MUSES INDIA: DIS(-)COVERING INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE is a proposed anthology on Indian English Literature and seeks scholarly essays on its various aspects from postcolonial/postmodernist perspectives. Of more interest are essays on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,Amitav Ghosh, Toru Dutt, Sujata Bhatt, Rohington Mistry, Bapsi Sidhwa, Uma Parameswaran. Theoretical essays discussing issues like hybridity, cultural struggle, diaspora and its existence, cosmopolitanism, globalization etc with respect to Indian English literature are also welcome. All manuscripts must conform to MLA style, have end notes and works cited, be without sparators, and typed double spaced in Times New Roman of 12 fontsize. They should also follow American English and punctuation style.
Since Morton Bloomfield's initial identification of wisdom as an under-discussed category in Old English literature, two critical responses have emerged. On one hand, numerous critics have proven him right by taking his suggestion in a variety of fruitful critical directions; such critics include T. A. Shippey, Elaine Tuttle Hansen, Susan Deskis, Carolyne Larrington, Paul Cavill, and T. D. Hill.
In celebration of the life and work of Barbara Johnson, we will focus on one of her last books and its significance for fields ranging from law to film to the history of art. The essays in Persons and Things bring together concerns from throughout Johnson's career, and we will ponder her lifetime impact on criticism. She provokes us to reconsider the self-evident yet slippery difference between persons and mere objects, how 'non-life seems to lie behind what is considered most deeply human.' Abstracts are due September 30 and can be emailed directly to Charles Henebry, Boston University, email@example.com
The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.
This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: September 15th
Special Dossier for Jura Gentium Cinema: Politics and Cinema of Turkey: 1990- 2010
The Cultural Studies and Literature Division is inviting proposals for complete panels for the CSA (US) Annual Conference, which will be held at Columbia College, Chicago, IL March 24-26, 2011. We welcome all panels that take the conference topic ("New Directions in Cultural Studies") as an occasion to generate innovative analyses of the methodological and theoretical relationship between cultural and literary studies. In particular, we are interested in panels that interrogate the relationship between cultural and literary studies as it presents itself in the current social, economic, political, intellectual and disciplinary climate, as well as in relation to new information/communication technologies and infrastructures.
We are looking for contributions to a special issue, "War Cinema," of Jura Gentium Cinema, an online journal
that deals with film, globalization, and issues of social justice. This issue will deal with war cinema and
address question such as the following: how does cinema move between the national and the global
in imagining, reflecting, fictionalizing, or inventing life during wartime? How does film confront, evade
or displace issues of war and wartime? How can we think about both film and war in a global context?
What categories of social cohesion or contestation have emerged from the way cinema has staged
Call for Papers, Issue 11 — IDENTITY
'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
— from Alice in Wonderland
The Columbia University Medieval Guild is pleased to announce its 21st annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "'What is bettre than gold?': Economies and Values in the Middle Ages," taking place on October 22nd 2010.