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"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 7:42pm
Free-Exchange Committee, Graduate Department of English, University of Calgary

"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"

"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow

Panel for ABRN Conference, 8-10 Dec 2014

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 7:11pm
Asian Borders Research Network

We are proposing a panel " Imagi(n)ing The Nation: Maps, Borders, Cartographies " in the upcoming ABRN Conference to be held in Hong Kong during 8-10 December 2014. Maps and borders are always contingent entities and those who inhabit those spaces pitch themselves as a nodal point of (op)positioning with respect to identity-contentions among different other 'imagined communities'. While the 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it seldom applies, this panel seeks to understand the disjunctive temporalities and multiple vernacular iterations that render the map/border perceptible.

Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 8-10 July 2014

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 5:30pm
The Dickens Society

Call for Papers: « Dickensian Landscapes »
19th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 8-10 July 2014
Domaine de Sagnes, Béziers (Languedoc-Roussillon), France

Organisers:

Marie-Amélie Coste (Lycée Jules Ferry) ; Christine Huguet (Université Lille III) ; Nathalie Vanfasse (Aix-Marseille Université) ; Paul Vita (Saint Louis University, Madrid)

Special Issue: Teaching Creative Writing (Deadline: March 31, 2014)

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 2:30pm
Modern Language Studies

The teaching of music, dance, painting and other arts is well-respected in the academy, but in creative writing a myth lingers in the minds of many: you either have "it" or you don't. As instructors much of our time is spent attempting to dispel this myth; indeed, Kelly Ritter and Stephanie Vanderslice go so far as to title their anthology of creative writing pedagogy essays Can It Really Be Taught?

CFP: Edited collection: Late Capitalism and Mere Genre (15 January 2014)

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:01am
Benjamin J. Robertson, University of Colorado, Boulder

I seek proposals for essays that explore the relationship between late capitalist culture/economics and texts which, in one manner or another, are "merely" generic. According to Fredric Jameson and others, late capitalism is characterized by new forms of business and financial organization, developments in media and the relationships amongst media, and planned obsolescence.

Post-Sexuality/Post-Queer

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:00am
Maia Gil'Adi, The George Washington University

Panel Organizer: Maia Gil'Adi

In Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Utopia Jose Esteban Muñoz demarcates "queerness" as a potentiality, "a certain mode of nonbeing that is eminent, a thing that is present but actually existing in the present tense." Therefore the queer is a "not yet here" and yet "future bound;" a promise of what is to come. In the same vein, postfeminism is also marked by being both retro- and neo-. Its intercontextuality brings us to the limits of what we think we know and pushes us beyond these limits, destabilizing our sense of gender, sexuality and the body.

"This Time is Out of Joint": Post-Temporal

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:55am
Patrick Thomas Henry and Shyama Rajendran, The George Washington University

Panel Organizers: Patrick Thomas Henry and Shyama Rajendran

Post-ing: A Symposium on What Comes After - February 7, 2014

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:46am
The George Washington University

Keynote speaker: Roderick A. Ferguson, Professor of Race and Critical Theory at the University of Minnesota and author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004) and, most recently, The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (2012).

Harrowing Transformations

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:35am
Haylie Swenson and Alan Montroso, The George Washington University

In Planet Earth's harrowing video of the Cordyceps fungi colonizing the body of an insect host, an ant, already parasited by the fungus, dies, while its corpse erupts into the fruiting body of the Cordyceps. The camera lingers over this transformation in long shots that emphasize both the architectural beauty of the Cordyceps and the destruction done to its host as insect transforms into fungus. We are reassured, however, that these violent acts of becoming serve a purpose: to regulate the populations of various species of insect.

Post-ing: A Symposium on What Comes After - February 7, 2014

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:27am
The George Washington University

Keynote speaker: Roderick A. Ferguson, Professor of Race and Critical Theory at the University of Minnesota and author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004) and, most recently, The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (2012).

[Update] Animal Studies...Deadline extended

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 4:09am
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Animal Studies: Exploring the Relationship between the Humans and the Animals

CFP: "Changes and continuities in the relationship between Asia and Latin America" (Journal Issue, deadline: Nov. 1, 2013)

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 2:12am
Trans-pasando Fronteras (ISSN 2248-7212 | ISSN-e 2322-9152) / Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia)

----ENGLISH: With this call, Changes and continuities in the relationship between Asia and Latin America, the journal Trans-pasando Fronteras (ISSN 2248-7212 | ISSN-e 2322-9152) seeks to promote the study about Asia and its representations in Latin America, on purpose of the position's changes of the traditional extra-regional actors in Latin America. Similarly, we are interested in papers that discuss the economic, social, cultural and political transformations of Asian countries and their approaches to Latin America. We invite to address this issue from a transdisciplinary perspective, ie with the intention of studying the dynamics of the relations between the Asian and Latin American countries in all its complexity.