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CFP The Opera Libretto MLA Seattle 2012

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:09pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Seeking proposals that examine how scripts are prepared to be set to music. Among the areas to be explored: How do sung texts differ from spoken ones? What are the differences between libretti and their sources? Prose vs. verse; Original work vs. adaptation; Historical considerations. The topic is wide open.

Send 200 word proposals to by March 10, 2011.

CFP Gertrude Stein and Music MLA Seattle 2012

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:06pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations and the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

This session will examine the works of composers who set texts by Gertrude
Stein to music, either as songs, choral works, musicals, operas, or any other
type of composition. These may have been written during Stein's lifetime
with her collaboration, such as her operas with Virgil Thomson, or may have
been set posthumously. Among the topics to be explored are how music affects
the texts' meaning, why composers would choose to set Stein, and Stein's own
thoughts on the combination of words and music.
Send 200 word proposals to by March 10, 2011.

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

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 11:37pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

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

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:06pm
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester

New Submission Deadline: 2/12/11

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

The 18th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester
March 24th & 25th, 2011
Keynote Speaker:
**Laura Kipnis**
Professor, Department of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

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

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:33pm
Theory Reading Group at Cornell University

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

Repetition and Revolt
Featuring keynote speaker Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 14-16, 2011

[UPDATE] Real Worlds: (dis)Locating Realities. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 16th, 2011. Abstracts due: Jan. 31st

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:46pm
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization

From surrealism to social networks to the "real" housewives of New Jersey, it's no secret that reality is socially constructed. "Reality"—-as a state of mind or as an embodied experience—-has historically been positioned in opposition to such realms of infinite possibility as dreams, fantasy, and imagination. In fact, far from being a state of stability and sanity, reality is often treated as that which must be escaped. But escape to what?

Afroeuropeans III: Cultures and Identities - Europe: Out of Many, One People CADIZ, 28-30 SEPT 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 8:09am

Afroeurope@s/Afroeurope@ns is an international research and development group funded by the Spanish MINSTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN, FFI2009-08948. The group is holding its third international conference in Cádiz, Spain from 28-30 September 2011. The venue will be La Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Cádiz. This third conference will be a focus for the many strands of this dynamic field of study, and aims to include presentations on both established and emerging research areas of a trans- and multidisciplinary nature. We recognise that this field cannot be confined to traditional textual representations and forms of expression and so we encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines.

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:05pm
English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature" Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
March 10-12, 2011

The historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts of the fantastic in literature are the focus of this year's graduate student conference at the University of Victoria. The fantastic crosses many formal and generic barriers in literature, and challenges the historical concept of the novel as a realist production. The conference invites graduate students who are writers of the fantastic to contribute their creative work as a complement to the academic presentations and research papers also offered.

[UPDATE] Literature and Media: Studies in Academic and Popular Culture, March 24-26, 2011, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 4:39pm
University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

This conference aims to explore the ways in which the humanities interact, engage with, and are affected by popular media and popular culture. More specifically, this conference is concerned with the intersection of literature and media that complicates, alters, or further enriches literary scholarship and communication.

REMINDER - Composing Live(s) Graduate Symposium

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 5:04pm
Miami University 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.

Politics of Language: ACIS-Sponsored Panel for MLA, Jan 2012

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 4:30pm
Karen Steele / American Conference for Irish Studies

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host one panel at the January 2012 MLA convention in Seattle.

POLITICS OF LANGUAGE: Papers should explore the social, cultural, or political implications of Irish languages and literatures, especially as they relate to Irish national or postcolonial identity, from the 17th century to the present. Papers might include discussions of translation, Celticism, historical breaks and continuities, minority discourse, collapse of Celtic Tiger, and more.

[UPDATE] Early Modern Encounters -- Submission Deadline 15 February

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 9:29pm
CUNY GC Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG)

Early Modern Encounters
Graduate Student Conference 29 April 2011

The Graduate Center
The City University of New York

Keynote speaker
Professor Nigel Smith
Princeton University

Call for papers
We welcome proposals for papers on any kind of early modern encounter; proposers are encouraged to consider the theme broadly. Papers from disciplines other than English and those experimental or innovative in form are especially welcome.