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[UPDATE] The Irish Short Story - Leuven, Belgium - 15-17 November 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 9:38am
University of Leuven, Belgium

Often hailed as a 'national genre', the short story has known a long, diversified and distinguished tradition in Ireland, with such famous representatives as Sheridan LeFanu, James Joyce, George Moore, Somerville & Ross, Pádraic Ó Conaire, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Liam O'Flaherty, Mary Lavin, John McGahern, Anne Enright, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Claire Keegan and many others.

Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:25am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) at Texas A&M University-Commerce

English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)


Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce
(Submission deadline extended until Feb. 29th)

Keynote Speakers
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle

2nd Global Conference: Images of Whiteness

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 5:37am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Images of Whiteness

Saturday 7th July 2012 – Monday 9th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Survival, Friday, October 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:31pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504

English 19th-Century Literature, October 11-13, Boulder, Colorado

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:12pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Proposals are being accepted until March 1, 2012 for papers that deal with any aspect of the texts and contexts of 19th-century British Literature. Cultural studies, gender studies, and historical approaches are especially encouraged. Further information on the conference is available on the RMMLA website. Direct questions regarding this session to Dr. Gloria Eastman, Metropolitan State College of Denver,

CEA Critic Call for Articles: "The Idea of the West" (4/1/12)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:32pm
CEA Critic

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/1/12.

The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For our inaugural issue of The Critic, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.

"FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE" University of Valencia (Spain) Dec. 12-14, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:27pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

CFP: Modernist Necrophilia (MSA 14; 10/18/12-10/21/12; DEADLINE 3/25/12)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:15pm
Janine Utell / Modernist Studies Association

Papers on modernist responses to the intersections among death, intimacy, and erotic life. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ modernist gothic
+ the uncanny
+ spiritualism
+ fiction, poetry, art dealing with the death of a beloved
+ representations of corpses, ghosts, etc. in film, art, dance
+ generic considerations: memoir, elegy, etc.
+ approaches: psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, trauma studies, affect/emotion studies, narrative theory

[UPDATE] RMMLA Literature and Religion session (DEADLINE 3/1/12)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 9:36pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites the submission of proposals for individual papers to its Literature and Religion session. Papers may engage a wide range of religious and literary traditions, historical periods, and theoretical approaches. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the intersection between literature, religion, and the following issues:

- Gender/sexuality/race
- Nation
- The family
- Modernity
- Secularization
- Fundamentalism
- Revolution
- Representations of the messianic or the apocalyptic

Presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long (approximately 8 doubled-spaced pages).

The deadline for paper proposals is MARCH 1, 2012.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: George Perkins Marsh (Hoboken, NJ)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 4:24pm
Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ.
George Perkins Marsh: An American for all Seasons.

Please note the following changes to our conference scheduling:
-The conference CFP deadline has been extended to 15 March 2012.
-The conference will take place on 04 May 2012 only (this will be a one day not two day conference).