*Corrected submission deadline: March 25, 2011*
Woolf's novels and essays often sustain a central tension between individuals' freedoms or agency and what they perceive groups to demand of them. For example, A Room of One's Own displays the tensions between intellectual freedom and the mind of the crowd, while Orlando wrestles in ambushes set up by means of unstable identity categories. This approved session looks for papers that discuss Woolf's concerns about the impact of group life on her characters, or that place her literary agonists in proximity to group-driven events and trends between the wars.
*Corrected submission deadline: March 25, 2011*
We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.
Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Columbia University
Call for papers:
Because the Caribbean represents the confluence of peoples and cultures—from Europe, Africa, and the Americas—first through trade routes and colonization and then through the dispersion of its literature and culture in a contemporary diaspora back out to the larger world, it provides a paradigm for studying the processes and effects of globalization. A culturally and linguistically rich region of the world that includes English, French, Spanish, Dutch and native creoles, the Caribbean also provides a fascinating literature that is complicated by its history and location.
Call for Asbtracts
The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on American Literature Before 1865 via PAMLA's online submission process by March 18, 2011. Contact Liam Corley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
PAMLA's Online Submission Process In-Depth:
1). The Online CFP List of all approved Conference Sessions is available at: http://www.pamla.org/2011/session-topics
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call for Papers!
1st Global Conference on Evil and the Nature of the Beast
September 12-14, 2011 – Washington Univ. – Charles F. Knight Center – St. Louis, MO
Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2011
"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
THOMAS HARDY, Far from the Madding Crowd
Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland Conference
University College Dublin, July 8-9, 2011
Hosted by The Humanities Institute of Ireland
"Famous throughout the civilised world and the Irish Free State"
"I have also decided to remind myself of my present state before embarking on my stories. I think this is a mistake."
Society is in the balance a significant generational flux. As the baby boomers face retirement—sandwiched between caring for their elderly parents and encouraging their adult children to leave the nest, Gen X, now at the helm with Gen Y biting at their heals close behind, is rapidly resisting its entry into middle-age. In the last American election, this generational transition played a key role in electing Barrack Obama, and in the rest of the world as Twitter Revolutions unfold, the significance of this demographic shift is yet to be fully understood.
This panel considers the role a challenging, lengthy (perhaps canonical) novel might play in the developmental, pre-collegiate writing course. Papers should address pedagogical praxis rather than re-hash perennial theoretical questions of literature's role in teaching composition. Proposals must be submitted electronically at the following address: http://www.pamla.org/2011. Queries only to the contact email in this post.
CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)
American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Topic of your choosing
This panel invites papers that explore the connections between disgust and Victorian culture, particularly the role of disgust in the affective fashioning of normative or transgressive identities. Functioning as a visceral reaction to filth or as moral abhorrence toward the socially unacceptable, disgust routinely functioned to distance the middle-classes from lower-class individuals, practices, and spaces. The Victorian subject is not only constituted through the repression of the low and the disgusting but is also transformed in the very act of encountering the abject.
THATCamp LAC will focus on digital humanities work in the Liberal Arts College environment as well as on issues surrounding technology and pedagogy. THATCamp LAC is looking for 75 faculty, staff, and undergraduates interested in the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.
Where: St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
When: June 4-5, 2011
Who: 75 professors, librarians, technical specialists, and undergraduates interested in the intersection of technology and the liberal arts
Call for Creative Writing (poetry and fiction) at PCAS/ACAS 2011
This year's conference will be held in New Orleans October 6-8.
This panel will be comprised of creative writing (poetry and fiction). Please submit either five poems or ten pages of fiction for possible inclusion on the panel. Submissions should be e-mailed as attachments to: email@example.com
The following information should also accompany each submission:
Your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address(es), and phone number(s).
Submissions are due via e-mail by Friday, April 1.
(Dis)locating Queer: Race, Region, and Sexual Diasporas
A Graduate Conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign
May 5‐7, 2011
Associate Professor, Gender & Women's Studies,
University of Arizona