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Scepticism and Doubt Across Cultures of Crisis: (ACLA panel) March 29 - April 1 2012

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 5:46am
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

Are unhappy ages, and their literary productions, less alike than happy ones? In Two Ages, Kierkegaard says that 'In an era of negativity the authentic ironist is the hidden enthusiast'. For J Hillis Miller in The Disappearance of God, meanwhile, Victorian literature is animated by a more dynamic sense of doubt than that celebrated by the modernists who took God's disappearance and other catastrophes for granted. Both these comparative examinations of pessimism suggest that every age has its own sense and its own rhetoric of crisis; and that crisis-born scepticism is interesting in proportion to its degree of doubt and uncertainty, to the contingency of its gestures towards a reclamation of faith.

Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images--Proposed panel topic for Natures 2012

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 4:00am
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century:
To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought. Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Papers pertinent to the following proposed panel topics are particularly solicited, but other subjects will be considered as well:
• Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images
• Internationalizing the Humanities: Research in a Global World

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century [12/1/11;2/17/12]

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 3:56am
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference

To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought.Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Papers pertinent to the following proposed panel topics are particularly solicited, but other subjects will be considered as well:
• Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images
• Internationalizing the Humanities: Research in a Global World
• Technology and the Humanities: Research in a Digitized World

The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 1:56pm
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (12/15/11; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/11/12-4/14/12)

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE

April 11-April 14, 2012
The Conference will be held at the
Copley Marriott Hotel
Boston, MA

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)
Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 14, 2012

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2011

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

Metacognition, Active Learning, and Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:33pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association

500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses "learning how we learn" activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, the Internet (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, other learning sites/styles).

From the Glorious Revolution to the European Union: Connections Between the British Isles and the Continent, March 9 & 10, 2012

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:01am
University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute

britishislesandthecontinent.com

Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame announces an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on the history and literature of the British Isles in a European context from the Glorious Revolution to the twenty-first century.

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Sept. 30)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:08am
NEMLA 2012, March 15-18

rom Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

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