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[UPDATE] Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto
contact email: 
frye.2012@utoronto.ca

Final Call for Papers (due January 31, 2012):

EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NORTHROP FRYE ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH
October 4,5,6, 2012 | Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Twenty years after his death, Northrop Frye, the author of Fearful Symmetry and Anatomy of Criticism, continues to be one of the most read and the most quoted of literary critics. His attention to form, specifically to genre and mode, and his understanding of literature as a totality have directly influenced two later generations of critics, including Hayden White, Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti. In order to celebrate this ongoing legacy, the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Frye's home throughout his career, have organized a three-day symposium in his honour.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary & Sacred Space (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012Deadline 3/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

Literature and Religion panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings.

MLA 2013 Boston “Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in Antebellum America” (Abstracts Due 15 March 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca L. Williams
contact email: 
rebelwill7@gmail.com

This panel examines bawdy-house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association
contact email: 
akking at olemiss.edu

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms?

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association
contact email: 
akking at olemiss.edu

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms?

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/24/11] Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association (GESA)
contact email: 
gesaconference2012@gmail.com

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
zlabekkm@mail.uc.edu

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas.

Woody @ 100: Woody Guthrie's Legacy to Working Men and Women

full name / name of organization: 
Penn State University
contact email: 
woodyguthrie.psu.conference@gmail.com

Call for papers
Woody Guthrie at 100: Woody’s Legacy to Working Men and Women
A Conference and Concerts at Penn State
The GRAMMY Museum is partnering with the Guthrie Family and

“Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes” (November 9-12, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (Special Session at South Atlantic Modern Language Associaton Convention-Durham, NC)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers for a special session on “Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes.” We are seeking papers that exami

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue No 5)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Call for papers Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association of Canada
contact email: 
conference@canpop.ca

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice - March 23rd-25th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 23-25, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference - Ottawa, ON, Canada

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture: The Art of Revolution

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa

“…Do not be afraid to say revolution!”

Poetics/Ethics MSA 14 Las Vegas

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Volpicelli/ Penn State University
contact email: 
rav140@psu.edu

In his 1913 essay, "The Serious Artist," Ezra Pound suggests that writing "good" poetry is as much a matter of aesthetics as it is ethics.

MLA 2013 Boston "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"; March 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:

WELCOMING STRANGERS 27 April 2012 - CFP Deadline 31 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
contact email: 
WelcomingStrangers@rhul.ac.uk

Call for papers: WELCOMING STRANGERS
An international, interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, 27 April 2012
Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London

Radical Maneuvers: Discourses of the New: Call for Abstracts (April 28th, 2012, Cornell University)

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell Undergraduate Comparative Literature Society
contact email: 
radicalmaneuvers@gmail.com

The Undergraduate Comparative Literature Association at Cornell University cordially invites submissions of 300-500 word abstracts by other undergraduates for twenty-minute papers for its first annual

CSULB Graduate Student English Conference: "Occupation"

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Long Beach
contact email: 
EnglishConference2012@gmail.com

APRIL 5, 2012
http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/english/conference/index.h...

CSULB Graduate Student English Conference

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Long Beach
contact email: 
EnglishConference2012@gmail.com

This interdisciplinary student conference endeavors to bring about discussion and ideas on the current themes of occupation expressing themselves in political demonstrations and movements

“America Changed Through Music”: The Anthology of American Folk Music At 60 (15th September 2012, UEA London)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ross Hair and Dr Thomas Ruys Smith / School of American Studies, University of East Anglia
contact email: 
R.Hair@uea.ac.uk / Thomas.Smith@uea.ac.uk

“America Changed Through Music”: The Anthology of American Folk Music At 60

UEA London, Saturday 15th September 2012
Keynote: Professor Geoff Ward, Royal Holloway, University of London

"Womanhood, Masculinity, and the Family in African American Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association Conference (SCMLA), San Antonio 2012
contact email: 
jxt0090@louisiana.edu

Womanhood, Masculinity, and the Family in African American Literature.

[UPDATE] "PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY" MAY 4, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)
contact email: 
uncertaintyconference2012@gmail.com

“Principles of Uncertainty”
A Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

[UPDATE] Rated-X: Perversion and Exclusion (Deadline Extension)

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
brandeis.grad.conference@gmail.com

Conference Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: February 5, 2012

Submit abstracts via email: brandeis.grad.conference@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Evolution—How Does the Old Create the New? March 30 and 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media, Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
MCLLM@niu.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1. The twentieth annual MCLLM conference
welcomes submissions for our March 30 and 31 event in DeKalb, IL. Our

NEW DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13, 2012 for CONFERENCE APRIL 14, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
UNIVERISTY OF MISSOURI CROSS-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
contact email: 
mrfb7d@mail.missouri.edu

The MU Cross-Disciplinary Project (formerly known as “The Body Project”) invites all interested scholars and related researchers to submit proposals for our fifth annual conference.

CFP: “Queer Interventions and Intersections” *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine
contact email: 
transscriptsjournal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions
*Extended Deadline*

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference - March 23- 24

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Moving Children. PAMLA 10/19-21/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kate C. Watt, UC Riverside
contact email: 
kate.watt@ucr.edu

Whether “transported,” imprisoned, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in “service,” apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, or otherwise disposed of, poor children have bee

Comics Arts Conference San Diego, July 12-15

full name / name of organization: 
Comics Arts Conference
contact email: 
comicsartsconference@gmail.com

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting o

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
un.safe.2012@gmail.com

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women’s studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Laure

Short Fiction in Short: abstracts due 15 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Boston 2013
contact email: 
lfash@brandeis.edu


Short Fiction in Short
MLA
Boston, MA
3 - 6 January 2013

Because of meager critical attention given to the short story before 1976, Charles E. May organized a volume entitled Short Story Theories as a plea for more meaningful and substantive work on the form. As May noted with the publication of New Short Story Theories in 1994, many literary theorists and critics heeded the call, and, in fact, much work has been done on short fiction in the last twenty-five years. Nonetheless, critics still reflexively associate the novel with the United States because of form’s theorization and history.

Special Session: "Structures of Feeling and Discourses of Globalism." PAMLA 2012, Oct 19-21.

full name / name of organization: 
Weihsin Gui
contact email: 
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu

This special session that has been approved for the 2012 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21.

Entity and Identity in Bioethics, Paris International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ars Identitatis
contact email: 
registration@identitatis.org

Ars Identitatis encourages interdisciplinary debates, that is why we are inviting anyone who could contribute to this debate (Professors, Researchers, Journalists, NGO activists, Lawyers, Clerics, etc

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: NOTES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
contact email: 
bustculture@gmail.com

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature.

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