"ABC, It's Easy as 123" is looking for paper proposals exploring any aspect of media for infants to preschool-age "emergent readers." Texts to examine include American classics like Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, English translations of Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops, Gomi's Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring Book, Disney's Baby Einstein products, Hello Kitty products, and various baby sign-language videos. Some possible topics to explore are: What do texts for pre-readers reveal about marketing, commerce, or audience? What are the social histories or environmental impact of alphabet books, counting books, potty training books, coloring books, concept books (e.g. shapes, opposites, seasons) or workbooks?
REDEFINING (MY) SPACE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings (ISSN 2045-5216) is seeking contributions for its first issue, to be published in 2012.
Articles addressing but not limited to the following themes are invited: 21st-century forms, genre and trends; the role of literary prizes and festivals; new authors; adaptations and innovations; the rise of the eBook; digital writings; creative writings; and, book clubs.
Articles should be 6,000-7,000 words and creative pieces 250-2,000 words.
REMINDER: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)
The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC)
27 MAY 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS -- Deadline *extended* -- Please send by Thursday, April 7, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.
ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN PERFORMANCE
11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, August 10-11, 2011
The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 11th annual conference. The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, preceding and during the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference.
Proposals are invited for papers, panels, workshops and roundtable discussions. Learn more about the AAP at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/ The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2011.
Call for Submissions: PostHuman Joyce: Machines, Informatics, Technology (edited collection)
"In conception and technique I tried to depict the earth which is prehuman and presumably posthuman." (Joyce, discussing "Penelope" in a letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver, 8 February 1922, Letters 1:180, Selected Letters, p. 289)
We are currently developing a co-edited volume of essays considering the development of Post-War Incest Fictions.
Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on incest fictions we would particularly welcome those that relate to:
Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the end of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.
The paper proposal deadline for RMMLA has passed, but one more presenter is needed for the Science Fiction Literature and Film panel. Consider the following topics:
posthumanism, utopia/dystopia, cyberculture, adaptation, postcolonial sci-fi, technology, steam punk, gender, sexuality, apocalypse, othering, ecocriticism, archetypes, the hero's journey, identity, time travel, film & television, etc.
Don't feel limited by the topics above; ALL proposals will be considered. Send abstracts to email@example.com by April 15th.
The second of these related sessions focuses on ideas about insularity in late-medieval texts and artworks, including Chaucerian ones. What were the correspondences between ideas of religious isolation and geographical insularity? How were islands imagined in relation to each other within archipelagos? What were the distinctions between islands and continents? How was the shoreline an interactive space? Proposals are invited for 15 or 20 minutes papers that examine how people thought about insularity in geographical, political, religious, and artistic discourses.
The main title of these two related session refers to the influential twentieth-century ideas of Epeli Hau-ofa, who reimagined the Pacific in terms of plentitude, networks, and routes. For the first panel, proposals are invited for 15 or 20 minute papers that use recent theoretical ideas about aquatic spaces to examine late-medieval texts and artworks, including Chaucerian ones. What does Britain, Europe, and the world look like from the sea? What shapes did medieval oceanic or inland water routes, vectors, and forces take? How did writers imagine (trans)maritime networks of exchange? What texts or topoi acted as agents of archipelagic and regional integration? What aquatic discourse were familiar to medieval writers, including Chaucer?