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Early Cultures Graduate Student Conference - April 12-13, 2013. Abstracts due Dec. 3rd.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 10:38pm
Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine

2013 Early Cultures Graduate Student Conference: Space and Displacement in Early Cultures. April 12-13, 2013 at the University of California, Irvine.
Keynote: "The Acoustemology of Hell," Drew Daniel, Johns Hopkins
Abstracts due: December 3rd via email to

Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities [February 15-17, 2013]

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 4:58pm
McGill University English Graduate Student Association

From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving. You might consider the procedural labyrinths that we encounter daily (mass media, bureaucracy, academia), as well as the spatial labyrinths that we inhabit (libraries, hotels, department stores, casinos).

(anti) Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference March 15-16, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:14pm
Duquesne University's English Graduate Organization

With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For its 3rd conference—(anti)Foundations—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.

Rethinking Liberal Education: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:29am
Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara and Dr. Marco de Waard (Amsterdam University College, the Netherlands).

First Dutch Symposium of University Colleges

Friday June 14th - Saturday June 15th, 2013

Hosted by Amsterdam University College

Conveners: Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara (AUC) and Dr. Marco de Waard (AUC).

MCLLM CFP due 01/30/13 for 03/22/12 Conference in IL

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:25am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

All graduate students and faculty are invited to submit proposals to Northern Illinois University's Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media: Visualizing English and Media Studies in the 21st Century. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with"new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.

Conference Dates: March 22 & 23, 2013
Deadline for Proposals: January 30,2013

Symposium: History, Memory and Green Imaginaries, Brighton, UK, 30 November 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 9:55am
University of Brighton

History, Memory and Green Imaginaries

A symposium presented by the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton

Friday 30th November 2012
9.30am – 5.00pm
M2, Grand Parade, University of Brighton

This symposium invites reflection on the ways in which history and memory inform and shape contemporary green imaginaries. It brings together cultural theorists, historians, cultural geographers, educators and policy actors.

Keynote: 'The problem of the past'
Alastair Bonnett, Professor of Social Geography, Newcastle University

Writing into Art 18/19 June, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 3:51am
David Kinloch / University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


The relationship between literature and the visual arts has a long and complex history which includes poets responses to iconic works of art such as Keats's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' and notable collaborations between artists and poets such as those between Auden and Henry Moore and, more recently, Philip Gross and Simon Denison. Beyond poetry, the tales of Saki and Vernon Lee and the fiction of A. S. Byatt feature descriptions of fictional works of art.