Aesthetics of Colonial Chemistry
King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference
What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?
We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.
Authority versus Alterity: The Return of Hegemony?
The teaching of ancient languages and cultures has become increasingly marginalised within the linguistic studies in general, and university curricula in particular. In this issue, we will see at new ways how new teaching methodologies and technologies can be applied to this historical branch.
Among the questions addressed here are the contributions historical linguistic studies can make to both neighbouring and more remote academic disciplines, as well as to the general education and professional training of university students.
This session invites papers that consider the boundaries - physical, imposed, and imaginary - that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please contact Kimberly Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org with a 300 word abstract before March 31.
For more information on the conference visit: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp
Looking for information as it pertains Swift's Gullivers Travels and his influence on pop culture and travel writing. Scope is to see how Swift's classic work has been adapted to, or influenced, the modern era.
Proposed special session for MLA 2013 (Boston, Jan. 3-6)
MLA Special Session: Madness and Mayhem in Women's Novels of the Black Diaspora
Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2012
300 word abstract
January 3-6, 2013, Boston, MA
Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content. In addition, next year we will publish a new special issue, "Remembering the Civil War," for which we are now accepting submissions from scholars from all fields.
Over 60,000 people annually read Southern Cultures in print, online, and through eBooks, including scholars and students of American studies, literature, history, labor, African American Studies, religion, pop culture, sociology, women & gender, folklore, film, art, and many other subjects.
The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 3/21/12 to email@example.com.
The SCMLA conference will be held in San Antonio, TX on November 8-10, 2012.
Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Paul Beatty, Jenifer Levin—-these are just a few of our most ambitious and highly regarded American writers who have produced thoughtful, significant literary fiction about the world of sports. In their work and the work of others, we see how the arena or field of play is a stage upon which passionate human dramas about almost every aspect of American culture are performed.
Call for Submissions: Edited Collection of Essays on the Pre-Tenure Experience (EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts due April 15th, 2012; submissions due June 1st, 2012)
Editor: Erin Marie Furtak (University of Colorado at Boulder)
6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence & 4th International Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living (UCAmI-IWAAL 2012)
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, December 3-5th, 2012
Deadline Paper Submission : June 15, 2012
This session will focus on innovative ways of translating one-on-one teaching strategies to the larger English or Foreign Language classroom in a context of increasing class sizes and diminishing resources. Panelists with both classroom expertise and experience in writing centers, leading independent studies, and other one-to-one teaching forums are particularly welcome to share creative methods that work. Abstracts that can establish how the proposed strategy is both novel and effective will be given preference.
Please send a 500-word abstract and brief bio or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2012.
The MLA's CSGSP- The Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession is organizing a Roundtable on the value of and expectations for the MA (Masters of Arts) in English, Comparative Literature, and foreign languages as a teaching degree in higher education. In response to the 2011 MLA-ADE report on the Master's Degree in English (http://www.mla.org/rethinking_degree), we seek a variety of perspectives on the terminal master's degree. Our roundtable will consider questions such as: