Proposals are being accepted until March 1, 2012 for papers that deal with any aspect of the texts and contexts of 19th-century British Literature. Cultural studies, gender studies, and historical approaches are especially encouraged. Further information on the conference is available on the RMMLA website. Direct questions regarding this session to Dr. Gloria Eastman, Metropolitan State College of Denver, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/1/12.
The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For our inaugural issue of The Critic, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.
Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.
Papers on modernist responses to the intersections among death, intimacy, and erotic life. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:
+ modernist gothic
+ the uncanny
+ fiction, poetry, art dealing with the death of a beloved
+ representations of corpses, ghosts, etc. in film, art, dance
+ generic considerations: memoir, elegy, etc.
+ approaches: psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, trauma studies, affect/emotion studies, narrative theory
Due 2/10/12. Contact me if you want more details. All proposals must relate to aging and or ageism. They will be reviewed. Selected papers will be forwarded to NWSA for a 2nd review round. Papers/panels that are accepted will be part of the NWSA Annual Conference in Oakland, CA, November 8-11, 2012
#1 Women in the Fourth Stage—Harbingers of Decline or Feminist Heralds of a Revolutionary Future?
#2 Older Women: Networked for Change or Kicked to the Social Media Curb?
#3 Imagining a Future that Deprivileges Youth: Decolonizing Knowledge to Overcome Hegemonic Norms of Western Beauty Culture
#4 Stuck in "The Middle": Class Status and the Female Caregiver in American Popular Culture
The 2012 Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary Shakespeare Studies conference sponsored by Southern Utah University's Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. It is scheduled for Aug 6-8, 2012, in Cedar City, Utah. Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.
This NWSA panel seeks presentations which address the intersection of gender and class in American popular culture representations of the caregiver. In the last decade, a variety of novels, "self-help" texts, films, and television programs have emerged to bring light on this previously invisible role. How do these texts address the economic impact of domestic eldercare, and how do they relate caregiving to gendered work?
GSE Research (www.gseresearch.com) is a new scholarly publisher, aiming to offer a different approach to scholarly publishing, focusing on the areas of:
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Science
- Sustainability and Sustainable Business
- Corporate Governance and Responsible Leadership
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).