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Human Rights, Literature, Film (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7), Proposal Deadline: Nov. 15

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:41pm
Lena Khor, Lawrence University

The GPS of Human Rights: Globalization, Technology, and Cultural Production (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7)

Using GPS as a technology and its metaphor as a reference point, this seminar intends to examine, broadly speaking, representations of human rights on a global map of humans beings (individuals and groups/organizations) as well as texts (literature, film, and other cultural productions).

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:31pm
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.

Spectral Gothic: Demon(s)trating the Monstrous

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:30am
Alison Younger (University of Sunderland) and Martyn Colebrook (Independent Scholar)

Straddling the geographic and cultural borders between Scotland and Ireland and sprawling over the many textual genres it incorporates, haunts and appropriates, Celtic Gothic remains a fertile and productive topic for contemporary scholarship which embodies a range of time periods, often benchmarked as moving from the writing of Hogg and Scott to present day. As much a hybrid as a double, the Gothic is a nexus and a thematic nuclear that lends itself well to an interrogation of Celtic culture. Following the success of the Spectral Gothic symposium in June 2012 at the University of Sunderland, proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary collection of essays oriented around "Celtic Gothic".

VISAWUS 2013 Conference Theme: Victorian Modernities

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:22pm
Jeff Franklin, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado Denver

Conference Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2013

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Portland City Center, Portland, Oregon

VISAWUS 2013 explores the Victorians' enthusiasm and apprehension regarding modern progress and innovation. We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.

Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:19pm
Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and English Faculty of Oxford University

Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

An international conference on collecting, editing, performing, producing, reading, and reviving Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

Trinity College Oxford, 14-15 June 2013

Keynote Speaker: Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA)

Call For Papers

Call for Panels - Europe and its Worlds: Cultural Mobility in, to and from Europe

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:56am
Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen jointly welcome panel proposals for an international conference on their common research theme 'Europe and its Worlds'. At the core of this theme is the question of how Europe has always consisted of different worlds, how it differs from the rest of the world, and how it interacts with other worlds. This conference specifically addresses the many ways in which cultural mobility impacts on European culture, past and present. The notion of cultural mobility raises new questions on issues of persistance, change and interaction, as Stephen Greenblatt argues in Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto (2010).

[UPDATE] ACLA 2013: "Repositioning America as an Atlantic and Pacific Nation" (April 4-7, 2013) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION NOV. 15

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:54pm
American Comparative Literature Association [ACLA]

"The United States," says Bruce Cumings, "is the only great power with long Atlantic and Pacific coasts, making it simultaneously an Atlantic and a Pacific nation." Yet, theorizations of transnational America conventionally focus on one or the other, not both. This seminar explores the challenge of situating America bicoastally as a problem of epistemology that engaging with American literary and philosophical histories can illuminate. We posit alongside Carolyn Porter that what vexes the American subject's ability to position itself in history and geography is an Emersonian literary tradition of ahistorical and reified consciousness.

Repositioning America as an Atlantic and Pacific Nation [DEADLINE NOV. 15TH, 2012]

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:38pm
American Comparative Literature Association [ACLA]

"The United States," says Bruce Cumings, "is the only great power with long Atlantic and Pacific coasts, making it simultaneously an Atlantic and a Pacific nation." Yet, theorizations of transnational America conventionally focus on one or the other, not both. This seminar explores the challenge of situating America bicoastally as a problem of epistemology that engaging with American literary and philosophical histories can illuminate. We posit alongside Carolyn Porter that what vexes the American subject's ability to position itself in history and geography is an Emersonian literary tradition of ahistorical and reified consciousness.

Counterfeit Realities (ACLA--University of Toronto)--Extended to Nov. 15

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:10am
Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota, Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota

Organization: American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/); please be sure to mark your submission for this particular seminar: Counterfeit Realities
Location: University of Toronto
Proposal due date: November 15th
Conference date: April 4-7
Seminar Organizers: Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota), Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota)

"The Human and the Non-human": MEGAA Graduate Symposium, 3/22/2013

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 10:25am
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA)

The 10th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

In Conversation with the 2012-13 Altman Program:

The Human and the Non-Human

March 22nd, 2013 -- Oxford, OH

"Beyond the edge of the so-called human, beyond it but by no means on a single opposing side, rather than "The Animal" or "Animal Life" there is already a heterogeneous multiplicity of the living or more precisely...a multiplicity of organizations of relations between living and dead" - Jacques Derrida

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