The ESSE (http://www.essenglish.org/) has accepted the IALJS proposal for a seminar at their Tenth International Conference of the European Society for the Study of English at the University of Turin, Italy, August 24-28, 2010 (http://www.unito.it/esse2010/home/index.php?contenuto=home).
CFP: Session Proposal for 2010 Meeting of ASA
The Nature of Culinary Choices: Foodways and the Environment
Special Topic of Issue 30: Nineteenth-Century Literature
Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition/rhetoric, linguistics, history, and other related fields. This year's conference explores hybridity constructed within overlapping intersections of history, identity and technology. We draw its meaning from Homi Bhabha's discussion of the forms, entities, or
Housekeeping (1980) – winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award;
Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution (1989);
The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998);
Gilead (2004) – winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award; and
Home (2008) – winner of the Orange Prize.
We are seeking scholarly essays of 15,000 words by August 1, 2010 on any aspect or approach to a work by Marilynne Robinson. We encourage submissions on the following suggested topics for an essay collection to be released in 2011:
Research in African Literatures.
Call for Papers, Special Issue on "Asian African Literatures in Africa and its Diaspora"
Guest Editor: Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Call for Proposals:
"Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism"
Third Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 10, 2009, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
If one were asked to provide a single explanation for the growth of English studies in the later nineteenth century, one could do worse than reply, 'the failure of religion.' -- Terry Eagleton
Literature would begin wherever one no longer knows who writes and who signs the narrative of the call - and of the "Here I Am"- between the absolute Father and Son. -- Derrida
_In-between_ invites full length articles on _Hamlet_ (four to eight thousand words) which focus on current critical preoccupations with the play in the academy as well as outside of it. Please (i) air-mail one hard copy along with (ii) a copy of your cv if you have one handy, and (iii) email the text of the article along with (iv) a hundred word note for the contributors' column.
Please use any software, double space, single quotes, double quotes for quotes within quotes, outside punctuation, en dash flanked by single space in place of two hyphens, British spelling except, of course, for quoted matter, single space between sentences, no space between paragraphs, and auto-footnotes.
We are proud to announce the inaugural issue of THEATRE ARTS JOURNAL: STUDIES IN SCENOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE (TAJ), a peer-reviewed, open access electronic journal dedicated to investigation of current issues in scenography in performing arts. Please visit our website, http://www.taj.tau.ac.il . We welcome your submissions to our journal.
CALL FOR PAPERS for the Spring 2010 Issue of THEATRE ARTS JOURNAL: STUDIES IN SCENOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE
Theatrical Ghosting is an edited collection that brings together a diverse group of scholars who work with different time periods and disciplines, and examine dramatic, theatrical, operatic, and other live performance notions of "ghosting." In contrast to ghost as a character, this book explores ghosting as a device that evolves out of specific genres, performance practices, production technologies, contexts, representations of embodiment, presence, absence, etc. Essays that consider "ghosting" in terms of echo, residue, fragment, temporality, or haunting, are also welcome. In addition to an abstract of 100 words or less, please include a brief bio.
Deadline: February 12, 2010
Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology
Conference Call for Papers
22-25 September 2OlO
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
(T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, ll.27-3O)
Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2010
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
The Henry James Society will conduct two sessions at the American Literature Association 21st Annual Conference, May 27-30, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. For information on the conference, go to www.americanliterature.org. The Call for Papers for the sessions is as follows:
Jamesian Afterlives I: Henry James as a Site of Cultural Production.
North Carolina State University English Graduate Student Symposium [March 5-6, 2010]
Extended Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2010.
The Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies
Relevant submissions to the symposium will be considered for publication in Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora.
Keynote speakers will be Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy and author Melissa Marr.
Dr. McKoy is the Director of Africana Studies at North Carolina State University and editor of the journal Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora. She is also the author of the book When Whites Riot: Writing Race and Violence in American and South African Cultures.