Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2011
Music and Crisis
5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 14-15, 2012
Call for papers for a panel on 'writing queerly' at the NEMLA 2011 convention in Rochester, NY, held March 15-18. For more information about the conference, please visit the NEMLA website: http://www.nemla.org/convention/
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Convention
Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2012
The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.
Ascendio 2012: A Harry Potter Symposium welcomes adult scholars and fans of the Harry Potter universe to investigate, deconstruct and unravel the many facets of Harry Potter's world. We aim to promote scholarly analysis of the books, to provide forums for debate and discussion among fans of those works, and to provide professional development opportunities for teachers, librarians and academic scholars.
The Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization conference invites scholarly papers to join a panel on violence in literature and/or film. This panel presentation will explore the ways in which disaster and violence are portrayed in literature and the role they play in literature as tools of communication. In keeping with the conference theme, papers focusing on the psychological or physiological causes and/or results of disaster and violence as portrayed in literary works or film would be fitting; however, other papers on the topic will receive equal consideration. How does disaster or violence act as a link between public and private memory? How has the portrayal of disaster/violence in literature/film changed over time?
Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011
The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.
Call for Papers: Rhetoric and Compostion at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Composition and Rhetoric for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
This special topic seeks submissions which explore the conference theme, "Borders." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following areas:
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders
Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
Confirmed Speakers: James Hinton (Warwick), Nick Hubble (Brunel), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Dorothy Sheridan (Sussex)
Call for Papers (deadline: 16 January 2012)
Seventy-Five Years of Mass Observation
Thirty Years of the Mass Observation Project
The International Conference on Human Rights and the Humanities will be hosted by American University of Beirut May 9-11, 2012.
The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As the concept of crisis lends itself to many definitions, this conference invites papers and presentations that explore crisis from perspectives that expand the boundaries of traditional music research. Accordingly, CISM welcomes participants from all disciplines to engage in a discussion that is not restricted to music specialists. In doing so, the Music and Crisis Conference seeks to aid the academic study of music by legitimizing its position as an important cultural practice in which all people participate.
In 2000, Suzette Henke published Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women's Life-Writing, where her introduction explores trauma and healing, elaborating on what Henke coined as scriptotherapy, "the process of writing out and writing through traumatic experience in the mode of therapeutic reenactment" (xii).
The Université de Montréal English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) invites abstracts for its 9th annual conference, March 16-17 2012.
Call for Papers/Proposals
RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media
Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges, March 29-30, 2012
Katherine Harris of San Jose State University, author of Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive and Alexandra Juhasz of Pitzer College, author of Learning from Youtube