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.
The 19th METU British Novelists Conference
12-13 December 2011
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 email@example.com by September 12 2011. Please include name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Negritud: Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos
Léon Gontran DAMAS: A Thorough Negritude
Born on March, 28th, 1912, the Martinico-Guyanese Négritude thinker and poet, Léon Gontran Damas, is the one idea man of Négritude whose works is overlooked. Indeed, only a handful of academic analyses can be found on his writing and contribution to Négritude. Yet, Damas is the very first one of the three Négritude Fathers – Damas, Césaire and Senghor – to ever have published works magnifying the Négritude's ideas. Additionally, the intensity of his poetry is the element which makes of Négritude a poignantly thorough poetic and political revolutionary movement.
Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Avant-Gardes
20-22 April 2012, Yale University
Marie-José Mondzain, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Robert S. Nelson, Yale University
Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction. Deadline Extended: Please submit proposals by April 15th.
The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
We invite scholars to join us in the consideration of the intriguing issue of alternative voices through examples from the field of Anglo-American literature, linguistic and cultural studies. We suggest addressing various alternative processes and techniques outside the traditional mainstream in general, alternative styles in literature, alternative genres, a variety of subcultures existing along the fringes of mainstream culture, alternative theories, alternative education practices, etc, as well as the processes involved in the creation of a non-conformist, avant-garde, forward-thinking voices, finally addressing to what extent it is possible to be independent on the norm.
19th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
KAZUO ISHIGURO AND HIS WORK
To be held on 12th-13th December 2011
Middle East Technical University
We invite you to send your 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers
Deadline for proposals: 12 September 2011
For queries and further information contact
With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts within national states.
L'Inde des Anglais, l'Inde des Français, regards croisés
15–16 September 2011, Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordiale, Château d'Hardelot, France [Near Eurostar Calais-Fréthun]