category: eighteenth century

[UPDATE] Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing (deadline extended 10/25/10) (3/31-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
williams@kutztown.edu

Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal

Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 Columbus, OH

The Crisis of the Confined a: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 12/1/10

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
spp_conf@berkeley.edu

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies o

Thinking Gender 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Chester (UK)
contact email: 
matt.davies@chester.ac.uk

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary ‘Spectres of Class’ conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approac

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. “Texts” are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.

“Working Toward Leisure”: University of Calgary Free-Exchange Conference March 4-6 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Calgary Free-Exchange Committee
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

University of Calgary’s Free-Exchange Committee will be hosting its annual, interdisciplinary graduate student conference March 4-6 2011 at the University of Calgary and is looking for contributors

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
EMCconference@gmail.com

DEADLINE December 10, 2010

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bruhm
contact email: 
sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historic

Political Dreams and Nightmares in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee-University of Chicago
contact email: 
politicalnightmares@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones: Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Princeton University

Stage Mothers: Women, Work and the Theatre, 1660-1830 Feb 15 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Elaine McGirr / Royal Holloway and Laura Engel / Duquesne University
contact email: 
elaine.mcgirr@rhul.ac.uk; engell784@duq.edu

This collection of essays seeks to explore the connection(s) between working mothers and the theater both on and off stage throughout the long eighteenth century.

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society, 14-16 July 2011 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Andreas Mueller, University of Worcester (UK)
contact email: 
a.mueller@worc.ac.uk

The University of Worcester, UK, will host the second biennial meeting of the Defoe Society on 14-16 July 2011.

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics Feb. 18 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in French
contact email: 
gcfrench2010@gmail.com

“[A] mode of writing is an act of historical solidarity…it is the relationship between creation and society, the literary language transformed by its social finality, form considered as human inte

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and The Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

2011 CLIFF: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum
contact email: 
CLIFF.umich@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

*
Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio

UPDATE-Francophonies: The Living and the Dead, March 18-19 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

he Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Boundaries (Un)Defined

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta
contact email: 
aug1988@gmail.com

The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to take part in submitting abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the confines, limitations, or openness of space i

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheetal Majithia
contact email: 
sm188@nyu.edu

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral

Comparative Anatomies: Atlantic Science & the Literature of Slavery [deadline: 11/1/10], ACLA 2011, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Britt Rusert, Temple University
contact email: 
brusert@temple.edu

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University
contact email: 
mcgillconference2011@gmail.com

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

[UPDATE] JANUARY 3 DEADLINE: Grad Conference: "ANIMAL.MACHINE.SOVEREIGN."

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
animal.machine.sovereign@gmail.com

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PLEASE VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://animalmachinesovereign.wordpress.com

KEYNOTES:
Timothy Campbell (Cornell)

Book Reviews – Mind/Body Relationships

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue

Contemporary Interpretations

full name / name of organization: 
CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium
contact email: 
espangler2@csuchico.edu

2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: “Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry”
CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Relationships Between Minds and Bodies--11/15/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 9th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2011 (online and in print).

Call for Contributions to edited collection on Visual Culture and Dublin

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire
contact email: 
justin.carville@iadt.ie

Call for contributions to an edited book on Visual Culture and Dublin

Editor: Justin Carville, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire

Manifest Identity [UPDATE] - February 25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
NC State Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.symposium@gmail.com


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
February 25-26, 2011

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator’s organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term “text” itself, as “text” has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

American Appropriations, American Interventions 15 & 16 April 2011, Queen's University Belfast

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association of American Studies
contact email: 
philip.mcgowan@qub.ac.uk

The Irish Association of American Studies invites papers on the theme of American Appropriations, American Interventions for its annual conference to be held at Queen’s University Belfast on April 1

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing (3/31-4/3/2011; 10/22/10)

full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
williams@kutztown.edu

Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal

Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 Columbus, OH

[UPDATE] Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations from Antiquity to the Present

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

IMAGINING EUROPE - PERSPECTIVES, PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS - LUICD Graduate Conference 2011

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