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.
Special session for MLA 2011 in Los Angeles.
Literature of an Independent England
6th November 2010, University of Warwick
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
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.
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,
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 email@example.com.
Arab American Art and Culture:
Challenges, Reappraisals, and Possibilities
RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers, announces its third national conference, "Arab American Art and Culture: Challenges, Reappraisals, and Possibilities. This conference will bring together Arab American, Arab, and Anglophone-Arab writers of all genres in performance, critique, and conversation.
RAWI welcomes individual paper or full panel proposals. Individual paper proposals should include a presentation title, short biography, and 300-word abstract. Full panel proposals should include presenter bios, both panel and presentation titles, and a description of each presentation, including titles.
Power and Politics
Although Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus make clear in "Surface Reading: An Introduction" that the essays appearing in the Fall 2009 special issue of Representations amount to "neither a polemic against nor a postmortem of symptomatic reading" they also clearly mean to "distance" surface reading from interpretive practices dedicated to uncovering what a text "represses(3). In particular, Best and Marcus mean to distinguish surface reading from the mode of reading championed by Fredric Jameson in The Political Unconscious.
1st Annual Quebec Universities English Undergraduate Conference (QUEUC)
March 26 & 27, 2010
Hosted by Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Undergraduate students from departments of English Literature attending Quebec universities are encouraged to submit papers to this conference. Essays may address literature from any genre, region, or historical period. This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates attending Quebec universities to meet one another and present their ideas in a collaborative conference setting. Participants will also gain valuable professional experience for future graduate studies and post-graduate careers.
Labor and Migration in the Americas: Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas, April 16-17, 2010
The Mercyhurst College Colloquium on the Americas invites submissions of papers, presentations and panels from any discipline on topics discussing the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive/relate to issues of work and labor.
The event begins on the evening of Friday, April 16 with a reading by Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, and essayist Ana Castillo.
Papers will be delivered on Saturday, April 17 in a colloquium style (only one panel at a time to allow for greater participation by attendees).
2010 PNASA Conference Call for Papers
Proposals for individual papers or full panel presentations are now being accepted for the annual PNASA conference, April 15-17, 2010, at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, Washington. Papers on topics related to the conference theme, "Citizenship and Belonging," are especially encouraged. Proposals on other topics in American studies are also welcome.
In order to be considered for inclusion in the conference program, please submit an abstract of around 250 words by January 31, 2010, via e-mail to Dr. Brian Donahue, PNASA president. (Previous deadline was January 15.)
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US: Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA
Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
In Susquehanna, River of Dreams, Susan Stranahan recognizes the dynamic intersections of the local with the global when she observes:
Call for Papers: "Time and Space in Words and Music"
The 1st Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, November 4-6, 2010
The Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF), founded in 2009 under the auspices of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA), offers 'emerging scholars' additional opportunities to present papers – including but not limited to work in progress – and establish a scholarly network of those who share an interest in word and music studies. The central event of the Forum will be a biennial conference, held in alternating years with the WMA international conferences.
2010 UTSA English Graduate Symposium
The 2010 UTSA English Graduate Student Symposium "Wild Tongues: Concepts of the Untamed in Scholarship, Teaching, Writing, and Beyond."
Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio
May 1, 2010 at University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX
Keynote Speaker: Norma Alarcón
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010
How do you tame a wild tongue, train it to be quiet, how do you bridle and saddle it? How do you make it lie down?
- Gloria Anzaldúa