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**Deadline Jan. 25** Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:17am
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:24am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

Occupied: Taking Up Space and Time, graduate conference, March 22-24 [UPDATE]

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 11:42am
Indiana University Department of English

Call for Proposals: "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time"
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 20, 2012*

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time" to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 22-24, 2012. This 9th annual conference is hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Reminder: Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics (Abstracts due Feb 1, 2012)

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:16am
University of Amsterdam

This conference, to be held June 13-15, 2012, seeks to assess the state of contemporary neo-Victorian literature, film, television and other media, with papers offering new readings of neo-Victorian texts. The conference also seeks to interrogate the critical field surrounding the notion of the neo-Victorian by asking how we, as scholars, understand this genre and its allied politics. Does the current cultural interest in the "new Victorian" imply a resistance to post-modernism, post-structuralism or post-humanism? Or, can neo-Victorianism help us interrogate these terms? How does our post-Victorian landscape accommodate and manipulate the neo-Victorian urge?

Call For Papers: "Apocalyptic Imagination" Nov 16 2012

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:53pm
Humanities Center, Wayne State University

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, "Apocalyptic Imagination" for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

Review Board & Undergraduate Advisory Board Openings for Online Journal of Literary Criticism

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:07pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), is an open-access journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students. This journal is devoted to the exploration of authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre. Diesis is published bi-annually in the spring and fall.

The editors are currently seeking review board and undergraduate advisory board members from all literary specialties to review submissions, provide comments, and recommend articles for publication in Diesis. Review Board and Undergraduate Advisory board members are named both on our website and on each issue. Please note: all positions are unpaid.

Call for Guest Columnist - Revolutions & Reversals - Volume 2, Issue 2

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:02pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Call for Guest Columnist

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking a guest columnist for its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.

Call for Articles - Revolutions and Reversals - Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 3:56pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is inviting submissions to its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.

The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 7:44pm
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee

The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 28, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Eileen Myles

"My narrative begins in media res, when many things have already taken place to make me and my story possible in language. I am always recuperating, reconstructing, and I am left to fictionalize and fabulate origins I cannot know."
– Judith Butler, "An Account of Oneself"

"Writing so as not to die, as Blanchot said, or perhaps even speaking so as not to die is a task, undoubtedly as old as the world."
– Michel Foucault, "Language to Infinity"

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