September 9-10, 2011
University of Delaware
September 9-10, 2011
Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together
scholars from across the humanities to investigate the centrality of
theories of "life" to twentieth and twenty-first century theory and
cultural production. In fields as diverse as vitalism, feminism,
animal studies, political theory, aesthetics and psychoanalysis,
presenters will highlight how the humanities investigates the
ontological properties and ethical imperatives of life.
Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, UC-Berkeley English: "The Career of
Living Things is Continuous"
Soliciting papers exploring connections between war and comedy; how war, soldiers and violence have been represented through comic language or form. Medieval to Modern.
Please send 300-word abstracts and a brief CV to warcomedyMLA@gmail.com by March 13 2011. Subject to MLA review.
Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention. Although this is currently an open topic, proposals which examine various aspects and effects of wartime traumas and/or traumatic memories are particularly welcome.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org) at The George Washington University, by March 01, 2011. Receipt will be acknowledged, and notifications will be sent by March 15.
Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University
THACKERAY IN TIME, 1811-2011 Call for Papers
School of English, University of Leeds
Saturday 1st October 2011
Professor Judith Fisher (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas), author of Thackeray's Skeptical Narrative and the 'Perilous Trade' of Authorship (2002)
Professor Richard Pearson (National University of Ireland, Galway), author of W.M. Thackeray and the Mediated Text (2000)
'Beauty can be a double-edged sword – as capable of destabilizing
rigid conventions and restrictive behavioural models as it is of
reinforcing them.' --Eleanor Heartney (2000)
SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)
South Central Modern Language Association
October 27-29, 2011
Hot Springs, Arkansas
The regular session on Literary Criticism and Theory invites papers on an open topic. Send 500 word abstracts or papers to Robert Azzarello (email@example.com) by March 28, 2011.
Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.
Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.
This proposed panel will consist of three 20 min papers (8 pages double spaced) or four 15 minute (6 pages double spaced) papers. Successful abstracts will explore the ways in which representations of inventors, inventing and inventions both scientific and magical in YAL/children's fiction and non-fiction (including picture books and films) are depicted. Theoretical approaches and readings are encouraged and mere close readings of the texts in question are discouraged.