"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.
The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents
The co-conveners of the Diaporic Imagination Research Group invite participants to submit work-in-progress for a working session of the 2010 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research in Seattle, WA, November 18-21, 2010.
Participants are invited to consider how power is embodied in diasporic identities, cultural practices, and performances. Our session emphasizes the spatial and temporal aspects of the "corporeal power" at the conceptual heart of CORD/ASTR 2010. By paying attention to diaspora's "discontents," we will also focus on the material and political effects of diasporic performance and the exercises of corporeal power.
Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 October 2010). This journal aims at investigating and researching new approaches to world literatures. It proposes to promote innovative critical response in every branch of literary studies. Submissions of research papers, book reviews, conference reports and interviews are welcome from the established as well as emerging scholars. Contributions should conform to the latest edition of MLA Handbook/ Style Sheet and they should send both hard and soft copies of the material. Email submissions are preferred.
With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled *Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore*, aims to remedy that situation.
University of Auckland, 8-10 October 2010
Keynote speaker (to be confirmed): Prof David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Is architecture a cult of the externalised object? It would seem so: of 46 images of prize winning entries on the 2009 World Architecture Festival website, for example, only four show interiors. So efficiently are interior and exterior sealed off from each other that they are frequently treated as discrete professional domains. However, inside and outside are always ready to be reversed and today's spaces may seem even more involuted, fragile and unsettled than those of the past.
CALL FOR PAPERS ANNOUNCEMENT
EGO Conference 2010: Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22 & 23
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M University
Conference website: http://www.wiu.edu/ego/conference/2010/
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Conference Theme: Humanities in the Digital Age
Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture
November 9-11, 2010
R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern" – Call for Papers
Boise State University; Boise, Idaho (USA)
1-3 October 2010
Conference theme: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern"
The 2010 western regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 1-3 October 2010 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.
American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010
More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise Lost, and this is undoubtedly true…The form is often used as a way of acting out the consequences of a theological doctrine….Extraterrestrials have taken the place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback.
—Margaret Atwood, "Why We Need Science Fiction"
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2011 issue (non-thematic) /
The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2011 volume of the journal.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 30 SEPT. 2010
ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.
For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.
The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held on 13 November 2010 at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.
The 2011 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference, sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, will be hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato October 12-15, 2011.
The conference committee is strongly interdisciplinary and therefore our theme seeks to recognize the spaces between disciplines and communities. The conference theme is meant to acknowledge the academic and socio-discursive spaces that feminisms, and rhetorics on or about feminisms, inhabit. Major political, religious and social leaders have recently discussed feminism, including the Dalai Lama, but the discussion seems to revolve around cultural or essentialized discourses of feminism.
New deadline: May 31, 2010
*le français suit*
Conference CALL FOR PAPERS: Health/Care/Nation
Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor
14-17 October 2010 http://uwindsor.ca/caas2010
Please share this with your colleagues. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit.
Gerard Boychuk, Director of the Global Governance Graduate Program at Balsillie School of International Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo