category: cultural studies and historical approaches

[UPDATE] Rhetorics of Place: Public, Private, Secular and/or Sacred

full name / name of organization: 
Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power
contact email: 
erika.olbricht@gmail.com

UPDATED
New submission deadline for abstracts: 20 May 2009

The Rhetorics of Place: Public, Private, Secular and/or Sacred.

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac2010@mit.edu

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption?

After Writing Back. Present and future perspecives in Postcolonial Studies (13-15 October 2009 -University of Bergamo Italy)

full name / name of organization: 
Flaminia Nicora/ Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures -PhD in Euro-American Literatures/Doctoral School of Humanities (Partner of the European PhDNet "Literary and Cultural Studies")
contact email: 
flaminia.nicora@unibg.it

International conference

After Writing Back. Present and future perspectives in Postcolonial Studies.

University of Bergamo, Italy 13-15 October 2009

Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha
contact email: 
info@rupkatha.com

"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, C

Contemporary Essays on the Postcolonial Short Story (edited collection) - Abstract dealine 1 June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Paul March-Russell and Maggie Awadalla
contact email: 
postcolonialshortstory@hotmail.co.uk

The editors of Contemporary Essays on the Postcolonial Short Story invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection on the postcolonial short story.

CFP: “Spenser’s Duplicity: Copies, Facsimiles, and Simulacra in the Work of Edmund Spenser” GEMCS 10/22-25/09; 5/17/09

full name / name of organization: 
Kris McAbee / UCSB; Jessica C. Murphy / UT-Dallas
contact email: 
kris@english.ucsb.edu

Archimago’s creation of Una’s double at the end of the first canto of The Faerie Queene exposes a critical tension at work throughout his poetry: namely, the formation of facsimiles.

Popular Romance Studies: an International Conference (August 13-14, 2009, Brisbane)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Murphy Selinger / International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
eselinge@depaul.edu

For decades, scholars have studied popular romance, whether in romance novels, films, comics, or other media.

[UPDATE] 14 NOV 2009 CFP Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Holeywell
contact email: 
biography@uea.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS REOPENED

2009 Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

Saturday 14th November 2009 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

MSA 11: Speaking of New York

full name / name of organization: 
Sunny Stalter
contact email: 
sls0009@auburn.edu

Speaking of New York

[UPDATE} Indian Popular Culture October 30-November 1, 2009

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

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Hemingway's Public Voice - SAMLA Convention November 6-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Hemingway Society Panel, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mwrightc@fsu.edu

Hemingway’s Public Voice: Hemingway Society Affiliated Session

The Hemingway session at the 2009 meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association seeks to expand the current evaluations of Hemingway’s non-fiction to include its role in the Hemingway canon, its importance to 21st century American Letters, its ability to convey a public voice in addition to or instead of fame, and its effectiveness in establishing Hemingway as a Man of Letters.

[UPDATE] Southerners in Contemporary Film (06/01/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Southerners in Contemporary Film
contact email: 
cranka@nsula.edu

This SAMLA special session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film.

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011) Submission deadline: 10-01-10

full name / name of organization: 
Transformative Works and Cultures
contact email: 
Robin_Reid@tamu-commerce.edu, gatson@tamu.edu

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Transformative Works and Cultures
http://journal.transformativeworks.org/
editor AT transformativeworks.org

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS

[UPDATE] "Narratives of Community" -- Pre-1900 American Literature (SAMLA, 11/6/09-11/8/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Lelekis
contact email: 
drlgz5@missouri.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

"Narratives of Community"

Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship September 24-26, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities and Technology Association
contact email: 
"Michel, Andreas" <michel@rose-hulman.edu>

CALL FOR PAPERS

Humanities and Technology Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2009

University of Virginia

Special Topic:

Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship

Studying the representation of dialect in literature: how and why? (25th September 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
j.hodson@sheffield.ac.uk

The study of the representation of dialects of English in literature is a well-established field, but one that is approached with a range of different goals and methodologies by scholars depending upon their disciplinary background.

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema. [UPDATE] Extended deadline May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature
contact email: 
je@arts.kuleuven.be

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)

2nd Global Conference: Heavy Fundametalisms - Music, Metal and Politics (November 2009: Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mmp2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics

Tuesday 10th November - Thursday 12th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers

Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

"Pop Goes the Region": Regionalism and Popular Art/Literature 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ: Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 
victoria.kuttainen@jcu.edu.au

We are calling for academic papers, submissions of short stories and poems, and visual art that contemplate the intersection of the regional and the popular in regional Australia but also in terms of

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like.

[UPDATE] Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - CFP - Due 6/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

Shechem Ministries’ Matter ’09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, T

"Now See This!: the Visual Language of Modernist Aesthetics" (5/8; MSA 11/5-11/8)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Walter
contact email: 
cmwalter@umd.edu

Panel: "NOW SEE THIS!: the Visual Language of Modernist Aesthetics"
Conference: MSA 11, Montreal, Canada, Nov 5-8 2009


[Update] The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Works of William Faulkner

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

NEW DEADLINE: June 20, 2009

‘Reinventing the Renaissance Occult' 14.11.09 Deadline for proposal 31.5.09

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Sarah Annes Brown, Anglia Ruskin University
contact email: 
sarah.brown@anglia.ac.uk

‘Reinventing the Renaissance Occult in Modern and Post-modern Culture’

Graphic Modernisms (MSA 11 Nov. 5-8, Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Ariela Freedman, Concordia University
contact email: 
arielamfreedman@gmail.com

This is a call for papers for a proposed panel at MSA 11.

Graphic Modernisms

cfp The popular in global times (10/11/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal Culture, Language and Representation / Jose R. Prado (editor)
contact email: 
prado@ang.uji.es

CLR Journal (Culture, Language and Representation), ISSN: 1697-7750, seeks contributions for its forthcoming volume to be published, May 2010, on the topic of

The Popular in Global Times

Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

Papers are invited on any aspect, historical and/or theoretical, of the conference theme. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2009.

For further information, accommodation possibilities, and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

CFP: Actants / Residue (GEMCS 2009, 10/22-25, Dallas); deadline May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Lizz Angello / University of South Florida
contact email: 
eangello@mail.usf.edu

Self-described “student of science” Bruno Latour defines an actor as “any thing that leaves a trace.” In keeping with this year’s theme of footprints, this panel welcomes papers that consider the traces left by any thing on the world (whether of humans or non-humans).

Performing Love / Loving Performance: Broadway Musical Motifs in Cinema and Television - First Round Deadline: August 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Edney/Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
contact email: 
katedney@hotmail.com

"Performing Love / Loving Performance: Broadway Musical Motifs in Cinema and Television"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 10-14, 2010

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Raina Kostova
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

MediaModes Graduate Student Conference at the School of Visual Arts, New York -Abstract due June 15. Conference Nov. 14, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
School of Visual Arts - MFA Computer Art and MFA Art Criticism + Writing
contact email: 
russet@mfaca.sva.edu

Call for Proposals

MediaModes Graduate Student Conference
at the School of Visual Arts, New York City

http://www.mediaModes.com
abstracts@mediamodes.com

The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

SAMLA 2009: Writers, philosophers and artists have long pondered the relationship between the beautiful and the good.

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