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Emerson and African American Writers; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:44am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

In 1844, Emerson asserted, "if you have man, black or white is an insignificance." For a panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco from May 24-27, 2012, The Emerson Society invites reflections on African American responses and challenges, from the antebellum period to the present, to Emerson's core ideas, antislavery views, and Civil War engagements. Papers might address specific authorial dialogues and revisions, cultural innovation and formal experimentation, matters of politics and protest, and the relation of "self-reliance" to black elevation. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair ( by Dec. 20, 2011.

[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 9:07am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

Art and Social Justice

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:18am
Arts department at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev

The Arts department at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev invites scholars from all disciplines to participate in a symposium on the topic of Art and Social Justice to be held on May 24, 2012.

Dickens Society U Kent, Canterbury13th–15th September 2012

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:04am
The Dickens Society

The Dickens Society's 17th annual symposium, business meeting and dinner will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury on the 13th through the 15th of September 2012.

Paper proposals on any aspect of Dickens and his works are invited. Final papers should be readable in twenty minutes. Please send one-page proposals electronically, by attachment, to Malcolm Andrews David Paroissien and Cathy Waters no later than March 31, 2012.

Prima Facie and Second Nature: Prosopopeia and the Faces of Origin (ACLA 2012)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 4:13pm
Organizers: Andrea Gadberry (UC Berkeley), Amanda Jo Goldstein (Cornell University, UW-Madison)

Having narrowly escaped the clutches of a band of marauders, Montaigne attributes his good luck to his face: "If my face did not answer for me, if people did not read in my eyes and my voice the innocence of my intentions, I would not have lasted so long without quarrel and without harm." With his legible eyes and voice, Montaigne's "Of Physiognomy" projects a face that quells quarrels and establishes "innocence."

The Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, Austin, Texas, 31 May – 2 June 2012

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:19am
Society for Textual Scholarship


The Society for Textual Scholarship

International Interdisciplinary Conference

31 May – 2 June 2012

The University of Texas at Austin

Program Chairs: Coleman Hutchison & Matt Cohen, The University of Texas at Austin

George Bornstein, The University of Michigan
Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University
Phillip H. Round, The University of Iowa

Deadline for Proposals: January 2, 2012