What is at stake when we read a text? What do we mean when we call ourselves literary critics or practitioners of critical theory, literary theory, or men and women of letters? This conference calls out to those who practice close reading and invites them to reflect on what happens in the critical moment of reading. We are preoccupied with the question of the status of the material produced by the reader of texts. What is the task of the writer of "secondary literature"? Beyond questions of a particular critic's adherence to a given methodological approach, what does it mean to suggest that the critic has a calling?
Apollon eJournal invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication. Interested faculty should contact us by January 15, 2011; students submissions deadline is February 15, 2011.
SHAW 32 will be devoted to the theme "Shaw and the City," with Desmond Harding as guest editor. "Shaw and the City" will provide a composite picture of Shaw coming into his several roles as dramatist, critic, and cultural commentator in active exchange with the metropolis as a site of convergent literary traditions and histories, as well as a crossing-point of emerging national, cultural, political, social, and artistic boundaries. Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to him at email@example.com or mailed to Dr. Desmond Harding, Department of English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Deadline: 1 August 2011.
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Call for Papers and Call for Performances
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
The work of Anna Deavere Smith,
Critical Cultural Performance, Performance Ethnography and Autoethnography
Monday, March 14, 2011
The conference will conclude with attendance at a presentation by
Anna Deavere Smith *
The deadline for submission is January 15, 2011.
21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
March 3 – 4, 2011
Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University
"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"
The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody
Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
March 3-4, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham
(In)Visible Subjects: Bodies, Spaces, Disciplines.
An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Graduate Program in Visual and Studies at the University of California, Irvine
March 31-April 1, 2011, Irvine, California
The Visual Studies Graduate Conference at UC Irvine is seeking submissions on (In)Visible Subjects. We welcome work that addresses invisibility, visibility and hyper-visibility, in terms of current social and political discourses surrounding immigration, borderlands and cultures, marginalized communities, subject production, gender issues, queer identities and urban art.
CALL FOR PAPERS & Workshop Submissions
15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
Fun & Games
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?
Event: April 15-16, 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 3, 2011
Timothy Campbell (Cornell University)
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris X-Nanterre)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)
2011 Graduate Student Conference
Department of Comparative Literature
State University of New York at Buffalo
For more information, please visit the conference website at:
For the full CFP, see:
Abstracts and one-paragraph bios should be emailed as Microsoft Word attachments to Drs. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Bahar Gursel (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 31, 2010. If accepted for publication, full-text submissions will be due March 31, 2011.
This project is sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)
New York Institute of Technology announces its seventh interdisciplinary conference, "Latino Cultures of NYC." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011. The confirmed speakers for this event are Carmelita Tropicana, Laura Lomas, and Claudio Remeseira.
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.
Hispanic Culture Review is a scholarly journal that publishes narratives, reviews, essays, poetry, drama, and visual art, related to the Hispanic world at George Mason University. The journal covers a variety of topics related to the world of Hispanic culture, literature,linguistics and art. This year we are celebrating 20 years of promoting Hispanic culture.
The Slavic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium and the Department of Slavic Languages at Brown University are pleased to announce our upcoming graduate student conference on the subject of Estrangement. The conference will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011. We are currently soliciting proposals for individual papers on topics related to the theme of estrangement in Russian, East European and Eurasian literature, history, and culture in any historical period. We plan to include topics such as: