category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] Diasporic Consciousness: Literatures from the Postcolonial World 31.07.2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

Due to globalization, multiculturalism and migration, there has been a change in the outlook of the people.

Diasporic Consciousness: Literature from the Postcolonial World

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

In the present day world characterized by globalization, multiculturalism and migration, we find people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories and material things.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)
contact email: 
engjlb@hofstra.edu; giorgio.mariani@uniroma1.it; go.poole@libero.it

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
PRESENTED BY
The Melville Society
in collaboration with

Call for Book Reviews: New German Review (v. 25)

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review
contact email: 
ngr@humnet.ucla.edu

The following titles are available for review to be published in NGR v. 25 (Fall 2010).

[UPDATE] Utopian Animals: Society for Utopian Studies 2010 panel proposal (5/15/10)

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

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to mainstream prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

I am putting together a panel exploring the figure of the animal in English and American utopian literature for the 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting (http://www.utoronto.ca/utopia/meetings.html) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 28-31, 2010. What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Panic and Mourning - 1st Graduate Conference in Culture Studies / Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Research Centre for Communication and Culture, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon
contact email: 
panicandmourning@gmail.com

PANIC AND MOURNING
1st GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN CULTURE STUDIES
October 28-29, 2010
Portuguese Catholic University
Lisbon, Portugal

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2010

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

Special TETYC Issue on English as a Second Language in Diverse Genres and Voices

full name / name of organization: 
National Council of Teachers of English
contact email: 
tetyc@wcupa.edu

TETYC is pleased to announce a special issue devoted to second language learning and teaching in the context of the first two years of college, community college, and intensive academic ESL programs.

ELN 49.1 "Transnational Exchange" Submissions due 10/1/10

full name / name of organization: 
English Language Notes
contact email: 
laura.winkiel@colorado.edu

Call for Papers - Deadline for Submissions 10/1/10

ELN (English Language Notes) 49.1 (Spring/Summer 2011)

“Transnational Exchange”

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents 9/1/10; 12/11/20

full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster
contact email: 
m.germana@westminster.ac.uk

UPDATE:

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway

CFP: Fashion Media (June 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture (Macquarie University Sydney)
contact email: 
alex.munt@mq.edu.au

This special issue of SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture will explore new directions in fashion and design with regard to screen media, media convergence, cross media/creative collaborations and hybr

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 
jocelynbuckner@gmail.com

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

[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.

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