PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of the MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing various types of programs that appear or have appeared in the past on French radio and television in order to determine their role in popular culture, as well as the role of those media in transmitting high culture to a popular audience. Topics to be discussed include political analysis and news programs, comedy and satirical programs, culturally oriented talk shows, films on TV, sports, fictional series ("Sagas" and other soap operas, télé-réalité.
An increasing body of archival-based, theoretically-inflected scholarship from literary, cultural, and film historians like Michael Denning, Paula Rabinowitz, Saverio Giovacchini, Alan Wald, and Cary Nelson problematizes previous a-historical and depoliticized canonical definitions of U.S. modernism. In place of a select "high modernist" tradition, which was defined retrospectively in the conservative political climate of the Cold War and epitomized by the works of T.S. Elliot, James Joyce, and William Faulkner, recent scholars argue for the need to identify and theorize modernism's multivalent strains that stretch across artistic mediums, political ideologies, and geographical locales.
Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets
Contributors needed for articles about: markets for women, why women write, time management, using life experience, women's magazines, critique groups, networking, blogs, unique issues women must overcome, lesbian and bisexual writing, formal education, queries and proposals, conference participation, family scheduling, feminist writing, self-publishing, teaching tips--just a few areas women poets are interested.
Women Writing on Today's American Family
Submissions are being sought for an anthology about writing and publishing by women with family publication experience. Possible subjects: markets; using life experience; networking; unique issues women must overcome; formal education; queries and proposals; conference participation; self-publishing; teaching tips. Family in creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, novels.
Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most helpful to readers. Please avoid writing too much about "me" and concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published, co-written, or simultaneously submitted material.
Call for Papers / SASA 2011
"Peoples, Publics, and Places of the Souths"
The Program in African American Studies at the University in Texas at El Paso invites articles on the intersection between Scholarship, Creative Writing, and Activism in literary works by women in the African Diaspora, as well as on the relationship between the work of African diasporic women and women from other diasporas, such as Mexican, Filipina, Haitian, and Chinese migrant communities in the United States and beyond.
The editors of this collection are interested in the ways diasporic women writers, scholars, and activists conceptualize diasporic identities and negotiate multiple diasporic alliances in their creative work, research, teaching, and daily lives.
Sponsored by the AHRC and run in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and British Association of Modernist Studies, this one-day postgraduate-led symposium aims to provide a forum for debate and exchange on topics relating to the interceptions between modernism and theory. Following Stephen Ross' edited collection Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate (2009) which seeks 'to recapture the continuities among modernism and theory', this event will address specific concerns about the relationship between historical and theoretical approaches to modernism (in its various definitions), local and transnational locations, canonical and marginalised thinkers, political and philosophical readings.
Though he is best known as the fugitive-turned-abolitionist, Frederick Douglass had a long career after the legal abolition of slavery. And yet our conception of Douglass, within and beyond the academy, tends to privilege his first two narratives at the expense of his postbellum publications, a rich set of texts that include the voluminous Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881; rev. 1882, 1892), as well as pamphlets and lectures on issues such as education, lynching, and civil rights. Seeking to open a conversation about how we might characterize Frederick Douglass after emancipation, this panel welcomes papers on any aspect of his postbellum career or his image in popular memory. Please send 250-word abstracts by June 1 to Gregory Laski, Dept.
PAMLA's 2010 Conference in Hawaii: Transgendered Oceania and Asia
(DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED: 5/4/10)
PANEL SESSION: Transgendered Oceania and Asia
I am seeking papers dealing with depictions and performances of transgendered identities of Asian or Oceanic descent. Possible paper topics may include investigations of: ancient or modern depictions of transgendered performances in religious, cultural, literary or film and visual media; transvestism in film and theatre, in the sex industry, politics, literature, sports or celebrity culture.
"Traveling South": The Sixth Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing
The International Society for Travel Writing invites you to join its sixth biennial conference at the University of South Carolina from 22-26 September 2010.
Professor Peter Hulme (University of Essex)
Gary Younge (Brooklyn College and feature writer and columnist for the Guardian newspaper)
The conference has a special, but not exclusive, focus on "Traveling South". Papers on this theme might address (but are not limited to) the following topics: