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CFP: ecloga

Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 11:30am
University of Strathclyde

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We also welcome submissions of creative writing.


Friday, July 24, 2009 - 10:18am

Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of 2 years. Parsomen aims to establish itself as an international forum for both scholars and graduate students to follow and further current discussions in literary and cultural studies, as well as to create new ones, along with special topics. The special topic for our inaugural issue is METAMORPHOSIS/TRANSFORMATION, although we solicit papers for general topic interests without any limits in an interdisciplinary spectrum that comparative literature departments encourage. Some subtopics for our initial topic, though not exhaustive, might include:

The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest (Symposium 5 Dec 09; CFP Deadline 5 Oct 09)

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 8:54pm
Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley


Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) Symposium

The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest

Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Speakers:
Jim Buckmaster, CEO of craigslist
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

"Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora" 4/22-24/2010; deadline 12/15/09

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 1:57pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; The City College of New York

"Let Spirit Speak!
Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora"
April 22-24, 2010
The City College of New York
New York, NY

In many traditional African cultures, there is unity in the material and the spiritual, in the seen and unseen. There is no difference between the sacred and the secular within this system of thought: everything is imbued with the spirit of God. Binaries that dominate Western thought (man/woman; mind/body; light/dark; good/evil) do not function in the same way within these cultures, as the emphasis is not on extremes but on balancing these radical differences, on reconciling them.

Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis; date 2009/12/05; deadline 2009/09/01

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 8:44pm
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.

This conference aims to highlight emerging research focuses related to the studies of the English language, culture, literature, art, manners and tastes, etc. with special emphasis to their "oriental" context(s).

UPDATE: In Derrida's wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 10:22pm
La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
La Trobe University, Australia
9 Ocotober 2009

ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker


Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

Percy G. Adams Article Prize

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 8:39pm
Kamille Stone Stanton, Prize Chair / Southeastern American Society for 18th-Century Studies

SEASECS invites submissions for its annual article competition. The Society will give an award of $500 for the best article on an eighteenth-century subject published in a scholarly journal, annual, or collection between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009.

Authors must be or become members of SEASECS. The article must have been published between September 1, 2008, and August 31, 2009, in either a scholarly journal or a collection of essays. Submissions written in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation. Three copies must be submitted. Articles may be nominated by the author or by another member. Deadline for submission: November 15, 2009.

For submission, please contact:

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:41pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

Narrative in Drama, 3-6 June 2010, University of Paderborn/Germany

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 11:59am
Professor Dr Merle Tönnies / German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)


19th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)

University of Paderborn, Germany, 3 - 6 June 2010

Music, Literature, Illustration: Collaboration and networks in English manuscript culture, 1500 – 1700

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 6:20am
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton

A conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers, hosted by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton

Chawton House Library, Hampshire, 16-17 February 2010

Keynote speaker: Dr Peter Beal FBA (Institute of English Studies, University of London)

This two-day conference will bring together postgraduate and early career researchers working on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English manuscript sources. Many of the sources from this period are multi-authored and contain strikingly disparate materials, posing a serious challenge to scholars working within traditionally defined disciplinary boundaries.

[UPDATE] 18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics. Abstracts deadline: August 15, 2009. Aust

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:06am
The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Organization

The medium is the message. Using this conceptual framework, our conference will explore how historical changes in media from the oral to the digital lead to the emergence of hybrid literary forms and the constant reinvention of literariness itself. With the revolution of (e)merging technologies as our schema, we seek pluralistic and interdisciplinary research on the dynamic network linking modes of communication, mass media and textuality.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Leon Edel Prize

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 1:16pm
Henry James Review