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Deconstruction in the Anthropocene

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 4:41pm
Oxford Literary Review (Dec. 2012)

Oxford Literary Review vol. 34.2 (December 2012), call for papers.

Deconstruction in the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene is a term first coined by the atmospheric scientist Paul J. Crutzen as the suggested name for that geological epoch in which humanity plays a crucial if often incalculable role in the planet's ecology and geology:

Call for essay submissions-The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 8:39am
Sarah Easterby-Smith and Emily Senior

The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge

Call for Papers: Journal special issue

April 2011

Essay proposals are invited for a collection entitled 'The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge'. We are developing a collection of essays as a journal special issue which will examine the production and circulation of knowledge about the natural world in the eighteenth century.

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:

Susan B. Anthony Studies
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Globalized Gender
Men's Studies
Multi-ethnic Literatures
Queer Studies
Transnational Literatures
Women's Studies & Authors

Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary (September 23-24, 2011)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:38pm
Rice University Department of English

The annual Rice University Symposium in Houston, Texas invites papers that examine the unexpected material and affective supports of the common, commons, and community. Papers might explore representations of communities as they develop across spatial and temporal boundaries as well as how shared background understandings connect to the experience of the ordinary. We are especially interested in how these issues relate to the question of the commons and the role collective life plays in various social imaginaries. Submissions that range across periods, theoretical orientations, and disciplines are welcome.

Possible paper topics:

GRIDLOCK, October 14-15, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 8:15pm
Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University | Hosted at the AC Institute, New York, NY

For our 2nd Annual Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, we invite submissions that explore the possibilities of Gridlock.

Keynote: Eugene Thacker, Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School

Digital Poet(h)ics and Transnational Cultures (workshop session - abstracts by May 8, 2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 7:51am
21st AISNA Conference: Democracy and Difference: The U.S. in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives, Trento, Italy, 26-29 October 2011

In the past decades digital technologies, new media art, Web 2.0 practices, cybertextualities, and electronic archives have become inescapable presences in the field of knowledge/s and the "unprecedented complexity of the digital", in Arthur Kroker's terms, is increasingly changing the very nature of our ways of processing information, theories, cultures, relationships.

12-13 December 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 3:26am
The 19th METU British Novelists Conference-Kazuo Ishiguro

The 19th METU British Novelists Conference

12-13 December 2011
Ankara, Turkey

Contact name: Hülya Yıldız

This is a regularly held series of international conferences dedicated to British novelists and their works. Scholarly papers on any aspect of Kazuo Ishiguro and his works will be considered. Very friendly and focused atmosphere. Proposals (about 250 words) for 20-minute presentations should be sent to by September 12 2011. Please include name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

Call for manuscripts - book series "Contributions to Transnational Feminism"

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 3:20am
Silvia Schultermandl

Call for Manuscripts

New Book Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism

General Editors: Erin Kenny (Drury University, U.S.A.) and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)

LIT Verlag (Berlin, Münster, Vienna, London) is accepting book-length manuscripts and proposals from scholars in gender studies, postcolonial theory, feminist anthropology, cultural geography, literary theory, critical theory, and other interdisciplinary fields, and especially seeks projects that offer new theoretical insights and/or grounded empirical research that contribute to the emerging field of transnational feminism.