The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?
The Fifth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Ludi Civitatis: the Church, the Court, and the Citizens
'Civilization arises and unfolds in and as play' (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens). In civic entertainment, 'play' constitutes the primary formative element in human culture that affords and sustains common interest and amusement. Texts produced in the classical, medieval and the Renaissance periods document how the Church, the Court, and the citizens devise their 'play' in triumphal entries, court entertainment, civic festivals, religious rituals, processions, drama, music and dance.
The act of the journey ("to go from home to a distance") and migration signify the basic need of humanity to explore and in all cultures memories of the journey in its various forms represent important aspects of society, history, and culture in all of its aspects and dimensions. Records of travel, exile and return, and (im)migration and their perception are elements of culture including aspects of ideological, personal and/or group formation, artistic and/or historical representation, and the social imagery. Travel and the journey represent the basic human characteristic of curiosity and patterns of migration involve social, political, and cultural tensions emanating from basic needs of cultural, economic, political, etc., existence.
We are looking for submissions for a panel on "Nature and Violence in Representations of the Urban World" within the annual conference of the English Department of the University of Bucharest, titled: "Tales of War: Expressions of Conflict and Reconciliation" (conference website: http://www.english-unib.ro/events.html). The conference is scheduled to take place June 2-4, 2011 and will be hosted by the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest, Romania.
Vol 3, No 1, January 2011
Ever since 'art' was separated from 'science', controversies and doubts have baffled human mind as to whether 'art' should at all be viewed as a separate sphere of study and practice, whether or not the two spheres share some common characteristics, whether science and art influence each other, and so on. In the next issue (Vol 3, No 1, January 2011) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, we seek to explore the interdisciplinary relationship between science and art. Possible topics for discussions are given below. But we are open to suggestions of inclusion of other relevant topics under the theme.
The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.
For a collection of essays tentatively entitled "The Folklore of Resistance," I am seeking papers showing how marginalized groups utilize expressive culture, broadly defined, to define and assert themselves against existing power systems. I will entertain essays with any theoretical bent, but I am looking for resolutely empirical studies in which theory illuminates rather than swamping the data. Please send 250 word abstracts to email@example.com.
The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock and Doug Rice
"The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order."—Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish
Environmental pollution is considered the most important threat to human being and other creature lives. Every day at different places, thousands of various types of pollutants and chemicals from different sources are exposed to the environment. These sources include industries, vehicles, and even human activities like cooking. Pollutants affect different environmental resources such as air, water, soil, and generate serious danger to the ecosystem. These encountered problems require immediate scientific attention to find appropriate and cost effective solutions.
The International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (International ASET) and the University of Ottawa are pleased to organize the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications. As globalization leads to increasing interaction among regions and peoples of the world, it is important to encourage multi-disciplinarity in emerging scientific topics such as nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, even though rapidly growing, is still in its infancy and has given rise to numerous novel applications for the solution of many current problems.
Call for Papers
for the Nineteenth Annual
California State University Shakespeare Symposium
May 5-6, 2011
California State University, Stanislaus
Keynote Speaker: Professor Frances Dolan, University of California, Davis
Proposal submission deadline extended to: January 20th, 2011
Conference hotel: Candlewood Suites
1000 Powers Court
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: (209) 250-1501
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL) invites papers for Feminist Studies in English Literature (FSEL), volume 19, number 1.
I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, firstname.lastname@example.org
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I'm seeking papers exploring the influence of such writers as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf on the contemporary literary landscape for a panel on Modernism and 21st Century Literature. The panel will take place at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference is scheduled for October 6-8, 2011. Please email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to: