Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan
*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture
"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us." -- Nicolas de Chamfort
"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." –Mae West
Superplus seeks to recognize the value in conceptual brevity by calling for submissions of microessays maximally three short paragraphs or stanzas in length for publication in its Spring Volume III: Critical Theologies.
While preference will likely be given to pieces falling inside the issue theme, we encourage submissions on a diverse range of philosophical, cultural, and scientific topics, as well as submissions which make use of diverse stylistic and semiotic approaches, including lyricism, images, ideogrammar and expressive graphemes.
Please send submissions to Edmund Zagorin: superplusa2 at gmail dot com
Deadline: March 31, 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future
A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago
– the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation with more than 120 academic programs and nearly 12,500 students.
Dates: May 18-22, 2011
Place: Columbia College, Chicago, IL
"For the poet Carl Sandburg it was the 'City of the Big Shoulders.' Architect Daniel Burnham called it 'the Paris of the Prairies.' That mix of raw energy and refined aestheticism makes Chicago one of the world's great cities—and
the current theatre capital of America."
Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010
Keynote speakers: Dr Matthew Grenby (Newcastle University) and Sean Creighton (independent historian)
CULTURAL SPACE AND IDENTITY IN A POST-SOCIALIST CONTEXT
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-10 September 2010
University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Dates: April 23-24, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Donald E. Pease, Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities, Dartmouth College
Conference Website: (http://americanstudies.binghamton.edu)
"Contingent Communities" (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Keynote Speakers: Rey Chow and Peter Hitchcock
For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim
before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."
"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)
In accordance with the 2011 MLA Presidential Theme, "narrating lives," papers are invited that consider how reflections on one's life (self, body, or consciousness) act to create, maintain, or disrupt communities (local, family, confessional, national, or international).
XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, a bi-annual journal of social documentation, is currently reading essays and non-fiction prose for its forthcoming issues. Previous contributors include Lila Abu-Lughod, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, Adrienne Rich, and Kathleen Stewart. Our current double issue, "South Africa: Literature and Social Movements," will be available soon.
Please send paper copies of essays/non-fiction prose, along with your email address, to:
Mark Nowak, Director
Rose O'Neill Literary House
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.
The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? This panel seeks to examine the role of accents, dialects, creoles, and multilingualism upon the national project, especially in (but not limited to) the context of francophone and sinophone texts.
This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives. Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:
Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar
Social Semiotics invites submissions to a special issue "The Body in Breast Cancer" in order to mobilize new critical interventions into the materiality of breast cancer.