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 22 October 2010.
May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa
How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.
Call for Papers
Activism versus Elitism: Reexamination of the Battle In Seattle
Santa Barbara City College: Sociology 106 with Professor Helen Meloy (Spring 2009)
Written by Kim Richardson
I. Introduction: Elite deviance can unravel the very fabric of society but through social movements, norms may be reestablished through cultural dynamism in which individuals find identity again as people converge to interpret the situation.
Bodies of Art
Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Orlan, Internationally Acclaimed Artist
The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies invite proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 2010, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
Call For Papers : International Conference
VISIONS OF THE 'COMING COMMUNITY'
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)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Romance".
The OED has to give some three pages to defining the word ROMANCE that, with all of its rich history, is at the centre of this Mosaic Call for Papers. We invite innovative
interdisciplinary literary and critical submissions for a special issue we are planning on this theme. For this issue, our interests include, but are not limited to, the following: "the Romantics," who have undergone a renascence of late; the French novel, the roman; romantic fiction; Romanticism; the state of the love story in literature and/or film; and the figure of the "romantic."
This panel, already accepted for MSA12, will explore the intersection of non-canonical modernist spaces with the images and image-producing mechanisms which create and define them. Papers will pursue the shifting modernist response to the visuality of such image-spaces, engaging with the perception/consumption of these image environments, the relative materiality or insubstantiality of such images and spaces, the reciprocal relationship between image and space in the manufacture of such environments, and the technologies or media implicated in such spatio-image constructions.
Please send a 300-word abstract and a 2-3 sentence biographical statement by July 3.
As twenty-first century modes of communication have altered, the narrating self has had to shift quite rapidly to accommodate the changes. This panel invites scholars to examine the ideological work currently being done by public feminist intellectuals (such as bell hooks, Hortense Spillers, Barbara Ehrenreich, Angela Davis, Wai-Chee Dimock, Cheryl Clarke, Louise Erdrich, Elizabeth Alexander, Jewell Gomez, among others) in the viral age of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and asks for a reconsideration of the idea of the "public" and the "social."
No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature
This panel seeks to theorize trauma and American identity specifically in the works of Nora Okja Keller, Changrae Lee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Mia Yun, Patti Kim, and Susan Choi, Korean American authors of the post-1965 Immigration Act generation. Topics or critical paradigms can include, but are not limited to: the abject, silence, subjectivity, transnationalism, femininity, masculinity, memory, politics, rape, torture, trauma theory, psychoanalytic theory, and reader-response.
Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Jina Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org, with "NEMLA" in subject line by September 30, 2010.
Childhoods Conference: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood
Venue: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Date: Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2011
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
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 email@example.com by September 30, 2010.
Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are constantly presented with scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.