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BSECS 41st Annual Conference (proposals due soon!)

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:23pm
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

*online submission and registration is now open*

41st Annual Conference

January 4-6, 2012

St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K

'Landscapes & Environments '

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

CSA 2012 Panel: (Re)membering the historical "monster"

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 6:59pm
Erin DeYoung (Trinity College Dublin) and Sarah Jo Mayville (UCSD)

This year's theme, "Culture Matters," calls for proposals that critically and creatively reflect on culture and "the material" broadly conceived. How do we theorize the relationship between culture and materiality? In what ways might interdisciplinary formations such as ethnic studies, critical gender studies, queer theory, indigenous studies, and new media studies challenge or redefine notions of the material? How should cultural critics understand the material in relationship to the immaterial? What are the cultural-material aspects of knowledge production both inside and outside the university? How does culture become a material force and how can cultural critics and producers intervene in or transform institutions and material practices?

New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:41pm
New Voices, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
October 20‐22, 2011 

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish 
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from 
Oxford University Press. 

Call for contributions for collection of essay: Tchotchkes in the White Cube: Exhibiting Craft and Design in the 20th century

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:13am
Dr. Alla Myzelev, University of Guelph, Ontario Canada

Conventional art institutions such as museums and galleries have had problematic relationships with three-dimensional utilitarian objects since their inception. As several scholars, including Ruth Phillips and James Clifford, have argued, conventional displays deprive objects of their functionality and turn them into highly anaesthetized fetishes of high culture. The notorious notion of the modernist white cube has often been challenged and debunked by craft and design practitioners as unsuitable and denigrating for exhibiting utilitarian objects.

CFP:3rd Global Conference, Experiencing Prison, May 2012, Prage, Czech Republic.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:33am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Thursday 10th May – Saturday 12th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project dedicated to the study of the experience of imprisonment.

Moving Modernisms Conference 21-24 March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:39pm
University of Oxford

21-24 March 2012

Tim Armstrong, University of London, Royal Holloway

David Bradshaw, Worcester College, Oxford

Laura Marcus, New College, Oxford

Steven Connor, University of London, Birkbeck

Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews

Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

Enda Duffy, University of California at Santa Barbara

Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago

Tom Gunning, University of Chicago

Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University

Tyrus Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

Julian Murphet, University of New South Wales

Moving Modernisms Conference Postgraduate Day 21 March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:30pm
University of Oxford

Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms. The conference will bring together many scholars of international distinction with a view to examining, through plenary lectures and round-tables, Modernism's diverse manifestations, its manifold constructions and its future directions.

[UPDATE] Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA 2012)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:53am
Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson

This NeMLA seminar (March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY) will examine Renaissance drama and poetry via the history of the lower sensorium—the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Though the lower senses were often relegated to a secondary position in medical and philosophical texts, they defined every moment of a subject's daily movements through his or her world. From the taste of the bread and beer that comprised most meals to the overwhelming range of smells that filled every crevice of the early modern city, men and women understood and maneuvered their bodies, encounters, desires, and labor through the three senses comprising the lower sensorium.

Transgressive and Transgression

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 3:57pm
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin

Transgressive and Transgression