DEADLINE JUNE 1st!
Friday, 15 October 2010
Department of English
Eighth Annual Graduate Conference
Plenary Speakers: Professor Caren Irr, Department of English, Brandeis University; one additional plenary, TBA
MP Journal is extending its call for papers to include any topic related to feminism or Women's studies in addition to its current call for papers (see below). Papers must be submitted in their full form by May 15th, 2010.
(Re)Reading John Addington Symonds
Saturday 11th September 2010
A one-day conference at Keele University
Plenary Speakers: Howard J. Booth (Manchester) and Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck)
The mixed formal properties of certain texts across the history of philosophy and literature resist any attempt at their easy classification within either of these traditional generic categories. Such philosophical-literary hybrid texts seem to deny the adequacy of either strictly philosophical or literary form for expressing a particular content or inducing some affective or intellectual experience. This panel seeks to explore questions raised by the philosophical-literary hybrid text, in all its historical and geographical variation. What is the relationship between the hybrid form of some philosophical-literary text and its content? What are the stakes of philosophical-literary hybridity for some author?
The Program Chair invites submissions devoted to interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular aspects of textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical analysis, editing, annotation, and mark-up of texts in disciplines such as literature, history, musicology, classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, history of science and technology, computer science, library and information science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema studies, new media studies, game studies, theater, linguistics, and textual and literary theory.
Special Issue (11.1, January 2011) for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld
(Re)Constructing the American West
Updating our earlier CFP, we've extended the deadline out of consideration for those beset by end-of-semester stress. Deadline is now June 1. Here's the full updated CFP:
Novels, says Samuel Johnson in an essay in the Rambler, "are written chiefly to the young, the ignorant, the idle, to whom they serve as lectures of conduct, and instructions into life." Nineteenth-century novels shouldered that didactic mission with particular force and authority. To what extent do they still exert that authority over us today?
Please note, the proposal deadline for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference has been EXTENDED to 26 APRIL 2010.
The second annual conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010. The keynote speaker is Christopher Norris.
This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.
While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.
FIRSTS IN MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE FICTION
This session seeks 15-minute papers in English on works
in English or any modern language in this genre, focused
on the first in a language, country, ethnicity, gender, subgenre, etc., or the first to employ a character type, plot device, motif, or anything distinctive. Welcomed in particular are papers that challenge received views or share discoveries that will promote discussion. I will develop this panel to represent SAMLA's broad constituency of literature and language professors, to look like SAMLA. By May 1, 2010, send one-page abstracts to Martha E. Cook, Longwood, University, at email@example.com.
Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Forests or Rivers in Literature
Ecologies of Place
Ecocriticism & Ecofeminism
Globalization & Natural Resources
Water Stories & Journeys
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Dynamics of Representing
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Local Color Writing
Popular Architecture and Built Environment
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, VA
Thursday, October 28 - Saturday, October 30, 2009
Please submit proposals to:
Loretta Lorance, Area Chair
PO Box 461, Inwood Station
New York, NY 10034
CALL FOR PAPERS: On November 20th, 2010, the Upstate Steampunk Conference will hold panels on all subjects Victorian, Alternative History, and Steampunk in Greenville, South Carolina. All individuals are invited to send their abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. The link for the conference is www.upstatesteampunk.com. Registration for the conference is $25 pre registered and $30 at the door. Abstracts must be received and approved no later than November 1st, 2010. We look forward to hearing from all of you and seeing you in the upstate.