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New Temporalities of Old Age, MLA 5-8 January 2012

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 12:58am
Cynthia Port and Erin Lamb / MLA Age Studies Discussion Group

This guaranteed session sponsored by the MLA Age Studies Discussion Group investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality. Is there an "epistemology of old age" that might stand outside conventional articulations of temporality? How are narratives of aging illuminated by recent work on national, postcolonial, or global temporalities? How do literary and cultural conceptions of old age look different when read against the idealization of the child and focus on the future that Lee Edelman calls "reproductive futurism"? In what ways can cognitive approaches to temporality inform our understanding of narratives of old age?

20th Century Caribbean Radicalism, MLA 2012

Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 8:26pm
Laurie Lambert

Perspectives on intellectual and literary contributions to revolutionary movements; analysis of radical traditions including those with links to diaspora and global south. 300 word abstract and 1-page cv by 10 March 2011; Laurie Lambert (

[UPDATE] Registration now open for: Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries - 25-26 March 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 5:08pm
Alice Kelly and Dr Kate Kennedy / University of Cambridge

Registration now open for:

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries

A two-day international residential Conference in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society and Anglia Ruskin University

25-26 March 2011, University of Cambridge

Our Keynote Speakers:
Professor Laura Marcus (University of Oxford)
Professor Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego State University)
Professor David Trotter (University of Cambridge)

(international conference) Barbarism Revisited: New Perspectives on an Old Concept [Leiden, The Netherlands, May31-June 1, 2012]

Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 11:49am
University of Leiden (Netherlands) & University of Bonn (Germany)

International Conference:
Barbarism Revisited: New Perspectives on an Old Concept

Organizing Institutions: Leiden University (Netherlands) & The University of Bonn (Germany)
Location: Leiden
Date: May 31-June 1, 2012
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Christian Moser (Bonn) & Dr. Maria Boletsi (Leiden)

Third International Maroon Conference. June 22-25 2011: UPDATE

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:28pm
Third International Maroon Conference," The Return."

This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers and panels that explore representation of Maroon culture in history, literature, art, music, political theory, cultural studies, film, linguistics, and theatre. With its theme "The Return," it strives to revisit the roots of Maroon values and practices, considering the ways they have endured, transformed and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa. Offering a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the third international Maroon conference aims to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies, bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 11:30am
Southern Lit Discussion Group/Assoc for Computers and the Humanities

[UPDATE] Call for Papers
MLA 2012: Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

Digital South, Digital Futures

(A collaborative session co-sponsored by the MLA's Southern Literature Discussion Group and the Association for Computers and the Humanities)

[Update] Singapore - The Contemporary - June 24th-26th, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 10:26am
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

Main Speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network Sept. 5-7 2012

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:15pm
European Beat Studies Network


SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012

Papers are invited for the Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN). We are open to submissions of both long and short papers, panels, roundtables, dialogues and performances on any aspect of the Beat Generation. Suggested topics may include but are not limited to: