Will's semantic slipperiness fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of English and Scots texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening line of John Donne's poem, 'The Will' exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this literature emerges. Donne's poem - this willed enactment of the speaker's last will and testament to the world he will shortly leave behind in death - encapsulates the polyvocal qualities of the human 'will' and all that it signifies.
The deadline for McGill's Graduate Conference has been extended to January 14, 2011. The theme is luxury, commodity, privilege, and consumption in literature, film, and other texts and cultural artefacts.
We are honoured to be hosting Dr. George Toles (University of Manitoba) as our keynote speaker and to have secured a faculty address from Dr. Allan Hepburn (McGill).
Please find the call for papers below.
McGill English Graduate Conference Call for Papers Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege
"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School
Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University
March 19-20, 2011
This conference will consider the relationship between transgression and the sacred from a broad historical perspective in philosophy, literature and literary theory.
Plenary speakers for this conference: Professor Richard Kearney (Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College), Professor Fred Botting (Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingston University London), and Professor Sean Hand (Professor of French and Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick).
We welcome papers from established academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.
"The sacred world depends on limited acts of transgression" (Georges Bataille, Eroticism)
The OED has to give some three pages to defining the word ROMANCE that, with all of its rich history, is at the centre of this Mosaic call for papers. We invite innovative interdisciplinary literary and critical submissions for a special issue we are planning on this theme. For this issue, our interests include, but are not limited to, the following: "the Romantics," who have undergone a renascence of late; the French novel, the roman; romantic fiction; Romanticism; the state of the love story in literature and/or film; and the figure of the "romantic."
Keynote Speaker: Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones
Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Princeton University
The CRILA short story research group (JE2536) of the Université d'Angers, France, will be hosting an international conference in collaboration with Edge Hill University, U.K. on "The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English," 8-9 April 2011 at La Maison des Sciences Humaines, Université d'Angers, France.
Plenary speaker: Charles E. May, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach.
_Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies_
vol. 38, no. 1 (to be published March 2012; submissions due August 15, 2011)
Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, UL, UCC, QUB) Crime Genre Research Group -
States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction
17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.
Call for papers/ Appel à contribution
Deadline/ Date limite: 31st January 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Dominique Kalifa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne
Guest Writers: Eoin McNamee, David Peace
Call for Papers
University of South Australia, Adelaide, 22 – 23 March, 2011.