Aesthetics of Colonial Chemistry
King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference
What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?
We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.
Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content. In addition, next year we will publish a new special issue, "Remembering the Civil War," for which we are now accepting submissions from scholars from all fields.
Over 60,000 people annually read Southern Cultures in print, online, and through eBooks, including scholars and students of American studies, literature, history, labor, African American Studies, religion, pop culture, sociology, women & gender, folklore, film, art, and many other subjects.
Extended CFP: Deadline 26th March 2012
We are delighted to announce a fantastic response to the call for papers for the inaugural celebrity studies journal conference: over 150 abstracts have been received from scholars across the world.
We are extending the deadline for a further 2 weeks to encourage submissions in the following areas:
· 'Celebrity now' - reflections on the field of celebrity studies
· Celebrity and the national – especially on Australian celebrity
· Indigenous celebrity
· Hollywood stardom
· Performance and celebrity
· Scandal/fame damage and celebrity
· Methodology and celebrity studies
Journal of Theory and Criticism
Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts
Issue number 20, 2012
[UPDATE] CFP: "Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England." (MLA BOSTON. JAN 3-6, 2013) [Deadline 3/15/12]
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013
Since its emergence in the late 1960s, Asian American studies has gained ground in the academy, and yet the term "Asian America" itself remains in doubt. Where is Asian America? Who are Asian Americans? What constitutes Asian American experience and who is qualified to speak for and about Asian Americans? Why does "Asian American" remain an appealing identity category despite its inherent vagueness?
(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women's studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.
UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.
This Special Session focuses on Israeli and Palestinian relations and seeks to provide a forum for examining notions of "conflict," identity, war, peace, and protest in art, literature, cinema, music, and the theater. Papers can focus on social, psychological, historical, philosophical, traumatic, geographic, and/or peace-bridging aspects, to state a few. Interdisciplinary work is welcome.