Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.
In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltlblog.wordpress.com.
We feature essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.
"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 (Abstract Due: March 1st, 2010)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, and author of several books, including Woman and Chinese Modernity (1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Ethics After Idealism (1998), and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-sixth annual meeting will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES: 3rd Biennial International,
Multidisciplinary Conference: "EROS 2010"
May 21-22, 2010
Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Featured Speaker: Luce Irigaray
CFP: "Representation and the Problem of Democracy"
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2011
The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites current graduate students to submit proposals for a panel discussion tentatively entitled "Representation and the Problem of Democracy" at the 2011 MLA annual meeting from January 6 through January 9 in Los Angeles.
The term "birth control" typically refers to the various technological and behavioral mechanisms intimate couples use to prevent or limit progeny. This panel seeks papers that broaden this term to encompass the myriad ways that society engages in controlling birth.
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.
There was a time, late 19th/early 20th century or thereabouts, when people, many of them the fashionable French, ventured out to public establishments to imbibe in, among other things, an herbal/licorice/mind-bending brew distilled from the essence of the inelegantly named 'wormwood' plant, which resulted in the poetically named 'absinthe' cocktail. Deep within absinthe's perplexing, complex concoction the "Green Fairy" resided. She is named the "Green Fairy" due to her glowing color and the muse-like inspirations she cast upon some suggestible minds (many quite famous minds, at that). Indeed, absinthe was a fashionable drink among the Parisian artist and intellectual class.
8th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous
Sunday 19th September – Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.
MLA and SAMLA Convention Presenters Needed
Special Topic: Politics and Literature
Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)
The University of Victoria's English Graduate Students' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.
Call for Papers - 'Textual Bodies'
The Luminary is a postgraduate journal that has been recently set up by a dedicated team of Lancaster University postgraduates, mostly working in the English Literature and Creative Writing department. We are now seeking submissions for the second edition of the journal, and encourage postgraduates of all levels, disciplines and institutions to submit their work for inclusion.
Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) is now open.
In order to register, please visit the conference website at the following address (http://www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk/) and click on 'Conference Registration'. This will open a University of Birmingham webpage containing the registration form and details.
A conference programme / schedule will be made available in due course. If you have any questions regarding the registration process please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Waddell at firstname.lastname@example.org.