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[UPDATE] CFP: Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms, April 23-24 2010; DEADLINE EXTENDED March 18 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 5:16pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms
April 23-24, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the departments of English, Philosophy, and Art History, and with support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations for our annual graduate student conference, this year themed "Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms."

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

Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 8:19am
EAPSU / English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities

Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
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
Ecologies of Place
Globalization & Natural Resources
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Watersheds & Boundaries
Literature of Exploration:

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference April 15-16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010 - 4:04pm
Graduate Students in English Association

The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

Literature and the Sacred (deadline for abstracts: June 30th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

Friday, March 12, 2010 - 2:30pm
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.

UPDATE: PAMLA 2010 Conference: Women's Writing Today: Distinct or Equivalent?

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:09pm
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U, Honolulu HI). Presiding Officer: Terri Baker

In her essay, "I am not a woman writer", Toril Moi argues that the subject of the woman writer has disappeared from feminist theory. Moi recalls how, in_A Room of One's Own_, Virginia Woolf famously asks women to write androgynously and how Simone de Beauvoir reminds us that, in "a sexist society, man is the One, she is the Other" (Moi 264). In the 1970s and 1980s, écriture féminine and the subject of women's writing were very popular, but Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Roland Barthes contributed to the rejection of the importance of an author's gender. The question of the gendered author becomes even more complicated with Judith Butler's concept of gender being a performative act. Recently, novelist Rachel Cusk argues (The Guardian 12 Dec.

Call For Papers, Book and Exhibition Reviews, Issue No. 3, Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 12:53pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Call for Papers - Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the third issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2010. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods.

New Journal - Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 3:54pm
Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.

writing about literature, justice, law, social change

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 1:51pm
Beth Ayer / Changing Lives Through Literature

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives. CLTL sentences criminal offenders to a series of literature seminars instead of traditional probation. Studies have confirmed that program graduates are half as likely to commit additional crimes than their counterparts in the justice system.

Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 9:12am
University of Huddersfield, UK

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Celebrity and Glamour (Deadline: 4/15/10; Conference: 5/21/10)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 11:52pm
UC Santa Barbara Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us." -- Nicolas de Chamfort

[UPDATE] Undressing the Bawdy

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:19pm
York University Graduate English Conference

"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." –Mae West

Journal of Literary Onomastics

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 8:47pm
Stefan Jurasinski, English, SUNY Brockport

The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects of proper names in dramatic, narrative and verse texts. The journal is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, to be published in the spring of 2011. In order to be considered for publication, all submissions must at a minimum demonstrate that they are substantially informed by current scholarly literature on onomastics and mindful of its characteristic methods.

[UPDATE] Victorians Institute: "By the Numbers," University of Virginia, Oct 1-3, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:09pm
Department of English, Rare Book Schoo, and NINES, University of Virginia



October 1-3, 2010
University of Virginia
New submission deadline: April 15, 2010

Conference website:

Co-sponsored by The University of Virginia English Department, Rare Books School, and NINES.

Keynote lecturer: Daniel Cohen, George Mason University; author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith, 2007; and director of the Center for History and New Media.