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Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas, ASA (1/10/2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 7:57pm
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers

Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
October 20-23, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland

This session seeks interdisciplinary papers that explore the role of performance in creating and disseminating public memory in the Americas. Some questions we hope to address include: How is performance utilized by those in power to construct memory? How can performance destabilize historical narrative? How is political and/or performative speech used in memorial practices? How does embodiment create, disseminate, sustain or challenge public memory? How are space and performance colonized for memorial use?

CFP Graduate Conference "Dissemi(nations): Embedded Identities in Cultural Con/Texts."

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:50pm
Confutati 2011, Dep. of Languages and Literature, University of Utah

The graduate students from the Dep. of Languages and Literaute at the University of Utah invite you to their 6th annual interdisciplinary conference on April 8 & 9, 2011. This year's theme is "Dissemi(nations): Embedded Identities in Cultural Con/Texts."

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martin Puchner(Harvard University)
"World Literature and the Creation of Literary Worlds"

Confutati invites graduate students working on any world literature and cultural productions to submit their abstracts. Topics include but are not limited to: translation, hybridity, travel narratives, orientalism, displacement, globalization, cosmopolitanism, deterritorialization, migration and exile.

Call for Submissions: Women & Mental Health Anthology (March 1, 2011)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 10:36am
Laura M. André

It's All in Her Head: Women Making Peace with Troubled Minds will be a dynamic collection of finely crafted, stigma-busting stories by a diverse group of women who have struggled with a continuum of mental challenges, from dysthymia to full-blown schizophrenia.

[UPDATE/REMINDER] CFP on the Virus

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 6:09am
Excursions

This is a reminder that Excursions, the interdisciplinary journal at the University of Sussex seeks papers on the notion of the virus and the viral for a forthcoming issue.

The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.

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

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:20am
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.

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:

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

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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:

Gendered and Racialized Technologies of Change: Moving Discreditedf Knowledge from Margin to Center

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 8:03pm
Florida Consortium for Women's Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: January 15,2011

Florida Consortium for Women's and Gender Studies Conference
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
April 1-2, 2011

Gendered and Racialized Technologies of Change:
Moving Discredited Knowledge from the Margins to the Center

We understand "gendered and racialized technologies of change" to comprise the techniques and practices through which feminists and queer activists generate change in the organization of social, political, and economic relations. The purpose of this conference is to cross disciplinary boundaries and bring together feminist and queer discourses regarding these technologies.

Special Topics Session: "Productive Silences" (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 6:28pm
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA

2011 Rocky Mountain MLA Annnual Conference
Scottsdale, AZ
October 6-8, 2011

Special Topics Panel: Productive Silences

History and the history-making process, while seeking to remember, often call attention to singularity of perspective, which results in silencing the memories of survivors. Literature then steps in to fill the gaps or
the lacuna of silence. In this imaginative, fictional realm, silence and those silenced by historians, dictators, and forgetfulness find agency. Understood as a form of resistance, silence becomes a literary ruse: a voice or a perspective that once lacked agency now finds a place on the page.

CAL STATE FULLERTON GRAD CONFERENCE 2011

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 5:04pm
ACACIA

RETALIATION 2011

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.

Eighteenth-Century English Literature (3/1/11; RMMLA, 10/6-10/8)

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:32pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Stephen Sweat (panel chair)

Announcing a call for papers for the Eighteenth-Century English Literature session(s) at the 65th annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be hosted by Arizona State University.

We invite fifteen-minute paper submissions focusing on any aspect of English literature in the eighteenth century. Last year's panel included the elegiac in Charlotte Smith's poetry, political economy in Defoe's novels, the narrative theory of Hogarth's engravings, and utility and pleasure in Francis Burney's letters and fiction. Papers on all authors, genres, and periods within the period will be considered, as we hope to create a pastiche of scholarship.

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

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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

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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

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