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The situation of art professionals in a global (post-national?) world / 19-21 February 2010 / deadline 15 December 2009

updated: 
Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Parallax Venice www.parallaxvenice.com

Call for Proposals
Parallax Offsite (MK)

19 - 21 February 2010
Milton Keynes

Parallax is seeking proposals for presentations at the symposium concerning the situation of art professionals in a global (post-national?) world.

Established by emerging artists, critics, curators, art historians and art managers who met whilst working at the 53rd Venice Biennale Parallax Venice aims to facilitate exchange of experience, knowledge, ideas between art professionals across geographical, political and professional boundaries.

MyTerritory - Saturday 24 April 2010

updated: 
Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:18am
full name / name of organization: 
School of English, University of Leicester, UK
contact email: 

Following on from two hugely successful recent conferences, the 2010 School of English postgraduate conference at the University of Leicester will address concepts of personal territory, in any of its manifestations. A sense of personal belonging, or 'home',
contributes towards the idea of having a territory, and this can take any number of physical and psychological forms. Topics that might be considered are:

[Update] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 1:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

Ruminations, Inaugural issue--Spring 2010: "Blasphemy" (submissions due 1/15/2010)

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 12:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
A Literary Journal for Masters Students/New York University Evening Papers

Ruminating, or chewing and digesting information, stands as the hallmark of literary criticism. This journal aims to provide a place for masters' students to publish work that wrestles with the foundational problems of literature and literary study in creative, challenging and innovative ways.

[UPDATE] Afterlives of the Nineteenth Century (ACLA 2010)

updated: 
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Criscillia Benford, Marty Gould, Rebecca Mitchell
contact email: 



UPDATE: ACLA has extended the deadline for submissions to November 23.

The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?

All Topics: journal issue (The AnaChronisT, 03/16/2010)

updated: 
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:37am
full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 

The AnaChronisT journal invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in 2010. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 16 March 2010.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick [UPDATE]

updated: 
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to sedgwickconference@gmail.com by January 1, 2010. Check http://sedgwickconference.wordpress.com for further information as the conference approaches.

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials [UPDATE]

updated: 
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Performing Colonial Modernity - 18 & 19 May 2010

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2009 - 1:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh

'PERFORMING COLONIAL MODERNITY'

Bringing together the University of Edinburgh's world-leading Centre for African Studies, Centre of South Asian Studies, and Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, this conference seeks to create an intellectual forum in which to explore the entanglement of colonial encounters with attempts to realise recognisably modern regimes of state power and social control.

The organisers wish to encourage re-appraisals of both colonialism and modernity from POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS and EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHERS.

We leave it to the imaginations of prospective contributors—and the historical actors appearing in them—to conceptualise the two phenomena and their relationship.

Realisms in Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Dorothee Birke / FRIAS, Freiburg University

Realisms in Contemporary Culture:
Theories, Politics and Medial Configurations
23. Sept. – 25. Sept. 2010 / FRIAS (Freiburg University), Germany

Global Financial Capital and New Realisms

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 2:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
ACLA Annual Meeting at New Orleans
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The recent economic crisis coincides with flourishing of new realism across different media in Europe and North America [Frazen's The Corrections in literature (2001), Audaird's The Prophet (2008) in film, Simon and Burns' The Wire (2002-2008) in television]. This realism distinguishes itself by an extensive preoccupation with poverty, migration, crime and urban violence while it stylistically appropriates violence as a commentary on the disposability of bodies under neo-liberal economy. The time seems ripe to explore what kind of realism is being produced in our historical moment. This seminar explores the prospects and limits of realism as a narrative mode that reflects on the contemporary capitalism, its trajectory, moments of crisis and recovery.

[UPDATE] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 2ND 2010

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 2:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
contact email: 

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.

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