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"It must be Nova Scotia": Negotiating Place in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop. June 9-12, 2011 Halifax,NS. Deadline JAN 10

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:46am
Saint Mary's University / University of King's College

To mark the centenary of Elizabeth Bishop's birth, and to celebrate her contribution to world literature, a special conference will be held 9-12 June 2011 at the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Working under the title, "It must be Nova Scotia:" Negotiating Place in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop," the conference will focus on Bishop's examinations of place and placelessness, her fascination with borders and shifting cultural geographies, and her unique position as an artist who lived and wrote both for and against competing definitions of "home."

March 18-19-- Family Matters: A Graduate Student Conference on Representations of the Family in Literature, Drama and Film

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:05am
St. Bonaventure University--Olean, New York

Representations of the family in literature often come freighted with questions of cultural significance, economic arrangement, and political power. Whether critiqued as a normative cultural arrangement or hailed as the paramount political value, the family as the basic organizational unit of society reflects and often magnifies its literary milieu.

Call for Artists

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:06am
Ustinov Intercultural Forum

The Ustinov Intercultural Forum is currently seeking additional artists to submit their work for this cultural exhibition which will run at the Old Fulling Mill in Durham, UK from early April to early May 2011. The project aims to create a multi-media exhibit of music, video, art, object, clothing, and any other display forms you can think of in order to create a culturally centred exhibition (even written pieces can be incorporated into the exhibit). The goal is to promote interculturality and focus on the message of Cultural Identity--the value is to be in the richness of the multitude of narratives. Cultural Identity is a very fluid and interesting concept especially in such an increasingly globalized world.

[UPDATE] Noncanonical Affects (ALA 2011, Boston, 5/26-5/29; proposals by 12/15/2010)

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:13pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association
22nd Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2001
Boston, MA

Noncanonical Affects

The affective turn in literary and cultural studies, according to Sianne Ngai, has worked to historicize and critique certain affective states--sympathy, melancholia, shame--even as it has left unexamined the cultural roots of other, less "canonical" forms of feeling. This panel seeks papers that historicize critically neglected forms of affectivity by exploring their representation/production in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century texts.

[UPDATE] : "Borderlines": A Graduate Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, March 11-12, 2011

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07pm
Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

Call for Papers:
4th Annual GEO Conference
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."

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 8:47am
University of Chester, UK

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 1:07am
National Organization for Men Against Sexism


Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
April 1-3, 2011

The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM holds a yearly National Conference on Men and Masculinity. The 2011 Conference will be held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee on April 1 through April 3, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity."

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 11:13pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association - Joint Conference

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2010

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

Polari Journal Issue 3

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:57pm
Polari Journal

Open Call for Submission

Polari Journal is currently holding an open call for submissions for its third issue (published April 2011).

There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should normally not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered. All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is February 1st 2011.

Revolution! A Regional Graduate Student Literature Conference. April 2, 2011

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 4:56pm
Christina Hauck, Department of English, Kansas State University

At our inaugural Kansas State University Regional Graduate Student Conference in Literature, we will explore the ways in which revolutions of all kind have affected (and continue to affect) our discipline. Revolution! is inspired by Jasbir Puar's groundbreaking work, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, which critiques contemporary configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity. Using Puar's work as a touchstone for revolutionary readings, our conference will examine representations of revolution in its various forms—cultural, political, textual, and theoretical—in British and American literature composed during any period.