Aesthetics / Class / Worlds
Keynote Speakers: Eric Cazdyn and Kristin Ross
2nd Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
October 14-15, 2011
Aesthetics / Class / Worlds
Generation Vet: Composition, Veterans, and the Post-911 University
The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation
"We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness. We are asking how the whole human race can regain self-determination in place after centuries of having been disenfranchised by hierarchy and/or centralized power" (Gary Snyder, "The Place, the Region, and the Commons").
"And so I look upon the sort of regionalism that I am talking about not just as a recurrent literary phenomenon, but as a necessity of civilization and survival" (Wendell Berry, "The Regional Motive").
Call for Papers
Intersections: Literature, Technology, Science
Eighth Annual English Graduate Organization Conference, presented in association with the Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Organization.
October 21-22, 2011
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Jackie Orr is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the author of Panic Diaries: A Genealogy of Panic Disorder (Duke). Her research focuses on contemporary and feminist theory; critical studies of technology, science and psychiatry; and cultural politics.
Contemporary women's writing continues to be preoccupied with and influenced by conceptualisations of time and space, both as separate and as inherently interconnected concepts. At the turn of themillennium, it is inevitable that feminist theory, politics and practice are increasingly interested in the relationships between past, present and future,
and at the same time they have also become more global and diversified in their focus. This event seeks to explore the ways in which contemporary women writers – through fiction and non-fiction, short story and poetry, drama and critical theory – engage with and conceptualise notions of time and space in their work. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012
We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.
Areas for discussion might include:
For its sixth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, we at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association ask you to join us as we work to build a community of graduate scholars. Our conference provides forums for ongoing research in an encouraging and receptive academic environment. Additionally, the Writing into the Profession conference brings graduate scholars into contact with established professionals who can answer questions about best practices, research methods, and the field of English Studies.
Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism