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:
For our 13th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit critical papers and creative works that address vision both literally and metaphorically. Beyond the literal act of seeing, vision connects to a desire to foresee the future and look back to the past, whether politically, economically, or aesthetically. These seemingly competing modes of vision are intrinsically related as optics both enable and limit our ability to conceptualize a future beyond what we can immediately see. Humanities scholars might consider vision in terms of visual culture, visual literacy, visual rhetorics, and/or the role of vision within classroom settings.
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.
Below is an updated list of texts available for review in the Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply. Email me (Morgan Shipley) at email@example.com in order to review a text or to inquire about other available texts.
The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955, Lindsey R. Swindall (University Press of Florida, 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.
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.
LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities? Muldoon's Oxford Lectures in Poetry (2006) are entitled The End of the Poem, yet like in John Donne's Holy Sonnets, the end of one poem is the beginning of the next one.
The guests of honour at LIES 2015 (15-16th May 2015) are Paul Muldoon as well as Nick Hayes, a political cartoonist and the author of the graphic novel, Rime of the Modern Mariner – and thus we are going through Poetry into the Beyond!
The second issue of Angles, the new online journal published by the SAES, will aim at examining "angles and limes" in Anglo-American studies.
The purpose of this particular issue is to gather articles focusing both on the specific angles of each discipline and their limits, and on the instances when borders are crossed and limits are passed—must be passed—to further research. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals developing and clarifying their own practices as regards limits and angles.
For a complete CFP, please visit: http://angles.saesfrance.org/index.php?id=90
11th Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond with Muldoon and Hayes
"I am with Raleigh, near the Atlantic" writes Paul Muldoon in "Promises, Promises" from the volume Why Brownlee Left ( ). Even though Plato wanted to banish poets from the (ideal?) Republic, poets and poetry have remained part of the social life. After all, the Romantics believed in the inborn superiority of literature as a mode of knowledge and judgment. Literature and not history or philosophy carried the meaning of life. Victorians placed a poet not above but within his/her community thereby asserting his or her social utility.
The 1st biennial conference of the Americas chapter of the International Auto/Biography Association asks us to consider life writing as a form of encounter. This panel examines auto/biographical encounters with and in space: How are auto/biographical subjects constitute themselves through spaces of all kinds—including living spaces, environments, habitats, workplaces, landscapes, buildings, or geographies? How does space facilitate archival, technological, and methodological encounters?