category: theory

CFP: Special Issue of the Women's Studies Quarterly - "Market"

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Women's Studies Quarterly
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wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Special Issue on Market

Guest Editors: Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins

Market is both a noun and a verb, a place where we shop and the act of selling. Market can be Wall Street or Main Street, psychological and physiological, traditional, viral or stealth. In the current period of global economic upheaval scholars from all disciplines need to interrogate the changing meanings, moods, and implications of the market. In this issue of WSQ we seek to consider consumption and markets anew, from feminist, queer, cultural, and critical perspectives. This issue will explore urgent questions related to markets. These include, but are not limited to: How might we get beyond the entrenched binaries of male/female, public/private, citizen/immigrant, producer/consumer that are central to so much thinking about markets? What does it mean to go shopping in the name of charitable giving or to purchase “green” products? How can commodities that are “locally grown” survive in the face of globalization? How does globalization compare to colonial trade? How are these changes affecting the ways we understand images, brands, icons, labels, and the meanings these transmit? How did modern consumer behavior and iconography develop? How have literary texts shaped or challenged our sense of the market? When did the commodity first appear? Is the depression getting you down?

French Cultures of Embodiment -- March 25-27, 2010

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Richard Shusterman / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture and the French Program / Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture and the French Program in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus seek submissions

Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th Jan 2010

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The University of Exeter
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cjw222@exeter.ac.uk

Forgotten Bodies will provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can explore often overlooked discourses, representations and practices relating to embodiment, sexuality and gender.

[UPDATE] CFP Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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gsargent@english.umass.edu

Dear Graduate Program Directors and Administrators:

American Literature: Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth (Mar. 31, 2010)

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American Literature (Duke University Press)
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gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html

DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

Turning Points and Transformations March 5-6, 2010

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Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture
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langlit2010@louisiana.edu

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

UPDATEHanif Kureishi and His Work

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17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE Hanif Kureishi and His Work
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nbirlik@metu.edu.tr

17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009

11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

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English Graduate Organization at University of Florida
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ego09atuf@gmail.com

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable (9/30/09; NEMLA 4/7/10-4/11/10)

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Rachel Greenwald Smith
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rgs@bu.edu

Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, December 18, 2009

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African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program, Boston College
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aads@bc.edu

Boston College’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition.

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