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Third International Maroon Conference. June 22-25 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:05pm
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.

Challenges of Space and Place, June 9th-10th

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:58am
Challenges of Space and Place, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona Sweden

The school of Planning and Digital Media at Blekinge Institute of Technology is pleased to announce a symposium for PhD students and young scholars entitled "Challenges of Space and Place," taking place June 9th and 10th, 2011.

The symposium is accepting abstracts for submission under its theme in three broad themes: The Intangible City, discussing issues such as the digital media and the city, representation and image construction, and image of the city; the Public City encompassing topics such as democracy and place, production and consumption of public spaces, diversity, and private-public; and the Political City encompassing issues of politics and power in planning, and decision-making over space and place.

[UPDATE] Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:24am
University of Reading, UK

This conference aims to explore the interface between creative/critical forms of representation and the claim to material/ontological human and animal rights. It will examine the concepts 'minority', 'identity', 'rights' and 'representation' and their possible intersections. It will also interrogate categories and politics of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, and disability, as well as the critical disciplines that invest in these, such as feminism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies.


A One-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

Saturday 7th May 2011 • Old Whiteknights House, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK

Collections and Collaborations: Indiana U Dept of English Grad Conference, March 24-26, deadline extended to Jan. 31 [UPDATE]

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:40pm
Indiana University Department of English Graduate Students

Call for Proposals: "Collections and Collaborations"
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Collections and Collaborations" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington from March 24th – 26th, 2011 (hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English).

Reconsidering John Dos Passos

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:04pm
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.

[UPDATE] UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:11pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, U.K.

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated
to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature,
theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011.

This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an
independently edited journal in the oscholars group
published at, as part of our expanding
coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the
fin de siècle.

Open Words Special Issue on Contingent Labor and Educational Access - June 1, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 11:57am
Open Words

This special issue of Open Words invites contributors to consider relationships among three issues--contingent labor, educational access, and non-mainstream student populations (by which we mean both non-traditional students, in demographic terms, and populations more likely to be served by colleges recently than they have been historically)--all of which the fields of composition and literacy studies have struggled with for decades. Scholarship and policy statements on contingent labor are replete with calls for equity, variously articulated but vigorous nonetheless—and with occasional exceptions, largely unsuccessful.

Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature [March 30, 2011]

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 11:53am
Brett Josef Grubisic, Tara Lee, Gisèle M. Baxter

Call for Submissions
Please feel free to forward this to any organizations, individuals, or mailing lists that might be interested.

At century's end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore literary iterations of that mood, the editors of After NAFTA: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature encourage submissions about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian, American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.