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Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:44am
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English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
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Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Mass Observation Anniversaries Conference 4-6 July 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 7:15am
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Mass Observation, University of Sussex
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Confirmed Speakers: James Hinton (Warwick), Nick Hubble (Brunel), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Dorothy Sheridan (Sussex)

Call for Papers (deadline: 16 January 2012)

Seventy-Five Years of Mass Observation
Thirty Years of the Mass Observation Project

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:22am
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Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
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The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

As the concept of crisis lends itself to many definitions, this conference invites papers and presentations that explore crisis from perspectives that expand the boundaries of traditional music research. Accordingly, CISM welcomes participants from all disciplines to engage in a discussion that is not restricted to music specialists. In doing so, the Music and Crisis Conference seeks to aid the academic study of music by legitimizing its position as an important cultural practice in which all people participate.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:06pm
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NeMLA -- Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2012

In 2000, Suzette Henke published Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women's Life-Writing, where her introduction explores trauma and healing, elaborating on what Henke coined as scriptotherapy, "the process of writing out and writing through traumatic experience in the mode of therapeutic reenactment" (xii).

Graphicity: Revisiting Word/Image Hybridity

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:23pm
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English Graduate Student Society (EGSS)

The Université de Montréal English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) invites abstracts for its 9th annual conference, March 16-17 2012.

RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media March 29-30, 2012

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:11pm
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Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges,
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Call for Papers/Proposals
RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media
Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges, March 29-30, 2012
rehumanities@gmail.com
www.haverford.edu/rehumanities

Keynote speakers:
Katherine Harris of San Jose State University, author of Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive and Alexandra Juhasz of Pitzer College, author of Learning from Youtube

Festivals and Faires

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:35pm
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Popular Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:34pm
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The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon March 16-18 2012

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:09pm
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Comics Arts Conference

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting submissions of 100-200 word abstracts for papers, presentations and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) to be presented at a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, held in Anaheim from March 16-18, 2012. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. To submit a proposal, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BZ8XV9N. Proposals must be received by November 1, 2011.

Call For Submissions: Internationally Read Magazine Publishing Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 2:53am
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A Few Lines Magazine
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A Few Lines Magazine: An Underground Collective of Individual Expression

Hello,

A Few Lines Magazine is an internationally read literary magazine (both online and in print) which actively seeks to publish the best that the literary world has to offer. We are always looking for poetry, flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, and artwork. We generally take about 1-2 months to respond; however, we try to respond to all submissions as quickly as possible. We just completed our second issue and are currently working on our third. For submission details, go to www.afewlinesmagazine.com

Minor Moderns in American Literature (Mardi Gras Conf. at LSU)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 2:46am
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EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
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Even though critics have worked hard to expand and democratize the canon of modernist American literature, it is the major authors, major texts, and major characters who, predictably, continue to hog the scholarly attention. But their minor counterparts are important not only because they are significant cultural products of their era but also because they speak to us about the formation of the American literary canon in the twentieth century. This panel, which will meet as a special topics session at the 22nd annual English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University, interrogates the relation of the minor to the major in pre-WWII American literature.

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