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20th Anniversary British Women Writers Conference (BWWC): June 7-10, 2012

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:12pm
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association

In 2012, the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) will commemorate its 20th anniversary by focusing on the theme of "Landmarks."  Rich in both physical and metaphorical significance, landmarks form loci by which we organize history and chart the development of individuals, nations, and cultures. We therefore invite papers that explore how women writers and their texts engage with an ever-changing geography that is both material and abstract. These conference papers should address the people, places, events, and texts that have made their marks on history, and/or the processes and implications of marking, mapping, reading, preserving, overwriting, or erasing.

Violence and Representation

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 2:07pm
Jaclyn Simon (University of Southern California), Ricardo Wilson (University of Southern California)

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.

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 12:21pm
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites session proposals for the 2012 Conference at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., 2-5 August on the conference theme of "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate." We welcome proposals for panels, performances, roundtables, working groups, and alternative formats.

Call for Proposals: Performance Studies Focus Group/ATHE 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 5:14pm
Performance Studies Focus Group, Association of Theatre in Higher Education

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites session proposals for the 2012 Conference at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., 2-5 August on the conference theme of "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate." We welcome proposals for panels, performances, roundtables, working groups, and alternative formats.

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:44am
English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:22am
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

As the concept of crisis lends itself to many definitions, this conference invites papers and presentations that explore crisis from perspectives that expand the boundaries of traditional music research. Accordingly, CISM welcomes participants from all disciplines to engage in a discussion that is not restricted to music specialists. In doing so, the Music and Crisis Conference seeks to aid the academic study of music by legitimizing its position as an important cultural practice in which all people participate.

Festivals and Faires

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:35pm
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 1:34pm
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

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