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Space and Motion in Literature, Abstracts due March 21, Conference May 23

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:34am
King's College London English Graduate School

250 word abstracts are invited for anything regarding space, motion, and literature (in any language). This will be an exciting day, ending with an exciting key-note address presented by Professor Andrew Thacker of DeMontfort University. Please include a short biography with your submission. All abstracts due my March 21st.

Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 10:26pm
ISEEES, IES, UC-Berkeley


Call for Papers:*

Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

University of California-Berkeley

November 10^th , 2011

Popular Culture: all topics

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 2:16pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Northeast Popular Culture Association

November 11 and 12, 2011
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
(Direct Metro-North train service from Grand Central Terminal)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association will hold its annual fall conference on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2011 on the mid-town campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.

The NePCA program committee welcomes proposals on any popular culture or American culture topic. Both individual papers and complete session proposals are encouraged. Complete session proposals should consist of two or three complementary papers and a chair or respondent.

[Reminder] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:06am
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)



Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Deadline for Proposals: March 20, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Undercurrents, Overtones: Interdisciplinary Conference Saturday, April 23rd 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:05am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

2011 GSA/EGO Graduate Conference
Call for Papers
"Undercurrents, Overtones"
April 23, 2011
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The I.U.P. Graduate Student Assembly and English Graduate Organization invite you to our 9th annual conference, to be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Undercurrents, Overtones."

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 5:52pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

[UPDATE] American Literature Before 1865 (standing panel) PAMLA, Claremont, CA, Nov 5 & 6, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 11:03am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on American Literature Before 1865 via PAMLA's online submission process by March 18, 2011. Contact Liam Corley ( with questions.

Disgust and Victorian Culture, Special Session, MLA 2012 [UPDATE]

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:22pm
Tanushree Ghosh/Syracuse University

This panel invites papers that explore the connections between disgust and Victorian culture, particularly the role of disgust in the affective fashioning of normative or transgressive identities. Functioning as a visceral reaction to filth or as moral abhorrence toward the socially unacceptable, disgust routinely functioned to distance the middle-classes from lower-class individuals, practices, and spaces. The Victorian subject is not only constituted through the repression of the low and the disgusting but is also transformed in the very act of encountering the abject.

Travelling Identities, Saturday 18th June 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 6:40am
Birkbeck College

The traveller is a liminal figure who, in transcending geographical boundaries, also challenges ideas of space and self.

Travelling Identities is an interdisciplinary symposium which considers the relationship between travel and identity through the examination of a broad range of historical periods, geographical areas and travel practices.