Song and Social Change in Latin America
Deadline for abstracts: 31 JULY 2010
Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS
Aesthetics of New Literatures in English
Rupkatha journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) invites articles and book reviews on Aesthetics of New Literatures English for Volume 2, Number 2. The focus of the issue will be an exploration of the aesthetic (NOT political) aspects of particular authors, particular texts, trends, genres and/or tradition. We are also interested in articles that explain their relation/difference with British literary/linguistic traditions. Please find the broader areas for discussion below:
• English Writings in the Indian subcontinent
• Caribbean Literature
• African Literature in English
• Australian Literature
• Literature of New Zealand
Conference Theme: Brave New World
Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities
The media industry is at a crossroads in many respects, as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence to be reached, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends. The unparalleled opportunities of today's connected world have created a new set of challenges that need to be met, including questions of power and responsibility, editorial accountability, and the erosion of more traditional income streams. How these challenges and opportunities are confronted will shape the future of the media industry.
Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?
Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives.
However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:
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. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010
The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session
Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion
What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?
Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.
Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010
(Submission 15 March, 2010)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Buzard, Professor and Head of Literature Faculty at MIT.
The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
- Dime novels
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- The Gothic
Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)
The University of Victoria's English Graduate Students' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.