category: religion

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America" (MCEAS, September 29 - October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
Please direct conference-related questions to Whitney Martinko at mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication [DEADLINE EXTENDED]; SUNY Albany; Wai Chee Dimock +

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

April 1-2, 2011

***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 14***

Keynote Speaker: Wai Chee Dimock
Creative Keynote Speaker: Doug Rice

Eastern and Middle Eastern Religions in the Age of Enlightenment (11/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment [Annual]
contact email: 
brett_mcinelly@byu.edu

The editors of Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) seek articles for a special issue devoted to Eastern and Middle Eastern religions in the age of Enlightenment.

1 March Deadline - Popcaanz Conference Auckland, 29 June-1 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association of Australsia
contact email: 
Dr Derham Groves (derham@unimelb.edu.au)

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
(Popcaanz) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday

Gender Wars: Misericordia University's Inaugural Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference APRIL 2,2011

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University
contact email: 
phamilto@misericordia.edu

How does the media categorize or illustrate gender? What does it mean to be “feminine”? What does it mean to be “masculine”? How does gender intersect with race and ethnicity?

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED [February 7] for Composing Live(s) Symposium - March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association
contact email: 
MEGAAblog@gmail.com

The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) seeks original scholarship and cultural production for its pilot issue.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joseph Rega
contact email: 
journaljml@gmail.com

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant.

[UPDATE] Special Topics Session: "Productive Silences" (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ
contact email: 
pamela_rader@hotmail.com /or/ raderp@georgian.edu

Special Topics Panel: Productive Silences

Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest, 31 Dec. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
John H. Wilson / Evelyn Waugh Society
contact email: 
jwilson3@lhup.edu

Subject: any aspect of the life or work of Evelyn Waugh. Prize: $250. Judged by editorial board of _Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies_. Deadline: 31 December 2011. Submit to: Dr. John H.

[UPDATE] Mike Leigh’s Politics and Poetics. Anthology. Polished essay due August 15, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Bryan Cardinale-Powell and Marc DiPaolo, both Assistant Professors at Oklahoma City University’s Department of Moving Image Arts
contact email: 
captainblackadder@hotmail.com and cardinale.powell@gmail.com

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Length/Style: 6,000-8,500 words (including notes), MLA citations.

[UPDATE] Mike Leigh’s Politics and Poetics. Anthology. Polished essay due August 15, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Bryan Cardinale-Powell and Marc DiPaolo, both Assistant Professors at Oklahoma City University’s Department of Moving Image Arts
contact email: 
captainblackadder@hotmail.com and cardinale.powell@gmail.com

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Length/Style: 6,000-8,500 words (including notes), MLA citations.

[UPDATE] Mike Leigh’s Politics and Poetics. Anthology. Polished essay due August 15, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Bryan Cardinale-Powell and Marc DiPaolo, both Assistant Professors at Oklahoma City University’s Department of Moving Image Arts
contact email: 
captainblackadder@hotmail.com and cardinale.powell@gmail.com

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Length/Style: 6,000-8,500 words (including notes), MLA citations.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Education and Ignorance: the Use of Knowledge in the Medieval World

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Manchester Medieval Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
mancmedievalconference2011@gmail.com

John Rylands Library, Deansgate
Monday 6 - Tuesday 7th June 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Joyce and Political Theology, 2011 North American James Joyce Conference, deadline Feb. 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Mia L. McIver, UC Irvine
contact email: 
mmciver@uci.edu

Welcoming a range of theoretical and historical methodologies and perspectives, we invite papers that explore the intersection of church and state in Joyce’s work. Possible topics might include:

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

[UPDATE] Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference, Vienna - NEW CFP, deadline extended to Feb 21

full name / name of organization: 
100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference
contact email: 
viennacis.anglistik@univie.ac.at

http://www.univie.ac.at/flannobrien2011

CFP: Fear, Horror and Terror 5 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fht5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Tuesday 6th September 2011 – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Imagined Encounters: Historiographies for a New World [Due: 30 January 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
TAG-Berkeley
contact email: 
roland.betancourt@yale.edu

Session at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting, Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, University of California, Berkeley, 6-8 May 2011

Literature and Religion, PAMLA 11/ 5-11/6, 2011, proposal deadline, 3/15 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 11/5-11/6, 2011
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings.

UPDATE:DEADLINE EXTENDED-"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011(proposal due Feb 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
contact email: 
halouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville G

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University, Leicester
contact email: 
dmutch@dmu.ac.uk

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011

Keynote Speakers:

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University
contact email: 
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_.

Leo Bersani, Henry James: Henry James Review; deadline: Mar. 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

Leo Bersani’s 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory.

24th Annual GAFIS Symposium at UW-Madison: Articulating Communities, April 15-16th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS (Graduate Association of French & Italian Students), University of Wisconsin-Madison
contact email: 
gafisabstracts2011@gmail.com

Throughout recorded history – traversing time and space, cultures and nations – the notion of community has fostered both collaboration and conflict.

CFP: Making Sense Of - Health, Illness and Disease 10 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hid10@inter-disciplinary.net

10th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease

Tuesday 6th September – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for papers

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders and Reticent Races,

full name / name of organization: 
Preternature
contact email: 
kirsten@uszkalo.com

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural invites articles for a special issue called Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders, Diminutive People and Reticent Races, scheduled fo

[DEADLINE EXTENSION] [Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (4/16/2011) [KEYNOTE: Timothy Brennan]

full name / name of organization: 
URI Department of English
contact email: 
uriconference2011@gmail.com

[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)

[UPDATE] Collection of Essays: Buddhism and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Middlesex University
contact email: 
a.winch@mdx.ac.uk, lnormand@hotmail.co.uk

This is an extended deadline for the book collection, Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender 3/24 & 3/25 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester
contact email: 
bayne.matthew@gmail.com

New Submission Deadline: 2/12/11

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

"Repetition and Revolt" - Cornell University - April 14-16, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Theory Reading Group at Cornell University
contact email: 
repetitionrevolt@gmail.com

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its seventh annual interdisciplinary spring conference:

Repetition and Revolt

"The Immaterial 18th Century"--27-29 October, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society
contact email: 
walmsley@mcmaster.ca

In response to the sustained scholarly focus on the material aspects of eighteenth century culture, the core concern of this interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and French) conference will be reacti

UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Negation and Negativity (6.3.2011, Los Angeles)

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

Negation and Negativity: Theory, Form, and Representation
June 3, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speakers:
Sianne Ngai, UCLA Department of English
Joseph Bristow, UCLA Department of English

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