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Thinking 'Other-wise' with/in English Studies

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 11:10pm
Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Thematic Introduction
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:

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:40pm
Regina Yung Lee

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.

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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 jstrathearn@gmail.com or judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:13pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:09pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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.

CFP: Southeastern Renaissance Conference 6/1/11; 10/20-21/11

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 2:18pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference

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, rlreid@ehc.edu 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 - scientific journal for language and literature studies

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:34pm
University of Montenegro

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.

Late C19/Early C20 U.S. Economies of Waste (MLA 5-7 January 2012, Seattle, WA)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:01pm
Stephanie Foote

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 (s-foote@illinois.edu) by March 20, 2011. All session participants need to be MLA members by 1 April, 2011.

Seeking submissions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issue of The Projector

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:41pm
The Projector: Film and Media Journal

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.

"More Than Words Can Say: A Conference on MultiModal Composition" With Guest Speaker Dr. Cynthia Selfe April 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:26pm
Hosted by Wright State University's English Conference Organization

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.

[UPDATE] CFP- Shakespeare and the Material World (March 2, 2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:17pm
Early English Studies Journal

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.

CFP: Shakespeare and Film (Abstracts: 30 April 2011; Conference: 13-15 October 2011; Jaipur, India)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:17pm
Nita N. Kumar/ The Shakespeare Society of India and The IIS University

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.

Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict Oct. 14-15, 2011; abstracts by Apr. 15

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 11:46am
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization

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.