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MA and PhD Studentships at the University of Kansas

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 9:37pm
Department of French & Italian

The Department of French & Italian at the University of Kansas is pleased to be able to offer a number of competitive studentships at both the MA and PhD level in its long-standing and well-considered program starting in the spring of 2012 (applications are also considered for fall 2012 entry). The department has faculty with a broad range of research interests and expertise, which are listed below. Graduate teaching assistants at the MA and PhD level receive an annual salary, currently at $14,200, pending budgetary approval by the College and University. In addition to this, degree candidates who hold Graduate Teaching Assistantships benefit from tuition remission.

CFP: Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry) at CEA 2012 (March 29-31)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 8:19pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry) at CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for readings in Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry)for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at

At the conference there will be sessions (comprised of three or four participants) devoted to readings of original work in fiction and poetry. Creative work can be related to the conference theme but does not need to be.

Special Issue on Graffiti (proposal due Dec 1st)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 5:53pm
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge

Call for Essays
Special Issue of Rhizomes: Graffiti

Although there are spaces where graffiti artists do speak about their work (Youtube, 'zines, magazines), the scholarship exploring graffiti has been both limited in scope and in depth. This special edition of Rhizomes will offer a collection of essays on graffiti that seeks to create a dialogue between writers who produce graffiti and scholars who attempt to read and analyze this subculture. We, therefore, wish to neither ghettoize the writers nor the scholars; graffiti is about tangible marks on a surface and this special edition endeavors to understand the writers and their markings in both a material and analytical way.

"Postcolonial Narratives," Cultural Studies Association Convention, 3/28-4/1, 2012

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 5:10pm
Natasa Kovacevic and The Journal of Narrative Theory

"Postcolonial Narratives" (sponsored by The Journal of Narrative Theory) is soliciting presentations for a panel on recent discourses on postcolonial issues, including but not limited to the nation, transnationalism, globalization, identity construction, diaspora, immigration, protest, and the world economic crisis. We are particularly interested in postcolonial cultural narratives (including literature, cinema and art) that shape and/or comment on the material manifestations of current political and economic issues around the world. Possible topics:
• Narrating the nation in a post-9/11 era
• Narrating transnational and/or cosmopolitan connections and communities
• (De)constructing postcolonial identities

[UPDATE] Reminder: IALJS-7 17-19 May 2012 in Toronto

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:58pm
IALJS (International Association for Literary Journalism Studies)

International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
"Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story"
The Seventh International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-7)
Ryerson University
School of Journalism
Toronto, Canada
17-19 May 2012

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge. Deadline Dec. 17, 2011. Conference Date: Feb. 25, 2012.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:39pm
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year's conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit

Call for Papers:

SCSECS 2012 in Asheville, NC (Feb 23-25)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 1:12pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, which will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on February 23-25. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the region, this year's theme will be "Panoramas and Prospects." We welcome panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the long eighteenth century. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2011.

Midwest Graduate Music Consortium 2012

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 1:04pm
Midwest Graduate Music Consortium

Sixteenth Annual Meeting, 2-3 March 2012, Northwestern University.

The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) is a joint venture organized by graduate students from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, that allows graduate students and advanced undergraduates in various fields of music to come together and share ideas on a vast array of topics. Conferences are held annually on a rotating basis, at Madison, Chicago, or Evanston.

[UPDATE] Shield Maidens and Sacred Mothers: Medieval Women in Truth and Legend

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 9:33am
Sarah Williams and Nicole Thomas, Cardiff University

To register for this conference, please e-mail the conference organizers by 30 September, 2011 and we will send you a registration form. The conference will be held at Cardiff University's Graduate Centre on 7 October, 2011. Registration is free and lunch will be provided, followed by a wine reception.

Updated CfP: Crime and its Fictions in Africa

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 9:08am
Yale University

Keynote Speaker: Richard Wilson, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Connecticut


Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 6:25am
Birkbeck, University of London

Comica Symposium 2011 - Transitions 2: New Directions in Comics Studies

A one-day symposium promoting new research and the multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art. Rather than restricting itself to a specific theme, the symposium will highlight research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodologies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge.