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CFP: (Re)creating Our Lived Realities

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 10:26am
Society for Disability Studies 2013 Conference

Call for proposals
26th annual meeting
Society for Disability Studies
Wednesday, June 19th – Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Double-by-Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

(Re)creating Our Lived Realities

Submission system will open October 4, 2012
Deadline for submissions: November 21, 2012

Space and Place: Production and Transformation

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:46pm
University of Utah Department of English

University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 4:28am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Call for Submissions, Volume 19, issue 1 of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia.

Volume 19, issue 1: Exclusivity – Boundaries of Difference
Exclusivity: Who is on the inside? Who is on the outside? The notion of "community" while commonly talked about in celebratory terms always necessitates an Other. For Volume 19, issue 1 we are looking for papers that discuss the ideas of exclusivity, for example, but not limited to change and continuity in:

African American and Cognitive Studies from 1st September 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 1:07am
Jaya Shrivastava

African American Literature, Post Black Fiction and Cognitive Literature, Language and Literature, Linguistics, Stylistics, American Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, Narratology, Literary Criticism, Postmodern Literature, Science Fiction, Popular Fiction

Revelation, Revulsion, & Revolution - April 5, 2013 - April 6, 2013 (CFP due Nov. 30th, 2012)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 3:44pm
AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

"… Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?"
"Oh! Yes, quite; what can it be? But do not tell me — I would not be told upon any account. I know it must be a skeleton, I am sure it is Laurentina's skeleton. Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it..."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

The seventh annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics in revelation, revulsion, and revolution in literature, cinema, the writing process, popular culture and art, or in creative works of short fiction and poetry that explore this theme.

Ireland and Masculinities in the Longue Durée (NUI Galway, 19-20 August, 2013)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 3:41pm
Rebecca Barr (NUI Galway), Sean Brady (Birkbeck, London), Jane McGaughey (Concordia)


In recent years, scholars of culture and literature have begun to elaborate on masculinities in the contemporary Irish context. While providing an invaluable starting point for discussion of Irish masculinities, these studies have tended to focus on the postmodern, with highly theoretical emphases in the findings. 

Moreover, normative and hegemonic masculinities remain largely unquestioned, and historical contexts and continuities are often ignored or neglected.

International Henry James Conference, 9-10 May 2013

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:57pm
Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

The Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce its "International Henry James Conference," which will be held on 9-10 May 2013, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. As a prolific writer of his time, Henry James's writings cover a wide range of genres and modes that include fiction, drama, non-fiction, travel, criticism and letters, and today he remains a compelling literary presence for research, criticism, and film as well as stage adaptations.

Translating Precarity- ACLA, 4-7 April 2013- University of Toronto

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:32pm
Walt Hunter and Anne-Lise François

Although recent criticism in literary studies has focused on the everyday and the ordinary, this seminar instead maps out a place for the precarious. The term precarity has been heard more and more frequently in political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and critical theory. Current discussions of precarity are shaped by the work of Paulo Virno, who describes it as "the chronic instability of forms of life," and by Judith Butler, who conceives of precarity as a shared vulnerability on the basis of which we might found a tentative community. The French philosopher Guillaume le Blanc refers to precarity as the unraveling of the socially-constructed self, the "unmaking" of making.