Speaking of New York
Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other. Proposals should be 300 words and submitted by 5/15/09 to Marc Muneal, Emory University (email@example.com).
The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan.
RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture
ISSN: 1938-3592, http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/
Volume 3: Immanence / Imminence
Submissions: April thru August, 2009
Publication: November, 2009
Panel at the South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) sponsored by the International Courtly Literature Society.
We seek papers addressing the theme of environment and the natural world in medieval courtly texts. Topics may include, but are not limited to: ecocritical approaches, architecture and space, gardens and loci amoeni, nature vs. nurture debates, fantasy worlds. Please email 250-word abstract by 15 May 2009 to Julie Singer, Assistant Professor of French, Washington University in St. Louis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lois Lowry will be the featured author at this conference on The Wise Child in Literature and Psychoanalysis.
Hemingway's Public Voice: Hemingway Society Affiliated Session
This SAMLA special session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film. We are especially interested in essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We welcome submissions considering independent or popular films. By June 1, 2009, please send 250-word abstracts, institutional affiliations, and contact information via email to Dr.
Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)
Transformative Works and Cultures
editor AT transformativeworks.org
SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS
Sarah Gatson (Gatson AT tamu.edu), Sociology, Texas A&M University,
CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
"Narratives of Community"
Chair: Debbie Lelekis, University of Missouri
The Clearing House, a peer-reviewed journal, publishes material of interest to middle level and high school teachers and administrators, as well as postsecondary education faculty members and their students. The journal contains articles reporting on useful practices, research findings, and experiments. We also publish a limited number of first-person accounts and opinion pieces on controversial issues.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Humanities and Technology Annual Conference
September 24-26, 2009
University of Virginia
Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship
Democracy and democratic citizenship shape and are shaped by technology. Taking the broad approach, this conference invites papers and session proposals bringing insight to the important albeit complicated and intricate relationships among technology, democracy, and citizenship.
The study of the representation of dialects of English in literature is a well-established field, but one that is approached with a range of different goals and methodologies by scholars depending upon their disciplinary background. For literary scholars, for example, the most significant aspects of dialect in literature will often be the narrative, poetic or artistic functions of the dialect. For dialectologists, the accuracy of the literary dialect and its relationship to real-world dialects tends to be the focus. For historians of linguistics, the attitudes expressed in the text, either overtly or covertly, towards different varieties of English are frequently the most interesting elements.
Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)
Joep Leerssen (Amsterdam University)
Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.
2nd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics
Tuesday 10th November - Thursday 12th November 2009
Call for Papers
What makes metal powerful? Is it the power of amplification, the brutality of the music, the violence of its discourse? Is power essential to the core of metal? Is metal a mechanism for the dissemination of power?