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Writing Wrongs: Literature and Human Rights in the 18th Century (ASECS-sponsored session; MLA 2014, Chicago)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 3:52pm
Ramesh Mallipeddi

Rights are entitlements or justifiable claims; human rights are a special kind of claim that one is entitled to by virtue of being human. In her recent study _Inventing Human Rights_ (2008), Lynn Hunt argues that rights were imagined as natural, inalienable, and universal in eighteenth-century sentimental literature, prior to their promulgation in the revolutionary Declarations. Specifically, for Hunt, it is by extensively documenting the flagrant wrongs suffered by various disenfranchised groups—women, slaves, prisoners, the insane— in the form of rape, enslavement, and carceral torture that sentimental fiction implicitly underscored their rights to bodily integrity and self-possession.

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University 9/21/2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 3:44pm
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 8th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


The Adjunct Verses (Collection/Performance/Multimedia)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:41pm

Calling all contingent faculty and allies. . . .


Producer: Robert Craig Baum and N1Theatre

Where: White River Junction, VT | Manhattan | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | Chicago and other towns/cities to be announced.

Logline: A collection of inspiring and horrifying tales from the front lines of America's dying higher education system presented/performed/broadcast between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2013.

CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: The Subject in/of First-Year Composition [SCMLA New Orleans 10/3/13-10/5/13]

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:06pm
Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University


South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 70th Annual Convention

New Orleans, LA – October 3-5, 2013

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University,

The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the subject in/of first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title.

The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair ( is March 31, 2012.

Saints and Sinners: Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English [UPDATE]

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 3:49pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

For LIES 2013, we still welcome papers about topics related but not limited to feminism, sainthood and medievalism in both contemporary and earlier literature in English as the wonderful SARAH SALIH will be our plenary speaker.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 March 2013. Please send your proposals and a short bio to dr Katarzyna Bronk ( and More information about LIES 2013 at:

Designing and Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses - RMMLA Conference

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:02pm
RMMLA Conference, Vancouver, Washington, October 10-12, 2013

We invite presentations on any aspect of interdisciplinary teaching with focus on strategies for integrating multiple perspectives and approaches into a course while maintaining an overall sense of coherence. While all areas are considered, German-related topics are especially welcome.

Please send a short abstract (100-300 words) by March 1 to

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Academic Exchange Quarterly Special Issue: Leadership and Writing Programs Aug. 1, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:09pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly

Focus: This issue will examine effective leadership practices in college and university writing programs, including first-year composition, basic writing, and ELL/ESL writing programs; undergraduate and graduate writing degree programs, including rhetoric and composition; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; writing center/writing fellows; service learning; and other programs focused on writing instruction. Submissions should thoughtfully consider how writing specialists fill formal and/or informal leadership roles (both administrative and not) in classrooms and/or programs, with particular attention being given to essays that utilize leadership research/theory.

The Long Twentieth Century (1885-2008): Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:40pm
Goldsmiths, University of London

The Long Twentieth Century(1885-2008):Literature,Politics, Aesthetics
A one day conference

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths, University of London

September 18th 2013

'I see the political potential of art in art itself, in the aesthetic form as such'
-- Raymond Williams
'Literature does politics by simply being literature'
--Jacques Rancière

Keynote Speakers
Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Josh Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London