I seek essays that advance readings their authors do not believe in. Or rather, I seek essays that advance bad readings alongside a defense of their badness. Reading can take many forms: interpreting, assessing, studying, translating, extracting, detecting, speaking, etc. Bad can too: poor, unpersuasive, worthless, inferior, counterfeit, impure, incomplete, invalid, inappropriate, evil, unpleasant, etc. All contributions will make a case for the critical value of reading badly. All will rage against the disciplinary machines that manufacture distinctions between good and bad. All the same, all will be good essays. I especially welcome contributions that discuss past or present experience with the peer-review and publication process.
Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013
Submission Deadline 15 March, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Michael Davidson, Vice Chair of the Department of
Literature, University of California, San Diego
"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"
Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron
This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?
2013 UTSA English Graduate Symposium Celebrating Women's History Month: "Technologies and Locales of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Exploring Discourse, Meaning, and Power"
Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Women's Studies Institute/Consortium for Social Transformation, the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, Dr. Sonja Lanehart, and Dr. Joycelyn Moody
March 30, 2013 at The University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX
Keynote Speaker: Julia Serano, Transgendered writer, musician and spoken word artist and activist, author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research.
The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians
and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with
cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2013 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers
will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.
Writing Trauma Survival: Learning from violence and its after effects in literature
67th Annual Rocky Mountain MLA Convention Vancouver, WA (USA) Oct 10-12, 2013 CFP Deadline: March 1, 2013
CfP: Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution
(Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Edinburgh, 6th September 2013)
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza (University of London)
Professor Joyce Canaan (Birmingham City University)
Call for Papers: "Questioning Digital Activism"
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 15, 2013
Call for papers
The Family in the Cinema
VIth Droit et cinéma meeting
28 and 29 June 2013
University of La Rochelle
Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their fourth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2013.
The SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) invites proposals that broadly support this year's conference themes for presentations in a range of formats. The Conference will be held at the SUNY Global Center in New York City on April 3-4, 2013.
For many higher education institutions, realizing the goal of integrating intercultural or global dimensions into the curriculum has been a challenge. However, in recent years a new teaching and learning methodology known as Globally Networked Learning (GNL) has emerged, providing an innovative and cost-effective internationalization method utilizing Internet-based communication tools to bring faculty and students together.
In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith reminds us that sympathy for another must emerge from an act of imagination. Yet this act of imagination ultimately fails to capture fully the suffering of another. "Though our brother is upon the rack," Smith warns, "our senses will never inform us of what he suffers" because "we ourselves are at our ease." It follows then that true sympathy and compassion can only come with vulnerability: when the spectator of suffering feels his own life in equal danger.
The conference theme of Change, Continuity and Diversity: Perspectives on Sustainability for Asia seeks to explore such issues and their links to the notion of sustainability through the combined and holistic lenses of an interdisciplinary approach. This conference will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, during the 68th Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
Remembrance events and tours are held during the conference, including a guided tour of Peace Park on August 6th, which is the anniversary of the atomic bombing.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the seventh issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).