C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper and panel submissions to its second biennial conference, which will take place April 12-15, 2012 at the historic Berkeley City Club and at the beautiful University of California, Berkeley campus. We invite individual papers or panels on any aspect of U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century, including those that bring insights from visual, sound, or performance studies into conversation with literary/textual studies.
Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression (Gylphi) – call for chapters
Eds. Jason Lee and Andrew Wilson, University of Derby
We invite proposals for a collection of original interdisciplinary essays –
Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression to be published in Gylphi's Transgressive Culture series.
Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer-reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.
Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to:
Call for Papers:
"Visions of the Future: Global SF Cinema"
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, April 12-14, 2012
Deadline: August 31, 2011
Professor N. Katherine Hayles (Literature Program, Duke University)
Professor Thomas LaMarre (East Asian Studies, Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University)
Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (Asian Studies; Women's and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia)
An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)
We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.
We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.
Black Migration Symposium
February 10-11, 2012
Professors Trica Keaton, Ifeoma Nwankwo, Jemima Pierre, Michelle Shepherd
Helen Berry (Newcastle University) on Sex, Marriage and the Castrato
Joseph Bristow (UCLA) on Oscar Wilde's Sexual Practices
Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London) on Rape, Representation and Slavery
Richard C. Sha (American University) on Romanticism and the Paradoxes of Free Love
Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse issue II, special issue, 'The Condition of Music'.
Some collaboration has to take place in the mind . . . before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open…. (A Room of One's Own)
We have come together…to make one thing, not enduring—for what endures?—but seen by many eyes simultaneously. (The Waves)
This conference invites explorations of Virginia Woolf's work from a range of different disciplinary perspectives and practices. We welcome proposals on any aspect of Woolf studies, and especially papers or performances that: