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Call for Book Reviews: New German Review (v. 25)

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 7:16pm
New German Review

The following titles are available for review to be published in NGR v. 25 (Fall 2010). If you are interested, please send to us your name and university affiliation, as well as the title you would like to review.

The due date for reviews is July 15 2010.

I. Wilhelm Fink Verlag (Neuerscheinungen Literaturwissenschaften: 2010)

1) Volker Rühle: Verdichtete Zeit: Schöpferische Konsequenz und geschichtliche Erfahrung im Blick auf Hölderlin (320 Seiten).
2) Christine Schmitz (Hrsg.): Mythos im Alltag – Alltag im Mythos: Die Banalität des Alltags in unterschiedlichen literarischen Verwendungskontexten (291 Seiten).
3) Gregor Schwering: Sprachliches Gespür: Rousseau - Novalis - Nietzsche (393 Seiten).

II. Böhlau Verlag

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:47pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In his essay "Walking," Henry David Thoreau says, "We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure." Similarly, in All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren's protagonist remarks on a trip westward, "For West is where we all plan to go some day." Yet, Warren's west is starkly different from Thoreau's. The myth of the American West has provided a geographical space for philosophers, writers, artists, and filmmakers to interrogate, personal as well as cultural, ambivalence towards the promises of Manifest Destiny, the American Dream, capitalism, individualism, diversity, and community.

Special TETYC Issue on English as a Second Language in Diverse Genres and Voices

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:17pm
National Council of Teachers of English

TETYC is pleased to announce a special issue devoted to second language learning and teaching in the context of the first two years of college, community college, and intensive academic ESL programs. We are also interested in hearing from those involved with international education/EFL programs. The issue, to come out in September 2012, will be guest-edited by Natasha Lvovich and Martha Clark Cummings (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY). All submissions are due by September 1, 2011. Please conform to TETYC regular submission guidelines as outlined in all issues of the journal, and send manuscripts via email attachment (.doc or .docx) to

ELN 49.1 "Transnational Exchange" Submissions due 10/1/10

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 11:24am
English Language Notes

Call for Papers - Deadline for Submissions 10/1/10

ELN (English Language Notes) 49.1 (Spring/Summer 2011)

"Transnational Exchange"

As global flows of texts, media, persons, goods and cultures traverse national borders, what is gained, what is lost? How do we compare these modes of being, knowing and aesthetic expression as they move from one context to another? From what critical ground? This special issue of ELN invites contributions that investigate the epistemological, aesthetic, economic, cultural, social, political and/or disciplinary histories and methodologies of transnational exchange in an effort to determine critically the stakes and premises of such exchange.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents 9/1/10; 12/11/20

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:24am
University of Westminster


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway

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 surrounded by 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.

CFP: Fashion Media (June 1, 2010)

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 6:40am
SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture (Macquarie University Sydney)

This special issue of SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture will explore new directions in fashion and design with regard to screen media, media convergence, cross media/creative collaborations and hybrid media and design aesthetics. While fashion media has been a stalwart of print media — books, magazines, and journals — in the digital era it represents a dynamic site of transformation. The new decade has witnessed a plethora of fashion films: satire (Bruno); bio-pics (Coco-Avant Chanel); documentary (The September Issue and Valentino: The Last Emperor) and fashion film cross-productions (Tom Ford's A Single Man).

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 9:30pm
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)


Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

Jocelyn L. Buckner, independent scholar,
Aimee Zygmonski, University of California, San Diego,

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 3:20pm
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
September 2-4, 2010

The Purdue University Comparative Literature Program welcomes papers that explore the ways in which comics and film animation engage us politically and profoundly influence the way we define gender, race, religion, class, and nationhood. "Political" can be defined broadly, relating not only to affairs of state, but also the praxis of visual narrative and ways it affects individual identity and community dynamics. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 1:23pm
University of Durham, UK

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Derek Attridge (University of York)
Stephen Bann (University of Bristol)
Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego)
Frank Lentricchia (Duke University)

We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the participation of Patricia Waugh, Gareth Reeves, Michael O'Neill and Stephen Regan of Durham University; visual artist and poet, Alec Finlay and conceptual poet Ira Lightman.

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 11:18am
Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

"Two players sat down to play a game together to while eternity away and for their board they chose the sky from rim to rim, whereon lay a little dust; and every speck of dust was a world upon the board of playing."

Metaphysical Thought in SF and Utopia, Society for Utopian Studies, Milwaukee, October 28-31, 2010 (June 21 deadline)

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 9:15am
Gib Prettyman

Papers are invited for one or more panels that explore relationships between the broad genre of sf and utopia and the broad category of metaphysical thought and belief. Historical or theoretical approaches from any discipline are welcome. Papers that touch on the theme of this year's conference—civil rights, social justice, and the Midwest—are especially encouraged.