Conferences and Calls for Papers
Here are all the CFPs sent out to the English graduate student body at UNCG, listed in order of submission deadline, with the earliest approaching dates at the top of the list.
If you would like to submit a CFP to be posted on this site, please email email@example.com.
For a longer listing of CFPs in the English field, check out the UPenn site.
For its fifth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, “What academic work are you engaged in?” This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with established professionals who can answer questions about best practices.
The conference will be held this year on Saturday, Sept 25.
We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. Instead of asking you to bend your interests to a specific theme, we want you to use our conference as an opportunity to explore what it means to be part of the English profession as you present your work, honestly engage your peers’ work, and participate in a comfortable, open forum with current professionals who will answer questions you may have about the daily practices of scholars in our field. We invite you to share your current interests and encourage you to contribute to the fundamental questions that fuel discussion in English studies.
Individual and panel proposals will be accepted on topics relating to English Studies including: literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing and nonfiction, and critical theory. For individual proposals, please submit a one-page proposal describing your current project by May 15, 2010 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Panel proposals should be submitted to the same email address, by May 15, 2010, and should include the following: panel title, organizer/moderator’s name and contact information, names and contact information for panelists, a short description of the panel topic, and abstracts of the papers included in the panel.
Call For Papers
Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period
A two-day conference to be held on August 6th and 7th 2010 at Trinity College Dublin
Funded by The School of English at Trinity College Dublin, The School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, and The Society for Renaissance Studies.
Prof. Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr. Thomas Rist (University of Aberdeen)
& Prof. Danielle Clarke (University College Dublin)
Dr. Rory Loughnane (Trinity College Dublin) & Ms. Edel Semple (University College Dublin)
In recent years, early modern literary criticism has shown a marked interest in the concept of what constitutes transgression, the liminal and the marginal. Actions understood as transgressive were acted out on stage and described in sermons, conduct manuals, ballads, jest-books and other ‘cheap print’. Developing from this early modern literary fascination and building upon recent critical material on the subject, a two-day conference will take place in Trinity College Dublin on August 6th and 7th 2010 exploring the representation and performance of transgression in Tudor and Stuart literature. The conference is an inter-institutional collaboration organised between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, and it aims to interrogate the early modern period’s insistent awareness of transgressive persons, places and things, deviant behaviours and communities. We invite papers that examine literary engagements with transgression in all its forms, from minor to severe violations of social, cultural, legal, political and religious norms and rules.
Papers are sought particularly in the following areas:
- transgressive individuals and communities such as criminals, witches, traitors, spies, malcontents, bawds, whores, usurers…
- deviant relationships such as those involving miscegenation, necrophilia, bestiality, infidelity or incest or those that defy boundaries of class, age, or gender…
- transgressive spaces, such as taverns, fairs, playhouses and brothels, and the violation of boundaries such as private/public, inside/outside, city/the Liberties…
- taboos and the construction and contravention of society’s norms…
- linguistic and political transgression through dissenting voices, sedition and rebellion…
- dramatic and literary transgression, such as deviations from generic conventions, pornography, controversial or libellous texts…
- rules and regulatory bodies, including but not limited to the Inns of Court, the guilds, ecclesiastical courts, and the Stationers’ company….
- heresy and orthodoxy, such as blasphemy, sacrilegious acts, desecration and the violation and subversion of religious commands….
- legal corruption and mitigating circumstances…
Please email proposals for papers to Dr. Rory Loughnane and Ms. Edel Semple at email@example.com by Monday 17th May 2010. Abstracts should be approximately 250 words in length and suggested papers should be no longer then 20 minutes.
The Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) has provided funding for several postgraduate travel bursaries. Please email the above address if you would like to apply for one of these £100 bursaries.
For further information and updates please follow the link to the Staging Transgression conference blog: http://stagingtransgression.blogspot.com/
Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
September 2-4, 2010
Comics and film animation are potent media that can have an effect far different from that of more traditional forms of literature. They are composite texts whose mixtures of image, word, and sound offer a more immediate exchange between author(s) and audience, where the visuals directly confront us and demand a reader response in ways that prose narrative does not. The resulting effects can have profound ideological consequences. Either in the form of a comics memoir, a Disney adaptation, a superhero saga, or a single-panel cartoon, graphic narratives shape the way we frame ourselves in terms of gender, race, religion, class, and nationhood.
The Purdue University Comparative Literature Program will be sponsoring a conference devoted to this topic, welcoming papers that explore the ways in which comics and animation engage us politically. Our understanding of “political” is broad in scope, relating not only to affairs of state, but the praxis of graphic narrative and ways it impacts individual identity and community dynamics. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Historical representations in graphic novels
- The appropriation of national myths and folktales in animated film
- Dynamics of humor and subversion in syndicated comic strips
- Imaging the ethnic/racial other in comics and other forms of graphic narrative
- Representations of gender and sexuality in anime and manga
- Personal memoir in graphic novels or animation
- The language of comics as a form of rhetoric
- Representations of trauma in graphic narrative
- Animation and its links to education
- Socio-political issues surrounding graphic novels and library cataloging
- Superheroes and the definition, or complication, of communal and national identity
- Graphic narrative as transnational discourse
- Political cartooning and its social impact
- Hollywood and comics
- Journalism, biography, and graphic narrative
- Using comics and graphic novels as children's and adolescent literature
Email abstracts of 250 words, with a brief author biography, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include "Graphic Engagement Conference 2010" in the subject heading.
*Deadline for submissions is June 18, 2010*
CALL FOR PROPOSALS For an international symposium
Marshall McLuhan in a POMO World: Is the Medium the Message?
October 14, 15, 16, 2010 University of Winnipeg
Thirty years after his death, Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) is widely known for his aphorisms about electronic media (having called the world a “global village” and the medium “the message”). Many consider him to have shaped twentieth-century thinking about technology and communication, and as technology continues its march there has been a resurgence of interest in his ideas and work. Our conference--convened in Winnipeg, where McLuhan received both his B.A. and M.A. --invites you to consider how McLuhan’s ideas resonate in media-saturated post-modern culture.
Other topics related to language and culture, especially those related to media and communications, are also welcome.
Keynote speakers: TBA
For proposal form: www.rhetoric.uwinnipeg.ca
Deadline: June 30, 2010
Notification following vetting: August 15, 2010
Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications
Languages and Cultures Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota
(formerly the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota)