The New England Committee for ISLE 2 invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study, but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Poster sessions, thirty minutes each, provides time for summarizing and discussing your work.
SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi. Our aim is to explore the development of SF from the nineteenth century to the present day, including its impact upon social and cultural thought. We are interested in rethinking the possibilities of the genre, such as its relationship to mainstream culture, the influence of different media, and the roles of critical theory and translation studies, including SF from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. A central question is that of genre (for example, in the work of Gwyneth Jones, China Miéville or Jeff Vandermeer) as an indicator of the current and future directions of SF. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):
Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)
In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a great deal of interest from the audience. That change is what has been known as the Third Golden Age of Television.
Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan
Convocatoria para artículos
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
Rethinking the Postmodern Monster
This panel seeks papers on theories of monstrosity. How does monstrosity occlude or benefit theories of genre/ gender/ nation? How do theories of monstrosity deal with the post-human/ post-national? How can monster theory be circumscribed as a unique ontology? This panel also seeks papers that apply monster theories in unique ways.
Topics may include:
The First International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema
CINEMA ACROSS MEDIA: THE 1920s
February 24–26, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
WORD / IMAGE / CULTURE
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of West Georgia: November 11 – 13, 2010
We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in early 2011. The articles should not be more than 6,500 words long and be formatted according to the Harvard Referencing Style. Please send complete articles to Ben Davies (email@example.com) and Jana Funke (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 25th June 2010.
Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture Collection
Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland
On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin American literature and arts, including those of Mexico in particular. This issue will be guest edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico.
We invite articles and book reviews on the following broad areas:
1. General Topics:
i. Discussion of the evolution of Latin American culture, literature and arts;
ii. Analysis of trends-old and/or new-that can be marked for a better understanding of cultural facts;
iii. Theories and meta-theories for Latin American literature and arts;
The Babel group, which produced its first edition of Postmedieval this year, is holding a conference in Austin, TX 4-6 November 2010. MEARCSTAPA (http://medievalmonsters.blogspot.com/) is proposing a panel and looking people who might be interested in participating.