Seeking papers for a panel examining the modern American Exodus narrative at the ALA American Literature Symposium, October 8-10 2009, Savannah, GA.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford
***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***
Deadline extended to July 14.
Call for Papers
Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850
The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)
October 22-25, 2009
GEMCS was formed in 1993 to promote the study of literature, history, art history, and material culture from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.
This year's theme, "Tracing Footprints," is intended to be suggestive rather than prescriptive. As always, GEMCS welcomes panels and proposals on all aspects of culture between 1450 and 1850.
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden
Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies
The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden invite submissions for papers and poster presentations for their first formal graduate student conference on April 9, 2010. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.