The Asian American Studies Series encompasses studies on all aspects of the Asian American experience, and we are committed to expanding the traditions of knowledge within the field to address vast Asian American epistemologies, communities, activities, and practices. We are looking for work which explores various facets of a transnational perspective including for example: diaspora, displacement and migratory identities, cultural hybridity, transculturation, comparative race studies, contemporary community issues, immigration politics, nationalisms, and representation. While seeking the highest standards of scholarship, this series is committed to interdisciplinary and cross cultural scholarship.
The Postcolonial Studies Series explores the enormous variety and richness in postcolonial culture and transnational literatures. The series publishes work which explores various facets of the legacy of colonialism including: imperialism, nationalism, representation and resistance, neocolonialism, diaspora, displacement and migratory identities, cultural hybridity, transculturation, exile, and geographical and metaphorical borderlands. This series does not define its attentions to any single place, region, or disciplinary approach, and we consider books informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives.
4TH INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE, 6-9 JUNE 2010, AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND
"Kei muri i te awe kapara he tangata ke - Behind the tattoed face a stranger stands: Recognising, engaging, understanding difference"
Tena koutou katoa! Nga Pae o te Maramatanga is proud to announce the opening of online registrations for its 2010 conference; www.traditionalknowledge2010.ac.nz
Soliciting graduate student essays that compare at least two literary texts from different linguistic traditions as well as short poetry translations for online journal. Deadline: March 1st. (Also see: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~clsa/portals/index2.html)
We welcome proposals that explore folklore, folklife, or traditional forms of expression. Papers may include, but are not limited to, examinations of oral traditions, music, material culture, folk festivals, ritual, dance, and folklore collectors. Proposals that investigate literary, filmic, or other interpretations of folklore are also welcome.
Please send a brief proposal (250 words) to Emily Kader (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 15, 2010.
Call for Papers (international conference, Université du Maine, Le Mans, France, 14-16 October 2010)
"Poets and Publishers : Circulating Avant-Garde Poetry (1945-2010)"
In the second half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st, the material conditions of avant-garde poetry's circulation have come to the attention of critics. With the development of reader-response theory, research about the poets' ways of informing the larger public of their experiments has come to encompass technical considerations, economic, social and political preoccupations. Small presses–not the vanity presses of former times–thus became the laboratories of the publishing world, picking up on the latest avant-garde movements.
Graduate Student Conference, Rhetoric, Race, and Readers
24th of April 2010 at Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Reading as a social and cultural activity enmeshes reader and text in an exchange that requires both compromise and collaboration. As graduate students, we are expected to apply critical theory to the texts we read with objectivity, but we recognize that as readers we bring our experiences and acquired social constructs to our reading. We are interested in exploring the conversation that results when reader and text come from different racial or cultural backgrounds or when a text expands what Jauss terms the reader's "horizon of expectation" with regard to race, racial boundaries, and cultural attitudes toward race.
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR BLACK CAMERA: An International Film Journal: A SPECIAL ISSUE on "SEXUALITY AND EROTICISM IN BLACK FILM, CINEMA AND VIDEO (Deadline: 4/5/10)
Black Camera invites submissions for a special issue on "Sexuality and Eroticism in Black Film, Cinema, and Video" to be published in Fall 2010.
Black Camera is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study and documentation of the Black cinematic experience and is the only scholarly film journal of its kind in the United States.
For a proposed panel for the MLA Annual Convention,
Los Angeles, CA, 6-9 January 2011.
Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2010
From the prehistoric cave paintings at Foz Coa, Portugal, to "Duke, the Dog Priest" ("O Cachorro Padre"),Domicio Coutinho's recent novel set in Brazilian New York, man's best friend has frequently been depicted in the cultural production of the Portuguese speaking world. This panel will examine the various representation of dogs and the canine in all art forms from across the Lusophone world.
One page abstracts and brief bio statement by March 15, 2010.
Paper proposals are invited for a panel at the 2011 MLA conference in Los Angeles on the topic of "Forms of Social Failure." In what ways have narratives explored the interarticulation of individual and social failure? When has failure become a formal device for representing an uneven, unequal, or otherwise problematic social world? What historical moments seem unusually preoccupied with social or political failure? Under what conditions might failure say more than success?
The conference organisers invite proposals for papers which privilege the analysis of artistic, social, political or cultural flashpoints in the English-Speaking world.
Please note that the deadline for submissions of proposals for this conference (to be held on 19th -20th May, 2010) has been extended to 31st March, 2010. Please see the website for further information: http://www.nuigalway.ie/english/chaucer_at_galway.html
Call for Papers
2010 ELLAK Global Conference on "Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World in English: Crossing Borders and Building Bridges in Glocal and Transcultural Contexts, " 2-4 December 2010, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea (Abstracts due April 1, 2010)
Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical/experimental perspectives that influenced the form and content of the modernist (contemporary and past) arts and literature.