In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?
Panel for British Association for Modernist Studies and Scottish Network of Modernist Studies Conference, December 10-12, 2010 (University of Glasgow, UK): 'On or about December 1910 human character changed.' Centenary Reflections and Contemporary Debates: Modernism and Beyond
The 'Romanticism versus Classicism' opposition in Modernism from 1910 onwards
Call for Submissions
DASH, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2010 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.
Boundaries (push at your own risk):
30 lines or less. Submit up to 5.
Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism
2000 words or less, double-spaced.
Limit: 1 submission per category.
Digital images, 300 dpi.
Email as TIFF attachment.
Do not send original artwork.
The 18th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM), April 9-10, 2010, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL
Keynote speaker: Dr. George Lakoff, University of California-Berkeley, author of Metaphors We Live By (1980), Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind (1987), Philosophy In The Flesh: the Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought (1999), The Political Mind : Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain (2008).
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University.
We offer an interdisciplinary forum in which members of the academic community can explore the relationships between Christian theology, ethics, and practice, and the tradition of scholarship and teaching of the liberal arts within the university. We especially welcome presentations that are exploratory in nature, and that raise broad questions about central areas of concern to the liberal arts classroom.
"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?
Transgression and its Limits
29-30th May 2010
University of Stirling
Professor Fred Botting
Reading followed by Q&A Session:
To discover the complete horizon of a society's symbolic values, it is also necessary to map out its transgressions, its deviants ~ Marcel Détienne.
Conference Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Location: University of California, Irvine
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: February 5, 2010
Terrain Vague: The Interstitial as Site, Concept, Intervention
This collection of essays will focus on terrain vague—marginal, semi-abandoned space in or along the edge of the city—as abstract concept, specific locale, and subject of literary, architectural, or otherwise artistic intervention.
MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS
Date: 2-4 September, 2010
Venue: Wivenhoe Park Campus, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
The Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex is pleased to announce an international conference on "Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious" to be held at the Wivenhoe Park campus, 2-4 September, 2010. We invite proposals for papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions, dealing with the conjunction of myth, psychoanalysis, and literary-artistic activity. While proposals on any aspect of myth, literary, and psychoanalytic studies are very welcome, the organisers would particularly encourage interdisciplinary contributions. The topics might include, but will not be confined to:
A journal published by The College of The Bahamas
School of English Studies
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Lucayos is looking for submissions of papers 20-25 pages in length on art, film, literature and culture of the postcolonial world. The journal also invites submissions of creative pieces, specifically poetry, life writing, essays, and short stories. Submit works in full by March 30, 2010.
CALL FOR PAPERS
WORD / IMAGE / CULTURE
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of West Georgia: November 11 – 13, 2010
Adaptation- Call for Papers
University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.
Keynote Speaker: Paul A. Harris, Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).
Culture After Postmodern Culture
To celebrate 20 years of publication, the journal Postmodern Culture is holding a conference, "Culture After Postmodern Culture," at UC Irvine October 9, 2010. The conference asks what culture means today and examines ways it is challenged by new discourses on ecology, the animal, sexuality, materialism, anthropology, the trans-state, and new media, among others. It also asks how methods for investigating culture have changed over the last two decades. The conference is expected to lead to a special issue in the journal.
Keynotes: Alexander Garcia Düttmann and Manuel de Landa
Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.