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Queer Desire & India - November 23-26 2011 - Canary Islands, Spain

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 4:36pm
Spanish Association of Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII)

As you may already know, the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) holds its II International Conference with the title "Other Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity" at University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) on 23-26 November, 2011.

The organizers welcome panels from a variety of fields, and we would like to propose one on "Queer Desire & India." Given the fact that the colonial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was finally read down by the High Court of Delhi in 2009, the issue of the construction of a queer culture in India needs urgent attention.

CFP for Virginia Woolf MIscellany #83

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 1:14pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany

CFP for Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Issue #83--Spring 2013

Guest edited by Sara Sullam and Emily Kopley

Topic: Virginia Woolf and Literary Genre

We invite short essays (up to 2500 words) on the relationship between
Woolf and literary genre, a category that includes the novel, the
short story, the essay, poetry, drama, and biography, as well as more
specific genres such as lyric, epic, verse drama, elegy, satire,
detective fiction, etc. Potential topics include Woolf's definition of
a particular genre, her adherence to or challenging of generic
conventions, her blending of genres, her relationship to writers of a
particular genre, and her work's reception in varied genres.

[UPDATE] Renaissance Verse [SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6]

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 6:39pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference at SAMLA

Renaissance Verse

Sir Philip Sidney wrote that poetry "is an art of imitation; for so Aristotle termeth it in the word [Greek text]; that is to say, a representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth: to speak metaphorically, a speaking picture, with this end, to teach and delight." What, then does poetry teach us? How does it continue to delight us? This panel seeks papers that explore or even celebrate the triumph of poetry in English during the 16th and 17th centuries. From sonnets to soliloquies, how do Early Modern poets and playwrights utilize verse? Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Lynne Simpson at by August 1.

Popular Music and Memory in Film (Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, March 21-25, 2012)

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 2:48pm
Katherine Spring / Wilfrid Laurier University

Popular music in film has been said to trigger, construct, and reinforce memory in terms both general (e.g., music as collective cultural memory; as transcultural or "universal" language; etc.) and localized (e.g., the song hook as memorable leitmotif). Less frequently considered is how popular music may function as a means by which the act of memory itself is represented on the screen.

CFP: Ecocritical Sessions at NeMLA (3/15-18/12; 9/30/11)

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers

Ecrocritical sessions at Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Please submit your abstract with contact information by Sept. 30, 2011 to the appropriate chair:

Meat: Aspects and Approaches. Oxford 13-14 April 2012

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 11:12am
Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Rob Avis, Brian FitzGerald; Hannah Bailey; Hugh Reid))

The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. It is intended that a volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to by 10th January 2012.

Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to:

Converse College Conference on Southern Culture

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 10:31am
Converse College

April 12 – 14, 2012

Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Converse College Conference on Southern Culture.

New Voices 2011: Madness and Revolt

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 7:55am
Association of Art Historians Student Members Committee

AAH New Voices 2011
Madness and Revolt
25 November 2011
University of Edinburgh

'Quite apart from stressing the perfectly inspired nature of the expressions of certain madmen, to the extent that we are able to appreciate them, we affirm the absolute legitimacy of their conception of reality, and of any action resulting from it.'

--Letter to the Head Doctors of Insane Asylums,
La Révolution surréaliste. No.3. April 1925

Keynote Speaker: Dr Sabine Wieber, University of Glasgow

CFP: "Dread, Ghost, Specter, and Possession"

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 3:56am

For our third issue (Spring 2012) we look for articles on the topics: DREAD, GHOST, SPECTER and POSSESSION in Asian, African and Latin American Cinema. (Deadline for proposals 15/08/11).

Dread, Ghost, Specter, and Possession
in Asian, African and Latin American Cinema