category: cultural studies and historical approaches

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

[UPDATE] Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session, 2011 MLA; 3/22/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, U of San Diego; Warren Liu, Scripps College
contact email: 
jjeon@sandiego.edu; warren.liu@scrippscollege.edu

We seek papers about Asian/American art photography that explore the documentary function, which has all but defined photography from its inception, and interrogate the photograph’s long-established

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

[Update: Deadline Extended] Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next

full name / name of organization: 
April Durham, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California Riverside
contact email: 
april.durham@email.ucr.edu

A interdisciplinary panel that is part of the [dis]junctions 2010 graduate conference at University of CAlifornia Riverside, April 10-11, 2010.

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.
contact email: 
alexa.weik@unifr.ch; christoph.irmscher@gmail.com

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Comparative Literature Panel : East/West Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
UC Riverside (dis)junctions conference
contact email: 
fwils001@student.ucr.edu

This panel is interested in the "narrative representations of the sociopolitical world" as atheme,

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

Television & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ames
contact email: 
mames@eiu.edu

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time.

CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman
contact email: 
lily_anselm@yahoo.com

DEADLINE: November 30, 2010

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or

Serialization and Transatlantic Print Culture - MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 2011. Deadline for abstract: March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Seth Lowenstein, UCLA Dept. of English (Panel organizer)
contact email: 
alowenst@ucla.edu

Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies

Southern Lit and Pop Culture Area- MPCA (Oct 1-3)

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

Call for Papers

Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities

full name / name of organization: 
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
contact email: 
eberry@bgsu.edu

Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (NEW Proposal deadline: March 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
2011 MLA Panel organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

“Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing,” organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson. Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

[UPDATE] Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University)/ David Houston Wood (Northern Michigan University), eds.
contact email: 
ahobgood@willamette.edu, dwood@nmu.edu

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

[UPDATE] SCMLA Old and Middle English Session Oct. 28-30; deadline for submission March 26

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rebeccad@dbu.edu

The SCMLA Old and Middle English Session welcomes submissions on any topic related to Old or Middle English studies including gender, ethnicity/national idenity, environment, history, culture, and (of

Empire, Time, Aesthetics (2011 MLA; 3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mike Frangos and Susan Cook
contact email: 
susan.elizabeth.cook@gmail.com

What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present?

MPCA/ACA 2010 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1-3 Oct, Proposals due 30 April

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
executivesecretary@mpcaaca.org

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2010

MLA 2011: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature (3/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Brown
contact email: 
MLBrown10@gmail.com

Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature

Visions and Revisions: Putting God into Writing. Offers by 31 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Christian Literary Studies Group
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Saturday 6 November 2010

“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability” October 7 – 10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Integrative Studies
contact email: 
stuart.henry@sdsu.edu

“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability”
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference
Hosted by San Diego State University’s

Collection: Vexed Encounters with 19th-century Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Haynsworth/University of South Carolina
contact email: 
haynswor@mailbox.sc.edu

Novels, says Samuel Johnson in an essay in the Rambler, “are written chiefly to the young, the ignorant, the idle, to whom they serve as lectures of conduct, and instructions into life.” Nineteen

CFP: Angles 2: Another Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference on Cultural History

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
angles.postgrad@gmail.com

ANGLES 2: ANOTHER INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HISTORY
Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday 19 June 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

The interface between politics and discursive practices (09/10/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal Culture, Language and Representation
contact email: 
prado@ang.uji.es

Journal Culture, Language and Representation seeks contributions for volume 9 to be published in May 2011.
The issue will be devoted to:

(UPDATE) Storytelling and Fortune Telling (MLA 2011 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Sophie Létourneau
contact email: 
sophie.letourneau@mcgill.ca

Why is fortune telling often used as a narrative device?

k(NO)w tomorrow: Contradictions of Imagining the Future

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University
contact email: 
ahorwitz@gmu.edu

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 4th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Conference.

[UPDATE]Submission Deadline Extended to March 15! 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

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Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
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Guest Editor: Frank Stevenson

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