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Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor (Proposals due Jan 6, 2012; MadLit Conference March 1-3 , 2012)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 2:22am
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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The Graduate Student Association of the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to invite papers for the 8th annual MadLit conference to be held March 1-3, 2012. This year's theme, "Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor" seeks to investigate the role that vision plays in the creation, recollection, and use of memory as well as to challenge the relationship between optic experience and the visual idioms often used to describe these processes.

Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Conference: Re-envision, Re-formation, Re-creation

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:25am
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Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization
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Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.

This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:20pm
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Sarah Gray-Panesi, Mick Howard, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Featured in this conference are keynote speakers C.S. Friedman and Dr. Rhonda Wilcox. Friedman is the bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of such works as In Conquest Born, and The Coldfire and Magister Trilogies as well as many other novels and short works. Dr. Wilcox is a professor of English at Gordon College, a founding editor of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies in Small Screen Fiction, Editor of Studies in Popular Culture and Coeditor of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

[UPDATE Deadline Extension] CFP: Science and Method in the Humanities (Rutgers University. 3/2/12, abstracts due 11/7/11)

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:36pm
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Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
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Science and Method in the Humanities (3/2/12, abstracts due 11/7/11)

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).

Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University Student Journal (Nov. 1-Jan. 15)

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 3:18pm
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Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University

Statement of Journal:

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.

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ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:40pm
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Shelly Jansen - Rochester Institute of Technology
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ACLA 2012: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 1:15pm
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Shelly Jansen - RIT
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ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

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

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:13am
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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.

Representing the Body in Culture and Society (Journal Submissions)

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

Frontiers and Borders

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

CFP: Evolution—How Does the Old Create the New? March 30 and 31, 2012.

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:27am
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Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media, Northern Illinois University
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The twentieth annual MCLLM conference will be held on March 30 and 31, 2012 in DeKalb, IL. Online registration is available at www.engl.niu.edu/mcllm. E-mail proposals to mcllm@niu.edu

MCLLM is now accepting proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers.

We are particularly interested in papers that examine the evolutionary aspects of literature, language, media, or culture. As always, MCLLM will also accept papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture.

Theme: Evolution--How Does the Old Create the New?

Rhetorics of the Non-State (ACLA Seminar, 3/29-4/1; due 11/15)

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:21am
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American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

From the challenges of protection posed by the refugee to the Tea Party's diagnosis of government as deeply pernicious to individual liberty, to collectivities that emerge through globalizing technologies, the State's grip over lives and subjectivities seems increasingly precarious. On the one hand, it consolidates and exercises power over citizens, whose precariousness owes to their dependence on identities conferred by injunctions of the state; on the other hand, it has become a site of resistance, an idea against which subject positions, collectivities, and relations are mobilized and theorized.

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 2:10pm
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Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

Comparative performance in England



Comparative performances in England and other countries


Street performance


Provincial performance


Performance of Guilds



Women and performance


Boy's companies



Current productions of early modern plays



Shakespeare Festivals



Playing spaces



Actors and the text



Theatrical Gesture




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