category: graduate conferences

Pilgrimage - (dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due Friday March 12, 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

PILGRIMAGE:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the phenomenon of pilgrimage from
any number of perspectives: historical, theological, philosophical, anthropological, literary,

Bruce Springsteen Panel - (Dis)junctions 2010 - "States of Crisis" - UCR Riverside, April 9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating any aspect of the music, philosophy, or

"Intellectual Property and the Academy" May 12-14, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students' Association
contact email: 
gsa.conference@usask.ca

Conference participants, through individual presentations, posters, and a panel discussion will discuss the nature of intellectual property as it pertains to the practices and goals of academia.

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

“Encountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, Writing” [UPDATE]:Graduate English Conference, April 24, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
fluhrn1@southernct.edu

The eleventh annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University seeks submissions for “Encountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, Writing.”

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

[Update: Deadline Extended] Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next

full name / name of organization: 
April Durham, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California Riverside
contact email: 
april.durham@email.ucr.edu

A interdisciplinary panel that is part of the [dis]junctions 2010 graduate conference at University of CAlifornia Riverside, April 10-11, 2010.

Comparative Literature Panel : East/West Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
UC Riverside (dis)junctions conference
contact email: 
fwils001@student.ucr.edu

This panel is interested in the "narrative representations of the sociopolitical world" as atheme,

[UPDATE] Derrida and Queer Theory? (MLA, 6-9 Jan 2011 in Los Angeles - DEADLINE EXTENDED 20 March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011
contact email: 
christianhite@gmail.com

Seeking papers that address some aspect of this (im)possible articulation in celebration (anticipation) of Michael O'Rourke's upcoming book, DERRIDA AND QUEER THEORY.

Visions and Revisions: Putting God into Writing. Offers by 31 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Christian Literary Studies Group
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Saturday 6 November 2010

CFP: Angles 2: Another Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference on Cultural History

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
angles.postgrad@gmail.com

ANGLES 2: ANOTHER INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HISTORY
Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday 19 June 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

k(NO)w tomorrow: Contradictions of Imagining the Future

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University
contact email: 
ahorwitz@gmu.edu

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 4th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Conference.

Call for Papers:(Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University, Researcher & Graduate School in the Humanities
contact email: 
ReconMulti@cf.ac.uk

The (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism conference, organised and led by postgraduate students, aims to attract doctoral researchers from across a diverse range of disciplines including Anthropology, A

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

Modernity, Mobility, Displacement: Transnational Perspectives from Detroit / International Summer Academy

full name / name of organization: 
Barrett Watten and Lara Cohen / Wayne State University
contact email: 
b.watten@wayne.edu / llcohen@wayne.edu

Wayne State University Department of English and the Bavarian-American Academy in Munich INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR

Second International Summer Academy for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies

MODERNITY, MOBILITY, AND DISPLACEMENT: TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES FROM DETROIT

MAY 13-22, 2010, Wayne State University, Detroit

Interceptions: Theory's Modernism and Modernism's Theory (December 11th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
interceptions@googlegroups.com

Sponsored by the AHRC and run in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and British Association of Modernist Studies, this one-day postgraduate-led symposium aims to provide a foru

[UPDATE] CFP: Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference at UC Irvine

full name / name of organization: 
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
vs2010@post.com

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 12, 2010

EXTENDED DEADLINE -- Abstracts due: Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

Trans-Formations: Theorizing Class and Race in the 21st Century - Postgraduate Panel (June 17, 2010-June 19, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies/Department of North American Studies
contact email: 
freiburg.transformations@googlemail.com

The Department of North American Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces a call for papers from postgraduate students working with issues of cla

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

Proposed Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference (April 16-17, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of New Mexico
contact email: 
csconference.unm@gmail.com

Beginning with the Enlightenment the nation-state has been the dominant organizing principle of global societies.

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

“(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance” CFP deadline: 3/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 
LReese@udc.edu

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre.

Class Politics in Recent Los Angeles Fiction and Film (3/3/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11 Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Maucione/Gonzaga University
contact email: 
maucionej@gonzaga.edu

This panel will examine the representation, exploration, and glossing over of class politics and class conflict in recent literature and film of Los Angeles.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies. September 24-25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern State University (co-chair)
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 24-25, 2010 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Creative Writing Club (CWC)
contact email: 
jisip@fullerton.edu

CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

Graduate Student Academic Freedom (3/5/10; MLA '11)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Colson, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
dmcolson@illinois.edu

CFP: “Graduate Student Academic Freedom”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus and AAUP, MLA 2011

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference

full name / name of organization: 
CSUF Creative Writing Club & Teaching Writing Club
contact email: 
jisip@fullerton.edu

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

full name/name of organization

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