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Reclamation and representation: the boundaries of the literary archive 2nd--3rd October 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 10:46am
University of Exeter

"Even scholars who are able to globetrot from collection to collection end up relying heavily upon their inadequate memories, notes, photocopies, and photographs to compensate for the distances in time and space between collections. Seeing the original prints, paintings, manuscripts, and typographical works is good in itself; but seeing them in fine, trustworthy reproductions, in context and relation to one another is the scholarly ideal. Difficulty of access to original and reliance on inadequate reproductions has handicapped and distorted even the best efforts... the result has all too frequently been distortions of the record, misconstructions, and the waste of considerable scholarly labor."

(Joseph Viscom 2002)

Clinton Institute Summer School 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 7:05am
Clinton Insititute for Amweican Studies

The UCD Clinton Institute Summer School will bring together scholars and graduate students from around the world to engage in wide-ranging discussion on interdisciplinary study of the United States. The School is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the fields of American Studies, History, Political Sciences and Literary and Cultural Studies. The programme will offer participants the opportunity to work with distinguished figures in these fields and to investigate current developments in study of the United States and its global relations. The School's format will include daily workshop seminars and plenary lectures. Participants work with the School's core faculty in one of four week-long seminars.

2nd Global Conference: Villains and Villainy (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 5:49am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Villains and Villainy

Tuesday 14th September – Thursday 16th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
The hero may always get the bad guy but the bad guys always grab our attention first. Bad guys – both male and female – are almost always the more interesting characters in a tale, whether told via song, film, folktale, novel, theatre, myth, television (live action or animated), or urban legend. Villains can devise and implement or commit their acts of villainy either by their innate sheer genius or employing the dark arts of black magic.

March 1, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 12:20am
Ernest J. Gaines Society

I am interested in starting an Ernest J. Gaines Society for scholars who are interested in advancing (and continuing to advance) the literary works of this very important American author. If you see this initiative as a viable organization, please contact me by e-mail: anne.brown@famu.edu. [Hard copy contact information: Dr. Anne Gray Brown, Department of English, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307.] Serious replies/inquiries only (by March 1, 2010).

"Two for One--When the Same Person Writes the Words and the Music"

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 11:06pm
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

This session will feature papers about single individuals who wrote both the words and the music for their compositions. The list of potential subjects is vast, from Euripides to Hildegard of Bingen to Richard Wagner to Cole Porter to John Lennon, with many more possibilities from both before and after the listed names. The papers can address compositional process, training in both fields, comparative strengths and weaknesses in words and music, etc.

Send proposals of 250 words to Jeff Dailey (DrJSDailey@aol.com) by March 15, 2010.

Bloodlust and Dust: Essays on HBO's Carnivale 5/1/10

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 8:54pm
Peg Aloi

We're pleased to announce that our essay collection Bloodlust and Dust: Essays on HBO's Carnivale is currently under contract from McFarland. Therefore, we are seeking to expand our range of topics, and are actively soliciting essays on any of the following subject areas:

Television and Nostalgia
Quality Television/HBO
Historicity and Interpretation
Aesthetics and Production Design
Landscape and Pilgrimage
The Politics of the Dustbowl
Performativity and Burlesque
Portrayals of Morality

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms (April 23-24, 2010) DEADLINE: March 10, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 6:13pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms
April 23-24, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the departments of English, Philosophy, and Art History, and with support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations for our annual graduate student conference, this year themed "Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms."

'Half Dust, Half Deity': Science, Nature and the Supernatural in the Long Eighteenth Century - 24th/25th April

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 5:05pm
University of Cambridge English Faculty


Cambridge University's annual Eighteenth Century & Romantic Studies Graduate Conference will this year be held, across 24th-25th April, with external respondent Professor David Fairer from the University of Leeds.

We invite academic paper proposals from graduate students & post-docs. Papers should last no longer than 20 mins., & might take a literary or inter-disciplinary approach to the theme, which is intended to be more suggestive than prescriptive. For further details on the theme please visit our website.

Queer Girls in Class: Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 3:03pm
Lori Horvitz/UNC-Asheville

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for anthology under publishing contract

Working Title:
Queer Girls in Class: Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories

2000-3500 words

Project Overview:
Queer Girls in Class will collect personal narratives by lesbian teachers and students who speak about sexual identity and its effects on the teaching and learning process. The mission of this anthology is to provide, through personal stories, an analysis of how sexuality (specifically, how being a queer woman) can influence classroom dynamics in the high school and university setting.

Call for Papers for Fall Special Issue on MODERNISMS

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 12:47pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical/experimental perspectives that influenced the form and content of the modernist (contemporary and past) arts and literature.

4th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 5:51am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Saturday 11th September 2010 – Monday 13th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo)political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.

CFP: Infrastructures of Transport (MLA; Jan 6-9, 2011)

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 1:30am
Marit MacArthur

Abstracts are invited for a panel on Infrastructures of Transport for MLA 2011, which will be held in Los Angeles, January 6-9. The topic broadly includes literary, cinematic or cultural representations of any sort of transport and the infrastructures that support them, functional or not -- public, private, trains, planes, automobiles, freeway and subway systems, roadworks, airports, etc.

Deadline for proposals: March 10, 2010. Please submit abstracts of 300-400 words with a current C.V. to:

Marit J. MacArthur
Assistant Professor of English