In the past decades digital technologies, new media art, Web 2.0 practices, cybertextualities, and electronic archives have become inescapable presences in the field of knowledge/s and the "unprecedented complexity of the digital", in Arthur Kroker's terms, is increasingly changing the very nature of our ways of processing information, theories, cultures, relationships.
The 19th METU British Novelists Conference
12-13 December 2011
Contact name: Hülya Yıldız
This is a regularly held series of international conferences dedicated to British novelists and their works. Scholarly papers on any aspect of Kazuo Ishiguro and his works will be considered. Very friendly and focused atmosphere. Proposals (about 250 words) for 20-minute presentations should be sent to email@example.com by September 12 2011. Please include name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
Call for Manuscripts
New Book Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism
General Editors: Erin Kenny (Drury University, U.S.A.) and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)
LIT Verlag (Berlin, Münster, Vienna, London) is accepting book-length manuscripts and proposals from scholars in gender studies, postcolonial theory, feminist anthropology, cultural geography, literary theory, critical theory, and other interdisciplinary fields, and especially seeks projects that offer new theoretical insights and/or grounded empirical research that contribute to the emerging field of transnational feminism.
* CALL FOR PAPERS *
* AINTEC 2011 *
* 7th Asian Internet Engineering Conference *
* Nov. 9-11, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand *
* http://www.interlab.ait.ac.th/aintec2011 *
David Rosen, in Power, Plain English, and the Rise of Modern Poetry, proclaims that "Modern poetry was never young." Can any similar claims be made for the Modernist novel? Is Modernism, conscious of the long cultural past that it draws on, symbolically "old"? This panel will explore the way that modernist authors take up the position of maturity or old age in order to confront their cultural inheritance. How does the older subject, steeped in the past herself, deal with the metaphorical and literal inheritances that connect the Modernist period with what came before? Is the mature subject in Modernist works world-weary, marked by conservatism and the renunciation of new possibilities?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Negritud: Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos
Léon Gontran DAMAS: A Thorough Negritude
Born on March, 28th, 1912, the Martinico-Guyanese Négritude thinker and poet, Léon Gontran Damas, is the one idea man of Négritude whose works is overlooked. Indeed, only a handful of academic analyses can be found on his writing and contribution to Négritude. Yet, Damas is the very first one of the three Négritude Fathers – Damas, Césaire and Senghor – to ever have published works magnifying the Négritude's ideas. Additionally, the intensity of his poetry is the element which makes of Négritude a poignantly thorough poetic and political revolutionary movement.
Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Avant-Gardes
20-22 April 2012, Yale University
Marie-José Mondzain, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Robert S. Nelson, Yale University
8th Biennial MESEA Conference The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas 13–16 June 2012
Blanquerna School of Communication, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
Call for Papers Media and Mediated Performances of Ethnicity
The paper proposal deadline for RMMLA has passed, but one more presenter is needed for the Science Fiction Literature and Film panel. Consider the following topics relevant to SCIENCE FICTION:
posthumanism, utopia/dystopia, cyberculture, adaptation, postcolonial sci-fi, technology, steam punk, gender, sexuality, apocalypse, othering, ecocriticism, archetypes, the hero's journey, identity, time travel, film & television, etc.
Don't feel limited by the topics above; ALL science fiction proposals will be considered. Send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th.
Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction. Deadline Extended: Please submit proposals by April 15th.
The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
We invite scholars to join us in the consideration of the intriguing issue of alternative voices through examples from the field of Anglo-American literature, linguistic and cultural studies. We suggest addressing various alternative processes and techniques outside the traditional mainstream in general, alternative styles in literature, alternative genres, a variety of subcultures existing along the fringes of mainstream culture, alternative theories, alternative education practices, etc, as well as the processes involved in the creation of a non-conformist, avant-garde, forward-thinking voices, finally addressing to what extent it is possible to be independent on the norm.
19th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
KAZUO ISHIGURO AND HIS WORK
To be held on 12th-13th December 2011
Middle East Technical University
We invite you to send your 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers
Deadline for proposals: 12 September 2011
For queries and further information contact
With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts within national states.
L'Inde des Anglais, l'Inde des Français, regards croisés
15–16 September 2011, Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordiale, Château d'Hardelot, France [Near Eurostar Calais-Fréthun]
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Korean Popular Culture panel for the 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
The Korean Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from October 14-16, 2011.
Although I am interested in essays focusing on all facets of Korean Popular Culture, I seek special consideration toward more recent Korean films and media. In addition to any other prescient topics that you wish to explore and analyze, topics considering any of the following topics would be especially welcomed.