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"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Translatus (Latin root of "translation"): transferred, handed over, conveyed, carried across
The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.
Panel title: WRITING THE RHYTHM: MUSICAL AND SONIC AESTHETICS IN CARIBBEAN FICTION (to take place at the Caribbean Studies Association annual conference in Barbados, May 24-28, 2010)
Amy Cutler (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Research Group Affiliations:
Social and Cultural Research Group
Landscape Surgery (RHUL)
Paul Bowles is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's most skillful storytellers and imaginative composers of modern American music. His unsettling literary themes and expatriation to Morocco made him into a cult figure whose life and work continue to fascinate contemporary audiences.
By examining the interplay between literary, musical, visual and cultural texts, the conference aims at stimulating discussion on Bowlesian musical and literary themes, as well as cultural and anthropological issues and on the relationship between the artist's challenging work and current inner and outer geographies.
Ecce Ancilla Domini: The Virgin Mary and the Pearl-poet
The 2010 Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference (PMR Conference) of the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University has announced its theme as the Virgin Mary in medieval culture. Under this rubric, I am organizing a panel of papers on the Virgin Mary in the works of Pearl-poet: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience, and Cleanness. Studies may deal with one or more of the Cotton Nero a.X poems.
The organizers invite proposals for panels, round tables, and seminars for inclusion in the twelfth annual meeting of the Modernist Studies Association, to be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, November 11-14, 2010.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010
The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.
Call for Papers
21st Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 27-30, 2010
San Francisco, CA
The Constance Fenimore Woolson Society welcomes papers on any aspect of Woolson and her contemporaries.
Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
-the theme of nature
-Nineteenth-Century magazine culture
-comparative readings of Woolson's and any other contemporary author's work
Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Melanie Scriptunas at email@example.com. Extended deadline for submissions: 15 January 2010.
"Fearful Symmetry": Thinking through Dualities
Keynote Speaker: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University
Stony Brook Manhattan
Saturday, February 20, 2010
"Otherness is a fundamental category of human thought. Thus it is that no group ever sets itself up as the One without at once setting up the Other over against itself."
~ Simone de Beauvoir, _The Second Sex_
The Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences touching on the following theme:
Making Disappearing Women Appear: Representing the Maquiladoras Murders
Panel Proposal for the American Studies Association 2010 Conference: "Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century," November 18-21, 2010 San Antonio, Texas
The irony of creatures with no reflection becoming such a pervasive reflection of modern culture pleases in a dark way. Since their animation out of folk materials in the nineteenth century, by Polidori, as Varney and in Le Fanu and Stoker, vampires have been continually reborn in modern culture. They have stalked texts from Marx's image of the leeching capitalist, through Pater's Lady Lisa of tainted knowledge, to the multifarious incarnations in contemporary fictions in print and on screen. They have enacted a host of anxieties and desires, shifting shape as the culture they are brought to life in itself changes form.
Happy new year! Please consider submitting a proposal for one of the four panels sponsored by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies for the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco in May 2010.
"Asian American Literature: Ambivalent Precursors"
Chair: Merton Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Caught in the Act: Performance and Performativity is an interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held April 17th at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.