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Virgin Envy: Contemporary Approaches to Virginity in Literature and Arts

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:08am
Canadian Comparative Literature Association/Canadian Association of Hispanists, New Brunswick, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences

Virginity has long been a trope found in literary and cultural texts, however, how do we understand virginity and why does it matter become two questions worthy of consideration. This joint-panel between the Canadian Comparative Literature Association and the Canadian Association of Hispanists aims to work through the poetics and politics of virginity in narrative, poetry, cinema, graphic novels, and popular culture. In many regards, though virginity has been studied, particularly in Medieval Literature, and aspects of Renaissance and Classical Literature, we have yet to see much consideration of virginity as a theoretical problem in modern texts.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 8:54am
BLACK CAMERA: An International Film Journal

Black Camera invites submissions for a special issue on Afrosurrealism in Film/Video, i.e. black experimental film to be published Fall 2013.

Black Camera is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study and documentation of the Black
Cinematic experience and is the only scholarly film journal of its kind in the United States.

[UPDATE / near deadline] "animal.machine.sovereign." Graduate conference

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 1:30am
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo

Event: April 15-16, 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 3, 2011

Timothy Campbell (Cornell University)
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris X-Nanterre)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)

2011 Graduate Student Conference
Department of Comparative Literature
State University of New York at Buffalo

For more information, please visit the conference website at:

[Update] Literature on the Margins

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 10:57pm
Université de Montréal Graduate Students' Society

CFP: Literature on the Margins, March 11-12, 2011


Monday, December 27, 2010 - 12:22pm
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for conference presentations on the topic of inter- and intra-textuality. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Timothy Seiber, from the University of Redlands Johnston Center; he will be presenting a talk entitled "Total Ecology: An Investigation of Bodies, Media, and Texts."


Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 11:46pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

Proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin's life or work will be considered. Please send a presentation title, your name and affiliation, and 1-2 sentences about the content of the proposed presentation.

Send all submissions to Dr. Emily Toth at by January 15, 2011.