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Nineteenth-Century Subcultures, Counterpublics, and Undergrounds - MARCH 15

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 10:36am
MLA, January 2013, Boston, MA

We seek submissions for a panel proposal on nineteenth-century subcultures, undergrounds, and counterpublics for MLA '13 in Boston. We are interested in advancing the study of forgotten, secret, or unofficial cultural formations, but also in complicating the culture/subculture binary, interrogating the relationship between undergrounds and the mainstream. We welcome archival work, print culture studies, theories of the public sphere, considerations of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, and other approaches.

27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:32pm
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

Eat Your Vegetables (Before They Eat You!): Good Plants / Bad Plants in Fiction and Culture - MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 1:41pm
College English Association

Human beings have always lived in a state of ecological, nutritional, and psychological dependence on plants, yet the attitudes toward plant life expressed in the imaginative literature of Western culture are ambivalent. In the nineteenth century, Emerson's delight in "the suggestion of an occult relationship between man and vegetable" finds its dark echo in Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter," in which the loveliness of the mad scientist's garden conceals a latent threat to human personhood.

GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 8:36am
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Journal of Theory and Criticism
Semiotics as a Theory of Culture: Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Conference "Räume der Herkunft", Wuerzburg, Germany, June 21-23, 2013

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:13am
Dr. Katrin Dennerlein, Institut fuer Deutsche Philologie, Universitaet Wuerzburg

Call for Papers

Katrin Dennerlein/Maximilian Benz

Räume der Herkunft.
Fallstudien zu einer historischen Narratologie
Tagung vom 21.-23. Juni 2013 an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, GLITS Interdiscipinary Research Conference, 22 June 2012 [30 April 2012]

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:24am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Grethe Mitchell (University of Lincoln)

The Latin word 'Ludus' (a play, a game, a pastime) embodies a semantic play of language that is suggestive of the importance of the concepts of play and games to cultural products. Ludus can also refer to a school for elementary instruction, 'Ludi' to public shows or spectacles. Latin poetry often explores and celebrates Ludus as the creative play of writing, as in Ludic verse.

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