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Thinking Gender 2011

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 2:45pm
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for the February 11, 2011 conference. Submissions are due Friday, Oct 22, by midnight. Please see the following address for full CFP and submission guidelines:


Contact email: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Memory and Forgetting in the French Renaissance

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 1:20pm
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April 14-16, 2011)

Many have remarked at the tendency of French Renaissance literature to commemorate past experience. Modern thought tends in the opposite direction, relegating prior experience to oblivion. Sixteenth-century French literature attempts to reconcile the two divergent tendencies, and perhaps for that reason has been dubbed the "early modern" period. Furthermore, the early modern treatment of memory and forgetfulness are determined by various theories from mythology to Christian ideology to medieval humeral philosophy. Through such theories the two are either diametrically opposed or inextricably intertwined and memory becomes aligned with morality and the soul whereas forgetting is associated with morality depravity and the body.

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:59am
English Department, University of Chester (UK)

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.

Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far:

Reminder CFP- deadline 31/10/2010 - SEDERI Yearbook #21

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 8:15am
Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.
SEDERI is short-listed among the top-quality journals published in all scientific areas.
Recommended length of contributions:
• Articles: 6000 - 8000 words (including footnotes and references).
• Notes: 3000 - 4000 words (including footnotes and references).

Hardy at Yale II – Graduate Student Panel: Hardy and Liberty

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 5:02am
The Thomas Hardy Association

9-12 June 2011, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Sponsored by the Thomas Hardy Association and the Yale Center for British Art

"...in making beginnings, a chance limitation of direction is often better than absolute freedom."
A Pair of Blue Eyes

Reading Jacqueline Wilson (UPDATE)

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:25am
University of Central Lancashire

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there's hardly a young person in the UK that hasn't heard of Jacqueline Wilson.
This one-day conference on 20th October 2011 celebrates the work of children's writer Jacqueline Wilson as part of the Jacqueline Wilson Festival at the University of Central Lancashire. The conference will be preceded by a public event by Jacqueline Wilson on 19th October and Jacqueline herself will be attending some of the conference.
Areas for consideration
• Autobiography and becoming a writer
• Telling life stories
• Bildungsroman and identity
• Growing up with/through Jacqueline Wilson's characters

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:31pm
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.

Seal Press Anthology on Lesbian Marriage

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:17pm
Audrey Bilger/Claremont McKenna College

Call for Submissions: Here Come the Brides! The Brave New World of Lesbian Marriage (Seal Press, 2012)

2,000-4,000 words

Editors: Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort. Audrey Bilger is the Faculty Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College. Michele Kort is Senior Editor at Ms. magazine, a freelance writer, and author of three books (including Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro).

Civil War Literature Panel, American Literature Association (ALA 2011 May 26-29, Boston, MA)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 7:24pm
Leslie Crowell

Despite the Civil War's lasting impact on popular culture in the U.S., the literature of the Civil War period remains an understudied area of nineteenth-century American literary studies. This proposed panel welcomes papers on literature of and about the Civil War through the end of reconstruction. Papers on individual texts or larger trends are welcome.

Please email a 250-word proposal and a 1-page c.v. to crowell2@illinois.edu by December 15, 2010.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:44pm
Anthony Reed and Theo Hummer

This seminar seeks papers that consider the formal uses of humor, parody and satire as a project of "speaking" or "finding one's voice" within and against the constrictions of a colonizing language. We are especially interested in the use of various forms of humor or wit, especially in formally innovative, "experimental" works, which require a mastery of the language even as one makes it strange. Given the vexed histories of joking and the unstable line between having fun and being made fun of, we are especially interested in exploring the political questions motivated by breakdowns in or challenges to conventional literary representation.

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:36pm
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at gradengl@lasierra.edu.

Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 3:01pm
Assoication for Theatre in Higher Education

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice
Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2011 Conference
CFP Deadline: 29 October 2010


Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:13pm
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers for a panel on representations of SPACE FOOD in film, television, and print media for the annual conference at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX

Papers in this panel will be interested in examining how eating in space is represented in popular media (i.e. examples from a few popular historical and science fiction films, television shows like Star Trek, and in cartoons like the Jetsons).