Subscribe to RSS - theory


CFP: Improvisation and Text (3/5/07; 4/5/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Steph Brown

The Graduate English Students' Association in the University of Virginia's
Department of English would like to invite submissions to our annual
conference, to be held from April 5th to April 7th, 2007.
This conference invites papers that examine the relationship between texts
and the practice of improvisation. Creative works inevitably involve
improvisations of various kinds in their dealings with previous genre
categories, innovations within the formal boundaries of their media, and
even gaps between their own expectations and the end product. How do texts
register these dynamics through moments of improvisation? Is improvisation

UPDATE: Authenticity and the Lyric Voice (UK) (3/2/07; 5/12/07-5/13/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Rachel Buxton

Keynote speaker announced


Authenticity and the Lyric Voice

Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre
Oxford Brookes University
May 12-13, 2007


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Robert Hampson; Vicki Bertram; Nick Selby; Jahan Ramazani



'Authenticity and the Lyric Voice' is a two-day colloquium taking place at
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, over the weekend of May 12-13, 2007.

CFP: Making Sense Of: Dying and Death 5 (UK) (3/26/07; 7/9/07-7/12/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:58pm
Dr Rob Fisher

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death

Monday 9th July - Thursday 12th July 2007
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and
publications project aims to create a forum for examining the links
between living and dying, and some of the contradictions and paradoxes
that arise in our attitudes to death.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are also warmly invited
on any of the following indicative themes (or their combinations):

UPDATE: Literature After Literature: 21st Century Re-readings (2/15/07; 4/22/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:09pm

New submission deadline: Feb. 15, 2007


Literature After Literature: 21st Century Re-readings

The English Graduate Student Organization at the University at Albany
(SUNY) seeks papers for its annual graduate student conference that is
being held in April in conjunction with a visit by and conference on
H?l?ne Cixous, the world-renown French feminist scholar, novelist, and
playwright. This year's topic, "What does it mean to read in the 21st
century??, is inspired by Cixous' politically-charged work across various
genres. The conference will explore an array of questions relating to the
reading of literature today.

CFP: Linguistic Approaches to Literature. What is Literary Language? (3/12/07; MLA '07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:35pm
Clai Rice

Modern Language Association [Chicago, 27-30 Dec. 2007]
Division of Linguistic Approaches to Literature:

What is Literary Language? Three sessions exploring literature as
linguistic discourse, style, register, speech act, or aspect of

Type of submission: 300-500-word abstract by 12 March
2007. Send abstract as email attachment to Julia Karolle-Berg
( and Claiborne Rice (

UPDATE: Transverse: Comparative Literature Journal (grad) (2/5/07; journal issue)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm

extended deadline for essays: Feb. 5, 2007

Transverse, a graduate literary journal of the Centre for Comparative
Literature at the University of Toronto, invites submissions of essays
for the next issue, to be published in Spring 2007. Transverse is a
paper-based journal with a pdf version available on-line at