World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) is organizing 18th International Conference on SMEs in Accra, Ghana during July 25-29, 2012. The 18th International Conference on SMEs would discuss opportunities, issues and approaches involved in empowering women through entrepreneurship. Please visit: www.wasmeicsme2012.org.
Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions
Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga
As we approach the release of the final cinematic installment of the Twilight Saga we want to focus on monsters and pedagogy and in particular the relation between "Twilight and the Classroom". How do we teach Twilight? Why do we teach Twilight? Should we teach Twilight?
The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms of submission on the following or related themes:
In defiance of the traditional notion of essentially separate genres, writers of fiction frequently include poetic elements in their texts.
We are seeking innovative critical essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure for a volume of critical essays to be published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes (peer-reviewed publication) in November 2012.
The volume will feature essays in English and in French and is entitled "Lectures de Mesure pour Mesure de William Shakespeare" (Critical Readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure) and will be the latest in a series of "Lectures de William Shakespeare" (see http://www.pur-editions.fr/detail.php?idOuv=2505 for a sample of the collection)
We invite papers of high literary standards by scholars in the field of Indian Writing in English to contribute to a book to be published by McFarland & Co., Inc., USA in 2013. We encourage only Poststructuralist / Postmodernist / Cultural / Postcolonial / Globalization perspectives. Papers focusing the works of Amitav Ghosh, Anita Rau Badami, Chrostopher Cyrill, Shani Mootoo, Bapsi Sidhwa, Gita Mehta, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sujata Bhatt will be preferred.
Over thirty sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference to be held October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University, have extended their proposal deadline through Tuesday, May 15 (see list below). To see more about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal to one of these sessions, please visit:
Sessions still in search of panelists include:
The overwhelming success of Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas finally confirmed Stein's celebrity status in the United States in 1933. Yet she lamented that she had become known less as an important author than as the host of a Parisian salon in which famous writers and European painters gathered amidst her collection of modern art. Her earlier, more challenging writing continued to go unnoticed and unpublished despite the wide public appeal of the autobiography and the success of Virgil Thomson's production of Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts in 1934.
Proposals will be accepted for this panel until May 15.
This panel welcomes any paper on allegory as either a strategy of interpretation or a mode of literary construction. Especially encouraged are papers engaging with allegory in unconventional or theoretically challenging ways: finding allegory in unusual places; interrogating long-held assumptions; rethinking historical or contemporary critical discourse. Genre and period are open.
Please contact the organizer, Brenda Machosky, with inquiries or submissions. 50-word abstracts and 500 word proposals will also need to be submitted through the PAMLA conference site.
We invite papers that begin to map an "Asian American South," a term that this panel construes broadly. In what ways do Asian American cultural productions engage with the South? How are cross-racial interactions depicted? How does the context of southern regionalism complicate Asian American subjectivity? Is there an "Asian Southern literature"? This panel welcomes considerations of Asian Americans as travelers to and settlers in the South, in film, fiction, poetry, and memoir, from any time period. By June 30, 2012, please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Sailaja Sastry, Barnard College, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MAPACA Music Area invites submissions from individuals or organized panels to participate in the 23rd annual Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1-3, 2012.
Abstracts on any topic of music will be considered. This may include but is not limited to:
ANQ:American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Carson McCullers and her Influence, to be published in early 2013. We are interested in short articles or notes dealing with any aspect of McCullers' work, especially her influence on other writers, or the influence of others on her. Also, we will consider contributions on McCullers and the Global South, McCullers and the New Southern Studies, McCullers and Sexuality, McCullers and Film, McCullers and Music, and International Perspectives on McCullers.
What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production? This conference aims to bring scholars, poets, and creative artists into sustained dialogue on the historical and contemporary practices of ecopoetics.
Session 1: Plague Literature from Classical Antiquity to the 1750s
Session 2: Plague Literature from the Long Eighteenth Century to the Present
'Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800' A Joint Conference organised by History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies To be held at Plymouth University, 5-7 September 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Keynote Speakers: Professor Barbara J. Harris (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
IBBY UK/NCRCL MA CONFERENCE, 10 NOVEMBER 2012
University of Roehampton, London.
Call for Papers on the theme of 'Beyond the Book'