category: science and culture

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/31/09; 03/04/10-03/06/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Native American Literature Symposium
contact email: 
hollrahp@unlv.nevada.edu

11th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 4-6, 2010
Isleta Casino & Resort
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

'Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope': The Spectacle of Technology in Screen Media - 27 February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick, UK
contact email: 
a.c.sloan@warwick.ac.uk

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore ways in which particular screen technologies and media are displayed and spectacularised – that is, instances in which attention is drawn to the medium or technology itself rather than simply to its content.

CFP: Special Issue of the Women's Studies Quarterly - "Market"

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Special Issue on Market

Guest Editors: Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins

Market is both a noun and a verb, a place where we shop and the act of selling. Market can be Wall Street or Main Street, psychological and physiological, traditional, viral or stealth. In the current period of global economic upheaval scholars from all disciplines need to interrogate the changing meanings, moods, and implications of the market. In this issue of WSQ we seek to consider consumption and markets anew, from feminist, queer, cultural, and critical perspectives. This issue will explore urgent questions related to markets. These include, but are not limited to: How might we get beyond the entrenched binaries of male/female, public/private, citizen/immigrant, producer/consumer that are central to so much thinking about markets? What does it mean to go shopping in the name of charitable giving or to purchase “green” products? How can commodities that are “locally grown” survive in the face of globalization? How does globalization compare to colonial trade? How are these changes affecting the ways we understand images, brands, icons, labels, and the meanings these transmit? How did modern consumer behavior and iconography develop? How have literary texts shaped or challenged our sense of the market? When did the commodity first appear? Is the depression getting you down?

American Literature: Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth (Mar. 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html

DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

Turning Points and Transformations March 5-6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2010@louisiana.edu

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

Kinky Klingon and Asexual Androids: Exploring Sexuality and Gender in Star Trek (edited book)

full name / name of organization: 
Maryanne Fisher, PhD, Dept. of Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies Program, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
contact email: 
mlfisher@smu.ca

The world of Star Trek has been a pervasive and extensive part of North American culture, starting with the classic television series of the 1960s and presently encompassing the blockbuster hit movie.

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable (9/30/09; NEMLA 4/7/10-4/11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Greenwald Smith
contact email: 
rgs@bu.edu

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

'Truthiness' Across Cutures, Vol. 1 No. 1, Autumn 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
dbroudy@ocjc.ac.jp

Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Autumn 2009 issue

The Expanding Universe: Science and Literature in the Nineteenth Century (International Conference: 6-8 Feb 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
contact email: 
shanta.dutta@gmail.com, supriya.chaudhuri@gmail.com

The conference will focus on the interface between science and literature in the nineteenth century. Professor Gillian Beer will deliver the inaugural lecture at the Conference.

Special Issue on Ubiquitous Computing Security Systems

full name / name of organization: 
Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal
contact email: 
usman@ubicc.org

We are seeking research papers, technical reports, dissertation etc for these interdisciplinary areas.

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