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[UPDATE] CFP NASSR 2011: "Romanticism and Independence" (1/31/11; 8/11-14/11)

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 12:41pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

With the new year and, for many, the start of a new term, several people have reported inadvertently missing the original January 15 proposal deadline for the 2011 conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. Accordingly we're making a final call for papers, extending the deadline to Monday, January 31. Full details on the conference and proposal guidelines are pasted below.

NASSR 2011: "Romanticism and Independence"
August 11-14, 2011 in Park City, Utah
Revised deadline for proposals: January 31, 2011

UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Negation and Negativity (6.3.2011, Los Angeles)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:31pm
UCLA English Department

Negation and Negativity: Theory, Form, and Representation
June 3, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speakers:
Sianne Ngai, UCLA Department of English
Joseph Bristow, UCLA Department of English

"You know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember
I remember
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
"Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?"
-T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land

[UPDATE] Real Worlds: (dis)Locating Realities. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 16th, 2011. Abstracts due: Jan. 31st

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:46pm
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization

From surrealism to social networks to the "real" housewives of New Jersey, it's no secret that reality is socially constructed. "Reality"—-as a state of mind or as an embodied experience—-has historically been positioned in opposition to such realms of infinite possibility as dreams, fantasy, and imagination. In fact, far from being a state of stability and sanity, reality is often treated as that which must be escaped. But escape to what?

International Conference on Dialect and Literature 11th-13th July 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 8:54am
University of Sheffield

When an author writes a literary text either wholly or partly in dialect, he or she is making a conscious choice to represent something other than the standard language. This conference invites papers that explore this process. We welcome papers from across different periods, different genres and different geographical locations, including regional, social and world dialects. Questions that might be addressed include, but are not restricted to:

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:05pm
English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature" Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
March 10-12, 2011

The historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts of the fantastic in literature are the focus of this year's graduate student conference at the University of Victoria. The fantastic crosses many formal and generic barriers in literature, and challenges the historical concept of the novel as a realist production. The conference invites graduate students who are writers of the fantastic to contribute their creative work as a complement to the academic presentations and research papers also offered.

[UPDATE] February 2, 2011 Deadline for Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 8:27pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

The 19th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held April 1-2, 2011
at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,Illinois.
Keynote speaker:
Dr. Emily Auerbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
author of Maestros, Dilettantes, and Philistines (1989) and Searching for Jane Austen (2004); Director of the UW Odyssey Project; and Project Director of the "Courage to Write" radio series.
This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. Inspired by Dr. Auerbach's keynote address and her work across the humanities, the organizers encourage research that examines the influences of language and literature that have significantly altered those disciplines and people's lives.

CFP: Fashion 3 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:10pm
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues
Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Spectres of World Literature, 8-9 Spetember 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:32am
Middlesex University / Institute of English Studies

Spectres of World Literature

Institute of English Studies, University of London

8-9 September 2011