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[UPDATE] CALL FOR PAPERS HAS NOW CLOSED Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 3:06am
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading
Darko Suvin, McGill University

The Call for Papers has now CLOSED.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism/utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

[UPDATE] LSU Mardi Gras Conference seeks special topics submissions (12/20)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 9:24pm
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

The 20th annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU is seeking submissions for its special topics panels. Panel titles are listed below:

-Playback: The Recurring Detective Figure in Crime Narratives
-(Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies
-Citation, National Identity, and Sexual Character
-Happily Ever After: Fairy Tale Endings and Beginnings in Victorian Literature
-Adaptation and Alteration on Stage
-Modernism on the Fringe
-Reiteration on Film (new title forthcoming)
-Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge
-Re(Visions) in/of Rhetoric and Composition

Engaging Students in the Global Century

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 7:57pm
New York Institute of Technology

The New York Institute of Technology announces its sixth interdisciplinary conference, "Engaging Students in the Global Century." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 19, 2010.

The conference, as in past years, will draw scholars from around the country and world for panel discussions, featured speakers, and lively conversation. Keynote speakers, such as author Mark Kurlansky, sociologist Saskia Sassen, and historians Marta Gutman and Kenneth T. Jackson, have added to the depth of past conferences.

[UPDATE] Beckett Between International Conference 20-21 February 2010, Paris. CFP Closing Date 9th December, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 6:23pm
Dunlaith Bird, Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris

A selection of the conference papers will be published in Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui.

Beckett Between

Call for Papers for École Normale Supérieure Paris International Conference, 2010

Conference Date: 20-21 February 2010
Locations: École Normale Supérieure and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

The Global Novel in Anglophone Cultures (TURIN AUGUST 24-28 2010 -- CFP DEADLINE JANUARY 31ST, 2010)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 4:50pm
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Turin/Torino August 24/28 2010

This seminar will discuss the impact of globalization on anglophone cultures by focusing on the emergence of so called "global novels" and by charting the patterns of their dissemination and their inclusion as new cultural capital in literary studies worldwide. By situating such novels in the context of a series of irreversible changes currently investing the relation between literature and nationality, we aim at bringing new light on the cultural significance of novels written in English across the globe.

Call for essays: The Presence of Absence: Literary Missing Persons

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 12:00pm
Lycoming College

Call for Essays
Essays sought for the upcoming volume The Presence of Absence: Literary Missing Persons, which will examine texts in which an absent character (or characters) has a real influence upon plot or theme (Waiting for Godot, for example). Essays should be clear and jargon free, and aimed at upper-division undergraduates and above. Texts written in English will be given precedence, although European texts readily available in translation will also receive consideration. Abstracts due by 1 February (2010), full essays by June 2. Publisher anticipates book in hand by early 2011.


Postcolonialism / Postcommunism: Intersections and Overlaps

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 11:53am
Canadian Studies Centre, University of Bucharest


23-24 April 2010
Canadian Studies Centre
University of Bucharest

Conference organised within the CNCSIS project PNII_ID 2089/2008
Project Director: Prof. Monica Bottez

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Thieme, University of East Anglia
"Spheres of Possibility: Transforming Postcolonial Linguistic Spaces"

[UPDATE] Nomenclature - University of Maryland - March 5-6, 2010 - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 10:38am
University of Maryaldn Graduate English Organization


Keynote Speakers: KavitavDaiya (George Washington University) and Tita Chico (University of Maryland)

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites students
at Washington, D.C. area universities to submit abstracts for our third annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. "Nomenclature" seeks to interrogate the causes, conventions, and consequences of the human impulse to name, label, and categorize.

[UPDATE] Reminder - John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 10:10am
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London


Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:

Languages of the future. Dialects, mono-languages, native languages.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 7:23am
Academic journal of intercultural studies

The next issue of Trickster will deal with language. In the attempt to break the boundaries of disciplines (an absolute necessity for both cross-cultural theory and practice) our latest editorial mission has been to create an open and collective space for the delivery and the reception of speech.

Language, we believe, is a site of self- revelation and the ownership of what we are used to labelling as someone's own language is hard to prove.

[UPDATE] Creative and Critical Writing (1/15/10)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 6:58am
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing


Creative and/or Critical work


"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing"

published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, internationally

15 January 2010

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