category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Modernity, Mobility, Displacement: Transnational Perspectives from Detroit / International Summer Academy

full name / name of organization: 
Barrett Watten and Lara Cohen / Wayne State University
contact email: 
b.watten@wayne.edu / llcohen@wayne.edu

Wayne State University Department of English and the Bavarian-American Academy in Munich INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR

Second International Summer Academy for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies

MODERNITY, MOBILITY, AND DISPLACEMENT: TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES FROM DETROIT

MAY 13-22, 2010, Wayne State University, Detroit

Global Aging: Arts and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tanton@depaul.edu

Imago Dei in Contemporary World Literature (15 May; SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Pearson/U of Tennessee
contact email: 
aristophanes68@hotmail.com

Special Session on Religion & World Literature: Imago Dei: humanity contains the image of God.

The Maritime Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
voloshin@sfsu.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference 1-3 October 2010

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

Call for Proposals
African Studies
at
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010
Minneapolis, MN!
Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

Interceptions: Theory's Modernism and Modernism's Theory (December 11th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
interceptions@googlegroups.com

Sponsored by the AHRC and run in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and British Association of Modernist Studies, this one-day postgraduate-led symposium aims to provide a foru

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED BOOK ON AFRICAN STUDIES (04/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Salome Nnoromele and Ogechi Anyanwu/ Eastern Kentucky University
contact email: 
salome.nnoromele@eku.edu and ogechi.anyanwu@eku.edu

We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter in an edited textbook focusing on the African experience.

[UPDATE] CFP: Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference at UC Irvine

full name / name of organization: 
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
vs2010@post.com

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 12, 2010

EXTENDED DEADLINE -- Abstracts due: Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm

Losing Battles & Welty’s complex interplay of the visual and verbal. (SAMLA NOV. 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
rharriso@westga.edu

From signs to photographs to letters to oral history, Eudora Welty employs layers of visual and verbal texts in her 1970 novel Losing Battles.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

Apocalypse and its Discontents

full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster
contact email: 
arism74@yahoo.co.uk

Apocalypse and Its Discontents
A One-Day Conference at the University of Westminster
Saturday 11 December 2010

Trans-Formations: Theorizing Class and Race in the 21st Century - Postgraduate Panel (June 17, 2010-June 19, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies/Department of North American Studies
contact email: 
freiburg.transformations@googlemail.com

The Department of North American Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces a call for papers from postgraduate students working with issues of cla

“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

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