It has become apparent with the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the tenth anniversary of 9/11, that major traumatic events continue to resonate in both the individual and social consciousness - perhaps more in the 21st century than ever before. Remembering, rethinking, reworking, and reimagining are just a few of the ways in which authors and artists, historians and critics, audiences and citizens have explored their own traumatic experiences, as well as the traumatic events that continue to impact larger communities.
7th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction
Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.
Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Annual Asian Conference on Technology, to be held from April 26-28 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Learning, Culture and Society: What role can technology play?"
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from April 26-28 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Globalization, Culture and Society: What role does language play?"
Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century
Call for Papers
The Textual Studies team of INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments) wish to invite presentation proposals for Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century .
June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada.
Keynote speakers: Adriaan van der Weel (Leiden University) and Sydney Shep, (Victoria University of Wellington)
Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference February 8 – 11, 2012
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 14th Annual Conference:
Inscriptions, Locations, Revolutions
Dates: 31 May–2 June, 2012
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7-13, Bucharest, Romania
Deadline Extended for the CFP on Violent Women in 19th Century England
NEW DEADLINE: 15th DECEMBER 2011
The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference, an interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held over Mardi Gras weekend in Baton Rouge, LA, will focus on "new and neglected areas in literary studies," including overlooked authors, works of literature, and specific areas of study.
The John Dos Passos Society seeks 20 minute presentations that address Dos Passos's representations of, relationships with, or conflicts surrounding Europe and America. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, current relationships between America and Europe, Dos Passos's political shift later in his career, the influence of his heritage on his relationships with Europe and America, etc. Please send an abstract and a brief CV or resume to email@example.com by January 15, 2012.
The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which his work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc. We are looking for a panel of about 6 or 7 people. Please send an abstract and a brief CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2012.
We are an open, congenial, and discussion-driven philosophy Circle that meets internationally every spring. We invite papers/presentations on any aspect of Comparative philosophy, Continental philosophy, and/or bridges between them, with an emphasis on dialectical approaches. Papers will be considered for publication in our peer-reviewed journal Comparative and Continental Philosophy.
Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.
"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:
The 13th annual Literary Festival and Scholars' Day will be held at Newman University in Wichita, KS on March 29th -31st , 2012. This year's theme is "Lands of Unlikeness: Mysterious Landscapes in Literature." The keynote speaker is Scott Cairns, author of Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven, Compass of Affection, The Sacred Place, and many other books. Guest speakers will include Clare Vanderpool, Michael Austin, and Bryan D. Dietrich. Interdisciplinary or creative approaches to this or other topics are welcome and encouraged.
Submit 250-word abstracts to Dr. Bryan Dietrich at email@example.com by Monday, February 13th. For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2341.