category: postcolonial

[UPDATE] “Rough Music”: Representing Violence (March 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University English Graduate Students
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneu

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to February 10th "Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought"

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 7-8, 2012

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Call for Editors/Appointment of New Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic Studies Journal
contact email: 
atlanticstudies.lsu@gmail.com

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Appointment of New Editors

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is accepting submissions for its third edition

full name / name of organization: 
Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies
contact email: 
EdgeGraduateJournal@gmail.com

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is
accepting submissions for its third edition. We are seeking
original scholarly research as well as book and film reviews.

UNC Wilmington Graduate English Conference April 21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
UNCW Graduate English Association
contact email: 
uncwgea@gmail.com

University of North Carolina Wilmington Graduate English Association
Call for Papers: "Great Textations: Celebrating English Scholarship”
Date: April 21, 2012 from 10 AM – 6 PM

"The Violence of the Image," April 26-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo
contact email: 
violenceoftheimage@gmail.com

"The Violence of the Image," Second Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo

Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATTROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Call for Papers

The 6th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

[Extended Deadline 16 February] Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality.

The Politics of Critique

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG), School of Humanities, University of Brighton
contact email: 
i.sinclair1@uni.brighton.ac.uk

Call for Papers: The Politics of Critique
2nd Critical Studies Research Group Postgraduate Conference
Organised by the Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG)

[UPDATE] Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive Deadline Extended to Feb. 6th

full name / name of organization: 
Velvet Light Trap
contact email: 
landaamanda@gmail.com

CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University
contact email: 
gradconf@sfu.ca

If there is ‘no friend’, then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously?

Reflections / Refractions Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kansas Department of French and Italian
contact email: 
rdecker@ku.edu

"Les miroirs feraient bien de réfléchir avant de renvoyer les images"
Jean Cocteau

The French and Italian department of the University of Kansas invites researchers at all levels to submit proposals for its spring conference, to be held on April 28th in conjunction with Chimères, a peer-reviewed Journal of French & Francophone Literatures and Cultures listed by the MLA Bibliography and now in its forty-fifth year.

The Body Electric, March 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization
contact email: 
Conference.geo@gmail.com

The Body Electric
March 3, 2012

Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma.

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth.
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth, 14th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, University of Swansea

“Freedom, Come All Ye…” Conference for Scottish Studies

full name / name of organization: 
SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE D’ETUDES ECOSSAISES and the ASSOCIATION FOR SCOTTISH LITERARY STUDIES and THE UNIVERSITY OF A CORUÑA (SPAIN)
contact email: 
rjarazo@udc.es

“Fredome all solace to man giffis, He levys at es that frely levys!”*:

CWWA-FWSA conference: Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

full name / name of organization: 
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012, The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

Service Learning in Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
lewestman@utep.edu

The Fall 2012 issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities will be a special issue on service-learning in the humanities.

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis - University of British Columbia Graduate Conference in English

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

Working the Frame: Comparative Approaches to Asian Canadian Literature & Culture, October 25-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Donald Goellnicht, Lisa Kabesh, Farah Moosa, Vinh Nguyen, Malissa Phung, and Y-Dang Troeung (Organizers).
contact email: 
asiancan@mcmaster.ca

John Douglas Taylor Conference 2012
Department of English and Cultural Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada

CFP Deadline: February 15, 2012

[UPDATE] Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto
contact email: 
frye.2012@utoronto.ca

Final Call for Papers (due January 31, 2012):

EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NORTHROP FRYE ON THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH
October 4,5,6, 2012 | Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Twenty years after his death, Northrop Frye, the author of Fearful Symmetry and Anatomy of Criticism, continues to be one of the most read and the most quoted of literary critics. His attention to form, specifically to genre and mode, and his understanding of literature as a totality have directly influenced two later generations of critics, including Hayden White, Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti. In order to celebrate this ongoing legacy, the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Frye's home throughout his career, have organized a three-day symposium in his honour.

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, UK
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu, paullm@smuc.ac.uk

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue.

The Literary Classic in and through Time

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013
contact email: 
Marius.Hentea@UGent.be

What is the classic? Has its meaning changed? What value system underpins criticism in different epochs? Is literary value dead?

Submit proposal (300 words) and brief bio by 5 March 2012.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary & Sacred Space (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012Deadline 3/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

Literature and Religion panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings.

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association
contact email: 
akking at olemiss.edu

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms?

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/24/11] Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association (GESA)
contact email: 
gesaconference2012@gmail.com

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
zlabekkm@mail.uc.edu

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas.

[Update] New Theme Added/Deadline Extended Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

full name / name of organization: 
University of the Arts London/ University of East London
contact email: 
r.dasgupta1@arts.ac.uk

Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue No 5)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

"Mapping Real-and-Imagined Places," MLA 2013 (deadline 10 March '12)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Dickens's London, Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha, Tolkien's Middle-earth, Mieville's Bas-Lag ...

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
profgood@hotmail.com

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice - March 23rd-25th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 23-25, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference - Ottawa, ON, Canada

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture: The Art of Revolution

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa

“…Do not be afraid to say revolution!”

Poetics/Ethics MSA 14 Las Vegas

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Volpicelli/ Penn State University
contact email: 
rav140@psu.edu

In his 1913 essay, "The Serious Artist," Ezra Pound suggests that writing "good" poetry is as much a matter of aesthetics as it is ethics.

MLA 2013 Boston "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"; March 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

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