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Ad mea tempora: Ovid in Ovidian Times (Graduate Colloquium) - March 9, 2013 - Abstracts due January 1, 2013

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:16pm
Warburg Institute

It is by now a critical commonplace to observe that the last 30 years have seen a dramatic reversal in Ovid's critical fortunes. From a maligned harbinger of Silver Latin, Ovid has moved to the centre of Latin literary criticism and classical reception studies. This critical reappraisal can, of course, be understood as a reversion to a periodic historical norm, with Ovid returning to the high esteem in which he was held for much of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. At the same time, the recent Ovidian revival seems to follow, almost inevitably, from contemporary cultural conditions: Ovid's irony and wit, the kaleidoscopically intertextual texture of his poetry.

Idiosycrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:50pm
Ph.D. Program in French

IDIOSYNCRASY

March 1, 2013

A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center

« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
–E.M. Cioran
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
–Henri Michaux

[UPDATE] 7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 3:25pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

[Extension] Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review Graduate Journal

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 10:12am
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University

Extension: all submissions now due by January 15th, 2013.

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

The Merchant of Venice; University of La Verne, California 2013 (abstracts by February 1; conference April 27, 2013)

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:32am
The La Verne Shakespeare Center, University of La Verne

Is the Merchant of Venice a plea for tolerance or a sanction for revenge? Is it a late early comedy or an early problem play? How does it reflect (or seem to reflect) upon our own situation—ie. our ongoing banking crises, religious tensions, and cultural transitions?

Keynote Speaker: Eric Mallin, University of Texas, at Austin

Papers can consider but are not limited to the following topics:

recent stage and film versions
Pedagogical approaches in the inclusive, multicultural classroom
Early comedy vs. "problem play"
Relation to other Renaissance plays
The ongoing financial crisis
Cross-dressing
Male relationships

[UPDATE] Health, Mental Health, and Literature - Graduate English Conference

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:07am
Boston College

Health, Mental Health, and Literature

The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider the intersection between health, mental health, and literature.

Considering recent interdisciplinary developments in the field of Medical Humanities, we are interested in exploring the ways in which literature and other creative arts have attempted to represent or otherwise understand health, which is so often analyzed from a clinical or scientific perspective. We seek papers that work to synthesize clinical approaches and literary approaches to the mind and body. What can be gained by merging multiple perspectives?

Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:19pm
Sigma Tau Delta, Iota Chi Chapter / California State University, Northrdige

"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
Graduate Conference

"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron

This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?

[UPDATE] Humor and Culture; submission deadline extended to 2/15/13

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:25pm
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Humor and Culture

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Humor and Culture." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Completed submissions due by FEBRUARY 15, 2013. Please submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to Proteus@ship.edu. PROTEUS uses _Chicago Style_ documentation for accepted articles. We are a peer-reviewed journal.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:33am
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

CFP: Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) Special Issue: The Digital Turn

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:09am
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS)

Call for Papers
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) Special Issue: The Digital Turn

It is well understood that "the digital turn" has transformed the contemporary cultural, political, and economic environment. Less appreciated perhaps is its crucial importance and transformative potential for those of us who study the past. Whether through newly—and differently—accessible data and methods (e.g. "distant reading"), new questions being asked of that new data, or recognizing how digital reading changes our access to the materiality of the past, the digital humanities engenders a particularized set of questions and concerns for those of us who study the early modern, broadly defined (mid-15th to mid-19th centuries).

alt.dh.edu -- Digital Humanities special panel -- 3/16-3/17/2013, proposals due 1/15

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:51pm
Northeastern University EGSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

As part of the 7th annual Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association Conference, alt/, we seek proposals for a special roundtable on innovative digital approaches to literary, historical, and/or cultural materials. The overall conference theme asks participants to consider "alt" as a generative concept, to consider and interpret alterities, alterations, and alternatives. Certainly digital humanities can be read as an "alt" movement within the academy—blurring disciplinary boundaries, upending traditional hierarchies, reimagining research methodologies and scholarly production. To that end, proposals for this special topics panel might address:

[UPDATE] 7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:41pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

History, Postcolonialism and Tradition 09/12-13/2013 (Conference) 04/15/2013

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:21pm
Postcolonial Studies Association/Kingston University

The organisers of the 2013 Postcolonial Studies Association would like to invite proposals for papers on this year's theme: 'History, Postcolonialism and Tradition'. The theme is designed to facilitate the opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue, particularly (but not exclusively) between the spheres of literature, cultural studies, anthropology, the visual arts, the performative arts, folklore, history, politics, and the social sciences.

Women & Maps in Early Modernity

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:08pm
Erika Gaffney

Abstracts are invited for papers about "Women and Maps in Early Modernity," for a possible SSEMW Co-Sponsored Session at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Washington DC in January 2014.

We seek papers from a range of disciplines -- including, but not limited to, history, art history, literary studies, and historical geography -- which address the nexus between early modern women and maps/cartography in any geographical region or culture, during the time period c. 1400-1700. Paper topics might consider women as:

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:10am
Comparative Literature, SUNY-Buffalo

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

3rd Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
SUNY-BUFFALO, 2013

*Deadline for Abstract Submission: Feb.1st, 2013
Email to: WisdomLoveBuffalo@gmail.com

Insofar as philosophia concerns the "love of wisdom," the possibilities and limits of wisdom and love call into question the possibility of philosophy. As love and wisdom are consciously and unconsciously unified in the philosophers' pursuits of wisdom, could the wisdom of love have been supplemented, mixed or misled by the love of wisdom? Does it make philosophy as the result of philosophia problematic?

Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 9:12pm
Will Stockton, Clemson University

*Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies* is now seeking submissions.

Formerly known as *The Upstart Crow,* *Upstart* is an online, open-access journal and blog launching in Fall 2013.

On the journal side, we publish methodologically and theoretically innovative work in any area of English Renaissance literary studies. This work can range widely in length, from 3,000-25,000 words. The journal will publish one issue annually, alternating between open-issue and special-topic.

On the blog side, we feature book reviews, conference reviews, and anything else that may be suitable for a blog.

Both blog posts and essays will invite comments from readers.

Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions, Feb. 14, 2013, CFP: Dec. 15, 2012

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:41pm
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions

EXTENSION FOR CALL FOR PAPERS
DUE DECEMBER 15TH, 2012

Submissions are welcomed for the
18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held Thursday, February 14th, 2013, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 8:01am
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2013

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:48am
IAFOR

Special Theme: "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities"

The conference offers the suggestion of an optional themes to concentrate the mind; "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this themes from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. For more details about submitting an abstract, please scroll down the page.

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2013

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:46am
IAFOR

CONFERENCE THEME
"Connectedness, Identity and Alienation"
As the country that gave the world the novel one thousand years ago, and subsequently haiku and manga, Japan's long and rich literary history make it an ideal place to bring together academics, writers, and librarians to celebrate, debate, and explore their common passion. The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2013

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:12am
IAFOR

CONFERENCE THEME: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"
Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory?

[UPDATE] What's in a "Castle of Murder"? Fairy Tales across Time and Place: Celebrating Our Deepest Language

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 6:51pm
The Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature and Culture

Deadline Extension: December 15th, 2012.

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the universal place of fairy tales in the world of communication and education. We are interested in how fairy tales are and have been used to bridge cultures and time, connecting diverse peoples by means of easily translatable concepts. Of particular interest are the struggles of truth and deception, reality and illusion, honesty and trickery; violence, fear, entrapment and salvation; character altering cryptozoological sightings; happiness deferred, denied, and occasionally delivered.

Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 9:44am
Ph.D. Program in French, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

IDIOSYNCRASY

March 1, 2013

A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center

« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
–E.M. Cioran
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
–Henri Michaux

Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies, ATHE 2013

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Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:19pm
Performance Studies Focus Group of the Association for Theater in Higher Education

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2013 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars Panel. The theme of this year's conference, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4, 2013, is P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure, and Pedagogy.

[UPDATE] Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University Student Journal (October 5th- December 15th)

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Friday, November 30, 2012 - 2:42pm
Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University

UPDATE: The submission deadline has been extended to December 15th.

Statement of Journal:

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.

This issue does not have a theme so to encourage representation of a wide array of interests and ideas within the field.

Submission Guidelines:

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