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Joint Special Issue: (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comp Lit JUNE 30, 2013

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:10pm
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Peking U. Journal of Comparative Literature and World Literature

Recent understandings of world literature have moved away from a focus on delineating canons of geographically-distributed great works, and towards describing a complex process of influence and reaction between increasingly-porous national and linguistic boundaries. As the discipline that most clearly claims responsibility for understanding literature beyond such boundaries, does Comparative Literature need to follow in the tracks of its object of study and somehow deterritorialize itself? As well, what would such a project mean, in terms of new methodologies, objects of study, disciplinary self-conceptions, development of linguistic and literary competencies, and interdepartmental or international research collaborations?

LIES 2013: Michele Roberts and Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:02am
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

From the early feminists to postmodern protagonists her novels rewrite medieval saints and sinners, Victorian mediums and contemporary visionaries, offering us new perspectives on well known stories and motifs.
As Michele Roberts herself will be our guest of honor, her work is the inspiration for our 2013 Literature in English Symposium but we welcome papers about topics related to postmodern rewriting of history and culture as well as the feminist standpoint on both contemporary and earlier literature in English. Papers in other languages (German, French, Spanish) will also be considered.

REMINDER - Feminism;Influence;Inheritance - Deadline 4 Jan '13

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 5:18am
School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED -- "alt/" Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 1/15/13)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:41pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

3rd Global Conference:Making Sense Of: Chronicity (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:38am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Chronicity

Monday 23rd September – Wednesday 25th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives and raises questions not just about those that suffer, but also about those that care for them, available treatments and care, and social inclusiveness.

Rethinking the Nineteenth Century - 24th August 2013

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 8:38am
University of Sheffield, UK

The University of Sheffield
School of English

Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

Saturday 24th August 2013

Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Llewellyn (University of Strathclyde: Director of Research at the AHRC)
'On Reciprocity, Trust and the Gift'.

2nd Global Conference: The Graphic Novel (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 6:35am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Graphic Novel

Monday 23rd September – Wednesday 25th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
(Alan Moore, V for Vendetta)

8th Global Conference: The Erotic (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 4:23am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference
The Erotic

Thursday 19th September – Saturday 21st September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Extended: British Women Writers Conference (April 4-6, 2013; Abstracts now due Jan 1st)

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 6:34pm
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference

We have had requests to extend the deadline, so you (and all your friends and colleagues!) now have until January 1st to submit an abstract to the

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference April 4-6, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM

The English department at the University of New Mexico is pleased to host the 2013 British Women Writers Conference. The conference will be April 4-6, 2013 at the Hyatt in downtown Albuquerque, NM. The conference theme is "Customs," and we look forward to a wide range of unique presentations on
the topic. In fact, we have several potential publication opportunities for those who present at the conference! In addition, we are excited that our brilliant lineup of speakers includes: