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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:

[UPDATE]Political Speak: The Use and Abuse of Rhetoric in Support of Torture and Punishment SAMLA: 11/5-11/7 2010 Abstracts 4/30

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 6:15pm
Jessica Elena Charles/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association SAMLA

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.

International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 4:16pm
AIZEN/Pusan National University

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

SCMLA 2009-2010: Women of Color

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 7:28am

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

CFP: READING THE SUSPECT: INTERPRETATIONS AND AESTHETICS 14th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference University of Queensland, Austr

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 9:03pm
School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

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:

Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts (Abstracts 5/1/2010; Montreal 3/24/2011)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 8:13pm
Nhora Serrano/Renaissance Society of America

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

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:13pm
SAMLA/Marxist Literary Group

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