"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Translatus (Latin root of "translation"): transferred, handed over, conveyed, carried across
The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.
Amy Cutler (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Research Group Affiliations:
Social and Cultural Research Group
Landscape Surgery (RHUL)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010
The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.
The irony of creatures with no reflection becoming such a pervasive reflection of modern culture pleases in a dark way. Since their animation out of folk materials in the nineteenth century, by Polidori, as Varney and in Le Fanu and Stoker, vampires have been continually reborn in modern culture. They have stalked texts from Marx's image of the leeching capitalist, through Pater's Lady Lisa of tainted knowledge, to the multifarious incarnations in contemporary fictions in print and on screen. They have enacted a host of anxieties and desires, shifting shape as the culture they are brought to life in itself changes form.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Caught in the Act: Performance and Performativity is an interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held April 17th at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Call for Papers:
8th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium
Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States
March 19-20th, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO: January 11, 2010
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAMLA 2010 Conference: "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific."
PAMLA will host its 108th Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Please save the date. This is certain to be one of PAMLA's most beautiful conference sites ever.
Special Session Title:
"Lilo's O'hana: Mainland and Pacific children meet through media"
In light of the PAMLA drive to encourage works "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," this special session seeks proposals that engage childhood representations of the Pacific through mass media.
Why do we feel when we read? From catharsis in tragedy to laughter in comedy, many types of art can be categorized by the sensual reaction we have while we experience them. But our understanding of these reactions can at times seem limited to the biological. Our senses do not just perceive the physical; they serve physiologically liminal roles which govern our interactions with the world surrounding us. This conference will investigate both the role of sense in perceiving the textual and the sensory aspects of texts. Topics will include the five physical senses, affect and sensibility, and the ways in which relationships with other people and environments are conducted and understood through the senses.
SCRIPT 1.2 will feature a special section concerned with the Voynich manuscript and other "cryptotexts."
The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal, http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal, is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2010 Special Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature." In the 1980's Stephen Greenblatt developed "New Historicism." Despite H. Aram Veeser's 1989 anthology, The New Historicism, and numerous other publications in this field, one is left puzzled about why a historical examination of literature is "new." Essays should either strive to define new or old historicism, or should practice a historical evaluation of literature.
The Kurt Vonnegut Society
Call for Papers
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 250-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at email@example.com by January 15, 2010.
The Student Journal for Everyday Criticism (SJEC) is a new collaborative, peer-reviewed and freely-distributed quarterly academic journal dedicated to the publication of work in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Our primary concern is the intersection of Critical Theory and praxis: Does Theory inform one's perception of the everyday, and if so, in what ways? Does an understanding of Critical Theory lead to a better understanding of the world? Can the study of Theory lead one to effect change in the everyday? In short: What is Theory good for?
Call for Papers
2010 Marxist Literary Group, Institute on Culture and Society
Special Topic: "The Dialectic"
Deadline for Proposals: February 15, 2010.
The 2010 Marxist Literary Group's Institute on Culture and Society (MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 15-20, on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University. The (particularly timely) special topic of the 2010 ICS will be "The Dialectic."