Twenty minute papers may consider representations of/and or by women, in text, performance, or ?, historically, currently, or in a possible future. Submit maximum 300 word abstract to Jan Hawkley by March 1. I will contact you by March 15. The 2010 RMMLA conference is in Albequerque, New Mexico, Oct. 14-16. For more information on the conference, go to rmmla.wsu.edu. For questions about the session, e-mail me at email@example.com.
Please send abstracts addressing the narrative conflict induced by a fortune-teller in film, television and contemporary literature. In what way fortune-tellers compete with narrators? And how do they inferere with leading characters' actions? The medium deals with the future of the story. Why is he or she a powerful (and much used) narrative device?
Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Osa Mayor: No. 21, 2010
Call for Manuscripts
MEMORY AND TRANSGRESSION IN LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL PROCESSES
Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys is a two-day conference being held at Glasgow University (June 11-12) which will provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of creative non-fiction within (and outwith) academia. Creative non-fiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including biography, autobiography, travel writing, memoir, journalism and essay writing. Works such as In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers and The Next American Essay edited by John D'Agata investigate literary spaces with a focus on the journey rather than the destination.
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association is looking for paper proposals for the Children's Literature Panel for the 2010 Conference. Proposals may address the theme for the conference, "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," in relation to Children's Literature. General Children's Literature proposals will be accepted as well.
Please submit a 250 word summary of the proposed conference paper and a short abstract of 50 words with the paper title that would introduce the significance of your paper for the conference program.
In these past years the musical genre has once again gained momentum and come back into the spotlight thanks to very successful projects. Be it cinema, theatre or TV, or even the web, singing and dancing are the new rallying cry. The influence of this genre on the media landscape can't be ignored.
The next Ol3Media issue seeks brief papers that can be the springboard for reflections on this topic regarding sundry productions, and about both those shows that are "pure" musicals and those that use some of the elements of the genre.
The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing. Scripts should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy format to the IAAR by March 1, 2010.
"We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient." (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)
If human rights are insufficient yet necessary, we must then ask what to do with "rights." This conference will explore historical and theoretical definitions, constructions, and performative notions of rights. How do texts challenge predominant conceptual narratives of rights? In what ways does literature explore notions of rights outside of the juridical realm? Can we have a discourse on rights that exceeds the anthropomorphic field?
'New Perspectives on John Heywood'--a Panel Proposed for the MLA Annual Convention,
Los Angeles, CA, 6-9 January 2011.
Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2010
Seeking 300-word abstracts of 20-minute papers on John Heywood and the dramatic, musical, religious, literary, political, and/or print cultures of the More-Rastell-Heywood Circle, including John Heywood, Thomas More, John Rastell, Jasper Heywood, and Thomas Whythorne, among others.
The Conference of the French and Italian Graduate Student Association at the Ohio State University is an opportunity to converse about research regarding current questions and debate important to the French and Italian academic worlds.
This year's topic will treat Resistance and Outcasts in Italy, France and francophone countries. We want to take a closer look at those artists, writers, and directors who have made themselves stand apart throughout French and Italian traditions. Our goal is to discuss how various individuals and movements stand as outcasts and resist tradition or genre, as well as political, religious and cultural currents, with an approach from different time periods.
CFP: "Aesthetic Narration in Nineteenth-Century America"
GENDER & DIFFERENCE, 20-23 May 2010
Call for Papers
This interdiciplinary conference is organised by the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University and tbe Englisches Seminar at the University of Cologne.
It will be held at Gregynog Hall. This is the University of Wales residential conference centre, which is situated near Newtown in Mid Wales. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive grounds. http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: CLAIRE COLEBROOK AND MANDY MERCK
Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical/experimental perspectives that influenced the forms and contents of the modernist (contemporary and past) arts and literature.
Shakespeare Journal is accepting articles that are concerned with any aspect of Shakespeare and sports, athletics, or exercise for the 2011 issue, "Shakespeare and Sport." We welcome articles of 6,000 words (including notes) that examine the presence and nature of sport in Shakespeare's works. We are looking for a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches to Shakespeare and sport, which could include but is not limited to investigations of Shakespeare's use of sport, physical exercise, sporting events, physical fitness, and competitive games.