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Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature, March 10-12, 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 4:34pm
English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria

Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature
Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
March 10-12, 2011

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 10:59am
2011 Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

CFP: Genealogies (due 11/19/10; 3/3-5/11

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 4:11pm
Graduate Symposium on the History of Women & Gender

Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 3-5, 2011

Submission Deadline: November 19, 2010

Mike Leigh anthology - "The Fickle Finger of Fate" - (final submissions due 8/15/2011)

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 3:08pm
Bryan Cardinale-Powell and Marc DiPaolo, both Assistant Professors at Oklahoma City University’s Department of Moving Image Arts

Subject: This edited collection seeks to publish recent scholarship that examines various aspects of Mike Leigh's life and career as a writer-director by scholars from a variety of disciplines employing a range of critical methodologies. These essays will cover all phases of the BAFTA-award-winning director's career, including his early television work as well as his theatrical films, including Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993), Secrets & Lies (1996), Career Girls (1997), Topsy-Turvy (1999), All or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Another Year (2010).

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 2:52pm
Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies of Nepal(SPLS)/Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)

The peer-reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry" is dedicated to bringing western and non-western humanities currents into dialogue with each other. It publishes articles, comments, and reviews, and each issue includes an interview with a known figure in philosophy, literature, or literary theory. The journal is most interested in themes of contemporary or perennial importance in the areas of philosophy, aesthetics and literature, written from post-structuralist, critical theory, deconstructionist, post-colonial and/or non-western philosophical perspectives. The journal is edited in the United States and produced in Nepal, and is sponsored by the Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies of Nepal.

UPDATE - Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 9:38am
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

We invite you to explore these questions at the English Graduate Advancement and Development Society's (EGADS!) annual graduate/undergraduate English-studies conference, "Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure," on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the conference website:

Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts (interdisciplinary conference)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:13pm
Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh

Conference CfP:

'Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts'

The University of Edinburgh, UK, May 28-29 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr. Johanna Oksala (University of Dundee)

CFP: Children in Film

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 7:11am
SWTXPCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.( Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.

RAW MATERIAL. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 19-20, 2011

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:44pm
Northeastern University Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers:


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University

March 19-20, 2011

Victorian Futures at the Dickens Universe 7/29-7/31 (deadline 12/15)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 10:33am
The Dickens Project

The Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on Victorian Futures, with keynote speakers Jay Clayton (author of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture) and Andrew Elfenbein (author of Romanticism and the Rise of English). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 29 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 31; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics. Submit 1-2 page abstracts and a short c.v. to Rebecca Stern ( by December 15, 2010.

Real Worlds: (dis)Locating Realities. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 16th, 2011.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:21am
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization

From surrealism to social networks to the "real" housewives of New Jersey, it's no secret that reality is socially constructed. "Reality"—-as a state of mind or as an embodied experience—-has historically been positioned in opposition to such realms of infinite possibility as dreams, fantasy, and imagination. In fact, far from being a state of stability and sanity, reality is often treated as that which must be escaped. But escape to what?