Essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and other works of art are welcome for "Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters," which will feature "Home" as the theme of its inaugural issue. This peer-reviewed journal seeks to publish work from and about Latin America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Spain, Portugal, and the entire Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. As a multidisciplinary journal it welcomes the work of writers, artists, and scholars from any field.
Critical essays are sought for a collection titled, "Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home and The Latin American/Latino/a Experience." Articles may engage the concept of "home," broadly conceived, from any discipline, period, or theoretical approach in the humanities or social sciences, including but not limited to: economics, politics, anthropology, sociology, religion, linguistics, ecology, or geography, engaging race, gender, class, sexualities, social, cultural, linguistic, literary, artistic, multidisciplinary, or cultural studies, etc.
Quest and Conquest:
Spiritual Symbols and Myths in the Indo-Mediterranean and European Worlds
[Please note that the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended.]
Myths and symbols are at the core of the sacred—a vision of the world which all cultures share through their diverse languages. Quest and conquest have been archetypal concepts for all medieval cultures. Though more often than not quest and conquest have opposed each other as key factors in the historical self-fashioning of individuals and communities, they have also merged in that place of heart which all forms of literary and artistic expression seek to reveal.
"I want you," the pointing Uncle Sam poster famously proclaims, calling all American soldiers and citizens to service. Throughout the twentieth century, authors, artists, and propagandists alike represented war in ways that reflected, constructed, and manipulated American ideologies of self, nation, and other. Whether it was "Christie Girls" soliciting draftees during WWI, Norman Rockwell pronouncing "Four Freedoms" during WWII, Mad Magazine lampooning hawks and doves during the war in Vietnam, or Artists Against the War challenging American action in Iraq, visual media have constituted a significant front in the nation's wars and conflicts.
The Women's & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast MLA invites papers for the caucus-sponsored panel at the 2010 Convention. Papers should analyze the ways that writers negotiate nationally-multiple, gendered identities. Discussion of transnational identity has been at the fore-front of cultural studies recently, and this panel will examine the intersection of those discussions with gender studies discussions. The conjunction of transnational and gendered identities may open up analysis of race, class, sexuality, and disability to explore marginalized perspectives or it may expose the development of cultural practices which create new spaces. Papers may consider such questions as:
The Community Classroom: Literacy Training in the Black Public Sphere will focus on literacy practices and institutions in Black American communities. There is a long and rich tradition of community sponsored literacy training projects in Black American culture that has for years sought to complement or supplement formal academic education. We are looking for submissions that discuss from historical, ethnographic, or pedagogical perspectives different forms of literacy training in community-based projects or cultural centers. The editors also invite submissions of community-based writing itself—the pamphlets, testimonies, artwork, and memoirs that often emerge from such locations.
Call for Papers
Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain" : Ireland and Scotland
An international conference held at the University of Sunderland
November 12th to 14th, 2010
Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network
Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.
Call for Papers
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
The Spatial Turn in Literary Theory
Broadly construed as a major shift in focus and trajectory, the so-called "spatial turn" describes a move away from questions of time and chronology towards those of space and topography. In recent years, a wide range of disciplines from the social sciences to the humanities have turned to the relevance of space (and topography) as constitutive of society, culture, and knowledge.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies seeks articles and book reviews by students relating to the Jewish experience in Canada.
About the Journal:
SJCJS is web-based, peer-reviewed and is supported by the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal.
Our goal is to attract a diverse audience and to provide a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to the field of Canadian Jewish Studies. This is excellent opportunity for students at the undergraduate and graduate level to publish in an academic context.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!
MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:
•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies
•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory