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ON NOT LOOKING: Essays on Images and Viewers

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 9:29am
Frances Guerin, Ruhr University, Bochum

Submissions are invited for an edited book with the working title On Not Looking:
Essays on Images and Viewers. Contemporary experience presents us with a
contradiction:  while we are at a historical moment when images have never been so
readily available and circulated, we increasingly "don't look" at images. The
collection of essays will explore the myriad ways that not looking at images — as
opposed to not seeing — is manifest in our burgeoning image culture today.
Contributions are sought that address practices and representations of "not looking,"
"turning away," and other manifestations of physical and mental distraction from
material images.

[UPDATE] "Mysterious Things" (11/1/2009; 3/4-6/2010)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:03am
Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on Women's & Gender History (UIUC)

"Mysterious Things": The 11th Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / March 4-6, 2010

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2009

The Booker Prize and India

updated: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 4:14am
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe is eligible for the Booker Prize. The reputation of the prize is sure to transform the fortunes of the author who receives it. This prestigious prize has been won by four Indians—Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children, 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of Small Things, 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss, 2006) and Aravind Adiga (The White Tiger, 2008). With the award of this prize to Indians, Indian Writing in English (IWE) has become a force to be reckoned with. The present anthology of critical essays proposes to analyse  the above  Booker-winning novels and the general subject of the Booker and India.

CFP: Peace and War / An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference / University of Illinois at Chicago (4/16/2010)

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2009 - 3:41pm
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

PEACE and WAR

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The University of Illinois at Chicago

April 16, 2010 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2009 

This graduate student conference is intended to address some of the problems of defining peace and war in the various disciplines, and to question if or how the ways we conceptualize peace and war have changed in the twenty-first century. 

[UPDATE] CFP: FOOD & CULTURE

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2009 - 1:24pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/ American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/1/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

Conference Hotel: 

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:16am
Ken Hada /SW/Texas Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers

The 31th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX Popular Culture Assoc./ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Literatures of Time and Space - proposed BSLS panel (8-10 April 2010); abstract deadline 10 December 2009

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2009 - 8:58am
Elizabeth Throesch

Call for submissions to a proposed panel on the interaction between theories of time and space in literature for the upcoming British Society for Literature and Science conference (8-10 April 2010). Additionally, these proposals will be considered for a future proposal to the RCLAS Journal of Literature and Science for a special issue on time and space.

 

Topics might include:

Relativity's impact on literature and culture

the fourth dimension

occultist and mystical theories of time and space

the work of authors such as Charles Howard Hinton, Edward Abbott, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, J.W. Dunne, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thomas Pynchon, etc

General Call for Submissions: Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2009 - 7:58am
American Studies Association of Turkey

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Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) Ecocriticism Issue

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Monday, October 5, 2009 - 7:56am
American Studies Association of Turkey

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