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SAMLA Convention--Marriott Atlanta--November 8-10, 2013

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 7:42am
Dan Marshall / Georgia State University

This year's conference theme is: Images, Illuminations, Maps, and Marginalia in Medieval Texts. This is a call for papers for our Regular session English I (Medieval) as follows: Medieval texts often include visual matter in addition to the text – from the crude illustrations in the only extant manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to the elaborate Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. Often illustration was imbedded in the text itself, in the form of the decorated Initials; and sometimes decoration overwhelmed the text itself, as in the 'carpet' pages in the Book of Kells. This panel invites papers exploring the function of images of all kinds in Medieval texts.

[UPDATE] Deadline extension: The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Mar. 31, 2013)

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 6:47am
Károli Gáspár University

Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

"Vestigial Human Nature in Modernist Literature" MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 2:24am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference seeks to analyze and interpret instances of vestigial essentialism in literary modernism. Literary modernism is often described as a movement that rejected the biological conception of a fixed human nature, consistent across time and place, in favor of a cultural relativism that, similar to behaviorism in psychology or the cultural turn in anthropology, foregrounded the variations and anomalies of human experience, rather than the transcendent similarities. Despite this general rejection, however, lingering notions of human nature persevere in modernism, apparent, for example, in psychoanalysis or primitivism.

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:37am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English
Graduate Student Conference Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S.

Dissent August 16-18

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:26am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

Dissent: An Intedisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English
Graduate Student Conference Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S.

[UPDATE] The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space (deadline extended until Mar. 7)

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:49pm
Southern Methodist University English Department (Graduate)

[UPDATE] The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space ($125 award for the best essay)
full name / name of organization:
Southern Methodist University's English Department (Graduate Students)
contact email:
smugradconference@gmail.com
Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.
Possible paper topics include:

Innovative Teaching for Social Justice

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 6:44pm
Stretch-Accelerated Composition

Website: pccstretch.wordpress.com

The PCC Innovative Teaching for Social Justice conference seeks to bring together scholars and researchers, activists, facilitators, high school, community college, and university teachers, practitioners, administrators, graduate students, adjunct instructors, counselors, and college students into dialogue about composition, remediation and Basic Skills, and models for student success, such as Stretch Composition, Acceleration, and First Year cohorts and programs.

This conference is co-sponsored by 3CSN, SASI, PCC Diveristy Initiative, Basic Skills Initiative, Assessment, and Stretch-Accelerated Composition at PCC.

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Extended: PG Conference 'ReVision: Editing Across Disciplines'

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:31pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal, The University of Edinburgh

Interdisciplinary Conference - Call for Papers

FORUM Postgraduate Journal, The University of Edinburgh, 15-16 July 2013

FORUM, the University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, is pleased to announce its third conference which will explore the theme of editing. This conference invites participants to explore the variety of practices and concepts of editing across disciplines and as they appear in different historical and cultural contexts, as well as to reflect on the opportunities, goals and challenges of contemporary editing and publishing. A number of papers by postgraduate participants will be selected to be published in the December 2013 issue of FORUM.

Twentieth Century Studies Area 2013 MIdwest Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4:49pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers
Twentieth-Century Studies
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
2013

Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:

[UPDATE] Renaissance of Roland Barthes Deadline 3/1/13

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 3:54pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature and English Departments

The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
Speakers: Jonathan Culler, Diana Knight, Rosalind Krauss, D.A. Miller, and Lucy O'Meara

Transgressing the Limit: Borders and Liminality in Philosophy and Literature. Proposals for essays due 30 June 2013.

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:24pm
Dylan Winchock & Jessica Mayock

Borders are more than lines cutting across maps; rather, they are wide swaths of ambiguity and reversibility where identities are broken down and reassembled. To cross a border is to leave the familiar for the unfamiliar and, in the process, to transform one's own sense of self by exceeding and changing the definitions of either side. Borders, however, are not only physical places. Concepts of limit, threshold, and border have haunted philosophical discourse since the time of the Presocratic philosophers and remain dynamic elements in the work of many Continental theorists – notably Derrida, Deleuze, and Bataille – and critical theorists, such as Gloria Anzaldúa and Chela Sandoval.

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