The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.
Update--Reminder CFP Mystery/Detective Fiction Calls for Proposal due by 12/2/2012
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Regional Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)
The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" on February 8-9, 2013. Nigel Rothfels will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening with a reception afterwards, followed on Saturday by a full day of conference presentations. We welcome panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Possible submissions may (but do not need to) address some of the following areas:
Proposals welcome that address the question: How was British identity constructed in or in relation to southern Africa? Please send abstract (250-500 words) and CV by March 10, 2013, to Melissa Free (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
April 12-13 2013
Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2013
Keynote speaker: Chandan Reddy (University of Washington), author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S. State (Duke, 2011)
This conference will explore the many definitions of cruelty, both banal and extraordinary. Cruelty can be inherent in the ways that we perceive, interact with and take pleasure in one another and ourselves. At times it cannot be distinguished from violence. Cruelty is lived and experienced differently across boundaries, borders, bodies, and time periods. It continues to spread and mutate with globalization in the 21st century.
CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.
EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:
February 15th-17th in Montreal, QC
Keynote Address: Dr. Cary Wolfe, Rice University
Faculty Address: Dr. Peter Gibian, McGill University
CALL FOR PAPERS
'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City
An academic conference to be held at Chetham's Library, Manchester, on 30th May 2013
Proposals are invited for papers on the relationship between the modern city and violence. The relationship has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. Proposals are encouraged from across the whole range of disciplines dealing with representations of violence and the city. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
Call for Proposals: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"
Submission Deadline: Jan. 1st
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled, "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 10th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. See below for details.
Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.