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[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @ Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:55pm
Fordham University GEA

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)

We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.

We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.

Black Migration Symposium

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:10pm
Black Migration Symposium

Black Migration Symposium
February 10-11, 2012
Nashville, TN

Professors Trica Keaton, Ifeoma Nwankwo, Jemima Pierre, Michelle Shepherd
Vanderbilt University

Reminder: Edited Collection/Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction, 1890-1965

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 2:46pm
Lori Ostergaard

Despite the often innovative and vital work of secondary educators in the United States, high schools and normal schools have not been widely explored as important sites in the disciplinary history of composition-rhetoric. Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction will address this gap by providing a robust collection of archival studies of normal school pedagogies, high school classroom and extracurricular practices, and teacher research.

Taking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928) - 15-17 June 2012

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:40pm
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:

Helen Berry (Newcastle University) on Sex, Marriage and the Castrato
Joseph Bristow (UCLA) on Oscar Wilde's Sexual Practices
Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London) on Rape, Representation and Slavery
Richard C. Sha (American University) on Romanticism and the Paradoxes of Free Love

Thinking Verse Issue II

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:24pm
David Nowell Smith,

Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse issue II, special issue, 'The Condition of Music'.

"Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse" 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 12:31pm
Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University
33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012

Call for Papers and Sessions
"Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse"

We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how prophecy and divination functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms. How did ideas about the future impact the present? Papers need not be confined to the theme but may cover many aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history and music.

Women and Spirituality: Ministries. Deadline: September 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 11:28am
NEMLA, Rochester, NY, March 15 - 18, 2012

Women and Spiritualty: Ministries

This one-hour-fifteen-minute session will investigate women's recovery of previously appropriated spiritual roles: new roles, such as rabbi and Catholic priest; and women's roles in childbirth and spiritual healing. It will seek a range of presentations from the following areas: women and the priesthood; women in the rabbinate; women healers; women and goddess worship; women shamans; and related topics.

150-word abstracts or completed papers by September 15, 2011. Inquiries welcome.
Dolores DeLuise
Associate Professor
Please respond via email:

Flann O'Brien and Modernism (11 November, 2011: Sydney, Australia)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 12:48am
Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia AND John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies at UNSW

Strange Enlightenments:
Flann O'Brien and Modernism

11 November 2011
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf, University of Saskatchewan, 7-10 June 2012

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 6:54pm
Dr. Ann Martin

Some collaboration has to take place in the mind . . . before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open…. (A Room of One's Own)

We have come together…to make one thing, not enduring—for what endures?—but seen by many eyes simultaneously. (The Waves)

This conference invites explorations of Virginia Woolf's work from a range of different disciplinary perspectives and practices. We welcome proposals on any aspect of Woolf studies, and especially papers or performances that:

[UPDATE] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:31pm
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University

From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political "in-between-ness." I am looking to organize a panel that examines the nature, use, and/or function of the liminal in contemporary literature for the 2012 International Conference on Narrative, to be held March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV (

Call for papers: Linguistics Area Feb. 8-11, 2012

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:21pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Deadline Dec. 1, 2011
The 33rd Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February -11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
Proposals are now being accepted for the Linguistics Area, which will focus on language in society. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
• Language and the Media

CFP - International Eating: Women's Global Food Stories

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 2:37pm
Caroline Smith/ The George Washington University

Call for Papers
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Area: Women's and Gender Studies

International Eating: Women's Global Food Stories

Of late, many women food writers are recording their global food stories, whether they are making sense divergent cultural identities at home or recording their culinary adventures abroad. This panel centers on women's food writing, looking specifically at stories that emphasize women's international food experiences. Papers should focus on women's global food stories, and they may explore different kinds of food writing (fiction, memoir, cookbooks, etc.).

"Barbauld's *Eighteen Hundred and Eleven* at 200" (ASECS 2012 - San Antonio); 15 Sep 2011 proposal deadline

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 2:04pm
Scott Krawczyk, Department of English and Philosophy, USMA, West Point

Inspired by the 200th anniversary of its controversial publication, this panel welcomes papers that address Barbauld's *Eighteen Hundred and Eleven* from any critical perspective. Needless to say, Barbauld is gaining more and more critical attention, and this panel looks to harness some of the scholarly energy and interest surrounding this important author and work. The panel will comprise three twenty-minute papers followed by a response to each from William McCarthy, recipient of the 2011 Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize for *Anna Letitia Barbauld: Voice of the Enlightenment.*

[UPDATE] CFP: Vanguard & Revolution / Bicentenary, 1 October 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:58pm
Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos "Rómulo Gallegos" (Celarg), Caracas - Venezuela

vanguardia & revolución/ tiempos bicentenarios

Cierre de la convocatoria: 15 de agosto de 2011

Para el segundo número de SUR/versión, proponemos, no una convocatoria doble, sino una convocatoria que se desdobla en vanguardia & revolución / tiempos bicentenarios. E identificamos, a partir de este desdoblamiento y cruce, las siguientes líneas de indagación: