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First Seminar on the Narco-Imaginary (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 1:27pm
Ramsey Scott

Narcotics repeatedly emerge as central elements in the history of colonization and global capitalism. "Legal" or "illegal," state-sanctioned or unsanctioned, the drug trade is fundamental to numerous historical developments, from the European "discovery" of tobacco in the New World, to the Anglo-Chinese Wars over the opium trade, to the interventions of the United States in Vietnam, Laos, Afghanistan, Columbia, Panama, Nicaragua…

Call for Contributions to edited collection on Visual Culture and Dublin

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:48am
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire

Call for contributions to an edited book on Visual Culture and Dublin

Editor: Justin Carville, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire

Deadline for proposals: Friday Nov. 12th 2010

Visualizing Dublin: Visual Culture and the Making of Modern Dublin

Submissions are invited for an edited volume on visual culture and Dublin. Taking a broad perspective of visual culture as a field that crosses architecture, sculpture, cinema, museums, maps, mass spectacle, public performance, Historical and contemporary visual arts, the collection of essays will bring an inter-disciplinary perspective to the visual representation of the city and the role of visual culture in the shaping of imaginative geographies of Dublin.

Comedy and Audiences

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:10am
Tom Phillips, University of East Anglia

Call for Papers: Comedy and Audiences

Special Issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Manifest Identity [UPDATE] - February 25-26, 2011

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 9:56am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
February 25-26, 2011

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.


Monday, October 11, 2010 - 9:30am
Journal / Anthology

Scholarly papers are invited for a special number of an International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ISSN 0975 2897) published from India. The proposed special number will focus on various dimensons / aspcts / issues of DIASPORA WRITING across the world. The selected papers will be published in the January number of the journal. And these papers may also be included in an anthology of essays to be brought out separately by a reputed publisher from Delhi.
The word limit is 2500 to 4000 words.

For more details please contact the Editor:

[UPDATE] Feminism and Teaching Symposium - 2nd Call for Proposals

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 5:39am
Feminism and Teaching Network

8th-9th April 2011 University of Nottingham

This is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium that will explore the relationships between feminism and teaching.

Keynote workshops/sessions by: Professor Gina Wisker (Brighton), Professor Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam) and Dr. Louise Mullany (Nottingham), Professor Ruth Holliday (Leeds), Dr. Ben Brabon (Edge Hill), Annette Foster (Performance Artist)

Call for Proposals

[UPDATE] ACLA Vancouver Mar. 31-Apr. 1 2011 - "Mirgrations"

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 1:17am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)

Proposals are now accepted for the ACLA panel titled "Migrations".
March 31 - April 3, 2011: Vancouver, Canada

Papers for this session should explore the issue of migration in the broadest sense of the term. Potential topics can include:

- migrations of texts and of concepts;
- translations and mistranslations;
- migrating genders and identities;
- queer migrations;
- migration and citizenship in world literature; or
- (im)migration narratives.

We are particularly interested in papers that explore connections between multiple forms of migration. Analyses of literary works, theoretical essays, films, and the visual arts are equally welcome.

Masculinities Between the National and the Transnational (cfp deadline 2-15-11)

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 10:01pm
Kevin Floyd

Between the National and the Transnational, 1980 to the Present: Masculinities in Britain and the U.S.

The Second of Three International Workshops: Kent State University, August 4-7, 2011

Organizers: Prof. Kevin Floyd (Kent State University), Prof. Dr. Stefan Horlacher (Dresden Technical University)