Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context. Whereas the temporal expanse of the "long" eighteenth-century has been repeatedly emphasized, its spatial inclusiveness and thematic coincidences beyond British (or British colonial) boundaries are still insufficiently addressed. This volume invites papers that may fill in this informational gap: they will focus on how the increased production and circulation of things during the century has encouraged processes of cultural, scientific, and commercial exchange that justify its consideration from a more globalizing perspective.
Literary Criticism Discussion Circle
Word, Image, and Performance
A central concern of Margaret Atwood's work has been myth-making. She has said the Edible Woman and Surfacing are about characters with unworkable mythologies. The Handmaid's Tale has been read as exploring potential consequences inherent in the beliefs(or mythologies) of religious conservatives. Her most recent work The Year of the Flood features a cult-like group. This panel seeks papers that examine Atwood's evolving vision of the role of mythologies in our lives.Please send 250-750 word abstracts to Mary Lannon at email@example.com
In a world that is rapidly changing it is inevitable that our parameters for the study of literature, culture and society are forever being re-defined. There are emerging spaces that cry for attention, black holes that have remained undetected for too long, alternative solutions that may provide an answer to many of our problems, and novel ways of negotiating issues related to the multifarious aspects of human life.
MELUS-MELOW 2011 focuses on these new approaches that (a) move away from the beaten track to clear fresh ground; (b) advocate the use of fresh critical / theoretical approaches to questions faced by human society; (c) focus attention on areas that have been under-represented; or (d) provide new insights into prevalent issues.
Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________
April 7-10, 2011
This panel seeks papers that address hybridity from colonial, postcolonial and global perspectives. Proposals should critically examine postcolonial discourse on hybridity and offer new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problematic relation of postcolonial studies to globalization. Papers that question the role of hybridity-discourse as a counter hegemonic agency are particularly welcome. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Amar Acheraiou at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2010.
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: email@example.com
Keynote speakers: Mary Ann Doane and D.N. Rodowick
Special Session with William Rothman
Just added: a lecture by Andrew Bujalski and a screening of his 2009 film Beeswax
Film & Philosophy: How Films Think
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund
Co-sponsored by the Digital Assembly
University of Florida
November 5-7, 2010
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2010
(Trans)literation: Exploring Borders and Boundaries through Literature and Film
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, Vanderbilt University
March 18-19, 2011
Keynote speaker: Barbara Wahlster, author and journalist
Visiting Professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, Vanderbilt University
_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled "Building and Strengthening Communities and Social Networks." We are soliciting a wide range of articles and creative works—including broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, traditional scholarly articles, and works of creative nonfiction. Theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing are welcome.