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Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:31pm
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden

We invite submissions for participation in a conference hosted by the Department of Childhood Studies of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, USA on Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives. As a field, childhood studies has flourished in large part because scholars have recognized the necessity of moving between and beyond traditional academic disciplines and have resisted the idea that there exists one, normative version of childhood common to all.

"Rebecca West and Power," the fifth biennial conference on Rebecca West

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:13pm
International Rebecca West Society

September 16-17, 2011, at Baruch College, New York

The main focus of this conference will be the journalism of Rebecca West. We invite papers that analyze any aspect of West's journalistic oeuvre, but encourage especially contributions that investigate the idea of power-state power, patriarchal power, empire, God, and literary authorities. Any approach, including rhetorical analysis, political history, ideological critique, feminism, biography, and intertextuality are welcome. We also plan to organize at least one panel on approaches to the new collection of West's non-fiction prose The Essential Rebecca West (2010). Papers on other topics will also be considered, especially those exploring the nexus between West's fiction and non-fiction.

Film & Philosophy: How Films Think

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:43pm

Call for Papers
Film & Philosophy: How Films Think
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund
University of Florida
November 5-7, 2010

Keynote speakers: Mary Ann Doane and D.N. Rodowick
Special Session with William Rothman

Kalamazoo 2011: Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:31pm
Serina Patterson

Game studies is quickly emerging as a popular, interdisciplinary field within the humanities and social sciences, yet medieval scholars are still only beginning to explore the relationship between recreational games and literature from a literary or cultural context. This session seeks to broaden this field of study by focusing on depictions of games and gaming in medieval literature and their relation to recreation in the Middle Ages.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: Issue 1.2

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:19pm
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies

For its second issue (Spring, 2011), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the world.

Topics addressed might include:

* Romance on the World Stage (texts in translation, romantic love in non-Western popular culture, local traditions, comparative approaches)

* Romance Across the Media: crossover texts and the relationships between romance fiction and romantic films, music, art, drama, etc.; also the paratexts and contexts of popular romance

* Romance High and Low: texts that fall between "high" and "low" culture, or that complicate the distinctions between these critical categories

II International Congress of Anglo-Portuguese Studies Lisbon, 18-20 April 2011

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 11:22pm
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, New University/FCT)

In commemoration of its 30th anniversary, the Lisbon branch of CETAPS, the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (an inter-institutional Research Unit based in two universities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade do Porto), at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon), is pleased to announce its II International Congress of Anglo-Portuguese Studies, a 3-day congress on topics related to Anglo-Portuguese historical, literary and cultural relations.
We also welcome papers that make comparisons and connections between Portugal and Anglophone countries.

2011 Kalamazoo CFP: Raising the Dead in the Middle Ages, May 12-15, 2011

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:24pm
Frank Napolitano

This session invites papers that explore the existential and epistemological questions surrounding human mortality, and assurances over the power of death presented in medieval literature, religion, philosophy and fine arts. More specifically, the session hopes to explore how miracles force readers, viewers, and audiences to examine the relationship between the received wisdoms of religion, philosophy, and mythology concerning the end of life, and the ever-present realities of death and decay in human existence. The session welcomes scholars examining the relationship between miracles and mortality from various historical, literary, religious, or philosophical perspectives.

Victorian Network - Recruiting Submissions Editor

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 12:30pm
The Victorian Network

The Victorian Network (ISSN 2042-616X), an online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies, is recruiting a Submissions Editor. We are looking for a dedicated doctoral student in the first or second year of a PhD in Victorian Studies who is interested in gaining experience and developing career-relevant skills in the publishing process.

The Submissions Editor is an executive member of the Editorial Board, involved in all stages of the publishing process and in charge of managing submissions and liaising with authors.