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ACLA 2012: Reading the Unsaid of Women Writing War

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:12am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

"We might say that to speak the age, it would be enough for such a man to stammer-stutter; the age belongs to stammering, to stuttering. Or rather, stuttering is the only 'language' of the age."
– Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Poetry as Experience

After tragedy, being is caught in a shock wave, whose vibrations resonate through the literature, poetry, and testimony of the early twentieth century. The sayable is constituted and accompanied by the unsayble. Disrupted and fractured, left with gaps and aporias, language of trauma often is rendered in a poetic stammering and stuttering in the wake of disaster. And yet, Marguerite Duras insists that "As soon as one is lost with nothing left to write, to lose, one writes."

A Scranton Party: History, Humor and the Spark of Imagination

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Pennsylvania College English Association

A Scranton Party: History, Humor, and the Spark of Imagination
April 12-14, 2012
Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center
100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

Broken Voices, Broken Ears — ACLA Seminar, 2012; CFP Deadline November 15, 2011

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:13am
Serena Le (UC Berkeley) and Giffen Maupin (Cornell University)

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What is the sound of crisis? Is it a human voice made inhuman? A whisper, a cry, a moan, a scream? Is it a staggering cacophony or a stunned silence, a static shock or a stutter? And what is its relationship to the listening ear, the trapped ear, the ear whose hearing falters? From Dante's depictions of Maleboge, the grotesque sounds of which defy description, to Adorno's post-Holocaust call for a music that takes on the "odium of dehumanization," seeming failures of audition and vocalization have figured not only as indicators of moments and spaces of catastrophe, but also as means by which "unspeakable" events are instigated, carried forward, embodied in aftermath.

ACLA 2012: Accidents in Literature and Theory

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:12pm
Sang Wu / Cornell University

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI. March 29 - April 1, 2012.

Conference Theme: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"

Seminar: "Accidents in Literature and Theory"

Representing the Body in Culture and Society (Journal Submissions)

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:45pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Representing the Body in Culture and Society

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Representing the Body in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are particularly interested in work that focuses on the body from a Disability Studies perspective, though submissions from all disciplines are welcome. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles on the subject of the body, as well as theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

[UPDATE] Call for Abstracts: International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012, deadline 1st December 2011

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:36pm
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

***Deadline December 1st***
The 5th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga conference will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development. Presentations and papers will address all aspects of the following themes central to the realisation of indigenous development:
• Optimising Indigenous Economic Wellbeing – addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in Māori and indigenous communities leading to increased economic independence and self-determination.
• Healthy and Thriving Indigenous Families – addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous families leading to health, successful and thriving indigenous families.

The Language of Humor in Literature and Film (WVU Thirty-Fifth Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film, September 13-15, 2012)

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:18pm
Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics/ WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

The Language of Humor in Literature and Film

We are seeking submissions about the many ways that authors and filmmakers use humor in their works. Analyses may be about works in any language and time period, and may be presented in English, French, German, or Spanish. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, May 30 - June 1. 2012

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 5:24pm
Canadian Disability Studies Association

CANADIAN DISABILITY STUDIES ASSOCIATION-ASSOCIATION
CANADIENNE DES ÉTUDES SUR L'INCAPACITÉ 9TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

MAY 30 - JUNE 1, 2012

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY & THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE
CANADIAN FEDERATION FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

In keeping with the theme for the 2012 Congress: "Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World," CDSA-ACEI invites attendees at its 2012 conference to explore areas of uncertainty, questioning, and contention arising in and from Disability Studies scholarship.

Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, May 30 - June 1. 2012

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 5:23pm
Canadian Disability Studies Association

CANADIAN DISABILITY STUDIES ASSOCIATION-ASSOCIATION
CANADIENNE DES ÉTUDES SUR L'INCAPACITÉ 9TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

MAY 30 - JUNE 1, 2012

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY & THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE
CANADIAN FEDERATION FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

In keeping with the theme for the 2012 Congress: "Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World," CDSA-ACEI invites attendees at its 2012 conference to explore areas of uncertainty, questioning, and contention arising in and from Disability Studies scholarship.

Frontiers and Borders

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:45pm
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association

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.

[UPDATED} Geographies of Desire: A Medieval and Early Modern Interdisciplinary Conference April 27-28, 2012

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 2:34pm
The Graduate Field Committee of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park -- April 27-28, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Valerie Traub, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan

Where do we go to get what we want? Mandeville to the kingdom of Prester John, the Littlewits to Bartholomew Fair, Antony to Alexandria, Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold: the fulfillment of desire, or the negation of an interior lack, is frequently a plotted movement from here to there. "Geographies of Desire" seeks papers that explore how desires are mapped across spatial planes; how do spaces such as markets, shrines, bedrooms, and courts produce material, spiritual, erotic, and political desires?

Call for Paper/Panel Proposals for Collecting area of SW/TXPCA Feb. 8-11, 2012

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 1:02pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

Details regarding the conference may be found at http://swtxpca.org. Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. Look under the section Material Culture for this area – which is only a subset of the entire association. Though the 2012 conference theme "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context", proposals will be considered for all collecting oriented subjects. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.

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