Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition/rhetoric, linguistics, history, and other related fields. This year's conference explores hybridity constructed within overlapping intersections of history, identity and technology. We draw its meaning from Homi Bhabha's discussion of the forms, entities, or
Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology
Conference Call for Papers
22-25 September 2OlO
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
(T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, ll.27-3O)
Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2010
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
The Henry James Society will conduct two sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference, May 27-30, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. For information on the conference, go to www.americanliterature.org. The Call for Papers for the sessions is as follows:
Jamesian Afterlives I: Henry James as a Site of Cultural Production.
North Carolina State University English Graduate Student Symposium [March 5-6, 2010]
Extended Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2010.
The Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies
Relevant submissions to the symposium will be considered for publication in Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora.
Keynote speakers will be Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy and author Melissa Marr.
Dr. McKoy is the Director of Africana Studies at North Carolina State University and editor of the journal Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora. She is also the author of the book When Whites Riot: Writing Race and Violence in American and South African Cultures.
UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.
The second decade of the twentieth century saw the publication of two landmark studies that were to change the approach of poets and scholars alike: Jessie Weston's From Ritual to Romance (1920) and James Frazer's The Golden Bough (1922). Both works collected and analyzed a series of legends from different cultures and emerged with a specific pattern of such a ubiquitous nature that it appeared to have the status of an archetype. Neither would be possible at the start of the twenty-first century.
"Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe"
Centre for British Studies, Berlin, Germany, 30 September to 1 October, 2010
Call for Papers and Panels
Convenors: Pascal Nicklas (Humboldt University Berlin),
Gesa Stedman (GBZ Berlin), Eckart Voigts-Virchow (Siegen University)
The Centre for British Studies, Berlin, Germany, (Großbritannienzentrum) will host an international conference on "Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe", in co-operation with the Association of Adaptation Studies and the Centre of Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Submit 2-page abstracts for an MLA panel on "Autism / Text." Organizers seek work that challenges dominant cultural notions of what autism means and what role it plays in literature, broadly defined. Queries welcome.
In response to many requests, we have extended our deadline for submitting abstracts to February 1, 2010.
New Directions in Critical Theory
April 30-May 1, 2010
The University of Arizona
New Directions in Critical Theory: Borders, Power, Community
"Borderlands, contrary to frontiers, are no longer the lines where civilization and barbarism meet and divide, but the location where a new consciousness . . . emerges."
—2010 New Directions Keynote Walter Mignolo
(From "Globalization, Civilization, and Languages")
Significant Readings: 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference at
Louisiana State University
The 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Department of French
Studies at Louisiana State University, aims to explore the continued importance of
signs and symbols in French literature and linguistics. In what ways are signs and
symbols used in language to represent/distort or maintain/subvert the status quo?
How have certain symbols evolved throughout French literary history? How do
symbols reflect cultural ideals?
We welcome abstracts of 250‐300 words in French or English discussing any aspect of the conference
topic including, but not limited to, the following:
Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Online Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
Call for Papers - Issue 10 - Space(s)
CALL FOR PAPERS
ROBERT BROWNING AMONG THE VICTORIANS – AND AFTER
Browning Bicentenary issue of Victorian Poetry
Robert Browning is a quintessentially Victorian poet, deeply rooted in the period's culture, and conscious of its politics and intellectual and religious debates. At the same time, he is a significant – though not always duly acknowledged – influence on later authors. He has also lent himself well to twentieth-century critical theory, having been claimed by approaches as wide-ranging as Deconstruction, New Historicism and feminism. How do we assess him 200 years after his birth, in an age when a variety of critical theories coexists with a strong interest in broader issues of Victorian culture?
Call for Papers / International Conference
The City and the Ocean: Urbanity, (Im)migration, Memory, and Imagination
Conference held by the Center for the Humanities, National sun Yat-sen University
Oct 16 and 17, 2010
The Festivals and Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association announces an extension of the deadline to apply for the 31 March-3 April 2010 Conference in St. Louis, MO to 4 January 2010.
The Festivals and Faires Area seeks papers from any area of study on festivity and culture. All topics are welcome, but of special interest this year are the following:
1. St. Louis festivals and faires;
2. Burning Man;
3. Renaissance festivals.
Please send 250-word abstract and contact information to: