Across the humanities and social sciences, a new conversation has begun about the enigmas of capital, and of finance capital, in particular. This special issue of the Radical History Review on "The Fictions of Finance" aims to intervene in that conversation and to help to shape it. From geography, history, and literary studies to anthropology, sociology, and labor studies, there has been an efflorescence of work on finance and commercial capital, flourishing amid the current capital crisis and chronic "recession." As a historical primer on the planetary intersections of the rhetorical and the operational dimensions of "The Fictions of Finance," this issue is designed to knit together the disparate strands of these renewed conversations.
Multidisciplinary conference on text and image creation, use and reception in ultra-contemporary literature and visual art (works created in the 21st century). http://lex-icon21.blogspot.com/
« The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is CAPABLE of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. » — Ezra Pound
The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites the submission of proposals for individual papers to its Literature and Religion session. Papers may engage a wide range of religious and literary traditions, historical periods, and theoretical approaches. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the intersection between literature, religion, and the following issues:
- The family
- Representations of the messianic or the apocalyptic
Presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long (approximately 8 doubled-spaced pages).
The deadline for paper proposals is MARCH 1, 2012.
WASTE: An Interdisciplinary Conference
March 30-31, 2012
Keynote Address: Thierry Bardini (Universite de Montreal), author of Junkware and Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing
Presenters are requested to marry some aspect of critical theory or the philosophy of language to the study of literary prosody. Presentations in prosody in languages other than English will be welcome. Submission deadline March 1.
MP: An Online Feminist Journal is growing, and we are looking to
expand our editorial board!
We seek energetic people with a passion for feminist scholarship to help with handling our growing submission volume and with expanding the journal as it moves toward a regular publication cycle.
We seek to add two new members at this time. Here are some basic
qualifications we are looking for:
-- A background and strong interest in feminist studies and issues. As we are an interdisciplinary journal, some interdisciplinary study is preferred.
-- The ability to converse about these issues in a civil and critical manner with people of different training levels and backgrounds.
CALL FOR PAPERS UPDATE:
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ.
George Perkins Marsh: An American for all Seasons.
Please note the following changes to our conference scheduling:
-The conference CFP deadline has been extended to 15 March 2012.
-The conference will take place on 04 May 2012 only (this will be a one day not two day conference).
"Robin Hood and the Canon"
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of Romantic voyaging, the period, its context and its authors. Papers which address the larger issues of 'voyaging' will be welcome too.
The conference will include an opportunity to admire some of the treasures of the Rare Book collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library. There will also be time to explore the bracing sea-front and beautiful streets of Wellington with its numerous restaurants and bars, and to ascend via the famous cable car to the Botanical Gardens.
The keynote speakers are:
Dr Ruth Lightbourne (Alexander Turnbull Library)
Professor Vincent O'Sullivan, DCNZM
Professor Nicholas Roe (St Andrews University, Scotland)
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 14th Annual Conference:
(M)other Nature? Inscriptions, Locations, Revolutions
Dates: 31 May–2 June 2012
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7-13, Bucharest, Romania
Franc Chamberlain (University of Huddersfield)
Carl Lavery (University of Aberystwyth)
Ralph Yarrow (University of East Anglia)
Priscilla Solis Ybarra (University of North Texas)
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2012
Conference Schedule Announced:
Visit www.movingmodernisms.org for more information and registration.
Moving Modernisms is a four day agenda-setting conference taking place in Oxford, 21st-24th March 2012. Bringing together internationally distinguished speakers from across the globe, the conference will explore and evaluate the cultural, material and intellectual landscapes of Modernist scholarship and some of the most significant directions in which study of the period has developed over the past forty years.
The conference will explore the numerous aspects conveyed in the title, including:
The Margaret Atwood Society invites submissions for its annual panel at MLA (3-6 Jan. 2013, Boston).
We are seeking papers that explore the themes of religion, ethics, and/or debt in Atwood's works. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract and a brief bio by March 2nd.
Electronic submissions preferred: Karma Waltonen (email@example.com)
Plenum 4 (Spring 2013) Call for Papers
The HBCU: Past, Present, and Future
In 2010, President Barack Obama re-affirmed the mission of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities by designating increased funding for these institutions. This increased funding and focus on HBCUs serve as recognition of the crucial role of HBCUs in educating traditionally underserved populations.
CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS
The Norman Mailer Society Tenth International Conference
October 10-13, 2012
The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the Tenth Annual International Conference of The Norman Mailer Society, to be held in Provincetown, MA. "Norman Mailer: Achievements and Paradoxes" is the theme of the conference and papers on any topic related to Norman Mailer will be considered.
An Interdisciplinary Conference to take place on February 21-23, 2013, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sponsored by the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)