category: cultural studies and historical approaches

"Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts Sept 30

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
ecocrit.nemla2011@gmail.com

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about?

[UPDATE] short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change June- August

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

BAD TASTE -- Thursday, October 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
22nd Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
contact email: 
erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

Keynote Address: Professor Martin Puchner, Harvard University

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

Crowd Forms in American Literature: Masses, Classes and Publics

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

Speaking of literature in general, Larzer Ziff notes that the crowd is "at best…but a backdrop" against which the drama of the individual unfolds ("Whitman and the Crowd" 585).

Intention and Intentionality (NEMLA April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Josh Gang, Department of English, Rutgers Univ.
contact email: 
jsgang@rutgers.edu

Sixty years after the publication of Wimsatt and Beardsley’s ‘The Intentional Fallacy,’ the problem of intention continues to haunt literary criticism.

Collection of essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave
contact email: 
cturpin@udc.edu or cherieannturpin@mac.com; anikacazenave@yahoo.com

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems.

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

“Carnival is the place for working out, in a concretely sensuous, half-real and half-play-acted form, a new mode of interrelationship between individuals, counterposed to the all-powerful social-hie

“‘What is bettre than gold?’: Economies and Values in the Middle Ages”

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia University Medieval Guild
contact email: 
medievaleconomies@gmail.com

The Columbia University Medieval Guild is pleased to announce its 21st annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, “‘What is bettre than gold?’: Economies and Values in the Middle Ages

Women and Travel: 2/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
meanes@sage.edu

Call for Papers:

Women and Travel
A Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2011
Contact: meanes@sage.edu

"Jung’s Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image," SAMLA (November 5-7, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange
contact email: 
nmiller@loyola.edu

In 1913, at a moment of personal and professional crisis, Jung began recording a series of visions and fantasies in what would become an extended “confrontation with the unconscious.” The Red Book

Video Stores - Call for Projects (Submissions due August 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Media Fields Journal
http://mediafieldsjournal.org/

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores

Call for Papers / Projects:
Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.
We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

Prove It On Me: Ambivalent Lesbian Representation in the Harlem Renaissance (15 Sept. 2010, NEMLA 7-10 Apr. 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Zapkin / NEMLA
contact email: 
pzapkin@uvm.edu

The Harlem Renaissance tried to fill socially-constructed absences in African-Americans’ group identity (such as humanity, art, masculinity, morality) by creating a respectable black middle class.

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature- NeMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Longo
contact email: 
plongo@gmail.com

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick

Jack London Society 10th Biennial Symposium, November 4-6, 2010, Santa Rosa, California

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu

The Jack London Society welcomes paper and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and works for its 10th Biennial Symposium, November 4-6, 2010, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Inn in Santa

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
pchafe@mun.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit -- fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

Representing the Middle Ages -- 25-26 February 2011 -- DePaul University

full name / name of organization: 
Illinois Medieval Association
contact email: 
bfahrenb@depaul.edu

Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit November 5-7

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion.

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture (no deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture
contact email: 
tstrecker@bsu.edu

The peer-reviewed NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture invites submissions for its 2011 issues.

Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

full name / name of organization: 
Autopsia Online Journal
contact email: 
rhizomatic@myway.com

Final Call for Submissions

[Update-reminder] Orientalism, Post-colonialism and Islamic Cultures (4-7 November, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
52nd Annual M/MLA Conference in Chicago
contact email: 
fbarin@ilstu.edu

A friendly reminder about the approaching deadline for submitting abstracts for "Orientalism and Post-colonialism: Islamic cultures" panel at M/MLA conference at Chicago.

Digital History Goes Mainstream: The role of digital technologies in historical scholarship, teaching, and society

full name / name of organization: 
Trevor Owens/ Center for History and New Media
contact email: 
trevor@zotero.org

Digital History Goes Mainstream: The role of digital technologies in historical scholarship, teaching, and society
November 5-7th George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia

The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife: July 1, 2010 (conf in May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
John Acker, Ohio State University English Department
contact email: 
kjvconference@osu.edu

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible.

CFP: Critical Perspectives on Global/Local Tensions in New Media

full name / name of organization: 
Bentley University, UW-Madison
contact email: 
baslinger@bentley.edu

Critical Perspectives on Global/Local Tensions in New Media

Northeast MLA - The Criminal Underworld in Medieval Literature - April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Connecticut Medieval Studies
contact email: 
crimenemla@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association, New Brunswick, NJ - April 7-10, 2011

Session Title: The Criminal Underworld in Medieval Literature

FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts - Issue 11: Identity

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
forumjournal.edb@googlemail.com


Identity


'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.

(Image)ining the Female Body

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Finelli/ University of Surrey, UK
contact email: 
a.finelli@surrey.ac.uk

(Image)ining The Female Body
University of Surrey
October 29, 2010

Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin

Indian Women on Women

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

The editor of a II volume collection on Indian Women Writing Women is looking for 3-4 quality papers. Abstract due: 15 June 2010
Full paper due: 15 July 2010.
Send your abstracts with Bio to

Dalit Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

The editor of a collection on Dalit Literature seeks quality papers on
related themes e.g.,
Dalit Identity
Dalit Consciousness
Dalit Autobiograhy
Dalit and Gandhi
Regional Dalit literatures

ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity (abstracts June 21, 2010; manuscripts Dec 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Klaus Rieser, Michael Fuchs, and Michael Phillips / Department of American Studies, University of Graz (AUT)
contact email: 
m.fuchs@uni-graz.at

Call for Contributions to Edited Collection
ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity

M/C Journal 'Coalition' Issue

full name / name of organization: 
M/C Journal
contact email: 
coalition@journal.media-culture.org.au

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Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (July 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
karlic@stanford.edu, mmilks2@uic.edu

“Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction.” This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Diasporic Imagination Research Group
contact email: 
preed@olemiss.edu, hnathans@umd.edu, adrienne.macki@uconn.edu

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) 30 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
contact email: 
nilanshu1973@yahoo.com

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 O

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