The Department of English (Centre of Advanced Study), and the Centre for Victorian Studies, at Jadavpur University, propose an interdisciplinary conference on 'The Dickens World: Post-Imperial Readings' on [18-20 Dec, 2012] to observe the bicentenary of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a quintessentially Victorian author whose books continue to be read, filmed and studied around the world. The conference will examine Dickens's imperial and post-imperial destinies, and his centrality to discourses of race, class, gender, reform, religion, empire, philanthropy, industry, work, and the 'civilizing mission' of the British nation.
CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE
"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"
November 15 – 16, 2012
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
Deadline: August 1, 2012 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Poverty, Giving, and the Culture of Altruism
"FOR TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY IS BETTER THAN TO ARRIVE" – TALES OF IMMIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT--South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Durham, NC--November 9-11, 2012
Please note the new deadline: May 31!
The University of South Dakota's 2012 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change.
Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on conflicts reflecting the ways in which individuals negotiate gender and agency across space and time. Conflicts may be personal, social, military, generational, familial, postcolonial, economic, psychological, or ethical; they may be the result of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious expectations, rigidity of sex roles, war, inequality, colonization, or other factors.
This permanent section invites papers on any topic regarding Canadian Literature, but especially welcomes proposals addressing the conference theme of "debt," broadly understood.
Please send 250-word abstracts and CV by June 4 to Cynthia Wallace, email@example.com
Chair: Cynthia Wallace, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
We are currently seeking critical essays, plays, and visual art for our January 2013 issue. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the guidelines below.
TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012
Do you blog on topics related to teaching college/university-level English literature? If so, I'd like to include a link on the new resource guide described below. Queries and suggestions welcome: email@example.com
Contributions solicited for a proposed web resource focused on teaching English Literature at the college/university level.
Possible contributions include but are not limited to:
Reviews of books, blogs and other resources
Sample Assignments and syllabi
Course design and planning
Incorporating technology successfully
Hints and advice
Suggestions for links
Recently children's literature has begun to focus on death as a physical reality, philosophical concept, and social construct rather than as a tool to achieve a didactic or narrative agenda. Proposals are invited for a panel on the verbal and visual depiction of death in children's literature. Ideally, this panel will have a range of theoretical perspectives and literatures from varied cultural backgrounds, decades, genres, and media forms. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract and brief biographical statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2012.