Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Cameron-Leader Picone invite book reviews for a 2011 special edition of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, an open access, electronic, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing essays in cultural studies from emerging and established scholars worldwide. This theme of this issue is "Popular Fiction," and in addition to reviews of academic work that deal with the complicated questions of genre, gender, production, and consumption in and of popular fiction that we are interested in we welcome reviews of works of popular fiction (such as Charles Adai's Fifty-to-One). Please e-mail us at email@example.com by June 15th, 2011 with a proposal.
Attending to Early Modern Women, which has been held seven times at the University of Maryland since 1990, is moving to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, thanks to the generous support of the College of Letters and Science at UWM. The conference will retain its innovative format, using a workshop model for most of its sessions to promote dialogue, augmented by a keynote, and a plenary session on each of the four conference topics: communities, environments, exchanges, and pedagogies. It will be held at the UWM School of Continuing Education Conference Center in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, within easy walking distance of the lakeshore, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Amtrak station.
Milton's Paradise Lost was something new and different when it appeared, and it continues to hold a special place in English Literature. Papers should examine Paradise Lost's cultural, literary or stylistic legacy for literature since its publication, and the impact of this legacy on individual works as well as larger literary movements and trends. I am particularly interested in papers that examine literary works that have forwarded specific ideas or characters from the text.
Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to the contact email by 1 June.
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Journal of Applied Software Engineering
Volume: 1 Issue 1 - 2011 ISSN: 2222-1409
The Journal of Applied Software Engineering (JASE) is a frequently published scholarly peer reviewed journal of Software Engineering publishing from Malaysia. JASE covers all areas of software engineering from theoretical aspects to applied, practical and industrial approaches.
CFP: Book Collection: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the Works of Joss Whedon
Editors: Mary Ellen Iatropoulos and Lowery Woodall
The 44th Annual Conference of the Liberian Studies Association
March 29-31, 2012
Building a Capable State:
Looking Back, Moving Forward in Liberia's Development
"Post-conflict state-building exercises must be rooted in their historical, political and social context. States are not built in a vacuum, but emerge from complex interactions and processes. These include legacies from the pre-conflict period, attributes of the conflict period, and new elements like emerging configurations of political power arising in the post-conflict period." (UNDP)
The British Association for American Studies, in association with the Fulbright Commission, is embarking on an important new research project tracing the development of American Studies in the UK between 2000 and 2010. The project aims to produce a contemporary census document and a historical resource for future scholars.
CFP: Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness (ASTR 2011)
We are seeking participants for a hybrid roundtable/reading group on comedic representations of capitalism and Liberalism in theatre and drama, as well as economic self-interest as the precondition for the production of theatre since the Renaissance.
This alternative-format session is a contemplative "show and tell" in which panelists discuss the same 4 examples of 19th century playscript paratext, the "extra" printed matter around the playtext: title-page, catalogue, advertisement, and character list. Exploring how paratext can open new angles on cultural and economic contexts, the session borrows the model of historical-structural scrutiny in Gerard Genette's influential study, Paratexts, for the case of playscripts, and builds on studies of the intersections of theatre and publishing (J.S. Peters, D.S. Kastan, W.B. Worthen).
Hortulus is a refereed journal devoted to the literature and cultures of the medieval world. The journal is published electronically once a year, and its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their work.
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Name of Conference: The Moviegoer at Fifty
Hosted by: The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans
Where: Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (on campus)
When: October 14-16, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Jay Tolson
Proposals: We welcome both session proposals and individual paper abstracts addressing any topics relevant to Walker Percy, The Moviegoer and pertinent contexts.
Please send two-page session proposals and/or one-page individual paper abstracts by May 31, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the golden age of the television western has long since passed, we have seen in the 21st century a remarkable rebirth of the portrayal of the West on television: in reality shows (such as MTV's The Real World, set most recently in Hollywood), in series that reinvent and revise the classic western (such as Deadwood), and in series that make extensive use of western settings and locations (such as the original C. S. I.). For this panel, I am interested in proposals for papers investigating the depiction of the West in contemporary television.
The panel seeks abstracts for 20-minute papers on contemporary and new Middle Eastern poetry, especially papers that present these new voices in their cultural contexts. By May 30, please send substantive abstracts either by post to Dr. Renee Schatteman at Georgia State University via email (email@example.com). The panel will be part of the 2011 SAMLA conference with a special focus on "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World." For more information on conference, go to www.samla.gsu.edu.
Featured events include
- Introductory remarks by Ronald Corthell, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Purdue-Calumet; 1989-2011 Editor, Prose Studies
- Keynote by Scott Stevens, Director, D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Chicago Newberry Library
- Performances of the Book of Ecclesiastes and the Book of Mark