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The Power of the Humanities (MCLLM), April 1-2, 2011

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:23pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

The 19th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held April 1-2, 2011
at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Emily Auerbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Maestros, Dilettantes, and Philistines (1989) and Searching for Jane Austen (2004); Director of the UW Odyssey Project; and Project Director of the "Courage to Write" radio series.
This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. Inspired by Dr. Auerbach's keynote address and her work across the humanities, the organizers encourage research that examines the influences of language and literature that have significantly altered those disciplines and people's lives.

Science Fiction and Ageing Panel at the 'New Cultures of Ageing Conference': 8-9 April 2011; Brunel University.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:28pm
Joseph Norman - Brunel University

On the 8-9 April 2011, Brunel University will hold the 'New Cultures of Ageing Conference', an interdisciplinary event focusing on representations of ageing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Keynote speakers include Fay Weldon and Will Self. For more information about the conference, please visit:

Fashion and Middle Brow Modernism (12/15/10; 4/20- 4/23/2011

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 3:49pm
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual National Conference

Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism
National Conference of the Popular & American Culture Association

April 20-23, 2011 • San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Collection of Essays on the Role of Music in Multicultural Activism UPDATE

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 1:35pm
Ed. Eunice Rojas, Lindsay Michie Eades,

This book is a two volume series of essays telling stories of the ways in which music has propelled resistance and revolutionary movements in the United States and around the world from the gospel music of slavery in the antebellum South to anti-apartheid freedom songs in South Africa.
The two-volume series will illustrate a consistent pattern of musical influence on political resistance movements by providing accounts describing a vast array of musical styles from diverse parts of the world. One volume will cover movements in the U.S. and the other will have an international focus. The purpose of this series is to encompass a wide perspective on the role of music in political activism.

UPDATE: UCA's Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference on Literature

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 10:11am
Mary Ruth Marotte, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas

Call for Papers
UCA's Fifth Annual
English Graduate Conference on Literature

Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Performance

April 14-15, 2011
University of Central Arkansas

When Ben Jonson wrote that William Shakespeare was "not of an age, but for all time," he could not have realized the full impact of his words. Nearly 400 years after his death, the bard still mesmerizes us. We invite papers on any aspect of Shakespearean studies.

Though the conference theme centers on Shakespeare, we also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

Shakespeare and Derrida

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:31am
Oxford Literary Review

Shakespeare and Derrida (OLR vol.34, no. 1)

Book Destruction: Call For Papers for a Conference at Senate House, University of London 16 April 2011

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:19am
Birkbeck College, University of London

Much attention has been given in recent years to the book as a material, historical object and its possible technological obsolescence in the era of digitization. Such reflections have tended to concentrate on the production and cultural circulation of books, their significance and their power to shape knowledge and subjectivities. But there is another aspect to our interactions with the book which remains relatively unexplored: the history of book destruction. In certain circumstances books are treated not with reverence but instead with violence or disregard. This conference invites reflections on this alternative history of the book, and we welcome papers from a range of historical periods and disciplinary backgrounds.

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton, 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliati

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:36am
The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.