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34th International American Studies Conference

Friday, March 12, 2010 - 9:09am
American Studies Association of Turkey

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

CFP: New German Reiview (v. 25)

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 10:56pm
New German Review: A Germanic Studies Journal

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: PAMLA 2010 Conference: Women's Writing Today: Distinct or Equivalent?

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:09pm
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U, Honolulu HI). Presiding Officer: Terri Baker

In her essay, "I am not a woman writer", Toril Moi argues that the subject of the woman writer has disappeared from feminist theory. Moi recalls how, in_A Room of One's Own_, Virginia Woolf famously asks women to write androgynously and how Simone de Beauvoir reminds us that, in "a sexist society, man is the One, she is the Other" (Moi 264). In the 1970s and 1980s, écriture féminine and the subject of women's writing were very popular, but Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Roland Barthes contributed to the rejection of the importance of an author's gender. The question of the gendered author becomes even more complicated with Judith Butler's concept of gender being a performative act. Recently, novelist Rachel Cusk argues (The Guardian 12 Dec.

Call For Papers, Book and Exhibition Reviews, Issue No. 3, Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 12:53pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Call for Papers - Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the third issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2010. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods.

UPDATE-Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration- Deadline Extended: May 3, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 2:46am
Dogus University, Department of English Language and Literature

The English Language and Literature Department of Dogus University is pleased to announce an international conference, Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration, to be held on 24-26 November, 2010 at Doğuş University, Istanbul, Turkey. While grounded in literature, the conference engages the intersections between literature and other disciplinary fields, including history, sociology, politics, anthropology, film studies, gender and cultural studies and how these fields read narrative texts. The keynote speakers are Professor Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University and
Professor Suman Gupta, Open University, UK, author of Literature and Globalization.

Ethics of Racial Identity

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 10:07pm
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by April 5 at

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session

New Journal - Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 3:54pm
Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.

writing about literature, justice, law, social change

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 1:51pm
Beth Ayer / Changing Lives Through Literature

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives. CLTL sentences criminal offenders to a series of literature seminars instead of traditional probation. Studies have confirmed that program graduates are half as likely to commit additional crimes than their counterparts in the justice system.

Masculine Identifications 9-11 July 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 9:12am
University of Huddersfield, UK

Plenary speakers:
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan

Celebrity and Glamour (Deadline: 4/15/10; Conference: 5/21/10)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 11:52pm
UC Santa Barbara Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture

*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

[UPDATE] Undressing the Bawdy

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:19pm
York University Graduate English Conference

"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." –Mae West

Call for Microtheory

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 5:07pm
Superplus, journal of radical perception

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