We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements. Particular interest: Wong's place in Asian/Latino/African-American/Hip-Hop/Queer Studies. 300 word abstract; 1-page CV by 10 March 2011; Shante Smalls (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Roy Pérez (email@example.com).
Constructions of the Future: Life Beyond Disciplines
An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Heidelberg (Germany), 14-16 July 2011
New Deadline for paper proposals: 1 May 2011
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Douglas Kellner, Jean-Michel Rabaté, R.L.Rutsky, Timothy Lenoir
'It's life, but not as we know it.'
Jadaliyya Ezine is launching an expanded Reviews section. We want this to be a place for commentary, debates, and exchanges on books, films, videos, art, theater, music, new media, conferences, protests, and events. Keep watching www.jadaliyya.com for updates in the weeks ahead. Please send reviews, queries, proposals, and suggestions to the Reviews Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of this expansion, we're looking for submissions for the Reviews section:
Description: Papers exploring dreaming, altered, dissociative, and other states of consciousness in literature from perspectives including (but not limited to) psychological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, and philosophy of mind.
Submission requirements: 300-word abstract
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2011
Contact person information: Isabel Jaén Portillo email@example.com
Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith's University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)
WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly essays Micro-Identities.
Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narrative
This panel explores the relation between narrative and lived experience. Does a thing lose its everyday thingness when represented in a narrative structure? 1-page abstracts by 15 March 2011; Noam Scheindlin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.
Paper proposals are invited for a special session at the October 6-8, 2011 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association in Scottsdale, AZ on the topic "Narrative Horizons: Emerging Trends in the Study of Narrative." The session could include a broad range of topics, from life-writing to digital storytelling to narrative identity.
Proposals should be e-mailed to Heidi_Bostic@baylor.edu by March 20, 2011.
For more information: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp
"How funny you are today New York!" writes Frank O'Hara in an exemplary moment of what John Ashbery might call "probably thinking not to grow up." Although the last ten years have seen a flourishing of claims about what poetry teaches us, recent work by Stephen Burt, Rita Felski, and others suggests that we should pay closer attention to how modern and contemporary poets make us laugh. We invite proposals that consider how American poets in the 20th century have posed as comedians, using humor to test the capacities of received form and to engage, rather than avoid, serious issues, including globalization, gender and sexuality, memory and trauma, race, and the environment.