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 - 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.
Call For Papers
For the edited collection
Collecting and Collections: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of Things
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.
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 http://www.pamla.org/2010
The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session
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.
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.
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)