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8th Global Conference: The Erotic (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 4:23am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference
The Erotic

Thursday 19th September – Saturday 21st September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

UPDATE: NEW ELIZABETHANS 1953-2013

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 10:20am
Irene Morra

New Elizabethans 1953-2013: Nation, Culture, and Modern Identity

CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 4, 2013

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 13-15th, 2013. Coinciding with the 60-year anniversary of the Coronation, this conference will explore the ways in which the ideal of a new (or second) Elizabethan age has been variously defined, promoted, and challenged in Britain and the Commonwealth. Following closely after the London Olympics and Jubilee celebrations, it will also offer a fitting opportunity to explore the ways in which these values continue to present themselves in contemporary definitions of national identity, culture, and character.

Transnational Tomboys: Gender Subversion in a Global Context, 1/5/13

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Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 2:32pm
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women

CFP: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto, May 22-24, 2014

Transnational Tomboys: Gender Subversion in a Global Context

In response to the Berks conference theme, "Histories on the Edge," I'm interested in organizing a panel that examines literary and historical tomboys--or, more generally, girls who challenge gender norms--across different geographical regions and historical periods. I am open to a proposals from a variety of different disciplines, including English, History, American Studies, women's/gender/queer studies, film, communications, and others. Possible areas of focus include:

Proposal Deadline Extended to January 1, 2013: "Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies" EGADS! Conference

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Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:54pm
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.

EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:

3rd Global Conference: Gender & Love (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:13am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

gl3@in3rd Global Conference
Gender & Love

Sunday 15th September – Tuesday 17th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

Critical Distance: Reclusiveness, Secession, Indifference -- Special Issue of the Journal for Cultural Research

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:25am
Guest Editor: James Corby; Journal for Cultural Research

In the context of any attempt to rethink the modalities, possibilities, conditions and limitations of critical thought, the otherwise sober and restrained notion of 'critical distance', with all its implications of unhurried reason and mastery, offers a compelling perspective on what is at stake.

Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter, 3-5 July 2013

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:22am
Department of English, University of Hull

Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

3-5 July 2013

Department of English, University of Hull

3rd Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:30am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Communication and Conflict

Thursday 5th September – Saturday 7th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can also lead to personal frustration and desired outcomes not being realised.

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 5:22am
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Theatre History Focus Group)

The Theatre History Focus Group (THFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have neither published articles nor previously presented at ATHE. The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2013.

CFP: From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 10:28pm
University of California, Merced Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Student Conference

The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. "From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions" will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research.

Early Modern Digital Agendas: An NEH Institute at the Folger in Summer 2013

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:16pm
Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare Library

In July 2013, the Folger Institute will offer "Early Modern Digital Agendas" under the direction of Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde. It is an NEH-funded, three-week institute that will explore the robust set of digital tools with period-specific challenges and limitations that early modern literary scholars now have at hand.

PURITY: A Call For Papers

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:08am
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare 450 (deadline extended)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 2:57am
French Shakespeare Society

The Société française Shakespeare is organizing in Paris a week-long conference from 21-27 April 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The program will include plenary lectures, roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists' studios and bookshops.

Age, Culture, Humanities - New Journal - 15 February 2013

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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 11:31pm
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Announcement of Publication and Call for Submissions

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities, published by the Atheneum Press of Coastal Carolina University.

Age, Culture, Humanities seeks to promote cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.

Writing Life -- Postgraduate Symposium, Malta, 22-23 March 2013

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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 4:44am
University of Malta

Writing Life
Postgraduate Symposium
22–23 March 2013
University of Malta

http://www.facebook.com/events/292097414242784/

Keynote speakers:
Dr Stefan Herbrechter (Coventry University)
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'Life itself is a quotation.'
– Borges

'We, not Hamnet who died young, nor Susanna and Judith, who survived their father, are Shakespeare's true children.'
– C. Kegan Paul

'But now all my life grows to be story and there is nothing of my own left to me.'
– Susan Barton in Coetzee's Foe

Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 9:04am
Ph.D. Program in French

Keynote Speaker:

Françoise Lionnet is a professor at UCLA in Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies, and Gender Studies, as well as the current director of the African Studies Center and Program Co-Director of UCLA's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities: Cultures in Transnational Perspective. She is a leading scholar in Francophone and comparative literary studies, and has published groundbreaking work in the fields of feminist literature, postcolonial studies, autobiography, and African, African-American, Caribbean and Mascarene Island studies. She is the former president of the American Comparative Literature Association.

IDIOSYNCRASY

March 1, 2013

Post-Graduate Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 9-10 May 2013

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Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 6:12am
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Deptartment of English Language and Literature at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey

English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
9-10 May 2013
Cankaya University, Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.

Articles on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture - Currently open

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:56pm
Dissidences. Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism

Dissidences is concerned with the problems of literary and cultural theory and the study of the Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures of all periods. The journal emphatically encourages the submission of essays conceived at the crossroads of critical inquiry and theoretical discussion, and it has a pluralistic policy regarding the perspectives to be explored in those essays.

Dissidences, an online journal, is now accepting submissions for its current and forthcoming issues. Articles and book reviews are published immediately after they are approved (submission-publication time: 40 days). You may find the journal here:

Transnational Americas

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:57am
Irish Association for American Studies

IAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 19 2013
Trinity College, Dublin

Transnational America(s)

Transnationalism holds particular resonance for American studies. Emerging from fragmented narratives of diaspora and fluid borders, it forms part of the foundational mythology of the United States. The term has a long history of use in racial dialectic, but its resonances permeate every aspect of contemporary (inter)national, cultural and economic identity.

3rd Global Conference: The Value of Work (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:49am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Value of Work

Sunday 1st September – Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and contemporary management have not been realised.

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