CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES
8TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 17, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Doug Mao, Professor of English, The Johns Hopkins University
This session seeks papers on "Women's Voices in Poetry," however broadly you define the topic. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012.
Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email address – to Michele Battiste (email@example.com) by March 1, 2012.
All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2012. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.
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.
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)
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle
2nd Global Conference
Images of Whiteness
Saturday 7th July 2012 – Monday 9th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.