"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.
Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:
Defining Problems, Finding Solutions
Oct 28-30, 2010
Kennesaw State University
Proposals due July 21, 2010
Kennesaw State University calls for academic papers and poster presentations for a multidisciplinary conference on immigration to Georgia and the Southeast. Papers or posters should promote an understanding of the problems associated with immigration, with an emphasis on finding practical and realistic solutions that promote economic growth and social strength for the Southeast. All paper presentations should be in English; posters may be presented in English or Spanish. Conference papers will be considered for publication.
The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents
The co-conveners of the Diaporic Imagination Research Group invite participants to submit work-in-progress for a working session of the 2010 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research in Seattle, WA, November 18-21, 2010.
Participants are invited to consider how power is embodied in diasporic identities, cultural practices, and performances. Our session emphasizes the spatial and temporal aspects of the "corporeal power" at the conceptual heart of CORD/ASTR 2010. By paying attention to diaspora's "discontents," we will also focus on the material and political effects of diasporic performance and the exercises of corporeal power.
Call for contributions to Whitman & The Beats.
We are seeking original articles for an edited interdisciplinary collection that break new ground in addressing Whitman's presence in the works of Beat writers, the reception of Whitman's poetry by the Beats, and papers which address how the legacy of the Beats, their perspectives of their era and artistic innovations, may be traced to Whitman's influence on American literary culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Art of Theatre: Word, Image and Performance in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium
19th-20th of November 2010, Queen's University, Belfast.
Professor Patrick McGuinness, St. Anne's College, Oxford
Professor Laurence Senelick, Tufts University, Massachusetts
Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 October 2010). This journal aims at investigating and researching new approaches to world literatures. It proposes to promote innovative critical response in every branch of literary studies. Submissions of research papers, book reviews, conference reports and interviews are welcome from the established as well as emerging scholars. Contributions should conform to the latest edition of MLA Handbook/ Style Sheet and they should send both hard and soft copies of the material. Email submissions are preferred.
With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled *Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore*, aims to remedy that situation.
University of Auckland, 8-10 October 2010
Keynote speaker (to be confirmed): Prof David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Is architecture a cult of the externalised object? It would seem so: of 46 images of prize winning entries on the 2009 World Architecture Festival website, for example, only four show interiors. So efficiently are interior and exterior sealed off from each other that they are frequently treated as discrete professional domains. However, inside and outside are always ready to be reversed and today's spaces may seem even more involuted, fragile and unsettled than those of the past.
CALL FOR PAPERS ANNOUNCEMENT
EGO Conference 2010: Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22 & 23
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M University
Conference website: http://www.wiu.edu/ego/conference/2010/
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Conference Theme: Humanities in the Digital Age
Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture
November 9-11, 2010
R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University