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At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces, Friends of English Graduate Student Conference at UCLA

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
University of California, Los Angeles

Call for Papers, At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces
Friends of English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA
Friday, May 31, 2013 at UCLA

Keynote speakers: Professor Rachel Lee (UCLA), Professor Daniel Tiffany (USC)

Sir Peter: Aye, ever improving himself!--Mr. Surface, Mr. Surface...Well, well, that's proper; and you make even your screen a source of knowledge...
Joseph Surface: Oh, yes, I find great use in that screen.
-Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal (IV.3)

Literary London 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:21am
Literary London Society

Literary London 2013
Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Organised by: The Literary London Society
17–19 July 2013

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Vic Gatrell (Cambridge); Matthew Rubery (QMUL)

MLA 2014: Deletion, Erasure, Cancellation

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:29am
Paul Benzon

How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.

Full CFP:

Walking Dead - Essay Collection

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:49am
Dr. Deborah Christie

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Walking Dead (either the original graphic novel or the AMC television series). The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:

• Zombies/the Undead
• The postapocalyptic world
• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Posthumanism
• Gender
• Race
• Hybridity
• Heroism
• Villainy
• History
• Memory
• Power
• Violence

University of North Texas - Critical Voices Conference - Friday, March 22

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 9:44pm
University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held Friday, March 22nd. This year's theme is "The Literary and the Critical: Poetics and the Politics of Writing in the 21st Century." The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, theory, material criticism, cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.

Authors may submit individual paper proposals, but they are also encouraged to submit proposals for panels of 3-4 related presentations.

South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:04pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to

The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.

BritGrad Call For Papers 6-8 June 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 11:39am
The British Graduate Conference, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Dear All,

Registration is now open for the Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 6-8 2013. We welcome abstracts from graduate students on any topic in the field of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.

LUVAH: Journal of the Creative Imagination Spring/Summer Issue Now Accepting Papers and Abstracts

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 8:34am
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

Luvah ( ) is an international, inter-disciplinary journal of religion, philosophy, and politics. We are interested in papers that transgress traditional boundaries inherent in the current compartmentalization of knowledge. We are looking for articles, poems, and short stories that fit into the theme of our journal, which is the critical examination of modernity and postmodernity from the perspectives of traditionalism, critical theory, and primitivism. Articles analyzing Ancient thought, eco-criticism, and creative pieces are also welcome. We accept acticles from students and independent artists and thinkers as well as more established scholars.

[UPDATE] SINGAPORE June 2013: A Moving Worlds Conference (with the Division of English, NTU):14-17 June, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 4:50am
Moving Worlds & NTU's Division of English~Singapore

Transcultural Imaginaries
Making New, Making Strange

A Moving Worlds Conference in collaboration with the Division of English, NTU
Venue: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU, Singapore
Dates: 14–17 June 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Ien Ang (University of Western Sydney)
Professor David Richards (Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling)

Invited Writers:
Merlinda Bobis (Philippines/Australia), Elizabeth Cook (UK), Dermot Healy (Ireland),
Lynette Hunter (USA), Olive Senior (Jamaica), Yang Lian (NZ/UK/China)