When we encounter dolls as grown-ups, what is it that we are encountering? What might personal and cultural doll-identifications betray about relationships with the past, with gender and sexuality, with play, with tenderness and with terror? This panel invites submissions which reflect upon the sociocultural meaning of the doll as text, as artifact, or, more traditionally, as an enduring literary and filmic obsession. In psychoanalysis as well as in the popular imagination, dolls have long played the role of uncanny object. This panel is particularly interested in the way in which new technologies, products and markets have uncannily reproduced, intensified and responded to anxieties and hauntings from the past.
Studies of celebrity, fame, notoriety, and stardom have become increasingly complex and important in our media saturated society. Beginning with studies of fame--which focused on a wide variety of figures that operated in the public sphere, including politicians, religious figures, and military heroes--and studies of stardom--which interrogated stars like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll and Lucille Ball as symbols of societal fears, prejudices, and desires--the field of celebrity studies has continued to evolve, accommodating the changes in media and the relationship between the individual and the public sphere in the 21st century.
This panel invites papers that explore the notion of encounter within the context of Critical Digital Humanities. The conference theme theorizes that encountering is related to, but hardly synonymous with interaction and mediation - two theoretical lenses more frequently deployed within the Digital Humanities field. As such, one area in which papers on this panel might focus, then, is in further explicating the theoretical constellation made up by these three terms. How can we further theorize the differences and similarities within mediation, interaction, and encounter?
Deadline for abstracts 4 March, 2013
Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher conference
22nd and 23rd May, 2013 - Institute of English Studies, London, UK
**SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 21, 2013**
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy." – F. Scott Fitzgerald
"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." – Harvey Dent, Batman: The Dark Knight
Richard Harrison, Mount Royal University
Aruna Srivastava, University of Calgary
CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is March 31, 2013; accepted essays due June 30, 2013)
The goal of the Teaching Hemingway series is to present collections of essays with various approaches to teaching emergent themes in Hemingway's major works to a variety of students in secondary and private schools and at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teacher-scholars who have used Hemingway's work in domestic, international, HBCU, MA/PhD, MFA, and many other settings can apply.
Friday Evening Speaker
Kelly Kinney, Binghamton
"Back to the Future: How a Nascent Program Built a Culture of Writing--and Won the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence"
Saturday Luncheon Speaker
Richard Miller, Rutgers
Author of As if Learning Mattered: Reforming Higher Education (1998) and Writing at the End of the World (2005).
New York University
April 4-5, 2013
Keynote by Asa Mittman (California State University, Chico) on April 4
Conference on April 5
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: ABSTRACTS NOW DUE JANUARY 25TH, 2013**
Stowe and Religion
In Oldtown Folks, Harriet Beecher Stowe famously complains that "woman's nature had never been consulted in theology." Yet, as the daughter, sister, and wife of clergymen, Stowe was herself steeped in the theology and religious practice of her day. Through her fiction, Stowe sometimes challenges the patriarchal leadership of the Christian Church and articulates an alternative vision of spiritual life that she figures simply as "the Religion of Christ."
Papers are sought on any aspect of religion, spirituality, or theology in the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Possible topics of exploration in Stowe's fiction include but are not limited to:
The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 21-24, 2013.
Possessing, as we do, a diversity in critical methodologies that is both inclusive and illuminating, the members of the Sports Studies caucus are dedicated to a consideration of sport that relates to issues of broader relevance: enriching and deepening connections between our work and the work of our not-so-sports-inclined colleagues. We seek proposals that examine the wider cultural resonances of sport even as they address the 2013 Annual Meeting theme: "Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent."
CALL FOR WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
ECAL 2013 - 12th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL LIFE
The ECAL 2013 Organising Committee invites proposals for Tutorials and Workshops to be held in conjunction with ECAL 2013 in Taormina, Italy, September 2-6, 2013.
The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.
Conference Date: April 5, 2013
Deadline: Abstracts of no more than 350 words are due January 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include a one-page CV that demonstrates your research interests.
24th Annual GNEL/ASNEL Conference
Chemnitz University of Technology
09 – 11 May 2013
Convener: Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten
AbdouMaliq Simone, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Amit Chaudhuri, Professor in Contemporary Literature, University of East Anglia
Husain M. Naqvi, award-winning author of the novel Home Boy, Karachi
Rolf J. Goebel, Professor of German, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Rhetoric Matters is designed for use as an online textbook in first-year college and university composition programs. This third edition will take advantage of the multimodal features consistent with an ePub format. The editors seek submissions that address academic writing and critical thinking from a rhetorical perspective. In addition to chapters that explore processes associated with persuasive and well-researched academic writing, contributors should engage a student audience and include multimodal components (embedded images, videos, hyperlinks, etc.) to complement the text.