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REMINDER - Feminism;Influence;Inheritance - Deadline 4 Jan '13

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 5:18am
School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED -- "alt/" Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 1/15/13)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:41pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

UPDATE. CFP: Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (journal issue). Performing identities

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:07pm
University of Alicante

RAEI is a referred journal published once a year by the Department of English Studies at the University of Alicante. We are now seeking for the next issue "Performing Identity, Performing Culture" (December 2013) essays which aim at discussing the issues raised by the definition of performance and performativity in relation to the politics of identity and culture in current cultural studies. Over the last fifty or sixty years, a growing interest in performance discourse – with its emphasis on the body, that is, on human experience, practices and affections – has taken place, floating free of theatre precincts and extending itself to other disciplines, including cultural studies.

Rethinking the Nineteenth Century - 24th August 2013

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 8:38am
University of Sheffield, UK

The University of Sheffield
School of English

Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

Saturday 24th August 2013

Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Llewellyn (University of Strathclyde: Director of Research at the AHRC)
'On Reciprocity, Trust and the Gift'.

'The Laboring Body' conference (UC Irvine, March 15, 2013)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 8:32am
Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine

Keynote speaker: Nathan Brown (University of California, Davis)
CFP deadline: January 13, 2013

Please circulate widely.

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, invite submissions for its annual conference:

The Laboring Body
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 15, 2013
Humanities Gateway 1030

2nd Global Conference: The Graphic Novel (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 6:35am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Graphic Novel

Monday 23rd September – Wednesday 25th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
(Alan Moore, V for Vendetta)

Moral Intuitionism: Epistemological and Ethical Aspects (July 22 - July 31, 2013)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 5:29am
CEU Summer University

Central European University, Budapest announces its international postgraduate summer course on "Moral Intuitionism: Epistemological and Ethical Aspects" (July 22 - July 31, 2013) for graduate students and junior researchers and faculty preferably in humanities.

Detailed course information:


Course Directors:

Nenad Miscevic, Department of Philosophy, University of Maribor, Slovenia/Visiting faculty, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Course Faculty:

8th Global Conference: The Erotic (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 4:23am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference
The Erotic

Thursday 19th September – Saturday 21st September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.