From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving. You might consider the procedural labyrinths that we encounter daily (mass media, bureaucracy, academia), as well as the spatial labyrinths that we inhabit (libraries, hotels, department stores, casinos).
For the PCA/ACA national conference (27-30 March 2013 in Washington, DC), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business
Deadline for proposals: 20 Nov. 2012
With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For its 3rd conference—(anti)Foundations—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.
"We Speak a Different Tongue"
Maverick Voices and Modernity, 1890–1939
International Conference, St. John's College, Durham University, UK, 5-6 July 2013
Plenary speakers: Professor Chris Baldick (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Professor Michael O'Neill (Durham University)
Call for Papers
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The 9th Biennial Symbiosis 2013 Conference:
Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations
A Symbiosis, BCCW & Reading University event
Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Dates: Thursday 27th June to Sunday 30th June, 2013
Prof. Paul Gilroy (King's College, London); Prof. Peter Robinson (University of Reading); Prof. Robert Weisbuch (University of Michigan); Dr. Kathleen Wheeler (Darwin College, Cambridge).
Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
Exegesis, the academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London (www.exegesisjournal.org), is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 edition on 'Testimonies and Confessions'. In this issue we seek to generate discussion about the forms that testimonies and confessions have taken historically, theologically, and literarily from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places. Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:
CFP: SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 34
Statement of Journal:
Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.
This issue does not have a theme so to encourage representation of a wide array of interests and ideas within the field.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800
The University of California¬, Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 will take place on Saturday, 23 February. We are inviting papers by graduate students from any discipline on any aspect, theme, or thinker in British Political Thought in the early modern period.
The officers of the Idaho State University English Graduate Student Association invite you to join us for the 8th annual Inter-mountain Graduate Conference at Idaho State University, March 1-2, 2013. The primary theme for this conference is "Growth." Academia is, after all, about growth. We swell with knowledge and experience as we move through the steps from undergraduates to scholars in the field. The discipline grows with us as we contribute our own research. As graduate students we are uniquely involved in the growth of the discipline as we grow ourselves. How are we as graduate students contributing to the growth of the discipline? How has your research contributed to the growth of a specific focus? What new and exciting focus is on the horizon?