Hot Metal Bridge (www.hotmetalbridge.org), the graduate-run online literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking submissions for a special issue on confronting the digital. The magazine accepts creative work representing multiple genres: criticism, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We publish two issues annually. For the Fall/Winter 2009 issue, our peer-reviewed criticism section invites graduate students and scholars across the humanities to submit work loosely gathered around themes of the digital (for instance, but not limited to):
Call for Papers, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 2010
Section: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences
Accepting panel & paper proposals on any topic in the social sciences. Special interest in interdisciplinary studies and in studies that discuss/employ humanities and/or natural sciences with social sciences.
Conference: March 26, 2010 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Abstracts are due by November 30, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website: www.alma.edu/michiganacademy
Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts invites submissions for a symposium on the importance of place in creative nonfiction, to appear in its next issue (spring 2010).
We encourage you to consider place from a variety of perspectives. What is its role in the essay? in memoir? in literary journalism? How do concerns about conveying a sense of place affect your own work? in what ways do you see issues of place animating the work of others? How is place specific or general? Must place be physical or is it temporal as well? What role does craft play in the development of place?
Sponsored by the "Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire, Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires" (LISST-Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Solidarity, Societies, Territories), the "Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques" (ATRIA-Toulouse Association for Interdisciplinary Research on Americas) invites the scientific community to the International Conference: CREATIVE AMERICAS. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices.
Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.
STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)
Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta
*FINAL CFP – 30 SEPTEMBER DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS*
Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.
THE ARTS OF MEDIATION
Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon
17-19 March 2010
Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) Symposium
The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley
Jim Buckmaster, CEO of craigslist
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."
"The End(s) of Theory in Children's Literature Studies." Reports of theory's death have been widespread and perhaps exaggerated. Many children's literature scholars, such as Perry Nodelman, have recently discussed both the anxieties surrounding theory and the usefulness of theory in the practice of children's literature scholarship. Please send abstracts exploring the current "ends"—state or uses—of theory in children's literature studies by March 15, 2010 to Craig Svonkin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2010 Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 25-27, 2010, in conjunction with ANZSANA (Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America). Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific literary, film and cultural studies are welcome. Given the recent publication of The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (published in the United States by Norton as The Literature of Australia: An Anthology) and The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, papers addressing the theme "A New Moment in Australian Studies" are particularly welcome.
Sights & Sounds
Interrogating the Music Documentary
University of Salford
June 4-5, 2010
In the fall of 1894, W. K.L. Dickson assisted Thomas Edison in his experimentation with sound film. He shot a sequence in which one man plays a violin before the recording phonograph horn while two others dance. Might this be the first music documentary?
Papers are sought for a workshop on "Nietzschean Thinking" as part of the 12th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) in Ankara Turkey, Aug. 2-6, 2010. The topic of the conference is "Thought in Science and Fiction." Workshops are four hourslong and consist of eight to ten papers.
Virginia Woolf and the Natural World
20th International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 3-6, 2010
Georgetown, KY 40324
This conference highlights the many aspects of nature that inspired Virginia Woolf's life and writing. Please consider proposing a paper, panel, workshop, or reading. Topics include (but are not limited to): Flowers, Gardens and Gardeners, Parks and Zoos, Seascapes, Landscapes, Animals, Cornwall, St. Ives, Vacations, Country Homes and Estates, Farmers and Farming, Hiking, Sailing, Hunting, Nature as Restorative, Nature as Punitive, City "versus" Nature, Woolf and Ecology, Woolf and the Environment, Teaching Woolf and Nature
Anthologies: A Conference
Trinity College, Hartford CT,
12-14 March, 2010