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Graduate Symposium & Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle, Jan. 29-30, 2010

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 9:41pm
University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

Call for Submissions:

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.

CFP: Historiographical Methodologies in Cultural Studies: A Reader (edited collection; February 28, 2010)

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 11:39am
Christopher Sutch/William Penn University, College for Working Adults

For Meaghan Morris "history is the name of the space where we define what matters." With this statement, Morris raised but certainly did not settle the nature of the relationship between history and cultural studies. For Morris, the parameters of contemporary culture and everyday life could only be appreciated by their relationship with the forces that shaped how they developed including economic, political and rhetorical factors. In other words, an historical contextualization of phenomena and events is necessary to understand the nuances of culture.

Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:13pm
University of Texas at Brownsville English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

The English Graduate Advancement and Development Society (EGADS!) at the University of Texas at Brownsville is proud to host its annual graduate/undergraduate English studies conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. This year's topic is "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.

Medicine, Disability and Travel

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:42pm
Atlantic Society of Medievalists

The Atlantic Society of Medievalists is seeking paper proposals on "Medicine, Disability and Travel." Possible topics include but are not limited to: pilgrimage for the sake of healing; the dangers of travel or warfare; mobility issues; trade in medicinal herbs or supplies; transmission of medical knowledge; magic and medicine.

Please contact the following by September 29th, 2009:

Cory James Rushton
Department of English
St. Francis Xavier University
P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2G 2W5

Journal of Social & Psychological Sciences - Call for Papers Volume 3 Issue 1

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:06pm
Journal of Social & Psychological Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 1 January 2010
The Journal of Social and Psychological Sciences invites all submissions in the humanities and social sciences that have a Psychosocial orientation. Examples of topic areas include: Gender and Identity, Embodiment of Gender, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory. Manuscripts may be in form of reviews, short communications, letters to the editor, research papers, commentaries and replies to other articles or research papers.

Important Dates:
All papers must be submitted by the 29th of November 2009
A notification of acceptance will be sent on the 20th of December 2009

The Fall 2009 St. John's University Humanities Review: "American Identity"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 3:17pm
The English Department at St. John's University, Queens NY. John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain, Editors

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a CFP for the Fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the contemporary construction of American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

How has the social practice of culture formed / continue to form the ideological condition of "being American?" With that said, what does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century? What are the ontological pieces that plait our parsonage?

The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 10:16am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically and/or historically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood.