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The Hungry Ocean: A Conference on Literature and the Maritime Environment; April 21-23, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 10:16am
Steve Mentz

The Hungry Ocean:
Literary Culture and the Maritime Environment

A Conference at the John Carter Brown Library
April 21-23, 2011

Organizer: Steve Mentz, St. John's University

Recent trends in scholarship including "Atlantic History," "historicizing the ocean," and the "new thalassology" are renovating our understandings of maritime culture. This conference focuses on literary responses to the world ocean. Shakespeare's hungry ocean and Conrad's visionary sailors reflect efforts to capture the poetry and reality of the maritime environment. This conference will explore the multiple ways literary writers have imagined and made use of the largest thing on our planet.

Rhizomes "Becoming-Girl" Special Issue (Expanded CFP/Extended Deadline)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:33am
Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, "Becoming-Girl." Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming as existing through multiplicity and alliances, a process that does not have a beginning or end, but is always in-progress; becoming is, much like girlhood, intermezzo. Deleuze claims that "Girls do not belong to an age group, sex, order, or kingdom: they slip in everywhere, between orders, acts, ages, sexes." Girls' identities, interactions and relationships, particularly in cyber-contexts, are rhizomatic, complex, bordering the virtual and reality in their multiple becomings.

Performing Knowledge-NEMLA 2011-April 7-10

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. Send abstracts to Sean Barry,, and John Savarese,

CFP - NYU Fall Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (9/17/10)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 4:53pm
New York University

Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

New York University


The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2010 events. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 3:16pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory


Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Berkeley Graduate Medieval Conference 2011

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:28pm
Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley


The Graduate Medievalists at Berkley
invite submissions for the
UC Berkeley conference on the practice of reading in the Middle Ages (abstracts due November 11)

25-27 March 2011
UC Berkeley

Keynote Address by
Rita Copeland
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn
Endowed Term Professor in the Humanities
at the University of Pennsylvania

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:15pm
Stephen Curley, area chair Sea Literature, History & Culture / Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 15, 2010
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2011 Conference, April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative literature
►Sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Contemporary port operations, seafaring, & sailing

Poetry and Melancholia

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 10:11am
Department of English Studies, University of Stirling


Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)