In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of Gaskell's death, we are seeking abstracts for an edited volume on the subject of Place, Progress, and Personhood in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. The nineteenth century saw dramatic changes in the landscape of Britain as industry and technology reshaped the geographical space. The advent of the railway and the increasing predominance of manufactory machinery reoriented the nation's physical and social countenance. But alongside the excitement of progress and industry, there was also a sense of fear and loss manifested through an idealisation of the country home, the pastoral retreat, and the agricultural South.
This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.
The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.
This panel seeks to explore the role of birds in the erotic imagination of medieval and pre-modern French literature. Why are fowl such important symbols of erotic desire? How do bestiaries, dietetic texts, and medical theories affect the literary uses of edible birds and those who consume them? How do portrayals of birds relate to those of animals in general? What can avian figures teach us about conceptions of human amatory and sexual appetites?
A few possible topics of interest might be (but are by no means limited to):
We accept only electronic submissions via e-mail as attached documents (Microsoft word only) which must include Name and country in the body of your submission. Authors are requested to provide their full Bio-data and should not forget to provide information regarding contact details with their e-mail address in the same attachment (do not send more that one attachment).
Format of the articles:
Authors are requested to follow the MLA style strictly while preparing the articles. Authors are also requested to include the following in the format of their articles:
1. Full Title with subtitle, if any. Times New Roman, 14, Bold, (Not all capital letters)
2. An abstract of the article of about 100-150 words.
In discussing feminism's impact on American men and /masculinity, it has been more common for cultural scholars to view feminism in negative terms. Analyses of media images of masculinity since second-wave feminism have likewise focused on feminism as a negative force regarding constructions of masculinity, presenting examples of male figures that dominate, co-opt or crumble in the face of strong female characters
Instead of beginning with a set hypothesis on the effect of the feminist movement on images of masculinity on film and television, this edited collection seeks essays that represent a range of responses to the ongoing conversation between U.S. feminisms and constructions of masculinity.
In this present paper an attempt has been made to analyze the agricultural land use pattern at micro level in Pulwama district of Kashmir Valley. Study is based on the primary as well as secondary data. Agricultural land use pattern and production is influenced by physical, socio-economic, technological and organizational factors. An effort has been made here to study the changing land use pattern, cropping pattern, pattern of crop diversification, crop combination and ranking of the crops in Pulwama district for the year 2010 - 2011, which is considered to be a normal year from agricultural point of view. The crop data has been computed with the help of Jasbir Singh's method of crop diversification and weaver's method of crop combination.
Exploring contexts: language at crossroads of society and culture
November 9-10, 2012
Queen's University Belfast: Schools of Education, English and Modern Languages
Call for Papers
This year's conference theme is 'Exploring contexts: language at crossroads of society and culture'. With this theme, we seek to examine the interactional, communicative, societal and cultural functions of language. The conference will promote internationalisation by bringing researchers from across the globe together and by providing vital networking opportunities.
"A Georgic Moment"
(Re)Writing Home: Trans- and Post- Nationalisms in U.S. Latino/a Literature
The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.
For Conference details click http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php
Deadline for proposal submissions is 30 November.
Proposal which consider the diversity of animation in relation to popular culture are welcomed. Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:
Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
The 23rd biennial conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies 2013
Call for Papers
Friday May 24- Sunday May 26, 2013
Karlstad University, Sweden
Palestinian International Conference on Information and
Communication Technology (PICICT 2013)
April 15 - 16, 2013
Faculty of Information Technology
Islamic University of Gaza
The conference aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and practitioners to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, developments, applications and research results on all aspects of Information and communication Technology and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.