This conference will focus on reuniting the local and global in the urban world. Speakers will consider the cultural environment in which Hull-House flourished as well as the political, institutional, and visionary legacies of that environment. Speakers include William Ayres, Victoria Brown, Bernardine Dohrn, Shannon Jackson, David Montgomery, George Sanchez, Kathryn Kish Sklar, and Deborah White. The conference will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities. For further information or to register, contact Linda Vavra, 701 S. Morgan, MC206, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607-7040; T: (312) 996-6354; email:<lvavra@uic.edu>; Web site: www.uic.edu/depts/huminst/hullhouse.htm
Chicago, IL: September 17-18, 1999

The Department of Classics, University of Maryland, College Park, announces an interdisciplinary conference on "American Women and Classical Myths," Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25, 1999. Plenary presentations will address the role of classical myths in women's creative contributions to American visual art, dance and the theater. Session topics include African-American women writers and classical myths; 19th century American women's encounters with Greek myth; classical myths in the work of Margaret Fuller and other 19th century American women writers; American women, classical myths and science fiction; classical myths in HD and early 20th century women poets; classical myths in later 20th century poetry by women; and American women, classical myths, and popular culture. Wokshops include both pedagogical and scholarly topics, among them teaching myth through modern poetry by women. For further information, please consult the conference Web site at www.inform.umd.edu/ARHU/Depts/Classics/mythconf/. Or contact Gregory Staley, Department of Classics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; T: (301) 405-2016; email: <gs32@umail.umd.edu>
College Park, MD: September 24-25, 1999

The 58th meeting of The English Institute will take up questions of temporality in a variety of contexts-literature (from the tenses of sentences to the time of literary periods), culture (from Medieval catastrophe to electronic cool), and history (from its theoretical impossibility to its continuing necessity). What notions of past, present, and future shape contemporary thinking? Participants at the conference include: Jonathan Arac, Jay Clayton, Samuel R. Delany, Jr., Louise O. Fradenburg, Catherine Gallagher, Marianne Hirsch, Jane A. Gallop, Barbara Johnson, Alan Liu, Wahneema Lubiano, Jerome J. McGann, Karen Newman, Stephen G. Nichols, Jennifer Wicke. For more information, please contact Monica Miller, The English Institute, Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; T: (617) 496-1006; email: <englinst@fas.harvard.edu>; Web site: www.fas.harvard.edu/~englinst.
Cambridge, MA: October 1-3, 1999

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the Second Biennial International Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, "Challenging Rhetorics: Cross-Disciplinary Sites of Feminist Discourse," to be held October 7-9, 1999, in Minneapolis. This conference will provide a forum for feminist scholars across the academy and community to share new developments in language, literacy, and rhetoric. Over 150 panels, performances, roundtables, interactive workshops, featured speakers, and readings of creative writing are planned. For further information, see our Web site at http://femrhet.cla.umn.edu or contact Hildy Miller at <mille99@ tc.umn.edu> and at CISW, University of Minnesota, 227 Lind Hall, 207 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Minneapolis, MN: October 7-9, 1999

The International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, honoring the sesquicentennial of the death of Edgar Allan Poe, will take place at the beautiful Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. The Conference will feature 40 sessions-120 papers-concerning diverse aspects of Poe's life and works. The guest of honor will be detective novelist John Dunning, and a special attraction will be the performance of John Astin as Poe in the theatrical performace of Edgar Allan Poe-Once Upon a Midnight. Other special events will include a poetry reading featuring Philip Levine, John Irwin, and Dave Smith, and a bus tour of Poe's Richmond. For more information or to register, please call (800) PSU-TODAY or visit www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/EdgarAllanPoe. For room reservations at the Jefferson, please call (800) 424-8014. Hosted by the Poe Museum; sponsored by the Poe Studies Association, Penn State DuBois, the Commonwealth College and the Department of English of The Pennsylvania State University, and the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of English of Louisiana State University.
Richmond, VA: October 7-10, 1999

Michigan State University presents the 32nd Modern Literature Conference featuring plenary speakers Lauren Berlant, Rey Chow, Paul Finkelman, Michael Paul Luetzeler. Fifteen sessions including Images and Citizenships, Partial Affiliations, Perverse Denizens/Denizens of the Perverse, National Bodies, African-American Citizens, Overtures to Civil Rights, Citizens of Modernity, Reproducing Citizenship, Aliens, Civic Follies, The Republic of Childhood, The End of Culture, with papers by (among others) Grant Farred, Judith Roof, Donald Pease, Lynda Zwinger, David Clark, Tim Morris, and John Paul Riquelme. Cultural Citizenship takes its bearings from the modern idea of culture, a legacy of western anthropology. In social and cultural theory of every kind, including legal and literary theory, culture has usually been deployed with one eye on a politics of citizenship­who¹s in, who¹s out. The conference invites a critical look at cultural citizenship in literature, the law, and the arts. Organized by the Comparative Literature Program, Michigan State University. Further information including registration from hansen@pilot.msu.edu
East Lansing, MI: October 21­23, 1999

The Sloan Program for the Study of Business in Society at the George Washington University Law School presents its Inaugural Conference, "The Role of the Corporation in Modern Society." The Sloan Program is the first American multi-disciplinary think tank designed to examine the nature and purpose of the corporation in the US and the world. The Program will focus on the extent corporations are obligated to serve public interests beyond maximizing stockholder profit. Topics inlude: American Inequality and the Corporation, Psychological Perspectives on the Behavior of Corporate Actors, Callings and the Moral Meanings of Work, Moral Choice in Competitive Environments, and the Great Antitrust Experiment. These issues, and others, will be addressed from a global, multi-disciplinary pespective by speakers from a broad spectrum of disciplines including: law, philosophy, business ethics, economics, psychology, sociology, and history. The principal speakers are Ken Binmore, Robert Frank, Claude S. Fischer, Tom Tyler, Lou Galambos, J. Russell Muirhead, William Sullivan, Cally E. Jordan, and David Trickett. Commentary will be provided by leading corporate law professors as well as professors from other disciplines. For further information please contact Patricia Tobin, T: (202) 739-0629; email: ptobin@main.nlc.gwu.edu
Washington, DC, October 22­23, 1999

The University of Western Ontario presents "Paris-SubStance-USA: The Passage of Literary and Cultural Criticism." The first SubStance-UWO Conference will be held from 22-24 October, 1999 on the campus of the University of Western Ontario, London. Topics include: the historical context of French-American intellectual exchange; the American appropriation of French thought; the relevance of French thought to the education system in America; the losses and gains suffered by French theory in its transfer to "America"; the future of French thought; and the future of American literary theory and cultural criticsm. Fifteen speakers will address issues raised in papers given by invited speakers: Marc Angenot, Françoise Gaillard, Martin Jay, Françoise Meltzer, Christopher Norris, Tiphaine Samoyault. The board of the journal SubStance will act as respondents. For further information and free public access to the archive of the journal SubStance, consult the Web site at www.substance.org, or contact Prof. Robert Barsky, rbarsky@julian.uwo.ca
London, Ontario: October 22—24, 1999

"Women of Appalachia: Their Heritage and Accomplishments" will be held at Ohio University-Zanesville in conjunction with the Women¹s Studies Program of Ohio University. Papers are invited on cultural and socio-economic topics such as Appalachia in Children¹s Literature, Ethnicity, Folk Heritage and Literature, Foodways, Environmental Equity, Family Relationships, Gender Roles, Geographic Journeys, Handicrafts, Herbal Tradition, Media Image and Stereotypes, Migration, Oral History, Sustainable Communities, and Women in Politics. A conference proceedings will be published. Featured speakers include Jo Carson, Wilma Dykeman Stokely, Lynda Ann Ewen, Gerri Gribi and Jack Wright. Ticketed tours available to Longaberger Basket Homestead and Appalachian potteries. Contact Kathi Albertson T: (740) 453-0762; email: albertso@ohiou.edu Visit our Web site for information and on-line registration: www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/appalwomen.htm
Zanesville, OH: October 27­29, 1999

Call for Papers: Analyses of any individual or collective practices casting light on symptoms, including the production or consumption of particular cultural phenomena, the pursuit of certain political actions or public policies, or the structure and/or practices of particular institutions (art, education, entertainment, fashion, food, government, law, literature, medicine, psychotherapy, religion, science, sports, technology, etc.). Papers may address the nature of symptoms in general (either individual or collective); their causes; their consequences; interventions designed to alleviate them; theoretical foundations of relevant concepts; differences between various approaches to the topic; or a particular theoretical perspective. Deadline: September 1, 1999. Send abstracts only to: , or Charles Shepherdson, Institute for Advanced Study, Olden Lane, Princeton, NJ 08450. The conference will be held at the Teachers College of Columbia University.
New York, NY: October 29­31, 1999

Morehouse College, Purdue University Calumet, and Bermuda College present the 2nd International Conference on Caribbean Literature. This conference brings together hundreds of scholars from around the globe to focus attention on Caribbean culture. Papers will relate to three major areas of Caribbean Literature­Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanic. Although English will be the official language for this year¹s conference, papers will be presented in all three languages. The conference features several special events: A pre-conference Caribbean film festival, a forum of Bermudain writers reading from their own works, a book fair, an exhibition of Bermudian visual art, and an evening of Bermudian performance art. Possible speakers include: Ian Carew, Edwidge Danticat, Carol Marsh-Lockett, and Maryse Condé. For informatiion about travel, registration, and hotel accommodations, please contact: Melvin Rahming, Co-Director, Morehouse College, Dept. of English & Linguistics, 830 Westview Dr., S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314; T: (404) 681-2800 x2512; F: (404) 614-8545; email: ; or Jorge Roman-Lagunas, Co-Director, Purdue University Calumet, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literature, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323; T: (219) 989-2165; F: (219) 989-2750; email: roman@calumet.purdue.edu
Paget, Bermuda: November 3­5, 1999

John F. Kennedy saying, "Ich bin ein Berliner" and the opening of the Berlin Wall have powerfully represented German division and reunification especially in the U.S. But what image of Germany can replace them in the year 2000? And what image do East and West Germans have of each other after ten years? The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with co-sponsors in the Five Colleges and from Germany, present an international conference on the tenth anniversary of the mass demonstrations in Berlin of 4 November 1989, one of the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in German history. Interdisciplinary academic discussions will be complemented by the video premiere of The Fall of the Wall: The Path to German Reunification (released by ICESTORM International) and a film series launched at the Northampton Film Festival (with a North American tour to follow): "Berlin, Divided Heaven: From the Ice Age to the Thaw." For information contact: DEFA Film Library, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Herter Hall, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. T: (413) 545-6681, F: (413) 545-6995, email: defa@german. umass.edu; Web site: www.umass.edu/defa.
Northampton, MA: November 4-6, 1999

The Program in Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina announces a conference, "History, Technology, and Identity: After Foucault," March 16-18, 2000. Directed by Martin Donougho and Paul Allen Miller, this meeting is a follow-up to the two-year international conference "Cultural History after Foucault," held in 1997 and 1998 at the universities of Amsterdam and Aberdeen. Plenaries speakers will include Thomas Flynn (Emory), David Konstan (Brown), John Neubaur (Amsterdam), G.S. Rousseau (De Montfort and Oxford), and Jerald Wallulis (South Carolina). We seek to examine both the limits and contributions of Foucault's thought in the three interrelated topics of history, technology, and identity. Send inquiries and one-page abstracts for 20-minute papers to Paul Allen Miller, Program in Comparative Literature, Welsh Hall University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; T: (803) 777-0473; email: <pamiller@sc.edu.> Selected papers will be published in the journal Intertexts. Abstracts must be received by December 1, 1999. For updated information, visit our Web site: http://www.cla.sc.edu/COMP/2ndannualc.html
Columbia, SC: March 16-18, 2000

The University of Texas at Arlington¹s Department of English announces "The Female Principle, Eclipses and Re-Emergences: A Conference on the Forms Taken by the Suppression of Femaleness in Human Cultures." This conference recognizes the suppression of femaleness as a primary meaning of Western and other cultures over a long period, and presents this issue for further scrutiny. It seeks to identify, document, and account for this suppression via the forms it takes­many still concealed, clandestine, underexplored­and their counterforms, from early periods to the present; to describe the suppressed; to explore exceptions that elude suppression; and to identify developing practices that counter it. Proposals invited by November 20, l999. For further information, please see Web site: www.uta.edu/english/hermann/2000; email: LFrank@uta.edu or T: (817) 272-2692 and (817) 478-7794; or write The Female Principle, Box 19035, UTA, Arlington, Tx. 760l9
Arlington, TX: March 30-April 1, 2000

"Don't Stop Till You Get Enough: Consuming Popular Music," the 1999 meeting of IASPM-US (Int'l Assn. for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch), welcomes papers on the cultural roles of music and musicians, how music gets to its audiences, and how it is interpreted and used by listeners in a variety of contexts. The conference will focus especially on consumption practices rather than concentrating on producers at the expense of consumers: we still understand and investigate very little who listens to popular music, how they hear it, and how that music affects their lives. In addition, we welcome any other disciplinary and interdisciplinary examinations of popular music. Also, $200 awards for the three best papers by graduate students will be presented. Panels and other activities will be held in Nashville as part of the conference program. Deadline: May 15, 1999. Send all proposals (preferably by email) to: Professor Thomas Swiss, Chair, Program Committee, 1514 Buresh Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52245. email: <thomas.swiss@drake.edu.> Further information: Prof. Paul Fischer, Dept. of Recording Industry, Box 21, Middle Tenn. State Univ., Murfreesboro, TN 37132. email: <pfischer@frank.mtsu.edu>
Murfreesboro, TN: September 30-October 2, 1999

The Hofstra Cultural Center presents "Oscar Wilde: The Man, His Writings, and His World: Celebrating the Oscar Wilde Centenary." During his life, Wilde was a dramatist, poet, novelist, critic, aesthete, raconteur, family man, homosexual, convict, and exile. On the centennial of his death, this conference will explore the world of the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde. Suggested topics for papers include: Ireland, parentage, education; Travels: America, France...; Sexual Orientation; Last years; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Lawsuits, trials, imprisonment. Other topics will also be considered. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. A one- or two-page summary of proposed paper and a CV are requested by May 1, 1999. A final paper and one-page abstract are required by September 1, 1999. Papers must be submitted in hard copy and on computer diskette (WordPerfect 6.0 preferred). Previously published material should not be submitted. Submit to Conference Director Dr. Robert N. Keane, English Department, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. T: (516) 463-5472; F: (516) 463-6395; email: engrnk@hofstra.edu; Conference Coordinators Deborah Lom and Richard Pioreck, Hofstra Cultural Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000, T: (516) 463-5669; F: (516) 463-4793; email: <hofculctr@hofstra.edu>
Hempstead, NY: April 27-29, 2000

"The Thatcher Years: The Rebirth of Liberty?" presented by Hofstra University and The University of Buckingham. A prospectus or letter of intent is required by September 1, 1999; two copies of completed papers are required by November 1, 1999. Papers must be submitted in hard copy and computer disk (Wordperfect 6.0 or Rich Text Files preferred). Previously published material should not be submitted; selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Conference co-directors: Dr. Bernard J. Firestone, Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Science, Hofstra University; and Professor Robert Taylor, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham. For papers in the USA contact: Dr. Stanislao G. Pugliese, Department of History, Heger Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, T: 516-463-5611, F: (516) 463-2201, email hissgp@hofstra.edu For papers to be presented in England contact: Dr. John Clarke, Director, Centre for International Studies, The University of Buckigham, Buckingham, MK 18 1EG UK, T: 01280.820294, F: 01280.822245, int'l. T:+441280.814080, email:john.clarke@buckingham.ac.uk
Web site: www.hofstra.edu/thatcher
Hempstead, NY: March 27-28, 2000 and Buckingham, England: April 3-4, 2000

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