category: international conferences

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’ with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Northampton (UK) and University of Zaragoza (Spain)
contact email: 
sonya.andermahr@northampton.ac.uk, spellice@unizar.es

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’
with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes
An International Conference co-organised by:

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
pchafe@ryerson.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit – fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

IV International Gothic Congress ‘The Gothic and its Encounter with Technology’(Mexico City, April 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
GOTHIC CONGRESS UNAM
contact email: 
antonio.alcala@itesm.mx

The Gothic Literature is just beginning to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars.

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

full name / name of organization: 
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

full name / name of organization: 
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm
contact email: 
luca.caddia@katamail.com

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy.

The Complexity and Originality of Camus’s Writings - NeMLA convention April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Emmanuelle Vanborre
contact email: 
Emmanuelle.Vanborre@gordon.edu

This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Camus’s death. His death interrupted his career as Camus was still writing when he had his tragic accident.

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent.

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
spacesofalterity@gmail.com

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

2010 LCMND Conference, WINNIPEG, MB, October 14-16: hosted by the University of Winnipeg -- THEME: "Marshall McLuhan..."

full name / name of organization: 
LCMND: LANGUAGES & CULTURES Circle of Manitoba & North Dakota (from 1959-2009: Linguistic Circle of Manitoba & North Dakota)
contact email: 
j.mcleod-rogers@uwinnipeg.ca <j.mcleod-rogers@uwinnipeg.ca>

The THEME of the 2010 LCMND Conference is:
"Marshall McLuhan in a POMO World"
See:
http://rhetoric.uwinnipeg.ca/McLuhan_in_a_POMO_World/CALL_FOR_PROPOSALS....

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films.

NGInfra Academy 2010 / 19-24 September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Next Generation Infrastructures
contact email: 
info@nextgenerationinfrastructures.eu

The NGInfra Academy
‘An exceptional learning opportunity for forward-thinking young academic professionals engaged in the design and management of tomorrow’s infrastructure systems’

REMINDER - Deadline 28 May 2010 - Call for Papers: Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art

full name / name of organization: 
Simone Sharpe & Sarah Tayton/Monash University
contact email: 
collaborations@arts.monash.edu.au

Submission deadline: Friday May 28, 2010.

Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
contact email: 
kjohns03@nyit.edu

New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
“Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age”

Affects and Spaces in Latin American Cinema, Performance and Literature, Nemla, New Brunswick 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University
contact email: 
vgarrote@eden.rutgers.edu

This panel at NEMLA conference in Rutgers University in New Brunswick, aims to discuss the relation between affect and spaces in contemporary Latin American cinema, performance and literature.

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

The comedic and socially transgressive mode that Mikhail Bakhtin defines as “carnivalesque” primarily concerns literary forms of representation.

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

“Carnival is the place for working out, in a concretely sensuous, half-real and half-play-acted form, a new mode of interrelationship between individuals, counterposed to the all-powerful social-hie

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

Prove It On Me: Ambivalent Lesbian Representation in the Harlem Renaissance (15 Sept. 2010, NEMLA 7-10 Apr. 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Zapkin / NEMLA
contact email: 
pzapkin@uvm.edu

The Harlem Renaissance tried to fill socially-constructed absences in African-Americans’ group identity (such as humanity, art, masculinity, morality) by creating a respectable black middle class.

[UPDATE] Chicago--Theatre Capital of America. Past. Present. Future

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia College Chicago
contact email: 
awilliams@colum.edu, jgreen@colum.edu

The organizing committee is proud to announce that the symposium will feature three internationally recognized speakers - Michael Billington, Martha Lavey, and Todd London.

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
pchafe@mun.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit -- fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

(Image)ining the Female Body

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Finelli/ University of Surrey, UK
contact email: 
a.finelli@surrey.ac.uk

(Image)ining The Female Body
University of Surrey
October 29, 2010

Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin

Dalit Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

The editor of a collection on Dalit Literature seeks quality papers on
related themes e.g.,
Dalit Identity
Dalit Consciousness
Dalit Autobiograhy
Dalit and Gandhi
Regional Dalit literatures

Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:: Finding Solutions Oct 28-30 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
alebaron@kennsaw.edu

Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:
Defining Problems, Finding Solutions
Oct 28-30, 2010
KSU Center
Kennesaw State University

Proposals due July 21, 2010

El ensayo hispánico Brussels/Ghent (Belgium) 25-26 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
El ensayo hispánico: cruces y encuentros
contact email: 
crucesyencuentros@gmail.com

CONVOCATORIA
EL ENSAYO HISPÁNICO: CRUCES Y ENCUENTROS

The Art of the Theatre: Word, Image, and Performance in 19th C. France and Belgium

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast
contact email: 
arttheatre.conf@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Art of Theatre: Word, Image and Performance in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium

19th-20th of November 2010, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Guest speakers:

LOVE AND SEX IN ALAN MOORE, EDITED COLLECTION [July 15 deadline for abstracts]

full name / name of organization: 
Defiance College
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore’s work has become indisputable.

2010 Interstices Under Construction Symposium - Unsettled Containers: Aspects of Interiority, 8-10 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul / AUT University, Auckland
contact email: 
tina.engels@aut.ac.nz

University of Auckland, 8-10 October 2010

Keynote speaker (to be confirmed): Prof David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Theory at Work : Text ,History and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. R.N.Rai ,Head,department of english, banaras hindu university
contact email: 
anitasinghh@gmail.com

International Seminar

Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture

November 9-11, 2010

Convener

R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English

[UPDATE] Do You Bowles? Paul Bowles’s Centennial -- International Conference, October 21 - 23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
ULICES - University of Lisbon - Faculty of Letters
contact email: 
doyoubowles@gmail.com

The organizing committee of the Bowles International Conference in Lisbon issues a final Call for Papers (June 30) in order to invite interested scholars to present interesting papers or artistic work

Sept.30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
ETUDES IRLANDAISES (French Journal of Irish Studies)
contact email: 
cauvetp@hotmail.com

ETUDES IRLANDAISES
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2011 issue (non-thematic) /

(UPDATE] Final Call: DO YOU BOWLES?

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
contact email: 
doyoubowles@gmail.com

(Paul Bowles’s Centennial -- International Conference)

October 21 - 23, 2010

“American Geographies”: The 2010 British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 13 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baaspgc2010@gmail.com

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held on 13 November 2010 at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, 26 March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Thain Peregrin Took II/The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth
contact email: 
programming@3rdCOME.org

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth
26 March 2011
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
Westford, MA, USA
For More Conference Details Visit Our Web Site: www.3rdCOME.org

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