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Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference,11th-13th November 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:53pm
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, 11th-13th November 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Fintan Cullen (University of Nottingham)
Professor Luke Gibbons (Maynooth, NUI)
Professor Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego SU)

MAPACA -- Technical Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:31pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

This area addresses the connections between technology and culture. Of special concern is the subtle shaping of values, beliefs and behaviors in society induced by those links. Papers and panels which address the ways in which modern culture and individual identities are influenced by relations between technology and society are especially encouraged.

MAPACA -- Sexuality and Erotica Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:26pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The area of Sexuality and Erotica invites papers that address any aspect of human sexual experience and erotica in any form (literary, artistic --
visual, musical, dance, theatrical, photographic). Related areas of
interest may include the artistic, sociological and/or political implications of sexual attitudes, education, and orientation; sexuality in history and world cultures; beliefs and practices of ethnic, religious, and cultural groups; gender and sexuality; psychosexual considerations; sex therapy; sex toys, aids and devices; unusual or deviant sexual practices; the role or influence of sexuality in the arts; sexuality, crime, and the law; and sexual symbolism in any field of human endeavor.

MAPACA -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:24pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Science Fiction and Fantasy welcomes papers/presentations in any critical, theoretical, or (inter)disciplinary approach to any topic related to SF/F : art; literature; radio; film; television; video, role-playing, and multi-player online games. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

Modern Drama - Open Topic

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:30pm
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)

The SCMLA Modern Drama Panel is issuing a final invitation for submissions for the 2010 conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Any topic within the realm of modern drama is welcome, including papers (in English) concerning works written in languages other than English. Graduate student submissions are encouraged!

Please submit abstracts (500 words) or complete papers via email to the address below no later than May 10, 2010.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Cassandra Neace
Chair, Modern Drama Panel

Theatre and the Making of Subjects

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 6:48am
German Theatre Studies Association together with Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Call for Papers: Theatre and the Making of Subjects
28-31 October 2010, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

The problem of how the subject is constituted stands at a central intersection between the examination of theatrical practices from an aesthetic standpoint on the one hand, and from a cultural studies perspective on the other. Within a theatrical framework, playing with different forms of subjectivity—as a process either of fragmentation or consolidation of the autonomous, self-identical subject—points to the precariousness of constituting the subject since it is destabilized by the playful quality of the theatrical event.

CFP: Geographies of Intellectual Property. Annual ISHTIP Workshop, Sept. 24-26, 2010, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 9:18pm
International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property

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:


Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 7:22pm

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 RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention—14-16 Oct 2010 Albuquerque, NM

Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 2:20pm
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA)

"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,
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 Representation

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:42pm
World Picture Journal/Oklahoma State University

2010 World Picture Conference on

October 29-30, 2010

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)
Rey Chow (Duke University)

Please send proposals, in the form of a 250 word abstract (with a brief bio), to
Proposals are due by June 18th.


Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:48pm
Alessandra Capperdoni, Simon Fraser University, B.C.

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: