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Turning Points, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 8:11pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 15, 2010

Theme: Turning Points

Location: Henry Ford Community College
Mazzara Building, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

Queer Privates: UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium, May 14 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:23pm
UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

CFP: "Queer Privates"

2010 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
Date: Friday, May 14

Keynote Speaker: Mel Chen, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley
Mel Chen's research interests include queer and feminist theory, critical linguistics, contagion and contamination, critical animal studies, and the cultural politics of race, sexuality, ability, and immigration.

Re-Orienting Victorian Studies, 25-27 June 2010, Singapore

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:26pm
Australasian Victorian Studies Association

Re-Orienting Victorian Studies
25-27 June 2010
Keynote speaker:
Talia Schaffer (Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

The next annual conference of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) will take place on 25-27 June 2010 in Singapore, hosted by the Centre of the Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) and the Division of English at Nanyang Technological University.
To mark this move to Asia, the theme of the conference held in 2010 will be "Re-Orienting the Victorians." This "re-orientation" is intended to comprise any form of reformulation or re-conceptualisation of the field and its analysis, inviting redirections beyond geographical extensions of the long nineteenth century.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 11:19am
University of Washington, Seattle

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

[UPDATE] Transatlantic Decadence in Art and Literature: A Symposium

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 4:07am
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Transatlantic Decadence in Art and Literature: A Symposium
Saturday 24th April 2010, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor David Weir (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York)

[Update] CFP Literature (General, Cormac McCarthy, Twilight) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 4:35pm
Philip Heldrich

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Please post and send to graduate students and faculty.

Last call for our 12/15/2009 submission deadline next week!

Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

Now seeking papers/presentations for panels on Cormac McCarthy and Twilight:

Sign up available now for our train trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe.

Submit to one of our many awards for graduate students and recently published books.

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference on HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 3:03pm
Religion & Culture Society

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference 2010


Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation


We invite submissions on the topic of interest from all Faculty of Arts students, at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Some related topics may be, but are not limited to:

Human Rights; Global Issues; Philosophy; Religion and Culture; The Environment; Politics; Psychology; Economics; Multiculturalsim; Visual Culture and Media; Academia

To be held on March 27th, 2010 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The End? Indiana University Graduate Student Conference, March 25-27, 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 5:52pm
Indiana University Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 25th-27th, 2010.

Bookends, happy endings, at wits' end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning?

Teaching Literature and Culture

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 2:02pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3

Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3
AEQ is soliciting articles on the following special section.
* What is culture? How important is it in teaching literature?
*Can language be considered culture?
*Can a teacher/professor of literature keep his/her culture inside the classroom, and influence the process of teaching? Can a classroom be an environment to carry out one's philosophical teachings about culture?
Or, can the classroom remain void of culture?
*Can culture influence what kind of literary genres are produced/ published?
*How does literature convey culture?

[UPDATE] Peace and War / Graduate Student Conference, U. of Illinois at Chicago / DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1/4/2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 12:01pm
University of Illinois at Chicago


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
The University of Illinois at Chicago, April 16, 2010

This graduate student conference is intended to address some of the problems of defining peace and war in the various disciplines, and to question if or how the ways we conceptualize peace and war have changed in the twenty-first century.

[UPDATE] CALL FOR PAPERS HAS NOW CLOSED Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 3:06am
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading
Darko Suvin, McGill University

The Call for Papers has now CLOSED.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism/utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

[UPDATE] LSU Mardi Gras Conference seeks special topics submissions (12/20)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 9:24pm
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

The 20th annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU is seeking submissions for its special topics panels. Panel titles are listed below:

-Playback: The Recurring Detective Figure in Crime Narratives
-(Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies
-Citation, National Identity, and Sexual Character
-Happily Ever After: Fairy Tale Endings and Beginnings in Victorian Literature
-Adaptation and Alteration on Stage
-Modernism on the Fringe
-Reiteration on Film (new title forthcoming)
-Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge
-Re(Visions) in/of Rhetoric and Composition

[UPDATE] Reminder - John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 10:10am
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following: