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T. S. Eliot's Visions and Revisions — 28 October 2009 (deadline: 15 August)

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 10:36am
Will Gray / University of St Andrews

Visions haunt T. S. Eliot's life as much as his work, and persist even as he revises his critical opinions, religious beliefs and poetic methods. This one-day conference, held in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, explores this exceptional poet and critic through his experience of the mystical within the human, the movement within stillness.

The day will also offer a panel of distinguished poets reading from and talking about Eliot's poetry, and two keynote speakers. Professor Robert Crawford will give the 2009 Warton Lecture and Hugh Haughton, co-editor of the first two volumes of The Letters of T. S. Eliot (forthcoming), will give a talk on Eliot and the use of letters.

75 Years of Penguin Books: An International Multidisciplinary Conference (29 June - 1 July 2010); Proposal Deadline: 1 Feb 2010

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 9:33am
AHRC Penguin Archive Project, University of Bristol

This conference seeks to cover the diversity of Penguin's publication history. In 2010, Penguin Books will be 75 years old and Puffin Books will be 70 years old. Organised by the AHRC Penguin Archive Project, the International Penguin Conference is occasioned by these two anniversaries of what is arguably the most distinctive and the most significant publishing house in the twentieth century and beyond. The conference will take place at the University of Bristol on three days: Tuesday 29 June - Thursday 1 July 2010.

MATC Emerging Scholars Symposium

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:45am
Mid America Theatre Conference

Two Emerging Scholars Debut Panels:
One Graduate and One Undergraduate

The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland
At the Arcade
March 4-7, 2010

Undergraduate and Graduate students who have not yet presented at a major theatre conference are invited to submit papers for the Emerging Scholars Symposium, two debut panels of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Papers for the two panels are welcome on any topic in theatre history, theory, or dramatic literature.

UPDATE: Extended call for papers on postcolonial and transnational studies for Manusya Special Issue 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 5:55am
Manusya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Submission is invited for papers that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Extended deadline for submission: September, 2009

[UPDATE} Cultures of Recession

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:01pm
Duke University Program in Literature

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

2010 Mid-America Theatre Conference March 4-7, 2010

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 8:29pm
Mid-America Theatre Conference

Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio
March 4-7, 2010

Going Public

CFP: antiTHESIS journal Volume 20: "FEAR"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 5:56pm
School of Culture & Communications, University of Melbourne

Submissions are now open for antiTHESIS Volume 20: FEAR. Fear is one of the most potent forces affecting humankind. Both a survival mechanism and an instrument of manipulation, it divides and unites, mobilises and paralyses. Fear can be a rational response to danger or panic in the face of the unknown. The editors of antiTHESIS invite students and academic researchers from all disciplines within the arts and humanities to explore fear in its many manifestations, past and present.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 12 October 2009.

Submissions may take the form of:

The Veil, Psychoanalysis, and Politics

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:56pm
Arshavez Mozafari / York University


This is a call for papers and roundtable discussants for a short conference entitled "The Veil, Psychoanalysis, and Politics" to be held at York University in Toronto, Canada, on October 2nd, 2009.

The familiar becomes frightening - the notion of the uncanny

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:30am
Academy of Humanities and Economics

Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź, Poland
Faculty of Philology

Invites all the interested scholars to participate in an international two-day conference:

The familiar becomes frightening – the notion of the uncanny in language and culture

26th-27th November 2009

Art as Symptom? Yes! NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal. Submit by September 30.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 8:07pm
Jason Berger / University of South Dakota

This panel welcomes papers on various forms of art (prose, poetry, film, etc.) that take up contemporary debates about what has been pejoratively dubbed a "hermeneutics of suspicion" inherent in psychoanalytic and Marxian models of interpretation. While critiques of such "paranoid" approaches to art--ranging from modes of "New Formalism" on the poetic/literary front to calls for a return to Althusserian relative autonomy on the theoretical--undoubtedly raise important questions about ideological and methodological limitations of various depth models, this panel seeks to explore how such models are nonetheless indispensable.

[UPDATE] Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900 (Jan 28th-29th 2010 Conference) - Sep 15th 2009 Abstract Deadline

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:26pm
University of Liverpool

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool and the Victoria Gallery & Museum, UK.

Thursday 28th – Friday 29th January 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)
Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool)


[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:22pm
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

NEW: Conference website:

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.