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Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Literature] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:47pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Given that our conference theme, Agora, focuses on an area where a plethora of people and ideas intersect, proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are invited.
Our keynote speaker is Roberta Seelinger Trites, children's literature scholar and author of Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature and Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels.

Archaeology as Spectacle

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:40am
Modernist Studies Association, Modernism and Spectacle (Las Vegas)

CFP MSA XIV Las Vegas, NV October 18-21, 2012 Archaeology & Spectacle

[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:06am
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis; film director, author and faculty at Northwestern University

Best Paper Prize: Drafts Due January 16, 2012 at conference email address above.

History and Fiction from Vergil to Carlyle March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:49pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

THE RULES OF THE WRITING GAME: HISTORY AND FICTION FROM VERGIL THROUGH GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH AND THE ARTHURIAN VULGATE CYCLE, TO GIBBON AND CARLYLE
Moderator: Nancy Partner, McGill University

We take this as our premise for this session: "Both historiography and fiction are genres of writing, not bundles of fact or nonfact in verbal shape. In either case, then, it all boils down to the rules of the writing game."

CFP: "Queer Interventions and Intersections" (01/01/2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 9:09pm
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Call for Submissions

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"

Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
Deadline for the submission of papers: January 1, 2012

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."

Shakespeare and Performance [UPDATE] (January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 5:27pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:



Comparative performance in England





Comparative performances in England and other countries




Street performance




Provincial performance




Performance of Guilds





Women and performance




Boy's companies





Current productions of early modern plays





Shakespeare Festivals





Playing spaces





Actors and the text





Theatrical Gesture

Crisis and Resistance (U. of Idaho Grad Conference) April 6-7, 2012. (Deadline Jan. 27, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 2:51pm
3rd Annual Graduate Conference | University of Idaho Dept. of English

Crisis and Resistance: Texts, Tumult and Transformation

The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for interdisciplinary conference presentations on the topic of crisis and resistance. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. T.V Reed, whose research pertains to cultural theory, contemporary American fiction, social movements and popular culture. Dr. Reed is Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Washington State University and is the 2011 winner of the Mary C. Turpie Award.

Rated-X: Perversion and Exclusion

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:00am
Brandeis University Graduate Student Conference

Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: January 5, 2012
Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair, Department of English, Tufts University

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