We seek proposals for a Symposium on Asians in the Americans sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University and the Department of Global Cultures and Languages. This Symposium will take place over two days on September 28-29, 2012. Influenced by Edward Said's Orientalism, Roshni Rustomji-Kerns' edited volume Encounters, Karen Tei Yamashita's fiction and essays, and New Worlds, New Lives edited by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Akemi Kitamura-Yano, and James A. Hirabayashi, this symposium aims to explore the multifaceted representations of Asian lives in the Americas in history, sociology, religion, anthropology, art, education, film, and popular culture.
Call for articles:
SPECIAL ISSUE: TEACHING UNDER ATTACK
The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, "The Material Culture of Teaching," which offer historical perspectives on pedagogy or examine material practices/artifacts of pedagogy.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Resource Book on Women Rights
To be published at the Training Workshop for Capacity Building Young Lawyers from Northeast India on Women Rights at NEF Law College, Guwahati (India); February, 2012
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Contemporary Advanced Mathematics (IJCM) Volume 3, Issue 2.
International Journal of Contemporary Advanced Mathematics.
CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics:
Important Dates - IJCM CFP - Volume 3, Issue 2.
Paper Submission: January 31, 2012
Author Notification: March 15, 2012
Issue Publication: April 2012
Call for Participation on Panels at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
Emailed proposals due to me by Thursday, January 12, 2012. I will submit full panel proposals for the conference by the due date of 1/15/12.
Conference Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2012 @ the Philadelphia Convention Center
#1: Trans Fats: A Panel Discussion on Weight Diversity, Fatphobia and Gender Expression
Seeking papers for standing session on Romanticism, open to any topic. Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words to session organizer Lindsay Dearinger(email@example.com) by March 01, 2012. Applicants will receive acceptance or denial of proposals by March 15.
The rise of the middle class in Europe in the eighteenth century, culminating in the French Revolution, resulted in a bourgeois ideology that dominated in the nineteenth century and beyond. Men and women became clearly defined in terms of the widening distinction between public and private spaces in an increasingly commercialized society, and the former feudal hierarchy was largely replaced by a hierarchy based on sex/gender. The emerging economic division of "home" and "world" also translated into mental, emotional, and sexual differences: men became aligned with activity and rationality, their function was defined as cultural, whereas women were seen as passive and emotional and were defined through marriage and family.
In recent years, the humanities have been facing a crisis guided by corporate measures taking place in universities across the globe. The changes occurring in the university demand many academic departments to justify their relevance and applicability in our world today. We face a need to redefine what the humanities are in the twenty-first century and more specifically the role of the modern language and literature departments in the new humanities.
Scholars across disciplines have begun to engage in interdisciplinary conversations that address the current state and the future of the humanities. By participating in this debate, we aim to redefine our place inside and outside of the university.
In her novel Hagar's Daughter, African American feminist Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins imagines her black female characters as looking back to and claiming cross-racial, gendered legacies in the process of forming their own identities, from Hagar Sargeant's dreaming of white colonial dames to Venus Johnson's militant transvestism. In The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton draws from the exegetical grouping of Judaism, femininity, and sexuality in the persons of Simon Rosedale and Lily Bart to reexamine Old New York's puritanical insistence upon its citizens' moral and physical inviolability.
20th-Century Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction: abstracts by June 15, 2012, essays by Sept. 15, 2012
How utopian and/or dystopian fiction creates new worlds, establishes genre, and critiques gender roles, traditions, and values; e.g. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Monique Wittig, Marge Piercy, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood. c.v and 500 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
20-30 page essays by Sept. 15, 2012 for possible publication by Cambridge Fellows Press. Writers around the world may be considered, but texts must be available in English and essays must be in English.
ESSE Conference, Istanbul 4-8 September 2012
Post-9/11 Cultures of Terror in South-East Asian Literature and Film
Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th Century American Literature
I would like to propose a panel of papers that explores the role of science (rather than technology) in 19th century American literature for the 23rd Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA.
In/coherence: expression, translation, violence
Cultural Social and Political Thought Workshop
University of Victoria: April 21-22, 2012
The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program at the University of Victoria is pleased to announce a call for papers and projects for our annual graduate conference on April 21-22, 2012. The title of this year's conference is in/coherence: expression, translation, violence. Thematic workshops will feature keynote speakers and student submissions (papers, performances, art pieces). This interdisciplinary conference seeks to engage in/coherence in social, cultural and political discourses, especially with respect to contemporary events.
Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)