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[DEADLINE EXTENSION] [Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (4/16/2011) [KEYNOTE: Timothy Brennan]

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 6:57pm
URI Department of English

[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)
The 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Department of English at the University of Rhode Island

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy Brennan, Professor of English, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, and American Studies at The University of Minnesota, and author of several books, including Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz (2008), Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right (2006), and At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).

AEPL Summer Conference: Perspectives, June 23-26 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 4:22pm
Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL)

For over ten years, the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning has held annual conferences in a beautiful mountain setting for educators to immerse themselves in a dialogue about what gives their practice vitality and purpose. This year we have given the conference a name which conveys listening and seeing further than before: Perspectives.

We invite proposals for interactive workshops (and playshops) inspired by an aspect of the conference theme: love, wisdom, being the book, or being the change. Versions of these sessions will serve as material for future publications intended to influence teaching at all levels.

Perspectives welcomes proposals that tie the theme of the conference to our ongoing strands:

[UPDATE] FINAL DEADLINE FEB 1ST: Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 3:47pm
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario

[Deadline extended to February 1, 2011] Lucky 13 has come around! The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore "EMERGENCE/IES" from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, theory and cultural studies.

[UPDATE] Collection of Essays: Buddhism and Literature

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 3:07pm
Middlesex University

This is an extended deadline for the book collection, Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature. We are compiling an edition of essays which will contribute to a coherent and critical examination of British and American literature's engagement with Buddhism in the twentieth century. We aim to show how twentieth-century literature has been influenced by Buddhism, and has been a major factor in bringing about Buddhism's increasing spread and influence in the West. Buddhism's influence on a range of key literary texts will be examined in the context of those societies' evolving modernity.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 2:57pm
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

For this collection, tentatively titled In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition, we seek essays that critically explore the places, potentials and possible limits of creative writing in college composition. We are particularly interested in how composition teachers employ creative writing in first-year composition and how this work relates to institution outcomes for first-year college writing. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Histories of creative writing in the college composition curriculum.

· Theories about the constitutive and instrumental functions of writing.

John Oldham (1653-1683): The Remains. Oxford University, 16th September 2011.

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 11:04am
St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

"Dryden thought of him as the great classical poet whom England never had—the heir who died before his time, the lost hero of Augustan England." (Paul Hammond)

The Restoration poet John Oldham has yet to receive the critical attention his work merits. Oldham worked with a range of verse forms, writing political and invective satires, classical translations, and Pindaric odes. His work engaged with contemporaries and predecessors as diverse as Boileau, Cowley, Dryden, Horace, Rochester and Spenser. Oldham is best known for his Satyrs Upon the Jesuits (1679), written in response to the Popish Plot, and the verse collected in the posthumously printed Remains (1684).

Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 9:42am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
29-30 April, 2011
(Submission deadline 10 March, 2011)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Kinnahan, Professor of English, Duquesne University.

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — present)' : 24th June 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 9:37am
One-day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.)

'Anything that does modify a state of affairs by making a difference is an actor - or, if it has no figuration yet, an actant'

(Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social, 2005)

Whilst questions of human subjectivity and/or identity remain a persistent focus in literary and cultural studies, this one-day postgraduate symposium aims to consider how we might explore and account for agency from unexpected sources. Papers, plenaries and discussions at this symposium will place the non-human, the object, the supposedly 'lifeless' at the centre, with a view to casting new light on and rethinking definitions of human agency and identity from an unconventional, askance perspective.

Review of Culture - Macao (China) History and Culture

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 8:56am
Paulo Coutinho / Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau SAR

For the past 20 years, Review of Culture (RC) has served the needs of Chinese, Portuguese and English readers by issuing both Chinese and International (Portuguese and English) editions. A major academic quarterly dealing with Macao history and culture, RC aims to foster the exchange of ideas relating to Chinese and Western cultures, to reflect the unique identity of Macao and to stimulate ideas and discussions of topics related to Macao culture and history, establishing an intellectual forum for "Macao Studies".

RC - International edition is putting out this call for articles.