category: graduate conferences

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

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

(dis)junctions 2010: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" as Sites of Crisis Submissions due 3/5; Conference 4/9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
santi001@ucr.edu

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010.

(dis)junctions 2010: Shakespeare and Popular Culture Submissions due 3/5/10; Conference 4/9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
santi001@ucr.edu

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010. 

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

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

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

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

Re-Living Disaster: Film-History-Identity

full name / name of organization: 
London Consortium
contact email: 
relivingdisaster@googlemail.com

The London Consortium Presents
Re-Living Disaster: Film – History – Identity
GRADUATE CONFERENCE

April 29-30 2010

University of London, Birkbeck
London, United Kingdom

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

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

[UPDATE]

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

[UPDATE] Final call - Cinema and Landscape Conference (3/15/10; 4/16/10 - 4/18/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema and Landscape
contact email: 
j.r.rayner@sheffield.ac.uk

*
Final Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

Men in Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
mschw006@ucr.edu

Men in Feminism

UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference 2010, April 9-10
Conference Theme: States of Crisis

(dis)junctions 2010: States of Crisis April 9-10th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions UC Riverside's Annual Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
(dis)junctions2010@gmail.com

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Seventeenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

States of Crisis: (dis)junctions 2010

"Undressing the Bawdy" - Graduate Student Conference - May 14th and 15th

full name / name of organization: 
York University
contact email: 
egsa-colloquium-committee-2010@googlegroups.com

“When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” - Mae West

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for 2010 'Writing Urban Space' Creative Writing Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Surrey
contact email: 
L.M.Bell@surrey.ac.uk

Deadline for submission of abstracts for 'Writing Urban Space' Creative Writing Conference at University of Surrey extended by two weeks until the 5th March 2010.

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH AND MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE 15 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

[UPDATE - NEW DATE] Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Walters, The University of Exeter
contact email: 
cjw222@exeter.ac.uk

Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe
Third Annual Postgraduate Conference
The University of Exeter

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference / Friday, March 12, 2010

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

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

Abstracts due: Friday, February 26

'After the Modern' Postgraduate Symposium, 16-17 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Malta
contact email: 
aftermodern2010@um.edu.mt

University of Malta
Department of English
Postgraduate Symposium
After the Modern: Language, Literature, Culture

Venue:
Valletta Campus,
Old University Building,
St Paul Street,
Valletta

Mythical Animals in the Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Sixteenth Century Conference 2010
contact email: 
jfujitani@apu.edu

Mythical Animals in the Renaissance (SCSC Conference in Montreal)

(UPDATE) 2010 War, Literature & the Arts Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Jesse Goolsby/United States Air Force Academy
contact email: 
2010wla@gmail.com

An international conference on War, Literature & the Arts at the United States Air Force Academy solicits both disciplinary and interdisciplinary presentations on “Representing and Reporting America

[UPDATE] Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: March 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
contact email: 
ahalouisville.com

The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announce the annual University of Louisville Graduate Confe

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