Keynote Speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith's University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)
The San Joaquin Valley Journal is accepting submissions for the Spring 2011 issue. SJVJ offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Journal is refereed and publishes two electronic issues a year during the fall and spring.
We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2011.
Short Fiction in Theory and Practice is a new peer-reviewed journal published by Intellect Press. Issue 1.2 will include a section devoted to creative and critical responses to any aspect of Gogol's story 'The Overcoat'. These might include, but are by no means restricted to, topics including:
Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.
Call for papers
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
March 4 and 5, 2011
Keynote: BRIGID DOHERTY, Princeton University
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2011 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA will be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA May 26-29, 2011. Please send proposals and academic affiliation/bio information to Stephanie A. Tingley, Youngstown State University by email (email@example.com) by January 15, 2011.
1) The Many Lives of Emily Dickinson
The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines
March 25, 2011, 9:00-4:00
"To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all." --- Lord Byron
Writing about lives, writing that lives, or writing that comes to us live from an immediate, connected source shapes how we as scholars and teachers conceive of ourselves and others. Writing works within and out of academia to continually (re)define what is and is not important, what is and is not canonized, and what is and is not ignored within many discourse communities.
This one-day conference seeks to bring together interdisciplinary scholarship illuminating the ways in which the 'spatial turn' towards site-specific research is informing discussions of citizenship in the arts and humanities. As a particular socio-legal construct, reckonings of citizenship have always engaged the built environment. Yet as an imaginative concept envisioned most readily within humanities scholarship, citizenship has come to engage the built environment on increasingly varied and contestable terms.
21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
Hosted by the English Graduate Student Association
March 3 – 4, 2011
Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University
"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"
[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at the University of Rhode Island
HERA (Humanities Education and Research Association) is exploring
Transformations that occur in four groupings or "streams"; transformative
Humanities pedagogy, Humanities research, creative contributions, and making the most of this transformative
Transformative Humanities Pedagogy highlights Humanities teaching
at all levels, engaged learning, and teaching to transform
Transformative Humanities Research includes Humanities research in many disciplines including but not limited to Architecture, Art, Art History, Aesthetics, Classics, Composition, Dance,
We are pleased to announce that the International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at Roskilde University, Denmark, close to Copenhagen, June 22-26, 2011. Our hosts will be Professor Camelia Elias of Roskilde University and Professor Bent Sørensen of Aalborg University. The conference sponsors are the PsyArt Foundation and Roskilde and Aalborg Universities.
"Poetry and Cognition" (April 15-16, 2011)
This two-day graduate student conference, to be held at Princeton University, will bring together graduate students and faculty from a range of disciplines to discuss the relationships between theories of mind developed by philosophers, cognitive scientists and linguists, and the poetry of different cultures and eras. The conference will feature a keynote address by Ian Lancashire, Professor of English at The University of Toronto.
This panel on nineteenth century American literature seeks papers that explore notions of madness and monstrosity, broadly defined, for an upcoming session at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be held at The Chaparral Suites Resort October 6-8. We welcome submissions that approach this topic from a variety of angles in American novels and short stories of the long nineteenth century. Some avenues of inquire could include, but are not limited to:
* monstrous depictions of ethnic groups
* stigmas attached to the New Woman
* gothic tropes and civil discourse
* disabled bodies
* ghostly encounters
* the abject
* spectral space