UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century theatre and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.
Panels now forming on topics related to California Culture: literature, ethnography, film, pop culture, folk culture, history and historical figures, art, artifacts, photography, industries, geography, archeology, journalism, etc. If it has to do with California, we're interested! Native and Hispanic Cultures in California; California in literature or literature from Californians; California in film, television, recordings, etc.; Car culture, celebrity culture, beat and hip culture, folklore, the list goes on and on.
Xicano, Indigenous, and Working-Class communities across the continent are finding new ways to combat and resist the increasing encroachment of global capitalism. While much lip service is paid to the idea of democracy, what we actually see is an increasing intolerance for the basic principles of citizen participation. From simple electoral participation to more complex practices of community development and political organization, most "citizens" do not even possess the basic skills for active participation in a representational Democracy. We have to ask ourselves why?
The growing area of (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture focuses on the cultural significance of motorized transport (cars, motorcycles, scooters, or buses) and roads, ranging from the study of road stories in all forms of media (videogames, films, TV, fiction) to the role of car culture in identity formation to transportation politics and urban history. Join us on Route 66 for vibrant, interdisciplinary investigations of the ongoing popularity of narratives of autonomy and mobility, emerging pedagogy in this area, new methodologies for studying road and map histories, and the impact of digital tools on road stories, images, travel, networking, and scholarship. Our goal is to leave the conference with an anthology project in hand.
This panel, to be proposed for the C19 Conference at Penn State, will examine Irving's place in literary history. Irving is often understood as "anticipating" the work of several authors, and that is, of course, one approach that proposals might take. However, we also seek alternative views—we might ask how Irving synthesizes American literary production before 1807, how he links traditions before and after the War of 1812, how he forms a transnational connection with literary traditions in England, Germany, Spain, and Latin America, or his relationship to the rest of the Knickerbocker literary matrix.
All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference. The organization is interdisciplinary and the conference offers an opportunity to work across and within traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York
Call for Papers
Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010
Scholars are invited to submit their work on the linguistic study of the comic arts. The essays in this edited collection will focus on the ways that linguistic codes function in comics.
Any aspect of linguistic theory and analysis is welcome, and all submissions should appeal to both comics scholars and linguists. All forms of comics will be considered: graphic novels, comic strips, comic books, on-line comics, videos, etc.
Scholarship in non-English and multilingual comics is especially encouraged.
1. Abstracts of 400-500 words accepted. Papers of 5000-8000 words, including notes and bibliography, accepted.
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Canada has been engaged in war in Afghanistan since 2002. Many soldiers have returned from the battle field with the invisible wounds of psychological trauma. This trend seems destined to continue.
"Christianity and the Detective Story"
March 5-7, 2010
Pace University, New York, NY
Featured Speaker: Ralph McInerny, author of the Father Dowling mysteries.
Proposals for academic papers on the topic of "Christianity and the Detective Story" or any topic related to the intersection of mystery and theology are due by October 1, 2009. Work by creative writers is also welcome. Send proposals to Dr. Walter Raubicheck, Chair/English at Pace University, 41 Park Row, New York, NY 10038 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org