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Captivity and Culpability: The Disciplining Subject in the Literary and Cultural Imagination

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:08pm
IES & HRC, Senate House, London

Societies often have ambiguous and even conflicting attitudes towards state institutions that fulfil normalising, reformatory, punitive or disciplinary functions. This unease is frequently represented in an ambivalence or a hostility not only towards those disciplined or incarcerated but also, and perhaps paradoxically, towards the agents of those institutions, e.g. state incarcerators, the police, interrogators, soldiers, counterterrorist agents, or staff in mental hospitals. These figures tend to be conceptualised and represented in simplistic and often reductively negative terms. This demonisation reflects an unease towards institutions that are understood to be at once socially and politically necessary and saturated with threatening potential.

Northrop Frye 100 : A Danubian Perspective - EXTENDED DEADLINE 1st May

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:04am
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary

Northrop Frye remains one of the most quoted scholarly authors of the 20th century, who addressed a wide range of cultural, social and religious issues far beyond what is traditionally called literature. Because of his interdisciplinary approach, his comprehensive grasp of our common cultural heritage and his imaginative treatment of the Bible, the study of his work promises to yield valuable insight into our age of multiculturalism and spiritual quest.

Keynote speakers include:

Robert D. Denham, Roanoke College

Professor Péter Dávidházi, Eötvös Lóránd University

Abstracts of papers of 250 words on any aspect of Northrop Frye's oeuvre and a one-paragraph CV are welcome until the 1st May.

Memory: America Past, Present and Future 24 November 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:32am
British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester on 24 November 2012. The keynote speaker will be Professor Brian Ward from the University of Manchester.

[UPDATE] Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 14-16 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 2:41am
The Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham

The Shakespeare Institute

The University of Birmingham

June 14-16, 2012

Call for papers

Deadline Friday 4 May 2012

We invite graduate students with interests in both Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in June for the Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

The interdisciplinary conference provides a friendly but stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over­ the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespearean research and theatre: Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.


Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:28pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultura Studies (journal)

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 | March 2013
Special Issue Call for Papers
"Documenting Asia Pacific"

Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published two times per year by the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. The journal is devoted to offering innovative perspectives on literary and cultural issues and advancing the transcultural exchange of ideas.While committed to bringing Asian-based scholarship to the world academic community, Concentric welcomes original contributions
from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference - Proposals due June 30th - Conference: December 2, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:33pm
MFA Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts, NYC

Call for Proposals and Projects

Critical Information
Graduate Student Conference
Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 2, 2012

Facebook page:

Proposals due June 30, 2012 to

[Update] Adaptations- MPCA/MCAA (Oct 12-14, Columbus, OH)- New Deadline, Thursday May 31, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:41pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,

"Re(de)/Constructing Conflict: Adversaries, Antagonists, Enemies, and Opponents" October 20th and 21st of 2012, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:41am

The 1012 RRCWL invites papers and panel proposals on topics that explore the dynamics of identity and conflict as well as their many manifestations across classes, cultures, kingdoms, sects, societies, families, and nations. While we are particularly interested in proposals that address the conference theme, papers and panels on all aspects of world literature will be considered.

Individual presenters should submit a 250-word abstract, including name, complete mailing address, and e-mail address. Proposals for panels must include an abstract for each presenter, as well as names, addresses and e-mail addresses of each participant. Abstracts are to be submitted as e-mail attachments in Word.
Submissions must be received by June 8, 2012.

Teaching Post-Millennial Literature

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:40am
Higher Education Academy UK and University of Brighton

Teaching Post-Millennial Literature

2nd Jul 2012
Checkland, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, UK

A one-day symposium organised through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton

Cost: FREE (Space Strictly Limited)

Deadline for proposals: 15th May 2012

Keynote 1: Dr David James (University of Nottingham)
Keynote 2: Prof Peter Boxall (University of Sussex)