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"States of Emergency - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Dynamics of Crisis" June 11-12, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 12:10pm
Graduate School of North American Studies, John K. Kennedy Institut, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

The attacks on the World Trade Center and the ensuing War on Terror stand as images that mark the 21st century's fall into a permanent state of emergency, manifest in the suspension of civil liberties, preemptive and irregular warfare, and a disregard for international law. As we now recognize, other precarious potentials such as financial speculation and climate change have long been gaining momentum, erupting into acute states of crisis in the recent past. The tumultuous beginning of the new century has heightened our sensitivity to exceptional states and emerging instabilities, questioning the applicability of established modes of control.

Italy Summer 2010 Field School - Historic Preservation & Restoration

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 11:42am
San Gemini Preservation Studies

San Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school that organizes lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and fieldtrips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. Now in its 11th year, it is located in Central Italy in the city of San Gemini.

This year the program focuses on the study of architectural survey and restoration, elements of art restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval churches, archeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.

Creating Friction: An Interdisciplinary Creative-Practice Postgraduate Conference 22/04/2010, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 11:04am
Newcastle University

With the expansion of creative possibilities for study within University settings, it is increasingly imperative that we question the borders between the creative and critical components of postgraduate study. How do the different modes of creative practice intersect with the world of traditional academia? How does a creative practitioner function as a PhD candidate? What methods can be used for assessment? What role does the accompanying critical thesis play in the context of the creative work produced? How does creative practice differ from fieldwork? What frictions are created by interdisciplinary work?

Cultural Translations

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 10:06am
African Studies Group, Lancaster University

Africa: Cultural Translations

Lancaster University, UK 21-22 May 2010

Call for Papers

Scholars working on Africa-related topics are often faced with social, cultural or linguistic gaps that open up in the translation from one form of cultural representation to another. This conference seeks to explore translation, not only on a linguistic level, but in relation to the spaces and tensions between one cultural form or practice and another, one medium and another, or between reality and representation.

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 9:06am
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
Graduate Students in English

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
Martina Jauch

"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
Dr William Rossiter (Liverpool Hope University)

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
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
School of History, University of Liverpool

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.