"Institutional Woolf" will address Virginia Woolf's paradoxical relationship to academic institutions in her fiction, prose, and posthumous status in the canon. Please send 250 word abstracts by March 1, 2011 to Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org. This International Virginia Woolf Society panel will appear in the MLA program.
Special Session: Pre and Post Modern Narratives
The convergences of pre- and post modern narrative form, with special attention to the meta-narrative self-consciousness and play which unites early fiction from Europe and the east (Chaucer, Boccaccio, Dante, 1,001 Nights) with such 'postmodern' writers as Calvino, Borges, Rushdie, Eco, Pamuk, Saramago—themselves careful readers of premodern narratives. Possible pre & post comparative topics include: the precarious status of the author; the inscribed role of readers; unreliable and shifting narrators; the figuring of 'the premodern' within postmodern narratives, and other forms of pre- and postmodern intertextuality; the medievalism of modern narrative theory.
Leo Bersani's 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory. The book as a whole, and Bersani's chapter "The Jamesian Lie" (originally published in Partisan Review in 1969) in particular, radically altered understandings of the structures of desire in James. A Future for Astyanax helped open up James Studies to sophisticated psychoanalytic analysis and to what was, at the time, called "Theory." In reading James with Racine, Emily Brontë, Stendhal, Histoire d'O, Gide, and Robert Wilson, Bersani defamiliarized the Henry James of American and Victorian Studies.
Throughout recorded history – traversing time and space, cultures and nations – the notion of community has fostered both collaboration and conflict. Communities, much like the individuals who inhabit them, come into being, evolve and eventually disappear. As such, they are the philosophical, social, cultural and political representations of their members. Whether defined by their geographical borders or collective identities, they share common goals, beliefs and needs. The significance of community building, community belonging and community intersections is thus filtered into literature, art, music and film.
We would like to inform you about the extended deadline for the submission of articles for the special issue of the Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies. The new deadline is 15 February 2011, and the acceptance of works will be confirmed by 15 March 2011. Please note that the journal plans to include articles of around 6-7.000 words, and short research notes and reports of around 2-3.000 words. The contributions will be subjected to anonymous peer-review.
Tourism and Communication: Place Brands, Identities and New Trends:
UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE - VISITING RESEARCHER STIPEND (2011)
UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to announce a Visiting Researcher Stipend for 2011. One stipend in the amount of $3,000 is available this
year. The purpose of the stipend is to:
- Support the work of scholars by awarding funding to offset expenses associated with a research visit to the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
- Encourage research access to moving image collections held by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Applications are open to current university/college students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines. To download an application, go to:
Performing Ethos is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal which considers ethical questions relating to contemporary theatre and live performance. Global in scope, it provides a unique forum for rigorous scholarship and serious reflection on the ethical dimensions of a wide range of performance practices from the politically and aesthetically radical to the mainstream. Of equal interest are those practices which are ethically motivated, and those in which ethical concerns are less clearly to the fore.
Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring 2012)
"Land Ownership and Tenure"
10th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease
Tuesday 6th September – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. In previous years, this interdisciplinary conference has attracted delegates from around the world, including practising clinicians, academics from a variety of disciplines, and persons involved in community-based organizations.
Call for Papers
The editors welcome inquiries and submissions from researchers and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, who seek to explore any aspect of photography from a theoretical standpoint. The journal publishes articles, reviews, conference reports, occasional symposia on key topics and critical analyses of technical developments. The editors will also consider proposals for contributions in the form of photographic works. Prospective guest editors with ideas for themed issues are invited to approach the editors with their proposal. Prospective book, exhibition and conference reviewers should approach the appropriate reviews editor directly.
The Winter 2011 Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly, an independent double-blind-peer-reviewed print journal, is now accepting submissions for the special section on Writing Center Theory and Practice. Articles may explore issues of theory, practice, and experience in writing center work, including qualitative and empirical studies and discussions of pedagogy. We are especially interested in articles which examine how the founding and funding of writing centers influence who the center will serve and why. Consider the following questions in your response:
▪ How is the usage of the writing center tracked at your institution, and who are these figures reported to?
How do new media affect representation of work, class, or labor? What new conceptions of recognitions of labor does new technology reveal? 300-word abstracts and short cv's to Alison Shonkwiler by 15 March.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts
May 4-6, 2012
King's University College and The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
Constantin Boundas (Trent University)
Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Jay Lampert (University of Guelph)
More to be announced….
The Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy, King's University College, along with the McIntosh Gallery at the University of Western Ontario invite proposals and submissions for a conference focusing on the intersection of the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the arts. We seek to explore:
Proposals from practitioners of poetry, academics, and post-graduate students are invited for the symposium 'Contemporary Poetry and the University', at Girton College, Cambridge. The conveners hope that potential contributors will interpret this theme as broadly as possible, and would welcome proposals on any relevant subject.
Possible areas to consider might include:
Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Regal Reels: Hollywood's Fascination with Royalty.
Although in its infancy America rejected a monarchy as its form of government, Hollywood cinema has maintained a long fascination with royalty, and American audiences have eagerly patronized foreign films and television series that focus on royal families. The recent success of The King's Speech (Hopper 2010) attests that the royal family is a subject that continues to fascinate the American movie-going public. These films seem to be more than mere bio-pics; they appear to serve a political purpose that intrigues American audiences.