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Brown University Department of Slavic Languages - Graduate student conference on "Estrangement"

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:18pm
Brown University Department of Slavic Languages

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:

March 18-19-- Family Matters: A Graduate Student Conference on Representations of the Family in Literature, Drama and Film

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:05am
St. Bonaventure University--Olean, New York

Representations of the family in literature often come freighted with questions of cultural significance, economic arrangement, and political power. Whether critiqued as a normative cultural arrangement or hailed as the paramount political value, the family as the basic organizational unit of society reflects and often magnifies its literary milieu.

[UPDATE] : "Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, March 11-12, 2011

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07pm
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
University of Maryland, College Park
March 11-12, 2011

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."

[UPDATE] Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context Postgraduate Conference, 17th-18th March 2011

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:37am
Universidade de Vigo

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 8:47am
University of Chester, UK

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

[UPDATE] Civil War Literature Panel, American Literature Association (ALA 2011 May 26-29, Boston, MA)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 6:59pm
Leslie Crowell

Despite the Civil War's lasting impact on popular culture in the U.S., the literature of the Civil War period remains an understudied area of nineteenth-century American literary studies. This proposed panel welcomes papers on literature of and about the Civil War through the end of reconstruction. Papers on individual texts or larger trends are welcome, as are traditional and non-traditional definitions of "literature."
Please email a 250-word proposal and a 1-page c.v. to by December 15, 2010.

Polari Journal Issue 3

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:57pm
Polari Journal

Open Call for Submission

Polari Journal is currently holding an open call for submissions for its third issue (published April 2011).

There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should normally not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered. All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is February 1st 2011.

Revolution! A Regional Graduate Student Literature Conference. April 2, 2011

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:56pm
Christina Hauck, Department of English, Kansas State University

At our inaugural Kansas State University Regional Graduate Student Conference in Literature, we will explore the ways in which revolutions of all kind have affected (and continue to affect) our discipline. Revolution! is inspired by Jasbir Puar's groundbreaking work, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, which critiques contemporary configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity. Using Puar's work as a touchstone for revolutionary readings, our conference will examine representations of revolution in its various forms—cultural, political, textual, and theoretical—in British and American literature composed during any period.

Asian American Literature and the Environment: Call for Chapter Proposals

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:34pm
Dr L Fitzsimmons CSUDH

Chapter proposals for a collection on Asian American literature and the environment currently being considered. Submit a 600-word proposal plus a position-publication profile statement by February 15, 2011. Chapters will be 7000 words due by December 30, 2011.

L. Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor of Humanities at CSUDH in Los Angeles. She is currently editing several collections on Asian popular culture studies with John A. Lent (Temple University).

Lorna Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Humanities Program
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747-0005

Eastern European Culture- Call for Papers for the 2011 PCA/ ACA

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:16am
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Eastern European Culture
April 20- 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.
Eastern European includes but is not limited to cultures within the following nations: Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Albania.

The San Joaquin Valley Journal Spring 2011 Issue

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 2:00pm
San Joaquin Valley Journal

The San Joaquin Valley Journal is accepting submissions for the Spring 2011 issue. SJVJ offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Journal is refereed and publishes two electronic issues a year during the fall and spring.

ATHE Religion &Theatre Emerging Scholar CFP

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:42am
Allan Davis / Association of Theatre in Higher Education 2011 Conference

Call For Papers
Emerging Scholars Panel – Religion and Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2011 Conference

Chicago, August 11–14, 2011
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
"Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures"

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium Monday, March 14, 2011

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:41am
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Call for Papers and Call for Performances

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
Conference Theme:
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.

Third Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric, April 1st and 2nd

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:50am
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

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). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2011.