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Journal of Sonic Studies

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 6:02am
Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University and Vincent Meelberg, Radboud University Nijmegen

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the launch of the online Journal of Sonic Studies, a new international peer-reviewed journal on auditory culture. Sonic studies covers both the material production and consumption of sound (including music, noise and "silence") and the cultural meaning of sound (e.g. through listening). It explores the dynamic interaction between the physical environment, the socio-cultural milieu, the producer(s) of sounds, such as musicians, sound engineers, sound artists, producers, as well as the individual listener. In short: sonic studies focus both on the production, the distribution, and the reception of sound.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:50pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association - Joint Conference

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2010

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

[UPDATE] CEA 2011 Conference (Nov. 8; March 31-April 2)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:37pm
College English Association

In response to requests for an extended deadline, the CEA will now accept proposals through Monday, November 8 for our 2011 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please see the CFP below.

**NOTE: Each member of a joint presentation or pre-formed panel MUST submit a proposal individually to the CEA website.

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 8, 2010 at

Noncanonical Affects (ALA 2011, Boston, 5/26-5/29; proposals by 12/15/2010)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 5:38pm
Brian Sweeney

The affective turn in literary studies, according to Sianne Ngai, has worked to historicize certain emotions--sympathy, melancholia, shame--even as it has left unexamined the cultural roots of other, less privileged forms of feeling. This panel invites papers concerned with historicizing less "canonical" emotions by exploring their representation/production in literary texts of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

Especially welcome are papers which

•foreground links between literary canonicity and affectivity;

•situate texts within transnational affective structures and/or discourses; and/or

•consider relationships and tensions between affect studies and the so-called "aesthetic turn."

Relationship Status: It's Complicated - University of Pittsburgh - February 24-25 2011

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:55pm
The University of Pittsburgh French and Italian Graduate Student Association

This two-day conference aims to center its discussion around the role of various contacts in a multitude of relationships within French and Italian studies. Participants are invited to consider the instances and implications of conflict, aggression, collaboration, pleasure, and desire within these voluntary or forced groupings, ranging from literature to cultural studies and beyond. Relevant themes and topics may include, but are not limited to the following relationships:

Human/Natural World

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:48pm
The Atrium/Ivy Tech Community College

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal that invites and encourages innovative, creative and critical articles that spur academic discourse across the disciplines in two- and four-year colleges. Articles published will be those of interest to a broad range of disciplines. We are interested in limited amounts of fiction and poetry, controversial topics in the academy, and articles that cross boundaries. We seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics. The Atrium intends to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines.

ACLA Seminar: Emergent Authenticity: Fakes, Copies, and the Real Thing in a Global Culture

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:27pm
Russell Cobb / University of Alberta

How does a cultural product come to be accepted as authentic rather than a mere commodity? In 1999, for example, the Cuban government proclaimed that hip-hop was a genre in keeping with an "authentic expression of Cuban culture" after many years of being rejected as a symptom of capitalist excess. Why is Tex-Mex cuisine rejected by literary food writers while other regional varieties of Mexican cuisine are hailed as authentic in North American cookbooks? The idea of this seminar is to examine why the notion of the authentic remains such a touchstone in an increasingly globalized, hybrid culture.

[UPDATE] Comparative Anatomies: Atlantic Science & the Literature of Slavery [Deadline Extended: 11/12/10] ACLA 2011, Vancouver

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:10pm
Britt Rusert, Temple University

This seminar will explore the ways that comparative literatures of slavery, as well as the history of slavery itself, might be re-mapped by attending to dynamic networks of science and knowledge production across the Atlantic World. While various fields have moved toward a more global theorization of slavery (comparative histories of slavery, postcolonial approaches, an increasingly hemispheric Southern Studies, ongoing investigations into the Black Atlantic, and so on), the history of science as it pertains to race and enslavement remains, for the most part, confined within problematic frameworks of the nation-state. In U.S.

[UPDATE] Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (NEW DEADLINE 11/30/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:16am
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Due to recent responses, we have extended the abstract deadline to 30 November 2010 for the following:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)