In 2006 and 2007 twin events, the creation of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and the mounting of WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, created the sense that the 1970s feminist art movement had finally found its place in the art historical record. But significant lacunae still exist. Contemporary analyses largely focus on individual artists located in major metropolitan areas, particularly the American art centers of New York and Los Angeles or major Western European cities. Consideration of the connections among feminist artists, the movement aspect of the feminist art movement, are quite rare.
EDITIONS BIBLIOTEKOS (a small press operating out of Brooklyn, NY) is now seeking submissions for its anticipated third book, an anthology on the theme of War and Peace (ten years after 9/11). For guidelines, go to www.ebibliotekos.blogspot.com and click on Guidelines. (You can find other information and links there as well.) We have already collected a number of submissions (but have not yet begun the vetting process). Deadline (as per Guidelines) is September 2010. We expect to publish by June 2011.
This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?
From Cotton Mather's *The Angel of Bethesda* to the television drama *House, M.D.*, purveyors of American culture remain preoccupied with the intertwining roles of the physician and the pastor. Mather's assertion that illness is sin and medical cures can be found by cleansing the soul invokes related anxieties about medicine thwarting divine will. Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories of mad scientists and William Wells Brown's condemnation of medical experiments on enslaved Africans speak to the fear of medicine infringing on the dictates of the divine--a tension that continues today as medical dramas pit the "miracles" of Western medical therapeutics against the "wonders" of faith.
Open Call for the
Collection of Papers
– F E S T S C H R I F T –
In Honor of
A Cofounder of Legal Sociology and Legal Ethnology Research
In honor of Valtazar Bogisic, a jurist, ethnologist and a historian and follower of the Savigny historical school of law, The Institute of Comparative Law from Belgrade shall issue a Festschrift which will include studies on law, anthropology, philology-folkloristics as well as the sociology of the family.
This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to investigating the rhetorical elements of homiletics; theology and logology; historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; and controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric.
This panel is interested in examining texts produced by early Diasporic Africans. We are especially interested in eighteenth-century narratives by African Muslims as part of the conception of the Black Atlantic. Papers which employ African-centered theoretical frames are highly encouraged. Please send a 500-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than September 30, 2010. Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information.
ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2011. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2011. For the purposes of this issue, we will define contemporary as post-World War II writing, and we invite submissions on literary works from the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland as well. We are open to a variety of subjects, to include all major genres (fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, memoir). Submissions may focus on canonical writers, such as Heaney or Friel, or less famous writers whose works deserve attention.
This panel will examine early texts by Diasporic Africans as part of the conception of the Black Atlantic. We are especially interested in eighteenth-century narratives produced by early African Muslims. Please send a 500-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (email@example.com). Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information.
The latest issue of Wide Screen - a peer reviewed, open access journal of screen studies - is now online.
Go to: http://widescreenjournal.org/index.php/journal/index
For table of contents go to: http://widescreenjournal.org/index.php/journal/issue/current/showToc
The Rhetoric of Violence in the Early Modern Era
We invite submissions for the 2011 issue of Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir-Shakespearean Afterlives. These might include essays (6000-7000 words including notes) for the issue proper, and review-essays (2-3000 words) or reviews of plays or exhibitions (1000-1500 words) for the issue's supplement L'Oeil du spectateur.
Collection Call for Papers:
Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure
Editors: Dr Hila Shachar and Dr Sophie Sunderland, English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mr Sakamoto said that reading had saved his life. Not mathematics. Not money. Not travel. Reading. At a time, he said, when he felt blasted by images, words had anchored him, secured him, stopped his free-falling plunge into nowhere."
-Gail Jones, Dreams of Speaking (London: Harvill Secker, 2006), p. 132.
SEPARATION AS CONDITION AND AS SOLUTION
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
An interdisciplinary seminar on aspects of separation: race, religion, gender, politics, family and more. Examples include: gender separation in prayer houses and schools; the Berlin Wall; the separation barrier in Israel / Palestine; Jim Crow and Apartheid laws; religious taboos of separation; separation of the sick or disabled.
For further information, please visit: http://www.princeton.edu/~aamihay/sep