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Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (Apr 19-20, 2013)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:42pm
Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (4th Annual)

Theme: "Historicizing Difference in Globalized Subjectivities"

Dates: April 19th & 20th, 2013

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Keynote Speaker: Branka Arsic, Columbia University
Second Speaker, TBA

Roundtable Discussion: Branka Arsic, Columbia University
Susan Strehle, Binghamton University
Third Panelist TBA

At the Mercy of the Masses? - Popular Culture and Academia (Deadline 12/20/2012)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:05pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - University of Maryland

Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.

Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics: The Production of Knowledge and the Future of the Universi

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 5:15pm
The Sixth Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference Binghamton University (SUNY)

Neoliberal policies have restructured the university, disciplinary knowledge, and the disciplines themselves. With the formation of the 'for-profit' university, profit-bearing disciplines are valorized, student loans increase drastically, and humanities departments are pressured to redefine themselves in the face of intrusive economic demands. But where does this leave the humanities? What is the status of knowledge production given economic deregulation and privatization shaping the present and future of the university?

4th annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
PhD in Humanities and Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville

The PhD in Humanities and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announce the 4th annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities on Friday, March 22, 2013. The theme for this year's conference is "Global Humanities."

Keynote speakers are Qwo-Li Driskill, co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies; Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics and Literature (2011) and Peter Van Buren, a former employee of the U.S. Foreign Service and author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (2011).

Symposium to Honor the Legacy of William Apess -- December 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:34pm
Amherst College


On Our Own Grounds: the Legacy of William Apess, a Pequot
A Symposium
Amherst College
December 6, 2012

Robert Warrior (Osage), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jean O'Brien (Anishinaabe), University of Minnesota
Ramona Peters, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
with Special Address by Barry O'Connell, Amherst College

Appalachian Studies Panel March 27-30, 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:41pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference

Appalachian Studies

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Washington, DC – March 27-30, 2013

The Appalachian Studies Area of the PCA/ACA National Conference seeks to further understanding of this unique and interesting location within the United States and welcomes presentations covering a broad area of study.

Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:

Film, Television and other Media
Native American Cultures
Celtic Influences

Critical Disability Discourse - Journal - Deadline: February 1, 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:01pm
Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap

Call for Papers

York University's Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Program launched an academic journal in November 2009. Critical Disability Discourse is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal, publishing articles that focus on experiences of disability from a critical perspective. The journal considers articles from graduate scholars in a variety of academic fields, but undergraduate students, activists, and community members/organizers are also invited to contribute. Critical Disability Discourse's goals are to provide emerging scholars an opportunity to contribute to the expanding field of critical disability studies and to gain exposure for their work in the public sphere.

Submission deadline is February 1, 2013.

"Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression" , 27 April 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:36am
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario

The VSAO executive invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the Association's 46th annual conference on 27 April 2013. The conference theme will be "Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression." The venue will be Glendon College, York University, Toronto.

Radical Proposals in Basque Studies: January 31st 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:35am
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

The monographic section will bring together a body of texts characterised by their critical capacity and their ability to bring new perspectives to the field of Basque Literary and Cultural Studies. Possible lines of investigation, though not an exhaustive list, may include:

a) Basque academia and the relationship between knowledge and power
b) Investigation of scientific discourse and its performative ability: epistemic and symbolic violence
c) Analysis of the Basque literary system and criticism thereof
d) Theoretical and methodological proposals for strategic reading
e) Analysis of literary texts and other texts as areas of ideological resistance/reproduction.

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:34am
Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society


To register for the conference please go here:


A draft programme (subject to change) for the conference can be found here:


We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in November.

UPDATE: Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:53am
Gary Ettari/Philological Association of the Carolinas

* Note new deadline*

Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 30 November 2012:

American / British Topics:

Dr. Gary Ettari (gettari@unca.edu)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics:

[UPDATE] Directing in the Performing Arts Summit - Date Change: Expanded to 4 days

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 9:25am
Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts

Second CALL


An Invitation to an International Performing Arts Summit

In Collaboration With

June 15 to 18, 2013
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
Toronto, Canada

This International SUMMIT will explore DIRECTING as a uniquely interdisciplinary art form. We invite proposals from artists and researchers for papers, practical presentations and conversations. Our focus is on DIRECTING across the disciplines, from theatre to film/TV to dance to musical drama to new media. Topics include, but are not limited to:

"The Technologies of Starlings, Parrots, and Other Mocking 'Birds': Parroting, Parody, and Paralanguage."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:44am

Because of their natural ability to imitate and improvise upon the songs and sounds of others, starlings exemplify the powers, the problems, and pleasures of mimesis. The mimicry of starlings, like that of parrots, raises many questions about the techniques of art, artifice, and paralinguistic performance within a comparative literary and cultural perspective. How do starling tropes orient classical texts from Dante to Shakespeare, Sterne to Austen, Mozart to Messiaen? How does the mimicry of the European starling compare to that of the parrot? How does it reorient colonial and postcolonial locations of culture, mimicry, and the (post)human? How do starlings and parrots, caged or uncaged, track the global positioning of cultures and languages?