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Piracy - graduate conference - deadline June 1st - conference October 15th

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 10:23pm
Brandeis University, Department of English



Friday, 15 October 2010
Brandeis University
Department of English
Eighth Annual Graduate Conference
Plenary Speakers: Professor Caren Irr, Department of English, Brandeis University; one additional plenary, TBA

[UPDATE] Feminism 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 4:57pm

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

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 4:59am
Keele university, UK

(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)

MMLA 2010 (11/04-07, Chicago) - The Philosophical-Literary Hybrid Text

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 11:01pm
Agnes Malinowska, University of Chicago

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?

Society for Textual Scholarship Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference March 16-18, 2011

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 4:20pm
Society for Textual Scholarship

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.

[UPDATE] "Multilingual Realities in Translation"

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:08pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Special Issue (11.1, January 2011) for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld

[UPDATE] Vexed by 19th-century fiction 6/1/10

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 8:04pm
Leslie Haynsworth/University of South Carolina

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?

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (PROPOSAL EXTENSION 26 April; conference 26 June 2010)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:00am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

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.

outh Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:44pm
St. John's University

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 Abstracts by May 1, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:26pm
Martha E. Cook, SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

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

UPDATE - A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 5:56pm
EAPSU: English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

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

Upstate Steampunk Conference, November 20, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010 - 9:08am
Upstate Steampunk Conference

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 for review. The link for the conference is 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.

CFP: Travelling South 9/22-26; deadline 5/14

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 4:44pm
International Society for Travel Writing

"Traveling South": The Sixth Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing

The International Society for Travel Writing invites you to join its sixth biennial conference at the University of South Carolina from 22-26 September 2010.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Peter Hulme (University of Essex)
Gary Younge (Brooklyn College and feature writer and columnist for the Guardian newspaper)

The conference has a special, but not exclusive, focus on "Traveling South". Papers on this theme might address (but are not limited to) the following topics: