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Perpetual Crisis: Defending the Humanities [February 24-26, 2011]

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:29pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate English Students Organization

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).

Gods and Groundlings: Historical Theatrical Audiences

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 4:31pm
Southeasten Theatre Conference Theatre Symposium

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;

[UPDATE] NATURES 2011 abstract deadline is Dec. 3 [conference is 2/18/11]

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:53pm
Natures 2011--Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation

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 gradengl@lasierra.edu.
Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
Textual Politics:
• Inspiration: the power politics of textual creation
• Influential forces on textual production and reception

Deleuze and Photography

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 1:46pm
Rhizomes

Rhizomes Special Issue: Deleuze and Photography

I, S/He, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 6:44am
Boston College

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 Vulgar and the Proper: Victorian Manners and Mores" October 13-15, 2011, Houston, Tx

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 8:01pm
VISAWUS: Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States

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

CFP: Postgraduate English, Issue 22 (Deadline: 15th December 2010)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:42pm
Department of English Studies, Durham University

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.

[UPDATE] Food! The Conference!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 10:21am
English Student Association, City University of New York Graduate Center

Please note that we have extended the deadline for submissions to 12/15/10.

Food! The Conference!
ESA Conference, March 18, 2011
Sponsored by the CUNY Doctoral Student Council
Co-Chairs Alec Magnet and Jennifer Little
Foodconference2011@gmail.com
http://tiny.cc/8t9hm

Beyond Margins and Centers, April 8 and April 9, 2011

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Monday, November 15, 2010 - 9:35pm
Marquette University Association of English Graduate Students

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

Challenging Traditions in English Studies - April 2, 2011

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Monday, November 15, 2010 - 9:25pm
Tony M. Vinci / Southern Illinois University- Carbondale

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.

CFP: "The Solitary Being" – Symposium in the Botanical Garden

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 11:11pm
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

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

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