Call for Papers
A book of collected essays on humour
Edited by Dr Vivienne Westbrook (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and Dr Shun-liang Chao (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Call for Papers
Kudzu Review is gathering materials for the Summer Solstice Issue: 1.2. This southern, biannual, online, literary ecojournal searches constantly for work that is outstanding and motivated by concerns with human's place in the world. We are interested in pieces which push boundaries, which avoid overt or cliché messages, and which embrace and embody the interdisciplinary nature of ecocriticism.
Deadline: April 1st, for Summer Solstice 1.2.
Any materials received after this date will be considered for the Winter Solstice, Issue 2.1.
For more information about our organization & to view past issues and guidelines, visit us at www.kudzureview.com
110th Annual PAMLA Convention
October 19-21, 2012
20th and 21 century Quebec studies
From the beginning, conceptualizations of the Renaissance have been concerned with borders: between the classical past and the modern present; between pagan and Christian; between the civilized and the barbarous. Even as the idea of the Renaissance has endured various critiques over the past half century, this attention to borders has only intensified. In current debates about secularization and periodization in Renaissance studies, the boundaries between past and present and between the sacred and the profane have taken on a newly charged intensity.
Introducing: Reconstruction 11.4
"Something to occupy the time": Activism and Anagnorisis, by Marc Ouellette
Talking to Yourself: Garfield Minus Garfield as an Introduction to Techno-Companionship , by Andy Engel
Cabelian Way, by Mike DuBose and Cristian Pralea
American Circus Re-Invented: Queering Cirque Du Soleil, by Michael Johnson Jr.
Wincest is the Best, or, Raep is What Happens When You Say No: Subversive Humor and Serious Business in Capslock Supernatural, by Britt Eira Long
Poetics: Performance and Genre Bending
Absence and Sociality in Live Film Narration: Poets of the Unreeled in Miami , by Alan Clinton
Texas A&M University's English Graduate Student Association Graduate Conference:
"Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought"
April 7-8, 2012
Speaker: Jay Dolmage
On 17 December 2010, Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi performed an act of self-immolation in protest of widespread state corruption. Galvanized by Bouazizi's gesture of dissent, Tunisians protested en masse, successfully demanding the removal of the oppressive regime in power. The Tunisian experience inspired what would come to be known as the Arab Spring, threatening the overthrow of totalitarian regimes across the Middle East, most notably in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
UPDATE: Negotiating Belongings and Longing to Belong: in African American Women's Writings of the 19th & 20th Centuries
"More Please: Explorations of Excess": University of Calgary Free-Exchange Conference March 9-11, 2012
University of Calgary's Free-Exchange Committee will be hosting its annual, interdisciplinary graduate student conference March 9-11, 2012 at the University of Calgary and is looking for contributors to critically or creatively engage with and explore this year's theme of excess.
"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." —Oscar Wilde
"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments." —Plato