[I am proposing a session for the 2010 ASA conference in San Antonio and am looking to fill out my proposed panel.]
The English Graduate Advancement and Development Society (EGADS!) at the University of Texas at Brownsville will host its annual graduate/undergraduate English studies conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. This year's topic is "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.
CFP: Special Cluster on 9/11 Literature in Modern Language Studies
Articles of approximately 6000-10,000 words on any aspect of 9/11 literature (including pop culture and pedagogy) will be considered for an upcoming special cluster in Modern Language Studies tentatively scheduled for summer 2011.
Call for papers
CONTINUITY, CONSERVATISM, CLASSICISM:
READING POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE AGAINST THE GRAIN?
Conference jointly organized by research groups META (Université d'Orléans) and GRAAT (Université de Tours), Dec. 2-3, 2010, in Orléans.
From 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' to 'The White Man's Burden', from Honoré Daumier's lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images.
This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be between political representation and the representation of politics in word and image?