The Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on Victorian Futures, with keynote speakers Jay Clayton (author of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture) and Andrew Elfenbein (author of Romanticism and the Rise of English). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 29 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 31; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics. Submit 1-2 page abstracts and a short c.v. to Rebecca Stern (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 15, 2010.
From surrealism to social networks to the "real" housewives of New Jersey, it's no secret that reality is socially constructed. "Reality"—-as a state of mind or as an embodied experience—-has historically been positioned in opposition to such realms of infinite possibility as dreams, fantasy, and imagination. In fact, far from being a state of stability and sanity, reality is often treated as that which must be escaped. But escape to what?
ISEA2011 Istanbul Call for Papers, Panels, Workshops and Artworks
The Call for Papers, Artworks, Panels and Workshops for ISEA2011
Istanbul is available at this link http://ow.ly/36HW0
The deadline for submission is December 01, 2010.
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Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Missouri and the Midwest
April 7 & 8, 2011
A conference sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program
The University of Missouri--St. Louis
We invite papers, presentations, and panels that confront and interrogate the gendered, raced, and/or sexualized positions of individuals and groups in political, legal, historical, social, educational, and creative arenas in the state of Missouri and the other states in the Midwest from the pre-colonial period through the 1820 Missouri Compromise to the present day.
Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2ndand 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism.
Proposals due NOVEMBER 12, 2010, by 5:00 PM CST
Please submit to: http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php?override=xyzzy (Choose "American Literature as World Literature" from the drop-down seminar menu.)
American Literature as World Literature: Making/Mapping New Worlds
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2011 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, May 26-29. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join, especially since we do not have any dues). Please send a 100-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at email@example.com by January 10, 2011.
Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
University of Sussex, UK. 24-26 March, 2011.
Call for papers: deadline for abstracts for creative, academic and experimental paper and discussion forum proposals: 13 November, 2010.
NEW! Postcards Competition (with full details of how to enter): deadline for Postcards Competition entries:
21 January, 2011
LitPop: Writing and Popular Music
Friday 24th June 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Going beyond well-rehearsed comparisons between Dylan and Keats, this conference aims to bring fresh perspectives to debates about the forms and functions of popular music in relation to literature, exploring connections and conflicts between writing (fiction and non-fiction, past and present), and popular music (modern, contemporary or otherwise). Where cultural value was once sought for popular music through analogy with literature, or popular music and literary texts were seen as incompatible, writers and critics now borrow the demotic idioms of pop. Why?
Call for Papers: 4th Annual GEO Conference "Borderlines" University of Maryland, College Park March 11-12, 2011
The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference "Borderlines."