To some this title may seem paradoxical or too daunting as human cognition starts with the very opening of the eyes. If we have established that our approach to the phenomena that are other is always unavoidably a matter of semiosis, and that even in an attempt to naturalize phenomenology, like that of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who points to the corporeity of consciousness as much as an intentionality of the body, it appears that our most negligible movements present our cultural being or habituality (Cf. Iris Young, Throwing Like a Girl, 1990, 2005). However, many authors have claimed (for example, the novelist D. H. Lawrence or philosopher Luce Iragary) that we know by touch and intuition.
Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies
UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Fisher Student Center
The field of English Studies grows increasingly complex as the 21st century progresses. With
rapid political, social, and technological advances occurring globally, our multifaceted discipline
is more relevant than ever. This conference seeks to celebrate the universality of English Studies
and emphasize its utility and congruence with other academic disciplines.
Ruminating, or chewing and digesting information, stands as the hallmark of literary criticism. This journal aims to provide a place for masters' students to publish work that wrestles with the foundational problems of literature and literary study in creative, challenging and innovative ways.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Hutchings (University of Northumbria, UK)
The figure of the werewolf has haunted art, literature and culture for millennia. While not as common as their male counterparts, female werewolves appear in a variety of texts, of different genres and different cultures. From transcripts of witchcraft trials to Buffy, the female werewolf and her shapeshifting sisters continue to challenge, excite and entertain.
Conference Dates: 9 - 10 September 2010
This conference will explore representations and cultural meanings of female werewolves and other female shapeshifters, and the perennial fascination of these creatures. Papers are sought from researchers in all disciplines.
Visit www.rmmla.org for complete details and CFP on all sessions (English and Foreign Languages).
The 64th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
NAVSA 2010 Panel (subject to approval)
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
May 21-22, 2010
Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
The Twenty-First DeBartolo Conference
Call for Papers on Medievalizing Britain
April 2, 2010
University of South Florida
From late Romantic nostalgia over the passage of time to the fifty-year long debate over the issue of Standard Mean Time, time and temporality seem to have been major concerns in Victorian culture. They affected everyday life in a literal sense through transport schedules, time distribution networks, factory working hours, as well as in a metaphorical sense, shaping the moral drive to carefully manage one's time. As a modern tool for control and self-control, time demanded new definitions that supported and/or were resisted by new ontologies. The preoccupation with time and temporality also informed the arts.
South Central MLA 2010
Conference on Christianity and Literature Session
October 28-30, at the Sheraton Forth Worth Hotel
The 2010 SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session seeks papers that examine the connections between Christianity and literature. Especially welcome are those papers which respond to the conference theme "New Frontiers."
Please send 300-word abstracts or panel proposals by January 31, 2010 to Jessica Hooten, English Department, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513 or email@example.com.
Proposals are invited for papers of 20 minutes on different aspects of utopias, dystopias, utopianism and anti-utopianism as they manifest themselves in politics, society, economics, art, and culture. The conference language is English. Sessions conducted in other languages are also possible (minimum 2 papers). Abstracts (approx. 250 words) should be submitted by e-mail as file attachments in MS WORD to L.Gruszewska-Blaim@ug.edu.pl These should include:
1. name and affiliation,
2. e-mail address, title of paper,
4. 3 keywords,
5. multimedia requirements,
6. schedule restrictions.
Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2010
The 2010 RMMLA Convention will be held at Albuquerque, New Mexico from October 14 to 16, 2010. Its "Chinese Literature before 1900" panel is now calling for papers on any topics related to dynastic Chinese culture and literature. I invite you to join RMMLA's supportive community of Asian Studies and send your paper abstract of no more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15th.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will be hosting its second annual graduate conference on literature and the humanities on April 9th and 10th, 2010. The conference seeks papers that deal with literature in relation to any aspect of the humanities: language, history, philosophy, etc. Panel proposals are encouraged. Our goal is to promote communication and dialogue within the graduate community. This year, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding our conference to include panels on creative writing as well: poetry, fiction, translation. Panel proposals are encouraged here as well.
There is no registration fee for the conference.
The deadline for proposals is February 1st, 2010.
Literature and Ethics: from the Green Knight to the Dark Knight
A paper is required to be included in the forthcoming volume Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight, which will be published later this year by Cambridge Scholars Press. The paper must be on the subject of ethics / morality and Romanticism. The volume is predicated upon three topics: instruction, judgement, and justice, and examines the relationship between literature and ethics from the fourteenth century to the present day. The paper will preferably be already written or some way towards being written, as the deadline for inclusion is 15 February.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2010
The Graduate Students of the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University Present an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century
April 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Susan Hegeman and Phillip Wegner Associate Professors of English, University of Florida