Proposals are invited for a special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies on Australian literature. The editors will consider papers on any aspect of Australian literature, but papers must have a postcolonial theoretical orientation. The editors are particularly interested in papers addressing work by Indigenous and emerging authors, and papers dealing with issues such as transnationalism, settler colonialism and immigration.
Celebrating African American Literature: Race, Sexual Identity, and African American Literature
September 30-October 1, 2011
Penn State University
Nittany Lion Inn
Call for Papers Transgressive/Trash/Exploitation/Art Cinema
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: November 22nd
Open Call for Articles
The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our Fall 2010 issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.
Having declared a few months earlier : "For fifty years psychology has been reintegrating the demons in Mankind. This is the ultimate legacy of psychoanalysis. I think that the next century's task, facing the most terrible menace that humanity has known, will be to reintroduce the gods", Malraux added : "the greatest problem with the end of this century will be the religious problem – in as radically different a shape from the one we know, as Christianity was from ancient religions" (quoted by Frédéric Lenoir, Le Monde des religions, September-October 2005).
"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"
University of Salford
12-14 January 2011 (dates to be confirmed)
Hosted by the School of Media, Music & Performance
2011 conference overview
The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) is the UK subject association for those researching and teaching in the area, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments.
In 2011 the conference will be hosted by the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre which is situated within the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford.
This conference incorporates discussion of curriculum, methodology, and assessment of the world literature course. Suggestions for topics include: the "arena" of the world literature classroom (increased class size, hybrid, or online classes); teaching the "world" in world literature (what texts? how many?); world literature as an important general education course (how do we approach teaching this course as a foundation for university level education? Other topics on perspectives and pedagogy are most welcome. Submit a proposal (400 words) to Dr. Khalil Elayan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Denise White (email@example.com).
Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure
Editors: Dr Hila Shachar and Dr Sophie Sunderland, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mr Sakamoto said that reading had saved his life. Not mathematics. Not money. Not travel. Reading. At a time, he said, when he felt blasted by images, words had anchored him, secured him, stopped his free-falling plunge into nowhere."
-Gail Jones, Dreams of Speaking (London: Harvill Secker, 2006), p. 132.