Guest Editor: Fang-mei Lin
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2009
We seek essays of 4,000 to 8,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of writer-actor-director-comedian Terry Gilliam. For decades Gilliam has been a leading film auteur, both a comic and a social critic, and a historical, critical survey of his work is needed. While he has never wholly departed from his Monty Python roots, he has forged his own distinct vision. Gilliam cinematically creates worlds that are AT once familiar AND unwelcome. He triumphs the mundane and the absurd. His anachronistic and off-kilter vision consistently throws off our ability to find a stable or common foundation on which to ground our approach to his films.
The Third Joyce Graduate Conference: 22-23 January 2010
University College Dublin, Ireland (in association with Università di Roma Tre)
Ireland and Italy
I'm seeking scholars interested in forming a panel on postcolonialism and human rights for the conference "What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say" at the University of York, UK, 3-5 July 2010, in partnership with the University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University.
This panel will examine the construction and deconstruction of truth and lie as they shape multiple realities in the texts Blackbird, Lolita, and Doubt. Whose perceptions of reality are privileged when constructions of reality clash? When/how do perceptions of sexual intimacy transform into accusations of abuse? In what ways does the trajectory of age impact formations of reality from memory? Please send 250--500 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF or Word files please.
Dr. Cathy E. Fagan
Nassau Community College
Bradley Hall//Room 8
1 Education Drive
Garden City, New York 11530
CALL FOR PAPERS:
GENERATION X AND THE ACADEMY
We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X And The Academy. Generation X faculty from all disciplines are welcomed to submit abstracts.
All topics will be considered; however, essays that examine personal experiences be they issues of race, marriage, divorce, sexuality , religion, life in the academy, life post academia, personal politics and disabilities are particularly welcomed.
Critical Perspectives on the Twilight Saga, Edited by Maggie Parke and Natalie Wilson
Apologies for Cross-posting.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on the themes and films of Claire Denis. As Denis' films are rich in subject matter, story, theme and contemporary concerns, the preference is for a cross-disciplinary perspective, which may include film studies but does not have to concentrate solely on or derive from it.
[Apologies for any cross-posting]
CFP: Medieval Urban Life: New Ideas and New Contexts
8th Annual Graduate Conference on Medieval
Studies, Purdue University, West
Lafayette, Indiana, Feb. 5-6, 2010.
Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2010 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 - April 3
Deadline: 15 December 2009
The 2010 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.
The seventh annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference @ the Digital Edge November 5-7, 2009 (http://www.idmaa.org/idmaa2009/) has extended its submission deadline for abstracts (500 words maximum) for presentation and/or discussion about innovations and challenges pushing the edge of digital media and art.
Call for Papers: Victorian Literature and Science
Call for Papers, Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Rhetoric and Composition for our 41st annual conference. Papers in this area will draw on the conference theme "Voices." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly.
General Conference Theme: Voices
In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Voices.