category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Postcolonial Text new issue published (vol 6 No 1 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Text
contact email: 
ranjini.mendis@kwantlen.ca

This is to let you know that the fully online refereed journal Postcolonial Text has just published Vo.l6 No.1 (2011) at http://postcolonial.org

Call for Chapter Proposals, Book Project on Video Games

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Wysocki
contact email: 
mwysocki@flagler.edu

Call for Chapter Proposals, Book Project on Video Games

“Issues of Control: Reading and Playing Video Games” (tentative title)

Race and Romance in Gone With the Wind, a panel for the Popular Romance in the New Millenium conference, Nov. 10-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Sondra Guttman
contact email: 
sfguttman@loyola.edu

Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 blockbuster bestseller Gone with the Wind is a book literary critics think they know.

Symposium by Caucasian Research, Culture and Solidarity Foundation - ANKARA/TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
Circassians in the 21st Century: problems and opportunities
contact email: 
info@21yuzyildacerkesler.org

The symposium on “Circassians in the 21st Century: Problems and Opportunities”, organized by Caucasian Research, Culture and Solidarity Foundation (KAF-DAV) will be held on 22-25 September 2011.

[UPDATE] CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
MARIA K. BACHMAN / VICTORIANS INSTITUTE
contact email: 
mbachman@coastal.edu

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE

Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future

October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, SC (Ocean Creek Resort)

CFP: Workshop on Psychoanalytic Research (8/20; 12/20-1/10

full name / name of organization: 
Roger Hunt, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
contact email: 
regorhunt02052@gmail.com

"Freud: a Mosaic"

What: Winter Colloquium

Where: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
1581 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA

When: December 2011 - January 2012

Counterfactual History in German Literature: Deadline Sept. 30, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Kathleen.Singles@anglistik.uni-muenchen.de

Call for Papers

Das Neuschreiben der Vergangenheit: Counterfactual History in German Literature

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

Special Issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies on African-centered Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Africana Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Karanja Keita Carroll
contact email: 
carrollk@newpaltz.edu

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) invites papers for a March 2012 edition on African-centered theory, methodology and pedagogy in Africana Studies.

Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
john.havard@rochester.edu; russell.sbriglia@rochester.edu

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not

The translucent : between transparency and lucidity - June 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montreal / Comparative Literature / Post-Scriptum : Interdisciplinary Journal for Texts and Medias
contact email: 
post.scriptum.org@gmail.com

The translucent : between transparency and lucidity

UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, Oct. 28th: Abstracts due August 1st

full name / name of organization: 
David Showalter
contact email: 
davidshowalter@uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago is proud to announce The UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, the first conference to interrogate the landmark MTV reality television show “Jersey Shore.” The conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday, October 28th, 2011. Confirmed speakers include Candace Moore (University of Michigan), Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario), and Brian Moylan (Gawker Media).

[UPDATE] Great Writing - Imperial College, London [6/18/11 - 6/19/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing - International Creative Writing Conference
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

Great Writing 2011

The UK’s 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

[UPDATE]: Deadline Extended to June 15th- John Dos Passos: Giving Modernity Form (SAMLA, Nov. 4-6 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Travis Rozier / University of Mississippi
contact email: 
jtrozier@olemiss.edu

This panel seeks submissions dealing with the works of John Dos Passos in the interests of reviving scholarship on an author who has received scant recent critical attention.

KRISIS - Synapsis: European School for Comparative Studies, 4-11 Sept. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Synapsis, European School for Comparative Studies - Università di Bologna and Università di Siena (Italy)
contact email: 
synapsis.staff@gmail.com

Synapsis is a one-week residential Summer School, jointly sponsored by the Universities of Bologna and Siena in cooperation with many European universities and organizations.

The Sound of Silence [UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED]

full name / name of organization: 
Babilónia - Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução
contact email: 
tradutores_interpretes@ulusofona.pt

Call for Papers (no. 10/11 – 2011)

Dossier for the upcoming issue (no. 10/11) – The Sound of Silence

Organized by – ZlatkaTimenova-Valtcheva

Co-organized by – Luís Cláudio Ribeiro

[UPDATE] James Agee at SAMLA in Atlanta, Nov. 4-6, 2011 (proposals due June 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Agee Society
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of James Agee’s work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times.

Seminar: Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012
contact email: 
Raji Singh Soni, raji.soni_at_queensu.ca

World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Call for Papers

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

NEMLA 2012: Between the Beats: Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
John Hyland, University at Buffalo
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats

CFP “Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity” Toulouse, France, March 31, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Marie C. Bouchet, University of Toulouse
contact email: 
marie.bouchet@univ-tlse2.fr

“Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity”

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

full name / name of organization: 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jdnolin@live.ca

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

full name / name of organization: 
City University of Seattle
contact email: 
bobbejo@gmail.com

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

full name / name of organization: 
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu; shelley.bradfield@colostate.edu

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

As the first edited volume of its kind, Transnational Laughter seeks to expand the field of media studies and shed light on overlooked areas of academic interest, taking comedy and its various subgenres (including black comedy, improv, modern slapstick, the romcom, satire, scatological humor, sketch comedy, spoofs, stand-up, and so forth) as vehicles through which to assess the international transit of these specific cultural forms over the past 25-30 years.

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2012 (9/15/2011; Kalamazoo, 5/10-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
jbdavis@stetson.edu

The International Sidney Society sponsors three open sessions on Philip Sidney and related topics at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michiga

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder: Playing False: Representations of Betrayal, Oxford (27.05.2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Betiel Wasihun, Lincoln College, Oxford University
contact email: 
Betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Reminder: May 27, 2011 deadline for abstracts.

PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 16 - 17, 2011

Essay Collection - American Multitudes: Collective Life in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Mahoney, Temple University
contact email: 
pmahoney@temple.edu

"The future belongs to crowds."
DeLillo, Mao II

Not Just The American Way: Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts (Proposals by 31 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Johnston
contact email: 
superheroesonscreen@gmail.com

Not Just The American Way:

Screen Superheroes in National, International and Transnational Contexts

From Scroll to Screen: Translation and Reading from Ancient to Modern (Deadline July 15th, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
contact email: 
siobhan.mcelduff@ubc.ca

What does Rome have to do with Cupertino? Or the bulky and unwieldy technology of the book scroll with the sleekness of the iPad?

Dreams In legend & Tradition

full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Harte, Folklore Society
contact email: 
JHarte@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

A two-day conference on Dreams in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2011 as the sixth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society in the Assembly Rooms in Swaffh

Special issue, MFS: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies and Feminism/3-1-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Fernald
contact email: 
fernald@fordham.edu

Call for Papers: Upcoming Special issue
Women’s Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

Editor: Anne Fernald
Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2012

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation"

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students
contact email: 
alonetogetherucla@gmail.com

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 5/15-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century

This panel explores how literature represents human subjectivity through interspecies relationships, to investigate how we produce ourselves by producing the animal producing us. To examine human-animal relations is to unearth the roots of what we understand today as the human. In the imperial/colonial context of the nineteenth-century, the representation of interspecies relationships (intimate or antagonistic) may establish the human/e as the rightful subject of dominion. At the same time, representations of animals may contest this material-semiotic imperialization. Using the works of authors like Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, among others, we ask questions like: what are the connections between our concept of human empires—and relatedly, human rights—and evolving attitudes towards non-human animals? How does the century’s “civilized,” “humane” subject embody those rights by the management—social, cultural, legal and otherwise—of his relationships to “lower creation”? Approaches using affect theory and/or cultural, legal, or science studies are particularly welcome.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Maria K. Bachman / Victorians Institute
contact email: 
mbachman@coastal.edu

Call for Papers: VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future
October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it and glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

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