The 2010 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) conference is to be held at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 13-14, 2010 (that's a Saturday and Sunday). The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (an affiliated organization with PAMLA) is seeking papers from anyone (not just SCSSAWW members) on early to nineteenth-century American women writers who have in some way engaged with romantic aspects/depictions of colonialism in the Pacific Rim. We're treating the Pacific Rim quite broadly to include any nation or territory that borders the Pacific Ocean, and the deadline to submit abstracts to www.pamla.org is April 5, 2010.
Special Session: "Servants and the Text"
This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance(s). In what ways do the vocabulary, contexts, connotations, and purposes of these forms converge and/or diverge? How can we stimulate a productive conversation between them?
All manner of approaches and topics are welcome. Presenters may perform close readings of philosophical or literary texts or may engage exclusively with philosophy or literary theory.
LITERA, Journal of Western Languages and Literatures, is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University. It was founded in 1954 as an annual and multilingual publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Istanbul University. After a long interval LITERA appeared as a refereed journal in 2004 with the publication of its 16th issue. As a biannual journal, LITERA features academic articles in English and Turkish in the fields of literature, arts and culture in general. Multidisciplinary approaches that focus on or include discussions of non-Western literatures and cultures are also encouraged.
Call for Papers
Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms
April 23-24, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the departments of English, Philosophy, and Art History, and with support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations for our annual graduate student conference, this year themed "Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms."
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US:
Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Ecologies of Place
Globalization & Natural Resources
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Watersheds & Boundaries
Literature of Exploration:
The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!
Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.
The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.
The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."
Call for Papers
In her essay, "I am not a woman writer", Toril Moi argues that the subject of the woman writer has disappeared from feminist theory. Moi recalls how, in_A Room of One's Own_, Virginia Woolf famously asks women to write androgynously and how Simone de Beauvoir reminds us that, in "a sexist society, man is the One, she is the Other" (Moi 264). In the 1970s and 1980s, écriture féminine and the subject of women's writing were very popular, but Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Roland Barthes contributed to the rejection of the importance of an author's gender. The question of the gendered author becomes even more complicated with Judith Butler's concept of gender being a performative act. Recently, novelist Rachel Cusk argues (The Guardian 12 Dec.
Call for Papers - Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the third issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2010. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods.
Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.
Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives. CLTL sentences criminal offenders to a series of literature seminars instead of traditional probation. Studies have confirmed that program graduates are half as likely to commit additional crimes than their counterparts in the justice system.
Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan
*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture
"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us." -- Nicolas de Chamfort