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[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:35pm
Department of English at University of Rhode Island

"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

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:10pm
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary

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.

DO YOU BOWLES? - (Paul Bowles's Centennial -- International Conference) - October 21 - 23, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 11:34am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

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

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 10:28am
Villanova University; 2010 PMR Conference

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.

Modernist Networks (MSA 12; Nov. 11-14, 2010)

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:41am
Modernist Studies Association

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.

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:14am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

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.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] Constance Fenimore Woolson Panel at ALA, 27-30 May 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 8:01pm
Melanie K. Scriptunas / Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

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:
-travel narratives
-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 mscript@udel.edu. Extended deadline for submissions: 15 January 2010.

[UPDATE] Reminder: "Fearful Symmetry": Thinking Through Dualities,February 20, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 3:59pm
Stony Brook University

"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:

UPDATE FiNAL CALL FOR PAPERS Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture

Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 1:10pm
Universit of Hertfordshire

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.

CAALS panels for American Literature Association conference, May 27-30, 2010, San Francisco

Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 9:40am
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (ALA sponsoring organization)

Hi all,

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