Presidents of the United States and presidential candidates have a long history of "writing" autobiographies which skillfully enact and construct a piece of political theater. The public's complicity in desiring a "war hero" president enables such posturing. However, the political performance ultimately becomes restrictive and the public becomes confused when the president or candidate betrays expectations. The politician's desire to manipulate inauthentic portrayals is itself subject to contradiction.
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies
Committee on Ethnic Studies
Friday, April 9, 2010
Proposals due: March 8, 2010
Hosted by the Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University
eSharp invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue. Issue 15, Uniting Nations: Risks and Opportunities, will open explorations on social, economic, cultural and political facets of internationalization and globalization. We welcome articles which take up the implications of internationalization in the field of arts, humanities, social sciences and education. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and early career authors within one year of graduation.
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"?
Keynote Speaker: Hazel V. Carby
Special Guest: James L. Peacock
University of Florida, March 25-27, 2010
Conference 2010: Fractured Images / Broken Words
Multi-Disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University 12th June 2010
ASEBL Journal [E-ISSN: 1944-401X]
With the publication of the Spring 2010 issue, we are seeking submissions to be considered for the Fall 2010.
Association for the Study of Ethical Behavior in Literature. Broadly conceived, any treatment of the convergence between ethics and literature: personal responsibility, moral behavior, decision, impulse, agency/action, reader-response, humanism, character, identity, virtue, ideal, conscience. Such an approach could accommodate, for example, medical humanities and environmental ethics, as well.
Call for Papers:
Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place, and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies
(Collection of Critical Essays)
Send 300-word abstract and brief CV to email@example.com by March 8, 2010.
The Journal of Literary Theory (JLT) invites contributions for Vol. 5, No. 1, 2011
Standards & Norms of Literary Studies
Call For Papers
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters
2010 Annual Meeting
March 26, 2010
Grand Rapids, Michigan
15 to 20 MINUTE PAPERS
ON ANY ASPECT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES
Rhetoric, Media Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Literature, Sociology,
Psychology, Communication, Law, Political Science, Art, History, Education
"TURNING POINTS": SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION
4th Annual Graduate Conference
Friday April 30-Saturday May1, 2010
Department of Comparative Literature
Call for Papers
"Me from Myself, to vanish
had I art,
Impregnable my fortress,
of all heart
And since myself attacked me,
how have I peace,
except by subjugation consciousness,
And since we are mutual monarch,
how this be,
except by abdication,
me to me"
This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.
In The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Freud explains that "the border-line between the nervous, normal, and abnormal states is indistinct." Consequently, while phenomena such as forgetting, slips of the tongue, and other "mistakes" are generally seen by society as normal, one could argue that they are in fact the foundation for more menacing psychopathologies like paranoia, schizophrenia, personality disorders, or even homicidal behavior.
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
*** CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS ***
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.