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CFP: Women's Studies and "The Interplay of Text and Image" (5/31/10; SAMLA 11/5/-11/7)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 11:33am
Letizia Guglielmo

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2010 conference theme, "The Interplay of Text and Image," and its connection to Women's Studies, broadly defined. Presentations may address, among other topics, image and text in the Women's Studies classroom, the visual as feminist intervention, digital communication and gender, the queering of image and text, and other topics exploring intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in light of the conference theme.

Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa) [UPDATE]

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 10:45am
Matthew S. S. Johnson / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa)
[Extended Deadline]

Computer and video games continue to inundate the entertainment market, and culture along with it. Traditional text games, adventure games, first-person shooters, the immersive worlds of role-playing games (massively multiplayer or otherwise), simulations, "casual" games such as solitaire, and even web advertisements posing as games have formed a landscape rich with opportunities to examine composition-rhetoric's history, theory, pedagogy, and practice, where scholars can use, examine, and imagine the impact of games and gaming on writing.

SCMLA 2009-2010: Women of Color

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 7:28am

The SCMLA 2010 Women of Color Panel welcomes submissions on any topic related to its theme:

New Frontiers:Pathways and Agencies in Literatures of Women of Color

Papers from graduate students are welcomed.

Please send your submission to:
Nimmi Agnes Jayathurai, Chair
University of Houston

CFP: READING THE SUSPECT: INTERPRETATIONS AND AESTHETICS 14th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference University of Queensland, Austr

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 9:03pm
School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

The 14th annual Work-In-Progress Conference will address interpretations of the suspect from disciplines within the Humanities and take place on 30th-31st July 2010 at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia

Topics and questions may include, but are not limited to:

Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts (Abstracts 5/1/2010; Montreal 3/24/2011)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 8:13pm
Nhora Serrano/Renaissance Society of America

2011 Annual Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Conference (Montreal: 24-26 March) Call for Papers

PANEL: Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts

Drawing from the works on text and image from Visual Culture scholars, this panel aims to undertake the task of understanding and analyzing this multifaceted art form, the illuminated manuscript. All papers addressing the various aspects of the fraught and complex relationship between text and image in the illuminated manuscripts (from Medieval to the Renaissance period as well as Eastern illuminated manuscripts, i.e. Turkish, Arabic, etc.) are welcomed.

Recycling (Grad Conference) - Sat, Sept 25, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 7:31pm
Dept of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University

Call For Papers . . .


The Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce its inaugural graduate student conference will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus. We are also excited to announce that Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication and Associate Professor of English at NYU, will be the conference keynote speaker.

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:13pm
SAMLA/Marxist Literary Group

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

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. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.

Please send abstracts by May 15 to

UPDATE - "Thresholds of Utopia/Dystopia" - A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:47pm
HERA - Humanities Education and Research Association

For a special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities, we seek academic papers from a broad range of disciplines that address utopian/dystopian literature, historical attempts to create utopia, or the philosophical writings that underpin each of these efforts. We will also consider creative fictional engagements of utopian themes and creative non-fiction essays about utopia. In particular, this issue will explore the definitions of and boundaries between Utopia and Dystopia.

[UPDATE] Conference announcement: What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:27pm
Anna Bernard / University of York

JULY 3-5, 2010

DAY 1: JULY 3, 2010

8.30-9.00: Registration

Anne McClintock (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Paranoid Empire: The Crisis of Violence and the Visible
in the War on Terror."

10.15-10:30: Coffee