category: cultural studies and historical approaches

“Women's Memory-Work:Gendered Dilemmas of Social Transformation” 24-26 August 2010 University of Limerick, IRELAND

full name / name of organization: 
University of Limerick, Ireland
contact email: 
womensmemory@ul.ie

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Women's Memory-Work: Gendered Dilemmas of Social Transformation” 24-26 August 2010 University of Limerick, IRELAND

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Representing Perpetrators (CFP deadline 12 April 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Literature, University of Sheffield
contact email: 
s.vice@sheffield.ac.uk

Representing Perpetrators:
An Interdisciplinary Conference

24-25 September 2010

Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

[UPDATE] Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underground' and the 'Blooms Berries'

full name / name of organization: 
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
contact email: 
melinda.j.harvey@rmit.edu.au

Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underworld' and the 'Blooms Berries'

A symposium hosted by
Writing and Literary Studies
School of Media and Communication
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

[UPDATE]: Harriet Beecher Stowe Bicentennial Essay Collection (5/1/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Philip J. Kowalski / Wake Forest University
contact email: 
kowalspj@wfu.edu

Initial interest has been expressed for an essay collection to commemorate the bicentennial of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth in 2011.

Critical Whiteness Symposium September 23 & 24, 2010. Call for abstracts deadline March 12, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Iowa, Project on the Rhetorics of Inquiry (POROI)
contact email: 
poroi@uiowa.edu

CRITICAL WHITENESS STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
September 23 & 24, 2010
University of Iowa

Keynote Speakers:
David Roediger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

[Update] Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

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

Rupkatha journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) invites articles and book reviews on Aesthetics of New Literatures English for Volume 2, Number 2.

Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference (April 16-17, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of New Mexico
contact email: 
csconference.unm@gmail.com

Beginning with the Enlightenment the nation-state has been the dominant organizing principle of global societies.

Consensual Empires: Orientalism as the Economy of Sameness (3/15/2010; MLA, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University and Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu; vukovich@hku.hk

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

Wiki-Planet? : Postcolonial Theory and Digitality (3/21/10; MLA 2011, Jan. 6-9, 2011, Los Angeles, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amit Ray, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
contact email: 
axrgsl@rit.edu

Rhizomes' Special Issue: "Becoming-Girl" (deadline August 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
goleandra@gmail.com

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, “Becoming-Girl.” Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming a

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

“(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance” CFP deadline: 3/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 
LReese@udc.edu

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre.

Class Politics in Recent Los Angeles Fiction and Film (3/3/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11 Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Maucione/Gonzaga University
contact email: 
maucionej@gonzaga.edu

This panel will examine the representation, exploration, and glossing over of class politics and class conflict in recent literature and film of Los Angeles.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

[UPDATE] Hungarian Studies RMMLA Albuquerque, NM, October 14-16

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
susan.nyikos@usu.edu

Call for submissions to the Hungarian Studies Session at the Rocky Mountain MLA in Albuquerque, NM, October 14-16.

2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies. September 24-25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern State University (co-chair)
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 2nd Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 24-25, 2010 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Creative Writing Club (CWC)
contact email: 
jisip@fullerton.edu

CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Post Script Essays in Film and the Humanities
contact email: 
Inma_Lyons@tamu-commerce.edu

POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

[UPDATE]Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies "bios"

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

For subscription information please call or email to:
Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
Website: http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/

Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2010

[UPDATE]Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 36.2 "M"

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

For subscription information please call or email to:
Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
Website: http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/

Guest Editor: Frank Stevenson

[UPDATE] Literature and Rights in the Age of Enlightenment (3/8/2010; MLA 1/6-1/9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz
contact email: 
melissa.ganz@stanford.edu

Special Session for MLA 2011, Los Angeles, CA

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port / MLA
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality.

New Temporalities of Old Age (3/22/10; MLA 1/6/11-1/9/11, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port / MLA
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

This proposed MLA special session investigates narratives of aging in the light of recent and emerging theories of temporality.

Animal Studies and American Indian Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Dustin Gray and Brian K. Hudson
contact email: 
briankhudson@ou.edu

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of essays to be potentially published in a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures focusing on the intersections of Animal Studies and

CFP: New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Ghent University, Belgium
contact email: 
Sandro.Jung@UGent.be

New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

English Department, University of Ghent, Belgium, 21-23 September 2010

South Asian Popular Culture - Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Priya Jha, University of Redlands
contact email: 
priya_jha@redlands.edu

Intensive Bollywood: Media and Nonlinear History in South Asia
Special Issue: South Asian Popular Culture, October 2011

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

Popular Fictions: Selling Culture 20th-21st November 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research in Popular Fictions
contact email: 
arpfmail@yahoo.co.uk

Popular fictions: selling culture?

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2010
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

ROCK ON: Women, Ageing and Popular Music

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Gardner and Dr. Ros Jennings, University of Gloucestershire
contact email: 
agardner@glos.ac.uk

Rock On’: women, ageing and popular music investigates a series of increasingly important issues for popular music studies relating to age and performance.

History and Migration: "Beyond the Border, Behind the Men. The Invisibility of Female Migration"

full name / name of organization: 
University of the Basque Country - Department of Modern and American History
contact email: 
oscar.alvarez@ehu.es

The main subject of the meeting will be the study of female migration.

[UPDATE]"The Foreignness of Foreigners: Cultural Representations of Otherness in Britain", DEADLINE EXTENSION: 5 MARCH 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, (Lille, France)
contact email: 
vanessa.alayrac-fielding@univ-lille3.fr ; claire.dubois@univ-lille3.fr

Call for papers :

The foreignness of foreigners: cultural representations of Otherness in Britain (17th-20th centuries)

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