The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 7th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "Perpetual Crisis," engages the intersections between art, science and the academy as institution. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Rita Felski (University of Virginia).
1st Global Conference
Images of Whiteness - Exploring Critical Issues
Tuesday 12th July – Thursday 14th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Before cell phones or internet marketing or even electrical lighting, how did theatre audiences function in various periods and cultures? How did they behave? What did they expect? What was expected of them? Who came and who stayed home—and why? The 2011 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on audience reception, expectations and obligations, behaviors, "contracts" with performers, etc. in early- and pre-20th-Century cultures. Possible topics:
- Effect of audience behavior on performance or playwriting conventions;
- Class distinctions within audiences;
- Violation of or submission to social expectations of audiences;
- Unusual or typical "contracts" with specific audiences;
Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Inspiration: the power politics of textual creation
• Influential forces on textual production and reception
Rhizomes Special Issue: Deleuze and Photography
As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.
The 16th annual conference focuses on Victorian obsessions with vulgarity and propriety. We invite proposals on manners and mores in politics, culture, society, religion, art, science, economics, rural life, and other Victorian matters of decorum and propriety and what Victorians deemed vulgar, crude or crass. We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.
By March 15, 2011 email 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on BOTH) to: Laurel.Williamson@sjcd.edu
Call for Papers
POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English in the UK and Europe.
Postgraduates studying in the UK and Europe ONLY are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 22 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. We should also be interested in submissions which consider the future of English Studies in the light of the recent and drastic cuts in funding for the Arts.
Call for Papers
BEYOND MARGINS AND CENTERS
April 8 and April 9, 2011
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Sponsored by Marquette University Association of English Graduate Students
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale English Graduate Conference
April 2, 2011
The Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS*) at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is currently accepting proposals for the 5th annual AEGIS conference on April 2, 2011 in Carbondale, IL.
Please circulate widely!
CALL FOR PAPERS
Fifth Anniversary International Symposium "The Solitary Being"
Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
Location: Orangery of the Botanical Garden of the University of Bern, Switzerland
Date: 26-27 May 2011
IAAS Postgraduate Symposium
Saturday 29th January 2011
Location: Clinton Institute for American Studies, UCD, Dublin, Ireland.
Call for Papers
"Re-memory" and "Disremembering": The Role of Memory in the American Construct