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Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 3:31pm
University of Manchester

Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

11th - 13th January 2012, The University of Manchester Keynote Speakers: Professor Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield) and Professor Karen Pratt (King's College, London)

Submissions are now being accepted for 20 minute papers.

Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics SAMLA (11/4-6)

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 2:59pm
SAMLA 2011 Luso-Brazilian Studies

Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics

The purpose of this general call for papers is to increase the number of Luso-Brazilian Studies sessions at SAMLA in 2011. We would like to create as many coherent sessions as possible, in the greatest variety of areas. To that end, we solicit proposals that deal with any aspect of the following:

poetic Voice and Poiesis/ A Voz Poética e Poiesis;
Brazilian Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Brasileiras;
Portuguese Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Portuguesas;
Luso-African Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Luso-africanas;
Linguistics of the Portuguese-speaking World / A Linguística da Lusofonia.

Society for Renaissance Studies 5th Biennial Conference, Manchester (UK), July 2012

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:36am
Society for Renaissance Studies/ University of Manchester

Society for Renaissance Studies
5th Biennial Conference
University of Manchester, UK, July 9-11, 2012
The 5th Biennial conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies will be held at the University of Manchester.

Accompanying events are being planned in the Whitworth Gallery, Chetham's Library, the John Rylands Library, the People's History Museum, the Royal Northern College of Music, and other cultural institutions in the city.

In addition to scholarly papers, the conference will offer workshops on publishing, funding applications, teaching, and public engagement, as well as tours of libraries.

Plenary Speakers

Britgrad 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 8:05am
The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (Britgrad)

This year's programme for the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, 26-28 May 2011) is taking its final shape, and some more exciting speakers have confirmed their attendance. The extended registration period for the conference ends on 25th April.

- Professor Stanley Wells (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, former Director of the Shakespeare Institute) will be joining us this year at BritGrad to discuss his latest book, Shakespeare, Sex and Love (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Call for Proposals (CFP): Technoculture (new issue)

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 3:55pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

We seek papers from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on issues that could be briefly summed as "technology and society," or, perhaps,"technologies and societies."

Successful papers for Technoculture ( should focus on the ways humanists read technology in a range of historical periods and of academic and artistic disciplines as the subject of their work or as a special case of cultural studies.

Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the humanities. These subjects might include:

Time and Space in Contemporary Women's Writing, 8-9th September 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 6:39am

Contemporary women's writing continues to be preoccupied with and influenced by conceptualisations of time and space, both as separate and as inherently interconnected concepts. At the turn of themillennium, it is inevitable that feminist theory, politics and practice are increasingly interested in the relationships between past, present and future,
and at the same time they have also become more global and diversified in their focus. This event seeks to explore the ways in which contemporary women writers – through fiction and non-fiction, short story and poetry, drama and critical theory – engage with and conceptualise notions of time and space in their work. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:


Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:44pm

Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews
Published by the University of Łodź in Poland
Dorota Filipczak

No. 2

CFP - disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory - Self/Story: Issue 21

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 1:25pm
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory


The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SELF, STORY AND LIFE NARRATIVE as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Self Portraiture *Personality *Memoir/Autobiography * Life Worlds and Spatiality*Duplicity/Performance *Race, Class, Gender and Self * Avatars *Memory and Recollection *Agency
*Voyeurism, Audience,and Consumption *Issues of Genre
*Intersubjectivity *Coded Data and Self Stories
*Identity *Authenticity and Self *Nationhood and Subjectivity *Pedagogical Personas
*Disambiguation and Self

Accepting Book Submissions to Display at MLA Convention

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:19pm
Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora Literary Press is accepting critical and creative book-length submissions. Anaphora is purchasing a booth at the January 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle at which it will display all of its titles. If you publish a book with Anaphora before January 2012, you will have an opportunity not only to display your book in this booth, but also to do signings/ readings and the like inside of the booth. Anaphora is also going to be displaying its books at the upcoming Wyoming Walter Scott conference (July 2011) and at the West Virginia Book Festival (October 2011). We have begun selling books to professors to teach in their classes and hope to make more sales at these conferences.

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:

Susan B. Anthony Studies
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Globalized Gender
Men's Studies
Multi-ethnic Literatures
Queer Studies
Transnational Literatures
Women's Studies & Authors

Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary (September 23-24, 2011)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:38pm
Rice University Department of English

The annual Rice University Symposium in Houston, Texas invites papers that examine the unexpected material and affective supports of the common, commons, and community. Papers might explore representations of communities as they develop across spatial and temporal boundaries as well as how shared background understandings connect to the experience of the ordinary. We are especially interested in how these issues relate to the question of the commons and the role collective life plays in various social imaginaries. Submissions that range across periods, theoretical orientations, and disciplines are welcome.

Possible paper topics:

GRIDLOCK, October 14-15, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 8:15pm
Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University | Hosted at the AC Institute, New York, NY

For our 2nd Annual Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, we invite submissions that explore the possibilities of Gridlock.

Keynote: Eugene Thacker, Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School