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UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Negation and Negativity (6.3.2011, Los Angeles)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:31pm
UCLA English Department

Negation and Negativity: Theory, Form, and Representation
June 3, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speakers:
Sianne Ngai, UCLA Department of English
Joseph Bristow, UCLA Department of English

"You know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember
I remember
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
"Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?"
-T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land

[UPDATE] Real Worlds: (dis)Locating Realities. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 16th, 2011. Abstracts due: Jan. 31st

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:46pm
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization

From surrealism to social networks to the "real" housewives of New Jersey, it's no secret that reality is socially constructed. "Reality"—-as a state of mind or as an embodied experience—-has historically been positioned in opposition to such realms of infinite possibility as dreams, fantasy, and imagination. In fact, far from being a state of stability and sanity, reality is often treated as that which must be escaped. But escape to what?

ICAF: International Comic Arts Forum, September 29-October 1, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:33pm
International Comic Arts Forum

The 15th Anniversary International Comic Arts Forum: ICAF 2011

September 29-October 1, 2011

The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites scholarly paper proposals for its fifteenth anniversary meeting, to be held at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, from Thursday, September 29, through Saturday, October 1, 2011.

The deadline to submit proposals is March 18, 2011. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)

International Conference on Dialect and Literature 11th-13th July 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 8:54am
University of Sheffield

When an author writes a literary text either wholly or partly in dialect, he or she is making a conscious choice to represent something other than the standard language. This conference invites papers that explore this process. We welcome papers from across different periods, different genres and different geographical locations, including regional, social and world dialects. Questions that might be addressed include, but are not restricted to:

Afroeuropeans III: Cultures and Identities - Europe: Out of Many, One People CADIZ, 28-30 SEPT 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 8:09am

Afroeurope@s/Afroeurope@ns is an international research and development group funded by the Spanish MINSTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN, FFI2009-08948. The group is holding its third international conference in Cádiz, Spain from 28-30 September 2011. The venue will be La Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Cádiz. This third conference will be a focus for the many strands of this dynamic field of study, and aims to include presentations on both established and emerging research areas of a trans- and multidisciplinary nature. We recognise that this field cannot be confined to traditional textual representations and forms of expression and so we encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines.

Interdependencies of social categorizations , 2. International Symposium, 12. - 14.09.2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:44am
Research Network for Latin America

The Research Network for Latin America is a cooperation of historical, ethnological and sociological institutes of the German Universities of Cologne, Bielefeld and Bonn and two individual scientists from Minster and Hanover. Within an interdisciplinary framework, scientists of the humanities and social sciences investigate the concepts Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging to enhance the scientific understanding of quotidian economic, political and social exclusions and inequalities in Latin America. Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging are being understood as dynamic concepts that help to understand and to analyse the contextual and historically specific manifestations of boundaries and perceptions of order in Latin America.

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:05pm
English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature" Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
March 10-12, 2011

The historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts of the fantastic in literature are the focus of this year's graduate student conference at the University of Victoria. The fantastic crosses many formal and generic barriers in literature, and challenges the historical concept of the novel as a realist production. The conference invites graduate students who are writers of the fantastic to contribute their creative work as a complement to the academic presentations and research papers also offered.

Modes of Love and Reason: A Bernadette Mayer Symposium

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 7:14pm
University at Buffalo Poetics Program

The University at Buffalo Poetics Program invites scholarly submissions for a critical panel to take place as part of a one-day symposium on the work of Bernadette Mayer. This long-overdue celebration of Mayer's life and work will consist in equal measures of devoted fandom and rigorous study of Mayer's work—"love" and "reason"—and will be held in Buffalo on April 1, 2011. The event's finale will consist in a reading by Mayer. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to, Mayer and the New York school; Mayer and the visual arts; Mayer and gender; poetic form in Mayer's work; and Mayer and American regionalism. Please send submissions to Joey Yearous-Algozin at by March 1, 2011.

CFP: Fashion 3 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:10pm
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues
Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom