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The Literary Appeal of the Trial (panel proposal for HASE 8, 5-8 May 2011, Athens, Greece). Deadline 12 Sept. 2010.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 2:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Janet Stobbs Wright, CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Spain.

Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE8) 8th International Conference "The Letter of the Law": Law Matters in Language and Literature 5-8 May 2011. University of Athens, Greece.

Asian Conference on Education - CFP extended to September 1, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 10:47am
full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
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Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture (April 23 2011)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
madison moore /Yale University

What is street style, and what is the relationship between style, "the street," and popular culture? How have the Internet, digital cameras and other technologies impacted how we understand the way we dress? In what ways does street style engage with broader issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality?

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture, a one-day symposium at Yale University, aims to investigate and openly discuss the relationships between street style and identity. We are interested in papers that approach street style from a contemporary lens, but also encourage papers with more of an historical perspective.

The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (9/30/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:47am
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This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represents the experience of Black and Asian sailors and their contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture. Known variously as "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," a growing number of blacks –- slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men –- joined the ranks of the British naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. Historical census records estimate that, by the late-nineteenth century, a third of Britain's maritime force was Black or Asian.

[UPDATE] 2010 MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:44am
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Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
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The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University has extended the submissions request for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference in an effort to complete two discussion panels.

The two panels with openings remaining are British Literature and American Literature. Any time period, topic, or genre within these two fields is welcome.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.
The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2010.

Participants will be notified of their acceptance via email by September 1, 2010.

[UPDATE]Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance: NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011; submissions due Sept 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:04am
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Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
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This panel invites papers on "Life Writing at a Distance," broadly defining both life writing and "distance" as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic memoirs; missionary and spiritual autobiography; letters and epistolary life narratives; life narrative of/in place; biography, memoir and autobiography in exile; expatriate memoirs; life narratives in travel and tourism; ethnoautobiography; migrant memoir and testimony. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief cv by September 30, 2010, to Mary Goodwin, National Taiwan Normal University,

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster


We are glad to announce that the Science Fiction Foundation ( has kindly agreed to support our conference by offering four £50 bursaries for postgraduates who have their paper presented in this conference.

We still welcome submissions by 1 September and are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those interested in our event.

Original CFP follows below:


[FINAL UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 26th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.

Poetry and Melancholia International Conference, 8-10 July 2011

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 6:13am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Stirling


Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture, November 12-13, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 1:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies
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New England ACIS Regional Conference, November 12-13, 2010, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts

The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture

NVSA Conference 2011

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 4:24pm
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Northeast Victorian Studies Association
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NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year