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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline--EGSA-NEH Annual Conference: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 6:10pm
University of Tulsa

5th Annual University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

Theme: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature

The aim of this conference is to engage with literature through the various lenses and concepts of space, place, and travel. While this is a graduate run conference primarily for graduate students, undergraduate submissions and paper abstracts are welcome and encouraged. Possible panels include:

American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature/ November 5-7, 2010 Atlanta

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 4:48pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Assocation (SAMLA)

What kinds of "cultural work" do child characters do in literary works? How is gender performed by these characters? How is national identity formed? This panel seeks papers which address these issues or others centered on the representation of childhood in American literary texts before 1900.

Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Chris Nesmith, University of South Carolina, at:


Submission deadline: June 1, 2010

Tempus Fugit: Time and Temporality in Victorian Britain [08/24/2010 - 08/28/2010]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 4:36pm
ESSE2010 - Torino (Italy)

From late Romantic nostalgia over the passage of time to the fifty-year long debate over the issue of Standard Mean Time, time and temporality seem to have been major concerns in Victorian culture. They affected everyday life in a literal sense through transport schedules, time distribution networks, factory working hours, as well as in a metaphorical sense, shaping the moral drive to carefully manage one's time. As a modern tool for control and self-control, time demanded new definitions that supported and/or were resisted by new ontologies. The preoccupation with time and temporality also informed the arts.

Rhetorical Criticism (RMMLA Oct 2010; deadline: 1 Mar 2010)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 4:34pm
Glenn Dayley

This session will take place at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 14-16, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.

This session focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of rhetorical artifacts from the perspective of rhetorical theory.

Please forward 250-350 word proposals, including title, professional affiliation, address (especially e-mail), and phone number by March 1, 2010 to Glenn Dayley: gtdayley@gmail.com

Notifications will be sent out by March 15.
Non-RMMLA members may propose a paper, but membership in RMMLA is required of all presenters by April 1. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

[UPDATE] SCMLA Christianity and Literature Session

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 2:45pm
Christianity and Literature

South Central MLA 2010
Conference on Christianity and Literature Session
October 28-30, at the Sheraton Forth Worth Hotel

The 2010 SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session seeks papers that examine the connections between Christianity and literature. Especially welcome are those papers which respond to the conference theme "New Frontiers."

Please send 300-word abstracts or panel proposals by January 31, 2010 to Jessica Hooten, English Department, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513 or jhooten@umhb.edu.

"Sustainable Asia: Challenges and Opportunities," October 22-24, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 1:40pm
Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies

To propose a panel or an individual paper, please send a completed proposal form along with a one-page abstract for each proposed paper by May 1, 2010 to David Kenley, the MAR/AAS 2010 Program Chair. Inquiries are also welcome.

Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail (as an attachment). Acceptance notices will be sent to you by June 1, 2010. Further details and online applications are available on the conference website, http://www.maraas.org (click on "Conferences").

The Great Plains, the Prairies, and the US/Canadian Border, June 18-19, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 12:37pm
University of North Dakota Institute for Borderland Studies

The University of North Dakota Institute for Borderland Studies Presents:

The Great Plains, the Prairies, and the US/Canadian Border

An international, interdisciplinary conference focused on the role played by the US-Canadian border in the American Great Plains and the Canadian Prairies.

Call For Papers

The US-Canadian border performs a paradoxical function: on the one hand, as the longest international border in the world, it separates the United States and Canada. On the other, as the gateway through which trade must pass, it sutures the two countries together.

"States of Emergency - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Dynamics of Crisis" June 11-12, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 12:10pm
Graduate School of North American Studies, John K. Kennedy Institut, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

The attacks on the World Trade Center and the ensuing War on Terror stand as images that mark the 21st century's fall into a permanent state of emergency, manifest in the suspension of civil liberties, preemptive and irregular warfare, and a disregard for international law. As we now recognize, other precarious potentials such as financial speculation and climate change have long been gaining momentum, erupting into acute states of crisis in the recent past. The tumultuous beginning of the new century has heightened our sensitivity to exceptional states and emerging instabilities, questioning the applicability of established modes of control.

Italy Summer 2010 Field School - Historic Preservation & Restoration

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 11:42am
San Gemini Preservation Studies

San Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school that organizes lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and fieldtrips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. Now in its 11th year, it is located in Central Italy in the city of San Gemini.

This year the program focuses on the study of architectural survey and restoration, elements of art restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval churches, archeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.

Creating Friction: An Interdisciplinary Creative-Practice Postgraduate Conference 22/04/2010, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 11:04am
Newcastle University

With the expansion of creative possibilities for study within University settings, it is increasingly imperative that we question the borders between the creative and critical components of postgraduate study. How do the different modes of creative practice intersect with the world of traditional academia? How does a creative practitioner function as a PhD candidate? What methods can be used for assessment? What role does the accompanying critical thesis play in the context of the creative work produced? How does creative practice differ from fieldwork? What frictions are created by interdisciplinary work?

The Dictionary in Print and in the Cloud

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 11:02am
Modern Language Association

Call for proposals for possible Special Session at the Modern Language Association convention, Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011. Benedict Anderson's "philological-lexicographic revolution" and after. Cultural standardization and fixity in the regime of print-capitalism; implications of fluid lexicographical practice and access online.