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[LAST CALL, UPDATE} Oklahoma State University English Conference, "Transforming Words," March 4-5, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 12:08pm
English Graduate Student Association

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 scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Nov 4-5, 2011) Deadline extended to Feb 20

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 10:00am
National sun Yat-sen University

The Fifth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Ludi Civitatis: the Church, the Court, and the Citizens
'Civilization arises and unfolds in and as play' (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens). In civic entertainment, 'play' constitutes the primary formative element in human culture that affords and sustains common interest and amusement. Texts produced in the classical, medieval and the Renaissance periods document how the Church, the Court, and the citizens devise their 'play' in triumphal entries, court entertainment, civic festivals, religious rituals, processions, drama, music and dance.

The Journey and Its Portrayals: Explorers, Sailors, (Im)migrants (Nov 25-6, 2011)

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 9:42am
Center for the Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen University

The act of the journey ("to go from home to a distance") and migration signify the basic need of humanity to explore and in all cultures memories of the journey in its various forms represent important aspects of society, history, and culture in all of its aspects and dimensions. Records of travel, exile and return, and (im)migration and their perception are elements of culture including aspects of ideological, personal and/or group formation, artistic and/or historical representation, and the social imagery. Travel and the journey represent the basic human characteristic of curiosity and patterns of migration involve social, political, and cultural tensions emanating from basic needs of cultural, economic, political, etc., existence.

Nature and Violence in Representations of the Urban World, June 2-4, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 6:41am
University of Bucharest

We are looking for submissions for a panel on "Nature and Violence in Representations of the Urban World" within the annual conference of the English Department of the University of Bucharest, titled: "Tales of War: Expressions of Conflict and Reconciliation" (conference website: The conference is scheduled to take place June 2-4, 2011 and will be hosted by the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest, Romania.

[Update] Deadline Extended to 07/01/2011 for Interdisciplinary Relationship between Science and Art

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 6:13am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies n Humanities

Vol 3, No 1, January 2011


Ever since 'art' was separated from 'science', controversies and doubts have baffled human mind as to whether 'art' should at all be viewed as a separate sphere of study and practice, whether or not the two spheres share some common characteristics, whether science and art influence each other, and so on. In the next issue (Vol 3, No 1, January 2011) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, we seek to explore the interdisciplinary relationship between science and art. Possible topics for discussions are given below. But we are open to suggestions of inclusion of other relevant topics under the theme.


General Topics

[Update] The Crisis of the Confined Body: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 1/24/10

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 8:20pm
University of California, Berkeley

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 of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

The Folklore of Resistance

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 6:52pm
Tad Tuleja

For a collection of essays tentatively entitled "The Folklore of Resistance," I am seeking papers showing how marginalized groups utilize expressive culture, broadly defined, to define and assert themselves against existing power systems. I will entertain essays with any theoretical bent, but I am looking for resolutely empirical studies in which theory illuminates rather than swamping the data. Please send 250 word abstracts to

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication; April 1-2, 2011; Univ. at Albany; Keynotes: Wai Chee Dimock and...

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 2:36pm
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock and Doug Rice

"The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order."—Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

[Update] California State University Shakespeare Symposium (May 5-6, 2011)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 4:41pm
California State University, Stanislaus

Call for Papers
for the Nineteenth Annual
California State University Shakespeare Symposium
May 5-6, 2011
California State University, Stanislaus

Keynote Speaker: Professor Frances Dolan, University of California, Davis

Proposal submission deadline extended to: January 20th, 2011

Conference hotel: Candlewood Suites
1000 Powers Court
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: (209) 250-1501

Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8, 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 9:33pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling,

For more information about the conference, please visit this link: