Call for Papers
21st Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 27-30, 2010
San Francisco, CA
The Constance Fenimore Woolson Society welcomes papers on any aspect of Woolson and her contemporaries.
Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
-the theme of nature
-Nineteenth-Century magazine culture
-comparative readings of Woolson's and any other contemporary author's work
Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Melanie Scriptunas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Extended deadline for submissions: 15 January 2010.
Call for Papers
"Fearful Symmetry": Thinking through Dualities
Keynote Speaker: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University
Stony Brook Manhattan
Saturday, February 20, 2010
"Otherness is a fundamental category of human thought. Thus it is that no group ever sets itself up as the One without at once setting up the Other over against itself."
~ Simone de Beauvoir, _The Second Sex_
The Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences touching on the following theme:
Making Disappearing Women Appear: Representing the Maquiladoras Murders
Panel Proposal for the American Studies Association 2010 Conference: "Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century," November 18-21, 2010 San Antonio, Texas
The irony of creatures with no reflection becoming such a pervasive reflection of modern culture pleases in a dark way. Since their animation out of folk materials in the nineteenth century, by Polidori, as Varney and in Le Fanu and Stoker, vampires have been continually reborn in modern culture. They have stalked texts from Marx's image of the leeching capitalist, through Pater's Lady Lisa of tainted knowledge, to the multifarious incarnations in contemporary fictions in print and on screen. They have enacted a host of anxieties and desires, shifting shape as the culture they are brought to life in itself changes form.
Happy new year! Please consider submitting a proposal for one of the four panels sponsored by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies for the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco in May 2010.
"Asian American Literature: Ambivalent Precursors"
Chair: Merton Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Caught in the Act: Performance and Performativity is an interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held April 17th at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Subject: New e-journal, Caribbean Vistas ( a forum for the artistic presentation and critical review of Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch West Indies Caribbean Literatures, Arts and Cultures)
From: email@example.com (Caribbean Arts and Cultures Symposium)
Date: Monday, January 4, 2010 (EST)
From: Dr. Emily Allen Williams, Editor
CARIBBEAN VISTAS: CRITIQUES OF CARIBBEAN ARTS AND CULTURES