The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association invites proposals for papers and visual media projects for its 6th annual graduate conference at the University of Alberta on March 9-10, 2012. Originating from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative Literature students aim to bring together the literary ecosystems and networks from a variety of fields, using methodologies spanning different disciplines in relation to the arts and society in Canada and the world. We welcome comparative, theoretical, and applied participation that showcases the societal issues reflected in the arts and humanities research in different contexts.
Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
Following the success of the 2010 conference What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English – the first decade there will be a theme for the second conference, which will form the focus of a special issue of the new journal devoted to 21st century literature, C21 Literatures: A Journal of 21st-century Writings. The theme is the title of Paul Gauguin's painting, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow
Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.
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
Translation, Adaptation & Dramaturgy Working Group
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT)
Annual Meeting--Santiago, Chile, 22-28 July 2012
Textual and Non-Textual Adaptation in the Postdramatic Era
The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Fifth Annual Creative Writing Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events. To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:
1st global Conference:
The Graphic Novel
Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Beauty of Convention
Eight International Conference on English Language and Literary Studies
October 4-6, 2012
The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:
For the June 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.
Place and particularity may be emphasised practically or addressed theoretically; in both cases, the importance of our own time, space, and experiences, and how these relate to what is different or other, is evident. Whether considering buying and growing food locally, participating in community activism, or working to sustain the diminishing realities of neighbourhoods, the urge to encourage and realise place and particularity is prevalent in our societies.