Papers solicited for a collection of essays on the current status of the sublime as a literary, aesthetic, and political category. Many new studies of the sublime have been written in the context of terror as a result of 9/11, and several recent and forthcoming works examine the historical evolution of the sublime. The aim of the collection is to investigate how the Peri Hypsos of Longinus or writings by Burke, Kant, Hegel, de Man, Lyotard, Nancy, Jameson, Badiou, and others inform the current relevance of this category. Is the sublime a "cultural dominant" in a postmodern mediascape of simulation and simulacra or rather an aesthetic "event," in Lyotard's sense? What are some other ways to consider the relevance of the sublime in a post-9/11 world?
Flannery O'Connor as History/Historian
Submissions are currently being accepted for the Flannery O'Connor Society session of the 67th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 28 through the 30th in Fort Worth, TX.
CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)
full name/name of organization
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Creative Writing Club (CWC)
rhetoric and composition
CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts
Call for Webtexts (CFW)
Spatial Praxes: Theories of Space, Place, and Pedagogy, a 2012 summer special issue of Kairos
Guest Editors: Dr. Amy Kimme Hea, Ashley J. Holmes, and Jennifer Haley-Brown
(PDF version for printing can be found at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/14.2/loggingon/spcfw.html)
"Visual Interpretations" - Aesthetics, Methods, and Critiques of Information Visualization in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
May 20-22, 2010 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology/HyperStudio
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We are now accepting submissions for a collection of essays to be potentially published in a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures focusing on the intersections of Animal Studies and American Indian literatures. The proliferation of scholarly attention in the humanities to animals has been evident in the last decade. In 2009, both the journal of the Modern Language Association (PMLA, March issue) and the Chronicle of Higher Education (October issue) gave considerable space to the study of the relationships between human and nonhuman animals.
Topics on American Indian literatures may include but are not limited to:
New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship
English Department, University of Ghent, Belgium, 21-23 September 2010
SOCIETY FOR CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES QUEER CAUCUS MENTORING PROGRAM -- CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
In 2010, the Queer Caucus at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies is piloting a queer mentoring program.
The program pairs early career LGBTQ scholars working in film and
media studies with more experienced scholars who have survived the trials and tribulations of beginning an academic career, and who have kindly volunteered to share some of their wisdom with younger or less experienced queer scholars.
Intensive Bollywood: Media and Nonlinear History in South Asia
Special Issue: South Asian Popular Culture, October 2011
How do we approach the emergence of various media forms? From radio to the mobile phone, from tamashas to Bollywood, different affects and novel perceptions resonate with new media ecologies. These media processes are covered over by a form of criticism that takes the actual media form for history itself. We are interested in returning criticism to the nonlinear field of potentiality from which these actual media forms emerge. The dominance of Hindi-Urdu cinema in South Asian media studies has shaped popular cultural criticism, to the point of often occluding this history.
"Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity"
Monday, August 23rd – Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Yale University, New Haven, CT
The International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA) is a newly formed professional association, which aims to represent scholars and intellectuals engaged in the study of antisemitism across the globe regardless of school of thought, scientific approach, academic discipline or ideological view. Created to advance knowledge pertaining to the origins and manifestations of antisemitism, IASA recognizes the aspirations of scholars in all disciplines.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education
Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education
Virtuosity is a new, blind peer-reviewed e-journal focusing on distance education, hybrid learning and teaching experiences. As a third party service provider dedicated to serving educational institutions and their virtual world needs, Education Services Management Group has assembled a number of virtual world educators and administrators to serve as editors and peer reviewers for an audience of virtual teachers, administrators, and students. The journal is expected to publish quarterly, beginning on the 15th day of April. Therefore, we are soliciting pieces for this new, ongoing education e-journal with a rolling deadline.
Popular fictions: selling culture?
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2010
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
We welcome papers considering popular narratives or cultural practices across any media (film, television, graphic novel, radio, print, cartoons and other narrative art, online), historical period and genre.
Topics for this conference might include, but are not limited to:
Rock On': women, ageing and popular music investigates a series of increasingly important issues for popular music studies relating to age and performance. The book comprises of a collection of essays which focus on influential women performers and explores the ways that their ageing has impacted on their performance strategies, star persona and their relationships with audiences and the popular music press. These aspects amplify and intersect with issues of genre, sexuality, and race that are at the heart of academic studies of popular music artists.
The main subject of the meeting will be the study of female migration. We would like to propose to open an space for the reflexion on both the relevance of female migration as an autonomous process within the general frame of historical migratory processes, especially overseas, and the supposed "invisibility" that still afects the knowledge of this important chapter. Actually, there have been some degree of misunderstanding, and even unknownness, on the role played by women in the development of migrations, from the very first moment of taking the decision of migrate, to the processes of adaptation and integration in the host society, as well as their role in the transmission of ethnic features as language, religion or customs from the Old country.
Call for papers :
The foreignness of foreigners: cultural representations of Otherness in Britain (17th-20th centuries)
An international conference to be held at Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, in Lille (France) on 17 and 18 March 2011.
Keynote Speakers: Professor Linda Colley, Princeton University and Professor Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook.