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[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:18pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2012, Mar 29-31

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 8:58pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 , Richmond, Virginia

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Eighteenth-Century Studies for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Faulkner in the Media Ecology [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 8:50pm
Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

Building on a string of recent work on both Faulkner scholarship and Modernism studies, this signature international conference is set to explore the sometimes open, sometimes hidden, relationship between the verbal art of perhaps America's greatest novelist, and the mechanical and electronic media that increasingly defined the communications of his time.

The Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia and the School of English, Media and Performing Arts is proud to host the "Faulkner in the Media Ecology" conference, where established and emergent scholars from three continents will explore this urgent theme over three days in late November.

International Congress on Medieval Studies May 10-13, 2012: Special Session: Gifts and Gift-Exchange in the Later Middle Ages

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 8:24pm
Elizabeth Harper

Historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and other scholars of
medieval Europe are researching and reflecting on gifts and gift
exchange in a variety of new and interesting cultural contexts. At
the same time, the work of theorists, philosophers, and theologians
such as Marcel Mauss, Jacques Derrida, and John Milbank on the nature
of "the gift" continues to exert influence on ideas of gift-giving
outside the medieval period(s). This panel seeks to draw together
scholars across disciplinary boundaries to share insights about gifts
and gift exchange in a variety of contexts. Papers might examine one
or more of the following questions: what constitutes a gift? What

Aglæca: What's in a Word? (15 September 2011)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 7:07pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)

Oregon Medieval English Literature Society Session for the International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 10-13, 2012

Session IV: Aglæca: What's in a Word?

The term aglæca has received more than its share of critical attention, but there is still some disagreement on what it means in its many manifestations. In Christ and Satan, Guthalc, Juliana, The Phoenix, and The Whale its context in explicitly religious, but this is not necessarily the case in Beowulf (where it occurs most often). Because the word refers to Sigemund, Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, understanding its denotation and its connotation(s) has presented scholars with a number of difficulties.

Imagining Socialism in 19th-century American Fiction (C19 4/12-15)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 7:01pm
J. Michael Duvall / College of Charleston

CFP: Imagining Socialism in American Fiction
Panel Proposed for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists,
"Prospects: A New Century" - Berkeley, CA, April 12-15 2012
http://c19americanists.org/conference/

In keeping with the conference theme of "Prospects," I would like to propose a panel of 3 or 4 papers (20 or 15-minutes, respectively) on the imagining of socialist community and/or a socialist America in fiction (short stories, novellas, novels). To offer a framing question for the panel, how did 19th century American fiction imagine the prospects of socialism?

Polytropic(al) Joyce: North, South, and Beyond - The Fifth James Joyce Postgraduate Conference, 2-4 Feb 2012

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 6:42pm
School of English, Queen's University Belfast

The 5th annual Joyce postgraduate conference will take place on the 2nd to 4th of February, 2012, at Queen's University, Belfast. The first birthday conference was held in Dublin in 2008, and since then has been alternately held between universities in Italy and Ireland. This year, for the first time, the conference will take place in Northern Ireland. Joyce visited Belfast in November 1909 while searching for locations for new premises for cinema to expand on the Volta Theatre in Dublin. The strong presence of the Ulsterman, Mr. Deasy, in the "Nestor" episode, the second chapter of Ulysses informs Joyce's engagement with the particular issues around the politics of Ireland and Great Britain as well as the special position of Northern Ireland.

Petrocultures Sept. 6-8, 2012

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 6:34pm
University of Alberta

Call for Paper, Panel and/or Workshop Proposals
Petrocultures : Oil, Energy, Culture
University of Alberta: September 6, 7th and 8th, 2012
The "Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture" conference will take place on September 6, 7th and 8th, 2012, at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). Keynote speakers include Allan Stoekl (Penn State University), Warren Cariou (University of Manitoba) and Ursula Biemann (video artist, Switzerland).

Science and Method in the Humanities (3/2/12, abstracts due 11/1/11)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 5:05pm
Science and Epistemology Working Group, Rutgers University

Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University, Brown University).

The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.

CFP: New Book Series - Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 4:37pm
Steven Rybin, Georgia Gwinnett College; Stuart Kendall, California College of the Arts; Thomas Deane Tucker, Chadron State College

NEW BOOK SERIES

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Series Title: Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy
Publisher: Lexington Books

Contact: Steven Rybin, srybin@ggc.edu
Editors: Steven Rybin, Georgia Gwinnett College
Stuart Kendall, California College of the Arts
Thomas Deane Tucker, Chadron State College

[UPDATE] Queer Places, Practices, and Lives conference (deadline extended to 9/16/11)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 2:14pm
Ohio State University

QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
COLUMBUS, OH
MAY 18-19, 2012

Deadline extended to Sept. 16, 2011. We have had an enthusiastic response to our original call for papers (thanks to all who have applied so far!), but would like to give others who have been away for the summer or are just now finding out about the conference time to submit a proposal.

Confirmed speakers:
Joseph Boone, Tim Dean, Kale Fajardo, Roderick Ferguson, Brian Glavey, Scott Herring, Eithne Lubhéid, Victor Mendoza, Deborah Miranda, José Esteban Muñoz, Hoang Tan Nguyen, Juana María Rodríguez, Nayan Shah, Justin Spring, Susan Stryker, Shane Vogel

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[Update] Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 1:02pm
Gregory Hoskins/ Villanova's Center for Liberal Education

Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, is an on-line journal where scholars from various disciplines gather as colleagues to converse about common texts and questions in the humanities. We seek to publish two types of contributions: Articles that either have an inter-disciplinary character and appeal or are exemplary in their respective disciplines while being of interest to those from other disciplines. Notes & Insights and reflections on Teaching the Great Books that benefit teaching, research, and the life of the academy. On-going submissions. Our next issue will appear in October 2011. For more information, please see the journal's website or contact the managing editors.

Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:25pm
33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102 Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710

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