How did the nineteenth century conceive, construct, and represent the physical world? In what ways did nature as an ideology and/or material reality shape the nineteenth century? How did the nineteenth century understand the relation of human beings to nature?
The 2011 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference invites proposals that investigate any aspect of this topic from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including and/or integrating Literature, History, Science, Art History, Environmental Studies, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, Economics, and Theology.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
• human nature
• animal nature
• plant nature
Due to a thinner-than-expected stack of submissions for our "19th Century British Literature" call for papers, we have decided to expand this issue into a general issue. Papers on British topics will receive preference, and will be placed in a seperate section. If you are working on interesting, well-written essays in any Language or Literature fields, please send us the submission, as soon as possible, hopefully before our October 30th deadline. We have begun the peer-review process, and plan to publish the issue in December 2010. Please send a query to the Editor, Anna Faktorovich (Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), if you have questions about your idea.
Send abstracts for papers by December 10, 2010 on any Shaw-related topic for the 2011 CDC in Los Angeles on March 24-26. Send via attachment a 250 word abstract (with title) & CV to "Tony Stafford" , , or by mail to Dr. Tony Stafford, Department of English, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79912. Information about the conference may be obtained from Kevin Wetmore at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or see below:
35th Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 December 2010
Call for Papers
21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL VIRGINIA WOOLF CONFERENCE
University of Glasgow
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2011
"BUT, you may say" (A Room of One's Own)
"her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things" (To the Lighthouse)
Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Rosi Braidotti,
Marina Warner, Pat Waugh, Michael Whitworth
- Proposals for papers are invited addressing any aspect of Woolf studies, and treating the contradictory as mode and/or theme.
- Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: November 22nd
Open Call for Articles
The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our Fall 2010 issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.
"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"
Participants are being sought for paper sessions or discussion panels on Literary/Historical Mash-ups and Remixes in the Fantastic for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
The focus of ICFA 32 is on the humorous and ridiculous in the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be equally welcome. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.
Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________
Post-secular critics are currently challenging the theory that the rise of historical empiricism, as a mode of thought, replaced religious belief and praxis. According to theorist Benedict Anderson, the seventeenth century ushered in a break between a religious cosmology and history, creating a need to link fraternity, power, and time in new ways. Nationalism, an ideology that links subjective identity to a history unfolding in "homogeneous, empty time," filled this need. New literary genres like the novel presented stories that occurred in the time and space of the nation, offering readers a means of identifying as members of a community with a common, secular history.
Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd
10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association
University of Heidelberg, Germany
2nd - 5th August 2011
LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK SERIES: CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS
CONTEMPORARY ANARCHIST STUDIES
In association with the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American Anarchist Studies Network, and AK Press
This new book series, the first peer-reviewed English-language series in anarchist studies by a major international academic publisher, seeks to promote the study of anarchism as a framework for understanding and acting on the most pressing problems of our times. To this end, we invite proposals for original manuscripts that exemplify cutting edge, socially engaged scholarship bridging theory and practice, academic rigour and the insights of contemporary activism.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:
Suburbs, Representation and Innovation
Kingston University, United Kingdom, 17-18 June 2011
Call for Papers
35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,
May 23rd – 29th, 2011
East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization
All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome.
※Deadline for Submissions: 15 October, 2010
For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info
The Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on February 24-25th, 2011.
Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011