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Rupture Symposium 6 June 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:05am
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

While the geographies and politics of "space" and "place" have attracted much discussion, this symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 5:04pm


The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The conference will be held on Friday,
January 28th and Saturday, January 29th. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

April 1st and 2nd 2011; A New Breed: Cross-Genre Approaches to Creative Writing Theory, Pedagogy, and Craft

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:26pm
Graduate Students in English Association at the University of North Texas

With the increasing prevalence of cross-genre and hybrid forms of literature, the creative writer is faced with a new set of questions that need to be addressed. We are defining genre in its most basic sense: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, but are eager to see papers that push the boundaries of these categories. We seek to explore how this new perspective produces multi-faceted creative forms and raises new questions of craft. How does cross-pollination create a need for a new understanding of genre? How does multi-genre work repackage fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in new and interesting ways? What effect does the integration of the creative process into the academy have on our understanding of how genre works? How do we teach across genres?

Theory in the Flesh: Bodies of Scholarship, Activism, and Community

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:22pm
University of Texas at San Antonio

2011 UTSA English Graduate Symposium

The 2011 UTSA English Graduate Student Symposium "Theory in the Flesh: Bodies of Scholarship, Activism, and Community"

Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio

May 7, 2011 at The University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX

Keynote Speaker: AnaLouise Keating

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011

A theory in the flesh means one where the physical realities of our lives-our skin color, the land or concrete we grew up on, our sexual longings-all fuse to create a politic born out of necessity. – This Bridge Called My Back

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:37pm
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.


Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 11:31pm
The department of Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

CFP: Documentary Techniques in Pornographic Film and Video (NYU, August 11-14, 2011)

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 6:57pm
Visible Evidence 18

Proposals are invited for a panel to be entitled "Documentary Techniques in Pornographic Film and Video" to be proposed for Visible Evidence 18, which is being held at New York University from August 11-14, 2011 (check out the conference website at: This particular panel of three presenters will explore a recent and profound trend that appears across pornographic genres: the emphasis on capturing "real" sex through narrative techniques typically found in the documentary film tradition.

Forum Journal CfP: Issue 12 - Authenticity (Deadline 14 February 2011)

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 4:43pm
Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

The idea of 'authenticity' assumes that a work can be 'genuine', 'authoritative', 'legitimate': rooted in fact or truth. Yet the possibility of 'authentic' representation has always been haunted by the prospect of its antithesis, the 'fake' or fraud, and both have become increasingly difficult to define in our globalising world. We (re)adapt the notion of authenticity to our own lives and cultures, while the very act of declaring something 'authentic' may be construed as a form of dominance and/or rebellion. Although many theoretical perspectives have questioned the validity of 'authenticity' as a framework within aesthetic and cultural fields, it continues to inflect our understanding of past and present.

The Importance of Kitsch, deadline January 31, 2011

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 4:21pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.