Canadian Women Writers Conference – Connecting Texts and Generations

CALL FOR PAPERS CWRC 1: Canadian Women Writers Conference: Connecting Texts and Generations An Interdisciplinary, International Conference Canadian Literature Centre, University of Alberta 30 September – 3 October 2010 The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC, pronounced “quirk”) will provide a digital platform for new collaborations in humanities research. Supporting team-based scholarship, digitization and editing, and … Read more…

CFP: CCLA Meeting Congress 2010: Deadline extended (31 Jan 2010)


CONGRESS/ Congrès 2010

Association canadienne de littérature comparée (ACLC)/
Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA)

May 28 – 30 mai
Concordia, Montréal, Québec

Connexions comparatives/ Comparative Connections

Pour le congrès 2010, l’ACLC vous invite à soumettre des propositions qui établissent des connexions d’ordre comparatif. Ces propositions, centrées sur le thème général de connexions comparatives, auront pour objectif d’illustrer, d’éclairer, ou de mettre en question les méthodologies comparatistes traditionnelles. Par connexions comparatives, nous entendons la dynamique épistémique et sociopolitique complexe qui informe les textes et les formations culturelles. Bien que les études comparatistes sous-entendent habituellement une perspective binaire, nous encourageons les études de cas ou les approches méthodologiques ou théoriques qui vont au delà de ce cadre d’analyse binaire. Nous encourageons plus spécifiquement les propositions qui s’attachent à montrer ce qui peut être révélé ou, au contraire, caché par la mise en place de paramètres comparatifs particuliers qui transcendent ces approches binaires et s’interrogent sur les multiples niveaux de connectivité qui caractérisent les textes et autres pratiques culturelles.

For Congress 2010, the CCLA invites presentations that make comparative connections and illustrate, illuminate or interrogate comparative methodologies in this light. By comparative connections we mean the complex epistemic, cultural and socio-political dynamics informing texts and cultural formations. While the act of comparison would normally seem to indicate a binary, we encourage papers that interrogate and transcend this binary perspective. Papers may focus on case studies or on methodological and theoretical approaches. The overall aim is to explore what can be revealed or concealed by setting particular parameters for comparison that move to an interrogation of the multiple levels of connectivity that characterize texts and other cultural practices.

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Caribbean Enlightenment: 2nd Call for Papers: deadline extended 28th February 2010

An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference, 8th to 9th April 2010, University of Glasgow Keynote Speakers J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown UniversityKei Miller, University of Glasgow Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of … Read more…

Joint Panel Proposal: ACQL-CCLA: Spatial Exclusion in Canadian and Québec Literatures

Joint Panel Proposal: ACQL / CCLA

Spatial Exclusion in Canadian and Québec Literatures

Domenic A. Beneventi, CELAT-UQAM

Spatial theory since the 1960s has had an important influence on recent literary criticism and cultural studies. Lefebvre’s notion of the spatial as a complex social process, Massey’s investigations of the gendering of space, Harvey and Sennett’s discussions of class, capital, and the body in spatial context, and the microspaces of dwelling and architecture discussed in the work of Bachelard, have provided new theoretical tools to think about representation, civility, justice, citizenship, and state power. As a result, discussions about materially and historically situated bodies and spaces have emerged, providing a fuller understanding of the layered complexities of place, one in which the spatial is informed and defined by specific social, historical, and economic forces, and by the psychological and social inscriptions which operate on bodies in various spaces.

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CfP: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.  (Voltaire)

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.  (Walt Whitman)

Transverse, the graduate journal of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature, welcomes academic papers, literary reviews, creative writing, and art on the topic of Censorship. The journal will be published online in the spring of 2010 at

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CFP: Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis Articulations Workshop

2010 ASCA International Workshop: “Articulation(s)”

March 22 – 24, 2010
University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for paper submissions and panel sessions for its yearly International Workshop.

How do we analyze, understand, and participate in the world? What are the ways in which we can think through concepts such as aesthetics, identity, politics, and space to articulate the object(s) of our inquiry? These are a few of the questions the 2010 ASCA International Workshop, “Articulation(s),” seeks to explore. The workshop offers a space in which we can reflect upon such questions and the methodological nuances, theoretical consequences, and political implications that arise when we interrogate (trans)national theories, disciplines, and contested object(s).

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Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference: Call for Session Proposals

The 8th international Crossroads will be held in Hong Kong, June 17-21, 2010. Hosted by Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution, and organized by its Department of Cultural Studies and Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Program, this will be the first time Crossroads holds this important academic gathering in East Asia.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Modernism and the Avant-garde through Ryerson’s Post Doctoral Fellows Competition

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Center (MLCRC) at Ryerson University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an energetic, diverse, and widely published research team at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, an institution known for its innovation and cutting-edge scholarship approaches. The Fellow will work closely with the Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture and other members of the team to conduct research, author manuscripts, mentor graduate students and interns, and participate in research outreach activities. For more information on our ongoing research projects, see Both mentored and independent research experiences, as well as collaborations, are offered to the Fellow in preparation for a future research career. Ongoing training is offered in literary and cultural research.

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CfP: Retours sur le passé & visions d’avenir: The Next 100 Years of Liberal Arts – Confronting the Challenges

L’internationalisation, le corporatisme, l’appauvrissement de l’investissement gouvernemental, et l’héritage de l’implication ecclésiastique font partie des défis ayant un impact sur l’enseignement des arts libéraux.  Ces réalités entament l’autonomie, la responsabilité et peut-être même l’integrité de l’enseignement des arts libéraux.  Le point de mire de cette conférence est multidisciplinaire ; elle s’adresse particulièrement aux membres du corps professoral, aux étudiant-e-s, et aux universités ayant une forte tradition dans le domaine des arts libéraux.

Le 100ème anniversaire de la fondation de St. Thomas University représente une occasion unique de faire le point afin de nous préparer aux questions et défis que les universités et collèges spécialisés dans l’enseignement des arts libéraux vont rencontrer au cours des cent prochaines années.

Internationalization, corporatization, the impoverishment/diminishment of government funding, and legacies of religious involvement are among the challenges that are having an impact on Liberal Arts education.  Such realities challenge the autonomy, accountability and perhaps even the integrity of Liberal Arts education.  The focus of this conference is multidisciplinary; it will be of particular interest to faculty, students, and universities with a strong Liberal Arts component.

The 100th Anniversary of the founding of St. Thomas University presents an occasion to take stock and look forward at the issues and challenges that Liberal Arts Universities and Colleges will encounter over the next 100 years.

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