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[UPDATE]

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:40pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

Shattering

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
Associated Graduate Students of English

Shattering

"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:

Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy; Thoreau Annual Gathering, July 12-15, 2012

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:55am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The theme of next year's Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (Concord, MA: July 12-15, 2012) is "Celebrating 150 Years of Thoreau's Life, Works, and Legacy." The Emerson Society sponsors a program at the Annual Gathering; the topic for 2012 is "Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy." For a conversational panel on Emerson's practical and philosophical impact on Thoreau, the Emerson Society invites brief papers that consider Emerson as an example, mentor, or antagonist for Thoreau, their shared practices of walking and journal writing, and the implications of Emerson's 1862 eulogy for Thoreau. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (leckel@suffolk.edu) by Dec. 20, 2011.

Emerson and Lincoln; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:50am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Emerson and Lincoln's first meeting, the Emerson Society welcomes studies of the intellectual and political relationship between these two "representative men." For this panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, papers might consider Emerson's lectures and writings on emancipation, his concern for the fate of American nationality in a global context, and his views of political leadership and institutions of government. E-mail 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (leckel@suffolk.edu) by Dec. 20, 2011.

Emerson and African American Writers; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:44am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

In 1844, Emerson asserted, "if you have man, black or white is an insignificance." For a panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco from May 24-27, 2012, The Emerson Society invites reflections on African American responses and challenges, from the antebellum period to the present, to Emerson's core ideas, antislavery views, and Civil War engagements. Papers might address specific authorial dialogues and revisions, cultural innovation and formal experimentation, matters of politics and protest, and the relation of "self-reliance" to black elevation. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair (leckel@suffolk.edu) by Dec. 20, 2011.

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

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 9:07am
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).

Art and Social Justice

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:18am
Arts department at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev

The Arts department at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev invites scholars from all disciplines to participate in a symposium on the topic of Art and Social Justice to be held on May 24, 2012.

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