This interdisciplinary conference will provide a forum for discussion of the issues faced by those involved with English Studies. The complicity of English departments with the agents of power is no secret. The inherent contradictions and challenges of English departments, especially those located in the margin, seem to both accept and reject the power structures in which they operate. The glocal sponsorship of language programs, the pull of the job market, and the ethical responsibilities of graduates coming out of the English departments force us to think 'other-wise.'
Paper or panel proposals may address any aspect of thinking 'otherwise' with/in English Studies including, but not limited to, the following:
This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of media.
The Boundaries of Autism. An opportunity to explore autism's contested identities: Defining autism; autism "spectrum"; changing diagnostic criteria; "high functioning" vs. "profoundly autistic"; autism and disability hierarchy; self-diagnosis. 250-word abstracts, March 21. Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org and Diana.Paulin@trincoll.edu.
We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. This is an open topic and all areas of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction) as well as those with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered. If you would like to have your paper considered for the panel, please email a 300-400 word abstract (in Word), including your name, affiliated institution, position, and email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers should explore, but are not limited to the following:
• how intersections of race and class function in the narratives of Black women
• explorations of sexuality and gender roles
• issues of travel within Black women's writings (both domestically and internationally) and the effects of travel on race, class, and gender
• identity politics and formation
We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we reconstruct individual and community identities by revisiting folklore of the past.
SAMLA 2011/Southern Conference on Christianity and Literature Panel
Papers are invited on any aspect of Renaissance literature and culture for presentation at the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, October 20-21, 2011, at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Please submit your full essay (20 minute reading time) by email attachment to Dr. Robert L. Reid, President of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, email@example.com by June 1, 2011.
Submission of your work to the Conference is also an automatic submission to Renaissance Papers, the journal of the Conference. Even those articles not accepted for delivery at the meeting will be considered for publication in the journal.
Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.
This is a peer-reviewed journal with an international board of editors.
Folia linguistica et litteraria's mission is promotion of excellence in the fields of linguistics and literature, through original scientific research, as well as reviews and translations of theoretical works.
The submission deadline for the third issue of the journal is April 15, 2011.
Papers should meet the requirements of the MLA Citation Style and should not exceed 7000 words. Papers must include abstracts and key words in author's native language.
What counts as waste, materially and metaphorically, at the turn into the twentieth century? 300 word abstracts dealing with waste in any of its cultural, political, or literary/aesthetic manifestations: wasted time, effort, energy; dispossession and laying waste; wasted lives; cultural waste lands; surplus and profligacy; expropriation and erasure; refuse, junk, garbage; terror, shame, pollution. Send abstracts to Stephanie Foote (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 20, 2011. All session participants need to be MLA members by 1 April, 2011.
The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between film, media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Fall 2011and Spring 2012 issues. We are particularly interested in scholarship that engages in interdisciplinary analyses of film and media texts, including those that examine them from a cultural studies, political economy, qualitative audience research, industry analysis, feminist, queer theory, or critical race theory perspective. We invite essays that engage with theoretical debates in film, media and cultural studies, as well as those that engage in critical examinations of aesthetic practices. We are also interested in essays that examine alternatives to corporate media.
In a recent CCC article, Steven Fraiberg argues for an approach to composition studies Crossing disciplinary, geographic, and linguistic boundaries. In moving toward a less-bounded approach, Fraiberg calls for attention to spaces where "global scapes converge in local contexts" using Anis Bawarshi's notion of uptake- or knowing "when and why to use a genre" and "how to select an appropriate genre in relation to another." We aim to do just that.
Wright State's More Than Words Can Say English Graduate Conference seeks to explore the effect of blending media and composition. We are looking for presentations providing insight into the impact convergent culture has on text.
Early English Studies Journal is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval and early modern periods. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.
Increasingly Shakespeare studies have included in their ambit performance both on stage and screen, and some of the most interesting recent critical studies have been in this area. We are no longer caught between the virtuality of the playscript and the ephemerality of the performance. Cinematic texts have a life all their own, dealing as they do with the international marketplace of culture and communication. In this seminar, while the paramount focus will be on Shakespeare in Indian cinema, be it successful Hindi films like Gulzar's Angoor or Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool and Omkara, attention will be paid to Shakespeare performed in regional language cinema—classics like the Bengali Bhranti Bilash or the Malaylam Kaliyattam.
For over a century, visual media have played a crucial role in how war and political conflicts are waged, presented, represented, and digested in sites around the globe. Film (in particular) has had a storied and fraught history in relation to conflict: it has commonly been used an instrument of propaganda, distraction, and entertainment, yet has also served as a tool for documentation and education. Our contemporary memories and perceptions of war have been filtered through the cinema, which has provided a visual means for creating coherent narratives out of the often senseless combat of cultural disputes.