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CFP - Graduate Conference "Print Modernities" - Deadline January 30, 2011

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 8:24pm
University of British Columbia

"Print Modernities, 1845 – 1945"
A Graduate Conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2-3 May 2011.

This graduate conference will be concerned with the relationships between "modernity" and print production. "Modernity" and "print" should be understood in the broadest sense, and interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged. We are interested in the commercialization of literary modernism, in the visual representations of modernity, and in the social impact of technical innovations in the printing industry from 1845 to 1945. Possible considerations are:

[UPDATE] Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (Extended Deadline: 12/31)

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:59pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2011 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23
NEW DEADLINE: 31 December 2009

The 2011 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

[UPDATE]Perpetual Crisis: Defending the Humanities--Graduate Literature Conference (Proposals due 1/7/11; Conference 2/24-26/11)

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 10:48am
University of Wisconsin Madison Graduate English Student Association

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
February 24-26, 2011

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 7th Annual MadLit Conference. Our keynote speaker for this year's conference, "Perpetual Crisis," is Professor Rita Felski. The focus encourages examination of the role of humanistic inquiry and the arts in moments of crisis, and also extends the opportunity to participants to explore broader questions about how "crisis" might appear, be defined, or be addressed in their own areas of study.

[UPDATE] Why Allegory Now?

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 7:59am
University of Manchester

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the University of Manchester

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Prof. Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester
Dr. Roger Pooley, English, Keele University

The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.

The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender. 6-8 September 2011

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 6:48am
University of Glasgow

The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender

An International Conference organised in association with the Ford Madox Ford Society

The University of Glasgow, 6-8 September 2011


Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) made a major contribution to the literature and culture of the Edwardian era as a novelist, poet, editor, and critic. While much scholarship has focused on Ford's collaboration with Conrad, his success as a writer of historical fiction, and the founding and editing of the groundbreaking English Review during these years, there remains much exciting work to be done on this period of Ford's life and work.

Memory and Representation Symposium

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:25pm
Art History Association at the University of Oregon

The Art History Association of the University of Oregon is hosting its 7th annual student symposium, Memory & Representation, on Thursday and Friday April 21st and 22nd, 2011, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. The symposium will focus on the visual culture of commemoration, documentation, and memorialization and will examine the variant roles of the arts in the representation of memory. Likewise, it will investigate documentation in art practice, production, exhibition, reception, and methodology. These concepts may be applied to varying cultural and historical aspects of art history as well as a number of other academic disciplines, particularly those within the humanities.

Call for papers: Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:20pm
University of New South Wales

Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the 'Faulkner in the Media Ecology' conference, on November 24-26, 2011.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Conference April 20-23 Deadline extended to Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 1:04pm
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE/Extension] Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 11:39am
McGill Graduate Conference

The deadline for McGill's Graduate Conference has been extended to January 14, 2011. The theme is luxury, commodity, privilege, and consumption in literature, film, and other texts and cultural artefacts.

We are honoured to be hosting Dr. George Toles (University of Manitoba) as our keynote speaker and to have secured a faculty address from Dr. Allan Hepburn (McGill).

Please find the call for papers below.

McGill English Graduate Conference Call for Papers Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

2nd CFP Transgression and the Sacred: Philosophy and Literature Conference, UCD, Dublin, 22-23 February 2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:18am
University College Dublin

This conference will consider the relationship between transgression and the sacred from a broad historical perspective in philosophy, literature and literary theory.

Plenary speakers for this conference: Professor Richard Kearney (Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College), Professor Fred Botting (Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingston University London), and Professor Sean Hand (Professor of French and Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick).

We welcome papers from established academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.

"The sacred world depends on limited acts of transgression" (Georges Bataille, Eroticism)

[UPDATE] CFP: The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English, 8-9 April 2011, Angers, France

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 8:43am
Université d’Angers, France and Edge Hill University, U.K.

The CRILA short story research group (JE2536) of the Université d'Angers, France, will be hosting an international conference in collaboration with Edge Hill University, U.K. on "The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English," 8-9 April 2011 at La Maison des Sciences Humaines, Université d'Angers, France.

Plenary speaker: Charles E. May, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach.

CFP: "Music in Divided Germany," 9-11 September 2011, University of California, Berkeley.

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 9:25am
Emily Richmond Pollock / University of California, Berkeley


Conference Title: Music in Divided Germany
Date: 9-11 September, 2011
Proposals: Abstracts of 300 words, due by email on 1 March 2011 at 5pm PST
Hosted by: The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley
Conference Organizers: Anicia Timberlake and Emily Richmond Pollock

I, S/he, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing [UPDATE]

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 8:09am
Boston College

As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction 17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 4:59am
Queen's University Belfast

Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, UL, UCC, QUB) Crime Genre Research Group -

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

Call for papers/ Appel à contribution

Deadline/ Date limite: 31st January 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dominique Kalifa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne

Guest Writers: Eoin McNamee, David Peace

Literature and Translation

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 8:51pm
Australian Association for Literary Translation


The Australasian Association for Literature (AAL), the Australian Association for Literary Translation
( and the Literature Research Unit, Monash University, are holding a conference on

Literature and Translation
Monash University (Caulfield Campus), Melbourne, 11-12 July 2011

Plenary speakers:

David Damrosch (Harvard University)
Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)

Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference, New School, April 15-16, 2011

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 6:10pm
New School Critical Themes In Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 11th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 15-16, 2011 in New York City.
Founded in 1919, the New School was conceived to promote innovative and progressive education. The Media Studies Department, founded in 1975 as the first in the country, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship.

[update] Call for Contributors: Television's Glee and Teen Culture

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 12:39am
Erik Walker / Quincy College in Plymouth, Mass

New Abstract Deadline: December 31, 2010
There is no television show more in the public eye right now than the Fox hit Glee, and as season two begins this month, it's becoming more clear than ever that the show continues to explore contemporary issues impacting teens and society. Essays are needed for a collection on the television show Glee and Teen Culture (under contract from McFarland). This collection will investigate what the show's portrayal of teenagers suggests about teenage culture and society today. General ideas for essay topics includes some of the following:

Rupture Symposium June 6, 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:20am
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of "rupture" in literature on 6 June 2011.

This symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of "rupture" in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to: