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NVSA cfp: FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY, April 16-18, 2010, Princeton University

Friday, July 31, 2009 - 10:39am
Northeast Victorian Studies Association

/The peace, that I deem`d no peace, is over and done.
Alfred Tennyson, 1855/

CFP: NVSA 2010

Princeton University: April 16-18, 2010

NVSA website:

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Anna Clark,
Elaine Hadley, and Alex Woloch, and visits to Special Collections at the
Firestone Library and the Princeton Art Museum.

Visualizar'09: Public Data, Data in Public

Friday, July 31, 2009 - 9:22am
MEDIALAB-PRADO (Madrid, Spain)

Visualizar'09: Public Data, Data in Public
Call for projects and papers

International Workshop-Seminar on Public Data Visualization
November 12 - 27, 2009 in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain)

Deadline for projects and papers: October 5, 2009
Call for collaborators: October 16 - November 11, 2009

Directed by José Luis de Vicente. Teachers: Ben Cerveny (Stamen) and Aaron Koblin. With the support of Bestiario.

Becomings, Misplacements, Departures: Butler & Whitehead

Friday, July 31, 2009 - 3:34am
Whitehead Research Project

Call for Student Papers
Conference Date: December 3-5, 2009
Location: Claremont, California
Paper Submission Due: Monday, August 31, 2009 to
Conference Website:

The Whitehead Research Project (WRP) is hosting a major international event that will feature scholars who are specialists in the thought of Judith Butler and Alfred North Whitehead. In line with the "initial aim" of WRP, this conference seeks to generate novel interfaces, stimulate interdisciplinary innovation, and provoke unexpected impulses for philosophical discourse in our complex world.

SWTXPCA 2010 Conference: Satire Area

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 6:28pm
Alana Hatley

CFP: Satire
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 15 November 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Conference website:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW * Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel phone: (505) 842-1234
Hotel fax: (505) 843-2710
Hotel website:

Postdoctoral Fellowship Modernism and Avant-garde 2010-2012

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 3:20pm
Ryerson University

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Center (MLCRC) at Ryerson University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an energetic, diverse, and widely published research team at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, an institution known for its innovation and cutting-edge scholarship approaches. The Fellow will work closely with the Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture and other members of the team to conduct research, author manuscripts, mentor graduate students and interns, and participate in research outreach activities. For more information on our ongoing research projects, see

Lesbian Queer?: Investigating Eighteenth-Century Notions of Women's Love, Homosociability, Homosexuality, and Queerness

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 1:00pm
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Gay and Lesbian Caucus

When we talk about a queer eighteenth century, do we include women or is queerness only a male experience? Is there a femino-centric homosexual experience that occurred in the Eighteenth Century? Can we even talk of a lesbian Eighteenth Century? If so, does it share anything in common with the male homosexual experience, or does it develop forms of desire and community that are wholly its own? This panel is interested in topics based on female relationships, female communes, or female utopias in a possible lesbian queer eighteenth century.

[UPDATE] "Global Citizenship for the 21st Century" Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 10:42am
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M

Criticism by Hispanic, Luso Brazilian & Latina Writers since 1900, Abstract 1 Sept 09, Conf Louisville KY 18-20 Feb 2010

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 4:12pm
Kimberly Nance, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Illinois State University

Call for Papers: Criticism by Writers/Writing by Critics

Papers on Spanish, Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, Afro-Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic and Latina women from 1900 to today who were/are writing literary or cultural criticism in addition to their poetry, novels, stories, or plays. Focus on specific works or on more general relationships between the writer's critical and creative practice. Papers in English or Spanish.

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900
Louisville, Kentucky
February 18-20, 2010

Brief abstract and contact information by September 1 to Kimberly Nance

Please place abstract in body of message and not in an attachment.

The Afro-Native (Early American Borderlands Conference)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 3:26pm
Mark Miller

This panel seeks to develop relationships between Native/indígena and African diasporic communities by considering the diversity of Afro-Native identities and their developments (and antecedents) in literary, scientific, visual and other texts. Beginning with immediate post-conquest Afro-Yucatecans, Afro-Native communities have variously included Central American Garífuna, Columbian Palenque, Haitian Marabou, Brazilian cafuzo, Floridian, Bahamanian and Estelusti Seminole, Dismal Swamp Maroon, African Choctaw, Creek and Cherokee, and New England Wampanoag and Montauk.

Queer People 5: The uses of the history of sexuality; Christ's College, Cambridge, UK; July 14-17, 2010

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 12:20pm
Caroline Gonda, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge and Chris Mounsey, University of Winchester

The link between theoretical approaches and historical approaches to the study of sexuality in history has undergone a huge transformation in the last five years. Books and courses with the word "Queer" in their titles have largely disappeared from academic use. But does this mean that the study of the history of sexuality has become/will become redundant? Theory opened up the study of non-standard sexualities, but will theory's recession mean that such study will fall into desuetude? This call seeks papers from work in progress from any discipline which is aware of how it confronts and explores the History of Sexuality, so that collectively we can find out where we are and where we're going.

CFP: V. Nabokov's "The Original of Laura"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:26pm
Yuri Leving, Nabokov Online Journal

Nabokov Online Journal, Vol. IV, 2010

The Editors of the Nabokov Online Journal announce a special block of articles devoted to V. Nabokov's "The Original of Laura" (scheduled to appear in the fall of 2009). The cluster will be published in the fourth volume of the journal.

The list of possible directions to explore can be found below, although these general outlines will be adapted after the actual publication of the fragment of Nabokov's novel in November 2009. At this point the Editors would appreciate only the declaration of your intention to participate in this discussion.

Call for Papers: Ports of Call---Cultures of Exchange, UCLA

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 3:42pm
UCLA Comparative Literture Graduate Student Conference

As gateways to other worlds and world-systems, port cities, such as Tangier, Istanbul, London, Manila, and Kobe, one of Japan's most important ports, are sites of economic and cultural exchange. They are at the cutting edge of global trends and transnational movements that promote the export and import of goods, people, ideas, and ideologies. At least as early as the 16th century, port cities, such as Cadiz in Spain, Cambay in western India, and Sao Salvador da Bahia, in Brazil, to name only a few, have nurtured utopias and launched a thousand dreams into a yet to be conquered horizon. Port cities have been both the crate of colonial desire and the locus of revolutionary fervor.

AHRC Postgraduate Colloquium 3rd December, 2009, Bad Behaviour in Medieval & Early Modern Europe

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 12:58pm
Diane Heath, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

This is an excitingly different one day inter-disciplinary postgraduate Colloquium supported by the AHRC Beyond Text Programme. Our definition of bad behaviour has been chosen to cover the widest parameters of the transgressive: all aspects of the bad from ludic, mischievous or disruptive to the violently anti-social, sexual, tabooed and/or criminal. We are calling for papers from postgraduates which will forge new relevant research. We offer:
- Personal business cards for speed networking event and a Colloquium Handbook of Bad Behaviour or 'Manuel des Pecchiez'
- Practical archival training session using unique documentary evidence from Canterbury archives
- Evening exhibition on Bad Behaviour at Canterbury

45th ICMS in Kalamazoo, May 13-16 2010: The Literature and Landscapes of Medieval East Anglia

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 10:54am
Justin T. Noetzel/ Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This session seeks papers to discuss and analyze the literature, landscapes, history, and places of medieval East Anglia, as well as other relevant disciplines such as architecture, theology, ecology, geography, and sacred and profane spaces. Paper ideas will be accepted from all areas and periods, including Old English poetry, the outlaw sagas and other literature of the East Anglian fens, the historical records and chronicles of the region, the history of invasion from the European continent, female spiritual authors such as Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, the wool-driven economy, and the medieval architecture and urbanization of towns like Ely, Bury St. Edmonds, and Cambridge.

Fifth International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (14-16 April 2010)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 7:02am

Fifth International IDEA Conference
Studies in English
14 - 16 April 2010
Atılım University, İncek Campus, Ankara


Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2009

The 5th International IDEA Conference, jointly hosted by Atılım University Departments of English Language and Literature and Translation and Interpretation and the English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA), will be held on 14-16 April 2010 at Atılım University's İncek Campus in Ankara. The Conference will cover the following four main areas:

Positioning the New: Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary "Canon"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 5:34am
Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino

The reception of Chinese American literature by American critics and readers has undergone numerous changes since the marginalization of the first Chinese American writers. Today, Chinese American authors, such as Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Amy Tan, earn the praise of both scholars and the lay public alike and collectively, their work has played an important role in transforming the image of the United States and its literary output.

James Joyce and His Influence on Contemporary Popular Culture, Essay Collection (October 31, 2009)

Monday, July 27, 2009 - 4:23pm
Erin Hollis

Submissions are invited for a collection focusing on intersections between Joyce and contemporary popular culture. Articles should focus in some way on connections between Joyce's disparate texts and popular culture. Articles included in this collection must be written collaboratively and must address James Joyce and his affect on or intersection with Contemporary Popular Culture. Your article may address any or all of Joyce's texts.

Inking the Self: Autobiography in Comics, Deadline September 30, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Conference (contact: Miriam Brown Spiers)

What are the advantages of presenting autobiography in a graphic format, rather than in print text? How are autobiographical comics related to other comics and to one another, and what seems to be the impetus for creating such a comic? This panel seeks papers about a wide variety of autobiographical comics artists in an attempt to chart and understand this emerging genre. Send 300-500 word abstracts to Miriam Brown Spiers. More details about the NeMLA conference can be found at their website,

CFP (Kalamazoo): Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 10:04pm
National Endowment for the Humanities and Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies; Organizer: James M. Palmer

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (JMIS) jointly sponsor a roundtable on "Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities" at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010.

Fantasty Ireland: Imaginings and Reimaginings

Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:42pm
North East Irish Culture Network - University of Sunderland

Call for Papers

Fantasy Ireland:
Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

Shirley Jackson Collection (Sept 30 deadline)

Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:29pm
Matthew B. Prickett

Proposed Collection: Beyond "The Lottery": Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson

Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

Beyond "The Lottery" will be the first peer-reviewed collection of critical materials examining the life and works of American author Shirley Jackson. The collection will be an opportunity for scholars to draw attention to lesser-known works of Jackson's, and expand on current scholarship in regards to more widely-known works. Ultimately, the collection will provide the author, and her works, with the critical attention that she has been denied until recently.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

"Explosive Past, Radiant Future", International Colloquium (submission deadline, 30 September)

Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 9:54am
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto

Explosive Past, Radiant Future

an international colloquium, March 19-20, 2010

Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:

Svetlana Boym (Harvard University, USA)

Thomas Moylan (University of Limerick, Ireland)