By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one circulates between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, while at the same time entering the in-between itself, the in-between itself, the in-between without presupposition, the in-between as an in-between.—Alexander G. Duttmann
The EEAL (forthcoming from McFarland Press, 2011) aims to provide the first ever sketch of a composite, diachronic and synoptic topography of the American environmental imagination, beginning with the first visitors to the 'New World', and ending with major contemporary authors.
The EEAL is seeking contributors for remaining entries, either on overtly 'environmental' works or on major American authors, in poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction, whose work continues to exert a profound influence on America's sense of, and attitude toward, the environment.
ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS?
THE RETURN OF KING ARTHUR IN THE POST-MEDIEVAL WORLD
Session Sponsored by The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
For the 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH)
20-21 April 2011
Proposals by 12/1/11
"Savagism" and Civilization
"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"
The 6th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2011) is Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE UAE Computer Chapter. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.
The topics in ICITST-2011 include but are not confined to the following areas:
Call for Papers: Participations Special Issue: Music and Audiences
Proposals are sought for a special issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies on music and audiences. The theme of this issue will be an examination of the music audience from a range of perspectives, with both theoretical and empirical research welcomed on all aspects of music and reception. The issue would also particularly be interested in proposals that consider music audiences in the context of debates over technology and the Internet, and in articles which focus on issues of genre, different music fan cultures, or the specifics and particularities of music audiences, due to contexts such as sexuality, generation or nationality.
[Please note extended date (May 31) for submissions on the theme of Time.]
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion
Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Group and the
School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney
Date: 6th – 7th February 2012
Venue: Grace Hotel, Sydney
Confirmed keynote: Professor Gail Jones (Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney); other keynote speakers to be advised.
Abstracts due: 15 August 2011
Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect
We are soliciting previously unpublished articles or essays for an edited collection on the topic of trauma in relation to writing, image and affect. Trauma theory has both widened and deepened its scope since it rose to prominence within Holocaust Studies, while the "affective turn" has produced work of significant value and considerable controversy in multiple disciplines, as well as being an emerging theory within creative practice disciplines. Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect explores the intersections between trauma and affect and the possibilities, potentials and problems of bringing these two theoretical realms together, with a particular focus on their operations in writing and image.
The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.
The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:
- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its third annual prize essay competition, open to all, and which for 2012 will be on the subject of:
AND THE FANTASTIC
This panel will consider the force of digitization and new social media on Marxist theory and practice as well as, conversely, the force of Marxism on digital media theory and practice. What are the challenges, opportunities, and limits of the new social media in transforming the revolutionary subjects and sites of recent social movements, emergent multitudes, and virtual communities that gather strength from and part company with Marxism? How do digital archives, digital scholarship, and digital aesthetic practices in the age of hyper-capitalism advance and constrain the promise of a Marxist future to come?
The Nora Roberts Foundation
are proud to sponsor
Popular Romance in the New Millennium
An International Conference
November 10-11, 2011
Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2011
Keynote address: Professor Mary Bly/NYT Bestseller Eloisa James
The popular romance has come of age.
Almost four decades ago, with the publication of The Flame and the Flower, the boom in North American romance publication began. Three decades ago major critical work on the popular romance began to appear.
Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public
West Point, New York
April 19-21, 2012
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of William Faulkner's historic visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he made one of his last public appearances, the USMA Department of English and Philosophy hosts its second-ever William Faulkner conference. We invite proposals for twenty-minute panel papers, for organized panels, and for roundtable sessions or discussions.
We are seeking submissions for an essay collection on AMC's Mad Men dealing specifically with gender and/or intergenerational identities. Topics can include, but are not limited to: the intersections of sexual, racial and gender identities; representations of childhood; women in the office and/or at home; early second-wave feminism; masculinity and femininity in the culture of advertising; and the relationship between gender or generation in the 1960s and the show's contemporary revisioning of such issues.