Submissions are currently being accepted for the Literature and Psychology Session of the 67th Annual Meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association, October 28-30, 2010, in Fort Worth, TX.
7th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing
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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
30-31 August, 2010
"The most common form of eccentricity of all was one that could be seen as another exaggeration of Englishness, its innate conservatism" (Paul Langford, Englishness Identified, Oxford University Press, 2000, p. 305). Any critical assessment of Englishness rests on a number of seemingly contradictory notions: amongst these, eccentricity has its special place.
This conference will focus on the evolving definitions of eccentricity in English culture from the XVIth century to the present day. The aim is twofold: provide an overview of the critical history of eccentricity and conceptualise a notion that seems to be taken for granted and that crops up consistently whenever the English "character" is evoked.
American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference
The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies
November 3–5, 2010
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Celia Herrera Rodriguez
In anticipation of the formation of The Gertrude Stein Society at the ALA, papers dealing with Gertrude Stein and pop literature, especially detective fiction, are sought.
Please send 500-word abstract and current CV to Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu
Amy Moorman Robbins
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY 10065
In anticipation of the founding of the Gertrude Stein Society at the next conference of the ALA, papers which consider Gertrude Stein's work in various contexts are invited. In particular,
1) Papers that deal with Stein's writings published in the journal transition; or
2) Papers that deal with Stein and detective fiction; or
2) Papers that consider any aspect of Gertrude Stein's work and/or her role as a public figure. Possible approaches might include but are not limited to the study of Stein in relation to: literary theory; modernisms/postmodernisms; the 21st century; contemporary poets/writers; genre studies; language; gender and sexuality; historical perspectives.
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:
1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).
Deadline Extended: 300 word abstracts due to disagreement.NYU@gmail.com by Monday, 01/18/2010!
Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University (Spring 2010)
March 5-6, 2010
Can we disagree? The question forces you to answer 'yes' or 'no,' to commit to one path or the other. Perhaps it even forces you to choose your allies, to prepare for combat.
Call for Papers
Education is a 'drawing out' – of knowledge, experience, of the learner and of the teacher. Situations, narratives and interrogations of teaching and learning occur frequently in Shakespeare's plays and many other texts of the period. The problems of teaching 400-year-old texts, under different societal, technological, cultural, and even geographical constraints, remain challenging today.
New psychoanalytic readings of Dickens and his works: Dickens and trauma, dissociation, dreams, hallucinatory states, unconscious memory. Dickens and Victorian theories of mind: double consciousness, mesmerism, physiognomy. Novels as case studies. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRUTH TO POWER: PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS IN AND OUT OF ACADEME
Edited by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi and Karyn Hollis
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing
Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cobb of the University of Toronto, and author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence and has published widely on sexuality, identity, religion and race.
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30. We are especially interested in papers related to the topics listed below, but papers dealing with any aspect of Vonnegut's life and work are also most welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at email@example.com by January 15, 2010.
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference, Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea. The conference is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 14-16 October 2010.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio before 31 January 2010 to Don Nichol, CSECS/SCEDHS 2010 Conference Organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see:
Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:
* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction