A familiar proverb tells us that 'we are what we eat.' Indeed, food is not only a daily necessity to sustain the body. The need for food, its production, its preparation, and its consumption turn it into an important cultural site and a crucial analytical category. Studying 'food' accordingly brings together a number of academic fields ranging from biology and agriculture to sociology, political science, history, and literary and cultural studies, to name just a few. In their interdisciplinary openness and diverse cultural significance, food cultures are central to American studies.
Call for Papers
Asian American Performance, Dance, and Theatre History: A Critical Reader
Edited by Esther Kim Lee, Ron West, and Yutian Wong
Call for Papers
Special Issue edited by Esther Kim Lee, Associate Editor
"Asia and Theatre Historiography"
Keynote Speakers: Professor Julie Sanders (Nottingham)
Professor Tiffany Stern (Oxford)
The End Of ...?
An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Study of Motion Pictures
Saturday 21 January 2012, University of Kent, Canterbury
Keynote Speaker: Peter Kramer (University of East Anglia)
This one-day conference is for postgraduate students and early career researchers whose work incorporates the study of motion pictures and aims to explore the interdisciplinary conception and representation of "The End."
CfP: Shared Visions: Art, Theatre and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Conference date: Saturday 11th February 2012 (10am to 6pm)
CFP Deadline: 15 November 2011
School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, Millburn House, Warwick University
Akademeia is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding work from a wide range of disciplines and from scholars of all training levels. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, www.akademeia.ca. All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, canvas, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review
A panel/workgroup/exhibition for the Hemispheric Institute's upcoming Encuentro (conference) in Mexico City, March 17-25 2012
For more details and to apply online, visit: http://hemi.nyu.edu/hemi/en/mexico-overview/enc-2012-workgroups/949-cura...
5 curators/scholars and 5 artists will be selected for participation.
CFP: Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Goscelin of St. Bertin was one of the most prolific and influential hagiographers to come out of the late 11th century, and certain of his works—most notably the Liber Confortatorius—have rightfully garnered much recent scholarly attention. In addition, several of Goscelin's works, such as his hagiographic accounts of the female saints of Ely, have been given recent critical editions. Meanwhile some of his other works, such as his accounts of the early archbishops of Canterbury, are only now undergoing the process of editing and have not yet been printed in modern editions. This session welcomes papers from scholars who are working on Goscelin's more familiar texts as well as those who are working on texts which have received little previous attention.
Emerging Directions in Post-colonial Studies Workshop
7th and 8th December 2011
University of Sheffield, 25-26 May 2012
Keynote speaker: Professor Anthony Howe, University of East Anglia
This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging? Topics may include (but are not limited to): femininity, masculinity, transnational negotiations of gender, queer Asian America, queer diaspora, war brides, comfort women, displacement and migration, family and domesticity, gendered nationalisms, and racialization. Please send 250-500 word abstracts by September 30 to Naomi Edwards at Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu
Overview: The last half-dozen years have seen an explosion in U.S. publications addressing the intersection of religion and comics, but little has been said on the body of work taken as a whole. Outside of individual reviews, rarely are these works discussed in terms of their applications, their intertextuality, their audiences, their shortcomings, or the new questions they raise. This panel is to act as a forum addressing either portions of these works, entire books, their shared space, or the next steps to which they may all lead. In addition to the print publications recommended below, this panel also invites reflections on some of the websites and blogs conducting similar work, also listed: