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The Spectres of Utopia: 11th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society/Europe, 7-10 July 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 9:06am
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Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin Poland

Proposals are invited for papers of 20 minutes on different aspects of utopias, dystopias, utopianism and anti-utopianism as they manifest themselves in politics, society, economics, art, and culture. The conference language is English. Sessions conducted in other languages are also possible (minimum 2 papers). Abstracts (approx. 250 words) should be submitted by e-mail as file attachments in MS WORD to These should include:
1. name and affiliation,
2. e-mail address, title of paper,
3. abstract,
4. 3 keywords,
5. multimedia requirements,
6. schedule restrictions.
Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2010

Second Annual Graduate Conference at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 6:30pm
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Graduate Students in English
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The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will be hosting its second annual graduate conference on literature and the humanities on April 9th and 10th, 2010. The conference seeks papers that deal with literature in relation to any aspect of the humanities: language, history, philosophy, etc. Panel proposals are encouraged. Our goal is to promote communication and dialogue within the graduate community. This year, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding our conference to include panels on creative writing as well: poetry, fiction, translation. Panel proposals are encouraged here as well.
There is no registration fee for the conference.
The deadline for proposals is February 1st, 2010.

American Literature After 1900 - RMMLA Panel

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 5:07pm
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Martina Jauch
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"American literature after 1900", a special session at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, which will take place October 14-16, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM, is looking for papers that deal with any aspect of American literature as well as film in the twentieth century.

Please forward 250-350 word proposals, including title, professional affiliation, address (especially e-mail), and phone number by March 1, 2010 to the following email address: Hard copies of submissions may also be sent to Martina Jauch, Heavilon Hall 208, English Department, Purdue University, 500 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Edited Collection: Literature and Ethics: from the Green Knight to the Dark Knight (deadline 15th February)

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 2:35pm
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Dr William Rossiter (Liverpool Hope University)
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Literature and Ethics: from the Green Knight to the Dark Knight

A paper is required to be included in the forthcoming volume Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight, which will be published later this year by Cambridge Scholars Press. The paper must be on the subject of ethics / morality and Romanticism. The volume is predicated upon three topics: instruction, judgement, and justice, and examines the relationship between literature and ethics from the fourteenth century to the present day. The paper will preferably be already written or some way towards being written, as the deadline for inclusion is 15 February.

[UPDATE] Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? DEADLINE EXTENDED

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 11:09am
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Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University


The Graduate Students of the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University Present an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century
April 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Susan Hegeman and Phillip Wegner Associate Professors of English, University of Florida

British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 9:32am
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School of History, University of Liverpool
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Call for Papers

'British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives'


School of History, University of Liverpool, 17 -18 June 2010

Since the publication of Paul Boyer's seminal study By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age in 1985, the examination of nuclear culture has mainly been conducted within the context of the United States. In spite of the fact that nuclear culture in Britain was, and still is, pervasive and powerful, scholars have largely neglected the topic, and it remains unclear how the term 'nuclear culture' should be understood.

Self-Denigration (MLA January 2011; Abstracts 3/5/10)

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 8:19am
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Deanna Kreisel / University of British Columbia

Special session for MLA 2011 in Los Angeles.
Papers addressing masochism, self-punishment, religious mortification, rituals and communities of self-abnegation, self-loathing, and/or askesis in literature and/or theory.

300-word abstracts and CVs by March 5 to both Deanna Kreisel ( and Bo Earle (

Literature of an Independent England

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 7:58am
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Michael Gardiner & Claire Westall, University of Warwick

Literature of an Independent England

6th November 2010, University of Warwick
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary "Canon"

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:17am
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Drs. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino

The reception of Chinese American literature by American critics and readers has undergone numerous changes since the marginalization of the first Chinese American writers. Today, Chinese American authors, such as Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Amy Tan, earn the praise of both scholars and the lay public alike and collectively, their work has played an important role in transforming the image of the United States and its literary output.

Postcolonial Intimacies

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:09am
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Critical Intimacy Reading Group, McMaster University

Energized by cross-disciplinary investigations, the new field of intimacy studies generates epistemological sites akin to what Foucault, writing on the instrumentality of sexuality, identifies as "dense transfer point[s] for relations of power." To scrutinize the affective orientations that shape habits of everyday living is not to dislodge local and contemporary coordinates of gestures from global and historical ones; rather, this close examination re-textures our understandings of the complex regulation of bodily subjectivity (Butler; Fanon; Grosz; Mbembe; Ahmed) and makes it possible for us to re-imagine interpersonal interactions (violence, conviviality, attraction, dis/comfort, humour) and their entangled attachments to macro-histories of belonging,

[UPDATE] Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production ABSTRACTS DUE: JAN 22, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 4:36pm
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Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Department of English, University of Calgary
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Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
English Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2010 March 13-14 with evening performance March 12th.
Submit abstracts (critical or creative) to