category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE]:MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Ho
contact email: 
eho@ursinus.edu

Deadline for abstracts extended until March 20th, 2009.

Abstracts are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

"Postcolonial and..." at SAMLA, November 6-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam, Emory University
contact email: 
rrisam@emory.edu

Session Title: “Postcolonial and…”

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Otago
contact email: 
vijay.devadas@otago ac.nz

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

24-26 June, 2009

Organised by the Postcolonial Studies Research Network, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

UPDATE - 30 June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
artciencia.com
contact email: 
artscience.editor@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTWORKS / PORTFOLIO
Deadline: 30 June 2009
The purpose of the electronic journal, artciencia.com, Revista de Arte,

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Otago
contact email: 
chris.prentice@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Keynote Speakers: Professor Robert J.C. Young, New York University; Professor Graham Huggan, University of Leeds; Associate Professor Susie O’Brien, McMaster University

Science and Fiction: “Posthumanism Today" (4/15/09; MMLA; 11/12-15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity SAMLA Atlanta GA Nov. 6-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West.

"The Arts of Democracy" (Deadline June 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
SOUNDINGS: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
sounding@utk.edu

It is often assumed that the arts, and particularly the fine arts, create and sustain the kinds of social distinctions that are antithetical to true democracy.

Obama in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture
contact email: 
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Title: Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture

Contact:
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Editors: Derrais Carter & Nicholas Yanes

Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics
contact email: 
worsham@ilstu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of JAC

Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics (3/19/09; MLA '09)

full name / name of organization: 
Swati Rana, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
swati@berkeley.edu

CFP: “Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2009

Pirates and Piracy (May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Opitz / darkmatter
contact email: 
opit0010@umn.edu

darkmatter Journal - http://www.darkmatter101.org/

Special Issue - Call for Papers: Pirates and Piracy in History, Literature and Theory

[UPDATE] CFP: Eudora Welty Society Panel, SCMLA Baton Rouge, 10/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
kordonowy@virginia.edu

UPDATE: The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to March 25, 2009.

"Historicizing Globalization" - College Art Association - February 2010, Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsty Robertson and Erin Morton
contact email: 
kirsty.robertson@uwo.ca

Please circulate widely.

Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program
contact email: 
lordan@siu.edu

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

MLA Special Session proposal - Reconsidering the Transnational Turn - 3/24

full name / name of organization: 
John Patrick Leary, Wayne State University
contact email: 
jpleary@wayne.edu

In recent years, a “transnational” approach to literary history has become popular.

[UPDATE] Textual Revolutions, University of Stirling (Extended deadline: Friday 20 March 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Craig/University of Stirling
contact email: 
steven.craig1@stir.ac.uk

Textual Revolutions: an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference

University of Stirling, Scotland.

Friday 8 May - Saturday 9 May 2009

http://textualrevolutions.wikidot.com

Looking for essays about President Barak Obama in Popular Culture for a book anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barak Obama in Popular Culture
contact email: 
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Contact:
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Editors: Derrais Carter & Nicholas Yanes
Publisher: McFarland

Deadline for Abstracts: May 25th, 2009

Description of the Book:

UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!

Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Click / University of Missouri, Columbia
contact email: 
clickm@missouri.edu

CFP: Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

Edited by Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Lissa Behm-Morawitz

Proposal deadline: April 10, 2009

Territories of Thought - theory@buffalo (Journal, Issue 14; 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
theory@buffalo
contact email: 
lam1jd@gmail.com

Territories of Thought

The slogan “Land and Freedom” articulates a relationship between territory and thought; it suggests the interpenetration of materiality and philosophy. It is our claim that freedom – the central concept of political thought as such – is fundamentally predicated on the tension between the materiality and the mythos of land. Further, “Land and Freedom” suggests the spatial and republican underpinnings of a particular political ontology, one that resonates, for example, with “territory and desire” in Deleuze and Guattari and “world and Being” in Heidegger. What, then, is the relationship of this spatialized political ontology to new forms of territorial organization wrought by neoliberal and neocolonial policies? From structural adjustments to special economic zones (SEZ’s), from resource wars to private investment in third-world agriculture, the massive force of accumulation and capitalization indicates the emergence of a new class of spaces secure for the techno-political logic of capitalism. Within the space of this logic, what remains of freedom? Of philosophy?

We welcome all papers dealing with the spatial articulation of political/philosophical concepts. Possible topics might include: relations between property, territory, and law; old and new spaces of capital; territory and violence; the spatial unconscious of philosophical concepts; topographies of subjectivity; political ontology; cognitive mapping; any number of post-structural concepts from territorialization to geophilosophy, from mondialisation to dissemination; Lefebvre and post-Lefebvrian Marxism, including Situationist psychogeographies and the space of the spectacle; Foucault and geography; primitive accumulation and the dispossession of land; the “camp” as biopolitical paradigm; critical reflections on border studies and so-called globalization.

Submissions are welcome from any disciplinary field, including social theory, literary studies, political theory, philosophy, geography, postcolonial studies, architecture, cultural studies, media studies, etc.
theory@buffalo also accepts book reviews. These can be on any topic and must be 1,200 words or less. All other submissions must be 10,000 words maximum. Please send two blind copies with a cover page to the address below, or send an electronic copy as an attachment in Microsoft Word to: lam1jd@gmail.com or prc3@buffalo.edu, RE: theory@buffalo 14.

All submissions are due September 1, 2009.

theory@buffalo
Philip Campanile and Joshua Lam, Editors
Department of Comparative Literature
638 Clemens Hall, North Campus
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
USA

Theory@buffalo is an interdisciplinary journal of criticism and philosophy housed in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Contributors to this issue include Geoffrey Bennington, Stuart Elden, and Andrew Benjamin. Former contributors have included Ernesto Laclau, Jean-Luc Nancy, Werner Hamacher, Allan Stoekl, Bruno Bosteels, Elizabeth Grosz, Tina Chanter, Gerhard Richter, and our own Rodolphe Gasché.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] UPDATE: Fantastic Projections: Crisis, History and the Aesthetic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
David Hartwig
contact email: 
daha82@unm.edu

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] UPDATE: Fantastic Projections: Crisis, History and the Aesthetic Imagination

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
Etudes Irlandaises-French Journal of Irish Studies
contact email: 
cauvetp@hotmail.com

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Bangor University postgraduate "Truth and Lies" interdisciplinary conference.

full name / name of organization: 
Emma Dixon
contact email: 
hip805@bangor.ac.uk

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Bangor University postgraduate "Truth and Lies" interdisciplinary conference.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Deadline Extended:Collection on Dalit Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@yahoo.com

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Deadline Extended:Collection on Dalit Literature

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Death in Modern to Contemporary Irish Literature - SAMLA session 2009 - Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria-Bryan@utc.edu

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Death in Modern to Contemporary Irish Literature - SAMLA session 2009 - Extended Deadline

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Marxism East and West: MLA 2009 Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Tally
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Marxism East and West: MLA 2009 Special Session

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] New Approaches to Translation Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Sandra Hordis
contact email: 
hordis@arcadia.edu

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] New Approaches to Translation Studies

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] REMINDER CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Hougentogler
contact email: 
berserksgangr@ucla.edu

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] REMINDER CFP: New German Review

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MLA 2009 Hunger

full name / name of organization: 
Zahi Zalloua
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MLA 2009 Hunger

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Collection: Domestic Violence in the Long 18th Century

full name / name of organization: 
Judith Broome
contact email: 
broomej1_at_wpunj.edu@virgo.sas.upenn.edu

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Collection: Domestic Violence in the Long 18th Century

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MLA 2009: British graphic novels and comics

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Ho
contact email: 
eho@ursinus.edu

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MLA 2009: British graphic novels and comics

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Meaning of Food; Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values (RMMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Roula Kogos
contact email: 
kogosr@unr.nevada.edu

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Meaning of Food; Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values (RMMLA)

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Cosmopolitan Novel: Old Paradigms, New Directions

full name / name of organization: 
Soo Kim
contact email: 
sooykim@tamu.edu

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Cosmopolitan Novel: Old Paradigms, New Directions

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