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4th annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
PhD in Humanities and Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville

The PhD in Humanities and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announce the 4th annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities on Friday, March 22, 2013. The theme for this year's conference is "Global Humanities."

Keynote speakers are Qwo-Li Driskill, co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies; Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics and Literature (2011) and Peter Van Buren, a former employee of the U.S. Foreign Service and author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (2011).

Critical Disability Discourse - Journal - Deadline: February 1, 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:01pm
Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap

Call for Papers

York University's Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Program launched an academic journal in November 2009. Critical Disability Discourse is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal, publishing articles that focus on experiences of disability from a critical perspective. The journal considers articles from graduate scholars in a variety of academic fields, but undergraduate students, activists, and community members/organizers are also invited to contribute. Critical Disability Discourse's goals are to provide emerging scholars an opportunity to contribute to the expanding field of critical disability studies and to gain exposure for their work in the public sphere.

Submission deadline is February 1, 2013.

"Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression" , 27 April 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:36am
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario

The VSAO executive invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the Association's 46th annual conference on 27 April 2013. The conference theme will be "Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression." The venue will be Glendon College, York University, Toronto.

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:34am
Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society


To register for the conference please go here:

A draft programme (subject to change) for the conference can be found here:

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in November.

UPDATE: Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:53am
Gary Ettari/Philological Association of the Carolinas

* Note new deadline*

Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 30 November 2012:

American / British Topics:

Dr. Gary Ettari (
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics:

"The Technologies of Starlings, Parrots, and Other Mocking 'Birds': Parroting, Parody, and Paralanguage."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:44am

Because of their natural ability to imitate and improvise upon the songs and sounds of others, starlings exemplify the powers, the problems, and pleasures of mimesis. The mimicry of starlings, like that of parrots, raises many questions about the techniques of art, artifice, and paralinguistic performance within a comparative literary and cultural perspective. How do starling tropes orient classical texts from Dante to Shakespeare, Sterne to Austen, Mozart to Messiaen? How does the mimicry of the European starling compare to that of the parrot? How does it reorient colonial and postcolonial locations of culture, mimicry, and the (post)human? How do starlings and parrots, caged or uncaged, track the global positioning of cultures and languages?

"Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches: A Teaching Round Table," Annual conference of the Am

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:27pm
Sandra Petrulionis / The Louisa May Alcott Society

Published in 1863 to immediate success as the Civil War sloughed into its second year, _Hospital Sketches_ is now available in several paperback editions, most with excellent introductions detailing its relevance in a variety of classrooms—from literature and history in general to women's, gender, African American, and disability studies in particular. We seek abstracts describing successful classroom strategies that feature _Hospital Sketches_ or that present Alcott as an important figure in antislavery reform, women's history, and popular literature of the Civil War.

Of Human Bondage: Literatures of Constraint - March 1-2, 2013

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:36pm
University of Montreal

9th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 1 and 2, 2013


Keynote Speaker: Sherry Simon (Concordia University)