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Recovering Thoreau's Topography

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:10pm
Modern Language Association/Thoreau Society

How have recent projects in digital mapping, biogeography, cultural geography, and environmental history informed and challenged literary scholarship on Thoreau? This panel will focus on the implications for literary scholarship of these various topographical studies of Thoreau's country.

Please send two-page abstract (for a 15-minute presentation) and c.v. by March 1, 2012, to

CEU Summer University 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:39am
Central European University - Summer University

Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school (June 4-July 27, 2012) is a program in English for graduate students, university teachers, researchers and professionals in the social sciences and humanities. It draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.

Medieval Imaginaries of History, Alterity and Empire, 18-20 May, University of Bern, Switzerland

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:37am
GNEL/ASNEL annual conference, English Department, University of Bern, Switzerland. Section organizer: Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Staehler

Medieval Imaginaries of History, Alterity and Empire

Medieval Section within the GNEL/ASNEL Annual Conference, Berne, May 18 – 20, 2012, on "Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History and the Demise of Empires" (

"Robert Frost: A Reappraisal" at MLA 2013

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:24am
The Robert Frost Society

The Robert Frost Society is sponsoring a session at the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention which will be held in Boston from 3 to 6 January 2013. We invite papers on any aspect of Frost's work or his life as a public intellectual or a celebrity, on his interests, influences and inspirations. We most welcome fresh perspectives on topics including the following: Frost as a celebrity; Frost in Washington D.C., Frost's prose, notebooks and letters; Frost and cultural studies, Frost and visual arts, Frost and American history; a modernist and post-modernist Frost; Frost abroad.
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2012. Papers not accepted for the MLA will be considered for ALA 2013

WELCOMING STRANGERS 27 April 2012 - CFP Deadline 31 January 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 4:05am
Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London

An international, interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, 27 April 2012
Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Professor Robin Cohen (Emeritus Professor and Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded Oxford Diasporas Programme, University of Oxford
Professor John Hill (Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Renaissance Translation and Transmission (October 18-21, 2012)

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:31pm
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Papers might consider, for instance,

Space and Spatiality: Mending Walls and Boundaries

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:12pm
Sura P. Rath

Papers are invited for presentation at the RMMLA 2012 annual convention on

"Space and Spatiality: Mending Walls and Boundaries"

Papers should explore some of the following topics, among others:
• Define spatiality
• Space and place
• Multiple spaces: land, sky, and sea
• Private, public, and hybrid spaces
• Walls/boundaries that separate people and places
• Real and virtual space; gendered and neutral space
• Space in the disciplines: in literature, architecture, geography, etc.
Proposals (100-200 words) should be sent to by March 1, 2012.

Pynchon's California: Essay Collection

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:01pm
Scott McClintock and John Miller

Proposals are being sought for an edited collection of essays that examine Thomas Pynchon's "California novels" (The Crying of Lot 49, Vineland, and Inherent Vice) as a group and/or his use or representation of California in his fiction and other writing. Papers on other related topics, such as the relation of Pynchon's work to that of other California writers, or even attempts at biographical criticism focusing on his California experiences, are also welcome. We are particularly interested in essays that deal with more than one work, but will consider relevant proposals that deal with single works.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary English Studies

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 5:11pm
Red River Graduate Student Conference -- English Department -- NDSU


Interdisciplinary English Studies
Red River Graduate Student Conference
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
March 23-24, 2012

*Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gail Houston, University of New Mexico

The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, invites you to consider issues of interdisciplinary scholarship grounded in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, and communication studies at this year's Red River Graduate Student Conference. Other topics related to language, writing, and culture are also welcome.

2012 Information Fluency Conference - March 14-16, 2012 - Orlando, FL

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:57pm
Office of Information Fluency at The University of Central Flroida

The 2012 Information Fluency Conference will be held March 14-16, 2012 and will feature a keynote address, plenary session, and concurrent sessions with presentations on the various aspects of Information Fluency. This year's theme is "Information Fluency & the Digital Divides." For additional information please go to

CSULB Graduate Student English Conference

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:54pm
California State University Long Beach

This interdisciplinary student conference endeavors to bring about discussion and ideas on the current themes of occupation expressing themselves in political demonstrations and movements
throughout our nation and the global community. Exploring these themes in literature, film, and rhetoric provides a textual landscape for the creative expression of occupation which foregrounds and/or responds to the world-wide movements of the early 21st century as well as addressing historical ideas of occupation. Traditional as well as novel approaches to this theme are encouraged.