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[UPDATE] Conference announcement: What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:27pm
Anna Bernard / University of York

JULY 3-5, 2010

DAY 1: JULY 3, 2010

8.30-9.00: Registration

Anne McClintock (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Paranoid Empire: The Crisis of Violence and the Visible
in the War on Terror."

10.15-10:30: Coffee

CFP: New German Review

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 5:55pm
Department of Germanic Languages-UCLA

Call for Submissions

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for
graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

New German Review encourages contributions within the broader field of German
Studies, including literature, history, culture, philosophy, and linguistics. Book reviews
and interviews also form an essential part of our publication.

[UPDATE] TV & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 1:22pm
Melissa Ames

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2011 NeMLA, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10


Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to this beautiful university town. NeMLA's annual convention features more than 350 sessions, representing all subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Conceptualizing "European literature"

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:30am
V. Liska & T. Nolden ICLA CHLEL

Conceptualizing "European literature"
We are inviting essay proposals for a volume to be published in a new series by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. Given the series' emphasis on "problems in contemporary literary studies," we are pursuing a wide variety of models for conceptualizing "European literature." The volume will be edited by Professor Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp) and Professor Thomas Nolden (Wellesley College / M.I.T.).

Vocal Arts Symposium: June 13, Grožnjan, Croatia. Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space and Practice

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:01am
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia

Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space, and Practice

Call for Papers
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
June 13, 2010: Grožnjan, Croatia

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to, by May 3, 2010.

"There is no such thing as an empty space, or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear." (John Cage, "Experimental Music")

GENDER RESISTANCE, 31 October 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 4:17am
European Journal of English Studies

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16


Guest Editors: Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou.

Modernist Masochisms (MSA 12: 11/10/2010-11/14/2010)

Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 10:42am
Jennifer Mitchell / City University of New York

Since Richard von Krafft-Ebing's first clinical naming of "masochism" as a perversion located in men in 1890, masochisms and masochists have been approached through a variety of lenses: scientific, sexological, artistic, literary, psychiatric, and dramatic. Importantly, the most prolific period regarding the circulation of ideas and theories about masochism is the same period that produced the modernist text.

Call for Articles: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 9:27am
Debbie Olson

Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood has as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. Starlight and Shadows explores this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

True But Partial: Essential Critiques of Integral Theory

Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 8:38am
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens

Integral Theory as pioneered by American philosopher Ken Wilber is well known for its adage that various perspectives and different approaches are always "true but partial." But does this not also apply to Integral Theory itself and might the viability of Integral Theory be linked to a recursive folding in of Integral Theory on itself—applying its own meta-principles to its theoretical distinctions and their application. This is the reflective spirit of this proposed volume.


International Conference: "Shifting Paradigms: How Translation Transforms the Humanities."/Urbana, IL/Deadline: April 15, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 4:39pm
The Center for Translation Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The Université Denis-Diderot, Paris, France

October 14-16, 2010

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Levis Faculty Center

This conference will convene scholars and practitioners to present state-of-the-art research on translation and the humanities. In particular, we seek to assess if, and how, academic disciplines comprising the humanities consider translation to be constitutive of their practice.

Translation scholars have called for a paradigm shift in defining the relationship between translation and the humanities. While it is acknowledged that a large share of our common knowledge is conveyed through translation, too little has been said about the way knowledge itself is built and circulated, particularly in the domain of interpretive disciplines.

South Asian Review 31.2, due 30 June 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 12:18pm
South Asian Review

SOUTH ASIAN REVIEW, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites submissions for the 2010 issue, Volume 31, Number 2 (October/November). SAR is a representative scholarly forum for the examination of South Asian languages and literatures in a broad cultural context. The journal invites healthy and constructive dialog on issues pertaining to South Asia, but the thrust of the dialog must be literature and the sister arts. The journal welcomes critical and analytical essays on any aspect or period of South Asian literature (ancient, precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial). SAR is open to all ideas, positions, and critical and theoretical approaches.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 4:02am
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) will CLOSE on April 22nd.

In order to register, please visit the conference website at the following address ( and click on 'Conference Registration'. This will open a University of Birmingham webpage containing the registration form and details.

A conference programme / schedule will be made available in due course. If you have any questions regarding the registration process please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Waddell at