Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Abstracts Due: Friday, 1 February 2013
Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
30th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, March 16, 2013
University of Connecticut
Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 30th annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This year's theme will be "Collaborations."
This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.
May 9-10, 2012
Yaşar University, İzmir
Hilde Heynen – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Please submit abstracts to UNH's English Graduate Organization's Biennial Conference: "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
In "The Art of Fiction," Toni Morrison differentiates between reading as a skill and reading as an art. The skill, Morrison writes, enables readers to "negotiate life with some measure of control." The art is a "different beast all together."
The Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
CONFERENCE THEME: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"
While our collection on the local manifestations of Occupy Wall Street currently boasts fourteen excellent essays, we would like to consider a few more proposals focused on the politics of the local and regional. We're looking, in particular for more theory-oriented essays, though imaginative takes on the topic are always welcome.
Deadline for proposals: Feb 15.
Please see below for the original call for papers:
In 1953, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man won the National Book Award for Fiction—the first text in African American Literature to do so. In the six decades since, readers have consistently ranked it high in myriad polls, while critics have rendered it the premier African American novel. Over the past few years, debates about this genre of literature have centered primarily on Ellison's masterpiece.
We are currently inviting submissions for a special issue of College Literature on "The Poetics of Surplus," guest-edited by Ranjan Ghosh.