MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books that are relevant to feminist or womanist issues from a variety of disciplines. Reviews must be academic in nature and provide an examination of the books' strengths and weaknesses, raising important and relevant questions about the subject under discussion. While no author likes to be overly criticized, reviewers should offer an honest appraisal of the books' argument, readability, research, and overall approach using professional language that is rich and robust without an overabundance of jargon.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009
This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)
homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Some possible perspectives are literary, sociological, artistic, or historical, and interdisciplinary approaches are always
welcome. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict panelists but rather to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:
- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, etc)
- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates
The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its 10th annual conference: "Missed Connections." The one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at the Penn Humanities Forum in conjunction with its 2009-2010 topic: "Connections."
Seeking papers for a panel examining the modern American Exodus narrative at the ALA American Literature Symposium, October 8-10 2009, Savannah, GA.
The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.
Please submit 1/2-1 page abstracts on any Kate Chopin topic via e-mail by Friday, June 19, 2008. Papers will need to be presented in no more than 20 minutes.
Address any further questions to Kelli O'Brien, KCIS Conference Coordinator, at email@example.com.
According to mythographer Lewis Spence a myth explains "our relation to the universe, the environment or a social programme". In the Irish context, this definition of myth helps to understand the interrelationship between the retrieval of the Irish mythological lore and the construction of communal identity that characterised twentieth century Irish history, literature and socio-political reality. Spence's broad definition of myth, though initially referring to gods or supernatural beings, can easily be adapted to explain the construction of contemporary myths.
The deadline for submitting an abstract for the conference "Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present" to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on October 16 and 17, 2009, has been postponed to June 30, 2009. Information about the CFP can be found in the previous posting on this site.
Sincerely, Simone Sessolo (Conference Organizer)
On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed:
Under this working title, Paul Tayyar (Golden West, California) and Sämi Ludwig (UHA Mulhouse, France) want to collect the views of young scholars and artists who represent yet another generation cherishing Ishmael Reed's work. After a furious start in the 1960s, Reed found a place in the contemporary African-American canon in the 1970s when some major criticism appeared on his writing. In the 1980s interest in him slackened--although we know that many young scholars in particular love his stories, his poems, and his essays.
INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH
University of Leeds
6-7 November 2009
Call for papers
Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010
The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in Adelaide April 6-8, 2010. Hosted by the Hawke Research Institute and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.