category: twentieth century and beyond

Collection of essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave
contact email: 
cturpin@udc.edu or cherieannturpin@mac.com; anikacazenave@yahoo.com

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems.

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

“Carnival is the place for working out, in a concretely sensuous, half-real and half-play-acted form, a new mode of interrelationship between individuals, counterposed to the all-powerful social-hie

[UPDATE] Uncertain Arrivals: Forms of Thought, Life, and Emergence

full name / name of organization: 
Wake Forest University/Department of English
contact email: 
burketah@wfu.edu

Conference date and location: September 24-25, 2010 at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Extended submission deadline: July 5, 2010

T. S. Eliot: Louisville Conference, 24-26 Feb. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The Eliot Society will again offer two 90-minute sessions at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2011.

Women and Travel: 2/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
meanes@sage.edu

Call for Papers:

Women and Travel
A Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2011
Contact: meanes@sage.edu

"Jung’s Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image," SAMLA (November 5-7, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange
contact email: 
nmiller@loyola.edu

In 1913, at a moment of personal and professional crisis, Jung began recording a series of visions and fantasies in what would become an extended “confrontation with the unconscious.” The Red Book

Video Stores - Call for Projects (Submissions due August 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Media Fields Journal
http://mediafieldsjournal.org/

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores

Call for Papers / Projects:
Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.
We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature- NeMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Longo
contact email: 
plongo@gmail.com

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
pchafe@mun.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit -- fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

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