Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled The 9 / 11 Western: Re-Purposing the Hollywood Genre.
CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011
The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.
"Animals as Self-Other"--
Instead of measuring human-animal valuation based on their relative ability to "think, reason, or speak…[t]he first and decisive question [should] be to know whether animals can suffer" (Derrida 1997). An exploration of the complexities of the human-animal identity continuum, including human causes of and responses to animal suffering.
The 109th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held on the beautiful campus of Scripps College in Claremont, CA on November 5 and 6, 2011. This panel will be scheduled for November 6 (Sunday).
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions for its third issue, which will appear in September 2011: Eighteenth-Century Studies and the State of Education. This issue will focus on how the interdisciplinary field of eighteenth-century studies, broadly researched and taught, is surviving in the academic and economic culture of the second decade of the twenty-first century. Topics may include, but need not be limited to, the following:
Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural invites articles for a special issue called Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders, Diminutive People and Reticent Races, scheduled for publication in fall 2012. We are seeking academic articles from any discipline and period. Topics might include (but are not limited to) Abatwa, Bloody Mary, Boogieman, djinn, elves, elementals, fairies, fauns, goblins, gremlins, hauntings, Homo Floresiensis, incubi/succubi, mermaids, mummies, Plinian races, reptilians, Sasquatch, selkie, the undead, werewolves, wild men and wild women, Yaksa, and all other alternate forms of humanity, as represented in anthropologies, fiction, folk-lore, medias, mythologies, sermons, travel literatures, and urban legends.
Studii de Gramatica Contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar) is a biannual journal for specialists in linguistics, history of language, cultural studies and other related fields. The main focus of the journal is comparative and contrastive study from a wide range of perspectives: general linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics, translation studies. The main objectives of the journal are to promote interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity and to encourage innovative thinking and intercultural exchange. The articles are published in English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish.
Studii si Cercetari Filologice – Seria Limbi Straine Aplicate (Philological Studies and Research - The Applied Foreign Languages Series) is an international forum for research exploring a broad array of topics covering linguistics, language acquisition, language learning and languages for specific purposes. The main purposes of the journal are to promote interdisciplinary thinking and to raise awareness about the interdependence between theoretical basis and case study. The journal welcomes submissions in English, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Spanish.
Please note new due date for submissions (Feb 15th, 2011):
(potential submitters should also feel free to contact Currents if a slightly later due date can be met)
Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) solicits submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due February 15th, 2011.
Spring 2011 issue: Writing with Sound
Today we live in a society defined--in many senses, and by almost all the connotations associated with the word as well--by the word 'current'.... The old hierarchies of linear thought, sublime (and sublimated!) engagements with art, poetry, music, science, and history are no longer needed to do the ideological work now conducted again along the lines of 'current.' (Miller 32)
CFP: Elizabeth Bowen and Textual Modernity: A Special Issue of Textual Practice
Special Issue Editors: Dr. Pamela Thurschwell and Dr. Siân White
Deadline for Manuscript Submission: September 2011
The major focus of the study is to make an in-depth study of Postcolonialism in Michael Ondaatje's novels: In the Skin of a Lion and Anil's Ghost under the light of W.E.B. Du Bois's and Frantz Fanon's theories of double consciousness and single-minded consciousness. Philip Michael Ondaatje is a well-known anti-colonial contemporary writer. The characters of his novels are mainly among the immigrants, the colonized, and the oppressed who are suffering from the loss of true self and identity. Therefore, it is demonstrated that colonialism will continue its banal effects on individual's lives and identities by entangling them in an unhealthy state of mind like double consciousness.
In The Writing of Fiction, Edith Wharton says that the difficult task of the short story is "to suggest illimitable air within a narrow space." This is not a strictly formal imperative: in the more than 85 short stories she published in her lifetime, Wharton returned again and again to the themes of suffocation, entrapment, and entombment. Her chronicles of life in New York, Paris and Italy, her war stories and her ghost stories are not simply illustrations of a state of society (although they are that too), nor are they merely portraits of individuals in moments of strife.
[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)
The 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Department of English at the University of Rhode Island
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy Brennan, Professor of English, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, and American Studies at The University of Minnesota, and author of several books, including Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz (2008), Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right (2006), and At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).
For over ten years, the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning has held annual conferences in a beautiful mountain setting for educators to immerse themselves in a dialogue about what gives their practice vitality and purpose. This year we have given the conference a name which conveys listening and seeing further than before: Perspectives.
We invite proposals for interactive workshops (and playshops) inspired by an aspect of the conference theme: love, wisdom, being the book, or being the change. Versions of these sessions will serve as material for future publications intended to influence teaching at all levels.
Perspectives welcomes proposals that tie the theme of the conference to our ongoing strands:
The Last Western:
Deadwood and the End of American Empire
"Whatever happened to Gary Cooper?" – Tony Soprano
"We are in the presence of the new." – Al Swearingen