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FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts - Issue 11: Identity

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 11:22am
University of Edinburgh


'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
       — from Alice in Wonderland

Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 9:55am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin American literature and arts, including those of Mexico in particular.

We invite articles and book reviews on the following broad areas:
1. General Topics:
i. Discussion of the evolution of Latin American culture, literature and arts;
ii. Analysis of trends-old and/or new-that can be marked for a better understanding of cultural facts;
iii. Theories and meta-theories for Latin American literature and arts;
iv. Latin American literature and arts on the digital world;

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 5:46pm
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Diasporic Imagination Research Group

The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents

The co-conveners of the Diaporic Imagination Research Group invite participants to submit work-in-progress for a working session of the 2010 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research in Seattle, WA, November 18-21, 2010.

Participants are invited to consider how power is embodied in diasporic identities, cultural practices, and performances. Our session emphasizes the spatial and temporal aspects of the "corporeal power" at the conceptual heart of CORD/ASTR 2010. By paying attention to diaspora's "discontents," we will also focus on the material and political effects of diasporic performance and the exercises of corporeal power.

The Art of the Theatre: Word, Image, and Performance in 19th C. France and Belgium

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 12:06pm
Queen's University Belfast


The Art of Theatre: Word, Image and Performance in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium

19th-20th of November 2010, Queen's University, Belfast.

Guest speakers:
Professor Patrick McGuinness, St. Anne's College, Oxford
Professor Laurence Senelick, Tufts University, Massachusetts

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) 30 October 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 10:41am
Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 October 2010). This journal aims at investigating and researching new approaches to world literatures. It proposes to promote innovative critical response in every branch of literary studies. Submissions of research papers, book reviews, conference reports and interviews are welcome from the established as well as emerging scholars. Contributions should conform to the latest edition of MLA Handbook/ Style Sheet and they should send both hard and soft copies of the material. Email submissions are preferred.

Humanities in the Digital Age

Monday, May 17, 2010 - 5:36pm
English Graduate Organization (EGO), Western Illinois University

EGO Conference 2010: Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22 & 23
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M University

Conference website:

Deadline: September 1, 2010

Conference Theme: Humanities in the Digital Age

Sept.30, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010 - 12:10pm
ETUDES IRLANDAISES (French Journal of Irish Studies)

French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2011 issue (non-thematic) /

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2011 volume of the journal.


CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

Monday, May 17, 2010 - 10:13am
University of Strathclyde

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.

[UPDATE] Health/Care/Nation (31/05/2010; 14-17/10/2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 9:06am
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor

New deadline: May 31, 2010

*le français suit*

Conference CALL FOR PAPERS: Health/Care/Nation
Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor

14-17 October 2010

Please share this with your colleagues. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit.

Keynote Speakers:

Gerard Boychuk, Director of the Global Governance Graduate Program at Balsillie School of International Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo

[UPDATE] From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 31st July 2010)

Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 4:07am
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities - special issue

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.

The classic Hollywood studio model had three main strings: production, distribution and exhibition. Less print space has been devoted to scholarship on the latter two, which remain essential to the story of cinema in the United States and the rest of the world. Post Script aims to address this imbalance with a special issue focusing on the business of film distribution and the art of cinema exhibition. Papers, essays, interviews, reviews and other articles on any area of cinema distribution or exhibition are welcome.

[UPDATE] Ethnic American Drama -MMLA conference- Chicago Nov. 4-7, 2010 (Deadline 6/1/2010)

Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 11:27pm
Samuel Park/Columbia College Chicago

For the past twenty years, playwrights such as Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang, and Cherrie Moraga have found themselves becoming as common in the dramatic literature curriculum as O'Neill, Williams, and Beckett, and the study of their work both re-affirms and challenges traditional approaches to studying and teaching drama. This panel seeks to address pedagogical approaches to teaching the work of minority playwrights in the classroom. Papers may focus on particular texts by ethnic American theater artists, and/or pedagogical models that grapple with the intersections of ethnic literature and drama as genre.

[UPDATE] South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

Friday, May 14, 2010 - 9:53am
St. John's University

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

'Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence & Enchantment' Illustration Symposium, 2- 4 November 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010 - 7:53am
Amelia Johnstone / Cardiff School of Art & Design

A call goes out for papers for the first international Illustration Symposium in Cardiff. With Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Wales Millennium Centre and Chapter Arts.

In association with Material Ludlow & Carnaby Street, and the Courtyard Press.

Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence and Enchantment
2nd – 4th November 2010

Please propose papers around the following themes, and be bold, like Vasilisa;

Alchemy, Redolence and Enchantment

Be prepared to go beyond with Alchemy – do not be wary of conjuring with Redolence or enrapturing through Enchantment.