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Washington Irving and Politics (Jan. 10, 2014)

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 5:24pm
Washington Irving Society

Since Washington Irving (1783-1859) was named after George Washington, met the General, and also spent time in Washington on political business, the American Literature Association's venue of DC seems an appropriate place for a round table on Irving and his politics.

After being offered several political appointments and finally accepting the ambassadorship to Spain in 1842, Irving was concerned with political matters. And even before becoming a professional politician, Irving made a name for himself as a "man of letters" with his HISTORY OF NEW YORK (1809), a satire on the Dutch colony's history but also a political jab at Irving's contemporaries.

[UPDATE] Twenty-First Annual CSU Shakespeare Symposium - slightly extended deadline

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 12:01pm
CSU Long Beach CMRS / La Verne Shakespeare Experience


Twenty-First California State University Shakespeare Symposium
CSU Long Beach, 90840

Presented by the CSULB Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The La Verne Shakespeare Experience

Saturday March 1, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Burton (Whittier College)
Author of Traffic and Turning: Islam and English Drama (2005) and Race in Early Modern England (2007)

The conference will comprise:

[UPDATE] Brandeis English Department Graduate Conference on Privacy -- deadline extended

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:58am
Brandeis University English Graduate Conference

In the era of Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks, and corporate data-mining, our privacy seems like an endangered resource. Yet privacy has been an issue of contention for centuries, inviting debate at an intersection among literature, politics, and history. The privacy afforded to individuals, living in society with one another, is far from an unproblematic good, and its definition as well as its value relative to other goods, such as transparency or security, must be constantly negotiated.

"American Circuits, American Secrets"/ CAAS 2014 (09/18-21, 2014) Race, Performance, and Transnational Entertainment Circuits

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:41am
Kristin Moriah/ The Graduate Center/CUNY

We are seeking a third panelist to help us explore the outer limits of the vaudeville circuit in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Our panel is concerned with transnational performances of race and racial mimicry on the popular stage in Europe. We are particularly interested in racialized American vaudeville acts and performers who travelled on the European continent during this period and the dissonance and consonances that emerge from their performances of racial identity in foreign contexts. Of course, the consumption of racial stereotypes in international contexts is linked to US imperialist and European colonial impulses, but what form did these international performance practices take?

*Extended* - Call for Critical and Creative Work - Special Issue on Aging and Gender: 'The Great Age' Issue

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:14am

*Extended* - Call for Critical and Creative Work - Special Issue on Aging and Gender: 'The Great Age' Issue
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2014

This is an extension to our previous call for papers for a Special Issue in Aging and Gender.
For this issue - now the Great Age Issue - We are looking for critical articles and creative work including fiction, poetry, photography and art.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE 1/5/14: Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:02am
University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014 with conference keynotes by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).

Football, Fiction, and Culture - 19-20th June 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 10:26am
Kingston University

CFP: Football, Fiction, and Culture
Kingston University, 19th and 20th June 2014.

The aim of this event is to examine the culture that develops around football, with particular focus upon the influence of the sport on other cultural media. Football is a prominent part of contemporary culture, and the strong influence that it has on social and political identities is often reflected in wider cultural production. Despite this, it is sometimes argued that football is an example of low or "mass" culture, removed from "high" cultural forms. This event will interrogate this viewpoint and attempt to demonstrate the sport's influence upon a wide variety of cultural forms.

Psychology and the Classics. A Dialogue Between disciplines

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 7:55am
Jeroen Lauwers/KU Leuven

This conference aims to bring together scholars from the fields of classics and psychology in order to determine what they have to offer to each other in terms of hermeneutic approaches, research questions, and methodological legitimation. Both the field of classics and that of psychology are here to be conceived in the widest sense possible, comprising, in case of the former, ancient philosophy, history, rhetoric, and literature, and, in case of the latter, psychoanalysis, social psychology, theories of emotion, and neuroscience. A more extensive overview of the research questions that all of these fields can raise in relation to each other is provided in the text attached.

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory - Deadline February 1 2014

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 8:43pm
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature

Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

All experiences are moral experiences, even in the realm of sense perception. - Nietzsche, The Gay Science

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center present the third annual interdisciplinary conference on literary and critical theory to be held Friday, March 28, 2014. This conference is being given in celebration of the launch of the CUNY Graduate Center's Certificate for Critical Theory, dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.

Black British Women's Writing: Tracing the Tradition and New Directions

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 4:49pm
Vedrana Velickovic/ University of Brighton

9th Jul 2014 University of Brighton, UK
Keynote Speaker: Bernardine Evaristo
Evening Readings by: Dorothea Smartt, Jay Bernard, Katy Massey and Sheree Mack

Following the first international expert meeting on Black British Women's Writing (Brussels, 2013), this inaugural conference of the Black British Women's Writing Network (BBWWN) will offer scholars and postgraduate students the chance to come together to debate some of the continuing preoccupations and new directions in this diverse and burgeoning field of study. Abstracts of 250 words are invited for 20- minute papers as well as 60-minute panel proposals that engage with, but are not limited to, the following topics:

The 16th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group: "Art in Interesting Times"

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 3:13pm
University of Florida Marxist Reading Group

The 16th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
"Art in Interesting Times"
Keynote Speakers: Nicholas Brown, Fredric Jameson, and Kim Stanley Robinson
27-29 March 2014 at the University of Florida
Submission Deadline: 10 January 2014

[UPDATE] Call for Papers- IJ-ELTS January-March, 2014 Issue

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 1:50pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

The IJ-ELTS: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access, quarterly research ejournal indexed in leading scholarly databases and prestigious universities as well as research centers around the world. Articles in the IJ-ELTS focus on educational policy, pedagogy, theory, practices and researches related to the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Discourse and Culture Studies.
Call for papers:
The IJ-ELTS invites unpublished, quality research papers/case studies for January-March, 2014 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: January 31, 2014
Issue publication date: March 1, 2014