category: postcolonial

Violence and Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Jaclyn Simon (University of Southern California), Ricardo Wilson (University of Southern California)
contact email: 
jaclynsi@usc.ecu, rawilson@usc.edu

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
megan.shea@nyu.edu

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

[UPDATE] Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century - Seminar group 10th Oct, 14th Nov, and 12th Dec 2011; London

full name / name of organization: 
Zoe Roth/Fusako Innami, Comparative Literature Department, King's College London
contact email: 
sensibleflesh21@gmail.com


Please note: the first seminar will now be held on the 10th October (previously on the 17th). All other dates stay the same.

36th Comparative Drama Conference, March 29-31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference, Text and Presentation
contact email: 
cdc@stevenson.edu

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2011

Music and Crisis -- Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

Music and Crisis

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 14-15, 2012

[REMINDER] Writing Queerly - Abstracts due 9/30

full name / name of organization: 
Jess Lewis-Turner
contact email: 
jlewturn@temple.edu

Call for papers for a panel on 'writing queerly' at the NEMLA 2011 convention in Rochester, NY, held March 15-18.

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

The International Conference on Human Rights and the Humanities; May 9-11, 2012; Beirut

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Beirut
contact email: 
humanrightsandthehumanities@gmail.com

The International Conference on Human Rights and the Humanities will be hosted by American University of Beirut May 9-11, 2012.

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

Fashionable Queens : Body – Power – Gender [Proceedings] - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English / Department of Sociology (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at

The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.

Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World

full name / name of organization: 
PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT / KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
agooden@kent.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS

“Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World”

Friday, APRIL 27, 2012

Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective 28-30 June, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Utrecht University, the Netherlands
contact email: 
info@digitalcrossroads.nl

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference website: http://www.digitalcrossroads.nl

Deadline for abstract submission and panel proposals: January 10, 2012

Conference chair: Sandra Ponzanesi

Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity; Biennial National Conference 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
pmonagha@depaul.edu

Advancing scholarship about women and mythology involves the evolution and refinement of scholarly methods. Suggested topics for this symposium might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Lawrence Durrell Centenary Panel, Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, 23 – 25 February 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
contact email: 
francis@nsula.edu

27 February 2012 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of British novelist and travel writer Lawrence Durrell.

On The Edge: Exploration of Liminalities and Extremities in English Studies (November 10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

Liminality is a state of being that is neither in nor out, neither belonging to or excluded from, neither conscious nor unconscious, neither full nor empty; but, liminality holds within that in-betwee

Lawrence Durrell Centenary Panel, The 40th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, 23-25 February

full name / name of organization: 
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
contact email: 
francis@nsula.edu

27 February 2012 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of British novelist and travel writer Lawrence Durrell.

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950: 13-14 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
moving@ncl.ac.uk

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950
13-14 April 2012
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:
Alexandra Peat (University of Toronto)

GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY (Deadline: January 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / Pierre du Bois Foundation
contact email: 
debt.crises@graduateinstitute.ch

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Pierre du Bois Foundation

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Institute is glad to announce a
trans-disciplinary conference:

Joyce and/in Italy - The 5th JJIF Graduate Conference - Rome (Italy) - February 25 and 26, 2012,

full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
contact email: 
joyce.foundation@uniroma3.it

Joyce and/in Italy
The 5th JJIF Graduate Conference - Rome
Università Roma Tre, Italy

Topics in American Literature, SAMLA Convention 2011, Atlanta, GA, FR Nov. 4

full name / name of organization: 
Damien Schlarb
contact email: 
dschlarb@gsu.edu

***Late Open Call***
SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION 2011
Special Focus: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World

Postcolonial and Contemporary Irish Literature and Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Western Illinois University's English Graduate Student Organization (EGO) conference
contact email: 
jcm657 (at) msstate (dot) edu

This panel seeks to explore the various modes of navigating the often complicated relationship between the individual and the community, between private and public, in postcolonial and contemporary Ir

[UPDATE] World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

Society for Novel Studies / "Novel Worlds" / April 27-28, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Novel Studies
contact email: 
novelsociety2012@duke.edu

In April 27-28, 2012, the Society for Novel Studies will hold its first biennial conference at Duke University, sponsored by the journal NOVEL: A FORUM ON FICTION.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats , so that he is listening in ti

Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies

full name / name of organization: 
Loughborough University
contact email: 
M.G.Meskimmon@lboro.ac.uk; M.Arnold@lboro.ac.uk

Conference Call for Papers

HOME/LAND: WOMEN, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHIES
5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation" [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

Waterscapes: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Environment and Place in Crisis (11/01/2011; 03/29 - 04/01/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference Providence, Rhode Island
contact email: 
stampfl@uiwtx.edu

Recently, it has become clear that environmental degradation is the biggest hazard facing life on planet earth and has a long colonial and imperial history.

Video Games as Text; Text as Play

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming Department of English
contact email: 
uwplayology@gmail.com

Video Games as Text; Texts as Play

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA, Co-chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State
University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011 DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)
contact email: 
desireconference2011@gmail.com

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

Representations of Disability in Science Fiction (essay collection, book) Proposals due: Nov. 18/11

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kathryn Allan
contact email: 
kathryn@academiceditingcanada.ca

Contributions are invited for an essay collection on the representations of disability and the disabled body in science fiction.

Call for Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
Academic Quarter
contact email: 
ra@hist.sdu.dk OR kk@ihis.aau.dk

Documenting human patterns of mobility is a key element in the travelers' social anatomy.

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