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[UPDATE] Sex...or Something Like It deadline extended

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
Sigma Tau Delta

The deadline for abstracts for Sigma Tau Delta's Spring colloquium has been extended!

We are pleased to host Dr. Judith "Jack" Halberstam at this exciting event. She is Professor of English, American Studies, and Ethnicity and Gender Studies at USC. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual, and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures.

Listed below are suggestions for areas of exploration; topics not included here are welcome and encouraged.

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENSION: CEA-CC Annual Conference "On Exile and Its Variations"

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:02pm
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION-CARIBBEAN CHAPTER (CEA-CC)

College English Association-Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC)

Annual 2012 Conference: 23-24 March 2012

"On exile and its variations"

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

Deadline extended: December 28, 2011

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2012 annual conference.

We look forward to papers that examine the condition of exile through its varied representations in any literature and in any genre.

Themes may include, but are not restricted to:

Stet Journal, Issue 2 "Metamorphosis and Change"

updated: 
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 2:44pm
Chisomo Kalinga/ King's College London

 
Stet Journal, Issue 2: www.stetjournal.org

Issue 2: Metamorphosis and Change

Stet — the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London — is now accepting submissions for its second peer reviewed* publication from postgraduate students in English, Comparative Literature and American Studies departments.

Issue 2 will present articles from an international pool of postgraduates on the concept of metamorphosis. The issue seeks to consider varying aspects of this theme; submissions might address (although need not be limited to):

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/15)

updated: 
Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 3:19pm
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012, in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

[UPDATE] "Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 3:04pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers and Posters:

"Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 9-10, 2012

Keynote Speakers: David Herman, Department of English, The Ohio State University

Kara D. Federmeier; Department of Psychology, Program in
Neuroscience, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MEMORY REMAINS Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

updated: 
Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 12:30pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

[UPDATE] "Curiosities" Grad Conference - Deadline Extended to Dec. 18th

updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 5:49pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

Global Literatures and Islam: Call for Articles [update]

updated: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 5:43pm
Collection of Essays

Call for Articles
Global Literatures and Islam (Working theme)
Eds. Beyazit Akman, Filiz Barin, Illinois State University
Contracted to: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Desire, Literature, Culture Postgraduate Symposium, 29-30 March, Malta

updated: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:12pm
University of Malta

The present pleasure,
By revolution low'ring, thus become
The opposite of itself
- Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

If, in the near future, all data, movies, etc., were to become instantly available, if the delay were to become minimal so that the very notion of "searching for" (a book, a film …) were to lose meaning, would this instant availability not suffocate desire?
- Žižek

[d]o not give way on your desire
- Lacan

[UPDATE] CFP - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (20 January 2012)

updated: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:52pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. We encourage upper-division undergraduates and first- and second-year masters students to submit. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2012 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2012. The submission deadline for the 2012 issue is 20 January 2012. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2013 issue.

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