category: theory

[UPDATE] Present Difference: The Cultural Construction of Disability UK (7/1/2009; 1/6/10-1/8/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucy Burke/ Manchester Metropolitan University
contact email: 
l.burke@mmu.ac.uk

Present Difference: The Cultural Production of Disability

Manchester Metropolitan University In conjunction with BBC Northwest and the Cultural Disability Studies Research Network

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

full name / name of organization: 
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

The Ethical Turn to Literature -- NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

“The Ethical Turn to Literature”:

Monstrous Binaries: Monster Theories in/at Play, SEMA, Oct. 15-17 2009, Abstracts Due June 11 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Babel Working Group
contact email: 
tasay@uoregon.edu; mhensel@uoregon.edu

“It is conventional to call ‘monster’ any blending of dissonant elements. I call ‘monster’ every original inexhaustible beauty.”—Alfred Jarry, “Les Monstres”

Machines and Machinations, Sept. 18-19, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference
contact email: 
anp23@cornell.edu

In light of the current centrality of digital culture, we propose the necessity of a critical examination of the machine, understood in the broadest terms, from the machinations of

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association
contact email: 
housereb@rochester.rr.com

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

"In Times Of Crisis" October 2, 2009, Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Demerly, Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
edemerly@aol.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009

Theme: In Times of Crisis

Ecocriticism and Canada, NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11 2010

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure.
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queenus.ca

Ecocriticism and Canada

Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due 12/1/09

full name / name of organization: 
Edited Volume
contact email: 
teofilo@ohio.edu

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mjniemi@buffalo.edu & jhyland@buffalo.edu

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the ‘dark continent’ still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa.

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