In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.
Call for Papers on Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled "Building and Strengthening Communities and Social Networks." We are soliciting a wide range of articles and creative works—including broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, traditional scholarly articles, and works of creative nonfiction. Theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing are welcome.
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
University of Brighton, UK
6th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference
The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality
Wednesday 31 August – Friday 2 September 2011
Joint conference organisers:
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics, University of Brighton;
Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry, University of Ghent;
Centre for Research Ethics & Ethical Deliberation, Edge Hill University;
Centre for Research in Ethics and Globalisation, University of Groningen
Invited keynote speaker: Geoffrey Robertson QC
Call for Papers
The Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on Victorian Futures, with keynote speakers Jay Clayton (author of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture) and Andrew Elfenbein (author of Romanticism and the Rise of English). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 29 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 31; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics. Submit 1-2 page abstracts and a short c.v. to Rebecca Stern (email@example.com) by December 15, 2010.
From surrealism to social networks to the "real" housewives of New Jersey, it's no secret that reality is socially constructed. "Reality"—-as a state of mind or as an embodied experience—-has historically been positioned in opposition to such realms of infinite possibility as dreams, fantasy, and imagination. In fact, far from being a state of stability and sanity, reality is often treated as that which must be escaped. But escape to what?
ISEA2011 Istanbul Call for Papers, Panels, Workshops and Artworks
The Call for Papers, Artworks, Panels and Workshops for ISEA2011
Istanbul is available at this link http://ow.ly/36HW0
The deadline for submission is December 01, 2010.
In order to stay in touch You can subscribe to ISEA2011 Istanbul and Leonardo Electronic Almanac Newsletters following this link http://ow.ly/36I5H
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Missouri and the Midwest
April 7 & 8, 2011
A conference sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program
The University of Missouri--St. Louis
We invite papers, presentations, and panels that confront and interrogate the gendered, raced, and/or sexualized positions of individuals and groups in political, legal, historical, social, educational, and creative arenas in the state of Missouri and the other states in the Midwest from the pre-colonial period through the 1820 Missouri Compromise to the present day.
Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2ndand 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism.
Proposals due NOVEMBER 12, 2010, by 5:00 PM CST
Please submit to: http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php?override=xyzzy (Choose "American Literature as World Literature" from the drop-down seminar menu.)
American Literature as World Literature: Making/Mapping New Worlds
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2011 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, May 26-29. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join, especially since we do not have any dues). Please send a 100-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2011.