Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3
AEQ is calling for papers on the following special section.
* What is culture? How important is it in teaching literature?
*Can language be considered culture?
*Can a teacher/professor of literature keep his/her culture inside the classroom, and influence the process of teaching? Can a classroom be an environment to carry out one's philosophical teachings about culture?
Or, can the classroom remain void of culture?
*Can culture influence what kind of literary genres are produced/ published?
*How does literature convey culture?
*Can local/foreign culture in literature help in (re)shaping identity?
Academic Exchange Quarterly
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.
This session invited papers on poetry or poetics by April 5, 2010. Check pamla.org for details about the PAMLA annual conference. Submit proposals through the website or directly to me. I'll need a title, a forty-word abstract, and an informal description of the paper.
Papers on any of the works of William Shakespeare are invited for presentation at the eighteenth annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium, to be held on the campus of California State University at Fullerton, on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2010. Submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. Papers must be no longer than 20 minutes of reading time and are to be submitted, via e-mail attachment (in MSWord or Word-compatible, please), to Symposium Co-ordinator Prof. Kay Stanton, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions will be Monday, April 19, 2010.
7th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death:
Care, Dying and the End of Life
Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic
Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris
The second annual GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010.
This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.
For the "Call for Papers" and other information about the symposium, see www.shawsociety.org/SummerSymposium-2010.htm. Deadline for both abstracts and ISS Travel Grant applications is April 15, 2010. Send questions to ISS Webmaster, Professor Richard Dietrich, at email@example.com. For the performance schedule at The Shaw Festival, see www.shawfest.com. The ISS homepage is www.shawsociety.org.
Call for Papers:
The Enkidu Summer Conference 2010: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
México City, 28 July - 2, Augst 2010
Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 20. April, 2010
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian
Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.
The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.
The journal publishes creative work in genres: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.
We seek submission of scholarly papers including: literary criticism, interdisciplinary scholarship, comparative literature,
critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.
We also accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, and graphic art and photographs.
Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.
1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide
Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
The conference seeks to examine and explore why it is people choose, quite deliberately, to end their own lives – or why it is that people value death more than they value life. Biological, mental, medical, social, economic, religious and other factors will be considered along with an assessment of the contexts within which acts of suicide take place. The 'meaning' of suicide will assessed, particularly in relation to narrative, cultural, and existential influences.
Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:
For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim
before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."
American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010
More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise Lost, and this is undoubtedly true…The form is often used as a way of acting out the consequences of a theological doctrine….Extraterrestrials have taken the place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback.
—Margaret Atwood, "Why We Need Science Fiction"