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Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference - Feb 25-26, 2011 - Northern Arizona University

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 6:57pm
Northern Arizona University Organization of Graduate Students of English

Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference 2011
Featured Theme:
Villainy & Monstrosity: Representations of Evil

Whether it is Iago, The Blob, or Joseph Stalin, representations and interpretations of evil thrive in literature, history, culture, art, and media. This year's conference will take a multi-disciplinary approach to these representations in order to explore the ways in which we understand, imagine, identify with, are repulsed by and subvert the concept of evil. Submissions that address the theme will be presented in a featured panel alongside many other panels covering a wide variety of topics from poetry to sustainability.
*Submissions from all disciplines are welcome.

Book Reviews of Newly Published Creative Fiction & Poetry Works

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 5:04pm
Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal

Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal (http://english.louisiana.edu/rougarou/) is currently accepting book review submissions for its upcoming spring issue.

We are interested in thoughtful, well-written reviews of recently published fiction and poetry books. While the quality of the review is our main concern, we prefer to publicize new or lesser-known writers representing small presses or imprints, as well as books not widely reviewed. Some examples of smaller presses whose offerings consistently intrigue and impress us are Copper Canyon, Graywolf, Tupelo, Alice James Books, and Sarabande.

Perpetual Crisis: Defending the Humanities [February 24-26, 2011]

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:29pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate English Students Organization

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 7th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "Perpetual Crisis," engages the intersections between art, science and the academy as institution. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Rita Felski (University of Virginia).

Eudora Welty Research Fellowship

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 3:08pm
Eudora Welty Foundation & Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH

The Eudora Welty Foundation and Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are pleased to announce the first Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at MDAH by graduate
students. The fellowship seeks to nurture scholars at the beginning of their academic careers, in order to increase their life-long interest in, and promote continued academic and public appreciation of, Eudora Welty's life and works. Primary source research will be conducted in residence at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson, Mississippi.

One-day symposium on The Lyric Touch by John Wilkinson, March 11 2011

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 3:05pm
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents a one-day symposium on The Lyric Touch by John Wilkinson.

Friday March 11 2011

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex is hosting an event devoted to the discussion of John Wilkinson's collection of essays, The Lyric Touch (Salt 2007). The aim of the event is to promote critical attention upon an important book, and to generate discussion and reflection in an atmosphere more focused than is possible in a larger conference. John Wilkinson will be attending and responding to contributors' papers.

Public Pain/Private Poetics: Memory, Crisis, and the Global Community

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 2:55pm
Exit 9: The Rutgers Journal of Comparative Literature, Program in Comparative Literature at Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
Program in Comparative Literature
195 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1062

Exit 9: The Rutgers Journal of Comparative Literature

Title: Public Pain/Private Poetics: Memory, Crisis, and the Global Community

Prominent Urdu poet Ghalib once wrote: "When the pain exceeds bearable limits, the pain itself becomes the medicine." Likewise, contemporary Italian poet, novelist, and feminist activist Dacia Maraini professes: "Once a negative experience, a defeat, pain has been lived through, you go on, because there's something else…Art can never be document: it is interpretation, invention."

BACK 2 Sopot/Salzburg - Poetry 2011. An International Poetry Conference and Festival.Sopot, Poland – 18-21 May 2011

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 11:33am
University of Gdańsk, Poland, University of Salzburg, Austria

Back 2 is a conference and festival focused on contemporary and modern poetry. The theme of the conference is contemporary poets' return to poets of the first half of the twentieth century: Yeats, Eliot, Pound, H.D., Carlos Williams, Moore, Zukovsky, cummings, Auden, Trakl, Benn, Rilke, Brecht, Tuwim, Leśmian, and others. We are interested in discussions of borrowings, reworkings, rejections, and disputes. Our main concern is with contemporary English, German and Polish poetry, although we will consider papers that deal with a similar phenomenon in other European languages.

6th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cybercultures, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2011: Oxford, UK)

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:48am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Tuesday 12th July 2011 – Thursday 14th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 10:58pm
Rebecca Dean and Patrick Keilty/ University of California, Los Angeles

While information needs and behavior have become a central research concern in library and information studies, the particularities of gender and sexuality have yet to be centered in the field. Bringing queer and feminist theories into conversation with current LIS research, Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader addresses this gap, gathering existing research along with new scholarship on the intersection of gender and sexuality and information use. Contributors address a range of concerns, including paradigms of information needs and behavior research, methodological challenges, and current approaches to assessing and meeting LGBTQ and women's information needs.

[UPDATE] Essay Collection: Representations of Beauty and Violence

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 8:05pm
University of Northern British Columbia


We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, theatre, film and art. While inquiring into the discursive constructions and multi-layered cultural re-enactments of the "violence mythos," we are interested in the mechanisms of conversion whereby the seductive powers of aestheticized violence allow a reader/viewer to move past a "front- line vocabulary of cruelty" (Katherine Ackley) and become captivated by the beauty of such representations. How, in other words, do aesthetics intersect with violence?

Early Modern Encounters

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:15pm
CUNY GC Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG)

Early Modern Encounters
Graduate Student Conference 29 April 2011

The Graduate Center
The City University of New York

Keynote speaker
Professor Nigel Smith
Princeton University

Call for papers
We welcome proposals for papers on any kind of early modern encounter; proposers are encouraged to consider the theme broadly. Papers from disciplines other than English and those experimental or innovative in form are especially welcome.

Gods and Groundlings: Historical Theatrical Audiences

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 4:31pm
Southeasten Theatre Conference Theatre Symposium

Before cell phones or internet marketing or even electrical lighting, how did theatre audiences function in various periods and cultures? How did they behave? What did they expect? What was expected of them? Who came and who stayed home—and why? The 2011 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on audience reception, expectations and obligations, behaviors, "contracts" with performers, etc. in early- and pre-20th-Century cultures. Possible topics:
- Effect of audience behavior on performance or playwriting conventions;
- Class distinctions within audiences;
- Violation of or submission to social expectations of audiences;
- Unusual or typical "contracts" with specific audiences;