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Masculinity and Postcolonialism

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:14pm
Rohit K Dasgupta and Moti K Gokulsing

Gender and colonialism have played a very important role in shaping the concept and understanding of national identity. This collection hopes to look at the impact of these two in the creation of a post colonial national identity in South Asia. Gender roles have been a part of identity and society building and their place have been a site for contesting these various societal constructs but more recently it has been integrated with a new imagined concept- that of nationalism. Looking at women's biographies in which the Partition experience is emblazoned, we see different ways in which they contravene culturally defined roles and take life into their own hands.

SCSECS 2012 in Asheville, NC (Feb 23-25) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 1:07pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on February 23-25. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the region, this year's theme will be "Panoramas and Prospects." We welcome full panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the long eighteenth century. The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 31, 2011.

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Rhetoric and Composition] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 1:02pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

The Rhetoric and Composition section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore the intersections between the metaphor of the marketplace, writing, writing centers, and pedagogy. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Academic labor and the institution
• The political economy of writing and writing centers
• Exchange(s) within the classroom
• Technical writers within the job market
• The dual enrollment classroom as a site of transition
We also welcome any proposals for other topics of interest from all areas, especially interdisciplinary studies, WAC/WID theory, and ESL/TESOL.

General Call for Conference Papers:

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Branches of Linguistics] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:59pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

We invite papers from any area of theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, or their applications. Besides the traditional core areas (phonetics, phonology,morphology, syntax, semantics, first and second language acquisition), fields of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
• lexicography
• pragmatics
• psycholinguistics
• sociolinguistics
• historical linguistics
• stylistics
• corpus linguistics
• discourse analysis
• textual analysis
• rhetoric
• computational linguistics

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Film Studies] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:51pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

The film studies section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore film as representative of social and/or historical contexts, especially relating to the various ways in which film can serve as a marketplace of ideas in our culture. Possible topics of relevance include (but are not limited to):

Bondage and Power : 15 January 2012 (journal issue)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:49pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

Bondage and Power

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

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Literature] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:47pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Given that our conference theme, Agora, focuses on an area where a plethora of people and ideas intersect, proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are invited.
Our keynote speaker is Roberta Seelinger Trites, children's literature scholar and author of Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature and Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels.

[UPDATE] CFP: MAMA Annual Conference, Kansas State University, Feb. 25, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:13pm
Mid America Medieval Association

MAMA invites papers on all aspects of medieval literature, history, art, and culture are welcome, especially those that address the conference theme of "Encountering the Other."

The theme may be broadly construed as: encounters between East and West; encounters between different faiths/nations/cultural groups; "encounters" between post-medieval writers/scholars/film-makers with the Middle Ages; pedagogical papers on teaching the Middle Ages as Other; etc. etc.

POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:04pm
CALLALOO

CALLALOO CALL FOR PAPERS

POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS: RISKING THE MOMENT
Ed. Shona N. Jackson and Mikko Tuhkanen

All of our pasts are therefore futural in orientation. They help us make the unavoidable journey into the future. There is, in this sense, no "desire for going back," no "pathological" nostalgia that is also not futural as well.
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe

In a time when the notion of an efficacious black internationalism seems but the pipe dream of a few haggard lobbyists and scattered radicals, [one] attempts to hear the border of another future of black internationalism in the archive of its past.
- Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora

Archaeology as Spectacle

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:40am
Modernist Studies Association, Modernism and Spectacle (Las Vegas)

CFP MSA XIV Las Vegas, NV October 18-21, 2012 Archaeology & Spectacle

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 9:13am
David Roh (Old Dominion University)

We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or disavowing relationships between technology and Asian subjects. From Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu in the early twentieth-century to William Gibson's late twentieth-century cyber adventures, figurations of Asian people and landscapes have been uncannily linked to societal desires and fears in speculative discourses of science and technology.

6th Global Conference,Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 7:15am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.

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