LeGrand Conference Center at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, North Carolina, USA on June 29, 2013.

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