Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact. Regardless of the approach taken, the presence of food as a topic if not an heuristic notably has increased. Scholars use food as a lens whereby, e.g., issues of agricultural production (Winslow, 2011) and social exclusivity (McCord, 2011) are examined. Trade publications address acts of food preparation as craft, art, and profession. Popular texts capitalize on food as both a consumer product and a marketing technique.
Call for Papers: Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 2 January 2012
Proposals requested for the 14th Annual Conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
Providence, Rhode Island
June 14-16, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Professor Elaine Freedgood, English Department,
New York University
Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Daniel Anderson, Dominican University
Luncheon Speaker: Former long-time Major Leaguer and medical pioneer Tommy John.
Short paper abstracts are sought for a panel called "Faulkner and the Digital Humanities" to be proposed to the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which will take place in Oxford, Mississippi, July 7-11, 2012. The conference title this year is "Fifty Years after Faulkner," and its broad theme is a re-examination and re-appraisal of Faulkner's life and work. In addition to traditional approaches, this panel seeks papers that are interdisciplinary in scope, collaborative in nature, and / or use multimedia.
Tales about the Virgin Mary were frequently told in the Middle Ages. They were communicated through diverse media and genres, ranging from poetry and exempla, were depicted on panels and in manuscripts, and followed the rhythms of hagiography, sermons and chant. Interpreting how these stories were made and disseminated and how these different media and genres intersected is fundamental to understanding the reach and impact of ideas about the Virgin Mary and the place of the Marian cult in late medieval culture and parish life.
As always, the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation strives, with its conferences, to bring together a wide audience of university-based scholars, community historians, preservationists, and the general public. AAAHRP conferences provide an excellent setting for anyone with an interest in black history to meet and interact, and where scholars from various disciplines have the opportunity to impart and exchange ideas.
Location: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Tentative Dates (Subject to Change): Friday, February 1 & Saturday, February 2, 2013.
Theme: Unrestricted Black History, a Journey of Discovery.
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Engineering (IJE) Volume 6, Issue 2.
International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences. The journal intends to disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of the engineering field from theoretical, practical and analytical research to physical implications and theoretical or quantitative discussion intended for both academic and industrial progress.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON THE BLACK EXPERIENCE (COBE)
Paine College ~ Augusta, GA
Contact email: email@example.com
"Celebrations of Black Women in American History and Culture"
The School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College is requesting proposals for the Annual Conference on the Black Experience.
The conference will be held on the campus of historic Paine College from February 6-9, 2012.
The 2012 conference will explore and celebrate contributions to the amalgam of history in the Americas, in particular North America, made by women of African Ancestry.
Stet Journal, Issue 2: www.stetjournal.org
Issue 2: Metamorphosis and Change
Stet — the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London — is now accepting submissions for its second peer reviewed* publication from postgraduate students in English, Comparative Literature and American Studies departments.
Issue 2 will present articles from an international pool of postgraduates on the concept of metamorphosis. The issue seeks to consider varying aspects of this theme; submissions might address (although need not be limited to):
Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"
Third Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012, in Raleigh, NC.
In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.
Call for Papers and Posters:
"Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 9-10, 2012
Keynote Speakers: David Herman, Department of English, The Ohio State University
Kara D. Federmeier; Department of Psychology, Program in
Neuroscience, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize one session at the triennial conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. The conference will be held October 10-13, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. For further information about the conference, please consult SSAWW's website at http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/index.html
SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE
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