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CRUELTY: USC English Conference (April 12-13 2013)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
University Southern California Association of English Graduate Students

CRUELTY
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
April 12-13 2013

Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2013

Keynote speaker: Chandan Reddy (University of Washington), author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S. State (Duke, 2011)

This conference will explore the many definitions of cruelty, both banal and extraordinary. Cruelty can be inherent in the ways that we perceive, interact with and take pleasure in one another and ourselves. At times it cannot be distinguished from violence. Cruelty is lived and experienced differently across boundaries, borders, bodies, and time periods. It continues to spread and mutate with globalization in the 21st century.

Deadline Approaching for "Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies" March 9, 2013 EGADS! Conference

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:11pm
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.

EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:

'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:38am
The University of Manchester

CALL FOR PAPERS

'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

An academic conference to be held at Chetham's Library, Manchester, on 30th May 2013

Proposals are invited for papers on the relationship between the modern city and violence. The relationship has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. Proposals are encouraged from across the whole range of disciplines dealing with representations of violence and the city. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

Consent: Terms of Agreement, March 21-23, 2013

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:42am
Indiana University Graduate Conference (Hosted by Dept. of English GSAC)

Call for Proposals: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"
Submission Deadline: Jan. 1st

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.

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review Graduate Journal

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:48pm
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University

All submissions due by December 1st, 2012.

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

Transgression, Trespassing and Taboos in the Long-Nineteenth Century

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:46pm
Cardiff University

Transgression, Trespassing and Taboos in the Long-Nineteenth Century

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference – Call for papers

Cardiff University, 10th April 2013

The long-nineteenth century (1789-1914) is a unique period for the study of transgression – it saw the impact of New Journalism; increasingly prominent debates over women's roles; and intense controversy over aspects of sex and sexuality. With the advent of mass print and the burgeoning periodical press came a huge appetite for sensation fiction alongside the continuing popularity of crime narratives. The multiplicity of genres and media in the long-nineteenth century emphasises the need to approach this period from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Making It Work: US Thought and Culture Between Praxis and Paralysis, April 5-6 2013

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 5:29pm
US Literatures and Cultures Consortium at the University of Michigan

Are there distinctively American attitudes toward objectivity and truth, judgment and action? Two of the most enduring cliches about US culture are, first, that its thought characteristically refuses universal grounds, and second, that it privileges material practicality over theoretical or metaphysical abstraction. Yet without universal grounds, how can we be convinced that anything is worth doing? Let's grant that it is; such a groundless granting may initially let us act with a sense of freedom and unlimited potential, but justifying or revising that action requires us to establish provisional grounds that can themselves be hedged, negotiated, interrogated to the paralyzing point of infinity.

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