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MEMORY REMAINS Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 12:30pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

[UPDATE] "Curiosities" Grad Conference - Deadline Extended to Dec. 18th

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 5:49pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

Desire, Literature, Culture Postgraduate Symposium, 29-30 March, Malta

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:12pm
University of Malta

The present pleasure,
By revolution low'ring, thus become
The opposite of itself
- Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

If, in the near future, all data, movies, etc., were to become instantly available, if the delay were to become minimal so that the very notion of "searching for" (a book, a film …) were to lose meaning, would this instant availability not suffocate desire?
- Žižek

[d]o not give way on your desire
- Lacan

Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts Feb 1.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:56pm
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

But the musical has done much more than merely attempt to entertain people for an evening: it regularly brings audiences to their feet in a wild ovation at its end, and it earned a whopping 14 Tony nominations, winning in nine of the categories it was nominated in, including "Best Musical."

Cycles of Transformations and Transformations of Cycles: creation, evolution, and performance (March 9th, 2012)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:53pm
4th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Deadline: Please send abstracts of 150 words to* by January 10th, 2010

We invite paper or panel proposals that examine the life processes and preservation cycles as they intersect with changing realities in the 21st century.

Some possible areas of study include but are not limited to:

·The transformative aspects of genealogy in (de)constructing culture

·Transformation of labor movements in amateur and professional sports

·Metamorphoses: Biological and geological cycles of the Hawaiian Islands

·Appropriation of cultural forms in capitalist systems

·Recycling: re-examining and re-educating our world

The Other Dickens: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Contexts ( 6-8 July 2012)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:14am
Patricia Pulham (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Keynote Speakers: Professor Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt University), Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Hull), Professor Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London), Professor Lillian Nayder (Bates College) and Professor Gail Turley-Houston (University of New Mexico)

English Renaissance Literature; RMMLA, Boulder, CO, October 11-13, 2012

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:34pm
Kirsten Inglis / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on any aspect of English Renaissance literature. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email address – to Kirsten Inglis ( by March 1, 2012. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2012. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:56am

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.