Liminality is a state of being that is neither in nor out, neither belonging to or excluded from, neither conscious nor unconscious, neither full nor empty; but, liminality holds within that in-between existence great power for effecting change. How does liminality intersect and clash with the concept of extremities – the fringes of society, religion, politics, ideology, and literature that threaten to pull us apart. Can liminality (the in-between) and extremity (the outer edge) inhabit the same space? Can they be one and the same at times, or are they always at odds with each other? Can we navigate and inhabit the borders and boundaries of our world - the ambiguous space between two other spaces - and not lose ourselves or our identities?
The Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE) is seeking paper and panel proposals for its fourth International North American Conference on Esotericism to be held at the University of California, Davis.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Renaissance Conference of Southern California welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines (Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science). Please send a 400-word abstract (for 15-minute paper) and 1-page c.v. Send proposals by post/mail (4 copies) to:
Prof. Christine Sellin, RCSC President
c/o California Lutheran University, Art Department, MC 3800
60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 2, 2012
Voice and Voicing in a Technological Era, A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 8- Saturday, March 10, 2011
Plenary Speakers: Adam Banks (University of Kentucky), Barclay Barrios (Florida Atlantic University), and Nancy Paterson (Ontario College of Art and Design)
27 February 2012 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of British novelist and travel writer Lawrence Durrell. To celebrate Lawrence Durrell's Centenary—and in anticipation of the program of special exhibitions and events to be held in London (13 – 16 June 2012)—the International Lawrence Durrell Society will sponsor a panel at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25 2012.
Call for Papers
Short German Prose Texts in 18th and 19th Century: Authors, audiences, genres
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Call for Papers
The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco on May 24-27, 2012.
Panel One: Dreiser and Other Writers
Papers are invited that consider Dreiser's work in relation to that of other writers, including but not limited to examinations of Dreiser's work as an influence on or influenced by other writers, Dreiser and his contemporaries, later twentieth- and early twenty-first-century writers' literary debts to Dreiser, Dreiser's impact on literary movements and traditions, or the relationship of Dreiser's work to writing in fields other than literature.
Panel Two: Open Topic
Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950
13-14 April 2012
Alexandra Peat (University of Toronto)
Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England)
The CMS Medieval Romance Reading Group at the University of Toronto is seeking proposals for a session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13, 2012.
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Pierre du Bois Foundation
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Institute is glad to announce a
GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY
CONVENER: PROF. MARC FLANDREAU,
GRADUATE INSTITUTE, GENEVA
December 15, 2012 Graduate Institute, Geneva
CFP: Deadline Extension – September 30, 2011.
The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to September 30, 2011.
Pursuing the Trivial - Investigations into Popular Culture.
A Postgraduate Conference with Invited Guest Speakers, University of Vienna, June 1-2 2012
"The everyday is what we cannot but aspire to, since it appears to us as lost to us."
Stanley Cavell, In Quest of the Ordinary
Joyce and/in Italy
The 5th JJIF Graduate Conference - Rome
Università Roma Tre, Italy
25-26 February 2012
Deadline for proposals: 10 December 2011
***Late Open Call***
SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION 2011
Special Focus: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World
Conference Date and Time: Friday November 4, 2011, 11:45 a.m.
Panel: Topics in American Literature
The Third Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities in 2012 aims to build on the strengths and successes of the 2011 conference by offering a true celebration of interdisciplinary study in a stimulating scholarly environment, and in the wonderfully rich physical and cultural environment of Japan. This international conference will again bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas and forge working relationships with each other.
This year's conference's new theme is "Encounters and Exchanges", and the organizers hope for these topics to inspire and drive next year's event.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 01
Librasia 2012 - The Second Asian Conference on Literature
and Librarianship 2012
6 to 8 April 2012