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London International Conference on Education (LICE-2010)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 1:49pm
Infonomics Society

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London International Conference on Education (LICE-2010)
September 6-8, 2010, London, UK

Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:57am
University of Glasgow

Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys is a two-day conference being held at Glasgow University (June 11-12) which will provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of creative non-fiction within (and outwith) academia. Creative non-fiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including biography, autobiography, travel writing, memoir, journalism and essay writing. Works such as In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers and The Next American Essay edited by John D'Agata investigate literary spaces with a focus on the journey rather than the destination.

[UPDATE] 108th PAMLA Conference, "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, H

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:44am
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association is looking for paper proposals for the Children's Literature Panel for the 2010 Conference. Proposals may address the theme for the conference, "Picturing Oceania and the Pacific," in relation to Children's Literature. General Children's Literature proposals will be accepted as well.

Please submit a 250 word summary of the proposed conference paper and a short abstract of 50 words with the paper title that would introduce the significance of your paper for the conference program.

[UPDATE] GASC 2010: "The Anthropology of Modernity: The Sacred, Science, and Aesthetics" (SLC; 6/24-6/26)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:22am
Robert J. Hudson, Peter Goldman/ Generative Anthropology Summer Conference

NEW Deadline for submissions: 15 MARCH

NEW Conference website up-and-running:

Keynote Speaker: Professor Eric Gans of UCLA and Professor Vincent Pecora from the University of Utah.

Conference Time and Place: June 24-26, 2010, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. (Brigham Young University is co-hosting the conference, and selected activities will be spent
at their Provo campus, located south of Salt Lake City. Bus transportation will be provided.)

Open call for papers

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 8:26am
Dr Toni Weller, De Montfort University

Submissions of papers are invited to the international, peer-reviwed journal, Library & Information History, on any aspect of library or information history, from any time period or geographical region.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

* histories of writing, the book or the communication of knowledge
* the cultural impact of knowledge
* the role of libraries/knowledge in times of conflict
* military or government libraries/collections of knowledge
* histories of the information age
* changing historiography of knowledge
* histories of censorship
* knowledge in popular culture
* gender related histories of knowledge

Aid, Relief or Bailout: Differing Aims, Ways, and Ends, Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring & Summer 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 8:14am
Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2010 issue

Authors are asked to examine meanings or perceptions of 'aid', 'relief' or 'bailout' that clash or align with conventional wisdom or common practices.

Possible themes, topics to be explored (in no way exhaustive):

1. How is aid, relief or bailout used as a political, cultural, economic, military, or hegemonic tool?

2. How does aid, relief or bailout communicate a political, cultural, military, economic, or hegemonic agenda?

3. What are the underlying, un-stated goals of those who supply aid, relief or bailout?

4. How is aid or relief itself a dyadic form of communication?

Books to Review: Summer 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 1:05pm
Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South

The editors at Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, a peer reviewed journal published quarterly from the Southern Studies Institute, invite scholars of southern literature, culture and history to consider reviewing books for the journal. Please send book title, mailing address and a C.V. to our book review editor, Dr. James A. Crank at

Our books available for review for the Spring/Summer of 2010 are:

What Virtue there is in Fire by Edwin T. Arnold ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-2891-1

The Photographic Legacy of Frances Benjamin Johnston by Maria Elizabeth Ausherman ISBN: 9780813032955

Gender edited by Nancy Bercaw and Ted Ownby ISBN: 9780807859483

[UPDATE] UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 4:49pm
Institute of African American Research at the University of NC at Chapel Hill

The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing. Scripts should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy format to the IAAR by March 1, 2010.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text, April 16-17, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 11:52am
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization

"We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient." (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

If human rights are insufficient yet necessary, we must then ask what to do with "rights." This conference will explore historical and theoretical definitions, constructions, and performative notions of rights. How do texts challenge predominant conceptual narratives of rights? In what ways does literature explore notions of rights outside of the juridical realm? Can we have a discourse on rights that exceeds the anthropomorphic field?

Form and Genesis

Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 1:53pm
Cornell University Theory Reading Group

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its sixth annual interdisciplinary spring conference:

Form and Genesis

Featuring keynote speakers Adrian Johnston (University of New Mexico) and Robert Kaufman (University of California, Berkeley)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 22-24, 2010

[Update] Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces (24 April 2010)

Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 12:47pm
Ben Brabon, Edge Hill University


Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces
A one-day conference at
Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
24 April 2010

Keynote speakers include Professor Sue Zlosnik (MMU), Dr Ben Highmore (Sussex) and the artist Gerry Gapinski.

This conference takes the specificity of urban 'phantasmogenetic centres' as an organizing principle, aiming to explore particular representations of urban gothic in literature, film, television and graphic novels. We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers focusing on identifying, untangling or savouring gothic elements in literary, cinematic and graphic representations of particular cities, both past and present.