Illusion is commonly defined as a false idea or belief, often the product of misperception or deception, intentional or otherwise. Its etymological basis in the Latin verb illudere reveals an element of mockery that is evidently lost in the modern connotation of illusion and yet remains, arguably, in that intriguing phase of disillusion that often follows it. How does one distinguish illusion from reality? How do our evolving perceptions of the world around us affect our understanding of self and the human condition? Is disillusion a necessary evil, or an essential part of this understanding as it leads to new possibilities for development and discovery?
Call For Papers – "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"
NC State English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
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The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our fourth annual graduate student conference in the humanities, which will be held February 22-23, 2013 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.
"Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories and Cross-Border Migrations"
ASLE Biennial Conference, Lawrence, Kansas (May 28–June 1, 2013)
We invite proposals on the relations between ecocriticism and geocriticism, broadly conceived, for a panel of the ASLE Biennial Conference, May 28 – June 1, 2013. (Please visit http://asle.ku.edu/ for more information about the conference.) Additionally, we plan to publish a peer-reviewed, edited collection of essays on the subject, so we welcome proposals and queries from those interested in this topic, even if they will be unable to attended the ASLE.
We are in the process of editing a book on effective communication practices in organizational contexts.
If you have a chapter/article on this topic and would like us to consider it for publication, please contact email@example.com
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Born into a family of evangelical Protestantism that she would later renounce, George Eliot exemplifies Victorian England's increasing tensions between religious claims and secular doubts. This panel for the Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) will examine the works of George Eliot and the ways in which her writings reflect the era's debates on the validity of religion. In particular, the panel will explore the ways in which Eliot invokes the notions of liberation and assimilation in her works.
The 6th Annual Religions in Conversation Conference of Claremont Graduate University, held on February 22 and 23, 2013, is inviting paper proposals focusing on "Sacred Vows, Sacred Bodies: Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality in Text and Tradition." The issue of marriage, sexuality, and gender is now a major political platform discussed by both parties at their respective conventions. There is no denial that political opinions about these issues are religiously motivated. Recently, academia has exploded with issues of Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality and this conference hopes of correcting, confirming, or focusing that scholarship on religion.
In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity
The 23rd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
February 7th and 8th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katherine McKittrick
We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.
Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm
Please send submissions electronically to:
The Qouch is looking for submissions from scholars, writers, and artists who do work in the fields of queer studies, gender studies, and/or psychoanalysis for our website. We welcome proposals or finished works that explore the psychology of sexuality and gender in the form of scholarly essays, well-informed opinion pieces, creative writing, and any other expressive media. The Qouch publishes articles on a continuing basis and there is no deadline for submissions. We will also consider previously published essays and previews of larger works in progress.
Call for Papers
Special Issue edited by guest editor, Peter A. Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Theatre History as Microhistory"
AIZEN/University of New Orleans International Conference
"Emile Zola and Naturalism"
The AIZEN® (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme) and University of New Orleans (USA) solicit submissions for the jointly-sponsored conference "Emile Zola and Naturalism" to be hosted by
The Department of Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA March 6-8, 2014
"PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S YARD": RESEARCHING, WRITING, AND TEACHING ACROSS, IN, OR TO, OTHER DISCIPLINES
ASLE-UKI One-day Symposium: 'Literature and Sustainability',15th March 2013.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter campus. In collaboration with University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Institute of Sustainable Practice and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE)
Part financed by TSD's International Office.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Claire Colebrook (Penn State University)
Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
Reflection on Sustainability:
Jane Davidson (Director of INSPIRE and former Welsh Minister of Sustainability).
CALL FOR PAPERS:
From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?
The International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, featuring Dr. Richard North as keynote speaker, will be held on the beautiful campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
You are invited to send your 250-300-word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Coordinator, on any topic dealing with Medieval and/or Renaissance thought. If you would like to propose a special session, yu are welcome to do that as well. We welcome papers, posters, and performances on any aspect of this time period. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, theater, and dance are all equally welcome.
December 1st: New deadline for submission of abtracts, including special sessions