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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:13pm
California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department


Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 8:40pm
Beatrice Russell / California State University, Sacramento Department of Foreign Languages
  • Second Call for contributors (Due July 2011)
  • African-American Leaders and Foreign Languages Literacy
  • Full name/ Name of Institution
  • Beatrice Russell
  • Contributors are welcome for a Reference book that will be published by BrownWalker Press Publisher in 2011.
  • The book is tentatively titled : African – Americans and Language Literacy in the Global Context. Bridging the Foreign Language Gap.
  • The text will consist of approximately 50 entries, each entry will vary in length from 500-3000 words. The entire volume will be approximately
    180,000 words or 400 pages and will be illustrated.
  • [UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:13pm
    Craft Critique Culture

    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? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?

    This year's keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. Her talk will be titled "Converting Monks into Friars: Public Scholars in the 21st Century."

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

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 3:29pm
    Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

    UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
    If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to
    Also, please submit any A/V requests with your proposal to ensure that they can be met.

    Call for Papers: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

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

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 1:28pm
    University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization

    The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

    April 1-2, 2011


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

    "The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order." —Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

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

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 10:45am
    The American Shakespeare Center

    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. Past conferences have included such notable scholars as Andrew Gurr, the "godfatASC actor and 2009 Blackfriars Conference presenter: James Keegan as Falstaff in 1H4.her" of the Blackfriars Playhouse, Tiffany Stern, Russ McDonald, Gary Taylor, Stephen Greenblatt, Roz Knutson, Tina Packer, and many more in five days full of activities.

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

    Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:35pm
    Meghan Hammond / New York University

    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. What solutions, and problems, do empathy and sympathy introduce to the production of knowledge of the world (especially knowledge of other minds)? What do empathy and sympathy have to do with representational difficulty? How do they influence narrative or poetic innovation? Proposals for papers on any literary period or genre are welcome. Interdisciplinary and cognitive approaches are particularly welcome.

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

    Monday, January 31, 2011 - 2:28pm
    Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association

    The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
    Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines
    March 25, 2011, 9:00-4:00 Oxford, Ohio

    "To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all." —Lord Byron

    Writing about lives, writing that lives, or writing that comes to us live from an immediate, connected source shapes how we as scholars and teachers conceive of ourselves and others. Writing works within and out of academia to continually (re)define what is and is not important, what is and is not canonized, and what is and is not ignored within many discourse communities.

    [Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference

    Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 9:44am
    University of East Anglia, School of American Studies

    Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

    Location: School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. (Arts 2, Room 3.26/3.27)
    Date: Saturday, 26 Mar 2011
    Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Bottoms, Wole Soyinka Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds Leeds, U.K.
    Organisers: Dr Nick Selby and Mr Francisco Costa
    Institution: University of East Anglia

    American Identities on Stage:
    20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference

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

    Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 8:15am
    The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference Committee

    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 May to 13 May 2011.

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

    Friday, January 28, 2011 - 3:04pm
    Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ

    Special Topics Panel: Productive Silences
    History and the history-making process, while seeking to remember, often call attention to singularity of perspective, which results in silencing the memories of survivors. Literature then steps in to fill the gaps or the lacuna of silence. In this imaginative, fictional realm, silence and those silenced by historians, dictators, and forgetfulness find agency. Understood as a form of resistance, silence becomes a literary ruse: a voice or a perspective that once lacked agency now finds a place on the page.
    Narratives that use ruses of hidden or lost documents (such as letters, journals, and oral testimonies) are particularly interesting.