The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their first annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.
Gordon College is located on Boston's historic North Shore, just 25 miles north of Boston.
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).
Call for Participation
Union for Democratic Communications 2010 Conference
"Democratic Communications, Equal Rights & Global Justice"
Why raise the issue of drawing again? With the proliferation and maturation of digital technologies, what is the use of the hand and the traces it makes on clay, stone, wood or paper? This symposium seeks to examine the technologies of drawing – their marks, lines, scratches, furrows, incisions, touches, dots and dashes, inscriptions, string lines, stains and blotches; pencilled, inked, chalked, brushed, illuminated or erased on diverse grounds.
Open University Postcolonial Literatures Research Group
Open University Postgraduate Conference
Keynote Lecture by Stephen Morton (Southampton)
Monday 19 July 2010, 9.30am-5.00pm
Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, London WC1
Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric
University of Alaska Anchorage
"Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology"
February 26-27, 2010
Third Floor of the Consortium Library,
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)
Dr. Deborah Brandt, University of Wisconsin - Madison, specializes in mass literacy studies, as well as diversity, equity, and access in literacy learning. She is the author of Literacy as Involvement: The Acts of Writers, Readers and Texts; Literacy in American Lives; and Literacy and Learning: Reading, Writing, Society.
SPOTLIGHTED SCHOLARS AWARD
The Second Annual National Graduate Student Conference in Performance Studies, hosted by the UCLA Center for Performance Studies
Anxieties of Overexposure: Enlargements, Contagions & the Dark
April 30th & May 1st, 2010
University of California, Los Angeles
Featured Keynote Speaker: Professor Karen Shimakawa
Keynote Performers (TBD)
Applicants are invited to submit papers for a Spotlighted Scholarship panel. The selected scholars will be awarded stipends for travel and accommodation, as well as publication in the UCLA Center for Performance Studies journal Extensions.
Scandal has long played an essential role in the critical and historical reception of art. Sometimes intentional and at other times unwanted, scandal erupts at almost every significant juncture in the history of art. When an artist is found in the midst of a scandal, he/she will either be lauded as a prophet shaking a reluctant society, or as an opportunist acting out of self-promotion. Controversies are equally certain to arise at the points of contact between the world of art and political power structures. Whatever its particularities, artistic scandal is often instrumental in challenging and reformulating the boundaries of social, moral, and artistic acceptability.
Final reminder, deadline for abstracts 1st December 2009
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
Kei Miller, University of Glasgow
Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen
Transgressing Boundaries, Enacting Difference, April 3, 2010
Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland
Venue: Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Dates: June 10th – 12th 2010.
The School of Creative Arts and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a three day conference on Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland in June 2010.
Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Online Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
Call for Papers - Issue 10 - Space(s)
Call for Participation:
"Bigger than Words, Wider than Pictures": Noise, Affect, Politics
University of Salford and Islington Mill, July 1-3 2010
Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Benjamin Halligan and Professor David Sanjek
"If there are people that are dumb enough to use Metallica to interrogate prisoners, you're forgetting about all the music that's to the left of us. I can name 30 Norwegian death metal bands that would make Metallica sound like Simon and Garfunkel." – Lars Ulrich
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:
1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.