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Moving Forward 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:13pm
University of Aberdeen

Moving Forward is a conference designed by and for the postgraduate population. It aims to bring postgraduate students together from different departments, disciplines and universities, and in doing so, to help foster a sense of collective identity and create a forum for the discussion and debate of common issues. The conference also provides an annual opportunity for students to establish and maintain academic networks and to present past, current and proposed work in a supportive yet professional atmosphere.
Papers which engage with this year's theme 'Impact or Impasse: Postgraduate Research Beyond Academia' are welcomed from any of the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines. At Aberdeen, these include:

[SECOND UPDATE] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:17am
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.

[UPDATE]-- MPCA/ACA Southern Lit/ Culture Area, Oct 14-16, Milwaukee

Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 8:43pm
Midwest Pop Culture and American Culture Conference

Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Friday, Oct 14- Sunday, Oct 16.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR works about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion
- Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art
- Television, including True Blood and Justified

Crossing Borders and Queer Styles (Abstracts due: 5/8/2011)

Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 8:25pm
Session for 2011 UCLA Queer Studies Conference

Conference: UCLA's 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference
Panel Topic: Crossing Borders and Queer Styles
Location: University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dates: October 14th to 15th 2011 (Abstracts Due: May 8th 2011)

[update] English in the Digitial Age: New Developments in Language, Literature, and Literacy

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:31pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

Deadline for Abstracts Extended to May 15, 2011. We invite submissions in any way related to the conference theme from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. Abstracts should be emailed to The conference will take place on October 14 and 15, 2011 at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the conference website at

Comparative Caribbeans Nov. 3-5, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 10:30am
Comparative Literature, Emory University, Atlanta

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

Emory University, Atlanta GA
November 3-5, 2011

This is why we stay with poetry. And despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed..., the full load of knowledge to be tamed..., at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. …We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.
– Édouard Glissant

[UPDATE] Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 7

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 7:52am
Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American literature or American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at

Resistance: Crisis.Creation.Action.Critique, GLITS (Goldsmiths Literature Seminar) Interdisciplinary Conference, 9–10 June 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 5:29am
Goldsmiths, University of London

Confirmed speaker: Alberto Toscano

RESISTANCE comprises the first day of 'Whose University?', a two-day symposium organised by Goldsmiths and Birkbeck, co-hosted by GLITS, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar ( and InC (, Research Group in Continental Philosophy, 9–10 June 2011.