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Teaching literary Studies in the Women's and Gender Studies Classroom (roundtable)

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:26am

While many scholars in literary and cultural studies focus on feminist issues, the field of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) has coalesced into its own discipline, frequently oriented toward the social sciences and not the humanities. This roundtable will explore what the study of literature has to offer students in various classrooms (literary studies, WGS, and cross-listed courses) and to WGS more broadly. Please send abstracts to Deborah Uman, and Heather Hewett,

CFP: Workshop on Psychoanalytic Research (8/20; 12/20-1/10

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 9:15am
Roger Hunt, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

"Freud: a Mosaic"

What: Winter Colloquium

Where: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
1581 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA

When: December 2011 - January 2012

Deadline: Aug. 20th, notification by Oct. 1

Who: Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, independent
scholars and practitioners

Conference on The Literary Essay, July 2nd-3rd (London)

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 7:55am
Thomas Karshan


Conference on the Literary Essay at Queen Mary, University of London, and the London Review Bookshop, July 2-3

This July 2-3, there will be a conference on the essay from
Montaigne to the present, which will be taking place at Queen
Mary and the London Review Bookshop, featuring Adam Phillips, Andrew O'Hagan, Geoff Dyer, Jeremy Treglown, Karl Miller, Hermione Lee, Gillian Beer, Markman Ellis, Peter Howarth, Ophelia Field, Felicity James, Uttara Natarajan, Stefano Evangelista, Adam Piette, Kathryn Murphy, and Sophie Butler.

Tickets and details available at:

Counterfactual History in German Literature: Deadline Sept. 30, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 5:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Das Neuschreiben der Vergangenheit: Counterfactual History in German Literature

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Special Issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies on African-centered Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Africana Studies

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 11:42pm
Karanja Keita Carroll

The Journal of Pan African Studies ( invites papers for a March 2012 edition on African-centered theory, methodology and pedagogy in Africana Studies. African-centered theorists argue that an African-centered perspective in spoken and written form in the American context emerges during the second-order 19th and 20th century speeches and writings of David Walker, Maria Stewart, Henry Garnet and the like, who were calling for cultural nationalism.

Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 9:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not supplanted rather than complemented economic analysis. With the advent of the 2008 global financial crisis, however, economic concerns have again risen to the fore.

UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, Oct. 28th: Abstracts due August 1st

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 3:59pm
David Showalter

The University of Chicago is proud to announce The UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, the first conference to interrogate the landmark MTV reality television show "Jersey Shore." The conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday, October 28th, 2011. Confirmed speakers include Candace Moore (University of Michigan), Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario), and Brian Moylan (Gawker Media).