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[UPDATE] PURITY: A Call For Papers

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 3:18pm
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

[UPDATE] 26th Annual GAFIS Symposium at UW-Madison: (Dis)illusion, April 12th-13th 2013

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:20pm
GAFIS (Graduate Association of French & Italian Students), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Illusion is commonly defined as a false idea or belief, often the product of misperception or deception, intentional or otherwise. Its etymological basis in the Latin verb illudere reveals an element of mockery that is evidently lost in the modern connotation of illusion and yet remains, arguably, in that intriguing phase of disillusion that often follows it. How does one distinguish illusion from reality? How do our evolving perceptions of the world around us affect our understanding of self and the human condition? Is disillusion a necessary evil, or an essential part of this understanding as it leads to new possibilities for development and discovery?

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: "Consent: Terms of Agreement," IU Grad Conference 2013 (feat. keynote Lauren Berlant)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 2:22am
Indiana University Graduate Conference (Hosted by Dept. of English GSAC)

Call for Proposals: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago
Submission Deadline EXTENSION: Jan. 15th

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled, "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 10th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. See below for details:

Science and Literature Panel-RMMLA 2013 Vancouver, Washington

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 7:04pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.

Neo-Victorian Villainy Symposium 25 May 2013

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 11:09am
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, UK

Neo-Victorian Villainy:
Adaptation and Reinvention on Page, Stage and Screen

This one-day symposium aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion between scholars in Film, Theatre, Television, Neo-Victorian Studies, Literature, Adaptation Studies, and Fan and Popular Culture Studies. At its heart is the research question:

In what ways do modern representations of the villain in popular culture draw on the popular culture and iconic villains of the Victorian period?

"Competing Visions" Graduate Conference CFP deadline 1/15/13

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Monday, December 31, 2012 - 4:12pm
UMass Amherst Graduate History Association

Graduate History Association Ninth Annual Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Saturday, March 9th, 2013

"Competing Visions:Changing Landscapes in the Past, Present, and Future"

Call for Conference Proposals: Deadline January 15th, 2013

The Graduate History Association of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites graduate students to submit proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference. This year's conference, entitled "Competing Visions: Changing Landscapes in the Past, Present, and Future," will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2013.

[UPDATE] CFP Submission Deadline Extended to January 10, 2013 for CEA -Caribbean Chapter Annual Conference 2013

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Monday, December 31, 2012 - 11:55am
College English Association- Caribbean Chapter

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 10, 2013.

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2013 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Arecibo on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2013.

Although modern technologies largely benefit the individual and have changed the nature of social and political interactions, they have also served to make for a more dangerous world inasmuch as our lives are revealed for public consumption, and privacy becomes a disputed right. Many writers and artists have exposed the benefits and perils of technology.

Kate Chopin International Society panels at 2013 American Literature Association Conference

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 9:57pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2013.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses she isn't always associated with or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, etc. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

Sir Walter Scott and Music (MLA 2014)

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:09am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of _Waverley_, the Lyrica Society is sponsoring a session on the interconnection between the works of Sir Walter Scott and music. And the connection is great. Scott's works were the basis for countless operas and musical theatre pieces, as well as texts for many songs.

We invite 250-350 word proposals by March 1st, 2013 on any aspect of Scott and music. Send them to DrJSDailey@aol.com, and put "Scott MLA 2014" in the subject line.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:55pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

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