The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate group at the University of Michigan, is seeking submissions for its conference on the conceptualizations of the sacred and secular during the Medieval and Early Modern periods in February. This conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras. More specifically, it will investigate particular literary representations that negotiate and mediate the divide of the sacred and the secular in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Keynote speakers will be Nancy Warren (Texas A&M) and Sara Poor (Princeton).
Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department
February 20-22, 2015
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
Presentation Title: "The Long Emancipation: Anti-Blackness, Settlement and the Problem of Nation."
Professor Katherine Zien, Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University.
Presentation Title: "Minstrels of Empire: Black Labor and Blackface in Panama and the Canal Zone, 1850-1930."
CALL FOR PAPERS:
_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.
_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Days of Future Past: Remixing, Revisioning, Reflecting
"..in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles." - Maria Popova
"Everything is a remix"--Kirby Ferguson
University of Pennsylvania
French and Italian Graduate Society Conference
March 21, 2015
Keynote speaker: Prof. Lawrence Venuti (Temple University)
The 2015 FIGS Conference theme, Rewriting, seeks to explore the multiple manifestations of a work throughout its lifetime. The rewriting process may entail the draft work of the original author pre-publication, the revisions of a work (both subtle and dramatic, author-authorized and unauthorized) in successive re-editions, translations and the inter-textual or adaptational re-appropriations by other authors and artists.
How do we understand exteriors in literature? With critical study often focused on interiority, subjectivity, and soul, the outside is often overlooked or put aside. But what happens when the focus is redirected to exteriors, physicality, materiality—the tangible, ready to be touched surfaces of objects meant to be read? What happens when we pay attention to the shell rather than the spirit? The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider these literary exteriors. The question of exteriority ranges from the covers of the book a reader holds, to the bodies and objects described within, to the varied complexities of visual and material culture and their range of texts.
Singing the World: Song in/as Literature
A Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015
Yale University - Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote addresses by Stephen Burt (Professor of English, Harvard)
and Ardis Butterfield (John M. Schiff Professor of English, Yale)
Call for Papers
IJ-ELTS [January-March, 2015 Issue]
The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for January-March, 2015 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: 31/ 01/ 2015
Issue publication date: 07/03/2015
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
3. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
4. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
5. Relationship between L1 and L2
This year's theme for Significations, the graduate conference at Cal State L.A., is "Generation(s)."
We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality. Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or trauma and violence.
CFP: Literature Adaptations: Remixing and Upcycling
Panel at 3rd Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
St. Louis University, June 2015
Abstracts to krsuthe at uga.edu and tac598 at mail.usask.ca by December 15, 2014
Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015
Streams of Consciousness:
Water, Sound, Land, Text
Deadline Extended to December 8th!
Trance: March 5-6 2015
This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.
Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?
The aim of this conference is to revisit the literary, artistic and cultural texts, whether they are canonical or non-canonical, from both the (English/British) West and the (Ottoman/Turkish) East, from a historical period stretching from the Medieval Period to the end of the twentieth century, and representing the encounters and exchanges between the two. One major concern of the conference is to include into the debate the discursive constructions other than "Orientalism" (i.e. possible Occidentalism(s)?, essentializing self-representations) for the purpose of expanding the scope and scale of the academic conversation in this area.