This session at the French American Studies Association's 2012 Colloquium (centering on the theme of Heritage) investigates the ways in which the relation between the land and its occupants has to be rethought in the light of ecocriticism. The national history of the United States, which juxtaposes the spoliation and displacement of indigenous peoples and the influx of immigrants from other continents, renders the concept of heritage problematic. Native Americans conceptualized their relationship to the land differently from the English colonists, who saw it as property to be claimed, utilized, and exchanged or passed on to their descendants.
Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
(For best consideration dates, see details below)
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its spring 2012 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. Get information and submit at http://ucb-cluj.org
THE FUTURE OF PHILOLOGY
11th Annual Graduate Student Conference 2012
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University February 24-25, 2012
Philology in the emphatic sense is undergoing a renaissance within the humanities. This revival of the "core competencies" of literary studies bespeaks a newfound awareness of the status and relevance of literature and language studies among other disciplines. We will explore these currents as possibilities for interdisciplinary research rather than just as counter-trends to it.
Three tendencies can be distinguished within this recent development:
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)
Theme: "Re-Imagining the New World(s)"
Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Keynote Speakers: Donald Pease, Dartmouth College
Daniel T. O'Hara, Temple University
(Closing address by William V. Spanos, Binghamton University)
In his short essay, "Aminadab or The Fantastic Considered as a Language," Sartre proposes that, "so long as it was thought possible to escape the conditions of human existence through asceticism, mysticism, metaphysical disciplines or the practice of poetry, fantasy was called upon to fulfill a very definite function."
However, as the post-war period sharpened the artist's sense of abandonment to the realm of the human, Fantasy, as Sartre explains, gave up "the exploration of transcendental reality" and resigned itself "to transcribing the human condition."
The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves. And more and more frames reveal more and more bodies, many different bodies in many different bodies in many different frames.
This is Sex...or Something Like It.
If we zoom in on microscopic levels, past the salacious tissues of skin and muscle, chromosomes are abound. 23 pairs with two minimum coupling at conception, determining identity.
This is Sex...or Something Like It.
And who assumed the two in the second sentence were engaged in conjugal conversation, or that the scene was limited to only two? What were the notions that allowed for such assumptions to take hold?
Sex...or Something Like It.
Ars Lyrica, the journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, seeks articles on area of word-music relationships. Articles of any length will be considered. The deadline for the next issue is January 31, 2012; any articles submitted after that will be considered for future issues. For further information, go to www.lyricasociety.org.
Critical Dialogues on Transsexual/Transgender Identities in Politics, Media, Activism and Culture
Date: April 12 & 13, 2012
Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Memorial Union Building (MUB)
Transecting Society is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political topics related to transsexual/transgender identities in contemporary U.S. culture. We welcome scholars, activists, artists, lawyers, performers, writers, non-profit workers and others who are interested in exploring the oppression of trans people in our society, and strategies for promoting our collective liberation and civil rights.
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at Brown University from March 29 to April 1.
Seminar Theme: The Modernist Self and its Discontents
While social crisis calls for reform and redress that entail institutional effort and collective action, it also tends to dislocate the self from its familiar emotional, cultural, political, and ethical positions. Created around the period of what Ezra Pound called a "botched" civilization, the modernist literature in the twentieth century often foregrounds the relation between self and portentous social forces and examines the experiential and affective complexities in great depths and innovative forms.
The link between the affective disorders (depression and bipolar illness) and writing creativity goes back to Aristotle, who famously asked, "Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry or the arts are melancholic?" Indeed, a fifteen-year study of writers at the Iowa Writers' Workshop found that 80 percent of the writers either lived with affective illness or had experienced an episode at some point in their lives (compared to 30 percent of non-writer controls). Writers and poets with known and suspected affective disorder span the centuries; the twentieth gave us Woolf, Hemingway, Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton and David Foster Wallace, among many others.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management
(ICEIM 2011) ISTP indexed
The 2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management (ICEIM 2011) will be held in Beijing, China during December 2-3, 2011.
International Research Association of Information and Computer Science, Hong Kong
Science Technology Press, Hong kong
North University of China, China
Important Date （The submission of Round II）
CALL FOR PAPERS
2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011) ISTP indexed
2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011) will be held in Beijing, China during December 3-4, 2011.
ICCAET 2011 will be published in the conference proceeding, and will be indexed by Thomson ISI Proceedings.
October 1, 2011. News! The submission of Round II is open to authors. Please submit your paper before November 1, 2011
Though we have already collected most of the chapters for our forthcoming collection of essays, entitled Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Benjamin D. Carson and I (Michael Y. Bennett) are putting out a call for a single short essay (~2,000-3,000 words) from a scholar who saw this recent production: "The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill Volume 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays" by the Neo Futurists in NYC this past September. Please contact us ASAP if you saw this production and are interested in writing a short essay on it: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
The editors are currently seeking proposals for a collection of original essays investigating intercultural mediation in the humanities.