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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:16pm
Society for American Travel Writing, American Literature Association

The Society for American Travel Writing invites proposals for papers on the topic of "Eco-Travel Writing" for the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, May 26-9, 2011 in Boston.

In common parlance, ecotravel suggests environmentally conscious vacationing that is often coupled with service activities intended to clean up pollution or improve sustainability. While travel explicitly organized around environmental concerns may be a relatively new development, respect for alien environments and cultures was not invented in 1980. The SATW invites proposals for papers that explore forerunners to "ECOTRAVEL" that occur throughout American literary history.

Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 11:35am
Costica Bradatan

"Religion and Secularity in Contemporary European Cinema"

7-8 October, 2011
Barcelona, Spain


We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for an interdisciplinary conference exploring the interplay between religious and secular experience as reflected in contemporary European cinema.

Organizer: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Department of Social and Political Science, Research Group in Political Theory, GRTP, coordinator: Ferran Requejo).

Conference coordinators: Camil Ungureanu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) & Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University, USA)

Sites of Citizenship--10 June 2011

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 11:26am
King's College London

This one-day conference seeks to bring together interdisciplinary scholarship illuminating the ways in which the 'spatial turn' towards site-specific research is informing discussions of citizenship in the arts and humanities. As a particular socio-legal construct, reckonings of citizenship have always engaged the built environment. Yet as an imaginative concept envisioned most readily within humanities scholarship, citizenship has come to engage the built environment on increasingly varied and contestable terms.

Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 11:06am
LSU English Graduate Student Association

21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
Hosted by the English Graduate Student Association
March 3 – 4, 2011

Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University

"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"

Henry James Society/ ALA--May 2011

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 9:14am
Henry James Society

Voice in Henry James
This panel invites proposals for papers considering the significance and implications of "voice" in Henry James's work. Topics might range from the impact of orality in James's style to its representation in his prose, from questions of dialogue and characterization to matters of enunciation and narration, from James's awareness of linguistic variety to his remarks about the American language. Send inquiries or one-page abstracts plus brief cv by January 10, 2011 to Donatella Izzo,

Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 8:44am
University of Reading, UK

This conference aims to explore the interface between creative/critical forms of representation and the claim to material/ontological human and animal rights. It will examine the concepts 'minority', 'identity', 'rights' and 'representation' and their possible intersections. It will also interrogate categories and politics of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, and disability, as well as the critical disciplines that invest in these, such as feminism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies.

'Who has the right to a particular literary terrain,
the right to define the terms of representation?'

Eric J. Sundquist, Strangers in the Land

[UPDATE] Transformations deadline December 30, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 8:01pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

HERA (Humanities Education and Research Association) is exploring
Transformations that occur in four groupings or "streams"; transformative
Humanities pedagogy, Humanities research, creative contributions, and making the most of this transformative
Transformative Humanities Pedagogy highlights Humanities teaching
at all levels, engaged learning, and teaching to transform
Transformative Humanities Research includes Humanities research in many disciplines including but not limited to Architecture, Art, Art History, Aesthetics, Classics, Composition, Dance,