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First Fictions: 9-12th June, 2011

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 5:34am
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

Festival and Academic Conference
9-12th June, 2011

Confirmed delegates include:
Kate Mosse, Jackie Kaye, Elleke Bohemer, Michael Prodger, Bryan Cheyette, Scott Pack, Nicholas Royle and Isabel Ashdown.

Supported by Myriad Publishers, and Textual Practice

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

The Adulterous Text

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 6:43pm
Neohelicon (Guest Editor: Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett)


Special Volume of

(Vol. 40, no. 1, June 2013)

Guest Editor
R.-L. Etienne Barnett


[UPDATE] 'Romanticism and the Tyrannies of Distance' Conference, University of Sydney, 10-12 February 2011

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 1:28am
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia


This is the first of the biennial conferences planned for the newly founded Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), to take place at the University of Sydney from Thursday to Saturday, 10-12 February 2011.

Plenary speakers:

James Chandler (Chicago)
Deirdre Coleman (Melbourne)
Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)

Panel discussion with the assembled editors of 'The Oxford Companion To The Romantic Age' (1999):

Iain McCalman (Sydney)
Jon Mee (Warwickshire)
Gillian Russell (ANU)
Clara Tuite (Melbourne)

We invite submissions covering the full range of possible meanings of 'distance' in Romantic studies – including (but not limited to)

Medieval Badiou: A Roundtable: 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 12-15 2011

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 3:12pm
Ruth Evans / Antony Hasler, St Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The panel will address the ways in which medievalists have created, or can create, a dialogue with the work of the philosopher Alain Badiou. What is – or could be -- the impact on medieval studies of Badiou's radical reframing of ontology? What do medievalists make of his insistence that philosophy must acknowledge its dependence on four extra-philosophical conditions of thinking, namely science, politics, art and love? What of his dispute with the linguistic turn in philosophical thinking and in the humanities' disciplines in general, a turn that has had a profound effect on recent medievalist work of the past two decades? How does Badiou figure as a "count-as-one" in medieval studies? Abstracts by 9/20/2010.

Medieval Lacan: 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2011

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 3:05pm
Ruth Evans / Antony Hasler, St Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This session invites papers on Lacan's own readings of medieval ethics,philosophy and literature; dialogue between Lacan's
writings and specific texts/authors; the often but not inevitably vexed relationship between Lacan and historicism. Abstracts by 9/20/2010.

Manifest Identity - UPDATE - February 25-26, 2011

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 7:18pm
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

Theory, Practice, Engagement [deadline 11/1/2010] (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, 3/31-4/3/2011)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 4:16pm
Geoffrey Baker

This approved panel for the American Comparative Literature Association's annual meeting (Vancouver, Canada, 31 March - 3 April 2010) seeks papers that address aspects of the long debate over literary and intellectual engagement. Which types of texts are best suited to such a mission, and how does a text's activist agenda affect its form? How might realist or naturalist texts, whose aim is to "unveil [dévoiler]" (in Jean-Paul Sartre's words) for their readers the practical injustices around them, really make these readers feel responsible for ending those injustices? How do avant-garde texts accomplish what Theodor Adorno terms an altering of our "fundamental attitudes [Haltung]" or what Caroline Levine calls a needed provocation of democracy?

EXTENSION FOR PROPOSALS: Intersections, Tensions and New Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies 10/8-9

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 11:11am
University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization

This graduate conference will explore the relevance of contact and contact zones for English Studies. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, English Studies continues to see increasing discursive overlap. Understandings of identity and subjectivity have relied increasingly on syncretism and hybridity at the expense of rigid national, cultural, and periodic categories. As boundaries and concepts become more permeable, Mary Louise Pratt's definition of "Contact Zones" gains increasing relevance and currency.