category: poetry

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.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference

full name / name of organization: 
CSUF Creative Writing Club & Teaching Writing Club
contact email: 
jisip@fullerton.edu

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

full name/name of organization

CFP: New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Ghent University, Belgium
contact email: 
Sandro.Jung@UGent.be

New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

English Department, University of Ghent, Belgium, 21-23 September 2010

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

(dis)junctions 2010: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" as Sites of Crisis Submissions due 3/5; Conference 4/9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
santi001@ucr.edu

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010.

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

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

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

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

Call for publications Camino Real (2010/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamin Franklin- Universidad de Alcalá
contact email: 
cristina.crespo@uah.es

The academic journal ‘CAMINO REAL: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas’ welcomes new submissions for its next numbers in 2010/ 2011.

Marvell and London

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University
contact email: 
diane.purkiss@keble.ox.ac.uk or nsmith@princeton.edu

'Marvell and London'

Health/Care/Nation (10 April 2010; 14-17 October 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor
contact email: 
caas@uwindsor.ca

Health/Care/Nation

A conference sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor

Windsor, Ontario 14-17 October 2010 (proposal deadline: 10 April 2010)

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

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

[UPDATE]

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

Death in Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
The St. John's University Humanities Review
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Death in Early Modern Europe

Asian American Literature Session, PAMLA 2010 (4/5/10; 11/13-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
nanma22@gmail.com

Papers (15-20 minutes) are invited for the Asian American Literature session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference, to be held on Nov 13-14, 2010, at Chamina

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

(dis)junctions 2010: States of Crisis April 9-10th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions UC Riverside's Annual Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
(dis)junctions2010@gmail.com

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Seventeenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

States of Crisis: (dis)junctions 2010

"Undressing the Bawdy" - Graduate Student Conference - May 14th and 15th

full name / name of organization: 
York University
contact email: 
egsa-colloquium-committee-2010@googlegroups.com

“When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” - Mae West

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for 2010 'Writing Urban Space' Creative Writing Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Surrey
contact email: 
L.M.Bell@surrey.ac.uk

Deadline for submission of abstracts for 'Writing Urban Space' Creative Writing Conference at University of Surrey extended by two weeks until the 5th March 2010.

South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature, New Orleans, April 16-17, 2010; deadline for proposals March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Claudia M. Champagne/South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
cchampagne@olhcc.edu

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

South-Central Conference
on Christianity and Literature
April 16-17, 2010
Doubletree Hotel at 300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Conference Theme:

African Literatures - Journals and collections of essays

full name / name of organization: 
URI- Uiversidade Regional Integrada do Alto Uruguai e das Missoes- RS-Brazil
contact email: 
linguaeliteraturauri@gmail.com

This CFP invites critical investigation on African literatures.

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH AND MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE 15 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

Special Issue: SAFE

full name / name of organization: 
WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly)
contact email: 
WSQSafeIssue@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly)

Special Issue: SAFE

Guest Editors: Alyson M. Cole & Kyoo Lee

'After the Modern' Postgraduate Symposium, 16-17 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Malta
contact email: 
aftermodern2010@um.edu.mt

University of Malta
Department of English
Postgraduate Symposium
After the Modern: Language, Literature, Culture

Venue:
Valletta Campus,
Old University Building,
St Paul Street,
Valletta

[UPDATE] Victorian Grotesque (NAVSA 2010 Conference - Montreal 11/11-11/13 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Summer Star
contact email: 
summer_star@umail.ucsb.edu

Victorian Grotesque (NAVSA 2010 Conference - Montreal 11/11-11/13 2010)

Victorian Grotesque
NAVSA 2010 Panel (subject to approval)

Edited Collection: Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women’s Literature (Deadline May 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Mariam Pirbhai/Wilfrid Laurier University; Joy Mahabir/State University of New York
contact email: 
mpirbhai@wlu.ca and mahabij@sunysuffolk.edu

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays on Indo-Caribbean women’s literature.

UPDATE: “Green Thoughts in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds"; EES Journal Submission MARCH 2, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Early English Studies Journal
contact email: 
earlyenglishstudies@gmail.com

Early English Studies Journal is accepting articles that are concerned with any aspect of medieval or early modern green/environmental topics for the 2010 issue, “Green Thoughts in the Medieval and

[UPDATE] Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations, University of Louisville, April 16, 2010 (Abstract deadline: March 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities
contact email: 
ahalouisville.com

The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announce the annual University of Louisville Graduate Confe

“Poets and Publishers : Circulating Avant-Garde Poetry (1945-2010)”, Le Mans, France, 14-16 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Université du Maine, Lab 3L.AM
contact email: 
Helene.Aji@univ-lemans.fr

Call for Papers (international conference, Université du Maine, Le Mans, France, 14-16 October 2010)
“Poets and Publishers : Circulating Avant-Garde Poetry (1945-2010)”

UPDATE: Chaucer at Galway

full name / name of organization: 
National University of Ireland, Galway
contact email: 
cliona.carney@nuigalway.ie

Please note that the deadline for submissions of proposals for this conference (to be held on 19th -20th May, 2010) has been extended to 31st March, 2010.

2010 ELLAK Global Conference: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World in English, 2-4 December 2010, Daejeon, Korea du

full name / name of organization: 
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK): Chung-Ho Chung, President of the ELLAK; Youngmin Kim, Chair, Organizing Committee of the 2010 ELLAK International Conference, Daejeon Convention Center, Korea (Abstracts due April 1, 2010)
contact email: 
conference@ellak.or.kr

Call for Papers

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