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UPDATE: [General] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 11:26am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

This one day conference for postgraduate students and early career
researchers explores recent articulations of subjectivity and political
agency in critical theory and cultural studies. The continued ascent of
neo-liberalism and economic globalisation, along with postmodern and
poststructuralist theorising around subjectivity, potentially sets a
dangerously de-politicised subject against the expanding forces and
inequalities of contemporary capitalism.

CFP: [General] TransCanada 3

updated: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 4:33pm
Robert Zacharias

TransCanada 3: Literature, Institutions, Citizenship
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, Canada
July 16-19, 2009

TransCanada Three will be organized around a set of related keywords to broaden and
strengthen the discursive flows produced in the previous TransCanada conferences. It will pay
explicit attention to literature, arts, and the media, but also to the educational, political, cultural,
and physical ecologies that have helped, or may in the future help, Canada to renew itself and to
embrace its emergent as well as its traditional selves. We would like to invite proposals that
address the following keywords:

CFP: [General] Welsh Women's Writing in English: Voice, Space, Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 8:42am
Laura Wainwright

Welsh Women’s Writing in English: Voice, Space, Identity

A postgraduate day-seminar supported by The Feminist and Women’s Studies
Association (FWSA) and hosted by the School of English, Communication and
Philosophy at Cardiff University, 7 July 2008

Keynote speakers:
Professor Jane Aaron and Dr. Katie Gramich

Including a roundtable discussion attended by: Professor Jane Aaron
(University of Glamorgan); Dr. Katie Gramich (Cardiff University); Dr.
Becky Munford (Cardiff University); Dr. Vike Plock (Cardiff University)

CFP: [General] Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-Narrative and Culture From Below in Canadian and Quebecois Lit.

updated: 
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 6:06pm
Domenic Beneventi

Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-Narrative an Culture From Below

in Canadian and Québécois Literatures

The state legitimates its ideologies though specific material strategies and practices in the aim
of defining social discourse and those who may participate in its production. If the
normalization and codification of public spaces produces the “proper” citizen who participates
in the consumption of the marketplace, it also produces the obverse - the homeless, the
criminal, the unemployed, the welfare recipient, the declassed migrant, the prisoner, the
dispossessed aboriginal, the racial and linguistic other.

CFP: [General] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: HAUNTING

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 12:53am
Jana Funke

FORUM: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 7: HAUNTING

The idea of haunting points to a residue or surplus of meaning that cannot be affirmed in the
present and nevertheless makes itself known in unexpected and disruptive ways. The haunting
traces of the forgotten, the disavowed and the effaced fundamentally undermine and trouble
what we have come to know and rely on as, or in, the present. In this sense, haunting opens up
the complex possibility of spectral knowledge and emerges as a powerful tool of
conceptualisation and representation.

CFP: [General] Humor Conference

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 8:25pm
Nathan Shepley

Call for Papers

WHAT'S SO FUNNY?: WORK, PLAY, AND HUMOR IN ENGLISH STUDIES

CFP: [General] The CEA Critic

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 4:35pm
Daniel Robinson

The CEA Critic, the official journal of the College English Association,
publishes scholarly articles that focus on textsâ€"fiction, poetry, drama,
nonfiction, and filmâ€"that English professors read, study, and teach and
professional articles that apply other critical approaches to issues
pertinent to the discipline of English in higher education.

CFP: [General] Expanding Literacy Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 5:58pm
Envera Dukaj

Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

CFP: [General] Decadence at the Transatlantic Fin de Siècle

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:47pm
Jack Shear

CALL FOR PAPERS
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference on Nineteenth
Century Transatlanticism

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

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