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[Deadline 15 Feb.] Nineteenth-Century Aetiologies, Exoticism, and Multimodal Aesthetics

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 12:40am
University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2013

There is a primary understanding of nineteenth-century modes of impression, expression, and interpretation that predispose positive human connection as opposed to the psychology and philosophy of negativity before and after the Enlightenment. Nineteenth-century semiotic sources other than language are particularly read in separation from one another in different fields so much so that in postcolonial studies, for example, we do not see expression of multimodality in its realistic form. Rather we encounter an idealistic homage in its uni-modality, studying the mind and body of the 'other' through the intellectuality of the so-called governing mind and body of the 'self'.

CFP: ACLA 2013 Seminar, Postcolonial and Global Routes/Roots of Affect

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 10:15pm
Monika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath, Binghamton University

This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted on the ACLA website: <> by November 15, 2012.

Seminar Title: Postcolonial and Global Routes/Roots of Affect
Co-Organizers: Monika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath

Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture - Theatre History and Criticism Graduate Conference

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:01pm
Theatre History and Criticism Program Department of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture

A Graduate Conference by the Theatre History and Criticism ProgramDepartment of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

April 5th and 6th 2013

With Keynote Speakers:
Heather S. Nathans (Department of Theatre, University of Maryland)
Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson (Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University)
Jodi Byrd (American Indian Studies Program and Department of English, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Dianne Harris (Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the
Humanities and Departments of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)


Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:32am
South African Association of Public Administration and Management

From public administration to new public management; from new public management to governance; from governance to where? With all these nomenclatures, the fundamental question is: where are we heading to? The subtext in this question is, do these nomenclatures represent the evolution of the field? If they do represent the evolution, a further question that comes to mind is why is it that in the long history of the field the discipline has not yet settled its theoretical question?

'The Victorian Environment', AVSA, University of Melbourne, 6-8 Feb 2013

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 2:38am
Australasian Victorian Studies Association

With the pressures of industrialism and the clustering of workers in urban centres, the Victorians were acutely aware that their environment was changing. Torn between nostalgia for a countryside that was in jeopardy and exhilaration at the rapidity with which their surroundings altered, Victorian literature and culture reflects a world undergoing radical change. Colonization and assisted emigration schemes expanded the scope of the environment still further, pushing the boundaries of the home environment on an unprecedented scale. These untamed physical environments enabled new freedoms, but also posed hostile challenges that invited attempts to control the natural world.

The University of St. Francis 23rd Annual English Language and Literature Conference

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 2:00pm
University of St. Francis English Department

The University of St. Francis is currently seeking paper submissions for its 23rd annual English Language and Literature Conference. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit work for inclusion in conference presentations.

The conference will take place on campus in Joliet, Illinois on March 23rd, 2012. Susanna Childress, an award winning poet, and Alicia, a short story writer and novelist whose book Towelhead was turned into a major motion picture by director Alan Ball, will be key note speakers at the conference.

That night of the conference the student thespians at the University of St. Francis will perform the spring musical.

Counterfeit Realities (ACLA--University of Toronto)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:10am
American Comparative Literature Association

Organization: American Comparative Literature Association (; please be sure to mark your submission for this particular seminar: Counterfeit Realities
Location: University of Toronto
Proposal due date: November 1st
Conference date: April 4-7
Seminar Organizers: Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota), Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota)

[UPDATE] Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 9:13pm
T.J. Welch, Florida State University

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.

Subjects and methods may include, but aren't limited to: