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Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:46am
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University

Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

CFP: International Steampunk City - Waltham, Mass. -- May 7-8

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:42am
Charles River Museum of Technology/ International Steampunk City

I'm in the process of pulling together an Academic Track for the International Steampunk City, to be held on May 6-8 in Waltham, Massachusetts. The event, which is a benefit for the Charles River Museum of Industry, is going to involve the entire town of Waltham, with performances, exhibitions, and events of many kinds. I've been given a room in the public library, with the mandate to program it with academic panels, lectures, and roundtable discussions, dealing with steampunk, or with 19th century history, culture, technology, literature, architecture, fashion, etc.
We're looking for the following, for programming on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8:

[UPDATE] 'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am
University of East Anglia

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:
'The Historical Uncanny:  Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'

Miles Orvell:
'The Talking Picture:  Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'


Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:30pm
International Shaw Society, University of Guelph, Shaw Festival

Papers (for twenty minute talks) may be on a wide range of topics and written from any critical perspective, but those who choose to speak on the conference topic should address Bernard Shaw's broad international interests as expressed in his novels, plays, prefaces, speeches, and travels; productions of Shaw's plays in different countries and languages; ''boundary-free'' internet Shaw; and ''copyright-free'' Shaw (in Canada since 2000, and in most other countries from 2020).

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:07pm
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)



Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 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.

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:58am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

Deadline extended to March 20, 2011. Authors who wish to submis should turn in an abstract and a list of keywords prior to February 28.

In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting Angelus Novus, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:30am

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!
This is your opportunity to cross your BORDERS and expand your horizon. The 2nd International Undergraduate Symposium will give you a chance to brighten your vision and those of others by projecting your thoughts on borders with your presentation. The symposium is also your opportunity to develop both social and communication skills, as well as broadening your perspective by enabling you to see beyond presupposed definitions of what borders are.
To give you an idea what your presentation could be about we took the liberty of listing a few possible topics;
• Borders and border-crossing in literature, arts, media, society, politics, religion, history, etc.

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:28am
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

CFP: Digital Humanities and Hispanism - An Electronic Roundtable (Abstracts 15 Mar 2011; Convention: 5-8 Jan 2012, MLA, Seattle)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:02pm
MLA, Special Session

This electronic round-table will showcase different ways digital media and tools inform teaching, scholarship, publication, and collaboration within Hispanism. Each of 8 panelists will offer a five-minute demonstration of their digital project emphasizing how the medium has changed the way they approach their work. During the remaining 30 minutes, the audience will circulate around the panelists' stations to ask individual questions and get a closer look at the projects. Representation from Peninsularists, Latinamericanists, and specialists in US Latino is anticipated. Must be member of MLA by April 1, 2011.

Please send 250 word abstract including link to digital work, if available by 15 March 2011 to
Kyra A. Kietrys