category: international conferences

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema. [UPDATE] Extended deadline May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature
contact email: 
je@arts.kuleuven.be

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)

2nd Global Conference: Heavy Fundametalisms - Music, Metal and Politics (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics

Tuesday 10th November - Thursday 12th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like.

Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

Papers are invited on any aspect, historical and/or theoretical, of the conference theme. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2009.

For further information, accommodation possibilities, and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

12th Annual Writing by Degrees Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Writing by Degrees / Binghamton University
contact email: 
writingbydegrees2009@gmail.com
    Writing By Degrees

is seeking creative and academic submissions demonstrating or contemplating the craft of writing.

Conference Dates: September 24¬–26, 2009.

Eudora Welty: A Centenary, Venice, Italy 17-18 November 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
contact email: 
mamoli@unive.it and pmchaney@gsu.edu

"EUDORA WELTY: A CENTENARY”
International Conference, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy, 17-18 November 2009. Proposals due MAY 15.

CFP: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms and Imagining Global Rights (ASTR, Puerto Rico, Nov 11-15, 2009; Abstr. due May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
contact email: 
fnbecker@gmail.com

WORKING SESSION: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms and Imagining Global Rights (San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 11-15, 2009)

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, May 15, 2009

Third call for papers: Worlds in Dialogue

full name / name of organization: 
A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA),the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS),the South African Society for General Literary studies (SAVAL), the 4th Conference on South African Children’s and Youth Literature and the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT).
contact email: 
Alwyn.Roux@nwu.ac.za

Third call for papers:
Worlds in Dialogue
NOTE: The CFP is also available in Setswana and Afrikaans – see below

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia (10/18/2009) University of Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago
contact email: 
jorgeabrilsanchez@hotmail.com

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia: pasado, presente y futuro
[Asturias and the Asturians throughout History: Past, Present and Future]

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA
contact email: 
thomas.hahn@rochester.edu

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary

[UPDATE] M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)
contact email: 
mamsie@bbk.ac.uk

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BRACHA ETTINGER (EGS, Saas Fee) and ADRIANA CAVARERO (Verona)

CPRACSIS Humanities Conference June 27 - 28

full name / name of organization: 
c parcsis
contact email: 
director@cpracsis.org

The conference, “Rethinking Humanities” attempts to interrogate how the future of humanities can be traced and interpreted from various academic and philosophical quarters, and the ways in which i

Towards ‘Post-radio’ - Issues in the Transformation of Radio Objects and Forms

full name / name of organization: 
GRER - The French Radio Researches and Studies Network
contact email: 
grer.mail@club-internet.fr

Towards ‘Post-radio’ - Issues in the Transformation of Radio Objects and Forms.

PARIS, November 26th, 27th and 28th 2009

University Paris I - Pantheon - Sorbonne

MSA 11: Modernist Affective Labor and Biopolitics Nov 5-Nov 7

full name / name of organization: 
Enda Duffy / UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
msa2009biopolitics@gmail.com

Modernist Affective Labor and Biopolitics

Panel for Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 5-8, 2009 (Montreal): Theories of Language as Modernist Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Ken Hirschkop
contact email: 
khirschk@uwaterloo.ca

The early twentieth century witnessed not only a variety of aesthetic experiments with language, but also a new wave of writing about language theoretically.

[UPDATE] 5th 'Medievalism Transformed' postgraduate conference - Keynote: Catherine Batt, University of Leeds

full name / name of organization: 
Bangor University, Wales
contact email: 
medievalismtransformed@bangor.ac.uk, www.bangor.ac.uk/medievalismtransformed

Translating the Middle Ages.

Submission Deadline: 29 May

HANIF KUREISHI AND HIS WORK

full name / name of organization: 
Middle East Technical University, Ankara
contact email: 
nbirlik@metu.edu.tr

THE 17TH METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
HANIF KUREISHI AND HIS WORK
December 17-18, 2009

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
literaryjournalismstudies@gmail.com

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalis

cpracsis

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Stueis
contact email: 
csbiju@cpracsis.org

Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
“Rethinking Humanities”
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

Rethinking Humanites June 27,28 ;2009 India

full name / name of organization: 
cpracsis
contact email: 
csbiju@cpracsis.org

International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
“Rethinking Humanities”
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory (deadline proposals 1 Sept. 2009; Conference 13-15 January 2010).

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
contact email: 
a.bracke@let.ru.nl

“New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory”

13 – 15 January 2010
Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
http://www.ru.nl/hlcs/newgrounds/

CFP: Thomas de Quincey, Manchester and Medicine, 1785–1859 (12/04/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salford
contact email: 
s.ruston@salford.ac.uk

Thomas de Quincey, Manchester and Medicine, 1785–1859

A one-day conference to be held at the University of Salford on Friday 4th December 2009

John Ashbery in Paris International Conference - March 11-14, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Antoine Cazé / Université Paris 7 Diderot - LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)
contact email: 
antcaze@wanadoo.fr

CALL FOR PAPERS

JOHN ASHBERY IN PARIS – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
March 11-14, 2010
Université Paris 7 Diderot – LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)

3rd CFP - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

full name / name of organization: 
Anu Laukkanen / School of Art Studies, University of Turku
contact email: 
reglib@utu.fi

3rd Call for Papers and Panels - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

Charlie in the Heartland: An International Charlie Chaplin Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein/Ohio University Zanesville
contact email: 
stein@ohio.edu

Call for Papers

Charlie in the Heartland
An International Charlie Chaplin Conference
October 28, 29, and 30, 2010
Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, OH USA

The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review:Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction/Writing from the Margins,July 30

full name / name of organization: 
Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
kaurr@wpunj.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review
Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction—Writing from the Margins

MSA 11: Aesthetic Depictions of Violence in Modernist Literature, 1890-1940

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

Abstracts sought for a proposed panel at the 11th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada, November 5-9, 2009.

Matters of Taste (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Elizabeth Curtin (University of Toronto)
contact email: 
marybeth.curtin@utoronto.ca

The modernists’ innovations in art, literature, and design were not only aesthetic reactions to traditional forms—they were also critical responses to the idea of taste.

BSA Session: Shakespeare's Next Editors (abstracts by 31 May 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
British Shakespeare Association
contact email: 
mpangall@english.umass.edu

Though the activity of editing the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries was for over two hundred years the principle scholarly method for investigating these works, many younger scholars today confront an academic establishment that relegates editing, bibliography, and text studies to secondary or peripheral positions in graduate, doctoral, and junior faculty programs. This is particularly unfortunate given the exponential increase in innovative technologies, methodologies, and theories that encourage fresh approaches to essential questions about these plays.

[UPDATE] Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
adam.hansen@unn.ac.uk

Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
Northumbria University, 15-16 January 2010

Para Sempre Poe / Forever Poe Conference 20-23 Sept. 09 (deadline 30 June 09)

full name / name of organization: 
Julio Jeha / Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Antonio Tillis / Purdue University
contact email: 
eapoe2009@gmail.com

An international celebration of Poe's bicentennial

[UPDATE] Conference / Edited Collection: Final Call: Handle with Care: Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Spenser 4-5 July

full name / name of organization: 
William Thomas Rossiter / Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
rossitw@hope.ac.uk / wtrossiter@hotmail.com

Handle with Care: Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Spenser [Conference and Edited Collection]

Venue: Liverpool Hope University

Date: 4-5 July 2009

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