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Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:58pm
American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function. As scholars concerned with the material production of texts often point out, the literature we read is often shaped and transformed by the work of editors, publishers, amanuenses, illustrators, scribes, translators, compilers, and so on. All of these laborers operating between the inaugural author and the reader substantially transform both texts and readers' experiences of these texts. But how, this seminar asks, does this substantial field of labor inform our understanding of the subjects involved in the production of literarature?

pacificREVIEW- San Diego State University's Annual Literary Journal.

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:54pm
pacificREVIEW - SDSU

pacificREVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review Literary Annual published by San Diego State University students in conjunction with San Diego State University Press, is currently accepting submissions for the 2010-2011 issue entitled "Revolt."

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:12pm
Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference



Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, among other topics, we welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to food, money, the academy and "female troubles" (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex).

"...a past that has never been present": Art/ Philosophy/ History (June 8-12, 2011)

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:14pm
University of King's College

Call for Papers
International Conference, University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 8-12, 2010

" …a past that has never been present": Art/Philosophy/ History

Keynote speakers:

Cathy Caruth (Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Emory University)
Leonard Lawlor (Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University)

[UPDATE] Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing (deadline extended 10/25/10) (3/31-4/3/11)

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 10:30am
British Women Writers Conference

Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal

Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 Columbus, OH

Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on the relationship between aesthetics and environmentalism in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We are especially interested in papers dealing with late 18th-century or Romantic writers.
500-word abstracts due by October 25, 2010, please include full affiliation and contact information.

Email Andrea Crow and Todd Williams

The Crisis of the Confined a: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 12/1/10

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:10am
University of California, Berkeley

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

[UPDATE] Environment and Life (ASLE 2011; 22-26 June; Bloomington, IN)

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:05pm
Heather Houser (Williams) / Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis)

Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"

ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Organizers: Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis / Heather Houser, Williams College