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"Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:02am
English Graduate Organization (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

EGO’s 2018 Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers
Conference Theme: “Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias”
February 24th, 2018

Conference website:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Bell -- a Rushdie, postcolonial, and modern film scholar, Dr. Bell is an alumni of the Literature & Criticism PhD program at IUP. 

Hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Indiana PA

Deadline for Proposals: January 21, 2018

Rendering Rituals: On Memory and Memorializing—Feb. 7-9th

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:13pm
English Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mardi Gras as an event, a reiteration of experience across time, and a kind of ritual renders the new and the old as occurring simultaneously: our past always directly affects our present. This temporal boundary crossing reiterates and simultaneously invokes the past in every instance. In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler describes ritual as related to the repetition of gender performance across time, which denaturalizes the concept and instantiates gender as socially constructed. What if we apply Butler’s logic of the ritual to other concepts of human experience, such as race, religion, sexuality, and disability? Orienting ourselves within this Butlerian logic, we as scholars might think about how to interpret these ritual practices in memory.

Margins Conference 2018

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 5:34pm
Clemson University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline: December 15th

Theme: Displacement

Conference Date: March 31, 2018 at Clemson University


No registrartion fee!

Keynote speaker: Katrina Powell

Literary Exchanges

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:29pm
McGill University English Gradaute Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Date: February 16-17, 2018

Location: McGill University, 

Montréal, Québec,


un-history: art and unconcluded

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:21pm
OCAD University's Contemporary Art, Design and New Media History Graduate Student Conference. Location, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Location, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Nationalism and Apocalypse, Now and Then

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:58pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Madison Graduate Conference on English Language & Literature 2018

Nationalism and Apocalypse, Now and Then


February 23-24, 2018


The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University



International Rhetoric Workshop 2018-Call for submissions

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
The International Rhetoric Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

 We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. This year’s theme, “Rhetorical Cultures: Mapping Global Publics and the Crossroads of Democracy,” encourages broad-based reflection, inquiry, and collaboration, taking stock of the emergent rhetorical practices that shape and undergird the political world today in all of its contingency and heterogeneity.