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Race, History, and National Belonging in American Women's Literature

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:06pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

In her novel Hagar's Daughter, African American feminist Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins imagines her black female characters as looking back to and claiming cross-racial, gendered legacies in the process of forming their own identities, from Hagar Sargeant's dreaming of white colonial dames to Venus Johnson's militant transvestism. In The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton draws from the exegetical grouping of Judaism, femininity, and sexuality in the persons of Simon Rosedale and Lily Bart to reexamine Old New York's puritanical insistence upon its citizens' moral and physical inviolability.

Innovations and Anxieties - Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 9:30pm
Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

Violence: In Theory and Practice March 23-25, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:33pm
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 23-25, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Smaro Kamboureli, University of Guelph

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted." – Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

[UPDATE] LITERARY ECOSYSTEMS AND NETWORKS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE ARTS AND SOCIETY - Extended: January 15, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:08pm
Comparative Literature Graduate Conference at University of Alberta

The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association invites proposals for papers and visual media projects for its 6th annual graduate conference at the University of Alberta on March 9-10, 2012. Originating from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative Literature students aim to bring together the literary ecosystems and networks from a variety of fields, using methodologies spanning different disciplines in relation to the arts and society in Canada and the world. We welcome comparative, theoretical, and applied participation that showcases the societal issues reflected in the arts and humanities research in different contexts.

"Principles of Uncertainty" May 4, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:54am
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department and Center for Critical Theory)

"Principles of Uncertainty"
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given as part of the CUNY Graduate Center's new Center for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice (March 23rd-25th, 2012)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 11:12pm
The University of Ottawa English Graduate Students' Association

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

1st global Conference: The Graphic Novel (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 9:09am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st global Conference:
The Graphic Novel

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

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