Proposed special session seeks papers considering emotion and affect in the early modern courtly sphere. The emotional life of a courtier, emotional displays at court, emotion in courtly literature, etc. Abstracts by Mar. 2 to Bradley J. Irish (email@example.com).
Call for Papers: Community and Conflict
2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition
4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois
Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010
Registration Fee: $25
The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.
Proposals are being accepted in the theme of community and conflict. Possible paper topics can include, but are certainly not limited to:
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST
An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Saturday 10 July, 2010
Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.
Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:
The PhD in Humanities Program (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, April 16, 2009.
"I have given no small attention to that not unvexed subject, the skin of the whale. I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore. My original opinion remains unchanged; but it is only an opinion. The question is, what and where is the skin of the whale?"
--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
"The Drawn Map":
Northeastern English Graduate Student Association's graduate student conference
March 13-14, 2010
Key note Speaker (see further speaker info below):
Professor Martin Bruckner
University of Delaware
"Cartography in Motion: Ambulatory Maps and Visual Perception in Eighteenth-Century America"
Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
& Professionalization Roundtable:
"Mapping the Archive"
Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)
Special Forum on Asian American Studies
Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora
Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey); Elisabetta Marino (University of Rome, Italy); Daniel Y. Kim (Brown University, USA); Te-hsing Shan (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Deadline for complete submissions: September 1, 2010
Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:
* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction
Understanding the Loop: Music, Literature and the Visual Arts, March 3-5, 2011
The University of Liège's Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics (CIPA: www.cipa.ulg.ac.be) will hold its fifth international conference on March 3-5, 2011.
The conference will explore the loop in a transdisciplinary perspective, with a special, but not exclusive, emphasis on literature, music and the visual arts. Of particular interest will be the extent to which the loop can be considered as a specific manifestation of repetition.
Potential topics could be drawn from the following list, which is intended to be merely suggestive rather than exhaustive:
Call for Papers and Panels
The Australian and New Zealand Association
Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Inc.
Eighth Biennial International
2-5 February 2011
University of Otago
Professor Alastair Minnis (Yale Unviersity)
Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College)
Professor Frances E. Dolan (University of California at Davis)
Professor Dauvit Broun (Glasgow University)
We wish to invite proposals for papers and panels for ANZAMEMS 2011.
This panel will explore the role of digital/analog audio when composing literature and criticism by emphasizing storage, fidelity, and sound design; audiovisual synchronicity; and audio recording histories and literature.
ASLE panel at MLA (6-9 Jan. 2011 in L.A.)
Proposals are invited for presentations that explore the relationship between ecocriticism and queer theory. How do ecocriticism and queer theory mutually reinforce and/or challenge each other? What underlying assumptions in ecocritical theory are called into question by queer theory, and vice versa? What does it look like to "queer" ecocriticism? What does it look like to "green" queer theory? What is the relationship between queer ecology and ecofeminism?
How do particular literary texts illustrate or dramatize answers to these questions? How do literary texts express a "queer ecology"? Paper proposals may address any or a combination of these questions.
Pulp Fiction and the Environment
ASLE panel at the MLA (Jan. 6-9, 2011 in L.A.)
Proposals are invited for presentations that examine works of pulp fiction—e.g. fantasy, science fiction, westerns, mysteries, thrillers, romance novels—for their environmental and/or ecological significance. What are the strengths and/or weaknesses of pulp fiction as a medium? What is the relationship between green pulp fiction and more traditional environmental literature (such as H. D. Thoreau's Walden)? How does green pulp fiction complicate or enrich what it means to practice ecocriticism?
Paper proposals may address any or a combination of these questions.
Amy Cutler (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Research Group Affiliations:
Social and Cultural Research Group
Landscape Surgery (RHUL)