Teacher-Scholar explores the history, present circumstances, and possible future of America's hardest working but least studied institutions of higher learning—Regional State Universities or, to use a more recent and revealing title, State Comprehensive Universities (SCUs). With heavy teaching loads and extensive service obligations for faculty and seemingly endless responsibilities for administrators, SCUs are the invisible workhorses of higher education and, in many ways, America's "institutions of the future." Serious study of such institutions is long overdue. How does their story modify the dominant understanding of higher-education history, which is based on more prestigious institutions? What are the benefits of working at an SCU?
We invite paper and panel proposals for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's Off-Year Symposium, "Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North," to be held June 14-17 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Proposals related to the field of literature and environment broadly, or to the symposium theme specifically, should include a 250-word abstract, paper title, your name, and affiliation. Proposals for pre-organized panels are also welcome. Submit proposals to Sarah Jaquette Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kevin Maier (email@example.com) by November 5, 2011.
Women's Studies as a discipline acknowledges the interdisciplinary approaches to discussing issues that affect women. The Women's Studies section of MAPACA seeks papers, panels and roundtables that investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture.
"Dance as Intervention: (Re)inscribing the Body Through Movement" foregrounds how mixed- and dis-ability dance is a vehicle to examine theories of embodiment through the lens of critical disability theory.
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Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"
Anna Gibbs writes: "Contagion is everywhere in the contemporary world. It leaps from body to body, sweeping through mediatized populations at the speed of a bushfire…. Consumer economies actually rely on contagion for everyday functioning, connecting people, money, goods, resources, ideas, and beliefs in global flows of communication and exchange in ways that fundamentally alter relations in the process."
Proposals are invited for papers addressing the topic of memory or memorial (broadly defined as anything designed to evoke remembrance) in Old English literature. From inscriptions on monuments to descriptions of heirlooms, from heroic poetry to hagiography, the papers should address some aspect of the theme of memory or objects that evoke memories. Please submit proposals of 250–300 words to Rhonda L. McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2011.
Call For Papers
Ninth Native American Symposium and Film Festival:
"Where No One Else Has Gone Before"
Keynote Speaker Henrietta Mann
"Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon"
Panel to Be Held at the American Literature Association Symposium, "Mysterious America: Crime Fiction
in American Culture," Savannah, Georgia, September 22 – 24, 2011 (see ALA website at http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/ for additional information about the symposium).
Call for Papers
"Identity and Community after the Cold War Era"
August 25-27, 2011
University of Kansas
While the word 'queer' is often understood to signal aberrance, in the past decade many scholars working within the field of queer theory have sought to broach the subject of queer ethics. For instance, leading theorists such as Leo Bersani (2008) and Tim Dean (2009) have mined the ethical features of certain sexual practices, while Lee Edelman (2004) has forwarded an anti-assimilationist thesis that grounds queer ethical and political projects outside and against kinship and reproductive circuits. Less aggressively, Judith Butler (2004) has advanced an ethic of recognizing and responding to vulnerability, while Sara Ahmed (2010) celebrates the practice of 'troublemaking' in the production of new ethical codes.
6th Global Conference
Wednesday 9th November – Friday 11th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.
Eclectic Representations ISSN 2231 - 430 X is a peer-reviewed biannual journal, which covers English literature from the time of Chaucer to the present day.
• It features scholarly essays on diverse literatures like British, American, and Indian Writing to name a few.
• It encourages the re-reading of familiar authors, as well as those that champion new or neglected works.
• It presents a remarkable diversity of methodologies and examines a wide range of literary and critical topics. The journal remains committed to the re-appraisal of accepted views, and the principle that criticism and scholarship should reinforce the pleasure for which literature and other works of arts are created.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers
Sixth African American Literature Symposium
"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"
North Carolina Central University's Department of English and Mass Communication will host its Sixth African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 10, 2011. This year's theme is "Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature." This symposium will explore ways African American Literature has been depicted on television, on stage, and in film and the implications of "adapting" these texts.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Extremity and Excess: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
8th + 9th September 2011
University of Salford, UK
This conference seeks to explore ideas of extremity and excess through the full range of disciplines in the arts, media and social sciences.
To deem something extreme or excessive is to place oneself in a position of implied moderation, and suggests an affiliation with other concepts such as temperance, discipline, familiarity, normality, balance, proportionality, sufficiency and rectitude. The extreme and the excessive, on the other hand, can be characterised as what is disproportionate, intemperate, unbalanced, uncontrolled, abnormal, undisciplined, radical and Other.