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UPDATE: Humanities Graduate Conference (grad) (12/20/05; 3/17/06-3/18/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:02pm

Deadline extended:

4th Interdisciplinary
Graduate Conference
Questioning the Boundaries in & around the Humanities
University of Utah, Salt Lake City ~ March 17-18, 2006

Rosemary Hennessy
Department of English
The University at Albany, SUNY

Attention Graduate Students!

The Humanities Graduate Conference Committee invites you to share your work at a
conference organized by graduate students for graduate students. This year's
theme presents a question to further expand the interdisciplinary conversation:
What are the facts, manners, and means of negotiating borders and identities in
the humanities?

UPDATE: Power and Image in Early Modern Europe (grad) (1/15/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 7:11pm
Jessica Leigh Goethals

Please note that in order to avoid a conflict with the annual
conference of the Renaissance Society of America, the date for the New
York University graduate student conference, "Power and Image in Early
Modern Europe", has been changed to April 7-8, 2006.

NYU is pleased to announce, however, Deanna Shemek of the University
of California, Santa Cruz, will be delivering the keynote speech.

Please find the current information for the conference posted below.

Kind regards,

Valerie McGuire
Gaoheng Zhang
Jessica Goethals


NYU Call for Papers:

Power and Image in Early Modern Europe

CFP: Attention Shoppers! Theorizing the Mall (grad) (3/31/06; journal issue)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:10pm
Adam Lawrence

postscript: a journal of graduate criticism and theory
is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal
published annually by graduate students in the
Department of English Language and Literature at
Memorial University of Newfoundland. Students either
currently enrolled in a post-graduate program or
having recently graduated from one are invited to
submit papers for a special issue exploring the mall
and its itinerant shoppers.

CFP: General Papers and Publishing Academic Work (grad) (1/17/06; journal issue)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm

The University of Durham's Online Journal
A Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English in the UK and Europe

Invites postgraduates studying in the UK and Europe to submit papers of not
more than 7000 words on a topic of YOUR CHOICE in the broad range of English
Studies for issue 13 (March 2006) of our refereed online journal. Papers must
conform to the MLA guidelines for presentation and be received no later than


This journal publishes papers from PhD, MPhil, or MA by research students
ONLY. Please, when submitting your work, include the following information in
the email: name of University, full title of program, title of essay.

CFP: Encountering the Text (grad) (3/22/06; 4/22/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Dr. Kenneth Florey

Kenneth Florey, Organizer
The Seventh Annual Graduate English Conference
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
Saturday, April 22, 2006
9:00 am-4:30 pm
Encountering the Text:
Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, Writing

UPDATE: Battleground States: Scholarship in Times of Crisis (grad) (1/1/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Adam Franklin

UPDATE: Keynote speakers announced and paper submission
deadline extended to January 1, 2006.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Ann Larabee
Associate Chair, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Associate Professor, American Thought and Language
Michigan State University
Areas of interest: Disaster Studies; Cultural Impacts of
Technology; Cultural Theory; Feminism and Technology; History
of Terrorism

Keynote panelists

UPDATE: Women and Labor (grad) (2/1/06; 3/4/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
amita nijhawan

Please be informed that the new deadline for submission of
abstracts is February 1, 2006. In addition, there are two
cash awards of $200 and $100 resp. for the two best

The (se)X Factor in Labor

UPDATE: Border Crossings and Boundary Definitions (grad) (1/1/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:16pm
Geoffrey B Hill

In honor of J. Hillis Miller recently being awarded the fourth-ever Lifetime
Achievement Award for Scholarship by the MLA, the UNH English Graduate
Organization has decided to extend the deadline submission for its graduate
student conference, "Border Crossings and Boundary Definitions" to
January 1, 2006. Keynote speakers, in addition to J. Hillis Miller,
are Donald E. Pease, Jr., and Janet Aikins Yount.

Border Crossings and Boundary Definitions
Graduate Conference, University of New Hampshire
March 31-April 1, 2006

CFP: Boundaries (grad) (UK) (2/15/06; 6/3/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:40pm
Jenni Ramone

Call For Papers
Boundaries: critical and creative responses

Department of English and Drama

June 3rd 2006
10.30 am - 5.00 pm

The conference will be organized around a number of panels, each featuring
three twenty-minute papers, scheduled across the day. We hope that the day
will be as much about discussion as presentation, so postgraduates who do
not wish to present a paper are also strongly encouraged to attend.

We encourage creative and critical responses to the idea of boundaries,
which may include, but are not limited to, the following interpretations:

UPDATE: Literature and the City (grad) (1/1/06; 3/24/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Basu, Balaka

The deadline for abstracts (papers & panels) has been extended to
January 1, 2006.

Please email if you have any questions.


City University of New York Graduate Center

English Student Association Conference

Conference Date: March 24, 2006

Call for Papers and Panels:


'Literature and the City' is a conference organized and sponsored by the

English Student Association at CUNY Graduate Center. This conference

seeks to bring together graduate students from a wide variety of

political, critical, and aesthetic perspectives to explore how cities

function in literature as both subject and setting. We invite papers

CFP: Representations of Women in Word and Image (grad) (UK) (2/15/06; 5/26/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Victoria Adams

An Inter-disciplinary Postgraduate Conference
University of Newcastle, 26 May 2006

Both historic and contemporary representations of women in word and image are understood, all too often, through the madonna/whore dichotomy: from the delicate Victorian waif to the red-lipsticked vamp of fifties film noir; from Molly Bloom to Buffy. This conference will consider iconic representations and enduring archetypes of women, addressing their persistent appeal and exposing their limitations. What makes certain versions of femininity archetypal? Can they be subverted, challenged, and/or reclaimed?

CFP: Selfhood in a Posthuman Context (grad) (1/10/06; McGill, 3/11/06-3/12/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Lindsay Holmgren

12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature: McGill
University, Montreal

Theme: Permeability and Selfhood

March 11-12, 2006


This call for papers is for a panel to be held at Permeability and Selfhood,
the McGill Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which will take
place March 11-12 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Selfhood in a Posthuman Context


UPDATE: Stony Brook: Voices Across Boundaries (grad) (1/10/06; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm

The Deadline for submission has changed for Stony Brook's 2006 Graduate Conference: Voices Across Boundaries, to January 10, 2006.
FEBRUARY 24-25, 2006
Keynote Speaker: H. Aram Veeser, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University?s Annual Graduate Conference, the longest running graduate conference in the country, focuses on incipient and ongoing research emerging from the graduate community. Held on our Manhattan campus at the corner of 28th Street and Park Avenue in Midtown, the conference?s location reflects the vital, intellectual, and exploratory atmosphere that our past conferences have engendered.

CFP: NeoAmericanist: Online Student Journal for American Studies (grad) (1/1/06; journal issue)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:19pm
NeoAmericanist Journal for American Studies

Call for Papers

Online Student Journal for American Studies

The editors of NeoAmericanist, an online multi/inter-disciplinary journal
for the study of America, are issuing a call for papers among interested
Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting original ARTICLES as
well as book and film REVIEWS from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level
students on the comprehensive topic of America. The submission DEADLINE fo=
the next issue is JANUARY 1ST 2006.

CFP: Enfance/Childhood (grad) (2/17/06; journal issue)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm

Appel: Revue Frontenac Review
Eté 2006 : numéro 20 : « Enfance »

Nous invitons les étudiant-e-s gradué-e-s à soumettre un article écrit en
français ou en anglais pour notre prochain numéro intitulé « Enfance » -
terme que nous définissons comme la période s'achevant aux alentours de
l'age de treize ans.
Les travaux soumis pourront adopter toutes sortes d'approches critiques et
théoriques. Ils ne devront pas dépasser 20 pages et le format devra
impérativement suivre la norme MLA.

UPDATE: Passing and Questions of Legitimacy (grad) (12/15/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Joshua Lea Brazee

Passing and Questions of Legitimacy
February 17th and 18th, 2006
Graduate Student Conference
The University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

The deadline for submissions has been extended until the 15th of December 2005. Decisions on acceptance will be made by the first of January 2006.

We would also like to announce that Pamela Caughie, the author of Passing and Pedagogy, published by the University of Illinois Press, will be our keynote speaker.

CFP: Permeability and Rivalry in the Early Modern Arts (grad) (1/5/06; McGill, 3/11/06-3/12/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Meredith J. Donaldson

Panel Proposal for:

=93Permeability and Selfhood=94=20
McGill University, Montreal=20
12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature=20


Painting about Poetry, Singing about Sculpture:=20

Permeability and Rivalry in the Early Modern Arts

=93If you assert that painting is dumb poetry, then the painter may call =
poetry blind painting=85

Music is not to be regarded as other than the sister of painting=85

The poet remains far behind the painter with respect to the =
representation of corporeal things, and with respect to invisible =
things, he remains behind the musician.=94

(Leonardo, On Painting)


CFP: Things/Matter: The Object and Its Representation in Literature and Art (grad) (2/3/06; 3/24/06-3/25/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm

The Object and Its Representation in Literature and Art

28th Annual Rice University Graduate Symposium, March 24-25, 2006; Rice
University, Houston, Texas

Keynote Speaker

Professor Susan Staves's scholarly interests center on English literature and
history in the Restoration and eighteenth century, particularly on questions of
how ideologies are variously created and represented in texts ranging from
comedies to judicial opinions. She is the author of Married Woman's Separate
Property in England, 1660-1833 (1990) and coeditor and contributor of Early
Modern Conceptions of Property (1995). Her Literary History of Women's Writing
in Britain, 1660-1789 is forthcoming.

CFP: Gender and Sexuality: New Voices (grad) (Ireland) (1/15/06; 5/5/06-5/7/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Moynagh Sullivan

New Voices 2006, 'Gender and Sexuality'.

Postgraduate students are invited to submit proposals for
the annual 'New Voices' Conference, on the theme of
'Gender and Sexuality', to be hosted by the Department of
English, NUI, Maynooth, Ireland, 5-7th May 2006.

Interested postgraduate researchers should submit a paper
title with a 300 word abstract, as well as a brief biography
stating departmental/school and institutional affiliation,
to, before Jan 15th 2006.

More conference details can be accessed on the conference

CFP: Graduate Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Conference (2/3/06; 5/4/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm

Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference

Interface 2006: “Ruptures”

Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 4th, 2006

Call for Papers
The Cultural Mediations program at Carleton University announces a call
for papers for its annual graduate conference to be held on campus in
Ottawa on May 4th, 2006. Details are available on the conference web
site at

CFP: The American Renaissance and New York City (grad) (2/1/06; CUNY, 3/24/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm

 Panel: The American Renaissance and New York City.

CUNY Graduate Student Conference: The City in Literature, March 24, 2006.

As the mugs sold at the New York Historical Society Gift Shop exclaim,
Emerson, in The Conduct of Life, famously pronounced, "New York is a sucked orange."

CFP: Situating Cultural Research (grad) (UK) (2/28/06; 5/25/06-5/26/06)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
Rebecca Bramall

Contexts, Fields, Positions: Situating Cultural Research
Postgraduate Conference, University of East London (UK)
25-26 May 2006

This conference will provide an opportunity to consider how research
contexts shape our study of culture. In the humanities and social sciences
researchers think about and deploy the concept of culture in different ways,
and this is what we want to explore. We refer to 'research contexts' in
their broadest sense, including cultural, institutional and disciplinary
locations, theoretical positions and methodologies. How do the conditions
created and maintained within these contexts determine or shape our object
of study?

Questions central to this conference are: