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, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to email@example.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).
Call for Papers (Deadline 1st May, 2012)
Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemporary Turkish Literature and Culture
For this roundtable, we are interested in 10-15 minute focused presentations on new approaches (readings, interpretations, pedagogies)to the New England Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcotts, Fuller, Hawthorne, etc.).
The Community College Humanities Association is an Affiliate member of the Modern Language Association, and this is our guaranteed session. While we encourage community college faculty to send proposals, all proposals are welcome.
The 2013 convention is in Boston from Jan 3-6.
Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
Dance Under Construction Conference
April 13 – 14, 2012
University of California, Riverside
For 2 years now, the Global Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement has coordinated the Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW) lecture and discussion series, which highlights the 'coming out' experience, particularly in the Global South. To date, topics have ranged from the role of porn in the formation of sexual identities in Eastern Europe to the negotiations of same-sex relationships in the Middle East as well as the impact of international organizations in combatting homophobia in North and East Africa. CODW has also examined policy areas including immigration, asylum, and the Defense of Marriage Act in the United States and its impact on binational couples.
We invite submissions for a special issue of Victorian Review mapping out new ideas of the family in the 19th century. Topics might include:
The first conference arising from the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television will be held at the University of Westminster on Friday 19 October 2012.
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 been moved, often against their will, for centuries, in both fiction and non-fiction. Explorations of narrative tropes and tensions, rhetorical and ideological rationalizations, and cultural responses to such narratives are welcome.
PAMLA, Seattle, October 19-21, 2012.
Inquiries welcome. Please include PAMLA in your subject line.
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 of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, held in San Diego, CA from July 12-15. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry. The Conference is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians to engage in discussion of the comics medium in a forum that includes the public.
Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.
The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts. Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.
I International Conference
Valencia, 25-26 October 2012
TEACHING LITERATURE IN ENGLISH FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
What Can a Body Do? Psychoanalysis and the Logic of the Symptom
The Psychoanalysis Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its upcoming conference:
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Tim Dean, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo (SUNY); author of Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (2009), Beyond Sexuality (2000), and Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious: Inhabiting the Ground (1991); and co-editor of A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy (2008) and Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis (2001).
April 20-21, 2012
Ithaca, New York
The Renaissance English Text Society invites abstracts for sessions on Gender and Literacies in Early Modern England at the following conferences:
* Modern Language Association, 3-6 January 2013 in Boston, MA
* Renaissance Society of America, 4-6 April 2013 in San Diego, CA
* Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 24-27 October in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Possible topics might include—but are not limited to—femininity, masculinity, illiteracy, multilingualism, pedagogy, and visual literacy.
(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 Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.