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[UPDATE]: CFP: Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010.

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:30pm
University of Washington, Seattle.

Adaptation- Call for Papers

University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.

Keynote Speaker: Paul A. Harris, Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:05pm
Graduate Students in English Association

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:03pm
Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

[UPDATE] SPECS "Toy" Issue; March 15, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:24am
Specs Journal/ Rollins College

specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies Grad Conference

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:01pm
UNCW Graduate English Association Conference

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies

UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Fisher Student Center

The field of English Studies grows increasingly complex as the 21st century progresses. With
rapid political, social, and technological advances occurring globally, our multifaceted discipline
is more relevant than ever. This conference seeks to celebrate the universality of English Studies
and emphasize its utility and congruence with other academic disciplines.

Performance After Identity: The Neo-Political Subject

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 7:43am
Matthew Causey and Fintan Walsh, Trinity College Dublin

Performance After Identity: The Neo-Political Subject

A Book Proposal by Matthew Causey and Fintan Walsh

Whence catastrophic pronouncements of the sort: only a homosexual can 'understand' what a homosexual is, only an Arab can understand what an Arab is, and so forth. If, as we believe, only truths (thought) allow man to be distinguished from the human animal that underlies him, it is no exaggeration to say that such minoritarian pronouncements are genuinely barbaric.

Alain Badiou, Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism

Rethinking Boundaries: New Frontiers in 20th Cent. British Literature -- Oct. 28-30, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:39pm
South Central Modern Language Association / Chair: Jennifer Powlette

The SCMLA 20th century British literature panel welcomes submissions on the topic "New Frontiers." Although the panel topic is open, papers rethinking borders or boundaries (textual, literal, psychological, critical, to name a few) are encouraged. Please submit -- as a Word attachment -- 500 word abstracts or papers no later than March 1 to .

For further information on this year's conference and location please visit

OCT 14-16, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:16pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association / 150+ different sessions (English & Foreign Languages)

Visit for complete details and CFP on all sessions (English and Foreign Languages).

The 64th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Important dates:

UPDATE: Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945 (deadline: Feb 1, 2010; conference: June 15-17, 2010))

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 7:51pm
Space Between Society

Call for Papers:
Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between, 1914-1945

University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, June 17-19, 2010

The interwar years have often been regarded as a period of secularization, disillusionment, and disenchantment, yet many of the period's cultural productions engage questions of faith, Belief, and spirituality. This interdisciplinary conference invites literary and cultural critics, historians, and scholars of modern religion and philosophy to explore a range of topics relating to the collision of belief and disbelief in the years between 1914 and 1945.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline--EGSA-NEH Annual Conference: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 6:10pm
University of Tulsa

5th Annual University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

Theme: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature

The aim of this conference is to engage with literature through the various lenses and concepts of space, place, and travel. While this is a graduate run conference primarily for graduate students, undergraduate submissions and paper abstracts are welcome and encouraged. Possible panels include:

Creating Friction: An Interdisciplinary Creative-Practice Postgraduate Conference 22/04/2010, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 11:04am
Newcastle University

With the expansion of creative possibilities for study within University settings, it is increasingly imperative that we question the borders between the creative and critical components of postgraduate study. How do the different modes of creative practice intersect with the world of traditional academia? How does a creative practitioner function as a PhD candidate? What methods can be used for assessment? What role does the accompanying critical thesis play in the context of the creative work produced? How does creative practice differ from fieldwork? What frictions are created by interdisciplinary work?

Cultural Translations

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 10:06am
African Studies Group, Lancaster University

Africa: Cultural Translations

Lancaster University, UK 21-22 May 2010

Call for Papers

Scholars working on Africa-related topics are often faced with social, cultural or linguistic gaps that open up in the translation from one form of cultural representation to another. This conference seeks to explore translation, not only on a linguistic level, but in relation to the spaces and tensions between one cultural form or practice and another, one medium and another, or between reality and representation.

International Conference in Ludwigsburg, Germany - "Culture and Media Education: An International Survey", 15-17 July 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 10:02am
Departement of Culture and Media Education, University of Education Ludwgisburg

In Germany, culture and media education takes place in many different forms and places: in youth centres, cultural centres, music and art schools, in media projects, museums and theatres. One aim of this non-school-related education is to mediate knowledge of culture and media. In addition, it provides the opportunity to positively influence the personal development of the participants.