Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta beginning January 2011. Inquire aims to build upon the successes of Comparative Literature as a multifaceted discipline that emphasizes the study of minor literatures and languages, translation, and literary theory by providing the space for informed discussion and creative research by graduate students. Accordingly, the first issue is titled Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature.
Few critics have addressed fully the various models of masculinity extant in British Victorian women's writings. How are men 'constructed'? Do these women writers adhere to the same ideals of Victorian manliness as male authors? This panel will focus on Victorian women writers' representations of masculinity in the mid to late nineteenth-century. We welcome abstracts on British authors ranging from Elizabeth Gaskell to Florence Nightingale. Please email 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2010.
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal:
Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on 18th- and 19th-century British women poets and their experimentations with poetic form. How did women poets negotiate form as self-exploration and (how) was form gendered? Papers may examine a single work, the formal development of a single poet or the evolution of a form in the hands of several poets.
500-word abstracts due October 15, 2010; email to Prof. Noah Comet, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit proposals in .doc format and attach a c.v.
Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.
'Such Total and Prodigious Alteration' / 'The Wounds May Be Again Bound Up': Readings and Representations of the Seventeenth Century
An academic conference to be held in Chetham's Library, Manchester, 28th-29th January, 2011
BETWEEN EXPERIENCE AND REPRESENTATION. CITIES IN AN AREA OF TENSION, 1800-1914
10-11th March 2011, Radboud University of Nijmegen,
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2010 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ
Host Institution: Rutgers University
Seminar Co-Chairs: Meghan Freeman and David Sweeney Coombs
Feeling In Common: Cultivating Sympathy in the Writings of George Eliot
Call for Papers
Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain" : Ireland and Scotland
An international conference held at the University of Sunderland
November 12th to 14th, 2010
Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network
Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!
MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:
•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies
•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory
DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight
October 22-23 / Ohio University / Athens, Ohio
Keynote Address by: Anne Francis Wysocki
Special Reading by: Imad Rahman
"Literature is news that stays news."
Intersections, Tensions, and New Dimensions:
Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies
October 8-9, 2010
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
This graduate conference will explore the relevance of contact and contact zones for English Studies. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, English Studies continues to see increasing discursive overlap. Understandings of identity and subjectivity have relied increasingly on syncretism and hybridity at the expense of rigid national, cultural, and periodic categories. As boundaries and concepts become more permeable, Mary Louise Pratt's definition of "Contact Zones" gains increasing relevance and currency.
Cuteness, or the Pragmatics of Diminution
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.
December 3, 2010
Keynote address by Paul Fry
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
October 28-31, 2010
Milwaukee in the 1960s and 1970s was a key site for civil rights marches, particularly around the open housing movement. From 1897 through much of the 20th Century, the city was governed by a succession of Socialist mayors, elected on their platform of practical, "sewer socialism." And Wisconsin itself and its Midwestern neighbors have long been home to experiments inintentional community.
HJS invites papers for a panel that explores James's representations of terror and violence in his fiction and essays. Possible approaches include investigations of the aesthetics of violence; acts of abjection; the pleasures from fear; horror and Gothic Literature influences; politics, power, terrorism; and the implications of fear and violence for gender, class, nationalism, or the politics of identity. Please send 250 word abstracts electronically to June Chung at email@example.com by July 9th. Also included should be contact information, affiliation, and abstract title.