category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor"

[UPDATE] Affecting Feminism, UK (12/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
stacy.gillis@ncl.ac.uk

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling

Newcastle University, U.K. (10-12 December 2010)

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Yale Graduate Symposium: Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics, Oct. 2, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University, Department of Renaissance Studies; Elizabethan Club at Yale University
contact email: 
patrick.gray@yale.edu

Call for Papers: “Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics”
A graduate symposium at Yale University, Oct 2, 2010

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
tania.e.scott@googlemail.com

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book.

Revisiting Haiti in the Light / Works of Aimé Césaire

full name / name of organization: 
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) - November 5-7, 2010, Atlanta GA
contact email: 
hadrien01@hamline.edu

Revisiting Haiti in the Light / Works of Aimé Césaire

Call for Papers _ Women in Judaism

full name / name of organization: 
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
Dina.eylon@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submissions are invited for an online periodical

WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
http://www.womeninjudaism.org

CFP Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Holly Faith Nelson / Daniel Defoe Society
contact email: 
hnelson@sfu.ca

Call for Papers: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries

(http://english.illinoisstate.edu/digitaldefoe/)

'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queensu.ca

Local Culture Journal Deadline: May 23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Local Culture
contact email: 
localculture@augustana.edu

Local Culture seeks the submission of undergraduate essays for its upcoming edition. Submission length should range from 1,500 to 8,000 words (approximately 5 to 20 pages, double-spaced).

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS 21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

Methodist University Fayetteville, North Carolina

after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastophe 4-6 NOV. 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eileen Joy/BABEL Working Group
contact email: 
eileenajoy@gmail.com

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end,"

15th October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Screening Cultural Spaces
contact email: 
renee.dickason@orange.fr

Call for papers: “Screening Cultural Diversity”

[UPDATE] Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Tristanne Connolly / University of Waterloo
contact email: 
sexy.blake@yahoo.co.uk

Update: Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, St Aldate's, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

Slow Media

full name / name of organization: 
Transformations Journal
contact email: 
grayson.cooke@scu.edu.au

Given the contemporary fascination with and, indeed, addiction to real-time media dispatch and commentary, what would it mean to speak of “slow media”?

Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium 7th-11th Nov 2010, South Beach, FL - deadline 1 Aug 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Jewish American & Holocaust Literature
contact email: 
hlevitsk@lmu.edu

Call for Papers

2010 American Literature Association's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium

Book Collection: Ethics of Fan Studies Deadline: Abstracts June 30, 2010; finished essays March 31, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Larsen/George Washington University
contact email: 
klarsen@gwu.edu or wallisj@hope.ac.uk

Ethical issues are raised whenever a researcher investigates a particular group or community. These ethical considerations are often compounded by resistance to academic scrutiny on the part of the community or group being investigated.

This is often the case in Fan Studies, where fans conduct what they feel to be private business in the public domain of the internet and other “closed” venues such as fan conventions.

CFP London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature ( April 1-2, 2010, Nancy, France)

full name / name of organization: 
Université Nancy 2, France
contact email: 
Jean-Philippe.Heberle@univ-nancy2.fr

International Conference
1-2 April 2011
Université Nancy 2

London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature

Call for paper

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2010 - Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to 9/11

full name / name of organization: 
MLG - Marxist Literary Group
contact email: 
charlessumner@hotmail.com

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production.

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (no date)

full name / name of organization: 
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (AMS Press)
contact email: 
brett_mcinelly@byu.edu

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 3, due out the spring of 2012. Articles received by Nov.

Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cyprus
contact email: 
balaso@ucy.ac.cy

From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious

[UPDATE] Violent Masculinities: Early Modern Texts and Modern Images (SAMLA Nov. 2010; New Abstract Deadline = May 21)

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Thomas/College of Charleston
contact email: 
ThomasC@cofc.edu

From Lavinia’s rape and dismemberment in Titus Andronicus to the

2010 Black New England Conference, Submissions Due June 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Center for New England Culture
contact email: 
jerrianne.boggis@unh.edu

2010 Black New England Conference
Thursday, October 14th - Saturday, October 16th 2010
Holloway Commons, University of New Hampshire, Durham

The Politics of Race:

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
contact email: 
General Editor, Nancy Riecken nriecken@ivytech.edu

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research.

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Call for submissions to Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

EACLALS Postgraduate Conference - "Postcolonialism and Labour" - 26-27 March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
EACLALS
contact email: 
eaclals.pg.conference@googlemail.com

Postcolonialism and Labour

EACLALS Postgraduate Conference
Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

26 - 27 March 2011

Piracy - graduate conference - deadline June 1st - conference October 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University, Department of English
contact email: 
ddonatac@brandeis.edu

DEADLINE JUNE 1st!

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Piracy
Friday, 15 October 2010
Brandeis University
Department of English
Eighth Annual Graduate Conference

Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Andrew Marvell Society
contact email: 
jfaust@selu.edu

Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference
3-5 March 2011, St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: 1 December 2010

Placing the Archipelago: Interconnections and Extensions

full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso - A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Languages and Culture
contact email: 
sargassoplace@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: August 30, 2010

[UPDATE] Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

[UPDATE] Harriet Beecher Stowe Bicentennial Essay Collection (7/1/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Philip J Kowalski/Wake Forest University
contact email: 
philip.j.kowalski@gmail.com

Essays are still needed for the proposed collection of essays commemorating the bicentennial of Stowe's birth in 2011.

[UPDATE] CFP: J. D. Salinger’s Literary Legacy (July 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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