This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.
We are seeking abstracts for inclusion in a proposal for an edited volume on the subject of steampunk. The anthology will present a varied look at steampunk culture and criticism, presenting a comprehensive look at the genre's impact and development in the fields of art and material cultural. Accordingly, we seek proposals that explore any of a range of iterations of the genre. These may include, for example, analysis of:
17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester, UK, 5-10 August 2013
The new deadline for paper proposals is August 3rd, 2012.
"Non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux"
Convenor: Araceli González-Vázquez
This panel aims at promoting a broad discussion on non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux.
CWWA & FWSA Collaborative Event
Friday 28th September 2012, University of Nottingham
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly of Leeds Metropolitan University)
This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation. The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant mainstream has been either absent, negative, or consistently rife with limiting stereotypes, self-representation becomes crucial. However, while queer self-representation may engage with such negative representation, it is not limited to this function. Nor is it limited to a particular genre, including autobiography.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the sixth issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
Keynote Speakers: Dr John Holmes (Reading) and Professor Cora Kaplan (KCL)
From other lands to other planets to other dimensions, the nineteenth-century imagination thrived on the idea of 'elsewhere'. Alongside a developing rhetoric of geographically and intellectually bounded identities grew a fascination with alterity. Other Worlds seeks to explore the many ways in which Victorians looked beyond their quotidian spheres to imagined alternatives. We invite submissions which explore nineteenth-century modes of thought which position themselves as other, alternative, transcendent, secret or hidden.
Call for Chapter Proposals
We invite chapter proposals of 500 words for the volume with the working title, Women's Ethos: Intersections of Rhetorics and Feminisms. Women's Ethos seeks contributions that examine women's and feminist ethos as rhetorical praxis. Rejecting a singular, isolated notion of ethos, we characterize ethos as intersubjective and constructed. Women's Ethos considers anew the inventive ways diverse women and other minorities have constructed, currently embody, and might imagine ethos in the future.
CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology
To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 1st through February 3rd 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
'Palestine and the Postcolonial: Culture, Creativity, Theory'
Special Issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 50:2 (2014)
Editors: Prof Patrick Williams, Dr Anna Ball
(Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Nottingham Trent University)