In celebration of the bicentenary of Dickens's birth, the Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012," with keynote speakers Rosemarie Bodenheimer (author of The Real Life of Mary And Evans and Knowing Dickens) and Robert L. Patten (author of Charles Dickens and His Publishers and George Cruikshank's Life, Times, and Art). The conference will be held at the University of California. Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 27 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 29; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics.
The following CFP is for a panel taking place at the Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Rochester, New York on March 12-15, 2012.
The periodical writer often depended upon establishing a distinguishable identity to achieve his/her popularity. Yet some of the most successful examples were pseudonymous figures like Charles Lamb's Elia and James Hogg's Ettrick Shepherd. Such figures often played fast and loose with notions of stable identity, altering and contradicting their fictional backstories with each month's contribution. Operating through such mercurial personas, these writers utilized the market's potential for fluctuating identity described by Lynch.
RESEARCH SCHOLAR WORKING IN THE AREA OF POST COLONIAL AND PSYCHOANALYSIS, MY MAIN PROJECT IS TO SEE THE POSSIBILITY OF EMBRACING OF SELF AND OTHER
Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies
The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
LSU Student Union
February 16th & 17th, 2012
Keynote Address by Meredith McGill, Rutgers University
The literary canon, that sacred body of texts and genres that we deem high art, stands surrounded today by rapidly expanding interests in newer or long-neglected works. A major form, a major author, or a major style of analysis often dominates and overshadows the lesser known and more obscure. Meanwhile, archival efforts and the expanding resources of the internet have made available works and authors otherwise inaccessible, opening study to vast materials heretofore unknown or ignored.
LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011
Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and
cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at The University of Western Australia.
We are especially committed to publishing the work of postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, realising the importance of developing an early publication record, as well as the difficulties in doing so. Limina seeks to provide the submitting postgraduate or Early Career Researcher with prompt evaluation and an efficient publication process. We aim to give structural feedback on articles approximately 4-6 weeks after their receipt.
Call for Articles
Global Literatures and Islam (Working theme)
Eds. Beyazit Akman, Filiz Barin, Illinois State University
Prospective Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or an aspect of culture through the lens of ethical responsibility and the imperative of human connection. This conference will focus on how various schools of literary theory utilize ethics in their interactions with any period or medium of literature. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain specifically or tangentially to ethics, not to exceed 2012 words in length. Undergraduates are very welcome to submit as well.
Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowships
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(An)Aesthetic of Absence
University of Toronto, March 8-10, 2012
Keynote Addresses by J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine)
and Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)
The 23rd annual conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto will be held from March 8-10, 2012, and will focus on the concept of "Absence": the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of that which is not present. Following from last year's conference, "Iconoclasm," we now consider not that which has been broken, but that which is simply—and yet profoundly—absent.
Derived from "bawd," a word of uncertain etymology associated with practices of female prostitution, "bawdy" describes something that is boisterously or humorously indecent. Considering that one of the earliest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, with its many descriptions of the randy exploits of a Sumarian prince, can be considered bawdy, one might suggest that bawdiness is an intrinsic quality of literary discourse. From Rabelais's laughing pregnant hags, to Rochester's copious odes to genitalia, and Joyce's "obscenities" in Ulysses, the bawdy has titillated centuries of readers.