Contemporary theories of discourse remind us that language functions in a reflexive relationship with social realities. Language in use can either give or deny access to individuals and communities, and to the cultural values and institutions of power that shape the ways meaning is made. As a result, we can use linguistic and rhetorical analyses to uncover, uphold, dismantle, or reshape structures of power. This conference encourages us to think about the ways that language and rhetoric function in a complex political and social world.
Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film & Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's The Tempest
Due: July 1, 2011
Melting into Air: Film and Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's Tempest
Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore, Foreword by Daniel Fischlin
Call for Papers Hierachical EconomiesRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (Volume 3, Number 3,ISSN 0975-2935, www.rupkatha.com)
Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Editorial)
Reynaldo Thompson (Latin American Section and Creative Section)
Tarun Tapas Mukherjee (Asian Section)
The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels, television, theater, theory, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.
Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:
*HIV/AIDS in Erotic Culture
*GLBTQ Romance Novels
*HIV/AIDS in Popular Culture
*GLBTQ Television Representation
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels
Call for Papers
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Panel Name: "Emergent Theories of Life Writing"
Autobiography, memoir, and related forms of life writing have long been losing their status as second-class members of the literary canon and as more and more women and other marginalized voices are being heard via these forms, it becomes incumbent upon serious literary theorists to craft coherent and cohesive theories of life narratives.
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is happy to announce its 13th annual Fall Conference, "Mind, Body, Cinema."
Keynote address: Melinda Barlow (Ph.D., New York University).
When it comes to cinema, the words "mind" and "body" evoke concepts that surpass definition. The physical representation of characters is central to cinematic pleasure; however, the relationship of the mind to the bodies of celluloid, narrative, landscape, and theatre must also be taken into consideration. The goal of this conference is to dissect minds and bodies, to take this dualism and produce something akin to a Cartesian nightmare: in what ways can cinematic renderings of minds and bodies transcend convention?
From Scroll to Screen: Translation and Reading from Ancient to Modern
University of British Columbia, Canada, October 3rd 2011
Call for Papers: closing date July 15th, 2011.
Cultural Studies Association Conference
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA
March 28-April 1, 2012
Deadline for Proposals: 19 September, 2011
Call for Papers: Issue 1.2/3
Deadline: 17 July 2011
TWO SPECIAL THEMES: MYSTERY, THE UNKNOWN, SURPRISE -AND- AGGRESSIVE ART, DESIGN, AND ARCHITECTURE
*** First Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise
What's up? What went down? How are you doing? What happened? We all want to know what is going on. We want knowledge. We want to solve the crime. We want to get it right. Yet, we also get a thrill from being in suspense. We like surprise parties and a good mystery novel. This double issue of NANO is dedicated to the sleuth and the mystery maker.
Three question clusters:
Call For Papers
'States of Emergence, States of Emergency'
Deadline for articles: 15th August 2011
Submit online at: http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html
'The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history which is in keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realize that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency, and this will improve our position in the struggle against fascism.'