Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9: What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?
Call for Papers, CEA 2011—Conference Theme, FORTUNES
The 42nd Annual College English Association Conference
March 31 – April 2, 2011 – St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE at CEA:
The Native American Literature panel at CEA welcomes submissions on any aspect of Native American Literature, including papers on individual authors, Native American literary separatism, the Native American Renaissance, native sovereignty, indigenous rhetorics, etc. Of particular interest will be papers that address the conference theme, FORTUNES, from an indigenous perspective or worldview.
CFP: "The Aristocracy and the Medieval Hunt"
Sponsored by Seigneurie: Group for the Study of Nobility, Lordship, and Chivalry
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 12-15, 2011
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, social sciences and humanities journal with an international Editorial Board.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.
Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.
For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.
XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics seeks scholarly essays, translators, and book reviewers for a special double issue on "China: Literature and Social Movements" that we will publish in 2011. Prospective contributors are asked to examine our special 2009 double issue (no. 21/22), "South Africa: Literature and Social Movements," to learn more about the journal and the type of work we typically publish.
The Hungry Ocean:
Literary Culture and the Maritime Environment
A Conference at the John Carter Brown Library
April 21-23, 2011
Organizer: Steve Mentz, St. John's University
Recent trends in scholarship including "Atlantic History," "historicizing the ocean," and the "new thalassology" are renovating our understandings of maritime culture. This conference focuses on literary responses to the world ocean. Shakespeare's hungry ocean and Conrad's visionary sailors reflect efforts to capture the poetry and reality of the maritime environment. This conference will explore the multiple ways literary writers have imagined and made use of the largest thing on our planet.
Call for Proposals
Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience
Performance Studies international #17
25-29 May 2011, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, "Becoming-Girl." Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming as existing through multiplicity and alliances, a process that does not have a beginning or end, but is always in-progress; becoming is, much like girlhood, intermezzo. Deleuze claims that "Girls do not belong to an age group, sex, order, or kingdom: they slip in everywhere, between orders, acts, ages, sexes." Girls' identities, interactions and relationships, particularly in cyber-contexts, are rhizomatic, complex, bordering the virtual and reality in their multiple becomings.
This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. Send abstracts to Sean Barry, email@example.com, and John Savarese, firstname.lastname@example.org.