category: twentieth century and beyond

Literature of Africa and the Diaspora; SAMLA Nov. 2010; 5/15/2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
justin.estes@gpc.edu

LITERATURE OF AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
Re-Imagining Africa

Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation 24th September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graham Matthews and Lara Cox/University of Exeter
contact email: 
critical.theory.online@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
The Second Annual Critical Theory Conference
Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation
Date: 24th September 2010, University of Exeter

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian

full name / name of organization: 
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

Seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need two/three more essays to round the manuscript out.

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Blossombones
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

Special issue on music of South Africa and the United States

full name / name of organization: 
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies
contact email: 
jaji@english.upenn.edu

from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other.

Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Leeds, UK, 9-10 September 2010 (abstract deadline 28 May)

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

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