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Narrativity, Performativity and the New Globality

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:00pm
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The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2012

What we propose to explore in this panel are the vast changes in the global cultural landscape in the last decade or so and the narrative and performative strategies employed to position, define, and redefine the self and the social order amid and athwart this transformative moment.

How and in what terms must we reconceptualize globalization in the twenty-first century? How do certain writers and performers wield and warp language, images, and spaces to strategically resist oppression or to open an entry for radically different means of conceiving and being in the world?

BLACK GAY GENIUS: Joseph Beam and In the Life

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 8:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Charles Stephens and Steven G. Fullwood
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On the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the seminal publication, In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology, edited by Joseph Beam, we are currently seeking submissions for an anthology on the legacy of Joseph Beam and In the Life. This anthology will provide new interpretations of the late 80s and early 90s black gay arts movement, examine the contemporary political and artistic landscape for black gay men, and explore how In the Life has influenced contemporary critical thought as it relates to black gay men. The anthology will be comprised of scholars from a range of disciplines, writers, activists, cultural workers and artists. This project seeks to build upon the work of In the Life, and perhaps explore where black gay men find themselves today.

Edith Wharton and the Age of TM(I)nformation: Edith Wharton Society at the American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2012

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 7:44pm
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Edith Wharton Society
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Edith Wharton and the Age of (TM)Information: Edith Wharton Society at the American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2012
If Wharton's late nineteenth century could ironically be termed "the age of innocence," our own era might unironically be dubbed the age of "too much information," marked by increasingly frayed boundaries between public and private life, the rise of gossip in nearly all media venues, and compromising revelations about the powerful emerging with astonishing frequency. We seek papers considering how Wharton's fiction might illuminate such matters. Topics for exploration could include:
*Hacking Lily's cell phone: gossip and eavesdropping in Wharton's writing

University of Louisville's Re: Conference March 23, 2012 The Phoenix Effect: Regeneration, Rebirth, Reformation

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 7:36pm
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Association of Humanities Academics (AHA) at the University of Louisville
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The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the 3rd annual University of Louisville Conference in Humanities, March 23, 2012.

[UPDATE] CFP: Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 8-11, 2012)

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 5:03pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association: Computer Culture Area
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 8-11, 2012

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: +1 505 842 1234

[UPDATE] CFP: Captivity Narratives -- Deadline Extension to 12/1/2011

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 2:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Conference

February 8 - 11, 2012

Albuquerque, NM

http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel &
Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM
888-421-1442

Satire

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 1:10pm
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Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 2012 Annual Conference
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CFP: Satire
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 1 December 2011
Registration Deadline: 31 January 2011 (Early Bird: 31 Dec. 2011)

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference, February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
300 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA

Video Vortex #8 The Politics, Cultures and Art of Online Video, May 17th-19th, 2012

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 12:23pm
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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, The Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, Kazimir, Split
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We are pleased to announce that the 8th edition of Video Vortex will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, between the 17th and the 19th of May, 2012. So far Video Vortex has taken place twice in Brussels and Amsterdam and once in Ankara, Split and Yogyakarta. The Video Vortex network was founded in in 2007 and deals with the cultural, political and artistics aspects of online video. Video Vortex 8 is organized by the Kazimir Association in Split and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam.

Digital Philology - 2013 Open Issue

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 11:58am
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Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
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Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

Call for Submissions, 2013 Open Issue

Digital Philology is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries and periodizations. Digital Philology also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

Ted Kooser: A Retrospective, SSML Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI [May 10-12, 2012. DUE Dec. 30, 2011]

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:38am
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Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
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Ted Kooser: A Retrospective

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature's 42nd Annual Symposium, "Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers," to be held from May 10-12, 2012, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, invites papers on all aspects of Kooser's oeuvre for the panel: "Ted Kooser: A Retrospective." Papers presented at the conference will serve as a foundation for longer article length essays to be included in a forthcoming special edition on Ted Kooser for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature's (SSML) journal _Midwestern Miscellany_.

[UPDATE] Comparative English: Reassessing Language and Literature Studies in a Globalized World

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 7:18am
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Myles Chilton, Chiba University; Ryan Melsom, independent researcher

The worldwide growth of English as a first and foreign language has by now necessitated the a term like 'Global Englishes' to describe the range of dialects and usages. Such a term calls attention to the de-coupling of the language from its Anglo-American 'homes', and to the popularity of English as a foreign subject of study. The place of Anglophone literary education, however, is less firm. Despite the fame of certain canonical Anglophone writers and the global domination of Anglophone publishing conglomerates, Anglophone literature is often taught in the service of language rather than literary education.

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