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The Fiction of David Mitchell

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 1:44pm
SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism

SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism will dedicate a special issue to the fiction of David Mitchell. Contributors may engage any work(s) by Mitchell; scholarship pertaining to the politics and metaphysics of time and history in Mitchell's corpus is especially welcome.

Proposals for essays (250 – 500 words) and a brief CV may be submitted to the issue's editor, Paul Harris, by email (pharris@lmu.edu).

Proposals due March 1, 2013

"Negotiation & Renegotiation" Graduate Student Conference, March 1-2, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 1:40pm
IU Department of French & Italian

This conference will examine the themes of Negotiation and Renegotiation in any area of French or Italian Studies. We shall examine such questions as: How do authors negotiate between seemingly
conflicting themes or positions? How do texts negotiate between genres, periods, and styles? How do speakers negotiate meaning within and across languages/dialects? How do language learners negotiate acquisition?

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for ASA Panel "Dissent in the Transnational Age", Nov 21-24, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 10:32am
American Studies Asociation (ASA), Washington DC

New Deadline for abstracts: 14 January.

From the Ground Up: Reimagining Collective Dissent in the Transnational Age

The authors of Transnationalism From Below remind us of the cleft between the theories and practices within the transnational rubric to argue that “the power to resist hegemonic projects, exists latently at all levels of the global system. But to materialize, it must be socially organized, and cannot be taken for granted as inherently embedded in phantom discourses ‘from below'.” This panel will revisit the issue of collective dissent to explore how notions of solidarity and resistance have been altered, reconfigured, and reimagined in fluid global contexts.

UPDATE: New Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman (ALA) EXTENDED DEADLINE

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 8:46am
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

CFP: New Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

American Literature Association Conference
May 23-26th, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

We are seeking participants for a panel on innovative approaches to teaching the work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Many of us who would not consider ourselves Gilman specialists teach her work regularly, and this panel aims to introduce new voices to the discussion of her work. We are especially interested in panelists who teach works other than "The Yellow Wall-Paper" but will also consider particularly fresh strategies or contexts for the teaching of this classic story as well.

Possible Topics include:

Peer English 9

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:06am
Dr Ben Parsons, University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by members of the School of English. Issued once a year since 2006, its remit is to publish leading research from academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

African Evaluation Journal - Call for abstracts for inaugural issue: Monitoring and evaluation in Africa - 17 January 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 3:37am
AOSIS OpenJournals

The interim editorial advisory board of the African Evaluation Journal is pleased to announce the call for submission of abstracts for the first issue of the journal to be published at the end of April 2013. It is expected that this will be the first of three issues of the journal to be published in 2013.

For more information about AEJ please visit www.aejonline.org.

Submission of abstracts for AEJ 1(1) 2013 – Inaugural Issue

1) Theme: Monitoring and evaluation in African contexts – history, status and prospects for African monitoring and evaluation

[Update] 2nd Call/Deadline Extension - Translating Realism: The Nature and Emergence of Contemporary French Thought

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:30pm
University of Notre Dame

[Submission Deadline has been extended to January 31st 2013. Please visit www.translatingrealismconference.wordpress.com for more information and conference updates.]

Translating Realism: The Nature and Emergence of Contemporary French Thought An Interdisciplinary Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Adrian Johnston (University of New Mexico)
Dorothea Olkowski (UCCS/Rotman Institute)
Michael Naas (Depaul)

We are pleased to announce that on May 10-11 2013, we will be hosting a conference on the emergence and renewal of French thought in the 21st century at the University of Notre Dame.

Curation, Community, and Commodity: Media Collections and Playlists on screen and off.

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:19pm
University of California, Riverside

This panel seeks to investigate a particular casualty of the move away from brick-and-morter storefronts as distributors of media objects towards online vending (and piracy): the staff picks shelf. Whether the media in question is music, video, comics, print, how does the taste community generated around the curation of the staff within the local and particular physical and commercial space of the shop compare to the disembodied, dispersed access model of online reviews and "Best of" lists? How does the locality, particularity, and face-to-faceness of encountering register differences in the relations between curator, media object, and auditor in these situations?
Topics for papers include but are not limited to:

Language/Translation panel at (dis)junctions Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb 11

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:16pm
University of California, Riverside

This panel seeks papers that discuss different methods and effects of encountering language in its varying forms. These "varying forms" can be understood as different languages, in a translation studies context; as aural/oral language or visual/written language in an aesthetic, literary, or art historical context; or as a series of codes or coded information, as in a linguistic anthropology or computer studies context. Papers in this panel may consider questions such as: In what ways does the language itself inform our encounter of a text? What kinds of structures do we encounter as languages? How does the identification of a structure as "language" affect the encounter?

Science Fiction and the "Worldly",, a panel at (dis)junctions Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb 11

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:12pm
University of California, Riverside

In "Reflections on Exile", Edward Said writes that theoretical interventions need to engage with the "worldly situation", the messy, unstable mosaic through which the long history of colonialism affects a diverse set of political affiliations, global disparities, international divisions of labor, regional rivalries, national identities, cosmopolitan ideologies, green, queer, and leftist movements. Science fiction, likewise, has seen a recent surge in interest and scrutiny devoted to postcolonial and global problematics including works by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. (2003), John Reider (2008), and Patricia Kerslake (2011).

Romantic Circulations, a panel at (dis)junctions Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb 11

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:08pm
University of California, Riverside

This panel invites submissions dealing with any aspect of circulation, distribution and discovery in the Romantic period. With the conference theme of 'encounters' and the the proliferation of global/local exchange in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in mind, the notion of cosmopolitanism, as addressing sites and narratives of encounter between the center and the periphery or the periphery and the center, offers one way of approaching these concerns.