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[UPDATE] Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
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Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts has ceased publication. Calls for papers for the following issues are canceled:

* Volume 6 Number 1 (Spring 2013) Racism, Colonialism, and Law.

* Volume 6 Number 2 (Summer 2013) Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony.

Back issues of the journal are available from the publisher, Indiana University Press.

The International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies 2012

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 8:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Iona College
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Iona College, the home of the Thomas Paine Collection, seeks proposals for presentations for an international conference of professional, graduate, undergraduate and lay scholars to be held October 19-21, 2012. Presentations should aim to be 20 minutes in length. The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers on any subject related to Thomas Paine's life, legacy [current or past], writings or ideas [e.g. history, literature, politics, philosophy, rhetoric, media studies/mass communication, cultural anthropology, and education]. Please submit a one page abstract of your proposed presentation by March 15, 2012.

1st Global Conference Making Sense of: Play

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense of: Play
Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Unlike children in other countries, the Eskimos played no game of war. They played with imaginary rifles and harpoons, but these were never directed against people but against the formidable beasts that haunted the vast wastes of their land."
(Marie Herbert)

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on the Literary and Moral Philosophy of Martha Nussbaum

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 8:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Gorman (Associate Professor of English, Northern Illinois University) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)
We invite essays that respond to Nussbaum's proposal to consider literary works in the context of moral philosophy or that, in a literary context, consider the issues raised by Nussbaum's reflections on the academic and indeed public significance of the humanities.
Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).

Flannery O'Connor and ... ?, RMMLA, Boulder, CO, Oct 2012

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Z. Wehner
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Panel will examine O'Connor in conjunction with other writers and artists she influenced, who influenced her, who help us better illuminate some aspect of her work. Deadline March 1, 2012.

[UPDATE] Bondage and Power: 15 February 2012 (journal issue)

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal
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We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley

East-European Women's Migration Narratives at MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

This panel will examine recent (post-communist) narratives in an enlarged sense (fiction, newspaper articles, documentaries, websites, blogs, forums, visual narratives, oral stories and/or testimonies) by and about East-European women engaged in transnational relocation. Please send 250-word abstracts and short biographical notes (150 words) to sabina.draga@americanstudies.ro by March 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - Shakespeare in Performance conference, UMF

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Maine at Farmington
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Shakespeare in Performance
University of Maine at Farmington May 4-6 2012

The deadline for proposals has been extended to 20 February 2012.

Shakespeare and performance in all its expressions, with a focus on the tragedies. This includes stage and screen adaptations, but we are also especially interested in papers and proposals for workshops, demonstrations, and non-traditional presentations on previously under-examined Shakespearean performance (musical scores, ballet, puppetry, street theater, digitization, hybridization, and so forth). Papers engaging the intertextualities of play, performance, and reception, source and script, and that are sensitive to the multiplicity of competing interpretations are also encouraged.

[UPDATE] Miami Vice:The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 12:05pm
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The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
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What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade

Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.

Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012: The October Poems

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 11:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington

The Department of English at Indiana University Bloomington is accepting papers for the Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012: The October Poems. This interdisciplinary event to be held on the Bloomington campus runs from Thursday through Sunday, October 25-28.

While topics on any aspect of Plath's work are welcome, featured speakers and artists will respond to what Plath called "the best poems of my life" – including "Daddy," "Lady Lazarus," "Ariel," "Fever 103°" and the Bee Sequence poems.

Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution? Postgraduate conference, Keele University, 12th May 2012

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 11:36am
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Keele University
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Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution?
Postgraduate conference, Keele University, 12th May 2012

15 minute papers are sought for a one-day postgraduate conference on the intersections between literature and science from 1800 to the present day.

Modernism and Postponement @MSA 14: Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 11:17am
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Modernist Studies Association 14
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Destination Deferred: Modernist Postponements

We are seeking papers for a panel that will explore postponements in all their Modernist iterations for the fourteenth annual Modernist Studies Association conference. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ authorial postponements
+ textual and narratological deferral
+ historical and political positions
+ the unfinished or revised manuscript
+ genre theory
+ mediums including but beyond literature (film, art, etc.)
+ feminist studies
+ global/contemporary Modernism
+ psychological causes/effects of postponement

"The United States in East Asia"

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:56am
full name / name of organization: 
The American Studies Association of Korea
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"The United States in East Asia"
The 47th International Conference Organized by
The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Seoul, South Korea
September 21-22, 2012

The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) is pleased to announce a conference on "The United States in East Asia" to be held in Seoul, South Korea, September 21-22, 2012.

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