The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore the connections between Langston Hughes and the U.S. South. Papers which examine racial identity (for example, "the mulatto"), Scottsboro, Langston Hughes's relationships with Zora Neale Hurston and/or other authors, and additional aspects of Langston Hughes's writings and life as related to the U.S. South are welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2012. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (3-5 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 5, 2011.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
Richmond, VA—March 29-31, 2012
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th St
Call for Papers
An allied organization of the College English Association (CEA), the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) will be sponsoring one or more panels at the annual CEA Conference next March 29-31 in Richmond. The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Thomas Merton for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
The Tarot area is looking for submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston (11-14 April 2012). Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Tarot and art history
-Tarot and literature
-Tarot artists, writers, and readers
-Individual decks and their guidebooks
-Tarot as a motif in comics, literature, and film
-Playing cards in art history
-In addition, see my website for special co-area calls for papers on the work of John Fowles (Visual and Verbal Culture/Tarot) and "Dealing Tarot for Health and Fate" (Medical Humanities/Tarot), and other presentations planned for next year
TITLE: Nuclear Criticism and the "Exploding Word"
Chairperson: Michael Blouin, Michigan State University
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar in collaboration with the university of Aix en Provence organizes an international and interdisciplinary Colloquium on "The Problem of Evil" on March 14th and 15th 2012. For more information, refer to:
CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011
Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.
Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 , Richmond, Virginia
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Eighteenth-Century Studies for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
Building on a string of recent work on both Faulkner scholarship and Modernism studies, this signature international conference is set to explore the sometimes open, sometimes hidden, relationship between the verbal art of perhaps America's greatest novelist, and the mechanical and electronic media that increasingly defined the communications of his time.
The Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia and the School of English, Media and Performing Arts is proud to host the "Faulkner in the Media Ecology" conference, where established and emergent scholars from three continents will explore this urgent theme over three days in late November.
Historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and other scholars of
medieval Europe are researching and reflecting on gifts and gift
exchange in a variety of new and interesting cultural contexts. At
the same time, the work of theorists, philosophers, and theologians
such as Marcel Mauss, Jacques Derrida, and John Milbank on the nature
of "the gift" continues to exert influence on ideas of gift-giving
outside the medieval period(s). This panel seeks to draw together
scholars across disciplinary boundaries to share insights about gifts
and gift exchange in a variety of contexts. Papers might examine one
or more of the following questions: what constitutes a gift? What
Future Theory, Present Praxis: Humanities as Digital Discipline
Keynote speaker: Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame)
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society Session for the International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
May 10-13, 2012
Session IV: Aglæca: What's in a Word?
The term aglæca has received more than its share of critical attention, but there is still some disagreement on what it means in its many manifestations. In Christ and Satan, Guthalc, Juliana, The Phoenix, and The Whale its context in explicitly religious, but this is not necessarily the case in Beowulf (where it occurs most often). Because the word refers to Sigemund, Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, understanding its denotation and its connotation(s) has presented scholars with a number of difficulties.
CFP: Imagining Socialism in American Fiction
Panel Proposed for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists,
"Prospects: A New Century" - Berkeley, CA, April 12-15 2012
In keeping with the conference theme of "Prospects," I would like to propose a panel of 3 or 4 papers (20 or 15-minutes, respectively) on the imagining of socialist community and/or a socialist America in fiction (short stories, novellas, novels). To offer a framing question for the panel, how did 19th century American fiction imagine the prospects of socialism?
The 5th annual Joyce postgraduate conference will take place on the 2nd to 4th of February, 2012, at Queen's University, Belfast. The first birthday conference was held in Dublin in 2008, and since then has been alternately held between universities in Italy and Ireland. This year, for the first time, the conference will take place in Northern Ireland. Joyce visited Belfast in November 1909 while searching for locations for new premises for cinema to expand on the Volta Theatre in Dublin. The strong presence of the Ulsterman, Mr. Deasy, in the "Nestor" episode, the second chapter of Ulysses informs Joyce's engagement with the particular issues around the politics of Ireland and Great Britain as well as the special position of Northern Ireland.
Call for Paper, Panel and/or Workshop Proposals
Petrocultures : Oil, Energy, Culture
University of Alberta: September 6, 7th and 8th, 2012
The "Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture" conference will take place on September 6, 7th and 8th, 2012, at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). Keynote speakers include Allan Stoekl (Penn State University), Warren Cariou (University of Manitoba) and Ursula Biemann (video artist, Switzerland).