Festivals & Faires
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Festivals & Faires area of the Popular Culture Association invites
abstracts for the next annual meeting:
APRIL 8th-11th 2009
New Orleans Marriott
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Festivals & Faires
Call For Submissions--Specs
**Due December 15, 2008**
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that
aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.
Revealing the developing artistic milieu in Film, Theatre and Television
17th of April 2009, University of Reading
CALL FOR PAPERS
Romanticism was a cultural landscape characterised by the eternal
oscillation between a â€˜modernâ€™ enthusiasm that had failed and a
â€˜postmodernâ€™ irony that would soon falter. Now, years later, another scene
marked by oscillations is taking shape.
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions for its
2009-2010 editorial year. Women's Studies provides a forum for the
presentation of scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of
literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics,
anthropology and the sciences. We encourage scholars from all disciplines
to submit articles based in film, television, literature, art, or other
media. Women's Studies also publishes creative fiction, creative non-
fiction, and book reviews. Submissions for cover art or art essays are
The 2009 North Texas Federation Rhetoric Symposium will be held February
6, 2009 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The conference theme
is â€œMemory: Rhetoricâ€™s Forgotten Canon.â€ Proposals may be related to the
theme, but it is not required. Please submit your 250 word (one page)
proposal for the â€œTheatre: Open Topicâ€ session by email to
rhetoric_symposium_at_tamu-commerce.edu. Include the session topic "Theatre:
Open Topic" on the subject line of your email.
Final Deadline for submission: December 19, 2008.
Facts on File, Inc is putting together an ambitious, three-volume
reference work that will guide high school and college students through
the most commonly reoccurring themes in the most commonly assigned works
of literature. The work will begin with 1500-word essays on the 50 most
common themes in literature.
NINTH ANNUAL EGSA CONFERENCE
"THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN 2.0"
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
January 30, 2009 â— 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) â— 3rd Floor Salons
. . . So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new . . . - Ralph Waldo Emerson
DENUNCIA: Speaking up in Modern Italy
March 27-28, 2009
Invitation to contribute to a Seminar entitled:
â€œGothic Re-mediations. Conjuring Ghosts Across the Media.â€
Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects. 9th International Gothic Association
(IGA) Conference. Lancaster 21-24 July 2009. http://www.monstrous-
This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and
postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of
interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates.
Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are
especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops
and performances either in English or Turkish. Please note that there
will be no translations during the symposium.
Topics might include but are not limited to:
The panel will explore expressions of the future in Latino/a theatre,
poetry and performance. Papers may focus on one text or performance, on
works by one author, or on multiple writers/performers within the Latino/a
ethnic group. Papers are sought that explore various kinds of imagined
futures in terms of dystopic or utopic environments, landscapes and
communities; political futures; gendered subjectivities and racial
constructions. I am particularly interested in essays that explore how
these futures are articulated and physically expressed, and hope to get
papers that examine these representations in contemporary Latina/o theatre,
performance and poetry.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta â€" Xi Alpha
The First Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on
Literature, Composition and Rhetoric
March 27-28, 2009
Call for Papers:
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative
submissions for a National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student
Conference entitled "Transmission, Translation, Relocation" to be held
at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 26-28, 2009.
Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.
Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.
All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.
American Comparative Literature Association
March 26-29, 2009
Seminar: "Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting"
Co-chairs: Ryan Burt and Andrea Opitz
**Submission deadline UPDATE: November 3, 2008**
This seminar considers the relationship between cultural performance and processes of historical
production in the modern and contemporary Transatlantic. What role have street performance
and theater played in anti-colonial/imperial struggles, for example? How do local performances
recast our understanding of both racial formation and minority cultural practices?