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[UPDATE: Deadline Extension] - Acts of Asylum - April 5, 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:43pm
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts

The new deadline is December 15, 2012.

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 4, 2013.

Call for Papers for a Panel for the Tangier Conference: Performance in/and of the public sphere Tangier Tetouan Morocco June 1 -

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:41pm
Marjorie Kanter/ICPS International Centre for Performance Studies

Tangier Conference/Performance

Call for Papers for a Panel for the Tangier Conference: Performance in/and of the public sphere Tangier Tetouan Morocco June 1 - 3, 2013

The conference aims at reframing the discussion on the public sphere and questioning the performative articulations of political critique.

Points of View: The Public Sphere Crossing Disciplines and Cultures

Marginalia: Life on the Edges, February 15 and 16, 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:27pm
University of North Carolina Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program

The 13th annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals that engage broadly with the notion of marginalia. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions ranging in historical focus from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Our topic is intended to be expansive rather than limiting; while papers may certainly consider marginalia as they appear in manuscripts, they are also welcome to dwell on other kinds of marginal entities—be they social groups, texts, dialects, etc. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

Counterfeit Realities (ACLA--University of Toronto)--Extended to Nov. 15

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:10am
Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota, Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota

Organization: American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/); please be sure to mark your submission for this particular seminar: Counterfeit Realities
Location: University of Toronto
Proposal due date: November 15th
Conference date: April 4-7
Seminar Organizers: Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota), Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota)

"The Human and the Non-human": MEGAA Graduate Symposium, 3/22/2013

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 10:25am
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA)

The 10th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

In Conversation with the 2012-13 Altman Program:

The Human and the Non-Human

March 22nd, 2013 -- Oxford, OH

"Beyond the edge of the so-called human, beyond it but by no means on a single opposing side, rather than "The Animal" or "Animal Life" there is already a heterogeneous multiplicity of the living or more precisely...a multiplicity of organizations of relations between living and dead" - Jacques Derrida

"(Dis)realities and the Literary and Cultural Imagination" April 5-6, 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 10:16am
Graduate English Organization Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

What is (dis)reality? In The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality, Michael Heim notes the multiple attempts to define reality in Western history. The effort to delineate reality begins with Plato's notion of ideal forms as the "really real," through Aristotle's emphasis on material substance. Reality in medieval times is mirrored in the shimmer of religious symbols; efforts to catalogue the real mark the Renaissance, and the atomic bomb defines the reality of the Modern era. In contrast, material representations of the "real" are often surreal, intangible, and unregulated in Latin American, Caribbean and African literatures and cultures e.g. the work of Gabriel García Márquez, Ben Okri amongst many others.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:49am
Southwest Texas Popular Culture & American Culture

Proposals are welcomed from established scholars as well as graduate students for individual presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions on any aspect of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular. Topics which address the conference theme of "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context" are especially invited. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

Call for Editorial Board Members, 2013-2015 term, 1 Dec. 2012 deadline

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:41am
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

Technoculture is seeking new editorial board members for a three year term, 2013-2015. We particularly seek scholars from the arts, economics, history, and politics. We encourage the differently abled and people of color to apply; scholars working outside the US will receive priority consideration. Contact Editor Keith Dorwick at kdorwick at tcjournal dot org for more information!

You can also use our webform to apply:


DEADLINE: 1 Dec. 2012.

[UPDATE] 'Out of control suburbs? Comparing representations of order, disorder and sprawl', Hofstra University 27-28 June 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:23am
Leverhulme Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network

Following the success of our 2011 Inaugural Symposium, our second meeting seeks to discuss the nature and representation of suburbs, suburban life and sprawl whether local, regional or global. Where are the margins of suburbia and do they represent order, disorder or nostalgia? How is sprawl defined – as organic social process or negative cultural impact? And how is it experienced by diverse communities and individuals? What are the aesthetics of order and sprawl? How do representations of suburban sprawl and disorder converge or diverge between the Global South and North – and within the Global North?

No Person Shall Bee Any Wise Molested: Religious Freedom, Cultural Conflict, and the Moral Role of the State. October 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 8:46am
Newport Historical Society

No Person Shall Bee Any Wise Molested:
Religious Freedom, Cultural Conflict, and the Moral Role of the State

A conference planned for October 3 - 6, 2013, in Newport and Providence, Rhode
Island, organized by the Newport Historical Society, the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, the George Washington
Institute for Religious Freedom, the John Carter Brown Library, and Brown
University, and the Rhode Island Historical Society to mark the 350th anniversary of the 1663 Rhode Island Charter.

What is religious toleration? What are its functions, effects, and limits in society? How has it manifested (or not) around the world in human history?

[UPDATE] CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/13)

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:59am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!

Copyright and Intellectual Property Area, PCA/ACA

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:33am
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS: Copyright and Intellectual Property (PCA/ACA)
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 2013:
Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C., 27-30 March 2013.

Breaking grounds, inventing territories : The Imaginary of the Americas-Lille (France) Nov. 14-16, 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:47am
Univ. Lille 3-Insitute of the Americas

Categories of criticism that were initially developed following the birth of nation-states have long served their (mostly academic) purposes well -neatly ascribing whatever was remarkable in the arts or literature of the Americas to the familiar and accepted factors of "national origins" or national history, with scholarly classifications and modes of cognition duplicating, as on library shelves, the attendant territorial boundaries of countries.


Monday, November 5, 2012 - 2:00am
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: British Cinema, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013

Deadline: November 16, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the British Cinema Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).

Listed below are suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also very welcome.