Accounts of the emergence of Modernism in early twentieth-century Paris often focus on the contributions of writers and artists from Europe and the United States, even as understandings of their work have been transformed by increased scholarly engagement with transatlantic migrations and by contestation over the significance of "primitivism" in European and North American modernist art and writing.
The 25th Annual English Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
February 9, 2013
Stony Brook Manhattan,
New York City
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.--Maya Angelou
Now in its twenty-fifth year, Stony Brook University's English Graduate Conference is currently accepting paper proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?
Possible areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
CFP: "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"
North Carolina State University English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Abstracts: 300 words
We welcome submissions that investigates the relationship between public & private, personal and political. Submissions may re-frame existing and emerging research to interrogate the significance of the debate over public and private, as well as those that make strides toward understanding how our research might provide insight into our own current moment.
Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security:
Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS: 20th November
23rd and 24th April 2013
University of Lisbon
The year 2013 brings with it a chance to put the teleological
bluster of 2012 behind us, to embrace a new era that asks us to
look ahead instead of back. This new year's connotations of
both bad luck and cosmic transition have provided us with the
opportunity to embrace the unexpected in our work, to discard
the old in favor of the new as we find new directions, or they
find us. Unexpected discoveries can be potentially devastating,
even world-rearranging, but they are always enlightening. This
year's conference supports the work of the many students who
will be pushing and transgressing boundaries in their work,
specifically boundaries from which there is no return once they
The GPS of Human Rights: Globalization, Technology, and Cultural Production (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7)
Using GPS as a technology and its metaphor as a reference point, this seminar intends to examine, broadly speaking, representations of human rights on a global map of humans beings (individuals and groups/organizations) as well as texts (literature, film, and other cultural productions).
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.
Straddling the geographic and cultural borders between Scotland and Ireland and sprawling over the many textual genres it incorporates, haunts and appropriates, Celtic Gothic remains a fertile and productive topic for contemporary scholarship which embodies a range of time periods, often benchmarked as moving from the writing of Hogg and Scott to present day. As much a hybrid as a double, the Gothic is a nexus and a thematic nuclear that lends itself well to an interrogation of Celtic culture. Following the success of the Spectral Gothic symposium in June 2012 at the University of Sunderland, proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary collection of essays oriented around "Celtic Gothic".
Call for Papers
9th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)
and 10th anniversary of 1st conference held in IT Tallaght in 2003
"Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"
Organizers: Rachel Corkle (NYU) and Julie Beth Napolin (Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts)
The seminar organizers invite abstracts (250 words) for a proposed panel at ACLA, to be held in Toronto April 4-7, 2013. The conference theme is "Global Positioning Systems."
This seminar will address where philosophy, literature and music intersect, and how thinkers, writers and performers—drawing from early modern and materialist understandings of mathematics, music and anatomy to recent theories of cognition, perception, and the digital—have located this intersection in the body. We are in turn interested in how bodies in space, as producers, negotiators and vessels of sound, are themselves mapped by sound and music.