category: twentieth century and beyond

Sonnets and Modernity (extended deadline: 3/12/10; Los Angeles, 1/6/11-1/9/11)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA special session
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

An MLA/LA special session invites proposals exploring the originality and modernity of sonnetry, including experiment, tradition, iconography, typography, forms, occasions, locations, and questions of

Edited Collection: Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siecle

full name / name of organization: 
F. Elizabeth Gray/ Massey University, New Zealand
contact email: 
F.E.Gray@massey.ac.nz

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays on women’s journalism between 1880 and 1910, entitled ‘Making a Name for Herself: Women in Journalism at the fin de siecle’,

CFP: Song & Social Change in Latin America. Edited Collection. Deadline May 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Shaw/ Elmira College
contact email: 
lshaw@elmira.edu

Song and Social Change in Latin America

[UPDATE] CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman
contact email: 
lily_anselm@yahoo.com

Deadline for abstracts: 31 JULY 2010

Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or

Contemporary Literature and Its Contexts 1st-2nd July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kaye Mitchell, The University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
kaye.mitchell@manchester.ac.uk

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE & ITS CONTEXTS

Centre for New Writing, The University of Manchester, 1st-2nd July 2010

Confirmed keynotes/participants:
Martin Amis
Prof. Peter Boxall (Sussex)

The Asian Conference on Media - MediAsia 2010, 28-30 October, Osaka, Japan

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

Conference Theme: Brave New World

Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities

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?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

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