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Consuming and Contesting Asian America Panel: AAAS 2011 - 10/29

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 3:07pm
Amy Tang/Joshua Chambers-Letson

We are seeking a third paper for our proposed panel "Do Not Swallow: Consuming and Contesting Asian America" for the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Conference in New Orleans (May 18-21).

The Crisis of the Confined a: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 12/1/10

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:10am
University of California, Berkeley

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

[UPDATE] Environment and Life (ASLE 2011; 22-26 June; Bloomington, IN)

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:05pm
Heather Houser (Williams) / Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis)

Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"

ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Organizers: Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis / Heather Houser, Williams College

Thinking Gender 2011

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 2:45pm
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for the February 11, 2011 conference. Submissions are due Friday, Oct 22, by midnight. Please see the following address for full CFP and submission guidelines:

Contact email:

Reminder CFP- deadline 31/10/2010 - SEDERI Yearbook #21

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 8:15am
Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.
SEDERI is short-listed among the top-quality journals published in all scientific areas.
Recommended length of contributions:
• Articles: 6000 - 8000 words (including footnotes and references).
• Notes: 3000 - 4000 words (including footnotes and references).

Reading Jacqueline Wilson (UPDATE)

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:25am
University of Central Lancashire

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there's hardly a young person in the UK that hasn't heard of Jacqueline Wilson.
This one-day conference on 20th October 2011 celebrates the work of children's writer Jacqueline Wilson as part of the Jacqueline Wilson Festival at the University of Central Lancashire. The conference will be preceded by a public event by Jacqueline Wilson on 19th October and Jacqueline herself will be attending some of the conference.
Areas for consideration
• Autobiography and becoming a writer
• Telling life stories
• Bildungsroman and identity
• Growing up with/through Jacqueline Wilson's characters

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:31pm
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:36pm
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at

Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 3:01pm
Assoication for Theatre in Higher Education

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice
Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2011 Conference
CFP Deadline: 29 October 2010

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 10, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome.

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:22pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara

DEADLINE December 10, 2010

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites paper proposals for our tenth annual Conference, "The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800." The conference will take place on March 11-12, 2011 at UCSB.

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:01pm
Steven Bruhm

Julia Kristeva's work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form. This formal concern is a literary one as well: fictions of horror also revel in de-composition, that is, in significations that lose their composure, in letters that refuse to convey, or in utterances that seem to be without subject or object. Horror Studies is seeking essays for a special issue devoted to horror and textuality that will address problems of textual decomposition. In the twentieth century's turn to the film image as arguably the primary vehicle for horror, "Decomposing Fictions" will address how theories and practices of textuality resonate with or operate differently from the visual horror image.