category: cultural studies and historical approaches

3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fresno
contact email: 
sasanf@csufresno.edu

Call for Proposals
The 3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference
October 7-9, 2010
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California, USA

Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 1, 2010

Tricksters: May 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dante's Heart
contact email: 
editors@dantesheart.com

Dante's Heart: Call for Submissions
Tricksters -- 2010

Entries Due: May 1, 2010

What We're Looking For

Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context (conference: 8-10 September 2010; abstracts: 30 April 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Susec Michieli, University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television; S. E. Wilmer, School of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin. Organised in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems.
contact email: 
barbara.susec-michieli@agrt.uni-lj.si, swilmer@tcd.ie

CULTURAL SPACE AND IDENTITY IN A POST-SOCIALIST CONTEXT
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-10 September 2010
University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Deadline Extension to 3/19/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dates: April 23-24, 2010

"Contingent Communities" - U of M CSCL, Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Minnesota, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
UMCSCLconference@gmail.com

“Contingent Communities” (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Dates: 10/15/10-10/17/10

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

"Folklore, Identity & Contemporary Fiction" RMMLA October 14-16, 2010; Abstracts due March 30,2010

full name / name of organization: 
Judith Strathearn, RMMLA
contact email: 
judith.strathearn.colorado.edu

Participants are sought for a special topics session at the 2010 RMMLA Convention in Albuquerque, NM discussing Folklore, Identity and Contemporary Fiction.

Call for Proposals by April 15, 2010, Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies: Mapping the Communications Circuit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matthew-lavin@uiowa.edu

The MMLA’s permanent section on bibliography and textual studies seeks proposals for papers discussing points of contact between the "history of the book” and literary studies.

EXTENDED DEADLINE 11-March-2010 for 2011 MLA Panel, "Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Nowak, editor
contact email: 
mnowak2@washcoll.edu

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, a bi-annual journal of social documentation, is currently reading essays and non-fiction prose for its forthcoming issues.

Traffic

full name / name of organization: 
ESC: English Studies in Canada
contact email: 
cecily.devereux@ualberta.ca, dms7@ualberta.ca

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.

CFP - ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature - June 12th-13th 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

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ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

June 12th-13th, 2010

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Bloomsbury and Africa, MLA 2011 (Jan. 6 - 9, 2011, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
Danell Jones, danelljones@bresnan.net

Subjects include Woolf's imaginative uses of Africa, the Dreadnought Hoax, Bloomsbury and African art, Leonard Woolf and Africa, and Hogarth Press publications, etc.

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2010@gmail.com

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11.

PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Social Semiotics
contact email: 
specialissuebreast@gmail.com

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 30th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities - special issue
contact email: 
dean@deanconrad.com

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.

London - (Dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due by Friday, March 12, 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

LONDON:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining metropolitan London—in literature,
history, art, architecture, etc. Possible topics include:

"Mad Men" - (Dis)junctions 2010 - April 9-10 - UC Riverside - Due Friday, March 12 by 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

MAD MEN:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the popular AMC television show "Mad

Pilgrimage - (dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due Friday March 12, 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

PILGRIMAGE:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the phenomenon of pilgrimage from
any number of perspectives: historical, theological, philosophical, anthropological, literary,

Authoritarianism and Oppression in Cultural Production - Journals and collections of essays- Deadline: 31 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
URI- Universidade Regional Integrada (Brazil)
contact email: 
revista.literaturaemdebate@gmail.com

Call for papers for a collection of essays on various aspects/ approaches on authoritarianism and oppression in cultural production.

[UPDATE] Sylvia Plath and Material Culture (deadline extended to April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sylvia Plath Studies
contact email: 
apg3@uw.edu

Sylvia Plath and Material Culture

[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

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS
EXTENDED DEADLINE

KATHERINE MANSFIELD, THE ‘UNDERWORLD’ AND THE ‘BLOOMS BERRIES’

Art History and Visual Culture Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
cbarko1@niu.edu

Art History and Visual Culture Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010

Gender Studies Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

Gender Studies Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection
contact email: 
preynolds@uca.edu

The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.

Sonnets and Modernity (extended deadline: 3/12/10; Los Angeles, 1/6/11-1/9/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA special session
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

An MLA/LA special session invites proposals exploring the originality and modernity of sonnetry, including experiment, tradition, iconography, typography, forms, occasions, locations, and questions of

Edited Collection: Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siecle

full name / name of organization: 
F. Elizabeth Gray/ Massey University, New Zealand
contact email: 
F.E.Gray@massey.ac.nz

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays on women’s journalism between 1880 and 1910, entitled ‘Making a Name for Herself: Women in Journalism at the fin de siecle’,

CFP: Song & Social Change in Latin America. Edited Collection. Deadline May 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Shaw/ Elmira College
contact email: 
lshaw@elmira.edu

Song and Social Change in Latin America

Extended Deadline: Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

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

Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

Contemporary Literature and Its Contexts 1st-2nd July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kaye Mitchell, The University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
kaye.mitchell@manchester.ac.uk

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE & ITS CONTEXTS

Centre for New Writing, The University of Manchester, 1st-2nd July 2010

Confirmed keynotes/participants:
Martin Amis
Prof. Peter Boxall (Sussex)

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] 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?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

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