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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.

CORRECTION TO PROPOSAL DEADLINE: ON EXILE AND ITS VARIATIONS, CEA-CC SPRING 2012 CONFERENCE

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 1:58pm
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION-CARIBBEAN CHAPTER (CEA-CC)

On Exile and Its Variations, CEA-CC Spring 2012 Conference: 23-24 March 2012, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

PLEASE NOTE: A CORRECTION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE CALL'S ABSTRACT DEADLINE: PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 12, 2011.

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2012 annual conference.

Horror Studies

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:44am
Steven Bruhm, Managing Editor, Horror Studies

Horror Studies serves the international academic community in the humanities and specifically those scholars interested in horror. Exclusively examining horror, this journal provides interested professionals with an opportunity to read outstanding scholarship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including work conceived as interdisciplinary. By expanding the conversation to include specialists concerned with diverse historical periods, varied geography, and a wide variety of expressive media, this journal will inform and stimulate anyone interested in a wider and deeper understanding of horror.

SW/TX PCA/ACA--Myth and Fairy Tales Area, Feb 8-11, 2012

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 10:19am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11 2012
http://swtxpca.org/index.html

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.

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.

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