How/where does Faulkner engage the energy ecologies of the modern era? What power sources or paradigms "fuel" Yoknapatawpha, and how do they inform its society, culture, and politics? 300-500-word abstracts or 20-minute papers to Jay Watson, U of Mississippi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 March 2012.
Interactions between Faulkner and diverse public constituencies during his lifetime and afterward. Issues of readership, celebrity, the predicament of the public intellectual, and the fraught role of "spokesperson." 300-500-word abstracts or 20-minute papers to Jay Watson, U of Mississippi (email@example.com) by 1 March 2012.
Comparative approaches to the two writers taking the conversation beyond "rivalry." Submissions welcome on modernity, sexuality, gender, genre, transnationalism, the environment, print culture, adaptations. 500-word abstracts by 1 March 2012 to Jay Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sara Kosiba (email@example.com)
The Sinclair Lewis Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27) that focuses on the topic of women in the work of Sinclair Lewis. In Main Street, Lewis writes: "What Carol said that evening, what she was passionately thinking, was also emerging in the minds of women in ten thousand Gopher Prairies." This roundtable seeks participants who can add to the discussion prompted by Main Street—What are Lewis's women thinking? What do characters as diverse as Carol Kennicott, Una Golden, Ann Vickers, Leora Arrowsmith, Myra Babbitt, and others, have in common?
Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33d Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM
Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:
CALL FOR PAPERS for SPECIAL GUEST EDITED JOURNAL ISSUE
Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance
'Acting Out – Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance',
Volume 3, Issue 2 (November/December 2012)
Writing in 1922, Wittgenstein concluded his text Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus with the statement: 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.' (Wittgenstein  1995). Drawing attention to the limits of language, Wittgenstein's dictum asks us not to speak of that which language fails to take account of.
I am writing to invite proposals for a panel on the relationship between poetry and philosophy, to take place March 29-April 1, in Providence, RI, at Brown University, during the annual ACLA conference. The panel is described below. A press has shown interested in preparing the proceedings as a book, so panelists would be invited to participate in that as well. Proposals can be submitted here: http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php . (You can also visit acla.org and navigate to the 2012 conference page, http://acla.org/acla2012/ ). Feel free to contact me with any questions.
In any crisis, whether economic or cultural, there is a sense of an unimaginable danger right around the corner. These unknown and unfathomable terrors fascinate the imagination and dramatically play out our anxieties in a more cognitively relatable form—we attempt to embody them, to transplant them, or to make them somehow tangible—yet the underlying terror persists. The narratives and mediums we channel our terrors into become our monsters.
Apologies for cross-postings. Please send to interested colleagues and students
THE THIRD SEMINAR of WATCH STRATEGIC, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGIC
MAY 10, 11 AJACCIO 2012
- CALL FOR PAPERS:
VSST'12 is organized with the objective to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry sectors working in all facets of competitive intelligence. The conference will serve as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, implementations of competitive intelligence systems, methodologies, technologies, and applications.
Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Hennessy
University of Florida, March 15-17, 2012
We work here. But where is "here," and how do we define the "work" that we do? Beginning with these questions about the corporate university, "Performing Under Pressure" intends to make visible the invisible work of students and scholars (when most academics don't call themselves workers).
FYHC: The Journal of First-year Honors Composition (http://fyhc.info), a peer-reviewed academic journal, is pleased to announce the launch of its new issue, featuring a lead article by Dr. Carol Poster of York University. FYHC was inaugurated in spring 2006 with the intention of being the national forum for collegial discussion of issues related to first-year honors composition.
FYHC accepts submissions on a rolling basis for publication in an annual issue. We solicit contributions from FYHC student-writers, teachers, course directors, writing program administrators, and interested others.
The journal is divided into six sections, which are:
We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).
You may be familiar Sewanee's annual Medieval Colloquium which in the past has accepted Professional and Graduate papers. This year we are happy to announce that the Colloquium will again, for a third year, include an Undergraduate session. Included is the call for Undergraduate papers. If you would please send this forward to your colleagues and other interested parties it would be most helpful. Thank you very much.
The Sewanee Medieval Society Colloquium Committee
Call for Papers
39th Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
March 30-31, 2012
on the theme of
After Constantine: Religion and Secular Power in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Peter Brown, Princeton University