category: travel writing

[UPDATE] Bloomsbury and Africa, MLA 2011 (Jan. 6 - 9, 2011, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
Danell Jones, danelljones@bresnan.net

Subjects include Woolf's imaginative uses of Africa, the Dreadnought Hoax, Bloomsbury and African art, Leonard Woolf and Africa, and Hogarth Press publications, etc.

London - (Dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due by Friday, March 12, 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

LONDON:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining metropolitan London—in literature,
history, art, architecture, etc. Possible topics include:

Pilgrimage - (dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due Friday March 12, 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

PILGRIMAGE:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the phenomenon of pilgrimage from
any number of perspectives: historical, theological, philosophical, anthropological, literary,

Cosmopolitanism - (Dis)junctions 2010 Graduate Student Conference - UC Riverside - Due Friday 4/12 at 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

COSMOPOLITANISM:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining cosmopolitanism, cosmopolitan theory,
cosmopolitanism in literature, cosmopolitan ethics, etc. Possible topics include:

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.
contact email: 
alexa.weik@unifr.ch; christoph.irmscher@gmail.com

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

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