category: cultural studies and historical approaches

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.

Eudora Welty: A Centenary, Venice, Italy 17-18 November 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
contact email: 
mamoli@unive.it and pmchaney@gsu.edu

"EUDORA WELTY: A CENTENARY”
International Conference, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy, 17-18 November 2009. Proposals due MAY 15.

Questioning Identity--Representations of Class

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO) @ Western Illinois University
contact email: 
SJ-Naslund

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at Western Illinois University in Macomb is currently accepting CFPs for their 6th annual conference, Questioning Identity—Representations of Class.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – English Literature Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@yahoo.com

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

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters
contact email: 
Anna_Lee@frontiernet.net -- cathernr@stedwards.edu -- cristine.soliz@colostate-pueblo.edu

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled “Stories the Land Holds.” The editors

CFP: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms and Imagining Global Rights (ASTR, Puerto Rico, Nov 11-15, 2009; Abstr. due May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
contact email: 
fnbecker@gmail.com

WORKING SESSION: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms and Imagining Global Rights (San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 11-15, 2009)

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, May 15, 2009

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theatre/Performance Studies and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jdscott@umail.ucsb.edu

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Popular Culture Association
Theatre and Performance Studies
Boston, MA - November 5-7, 2009

Paper/Panel Proposals Due JUNE 15, 2009.

Language, literature and cultural studies

full name / name of organization: 
Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania- Department of Foreign Languages
contact email: 
ameliamolea@yahoo.com; magdamihailescu@gmail.com; daniela_mirea@yahoo.com

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867
Call for papers
Deadline: 30 July 2009 for LLCS no.3 and 30 November 2009 for LLCS no.4
http://www.mta.ro

[CFP DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2009] Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

full name / name of organization: 
A special issue of Comparative Drama
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk



Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

A Special Issue of Comparative Drama

Writing Rider Haggard

full name / name of organization: 
Robbie McLaughlan and John Miller/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

40th Anniversary of Easy Rider, due 1 September 2009

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Motorcycle Studies
contact email: 
chappellm@wcsu.edu

Call for Papers—40th Anniversary of Easy Rider

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia (10/18/2009) University of Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago
contact email: 
jorgeabrilsanchez@hotmail.com

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia: pasado, presente y futuro
[Asturias and the Asturians throughout History: Past, Present and Future]

CFP: “Detours de Babel” between East and West: Theorizing Translation in Early Modern Europe (Panel; 05/01/09; 10/1-3/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Katharina N. Piechocki, NYU
contact email: 
katharina.piechocki@nyu.edu

35th Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference, Arizona State University

"Translating and Mapping: Rethinking Literature in the Age of Globalization"

October 1-3, 2009

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA
contact email: 
thomas.hahn@rochester.edu

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary

[UPDATE] CFP: Manufacturing Happiness Conference 9/26/09 (deadline 6/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Dava L. Simpson/George Mason University
contact email: 
dsimpso1@gmu.edu

**CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE**

CALL FOR PAPERS
Manufacturing Happiness: Investigating Subjectivity, Transformation, and Cultural Capital

[UPDATE] M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)
contact email: 
mamsie@bbk.ac.uk

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BRACHA ETTINGER (EGS, Saas Fee) and ADRIANA CAVARERO (Verona)

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century” Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
contact email: 
bkinder@csupomona.edu

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century”

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

Recovering Black Women’s Voices and Lives, Nov. 12, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor/ University of Alabama
contact email: 
dfulton@as.ua.edu

The last twenty-five years has marked significant growth in historical and literary research on African American women’s lives. From the recovery of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig in 1983 to Julia C.

Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present, UT Austin 16-17 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program, UT Austin
contact email: 
postcolonial2009@gmail.com

The age of globalism that shapes the world today is both a cause and effect of postcolonial actualities: effect because of the cultural influences (imposed or transmitted) of colonial powers on coloni

Trades, Call for Articles, Due 1 September 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University
contact email: 
ecf@mcmaster.ca

How was skilled physical work practiced and represented in the eighteenth century? What are the pleasures and perils of labour for the body and the body politic?

Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009. Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk.

Documenting Non-Western LGBTQ Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Pullen/Bournemouth University
contact email: 
cpullen@bournemouth.ac.uk

CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (08/31/09; collection)Edited by Christopher Pullen Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on LGBT and queer identi

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process (edited volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Bouchard (publisher: Diversion Press)
contact email: 
jtwestmore@yahoo.com

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process
Edited by Jen Bouchard
Diversion Press (www.diversionpress.com)

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations and Beyond — Deadline June 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark B. Spencer / Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium to be held November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.

MSA 11: Vernacular Modernisms: What Are They When They’re at Home?

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Bradley D. Clissold
contact email: 
bradleyc@mun.ca

Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via adve

MSA 11: Modernist Affective Labor and Biopolitics Nov 5-Nov 7

full name / name of organization: 
Enda Duffy / UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
msa2009biopolitics@gmail.com

Modernist Affective Labor and Biopolitics

Panel for Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 5-8, 2009 (Montreal): Theories of Language as Modernist Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Ken Hirschkop
contact email: 
khirschk@uwaterloo.ca

The early twentieth century witnessed not only a variety of aesthetic experiments with language, but also a new wave of writing about language theoretically.

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