By focusing on the heterogeneous roots of our intellectual property system ISHTIP workshops seek to foster richer contextualization of this system than can be provided by legal history working alone. Information about this year's workshop topic and submission instructions at: http://www.ishtip.org.
The 2nd International Joint-Symposium on "Ecology, Consumption, and Otherness" will be held on October 30-November 1, 2010 at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. This Joint-Symposium, organized by both ASLE-Korea and ASLE-Japan, is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and Asian perspective forum for ecocritical readers to engage in rigorous and collaborative conversation around, this time, one of the most important and timely environmental concerns:
"What and how do we eat and what is the nature of the relationship between our dietary and environmental sustainability?"
"The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths" Panel for the 64th annual RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention—October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This panel looks at the use of ancient Greek myths in later literary works.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief cv to Mary Kate Azcuy, email only, firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline is May 15, 2010
Mary Kate Azcuy, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898; 732-571-3618;
2010 World Picture Conference on
October 29-30, 2010
Oklahoma State University
Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)
Rey Chow (Duke University)
Please send proposals, in the form of a 250 word abstract (with a brief bio), to email@example.com.
Proposals are due by June 18th.
I am putting together a panel on the intersections of modernism, gender, and sexualities for the 2010 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association in Victoria, B.C. Why is the transgression of gender and sexual norms central to modernist literature and culture? How does modernism shape our understanding of the relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality? What gendered and sexed identities are made possible through modernist cultural production? How relevant are they to contemporary rearticulations of embodiment, including transgender and genderqueer subjectivities?
Topics relating to the construction and representation of gendered and sexed subjectivity may include, but need not be limited to:
Call for Papers
Torture: What is the fascination with this arcane activity? The very nature torture is that it speaks to us viscerally—a prolonged sensory activity that captivates its audience with images of pain and misery. It is something society looks down upon yet simultaneously has an almost obsessive interest in viewing, dissecting and in some cases applying.
This panel seeks to present theories and analysis regarding the use of rhetorical methods in history, literature, art and film to rally the masses in support of the very activities that society collectively deems heinous.
Pusan National University and Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme (AIZEN)
President, Anna Gural-Migdal
Vice-President, Robert Singer
Secretary: Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt
Calls for Papers/Appel de communications
AIZEN/Pusan National University International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film
The SCMLA 2010 Women of Color Panel welcomes submissions on any topic related to its theme:
New Frontiers:Pathways and Agencies in Literatures of Women of Color
Papers from graduate students are welcomed.
Please send your submission to:
Nimmi Agnes Jayathurai, Chair
University of Houston
The 14th annual Work-In-Progress Conference will address interpretations of the suspect from disciplines within the Humanities and take place on 30th-31st July 2010 at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia
Topics and questions may include, but are not limited to:
2011 Annual Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Conference (Montreal: 24-26 March) Call for Papers
PANEL: Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts
Drawing from the works on text and image from Visual Culture scholars, this panel aims to undertake the task of understanding and analyzing this multifaceted art form, the illuminated manuscript. All papers addressing the various aspects of the fraught and complex relationship between text and image in the illuminated manuscripts (from Medieval to the Renaissance period as well as Eastern illuminated manuscripts, i.e. Turkish, Arabic, etc.) are welcomed.
Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11
By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.
Please send abstracts by May 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Student Conference, Rhetoric, Race, and Readers
24th of April 2010 at Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
*****UPDATE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT*****
WHAT POSTCOLONIAL THEORY DOESN'T SAY
JULY 3-5, 2010
BOWLAND AUDITORIUM, BERRICK SAUL BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF YORK.
DAY 1: JULY 3, 2010
9.00-10.15: PLENARY SESSION I
Anne McClintock (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Paranoid Empire: The Crisis of Violence and the Visible
in the War on Terror."