category: poetry

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2010@gmail.com

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11.

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Social Semiotics
contact email: 
specialissuebreast@gmail.com

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

[UPDATE] Sylvia Plath and Material Culture (deadline extended to April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sylvia Plath Studies
contact email: 
apg3@uw.edu

Sylvia Plath and Material Culture

The Humane Reader: Friendship and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
John Lee / University of Bristol
contact email: 
j.lee@bristol.ac.uk

The Humane Reader: Friendship and Literature

Plenary Speakers: Peter McDonald, Christopher Ricks, Mark Vernon

PUPIL Journal Seeks Submissions for Spring 2010 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
PUPIL Journal
contact email: 
teachingwritingcsuf@gmail.com

PUPIL, CSUF’s Teaching Writing Club’s annual pedagogy journal, seeks
submissions for its 2010 issue. We are of the mind that the best

Sonnets and Modernity (extended deadline: 3/12/10; Los Angeles, 1/6/11-1/9/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA special session
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

An MLA/LA special session invites proposals exploring the originality and modernity of sonnetry, including experiment, tradition, iconography, typography, forms, occasions, locations, and questions of

Contemporary Literature and Its Contexts 1st-2nd July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kaye Mitchell, The University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
kaye.mitchell@manchester.ac.uk

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE & ITS CONTEXTS

Centre for New Writing, The University of Manchester, 1st-2nd July 2010

Confirmed keynotes/participants:
Martin Amis
Prof. Peter Boxall (Sussex)

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

[Update: Deadline Extended] Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

Call for Indian English poems

full name / name of organization: 
MKGV Varanasi, India
contact email: 
mishra.binod@gmail.com

Call for Indian English poems

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (NEW Proposal deadline: March 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
2011 MLA Panel organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

“Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing,” organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson. Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

[UPDATE] Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University)/ David Houston Wood (Northern Michigan University), eds.
contact email: 
ahobgood@willamette.edu, dwood@nmu.edu

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

[UPDATE] SCMLA Old and Middle English Session Oct. 28-30; deadline for submission March 26

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rebeccad@dbu.edu

The SCMLA Old and Middle English Session welcomes submissions on any topic related to Old or Middle English studies including gender, ethnicity/national idenity, environment, history, culture, and (of

Visions and Revisions: Putting God into Writing. Offers by 31 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Christian Literary Studies Group
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Saturday 6 November 2010

[UPDATE] "Ryght as it is ymad in Fraunce": Franco-English Poetic Translation(s) 1350-1550, St Hilda's College Oxford, 20 March

full name / name of organization: 
Mariana Neilly, Queen's University Belfast, and Liv Robinson, University of Oxford
contact email: 
m.neilly@qub.ac.uk

‘Ryght as it is ymad in Fraunce’: Franco-English Poetic Translation(s), 1350-1550
20 March 2010, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

*** REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ***

"[UPDATE]“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS” special issue ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL 15 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Naples L'Orientale
contact email: 
sgikandi@Princeton.edu, fjwilkinson@alice.it, anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

Teaching Feminist Perspectives RMMLA 14-16 October 2010 Albequerque, NM, proposals due by March 15 (extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Cobb / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
barbara.cobb@murraystate.edu

All topics of interest in bringing feminist persectives to the classroom are welcome. Reconsiderations of feminist perspectives through the lens of post-revisionist feminist particularly encouraged.

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (2011 MLA, Jan. 6-9 in Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS”, a special issue of ANGLISTICA AION An Interdisciplary Journal deadline: 15 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Naples L'Orientale
contact email: 
sgikandi@Princeton.edu, fjwilkinson@alice.it, anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

Deadline Extended: Autopsia CFP: Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

full name / name of organization: 
Autopsia Online Journal
contact email: 
rhizomatic@myway.com

New call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Journals and Collection of Essays

full name / name of organization: 
The Indian Review of World Literature in Einglish -http://www.worldlitonline.net
contact email: 
ganesanbalan@yahoo.com

The Indian Review of World Literature in English
(http://www.worldlitonline.net)
Call for Papers

Global Aging: Arts and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tanton@depaul.edu

African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference 1-3 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
brownvelez@wisc.edu

Call for Proposals
African Studies
at
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010
Minneapolis, MN!
Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Creative Writing Club (CWC)
contact email: 
jisip@fullerton.edu

CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

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