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English Studies & Social Justice--PCEA Annual Conference (4/8/10-4/10/10)

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:14am
Abigail Aldrich / Pennsylvania College English Association

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
Annual Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Submission Deadline--January 31, 2010

The Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(800) 607-2384
Room Rate: $129 + tax

The Politics of Meat in the Nineteenth Century Novel, NeMLA April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:38am
Maggie Berg, Seminar Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association

"Meat is a symbol of patriarchy," declares Carol J. Adams. Her study of the sexual politics of meat shows that carnivorousness is also linked to inequalities in addition to those of gender. While beef was a nineteenth-century symbol of Britishness, Percy Shelley claimed that meat - eating widened the gap between rich and poor. This session will consider the politics of meat in the nineteenth -century novel. We invite papers which explore the ways in which carnivorousness is imbricated in issues of class, race nationhood or gender in literary representations. Is meat- eating linked to social power? Is the killing of animals for food linked to other kinds of violence?

[UPDATE] Saving the Planet, Saving our Souls

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:52pm
Calee M. Lee

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Due to email glitches, submissions will now be accepted until October 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.


Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:19pm
NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal, CA

Call for Papers

Analytic Philosophy and the Novel

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel participates in a growing fascination with the connections between the narrative conventions of the novel and the field of analytic philosophy. Subjects may include (but are not limited to) theories of reference, speech acts, intentionality, metaphor, translation, demonstratives, propositional attitudes, pragmatics, meaning and use. All novel genres, periods, and languages are welcome, as are relevant implications for the study of objects, plots, characters, and fictionality.

2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
University of South Florida


The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought


The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

Fashionable Journeys, and the Journeys of Fashion: The Empire of Dress (10/5/09; BWWC 4/8/10-4/11/10)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 7:44pm
Amy L. Montz

Submissions are invited for a proposed panel for the Eighteenth Annual British Women Writers Conference, April 8-11, 2010, in College Station, TX. With the conference's theme of "Journeys," this panel will examine the voyages Fashion made in the nineteenth century to and through the British Empire, and how the Empire abroad was worn at home in England. Of particular concern to this panel is how nineteenth-century British women writers understood, critiqued, and explored the imperial origins of fashion and dress, and how this emphasizes awareness of the political implications of seemingly domestic and feminine matters.

11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:24pm
English Graduate Organization at University of Florida

The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:35pm
African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program, Boston College

Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

Poetry, Politics, and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 7:24am
University of Sheffield

From 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' to 'The White Man's Burden', from Honoré Daumier's lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images.

This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be between political representation and the representation of politics in word and image?

Myth & Fairy Tale Pop Culture

Monday, September 7, 2009 - 6:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture.