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11th International Conference of ESSE 4-9 September 2012

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 2:08pm
ESSE 2012

ESSE 2012 will be organised by Bogazici University, in Istanbul on 4-9 September 2012. Biannual ESSE conferences are the most significant events of ESSE, European Society for the Study of English, which was created in Rome in January 1990 as a European federation of national higher educational associations for the study of English. The Society endeavors to reflect the cultural and geographical diversity of Europe in its institutions and represents more than 7500 members from 33 countries.

[UPDATE] Sensing Senses: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sensory Perception -Nov. 28 Deadline

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 11:08am
German and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Graduate Conference Hosted by the German & Scandinavian Studies Program in Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
February 17 - 19, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Florence Feiereisen (Middlebury College)

Roundtable Discussion: Making Sense of Today's Job Market

"Rough Music": Representing Violence (March 31, 2012)

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 9:44am
Southern Methodist University English Graduate Students

In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneutic context." And yet, he argues, "this very violent gesture brings about a breathtaking 'effect of truth'" and "a shattering new insight."

ETHOS/ PATHOS/ LOGOS The Sense and Place of Persuasiveness in Linguistic, Literary and Philosophical Discourse

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 8:05am
University of Ploiesti

In his Rhetoric, Aristotle defined the act of persuasion as the interaction between three elements: ethos (Greek for 'character', which designated the image of the self built by the orator to inspire trustworthiness and credibility), pathos (the arousing of emotions in one's audience), and logos (referring both to discourse and reason). While these notions have remained conceptual cornerstones in major intellectual endeavours of western thought, ethos in particular developed in a distinctly different direction (from the individual to the collective or national) in the nineteenth century, from Hegel's understanding of the German word for 'ethics', Sittlichkeit, as what binds the members of a community to a place.

Call for Abstracts (February 29, 2012): Anthology on the FANTASTIC IN HOLOCAUST LITERATURE

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 12:10am
Judith B. Kerman (Mayapple Press) and John Edgar Browning (SUNY-Buffalo)

Call for Submissions: Anthology on the FANTASTIC IN HOLOCAUST LITERATURE


Judith B. Kerman
Publisher, Mayapple Press
Professor Emerita of English, Saginaw Valley State University

John Edgar Browning
Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow
and Ph.D. student (American Studies), State University of New York at Buffalo

Call for Abstracts-The Joker-Book collection

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:25pm
Rob Weiner Texas Tech University

Call for Abstracts

The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Moses Peaslee & Robert G. Weiner, Editors

"Nobody panics when things are going according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying."

-- The Joker (Heath Ledger), The Dark Knight (2008)

Silent Film-CFP Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Assocation meeting 2012

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:22pm
Southwest Popular Culture Assocation 2012 meeting

Call for Papers: Silent Film 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Please make plans to attend our 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
Proposal submission deadline: December 1st 2011
The Area Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of Silent Film.
Some topics to consider:
German Expressionism
Portrayal of Gender