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[UPDATE] Society for Disability Studies 2013 Conference Date Change

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:17pm
Society for Disability Studies

This is a very important note to inform you that the dates for the 2013 SDS Conference have been moved back by exactly one week to Wednesday, June 26 - Saturday, June 29, 2013. The location of the conference will remain the same, the Doubletree Hotel at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USA.

This change was made necessary because the rapid increase in the size of attendance at the annual SDS Conference. Since this location had been originally arranged, the size of the conference has increased by nearly 50%! In order to ensure plenty of sleeping rooms and appropriate meeting space - SDS needed to renegotiate with the host hotel.

Re/Invention 2013: Hysteria

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:29pm
California State University, Long Beach

Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013

Abstracts Due: Tuesday, 1 January 2013

[DEADLINE EXTENDED--11/10] Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 1:34pm
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:
--the conference theme: "Migrations, Energies, and Limits" See: http://asle.ku.edu/
--urban/rural divides: "The Country and the City"
--pastoral elegy and apocalyptic environmentalism
--living in a "risk society"

[UPDATE] "Navigating Place and Power" Graduate student conference at Duke, with keynote speaker Thomas Laqueur

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
Duke University Department of History

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.

20th Lesbian Lives conference: THE MODERN LESBIAN - at the University of Brighton, 15&16th February 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:55am
Univeristy of Brighton and UCD

FINAL CALL - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 5 NOVEMBER 2012

20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin

The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth

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Wednesday, October 31, 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.

Feminism; Influence; Inheritance (23rd March 2013)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:04pm
School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.

Valley Humanities Review seeking Undergraduate Papers

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:46pm
Valley Humanities Review

Encourage your best students to send their papers and creative writing to us; the VHR publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We're in our third year, and we have published students from a wide variety of colleges including Elizabethtown College, Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, York St. John in the UK, and the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. Our deadline is Dec 15.

7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:18pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

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