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[UPDATE] James Agee at ALA, May 26-29, 2011 (Jan. 20 submission deadline)

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 10:46am
James Agee Society

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Recent topics have included Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as travel writer, ecocritic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. Send 250-word abstracts by January 20, 2011, to Hugh Davis at

[UPDATE] Emergent Critical Environments: Where Next for Ecology and the Humanities? 9 and 10 September 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:29am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE UK) Postgraduate Conference 2011

ASLE UK (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK) ) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 9 to 10 September 2011 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (, London WC1), on the theme of 'Emergent critical environments': Where next for ecology and the humanities?'
Keynote speakers include:
Kate Soper
Robert McKay

Call for reviews on the interdisciplinary [1st March]

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 6:20am
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex

Excursions, the open access interdisciplinary postgraduate journal at the University of Sussex, invites calls for reviews of up to 1,500 words from postgraduates and early-career researchers on books and events including, but not limited to:

Books on the interdisciplinary
Performance, theatre, installation art and film that transcends boundaries
Multi-media, innovative and cross-disciplinary conferences and exhibitions

Please submit your reviews through our website at

Habermas & Literature (MLA, January 2012; 3/10 deadline)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 3:43pm
Nicholas Hengen

Since *The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere* Jürgen Habermas's philosophy has moved consistently away from literature and, perhaps accordingly, Habermas has moved to the margins of literary theory. Was this a salutary move? Or do Habermas's ideas--his theory of communicative action, his notions about how language and communication shape democracy, his critiques of poststructuralism--offer important lessons/tool/strategies for literary criticism today?

250 word abstracts to Nicholas Hengen ( by 10 March 2011.

*Please note: This is a special session pending MLA approval*

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 3:25pm
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

Public Knowledge Journal Vol. 3, Issue 1 CFP - Media and Society [February 11, 2011]

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 3:09pm
Public Knowledge Journal

Public Knowledge Journal seeks articles, book reviews, essays, interviews and multimedia submissions for Volume 3, Issue 1 on Media and Society.

Media allow us to comment, celebrate, and critique culture, politics, and elements of daily life that might otherwise go unremarked (or, at the very least, unpublished). The current political and public furor over WikiLeaks – most recently, over its release of potentially sensitive diplomatic cables – suggests an ongoing conversation over the right to and ownership of public knowledge. Who owns this knowledge now, and who has the right to communicate it? To whom may/can/should it be communicated?


Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:37am
Laurence Raw/ Defne Ersin Tutan

"When we attempt to answer the question 'What is history?,' E.H. Carr suggests, in his highly praised assessment of history and historiography, that "our answer, consciously or unconsciously, reflects our position in time, and forms part of our answer to the broader question what view we take of the society in which we live." Carr regards the present age as "the most historically-minded of all ages," as "[m]odern man is to an unprecedented degree self-conscious and therefore conscious of history." In the perspective of Eric Hobsbawm, this increasing self-consciousness coincides with "the rapid historicization of the social sciences themselves.

CFP: 'Cultural Translations' Postgraduate Symposium, Malta, 15-16 April 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 10:08am
Department of English, University of Malta

The Department of English of the University of Malta,
with the participation and collaboration of the
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
and the
Department of English, University of Zaragoza,
is pleased to announce a call for papers for its 2011 Postgraduate Symposium:

'Cultural Translations'
Malta: 15-16 April 2011