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Space and Place in Early Modern English drama

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:25pm
Essay collection

After a very successful conference entitled "Early Modern Dramatic and Literary Spaces" at California State University, Long Beach this past November, the organizers are proposing a collection of essays. (Conference program and details are still available at

Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms (April 2-3, 2010)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:16pm
Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender


Gender Across Borders is a biennial forum for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of women and gender where scholars in fields ranging from the health sciences to comparative literature meet to share their research and work. Our theme for the 2010 conference is "Globalisms."

Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text April 16-17, 2010 University at Albany Keynote Speaker: Joseph Slaughter

Monday, December 14, 2009 - 11:59am
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization

"We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient." (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

If human rights are insufficient yet necessary, we must then ask what to do with "rights." This conference will explore historical and theoretical definitions, constructions, and performative notions of rights. How do texts challenge predominant conceptual narratives of rights? In what ways does literature explore notions of rights outside of the juridical realm? Can we have a discourse on rights that exceeds the anthropomorphic field?

[UPDATE] Exploring the Edge of Trauma, 13 - 16 May 2010. Deadline for abstracts 5 January 2010

Monday, December 14, 2009 - 11:10am
Kingston University in association with McMaster University


13 May to 16 May 2010
West Dean Conference Centre , West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0QZ

The 7th Cultural Intersections International Colloquium, presented by:
-Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, London, UK
-Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University, London, UK
-Department of Languages and Linguistics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Colloquium organisers: Professor Fran Lloyd, Professor Lieve Spaas

"The Body in Breast Cancer" special issue journal call for papers (1 Oct 2010)

Monday, December 14, 2009 - 9:26am
Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar / Georgetown University / Women's and Gender Studies, Geography

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

Social Semiotics invites submissions to a special issue "The Body in Breast Cancer" in order to mobilize new critical interventions into the materiality of breast cancer.

Seeking book editors for Rodopi's Dialogue series

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:37pm
Michael J. Myer

As senior editor of Rodopi's Dialogue Series, I am looking for individuals who might want to serve as editors for forthcoming volumes -- so far seven volumes have appeared in the series and several more are underway -- we do like to find qualified individuals who can meet a 2-3 year deadline in getting out a book of essays You may check the rodopi website to see what has currently been published. Volumes will be forthcoming in 2010 on Waiting for Godot,Wise Blood, Woman Hollering Creek and The Good Soldier. Please send a proposal along with your CV and a cover letter telling which classic work of literature you are interested in and why you are qualified to undertake the role of editor.

Trauma, Memory & Narrative at RMMLA Convention, October 14-16, 2010

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 7:15pm

RMMLA Convention - Albuquerque, New Mexico ~ October 14-16, 2010

Intersections of Trauma, Memory & Narrative

This special topic session invites papers addressing the intersection of trauma, memory and narrative. What is a narrative of trauma? How are trauma narratives informed by memory, history and culture? What is the relationship between trauma and memory (or forgetting) and how does this relationship shape "ethnic" literary traditions? Particular attention will be given to papers that engage with theories of trauma studies and memory studies.

[UPDATE] Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 11:54am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

[Update] Performance and Performativity

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 5:25pm
English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) Universite de Montreal

The seventh annual Université de Montréal English graduate conference seeks to examine the constructed nature of human life and thus invites 250-300 words abstract for papers dealing with the notions of performance and performativity in literature and the arts. Although performance was traditionally associated with theatre and the interpretation of a written text by actors, the idea of performance also applies to everyday life, to the behaviour individuals are obligated to adopt in order to function in society. Every face-to-face encounter becomes a performance especially if we think of performativity as the internalization of a script.

Turning Points, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 8:11pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 15, 2010

Theme: Turning Points

Location: Henry Ford Community College
Mazzara Building, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

Queer Privates: UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium, May 14 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:23pm
UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

CFP: "Queer Privates"

2010 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
Date: Friday, May 14

Keynote Speaker: Mel Chen, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley
Mel Chen's research interests include queer and feminist theory, critical linguistics, contagion and contamination, critical animal studies, and the cultural politics of race, sexuality, ability, and immigration.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 11:19am
University of Washington, Seattle

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

Call For Papers NPCEBL April 23-24, 2010 Bismarck, ND

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 11:12am
Wesley J. Hellman / Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

The Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will hold its eighteenth annual conference. The conference will be hosted by the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND on April 23-24, 2010. NPCEBL attracts advanced scholars, graduate students, and select undergraduates from the upper Midwest (and farther) to discuss pedagogical, theoretical, and literary-critical issues concerning the early literatures of the British isles.
The organization's website is

Our Earth, Nature, Environment and Ecosystem

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:58am
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Our Earth, Nature, Environment and Ecosystem
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies: An Online Open Access Journal invites papers (essays, articles, conference/seminar papers) and book reviews from teachers, research scholars, activists, enthusiasts from all over the world on the topic, "Earth, Nature, Environment, Ecosystem and the Human Society" for the Inaugural Issue to be published in January, 2010. Keeping in mind the global phenomena of the crisis of the indigenous languages, the journal is going to be a bilingual one. Papers focussing on any related area can be submitted from the following disciplines either in Bengali or English: