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Aliases and Editors: Negotiating Identity in 19th Century Periodicals (Panel) - DEADLINE EXTENDED 10/10/11

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:21am
NeMLA Annual Convention - Rochester, New York

The following CFP is for a panel taking place at the Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Rochester, New York on March 12-15, 2012.

The periodical writer often depended upon establishing a distinguishable identity to achieve his/her popularity. Yet some of the most successful examples were pseudonymous figures like Charles Lamb's Elia and James Hogg's Ettrick Shepherd. Such figures often played fast and loose with notions of stable identity, altering and contradicting their fictional backstories with each month's contribution. Operating through such mercurial personas, these writers utilized the market's potential for fluctuating identity described by Lynch.

Violence and Represention

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 12:48am
ACLA 2012 Convention

Epistemic shifts are themselves inherently violent and the uncertainty and instability that these shifts produce frequently elicit a violent response. This seminar intends to put into conversation scholarly works that explore both the representation of violent acts and the violence of representation. We are interested in a diverse conversation across multiple disciplines and seek papers that deal with literary, cinematic, performative or documentary texts.

[UPDATE] 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

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Monday, October 3, 2011 - 5:02pm
English Graduate Student Association at LSU, Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference
at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Keynote Address by Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University

Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

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Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:33pm
Bert Wallace / Theatre Symposium

SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 21:
Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

The Abydos Passion Play. The Dionysian festivals. Yaqui deer dances. Maypole dances. Mystery plays and Noh drama. Theatre of Cruelty, Poor Theatre, Total Theatre. Whether or not theatre arose from ritual and/or religion, from prehistory to the present there have been intriguing connections among these types of human activities. The 2012 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the varied connections, intersections, appropriations, and clashes between ritual, religion, and theatre. Possible topics:

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

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Monday, October 3, 2011 - 2:24pm
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

The Association of English Graduate Students at NC State is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

CFP: Textual Empires & Discursive Dissent: Reimagining Aesthetic Traditions in Race and Ethnicity Studies

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Monday, October 3, 2011 - 1:49pm
American Studies Association 2012 Annual Conference--San Juan, Puerto Rico

The horrors of empire have left an indelible mark on the geopolitical space of the circum-Atlantic world and hemispheric America. And the aesthetic expressions of this imperial site bear the traces of a past devastated by despotic and hegemonic rule. Deeply imbricated in the mutually-constitutive battles of conquest and resistance, the aesthetic traditions of this textual terrain reflect an ongoing struggle between Anglo "colonizers" and "others." Often, aesthetic expressions of the Other participate within otherwise legitimated and established forms—articulated with a difference.

2012 International Conference on Narrative (March 15-17, 2012) - Abstracts Due Oct. 17, 2011

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Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:57pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative

2012 International Conference on Narrative
March 15-17
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

Plenary Speakers
Steven Mailloux, Loyola Marymount University
Ramón Saldívar, Stanford University
Vanessa Schwartz, University of Southern California

Contemporary Narrative Theory Session Speakers
Heather Dubrow, Fordham University
Margaret Homans, Yale University
Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois Chicago
Mark McGurl, UCLA
Alan Nadel, University of Kentucky
Peggy Phelan, Stanford University

Conference Coordinators
Eddie Maloney, Alan Nadel, James Phelan, Robyn Warhol

[UPDATE] Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond - Extended Deadline

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Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:47pm
Jennifer Hardwick & Ian Maness / Queen's University Department of English

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond seeks to explore the relationship between digital technology and academic, activist and artistic collaborations. Our focus is on how these collaborations come into being, what challenges they present, and how they are reshaping both the academy and the world at large. While we welcome all papers on the topic of digital collaboration, we are especially interested in those that examine the ways in which technology enables work across disciplinary, geographic, cultural and/or other boundaries, those that identify and/or propose solutions to the barriers that still need to be overcome, and those that offer frameworks for innovative forms of digital collaboration.

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