Historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and other scholars of
medieval Europe are researching and reflecting on gifts and gift
exchange in a variety of new and interesting cultural contexts. At
the same time, the work of theorists, philosophers, and theologians
such as Marcel Mauss, Jacques Derrida, and John Milbank on the nature
of "the gift" continues to exert influence on ideas of gift-giving
outside the medieval period(s). This panel seeks to draw together
scholars across disciplinary boundaries to share insights about gifts
and gift exchange in a variety of contexts. Papers might examine one
or more of the following questions: what constitutes a gift? What
Historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and other scholars of
Future Theory, Present Praxis: Humanities as Digital Discipline
Keynote speaker: Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame)
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society Session for the International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
May 10-13, 2012
Session IV: Aglæca: What's in a Word?
The term aglæca has received more than its share of critical attention, but there is still some disagreement on what it means in its many manifestations. In Christ and Satan, Guthalc, Juliana, The Phoenix, and The Whale its context in explicitly religious, but this is not necessarily the case in Beowulf (where it occurs most often). Because the word refers to Sigemund, Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, understanding its denotation and its connotation(s) has presented scholars with a number of difficulties.
CFP: Imagining Socialism in American Fiction
Panel Proposed for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists,
"Prospects: A New Century" - Berkeley, CA, April 12-15 2012
In keeping with the conference theme of "Prospects," I would like to propose a panel of 3 or 4 papers (20 or 15-minutes, respectively) on the imagining of socialist community and/or a socialist America in fiction (short stories, novellas, novels). To offer a framing question for the panel, how did 19th century American fiction imagine the prospects of socialism?
The 5th annual Joyce postgraduate conference will take place on the 2nd to 4th of February, 2012, at Queen's University, Belfast. The first birthday conference was held in Dublin in 2008, and since then has been alternately held between universities in Italy and Ireland. This year, for the first time, the conference will take place in Northern Ireland. Joyce visited Belfast in November 1909 while searching for locations for new premises for cinema to expand on the Volta Theatre in Dublin. The strong presence of the Ulsterman, Mr. Deasy, in the "Nestor" episode, the second chapter of Ulysses informs Joyce's engagement with the particular issues around the politics of Ireland and Great Britain as well as the special position of Northern Ireland.
Call for Paper, Panel and/or Workshop Proposals
Petrocultures : Oil, Energy, Culture
University of Alberta: September 6, 7th and 8th, 2012
The "Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture" conference will take place on September 6, 7th and 8th, 2012, at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). Keynote speakers include Allan Stoekl (Penn State University), Warren Cariou (University of Manitoba) and Ursula Biemann (video artist, Switzerland).
Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University, Brown University).
The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.
NEW BOOK SERIES
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Series Title: Cine-Aesthetics: New Directions in Film and Philosophy
Publisher: Lexington Books
Contact: Steven Rybin, email@example.com
Editors: Steven Rybin, Georgia Gwinnett College
Stuart Kendall, California College of the Arts
Thomas Deane Tucker, Chadron State College
QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MAY 18-19, 2012
Deadline extended to Sept. 16, 2011. We have had an enthusiastic response to our original call for papers (thanks to all who have applied so far!), but would like to give others who have been away for the summer or are just now finding out about the conference time to submit a proposal.
Joseph Boone, Tim Dean, Kale Fajardo, Roderick Ferguson, Brian Glavey, Scott Herring, Eithne Lubhéid, Victor Mendoza, Deborah Miranda, José Esteban Muñoz, Hoang Tan Nguyen, Juana María Rodríguez, Nayan Shah, Justin Spring, Susan Stryker, Shane Vogel
Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, is an on-line journal where scholars from various disciplines gather as colleagues to converse about common texts and questions in the humanities. We seek to publish two types of contributions: Articles that either have an inter-disciplinary character and appeal or are exemplary in their respective disciplines while being of interest to those from other disciplines. Notes & Insights and reflections on Teaching the Great Books that benefit teaching, research, and the life of the academy. On-going submissions. Our next issue will appear in October 2011. For more information, please see the journal's website or contact the managing editors.
33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102 Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710
Inter-Material Affections: Intimacy and Ecology in the 19th Century
A Proposed Panel for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Berkeley, California, April 12-15, 2012
Papers exploring how Americans in the nineteenth century conceived ecology as a form of intimacy will be considered for a proposed panel for the 2012 C19 conference. Papers should explore how 19th-century conceptions of ecology aided two overlapping projects: (1) expanding possibilities for intra-human intimacies and (2) migrating intimacy beyond the interpersonal to what we might call the inter-material.
Possible areas for focus might include, but are by no means limited to:
Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia (804)344-7000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Native American Literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
Call for Papers, CEA 2012 | BORDERS
43rd Annual Conference | March 29-31 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
Submission deadline: November 1, 2011 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English
studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 43rd annual conference.
Submission: August 31 - November 1, 2011
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/