category: eighteenth century

Imagining Locality: Regionalization in U.S. Literature and Culture before the Civil War (essay collection; 5/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
John Funchion
contact email: 
jfunchion@miami.edu

In the wake of the "the planetary turn" in literary and cultural studies, scholars have devoted increasing attention to issues of space and place.

Rational Recreation? : Histories of Travel, Tourism and Leisure

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Conway, University of Manchester
contact email: 
historiesoftravel@gmail.com

Proposals are invited for a one-day postgraduate conference, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 1st February 2011.

Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University
contact email: 
cranes@newmanu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Newman University English Department presents:

11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
“The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings”

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
contact email: 
dsimms@siue.edu

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers.

Poetry and Religion: Figures of the Sacred

full name / name of organization: 
Institut Catholique de Paris, April 1-2, 2011, International Conference
contact email: 
higgie@noos.fr, jkilgorecaradec@gmail.com, c.parc@yahoo.fr

Deadline for proposals: December 1, 2010.

Oklahoma State English Conference: Transforming Words, March 4-5 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student 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: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2011@louisiana.edu

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline.

Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma & Culture, March 3-4, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
lsumardigrasconference@gmail.com

Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University

CALL FOR EDITORS Early Modern Women: An Interdisicplinary Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
emwjournal@umd.edu

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
CALL FOR EDITORS
FOUNDING EDITORS SEEK AN EDITORIAL TEAM OF 2 OR 3 EDITORS
TO SUCCEED THEM IN 2011

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure – EGADS! February 2011 Graduate/Undergraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society
contact email: 
egadsconference@gmail.com

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

CORRECTION--Natures 2011 [12/3/10;2/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Please note conference to be held on February 18 (not 28), 2011
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.

Villians, December 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the “villain.”

Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Ionescu, Mount Allison University and Ileana Baird, University of Virginia
contact email: 
cionescu@mta.ca, ifp4a@virginia.edu

We are looking for two additional proposals for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context.

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
Suzanne.Rintoul@Kwantlen.ca

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function.

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Political Dreams and Nightmares in Latin American and Iberian Literatures-University of Chicago

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

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

[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

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