category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 
jocelynbuckner@gmail.com

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

[UPDATE] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor"

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
tania.e.scott@googlemail.com

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

[Update] Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold Deadline June 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Nancy Barta-Smith and Dr. Danette DiMarco, Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
nancy.barta-smith@sru.edu; danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold

CFP Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Holly Faith Nelson / Daniel Defoe Society
contact email: 
hnelson@sfu.ca

Call for Papers: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries

(http://english.illinoisstate.edu/digitaldefoe/)

'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queensu.ca

Local Culture Journal Deadline: May 23, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Local Culture
contact email: 
localculture@augustana.edu

Local Culture seeks the submission of undergraduate essays for its upcoming edition. Submission length should range from 1,500 to 8,000 words (approximately 5 to 20 pages, double-spaced).

after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastophe 4-6 NOV. 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eileen Joy/BABEL Working Group
contact email: 
eileenajoy@gmail.com

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end,"

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2010 - Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to 9/11

full name / name of organization: 
MLG - Marxist Literary Group
contact email: 
charlessumner@hotmail.com

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production.

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (no date)

full name / name of organization: 
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (AMS Press)
contact email: 
brett_mcinelly@byu.edu

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 3, due out the spring of 2012. Articles received by Nov.

Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cyprus
contact email: 
balaso@ucy.ac.cy

From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Call for submissions to Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Piracy - graduate conference - deadline June 1st - conference October 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University, Department of English
contact email: 
ddonatac@brandeis.edu

DEADLINE JUNE 1st!

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Piracy
Friday, 15 October 2010
Brandeis University
Department of English
Eighth Annual Graduate Conference

Placing the Archipelago: Interconnections and Extensions

full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso - A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Languages and Culture
contact email: 
sargassoplace@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: August 30, 2010

[UPDATE] Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

[UPDATE] -- Nation and the Mother Tongue(s) -- Due 4 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee / PAMLA
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

Final CFP: The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
asat2007@gmail.com

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Essays for a book-length collection on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Kelley
contact email: 
jkelley@meridian.msstate.edu

Essays are sought for a book-length collection on Rachel Carson’s highly influential work Silent Spring, which will turn 50 in 2012.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1 AIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE / THEME: ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Integrative Studies
contact email: 
stuart.henry@sdsu.edu

“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability”
October 7 – 10, 2010
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference

30-40 Years West of Here: Stories from the Sub-Rural West [July 15, 2010]

full name / name of organization: 
Colin Irvine
contact email: 
irvinec@augsburg.edu

The editor of 30-40 Years West of Here: Stories from the Sub-Rural West invites contributions for a collection of creative nonfiction essays that explores the implications of living in that often ove

[UPDATE] DEADLINE APPROACHING - Reclamation and representation: the boundaries of the literary archive

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter
contact email: 
lrs204@ex.ac.uk, crs202@ex.ac.uk

Reclamation and representation: the boundaries of the literary archive
University of Exeter, 2-3rd October 2010

Food Studies in Communication: Scholars Seminar at NCA (13 November 2010), San Francisco, CA

full name / name of organization: 
Katie LeBesco
contact email: 
klebesco@mmm.edu

Call For Papers

2010 National Communication Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

Scholars Seminar: SEM05: Chew on This: Food Studies in Communication

SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture Area

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez, Area Chair Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
jeannie8@u.washington.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

[UPDATE] CFP: New German Review (New Deadline 5/20/10)

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Germanic Studies Journal
contact email: 
ngr@humnet.ucla.edu

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for
graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

UPDATE 2nd Call for Papers-The Ecology of Utopia: Ecological Concerns and Utopianism in American Culture (23-25 Septemebr, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
CLEU (Cultures and Literatures of the United States) research group, Department of English Philology, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
contact email: 
jliste@udc.es

The Ecology of Utopia:
Ecological Concerns and Utopianism in American Culture

[UPDATE] "Multilingual Realities in Translation"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Special Issue (11.1, January 2011) for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld

Images of Islands in German Literature and Film for the PAMLA conference at Chaminade U., Honolulu, Hawaii, November 11-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
frenchl@pacificu.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[UPDATE] --SAMLA 2010--(Re)Constructing the American West

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

(Re)Constructing the American West

Rethinking Poetics, Columbia University, NYC, June 11-13 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative
contact email: 
rethinkingpoetics@gmail.com

Rethinking Poetics

Columbia University, NYC
June 11-13, 2010

Announcing the Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative.

[UPDATE} CFP Culture After Postmodern Culture conference

full name / name of organization: 
/Postmodern Culture
contact email: 
pmc@uci.edu

Reminder: May 1 is our target date to receive all proposals for papers at the Culture After Postmodern Culture conference at UC Irvine in October 9, 2010.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

full name / name of organization: 
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
topia@yorku.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

[UPDATE] The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

full name / name of organization: 
University of Surrey, UK
contact email: 
D.Ashford@surrey.ac.uk; rjer2@cam.ac.uk

The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Surrey
2-3 July 2010.

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