category: renaissance

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/

Defining Form, MLA 2012 (Proposals by 1 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Rosenfeld and Jacqueline Wernimont
contact email: 
colleen.rosenfeld@pomona.edu, jacqueline.wernimont@scrippscollege.edu

Defining Form: This round table will ask, what is form?

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 2/15/2011 for "Complicities," The Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Stony Brook University
contact email: 
sbcomplicity2011@gmail.com

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Claremont, CA - Nov. 5-6, 11)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mstonis@csulb.edu

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

Early Modern Possible Worlds (MLA 2012, Abstract Deadline 3/1/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Debapriya Sarkar/ Rutgers University
contact email: 
dsarkar@eden.rutgers.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to The Blazing World, engaged in acts of worldmaking by speculating on or inventing "possible worlds.” This panel will examine the scope and limitations of these early modern possible worlds, and more generally, the condition of the “possible,” which authors variously define through the terms “what may be,” “what should be,” or even “what if.”

Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill
contact email: 
clifford.robinson@duke.edu

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloq

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal Submission Deadline 2/11/2011

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for contributors [ UPDATE Due July 2011] African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy

full name / name of organization: 
Beatrice Russell / California State University, Sacramento Department of Foreign Languages
contact email: 
beatrice.russell@csus.edu
  • Second Call for contributors (Due July 2011)
  • African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy
  • Full name/ Name of Institution
  • Beatrice Russell
  • [UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

    full name / name of organization: 
    Craft Critique Culture
    contact email: 
    katherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu

    What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation?

    Women and Work: Claremont Colleges, CA, Nov. 5-6, 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
    contact email: 
    sweil@centralia.edu

    UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
    http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals
    If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to sweil@centralia.edu.

    [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

    Sixth Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA (October 25-30, 2011)

    full name / name of organization: 
    The American Shakespeare Center
    contact email: 
    sarahe@americanshakespearecenter.com

    In 2011, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to explore Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate.

    Empathy, Sympathy, and Other Minds (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/6/11)

    full name / name of organization: 
    Meghan Hammond / New York University
    contact email: 
    mmh340@nyu.edu

    This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. Empathy and sympathy are capacious terms that have rich and overlapping conceptual histories in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and political thought. This panel will explore the ties between empathy/sympathy and the epistemological concerns of literature.

    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

    Sirens (women in fantasy) - 10/6/2011-10/7/2011 - 5/7/2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
    contact email: 
    programming at sirensconference.org



    CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
    Vail, Colorado
    October 6–9, 2011
    A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

    [UPDATE] Renaissance Verse [SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6]

    full name / name of organization: 
    Lynne M. Simpson, Southeastern Renaissance Conference
    contact email: 
    lsimpson@presby.edu

    Renaissance Verse

    [UPDATE] Counterfeiting or Teaching? Using English Renaissance Poetry to Teach Non-Literary Skills [SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6]

    full name / name of organization: 
    Daniel Mills, Southeastern Renaissance Conference
    contact email: 
    engsdm@langate.gsu.edu

    "Counterfeiting or Teaching? Using English Renaissance Poetry to Teach Non-Literary Skills"

    Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

    full name / name of organization: 
    University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature
    contact email: 
    ComposingSpaces@gmail.com

    The purpose of this conference is to examine meanings of space in a time of cyberspace, non-space, third space, queer space, and other emerging formulations of space that challenge predominantly physi

    The Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited - Lodz, Poland: 21-23 October 2012

    full name / name of organization: 
    Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature; University of Lodz, Poland
    contact email: 
    lodz.fantastic.lit@gmail.com

    The Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited

    21-23 October 2012

    New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities - May 11-13

    full name / name of organization: 
    The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference Committee
    contact email: 
    postgradconference@aber.ac.uk

    The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference is accepting abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual conference to be held 11

    [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

    Everything & More: Theorizing the Encyclopedic Novel... MLA 2012 Seattle

    full name / name of organization: 
    Brendan Beirne, New York University Dept. of English & American Literature
    contact email: 
    brendan.beirne@nyu.edu

    This panel seeks to consolidate and refine our understanding of the encyclopedic novel as a distinct (sub)genre within the broader field of novel studies / narratology.

    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

    Victorian Medievalisms: Speculum Societatis—A Mirror for Society

    full name / name of organization: 
    Bemidji State University
    contact email: 
    scook@bemidjistate.edu;lswain@bemidjistate.edu

    RUINs in Twentieth-Century British Art and Fiction

    full name / name of organization: 
    Society for Twentieth Century British Studies and the Society for Intersemiotic Text/Image Studies
    contact email: 
    Isabelle Gadoin <Isabeluis2@free.fr>, Catherine Lanone <catherine.lanone@univ-tlse2.fr>

    As opposed to the Gothic labyrinths of vaults and broken palaces or shattered abbeys, in the nineteenth century the picturesque legacy grew into a passion for sublime ruins as crystals of time, suffus

    CFP: Special Issue for Northrop Frye Centenary Submissions July 15

    full name / name of organization: 
    ESC: English Studies in Canada
    contact email: 
    mnicholson@tru.ca

    Call for Papers
    Special issue of ESC: English Studies in Canada
    on Northrop Frye on the occasion of the centenary of his birth

    Victorian Medievalisms: Speculum Societatis—A Mirror for Society

    full name / name of organization: 
    BemidjiState University British Studies
    contact email: 
    scook@bemidjistate.edu;lswain@bemidjistate.edu

    The Victorian Age in many ways looked back to the medieval period as a time that was more stable, that embodied ideals to be emulated in the modern world, for examples of sound leadership, orthodox be

    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/

    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

    Ninth Annual English Postgraduate Conference 'High and Low: Cultural Levels in Word and Image' Thurs 9 June 2011

    full name / name of organization: 
    University of Dundee
    contact email: 
    k.j.z.elder@dundee.ac.uk

    Thursday 9th June 2011, 9.30am – 5.00pm
    Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
    preceded by
    Wednesday 8th June 2011, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
    Reading by Don Paterson and wine reception

    [UPDATE/REMINDER] FIRST FICTIONS: CONFERENCE (19-22 JAN 2012); SUBMISSIONS (MARCH 2011)

    full name / name of organization: 
    Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
    contact email: 
    p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

    FIRST FICTIONS

    PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

    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_.

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