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23rd Annual English Language and Literature Conference for Undergraduates

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:38am
University of St. Francis

Attention: All undergraduate writers and English majors!

The University of St. Francis is now accepting scholarly papers from undergraduate students for our 23rd Annual English Language and Literature Conference. This event is open to all undergraduate students.

We are calling for any paper related to English language, literature, film, critical theory, or creative writing. Please note that we can only accept one paper per applicant. If your paper is accepted, you will present it to fellow students from all around the country.

Please submit complete papers to The deadline is December 15th.

The Country House in Britain, 1914-2014

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 7:53am
Newcastle University, UK

The Country House in Britain, 1914-2014

Newcastle University, Friday 6th - Sunday 8th June 2014
Conference Organisers: Faye Keegan and Barbara Williams
Supported by the Newcastle University Gender Research Group

Keynote Speakers: Deborah Cartmell, Christine Geraghty, Ellie Jones and Alison Light

Association of Asian Studies Conference, Singapore July 17-19, 2014

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:05pm
Association of Asian Studies

We are proposing a panel "The Nation & Its Discontents" in the upcoming Association of Asian Studies Conference to be held at Singapore during July 17-19, 2014. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may not apply. While acknowledging that the idea of the 'nation' renders disjunctive temporalities, and multiple vernacular iterations, this panel seeks to understand the politico-cultural stakes in the exportation and reception of a 'foreign' model, and the voices silenced thereby.

We invite papers from a variety of disciplines, geographies and time periods. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: "ANIMACY" featuring keynote Mel Y. Chen / February 20-22 2014

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 3:18pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) / University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

MIGC 2014
February 20th – 22nd, 2014
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Keynote Speaker: Mel Y Chen, UC Berkeley, author of Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial
Mattering, and Queer Affect, (Duke University Press 2012).

Also featuring:
Laura Micciche, University of Cincinnati, author of Doing
Emotion: Rhetoric, Writing, Teaching (Boynton/Cook 2007).
Plenary speaker Ben Woodard, Ph.D. candidate, University of Western Ontario
Workshop led by Zach Blas, Ph.D. candidate, Duke University

John Milton's Political Theology and Imagination - Deadline Oct. 7, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 1:28pm
Sigma Tau Delta Zeta Xi Chapter at the University of Central Florida

"John Milton's Political Theology & Imagination" Conference

The Zeta Xi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, is hosting a one-day conference on John Milton's Political Theology and Imagination on November 8, 2013 at the University of Central Florida. Dr. David Currell from the American University of Beirut will join this conference as our plenary speaker.

From eald to new: Translating early medieval poetry for the 21st century

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 9:20am
University College Cork

In recent years, the shelves of commercial bookshops have been graced with accessible translations of medieval poetry from the Old English, Old Irish and Old Norse traditions, including Heaney's award-winning rendition of Beowulf. Many of these reworkings give a contemporary flavour and immediacy to medieval texts, and they are increasingly being adopted for introductory courses on medieval literature. But what place do literary translations have in the academy, and should they be taught as creative works in their own right? How are the latest translations adapting to the needs of students and teachers? What exactly do we lose, and gain, in the translation of medieval texts?

Australian & American Cinemas: Transnational Perspectives

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 4:34pm
Pete Kunze (University at Albany, SUNY)

Australian and American Cinemas: Transnational Perspectives

Oscar nominations earlier this year for Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, and Jacki Weaver as well as Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby remind us of the ongoing relationship between Australia and the United States, both in terms of talent and industries, in global Hollywood. Yet comparative studies of these national cinemas have been fairly limited. This collection seeks to redress that oversight while encouraging future studies. I seek proposals, broadly conceived, for a collection examining the underexplored parallels between Australian and American cinemas through a transnational lens. Topics may include:

Theory as Genre (Deadline: 1st November 2013)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 3:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association, NYU

Theory as Genre

Seminar Organizer(s):

Bhavya Tiwari (The University of Texas at Austin), Thomas Beebee (Penn State University)

Shakespeare and Architecture - deadline 10/15/13

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 11:18am
Shakespeare 450

Panel session during the Shakespeare 450 conference, Paris 21-27 April, 2014.

Call for papers

What does Shakespeare's works tell us about his response to a central element of the cultural movement we traditionally term the Renaissance, architecture, and its extension in urbanism? Did the evident cultural changes seen in buildings and urban landscapes find a corresponding response in poetry and drama, apart from the invention of the perspectival stage around 1590? How is architecture manifested in metaphorical speech, and how is it, if at all, reflected in the composition of the plays and the moral choices they offer?

These are some of the issues raised in this panel.