Studies of one or more of the short stories in Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara will be considered for a new volume in the Dialogue series of literary studies published by Rodopi Press Amsterdam / New York, under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The series offers new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative readings and approaches to classic texts (those which have received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental Literature). The major goal of the series is to open the door to voices which are already silenced by the selective nature of academic presses and to encourage new approaches and insights that will both enliven the text and promote further discussion of the work in question.
2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of _Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture_ (2002)
The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.
This panel takes two basic, but seemingly contradictory, points as its foundation for discussion: that the usual genealogies of sentimentalism through Enlightened thought (Shaftsbury, Hume, Smith) may not be fully adequate, and that studies of sentimentalism which treat religion as a secondary category (if at all) may be a result of defining religion as a set of beliefs or ideas rather than experiences or what has been termed "lived religion." This panel embraces both these approaches—-the history of ideas and the study of daily experience—-to suggest alternative understandings of early American sentimentalism and religion.
Call for Contributions
Re-Visions aims to critically analyze discourses in which subject-matters and themes enter prospective fields of research and grow in complexity, mutate and change in conceptual, theoretical and cultural frameworks. We invite papers considering concepts such as seeing (what others can't), the gaze, vision(s), the visual, revising, re-applying, re-interrogating and all other possible interpretations of the title Re-visions in relation to contributors' own research. Subjects might include but are not limited to:
• How ideas and meanings re-appear or are re-shaped according to chronological and cultural circumstances
• How concepts are politicized when revised
• How vision regenerates past discourses
Professor Ian Buchanan, Cardiff University & Professor Patricia Pisters, University of Amsterdam
. Law and literature, and the visual
Martin A. Kayman, Cardiff University, U.K.
Panel Title: Translating "Controversial" Arabic Literature
Conference: International Federation of Translators XIX World Congress: Bridging Cultures, San Francisco, CA, August 1-4, 2011
This panel explores all aspects of gender and sexuality in Asian American literature and film. Topics can include but are not limited to: women, femininity and family; racialization and minority experience; intimacy and heteronormativity; disability and belonging; diasporas and global migrations of ideas, people, objects; representations of cities, the land and environment; queer Asian America; new media, terror and the spectre of "Asia"; masculinity and citizenship. The desire of the panel is to instigate new conversations about how difference-of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, etc.- marks the cultural and historical production of Asian/American subjectivity and community.
The University of Glasgow's journal eSharp invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue. For Issue 16, Politics & Aesthetics , we will welcome articles which engage with issues of the politics of (re)presentation, as well as those investigating the (re)presentation of politics. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and early career authors within one year of graduation.
Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910
A One-Day Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Warwick, Saturday 22nd January, 2011
It has become increasingly difficult to conceive of our culture as following a dialectical progression from a shared past into a collective future, whether utopian or dystopian. We find ourselves instead at a point at which "The Future," a key concept in all branches of Western thought, creativity and experience, is replaced by myriad "Futures" of immediate relevance and consequence. How is our relationship to the future changing, and how do we actualise these potential futures?
The editors of antiTHESIS are seeking papers exploring the concept of futures to be published in Volume 21 of the journal. Graduate students and researchers from all disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences are invited to submit.
PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication
Volume 3 Issue 1 (March 2011)
Media coverage and the election 'race'
30 August, 2010: Abstracts/Proposals due (500-800 words)
11 October, 2010: Full Papers due (6,000-8,000 words, including 200 word abstracts and six keywords)