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Dublin Shaw Conference at UCD, May 20-June 1, 2012. Deadline January 27, 2012.

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 4:22pm
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

"G. B. Shaw: Back in Town," a Shaw Conference at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland is co-sponsored by University College Dublin & the International Shaw Society. Deadline for abstracts & Travel Grant applications: January 27, 2012.

This conference is focused on Shaw's return to Dublin, so to speak, to revisit his Irish identity, and papers discussing his Irish qualities, interrelationships with other Irish, and contributions to Ireland would be welcomed, along with testimony to his stature in and influence on world drama, and other topics as well. If you choose to write on Irish themes, the following summary may be useful.

"Occupied: Taking up Space and Time," March 22-24, 2012

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:30am
Indiana University - Bloomington English Graduate Students

Call for Proposals: "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time"

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time" to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 22-24, 2012. This 9th annual conference is hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Trauma & Culture - collection of essays (Cambridge University Press)

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 8:05am
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University

It has become apparent with the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the tenth anniversary of 9/11, that major traumatic events continue to resonate in both the individual and social consciousness - perhaps more in the 21st century than ever before. Remembering, rethinking, reworking, and reimagining are just a few of the ways in which authors and artists, historians and critics, audiences and citizens have explored their own traumatic experiences, as well as the traumatic events that continue to impact larger communities.

Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 11:42pm
INKE: Implementing New Knowledge Environments

Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century

Call for Papers

The Textual Studies team of INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments) wish to invite presentation proposals for Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century .
June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada.

Keynote speakers: Adriaan van der Weel (Leiden University) and Sydney Shep, (Victoria University of Wellington)


Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:40pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.


Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
Associated Graduate Students of English


"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:

Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy; Thoreau Annual Gathering, July 12-15, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:55am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The theme of next year's Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (Concord, MA: July 12-15, 2012) is "Celebrating 150 Years of Thoreau's Life, Works, and Legacy." The Emerson Society sponsors a program at the Annual Gathering; the topic for 2012 is "Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy." For a conversational panel on Emerson's practical and philosophical impact on Thoreau, the Emerson Society invites brief papers that consider Emerson as an example, mentor, or antagonist for Thoreau, their shared practices of walking and journal writing, and the implications of Emerson's 1862 eulogy for Thoreau. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair ( by Dec. 20, 2011.

Emerson and Lincoln; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:50am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Emerson and Lincoln's first meeting, the Emerson Society welcomes studies of the intellectual and political relationship between these two "representative men." For this panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, papers might consider Emerson's lectures and writings on emancipation, his concern for the fate of American nationality in a global context, and his views of political leadership and institutions of government. E-mail 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair ( by Dec. 20, 2011.