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Graduate Symposium & Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle, Jan. 29-30, 2010

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 9:41pm
University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

Call for Submissions:

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.

CFP: Historiographical Methodologies in Cultural Studies: A Reader (edited collection; February 28, 2010)

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 11:39am
Christopher Sutch/William Penn University, College for Working Adults

For Meaghan Morris "history is the name of the space where we define what matters." With this statement, Morris raised but certainly did not settle the nature of the relationship between history and cultural studies. For Morris, the parameters of contemporary culture and everyday life could only be appreciated by their relationship with the forces that shaped how they developed including economic, political and rhetorical factors. In other words, an historical contextualization of phenomena and events is necessary to understand the nuances of culture.

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:13pm
University of Texas at Brownsville English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

The English Graduate Advancement and Development Society (EGADS!) at the University of Texas at Brownsville is proud to host its annual graduate/undergraduate English studies conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. This year's topic is "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.

CFP: Reading the (Re)Presented Past: Literature and Historical Consciousness, 1700-present

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 7:52pm
Nicola Parsons (University of Sydney) and Kate Mitchell (Australian National University)

Since the emergence of self-consciously fictional forms in the late seventeenth century, the boundary between literary and historical techniques for representing the past has been both permeable and contested. Readers have long been the focus of rhetoric about the dangers of representing history in fiction, but their agency in negotiating this borderland has been largely overlooked.

The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 10:16am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically and/or historically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood.

Ecocriticism and Graduate Studies

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:30pm
Dana Harrison / Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 8th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2010 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on ecocritical and environmental topics, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to Dana Harrison at by October 15, 2009. No simultaneous submissions please.

New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
New Voices

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest
throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with
any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon
any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic
disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and
renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore. We also welcome papers

The Male Empire under the Female Gaze: White Women and British India (30 November 2009)

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:09pm
Susmita Roye, University of Bristol

This collection of essays proposes to explore the 'female gaze' that observes, locates and shapes the Empire, which is largely viewed as 'male.' Imperialism is undeniably a male-dominated affair. However, the 'female' element in the process cannot and should not be overlooked. Women's literature about the Empire, though often neglected, is considerably large. In India's case, women writers like Maud Diver and Flora Annie Steel narrate fictional tales colored by their first-hand experience of Indian life and life in India. It perhaps becomes more interesting when male authors like E. M.