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[UPDATE] Enterprising Creativity: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Graduate Conference)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 4:58am
University of Leeds

(Please note the extended deadline, now 31 August 2009.)


[Student-led postgraduate conference]

University of Leeds
Hosted by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
6-7 November 2009

This year, the EU celebrates the 'European Year of Creativity and Innovation', aiming to 'raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development'. What does in mean to innovate in the arts and humanities, and what role does such innovation play in a global society increasingly concerned with the valuation of ideas?

Papers Wanted on American Identity - 11/01/09 Deadline

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:20pm
St. John's University Humanities Review

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a call for papers for the fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

Caribbean Enlightenment conference, University of Glasgow, 8th-10th April 2010

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 12:02pm
University of Glasgow

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
F. Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular (4-7 May 2010)

Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 5:37pm
Franca BELLARSI/Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

'Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular:
Awakening, Epiphany, Apocalypse and Doubt in
Contemporary English-Language Verse'

Université Libre de Bruxelles

First Call for Papers

(Brussels, 4 to 7 May 2010)

As a medium reaching far back into past millennia, poetry not only has its roots in music, dance, and the organic rhythms of the breath, but also in ritual, liturgy, healing and the sacred. From its inception, poetry has indeed been deeply intertwined with the religious—i.e. with that which, in the etymological sense of 'religare,' yokes different dimensions to one another and ties back the visible to the invisible, the 'relative' to the 'absolute.'

October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

Friday, August 14, 2009 - 3:15pm
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

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 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). Abstracts should be received by August 31, 2009.

Obsolescence. (2/13-2/15/2010)

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 3:40pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 1:23pm
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)



Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps