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Modernist Transgressions (MLA, 6-9 Jan. 2011, Los Angeles)

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 8:32pm
Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Stanford University

Proposed MLA Special Session (Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011)

Modernist Transgressions

Submission requirements: 500-word abstracts, deadline: 15 March 2010

- Sexual, aesthetic, metaphysical transgression and excess in modernist literature and culture from 1880s-1940s

- theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of transgression and excess in relation to modernity, e.g. in Nietzsche, Wilde, Bataille, Foucault, and others.

Please contact Petra Dierkes-Thrun (pdthrun@stanford.edu).

This special session is contingent upon approval of the MLA program committee.

Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 6:26pm
Regina Bernard & Karanja Keita Carroll

We seek abstracts for a forthcoming anthology. The tentatively titled Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies seeks to investigate the past, present and future of Africana/Black Studies. We seek to highlight the contributions of founding thinkers and contributors to Africana/Black Studies, along with their contemporary counterparts as we both move forward in redefining our field. This new collection of essays intends to provide an intergenerational dialogue as the basis of guidance and direction for the future prospects of Africana/Black Studies.

Topics may include, but are not limited, to the following:

Strategies of Critique XXIV: The Future (TBD) April 9-10, 2010 Deadline for submission February 12, 2010.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 4:49pm
Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought at York University, Toronto, Canada

Strategies of Critique XXIV: The Future (TBD)
Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
York University, Toronto
April 9-10, 2010

"Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure any more..."
– Leonard Cohen, "The Future"

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 3:25pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim
before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

UPDATE - journal issue - The Culture of Cuisine - 4/15/2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 2:31pm
Revista Atenea

The editorial board invites submissions for publication for a special issue (June 2010) on "The Culture of Cuisine. " Essays may address the intersection of cuisine/food/eating with a wide variety of topics
including (but not limited to) taboos, animal rights, ecology, symbolism, the parasite/host relationship, postmodernism, ( post) colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, consumerism, gender, sexuality, identity, and economics. Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines
Deadline for submission for Vol XXX.1 (June 2010): 15 April 2010
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should

[UPDATE] <em>Lucayos</em>- Issue 2- Water

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 1:55pm
The College of the Bahamas, School of English Studies

A journal published by The College of The Bahamas
School of English Studies

This CFP corrects a few minor errors in a previous version.


Lucayos is looking for submissions of papers 20-25 pages in length on art, film, literature and culture of the postcolonial world. The journal also invites submissions of creative pieces, specifically poetry, life writing, essays, and short stories. Submit works in full by March 30, 2010.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE REMINDER Edward Upward -- Essay Collection

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:43pm
Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts is 8 February 2010.***

Spanning nearly eight decades, the work of Edward Upward (b.1903, d. February 2009) is without parallel in English letters. Upward's influence on the literature of the 'Auden generation' (from his quasi-Surrealist Mortmere fantasies to his political stories of the thirties) was outstanding; his life-long commitment to the Communist cause made him the moral authority for left-wing writers from the 1930s onwards. At the same time, Upward's own writings have sometimes been eclipsed by the works of the authors he influenced – most notably W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.