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).
You may be familiar Sewanee's annual Medieval Colloquium which in the past has accepted Professional and Graduate papers. This year we are happy to announce that the Colloquium will again, for a third year, include an Undergraduate session. Included is the call for Undergraduate papers. If you would please send this forward to your colleagues and other interested parties it would be most helpful. Thank you very much.
The Sewanee Medieval Society Colloquium Committee
Call for Papers
39th Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
March 30-31, 2012
on the theme of
After Constantine: Religion and Secular Power in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Peter Brown, Princeton University
The Arts department at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev invites scholars from all disciplines to participate in a symposium on the topic of Art and Social Justice to be held on May 24, 2012.
The Dickens Society's 17th annual symposium, business meeting and dinner will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury on the 13th through the 15th of September 2012.
Paper proposals on any aspect of Dickens and his works are invited. Final papers should be readable in twenty minutes. Please send one-page proposals electronically, by attachment, to Malcolm Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org David Paroissien email@example.com and Cathy Waters firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31, 2012.
Transformations is calling for submissions for Issue 22: Hyperaesthetic Culture.
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 7 DECEMBER 2011
We would like to announce that the 5th issue of Zeszyty Naukowe Instytutu Neofilologii i Komunikacji Społecznej (Journal of Literary and Linguistic Studies published by the Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland) is currently being prepared for publication in 2012.
The title of the present issue is Recalling War: The Literature and Language of the Two World Wars in Britain.
The 2012 issue will concentrate on literary and linguistic aspects of the two world wars in Britain. Papers are invited to discuss a wide range of issues concerning the wars, either in poetry, novels, autobiographical works, media, official language, slang, etc.
The Alfred Deakin Research Institute and the Hon Mr Richard Marles MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, invite papers for the second annual conference on Papua New Guinea in Transition. This two-day conference will be held on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April at Deakin University in Geelong.
Themes will include, but are not restricted to:
• Security – domestic, regional, food, well-being
• Political process, change and the constitution
• Economic planning: from aid to partnerships
• Women in public life
• Religion, culture, kastom
• Land and 'home' in an age of development
• Narrative and the Papua New Guinea story.
I am looking for paper proposals for a panel titled: "Mothering Narratives in Contemporary American Women's Writing." Motherhood is the target of many recent scholarly publications concerning women's writing. Andrea O'Reilly (founder and director of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering) and Liz Podniek's 2010 collection of essays, entitled Textual Mothers/ Maternal Texts: Motherhood in Contemporary Women's Literatures, analyzes "matrifocal narratives" that "articulate and theorize . . . becoming and being a mother from the perspective and subjectivity of mothers themselves" (2-3).
(A flyer of this CFP is available at: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/earlycultures/user_files/CFP_Commons.pdf )
Commons: Shared Resources and Collective Activity in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference for the Group for the Study of Early Cultures - The University of California, Irvine
Conference Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 20 – 21, 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Julian Yates, University of Delaware
Having narrowly escaped the clutches of a band of marauders, Montaigne attributes his good luck to his face: "If my face did not answer for me, if people did not read in my eyes and my voice the innocence of my intentions, I would not have lasted so long without quarrel and without harm." With his legible eyes and voice, Montaigne's "Of Physiognomy" projects a face that quells quarrels and establishes "innocence."
33rd Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012
Papers on any aspect of Cormac McCarthy's works with a reading time of 15 minutes are invited.
Submit completed papers or substantive proposals of 150-250 words, along with a short biography, through the SW/TX PCA/ACA database at
Email queries to section chair
Dr. James Bell, Chair
English, Foreign Language and Humanities
Northwest Oklahoma State University
Deadline for submission of proposals/papers is December 1, 2011.
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize one session at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency (Embarcadero Center) in San Francisco, California. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World houses the personal papers of the United States' most prominent writers on the natural world. Writing with a profound respect for the grandeur and fierceness of the land, these writers are deeply engaged with questions of land use and the nature of community; the conjunction of scientific and spiritual values; and the fragility of wilderness. In addition to published books, materials available for research purposes include correspondence; drafts of manuscripts; research notebooks; diaries and calendars; and photographs, computer files, and film.
The Université de Montréal English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) invites abstracts for its 9th annual conference, March 16-17 2012.
This conference is organized around experimental writing and its many, varying communities including performance art collaborations, small press publishing and editorial projects, virtual and digital work, academic affiliations, and intersecting aesthetic, social and political identities and representations. The goal of this conference is to embrace the productive and generative connotations of these two terms as innovative acts and encounters that are always in the process of both venturing to do something previously untried, and questioning and testing the very boundaries and mores, however contingent, established by those attempts.