Mid-America Theatre Conference Theatre History Symposium (CFP Deadline: Oct. 15, 2010; Conference March 3-6, 2011)

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Theatre History Symposium
Mid-America Theatre Conference, March 3-6, 2011
http://www.wiu.edu/matc/

Company: Collaborations, Ensembles, Institutions
Symposium Respondent: Dr. Sonja Kuftinec

For MATC's 2011 meeting in Minneapolis, the Theatre History Symposium invites proposals for papers on or around the theme of company. What are the challenges of writing about contemporary or historical theatre companies, ensembles, or processes of collaboration? How does the field of theatre studies theorize company, from Aristotle to Stephen Sondheim? Following the promptings of Thomas Postlewait in The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Historiography, how does research dealing with practices of theatrical company negotiate the inter-relation of documentary scholarship and cultural history? What can uniquely be articulated about the intersection of artistry, administration, and audiences by looking at histories of companies or artists keeping company?

Possible topics might address these questions, or explore one or more of the following:

    Inquiries into the use or limits of an institutional history model to write about theatre
      Intersections of personal relationships and professional relationships in theatre practice
        Representations or case studies of partnerships, artistic collaborations, or theatre companies
          Historicizing ideas about collaboration, partnership, or ensemble
            The problem of the genius or the tensions between individual artist and the ensemble
              Theatrical spaces which are company homes, or, theatrical spaces without companies
                The creation of specific theatre ensembles or institutions around identity or community markers
                  Explorations and documentations of the relationship between community and company
                    Touring companies and touring circuits
                      Responses of critics to theatre companies as supporters, as patrons, or as detractors
                        The funding and financial practices of theatre companies
                          The role of playwrights, designers, directors, and dramaturgs within collaborations or companies
                            When a good company goes bad: illicit affairs, shattered relationships, devastated collaborations
                              Issues of evidence and corroboration related to theatre companies and documentation (or lack thereof)

                              Please direct proposals and queries to the Theatre History Symposium co-chairs:

                              Dr. Sara Freeman
                              University of Oregon
                              sarafree@uoregon.edu

                              and

                              Dr. Beth Osborne
                              Florida State University
                              bosborne@fsu.edu

                              You may submit proposals by email in Word format to both co-chairs. Proposals should include the following items:
                              Your name, title (student, faculty, independent scholar), and academic affiliation.

                                Your contact information (particularly email).
                                  The title and abstract for your paper. Please limit abstracts to 250 words.
                                    Any audiovisual elements you request for your presentation. We cannot always guarantee audiovisual support, but will endeavor to take requests into account. Late requests may not be honored.
                                      We also welcome proposals for full panels. Contact the co-chairs for more information.

                                      All proposals must be received by October 15, 2010.

                                      Robert A. Schanke Award

                                      The Robert A. Schanke Research Award is given annually to an untenured faculty presenter of the Theatre History Symposium and carries a cash award of $500 as well as subsequent publication of the paper in *Theatre History Studies*, the journal of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. To be eligible for the Schanke Award, candidates must submit full, conference-length versions of their paper to the co-chairs at the addresses above by February 15.

                                      38699Technology, Time, and LiteratureBrigham Young Universitybyucriterion@gmail.com1286558509african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Brigham Young Universitycontact email: byucriterion@gmail.com

                                      Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

                                      Forum on Technology, Time, and Literature

                                      For its 2011 issue, Criterion anticipates reserving space for up to four essays exploring issues that relate to time in literature. To provoke thoughts on this topic, BYU master's student Clancy Clawson has provided a prompt, "Technology, Time, and Literature." Authors should not attempt all of the issues raised by Mr. Clawson; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts. To read the forum, visit Criterion's website, http://english.byu.edu/criterion/home.php, and follow the "Current Issue" link under the Publications heading.

                                      Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor.

                                      Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2011 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2011. The submission deadline for the 2011 issue is 21 January 2011. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2012 issue.

                                      Submissions for the general section should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be sent as MS Word attachments to byucriterion@gmail.com. The accompanying email—addressed to the Editors-in-Chief—should include the author's full name, undergraduate or graduate institution, current year (i.e. junior, senior, first- or second-year master's student), paper title, and contact information (email, phone number, current address, and permanent address). The email should also include an affirmation that the submission contains the author's original work and is free from plagiarism.

                                      Criterion encourages authors to be sensitive to nuances of language and presentation, avoiding language that exhibits racial, ethnic, and gender bias, and treating issues of sexuality and violence with sensitivity.

                                      The contents of Criterion represent the opinions and beliefs of the authors and not necessarily those of the editors, staff, advisors, or Brigham Young University.

                                      cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 38700[UPDATE] Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200 (Proposals due 12/1/10; Conference 6/22/11-6/25/11)Harriet Beecher Stowe Societyinquiries: tchakkal@bowdoin.edu; proposals:marywearn@gmail.com1286559929african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryreligionfull name / name of organization: Harriet Beecher Stowe Societycontact email: inquiries: tchakkal@bowdoin.edu; proposals:marywearn@gmail.com

                                      DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2010.

                                      Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200: Home, Nation, and Place in the 21st Century
                                      A conference at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

                                      Call for Papers

                                      On the bicentennial of her birth, the Stowe Society announces a conference celebrating Harriet Beecher Stowe—her life and works—at Bowdoin College, where she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Conference organizers welcome participation from scholars, artists, and members of the community.

                                      In *The American Woman's Home,* Catherine Beecher and her famous sister Harriet, figure "home" as the "family state." In fact, the great domestic writer of the nineteenth century, Harriet Beecher Stowe, consistently imagines American cultural geography in terms of family and state—at the intersection of home and nation. This conference will examine how Stowe creates her own place in the world of American letters through her expansive consideration of familial and national life. Conference organizers solicit papers that broadly explore the theme of home, nation, and place in the work of Stowe through lenses such as politics, education, reform, race, and religion. Studies on the works of Stowe's family members—Henry Ward Beecher, Calvin Stowe, and Catherine Beecher—are also welcome. Possible topics include:

                                      The national divide: North and South
                                      Justice in the home and/or nation
                                      National religion/religion at home
                                      Race and family and/or national life
                                      National and transnational identities
                                      Reform in the home and/or nation
                                      Cosmopolitanism and citizenship
                                      Stowe's place in letters
                                      Exile and conceptions of home
                                      Education in the home and/or nation
                                      Stowe's literary lineage: literary ancestors and successors, black and white
                                      Biological, political, and anthropological constructions of citizenship

                                      In addition to scholarly presentations, dramatic performances, readings, and informal conversations are welcomed.

                                      For further information about the conference, contact the conference director: Tess Chakkalakal (tchakkal@bowdoin.edu). Email 250-word proposals and 1-page CVs by December 1, 2010 to the chair of the program committee: Mary Wearn (marywearn@gmail.com).

                                      All participants must be members of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society at the time of registration.

                                      cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryreligion 38701Concepts of Indian Diaspora and TransnationalismEast Carolina Universitymacfaddenj09@ecu.edu1286560566cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialreligiontwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: East Carolina Universitycontact email: macfaddenj09@ecu.edu

                                      What does it mean to be multinational? Who in the 21st Century is on the brink of melting into the pot, and who is clamoring to ensure that their culture is left unmarred? Now more than ever, multiculturalism in an era of "clashing civilizations" may be the answer to preservation. On the other hand, it may mean the permanent isolation of transnational groups. What are your thoughts and findings on the cultural dislocation of first and subsequent generations of continental Indians in the Americas, Europe, Africa or Australia? We are looking for a wide variety of responses from first-hand accounts to in-depth analysis of how the displacement of Indians has affected their culture in their new country and what affect this has had on the surrounding cultures.

                                      We invite your submission of both scholarly papers and personal experiences of the transnational Indian. Please submit a 250-word proposal in MS Word, or RTF format by December 15, 2010. MLA is preferred, but APA is accepted to deenas@ecu.edu

                                      Dr. Seodial Frank Deena, Professor of Multicultural & Transnational Literature, Criticism, and Culture
                                      Department of English, Bate 2201
                                      East Carolina University
                                      Greenville, NC 27858
                                      USA

                                      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialreligiontwentieth_century_and_beyond 38702Faith and Doubt in the Middle Ages and RenaissanceRocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Associationkim_johnson@byu.edu1286561280interdisciplinarymedievalreligionrenaissancefull name / name of organization: Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Associationcontact email: kim_johnson@byu.edu

                                      Faith and Doubt in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
                                      April 7-9, 2011
                                      Salt Lake City, Utah

                                      The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites panel and paper proposals on the conference theme, "Faith and Doubt in the Middle Ages and Renaissance."

                                      The Conference will be held at the Crystal Inn in downtown Salt Lake City, just ten minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Our keynote speaker will be Raymond Waddington, Professor of English at the University of California at Davis. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books including Aretino's Satyr, 2004; The Expulsion of the Jews (co-editor), 1994; The Age of Milton (co-editor), 1980; The Mind's Empire, 1974; and The Rhetoric of Renaissance Poetry (co-editor), 1974. He also serves as Senior Editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal.

                                      The RMMRA seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of European medieval and Renaissance studies. We welcome abstracts addressing, among other topics, the literary, historical, scientific, religious and cultural representations of faith and doubt and their various permutations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. However, as in previous years, abstracts, papers, and sessions on all aspects of the study of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance are also welcome.

                                      Proposals for panels or abstracts for individual papers should be directed to one of the conference's co-organizers: Kimberly Johnson (kimberly_johnson@byu.edu), Ginger Smoak (ginger.smoak@utah.edu), and Michael Walton (waltonmar@aol.com). Abstracts are due January 31, 2011.

                                      cfp categories: interdisciplinarymedievalreligionrenaissance 38703Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies-Guest Editors-11/15Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Journalmelissa.purdue@mnsu.edu1286563182gender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspostcolonialromanticvictorianfull name / name of organization: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Journalcontact email: melissa.purdue@mnsu.edu

                                      We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2011 issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com). This past summer Susan Hamilton and Janice Schroeder put together an issue on "Nineteenth-Century Feminisms: Press & Platform" and the previous summer's issue, edited by Andrew King and Marysa Demoor, focused on "Gender, the Professions, and the Press."

                                      If interested, please submit a brief proposal to both melissa.purdue@mnsu.edu and sefloyd@stritch.edu by November 15th.

                                      cfp categories: gender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspostcolonialromanticvictorian 38704Robert Frost Review: Deadline Jan. 5Robert Frost Reviewrobertfrostreview@gmail.com1286569372americangeneral_announcementsjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Robert Frost Reviewcontact email: robertfrostreview@gmail.com

                                      The Robert Frost Review is calling for academic papers focusing upon Frost and his works for its upcoming review. For specific paper questions, please e-mail robertfrostreview@gmail.com. Papers will be due Jan. 5.

                                      cfp categories: americangeneral_announcementsjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrytwentieth_century_and_beyond 38705International Cather SeminarWilla Cather Foundationrmilling@smith.edu1286569406americantwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Willa Cather Foundationcontact email: rmilling@smith.edu

                                      Smith College and the Willa Cather Foundation present
                                      The International Cather Seminar 2011
                                      Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century

                                      June 20-25, 2011
                                      Smith College, Northampton, MA

                                      Call for Papers

                                      While we will, as always, welcome a broad array of approaches to Cather's writing, we hope via the work of the 13th International Seminar to examine the legacy of nineteenth century culture in Cather's life and work and to explore through her writing the transition from a Victorian to a modernist America. We envision this as a continuation and perhaps a complication or expansion of the conversation about the nature of Cather's modernism that emerged so fruitfully from the Chicago Seminar. Accordingly, The Seminar encourages papers that will address a wide range of intersections and connections between the full range of Cather's work and this pivotal cultural moment, including:

                                      * Willa Cather and Nineteenth-Century Writers and Cultural Figures
                                      * Willa Cather and Histories: of race, of sexuality, of class identity
                                      * Willa Cather and intellectual ferment: the professions, the forms of knowledge, the new social sciences
                                      * Willa Cather, the Slave Narrative, and the Antebellum South
                                      * International Approaches to Teaching Cather
                                      * Willa Cather and New England

                                      The Seminar will take place on the campus of Smith College, in Northampton, MA, a setting replete with connections to Cather's life and work. We thus encourage papers that consider Cather and New England within the context of turn of the century culture. Diverse critical and theoretical perspectives are encouraged, as are proposals for sessions focused on exchange rather than formal presentation. Interested contributors should submit abstracts of 500 words with a cover letter and brief résumé by March 1, 2011. Papers should be 10-12 double-spaced pages for a 20 minute presentation time.

                                      Seminar Co-Directors

                                      Anne Kaufman
                                      Milton Academy
                                      Milton MA
                                      anne.l.kaufman@gmail.com

                                      Richard Millington
                                      Smith College
                                      Northampton MA
                                      rmilling@smith.edu

                                      cfp categories: americantwentieth_century_and_beyond 38706Robinson 17th Annual Jeffers Association Conference, Long Beach, CA (Deadline Wed. Dec 15; Conf. Fri-Sun, Feb 18-20, 2011)Robinson Jeffers Associationexecutivedirector@robinsonjeffersassociation.org1286574452americanecocriticism_and_environmental_studiespoetryfull name / name of organization: Robinson Jeffers Associationcontact email: executivedirector@robinsonjeffersassociation.org

                                      Keynote Reader and Speaker: B. H. Fairchild
                                      B. H. Fairchild, the author of several acclaimed poetry collections, has been a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the William Carlos Williams Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Claremont, California.

                                      Call for Papers
                                      In his well-known essay "Can Poetry Matter?" Dana Gioia points out that narrative poems of middle length "have played an important role in English from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to Browning's major dramatic monologues, but today they are shunned by editors, publishers, and critics alike." Robinson Jeffers is justly renowned for his lyrics of the natural world, politics and family, for his book-length narrative poems and for his tragic dramas, but Jeffers also wrote at least half a dozen mid-length narrative poems that are masterpieces of the genre. These poems, most of which can be read aloud in well under an hour, span his career, from "Roan Stallion" in the early 1920s to "Hungerfield" almost 30 years later and constitute an exciting body of work that deserves to be treated as a whole.
                                      The Robinson Jeffers Association invites proposals on any aspect of Jeffers's mid-length narratives ("Roan Stallion," "Resurrection," "Solstice," "Margrave," "Mara," "Hungerfield," etc.) in the context of American poetry and literature and culture broadly conceived, including comparisons with other poets, writers and artists, definitional and theoretical concerns, and more. As usual, serious papers on other subjects and on the relation of Jeffers to other writers, artists and thinkers are also welcome.
                                      The RJA has a long tradition of featuring major poets as keynote speakers. Past conferences have featured Mark Jarman, Dana Gioia, Dave Mason, W. S. Merwin, John Haines, Reg Saner and many more. The featured reader and keynote for this year's conference is B. H. Fairchild. The author of many award-winning collections of poetry and a scholarly study of Blake, Fairchild is one of the preeminent poets of his generation and a master of narrative. Fairchild will give a reading on Friday evening, February 18, and a Keynote Address on Saturday morning.
                                      Proposals for papers should be relatively brief and must be postmarked by December 15, 2010. The conference has a number of different formats and includes opportunities for standard academic talks (15-20 mins.), longer plenary presentations, responses to longer talks, panel chairs, participation in discussion sections, and poetry readings.
                                      Please send all queries and proposals to Erika Koss, Executive Director, at executivedirector@robinsonjeffersassociation.org.
                                      For more information, go to www.robinsonjeffersassociation.org.

                                      cfp categories: americanecocriticism_and_environmental_studiespoetry 38707CFP-Civic EducationDorsía Smith Silva and Jamila Lynciviceducationproject@gmail.com1286578941general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysprofessional_topicsfull name / name of organization: Dorsía Smith Silva and Jamila Lyncontact email: civiceducationproject@gmail.com

                                      CALL FOR PAPERS
                                      We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on

                                      Civic Education

                                      Editors: Dorsía Smith Silva and Jamila Lyn Publication Date: 2012

                                      This anthology will examine civic education from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome submissions that explore the civic education process, especially in regard to theory, policy, and practice. Further, we encourage writing that 1) represents how educators can foster students' social activism and work toward social justice; 2) addresses models which redefine civic education instruction, relationships which create partnerships between schools and communities, perspectives of educators who change social beliefs and value systems to build citizenship; 3) addresses relationships between educators and parents who introduce civic responsibility to students; and 4) examines representations of civic education from historical, sociological, philosophical, political, economic, ethical, cultural, and media perspectives. This incorporation of a variety of disciplines and methodologies will address how civic education plays a vital role in creating citizens who are committed to creating a morally and socially responsible society and focus on how educators can effectively encourage the development of informed citizens.
                                      The aim of this volume is to foster work on civic education that integrates the disciplines of pedagogy, history, and cultural analysis as well as represent the significance of the relationship between civic education, community, and the world. We hope to include a range of academic writing and some narrative essays.

                                      Topics can include (but are not limited to):

                                      • pedagogical methods to create engaged students and connect to the community and world
                                      • partnerships between college and community
                                      • techniques to encourage faculty and staff development to engage students in the community
                                      • service projects in courses and volunteer projects organized by students
                                      • internships and research projects developing from the curriculum
                                      • international service and research projects
                                      • measuring and testing the effectiveness in engaging students and educating citizens
                                      • tools for institutions to promote civic education
                                      • role of technology to nurture civic education of students

                                      Submission Guidelines:

                                      Please include a 50-word biography.
                                      Papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) (includes notes and sources) will be due by January 31, 2011 and should conform to the Modern Language Association style.
                                      Please send submissions and inquiries directly to both:
                                      Dorsía Smith Silva and Jamila Lyn at
                                      civiceducationproject@gmail.com

                                      cfp categories: general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysprofessional_topics 38708CFP: Digital Projects Poster Session (11/15/10; SHARP 7/14/11-7/17/11)Katherine D. Harris/SHARPkatherine.harris@sjsu.edu1286581810bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookgeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internettwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Katherine D. Harris/SHARPcontact email: katherine.harris@sjsu.edu

                                      CALL FOR POSTERS

                                      Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International Conference
                                      Washington DC
                                      July 14 - July 17, 2011

                                      The Book in Art & Science
                                      Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library and Institute, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

                                      This year's conference theme, the Book in Art & Science, is an appropriate opportunity to highlight SHARP's continuing commitment to digital humanities projects, tools or techniques or work in progress. This particular session encourages proposals from any college or university digital humanities program, center or group to present a poster that overviews their program. Posters may include a demonstration, traditional printed poster or a combination of both.

                                      A brief bio and short abstracts (250-300 words) should be submitted to Katherine D. Harris (katherine.harris@email.sjsu.edu) by November 15, 2010. Please include any technical requirements (e.g., Internet access). This panel will undergo the normal review procedure by the SHARP conference committee. One participant for each proposal must be a member of SHARP prior to the conference.

                                      Founded in 1991, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing is a global network of literary scholars, historians, librarians, booksellers, and publishing professionals. With more than 1,000 members in over 20 countries, SHARP works in concert with a number of affiliated scholarly organizations around the world to encourage the study of book history.

                                      Evoking Washington's status as an artistic and scientific center, "The Book in Art & Science" is a theme open to multiple interpretations. Besides prompting considerations of the book as a force in either art or science or the two fields working in tandem, it also encourages examinations of the scientific text; the book as a work of art; the art and science of manuscript, print, or digital textual production; the role of censorship and politics in the creation, production, distribution, or reception of particular scientific or artistic texts; the relationship between the verbal and the visual in works of art or science; art and science titles from the standpoint of publishing history or the histories of specific publishers; and much more.

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                                      Dr. Katherine D. Harris
                                      Assistant Professor
                                      Department of English & Comparative Literature
                                      San Jose State University
                                      One Washington Square
                                      San Jose, CA 95192-0090
                                      Email: katherine.harris@sjsu.edu
                                      Phone: 408.924.4475

                                      Editor, Forget Me Not Hypertextual Archive
                                      http://www.orgs.muohio.edu/anthologies/FMN/

                                      cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookgeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internettwentieth_century_and_beyond 38709Leveling the Playing Field: Gender, Sports and Social Justice March 17, 2011; Proposals Due 12/3/10California University of PA Women's Studies Programmcclintock@calu.edu1286588361gender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryfull name / name of organization: California University of PA Women's Studies Programcontact email: mcclintock@calu.edu

                                      Call for Proposals:
                                      6th Annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference
                                      "Leveling the Playing Field: Examining Gender, Social Justice and Sports"

                                      Thursday, March 17th, 2011

                                      On Thursday, March 17th, 2011 the Women's Studies Program at California University of PA is sponsoring the sixth-annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference. The theme for this year is "Leveling the Playing Field: Examining Gender, Social Justice and Sports."

                                      This year's theme invites participants to critically examine issues, actions, cases, policies, and practices that comprise, challenge, and/or arise from the nexus of sports and social justice issues. From Title IX to drug testing, from the Williams sisters to Ben Roethlisberger, from softball to hardball, potential participants will interrogate, investigate, and celebrate women and/in sports.

                                      Submissions are welcomed from diverse disciplines, including women's/gender studies, social sciences, sports and athletics studies, communication studies, health sciences, economics, business, education, social work, humanities, and professional fields. Papers should relate directly to the theme and each presenter will have 15 – 20 minutes for her/his presentation.

                                      Creative submissions are also welcomed. The conference organizers seek to create an event that informs, raises awareness, and/or motivates all involved to take action for change.

                                      This one day conference features keynote speaker Jessica Mendoza, President of the Women's Sports Foundation and softball Olympian. Also featured is Professor Deborah L. Brake, author of Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution (2010) and a nationally recognized expert on gender equality in sports.

                                      All proposals must be in MSWORD format and include 1) a 500 (or fewer) word abstract describing the proposed paper/presentation; 2) a resume or curriculum vita. Please submit proposals electronically to Dr. Marta McClintock-Comeaux at mcclintock@calu.edu with the subject line "2011 Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference." The deadline for submissions is December 3, 2010.

                                      Questions? Contact Dr. Marta McClintock-Comeaux at mcclintock@calu.edu with the subject line "2011 Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference."

                                      cfp categories: gender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinary 38710UPDATED: CFP: New Essays on EDWARD P. JONES. Nov. 1, 2010 (abstracts, early submissions); March 20, 2011 (completed articles)Daniel Wood / University of Melbourneepjessays@gmail.com1286600452african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Daniel Wood / University of Melbournecontact email: epjessays@gmail.com

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                                      Submissions are now being sought for the first ever collection of essays on the life and work of Edward P. Jones. The collection, entitled Edward P. Jones: New Essays, will be published in the second half of 2011.

                                      Essays should take the form of full-length scholarly articles approximately 5,000 words in length, and may be submitted either in full (if already completed or nearing completion) or provisionally as 500-word abstracts outlining the central thesis of a proposed article. Longer articles will receive consideration, but contributors who wish to submit such articles should first send a brief query to epjessays@gmail.com.

                                      All submissions should be emailed as DOC, DOCX, or RTF attachments to epjessays@gmail.com along with any enquiries about the nature of the publication. Citations in all completed articles should be formatted using endnotes in accordance with the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style.

                                      Scholarly articles may be developed from material already written — conference papers and lectures, or a thesis or dissertation — but all submissions will be judged solely on their merits as scholarly articles, so that conference papers and theses must be adapted to suit the article format. Submissions are welcome from anyone working at any level of academia (or independently, outside the academy) as long as they display scholarly sophistication. All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed and thoroughly edited prior to publication.

                                      The closing date for abstract submissions is November 1, 2010. The closing date for drafts of essays suitable for peer review is March 20, 2011.

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                                      ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

                                      The aim of this collection is to make amends for the current absence of any satisfying scholarly coverage of the Jones oeuvre, and thus to make the first attempt to provide coverage to as much of that oeuvre as possible. To that end, scholarly articles may take any approach to any of the three books that Jones has so far published — two collections of short fiction, Lost in the City (1992) and All Aunt Hagar's Children (2006), as well as the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Known World (2003) — and articles may also consider any of Jones' more occasional writings: his literary criticism, his interviews, his biographical sketches, his editorial notes, and so on. These include, but are not limited to:

                                      • 'A Sunday Portrait' (a brief biography of Jones' mother) published in Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography edited by Deborah Wills. New York: New Press/W.W. Norton & Co., 1994.
                                      • An introduction to New Stories From the South: The Year's Best — 2007, which Jones also edited. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.
                                      • An introduction to the 2008 republication of Black Boy by Richard Wright (1966). New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008.
                                      • An introduction to Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril edited by Kevin Merida. New York: PublicAffairs, 2007.
                                      • Edward P. Jones on Writing in Ambergris 10 (1994) edited by Mark Kissling.
                                      • The PEN/Hemingway Prize Keynote Address (2007) published in
                                        The Hemingway Review 27.1 (Fall 2007): 7-13.
                                      • A series of interviews available online, with links at the end of this CFP.

                                      In addition to the Pulitzer win, Jones' work has also been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award (twice) and has won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award, among others. Jones himself has been the recipient of both an NEA Grant and a Macarthur 'Genius' Grant, and currently holds a position teaching creative writing at George Washington University in his hometown of Washington, DC. Yet despite the critical acclaim and accolades that Jones has received, there does not yet exist a volume of criticism devoted solely to his work. Ideally, the volume to be published in 2011 will honor Jones' work both by bringing it to the attention of readers unfamiliar with it and by providing future critics with a single resource to which they can refer when writing about Jones in years to come.

                                      -

                                      INTERVIEWS WITH EDWARD P. JONES

                                      A number of interviews with Edward P. Jones are freely available online. Contributors may find these useful:

                                      Also valuable is Wyatt Mason's Harper's article on the Jones oeuvre, the first piece of serious criticism to attempt to bring Jones' work to the attention of a wider audience: http://harpers.org/media/pages/2006/09/pdf/HarpersMagazine-2006-09-00812... (PDF file).

                                      UPDATE: Neely Tucker's profile of Edward P. Jones, written for The Washington Post, is an excellent source of biographical information: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/06/AR200911....

                                      cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 38711Transitions: New Directions in Comics Studies (Symposium - Nov. 5th 2010)Birkbeck, University of London/Comica 2010a.venezia@english.bbk.ac.uk1286601687cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Birkbeck, University of London/Comica 2010contact email: a.venezia@english.bbk.ac.uk

                                      Comica Symposium 2010
                                      Transitions: New Directions in Comics Studies http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/news/comica-symposium-2010 Friday November 5th 2010
                                      School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London
                                      9:30 am to 5 pm, room B01, Clore Management Centre,25-27 Torrington Square, WC1E 7JL

                                      A one-day event promoting the multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

                                      Speakers: Maggie Gray (UCL); Chris Howard (SOAS); Sarah Lightman (Glasgow); Ben Little (Middlesex); Catriona MacLeod (Glasgow); Ernesto Priego (UCL); Nicola Streeten (Lincoln); Maria Vaccarella (KCL); Sarah Zaidan (Kingston). Chairs: Dr. Will Brooker (Kingston); Paul Gravett (director of Comica); Dr. Ariel Kahn (Roehampton). Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central Saint Martins).

                                      Comics studies is a growing field in the academy, as testified by the emergence of multiple conferences and journals dedicated to comics in all their forms both nationally and internationally. It is an area that occupies, in the UK at least, a necessarily interdisciplinary space. Such a position is potentially one of strength, allowing for the convergence of diverse disciplinary knowledges, including; English, Cultural and Media Studies, Cultural History, Fine Art, Modern Languages, and History of Visual Media. Transitions is a one-day symposium devoted exclusively to promoting multi-disciplinary research of comics and graphic novels, manga, bande dessinée, webcomics and other forms of sequential art. Rather than be restricted by a specific theme, the aim of the symposium is to highlight research from postgraduate research students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodologies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge.

                                      Dr. Roger Sabin, Reader in Popular Culture at Central Saint Martins and author of Adult Comics and Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels, will introduce the event and respond to the panel papers. By thinking about comics across different disciplines, the intention is to spark debate and address a wide spectrum of questions. Following the papers and response, there will be a roundtable discussion from artists/scholars who will reflect on the links between the two practices. Work will be on display in the foyer throughout the event. The day will conclude with a wine reception.

                                      Transitions is organised as the opening event of Comica 2010, the London International Comics Festival in association with Birkbeck, University of London, Studies in Comics, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and European Comic Art.

                                      Attendance is free. Contact Tony Venezia and Paul Gravett to register (a.venezia@english.bbk.ac.uk and paul@paulgravett.com).

                                      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culture 38712CFP: Partners in Suspense: Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock: 24th-26th March 2011Dr Steve Rawle / York St John Universitys.rawle@yorksj.ac.uk1286616963americanfilm_and_televisionfull name / name of organization: Dr Steve Rawle / York St John Universitycontact email: s.rawle@yorksj.ac.uk

                                      Partners in Suspense: Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock: 24th, 25th, 26th March 2011

                                      Organised by Faculty of Arts, York St John University, York, UK

                                      "Hitchcock and Herrmann shared a dark, tragic sense of life, a brooding view of human relationships, and a compulsion to explore aesthetically the private world of the romantic fantasy." Donald Spoto, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

                                      One of the most famous, tempestuous and productive creative relationships in Hollywood, Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock collaborated on some of cinema's most memorable films, sequences and musical motifs. To coincide with Herrmann's centenary in 2011, this three-day conference seeks to explore the relationship between Herrmann and Hitchcock and aims to bring together practitioners and academics working on a range of theoretical, analytical and historical perspectives.

                                      Analyses of film have long favoured the visual frame over the aural or musical text, rather than considering the film text as a whole. The conference will seek to address this problematic area of film theory and analysis as well as research on the working partnership between Hitchcock and Herrmann, engaging with new work on the relationship between sound and vision, theories of film music and broader implications of the legacies of both Hitchcock and Herrmann. Papers are also invited that examine Herrmann's broader catalogue of film music beyond the works with Hitchcock, from Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver, as well as those that consider theoretical perspectives on film music, authorship and the nature of collaboration via the Hitchcock-Herrmann partnership.

                                      Confirmed Keynotes:

                                      Professor Richard Allen (New York University)

                                      Professor emeritus Neil Sinyard (University of Hull)

                                      Professor David Cook (University of Leeds)

                                      Dr Kevin Donnelly (University of Southampton)

                                      Special Events:

                                      Filmmaker Mark Herman (Brassed Off, Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) will participate in a Q&A exploring his work with renowned film composers, including Trevor Jones and James Horner.

                                      The Tippett Quartet, as part of their HerrmannFest 2011, will perform selections of Herrmann's film music.

                                      Possible themes include (but not limited to):

                                      · The working relationship between Herrmann and Hitchcock

                                      · Legacies of the Hitchcock-Herrmann collaboration

                                      · Herrmann's work with other filmmakers

                                      · Performing Herrmann's concert music

                                      · Theoretical approaches to film music composition

                                      · Recording film music as a technical and practical process

                                      · Reading strategies for film music

                                      · The relationship between sound and vision

                                      · Considerations of authorship

                                      · Collaboration between filmmakers and composers

                                      · Narrative uses of music

                                      · Relationships between music and narrative

                                      · Interactions between music and screen performance

                                      · Any other relevant theoretical or practical perspective

                                      The organisers invite proposals for open call papers, pre-constituted panels, as well as workshops that apply practical responses to the issues addressed by the conference. Potential contributors are invited to submit a 300 word abstract and short bio to partnersinsuspense@gmail.com by 15 December 2010. Panel proposals should include a 300 word summary of the panel in addition to abstracts and bios. Workshops proposals require a 500 summary, an outline of the session's goals, and bios for all participants. Acceptance notices will be returned by 15 January 2011. Selected papers will be published in an edited collection.

                                      Please address any general queries to Vanessa Simmons (v.simmons@yorksj.ac.uk).

                                      cfp categories: americanfilm_and_television 38713Christian Scholars' Conference 2011 The Path of Discovery: Science, Theology, and the Academy June 16-18, 2011 Pepperdine UniverStephanie M. Eddlemanszeddleman@harding.edu1286629622cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturereligionscience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: Stephanie M. Eddlemancontact email: szeddleman@harding.edu

                                      Crime Fiction, Science, and The Battle Between Good and Evil

                                      A universal theme in Judeo-Christian literature is the battle between good and evil. This theme plays out in many genres—from Milton's epic poetry to Tolkien's fantasy novels, to Wilkie Collins' Moonstone, a novel described by T. S. Eliot as "the first and greatest of English detective novels." As Knutson notes, "The first practitioners within crime writing prepared the genre for a conservative worldview [in which] there was a binary opposition between right and wrong, good and evil," and for the popular subgenre of forensic crime drama, the dichotomy still holds true. However, science has replaced God as the "good" and religion is often linked to evil (bigotry, intolerance, insanity) in the epic battle between good and evil. Submissions are welcome on any aspect of the role of science and/or religion in the battle between good and evil in crime fiction. This session invites submissions from both working scholars and PhD students.

                                      Abstracts of 100 to 150 words and a brief bio should be sent in a Word attachment via e-mail by 21 December, 2010 to: Stephanie M. Eddleman, szeddleman@harding.edu.

                                      Notice of acceptance of your paper will be provided by January 18, 2011.

                                      For more information about the conference, go to http://www.pepperdine.edu/christian-scholars-conference/

                                      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturereligionscience_and_culture 38714CFP: The Ridiculously Violent in Science Fiction (10/30/10; ICFA 32 3/16/11-3/20/11)Andrew Ferguson / University of Virginiaaf3pj@virginia.edu1286678673americanfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturescience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Andrew Ferguson / University of Virginiacontact email: af3pj@virginia.edu

                                      Participants are being sought for a paper session on violence considered or depicted as ridiculous, for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

                                      Possible topics include slapstick, gallows humor, spatterpunk/gore, gleeful dismemberment, Grand Guignol, or any other form of over-the-top grotesquerie or violence taken to a ridiculous extreme (in keeping with the conference theme, The Ridiculous in the Fantastic) in science-fiction literature, television, cinema, graphic narrative, or any other medium.

                                      The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 16 - 20, 2011 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel. Guests of Honor are Connie Willis and Terry Bisson, and the Guest Scholar is Andrea Hairston. For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org (you can also sign up for the listserv there).

                                      Proposals should include a 300-word abstract indicating the project's scholarly or theoretical context. Be sure to include current/working contact information (snail mail AND email addresses). Presenters must be members of IAFA at the time of the conference. Be sure to indicate all audio-visual equipment needs in this initial proposal; later A/V requests cannot be guaranteed.

                                      CONTACT INFORMATION:
                                      Andrew Ferguson
                                      University of Virginia
                                      219 Bryan Hall
                                      PO Box 400121
                                      Charlottesville, VA 22904
                                      af3pj@virginia.edu

                                      The deadline for receipt of submissions is October 30, 2010. However, proposals will be reviewed and accepted as they are received. Electronic submissions are preferred.

                                      Please feel free to forward this call to other listservs, organizations, and individuals who might be interested.

                                      cfp categories: americanfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturescience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 387152011 Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference (17-19 March 2011) at UNC AshevilleThe Philological Association of the Carolinasbhobby@unca.edu1286712509americancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositiontwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: The Philological Association of the Carolinascontact email: bhobby@unca.edu

                                      Call for Papers and Panels
                                      35th Annual PAC Conference
                                      17-19 March 2011
                                      University of North Carolina at Asheville

                                      We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

                                      Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 10 December 2010:

                                      American / British Topics
                                      Dr. Blake Hobby (bhobby@unca.edu)
                                      Assistant Professor of Literature and Language and Director of the Honors Program
                                      University of North Carolina at Asheville

                                      Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics
                                      Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner (krickaignerka@wofford.edu)
                                      Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
                                      Wofford College

                                      Panel proposals must include a letter of justification along with the session title; brief abstracts in English of all proposed papers; and the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliation of all participants.

                                      Postscript (pachome.org/wp) is the peer-reviewed journal of the organization, which publishes scholarly papers, provided contributors become PAC members.

                                      The Philological Association of the Carolinas
                                      www.pachome.org

                                      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositiontwentieth_century_and_beyond 38716[UPDATE] Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations from Antiquity to the PresentLeiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplinesc.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl1286716652african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplinescontact email: c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

                                      IMAGINING EUROPE - PERSPECTIVES, PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT

                                      REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS - LUICD Graduate Conference 2011

                                      Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
                                      27 and 28 January 2011

                                      Confirmed keynote speakers:

                                      Professor Edith Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London
                                      Professor Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

                                      THE CONFERENCE

                                      'Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique'. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent. In 1919, for instance, Paul Valéry imagined Europe as a living creature, with 'a consciousness acquired through centuries of bearable calamities, by thousands of men of the first rank, from innumerable geographical, ethnic and historical coincidences'. Of course this is only one of a multitude of different representations. Europe has always signified different things to different people in different places – inside Europe as well as outside. Europe meant, for instance, something different to Voltaire, l'aubergiste d'Europe, at Ferney in the 1760s than to Athanasius Kircher in Rome a century earlier or to Barack Obama in Washington today.

                                      This conference explores the different ways in which Europe has been imagined and represented, from inside as well as outside Europe and from classical antiquity to the present day. This wide scope reflects the historical range of the LUICD's three research programmes (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies) as well as the intercontinental focus of many of the institute's research projects. The conference aims to present a diachronic perspective of some of the many images of Europe, with particular attention to the historical, cultural and economic contexts in which these images were created and the media and genres in which they have been presented.

                                      Although the emphasis of the conference lies on different and changing perspectives, perceptions and representations, it also wants to explore the notion of similarity – are there any aspects that keep recurring in the different visions, aspects that might even be said to be intrinsically European?

                                      The conference aims to provide a platform for graduate students in the humanities, from Leiden as well as other universities in the Netherlands and abroad, to present and exchange their ideas in an international and interdisciplinary environment. The organising committee is honoured that Professor Jonathan Israel and Professor Edith Hall have accepted our invitation to act as keynote speakers and participate in discussions during the conference.

                                      PROPOSALS

                                      The LUICD Graduate Conference aims to reflect the institute's interdisciplinary and international character and as such welcomes proposals from graduate students from all disciplines within the humanities, from universities from the Netherlands as well as abroad. The conference wants to present a variety of different perspectives on Europe (from within as well as outside the European continent) and those working in fields related to other continents are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal.

                                      Subjects may include historical events, processes and discourses, textual and/or visual representations, literary or art canons, colonial and post-colonial relations, philosophical developments and political issues. Questions that could be raised include: how did (and do) oppositions such as barbarism versus civilization, Christianity versus paganism or old versus new worlds relate to the conceptualization of Europe? What role does (perceived) cultural superiority play in these oppositions? What ideas might be regarded as predecessors of or alternatives to the concept of Europe? In what ways did (and do) forms of universalism and regionalism compete with identity formation on a continental level? How have individual artists represented Europe? How do different (literary) genres, such as travel literature, historiography or letters, construct a particular image of Europe or Europe's relations with other cultures? Is it possible for art collections to imagine Europe or to question existing perceptions of Europe? How do migrant literature and cinema reflect the changing identity of Europe today?

                                      Please send your proposal (max. 300 words) for a 20-minute paper to C.Maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl . The deadline for the proposals is 1 November 2010 – you will be notified whether or not your proposal has been selected before 15 November 2010.

                                      After the conference, the proceedings will be published either on-line or in book form. More information on this will follow in due course.

                                      A conference website ( http://hum.leiden.edu/icd/imagining-europe ), with more information about the programme, speakers, accommodation and other conference matters, will be launched later this autumn, but if you have any questions regarding the conference and/or the proposal, please do not hesitate to contact us at the above e-mail address.

                                      The organizing committee:

                                      Drs. Thera Giezen
                                      Drs. Jacqueline Hylkema
                                      Drs. Coen Maas

                                      cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 38717Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing (3/31-4/3/2011; 10/22/10)British Women Writers Conferencewilliams@kutztown.edu1286721844ecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitypoetryromanticscience_and_culturevictorianfull name / name of organization: British Women Writers Conferencecontact email: williams@kutztown.edu

                                      Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics in British Women's Writing
                                      British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal

                                      Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 Columbus, OH

                                      Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on the relationship between aesthetics and environmentalism in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We are especially interested in papers dealing with late 18th-century or Romantic writers.
                                      500-word abstracts due by October 22, 2010, please include full affiliation and contact information.

                                      Email Andrea Crow crow.73@buckeyemail.osu.edu and Todd Williams williams@kutztown.edu

                                      cfp categories: ecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitypoetryromanticscience_and_culturevictorian 38718 "Global Lesbian Cinema" Special Issue for The Journal of Lesbian StudiesJennifer Gauthier & Daniel Farrjgauthier@randolphcollege.edu1286728262americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Jennifer Gauthier & Daniel Farrcontact email: jgauthier@randolphcollege.edu

                                      We seek papers on the topic of Global Lesbian Cinema, broadly defined, for a special issue of The Journal of Lesbian Studies. This issue will explore the lesbian experience as it figures in fiction and documentary, narrative and experimental, mainstream and independent films, from diverse cultures/nations across the globe and in various stages of development.

                                      Papers might address single films or individual directors, take a comparative/cross-cultural approach, track historical development or examine the cinema of a specific nation or region of the world. We seek both pieces that speak to the portrayal of lesbians and work that examines lesbian-made cinema. Additionally, we hope to assemble a group of papers that addresses a variety of lesbian personifications including, but not limited to, diversity across racial-ethnic identity, cultural/national identity, class, family and youth, disability/ableism, and across the lifespan.

                                      We welcome multi-disciplinary approaches to the topic coming from fields such as sociology, cinema studies, cultural studies, literary studies, art history, psychology, communications, and global studies.

                                      Although we are centering upon lesbian cinema, we may also consider explorations of bisexual, transgender, or queer personifications if there is a strong connection to the main focus of the issue.

                                      Please direct inquiries or submit a proposal of no more than 500 words, or a completed paper, and a brief CV to Jennifer Gauthier, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Randolph College, jgauthier@randolphcollege.edu or Daniel Farr, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Randolph College, dfarr@randolphcollege.edu by January 1, 2011. Invitations for full-papers will be dispersed by late January with a paper deadline of May 30, 2011.

                                      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culture 38719Craft Critique Culture: Transposition. University of Iowa, April 16-17Craft Critique Culture, University of Iowakatherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu1286729308graduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryfull name / name of organization: Craft Critique Culture, University of Iowacontact email: katherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu

                                      11th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference 2011:
                                      Transposition
                                      University of Iowa, April 16-17

                                      What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?

                                      This year's keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. University of Iowa faculty member Lori Branch's work includes Restoration and 18th-Century British literature, religion and secularism, and literary theory and theology. Her keynote will address her recent work with Stephenie Meyers's Twilight series.

                                      Craft Critique Culture is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy. We invite the submission of critical, theoretical and original creative work in a variety of media and across the humanities, sciences and legal disciplines. In the past, submissions have included not only traditional scholarly papers but also film, video, music, writing, visual art and artists' books. In this year, we are hoping to include performance.

                                      Topics could include:
                                      • Adaptations into different genres, forms and media
                                      • Adoption and adaptation of critical or research methodologies between disciplines
                                      • Adoption or adaptation of methods, disciplines, or specific works into different locations and/or cultures
                                      • The migration of people and/or objects
                                      • Issues of translation
                                      • Copyright and property issues (plagiarism, theft, pirating)
                                      • "Modernization" of artistic and critical works
                                      • Transgender and transvestitism
                                      • Border studies
                                      • Transnationalist scholarship
                                      • Digital poetics
                                      • Approaches crossing or combining creative, critical and/or scientific work.
                                      • Synasthesia
                                      • Exhibition, publication and performance
                                      • Collage, found art
                                      • "High" and "low" culture

                                      Please submit abstracts of no more than 350 words. Full panels (featuring three papers) may also be proposed. Each panel proposal should consist of three abstracts and a brief explanation of the panel's purpose and relevance to the conference. Each panel submission should total no more than 1,000 words. Please include name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), street address, telephone number, and email address on all abstracts and proposals. Please submit all paper abstracts or panel proposals to Craft Critique Culture studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu. Submission deadline is February 1st, 2011. Visit the website at www.uiowa.edu/~c3conf for more information and scheduling updates.

                                      cfp categories: graduate_conferencesinterdisciplinary 38720Aids in Culture: Explorations in the Cultural History of AidsInternational Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studiesliowlb@aidsinculture.org1286733373african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studiescontact email: liowlb@aidsinculture.org

                                      Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS International Conference

                                      Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2010

                                      Conference Languages: English, Castilian
                                      Aids in Culture VI: Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS Mexico City, 9 - 14 December 2010

                                      Conference Homepage: http://www.aidsinculture.org

                                      AIDS is not simply an illness or a biomedical phenomenon. The conference cycle "AIDS in Culture" organised by Enkidu Magazine in Mexico City and the International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS) in cooperation with CNDH (The National Human Rights Commission in Mexico) seeks to examine cultural responses to AIDS in different cultures and societies across a wide range of perspectives.

                                      The conference will explore the processes by which AIDS is constructed as a cultural phenomenon and how different societies in their encounters with AIDS attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. The conference aims at bringing together academics working in all relevant disciplines as well as activists, artists and other professionals, and promoting innovative multidisciplinary and multicultural exchange and dialogue.

                                      Also in this year, the conference will follow a similar model as in previous years with a large number of thematic sessions addressing several different issues. Papers are welcomed on virtually all related topics and themes related to the cultural and social construction of Aids, independently of time period and space. Also papers of comparative phenomena will be considered. Interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged.

                                      Among the themes of interest are the following:

                                      - AIDS and Cultural Texts: Power and Representation.
                                      - Representations of AIDS in art, movies, music, poetry, religion and literature from the 1980s until today.
                                      - Silences and taboos in discourses on HIV/AIDS.
                                      - Aesthetic responses to the challenge. Rituals, customs, and fetishism.
                                      - Cultural practices that influence the spread of HIV/AIDS
                                      - AIDS and collective and individual identities: Race, Class, Gender etc
                                      - AIDS and Politics, Lobbying and Activism: Power, Representation and Activism.
                                      - Constructions and reconstructions of AIDS in political, faith and ideology based discourse, legal issues and policy making throughout the world: Who has the authority to speak and who is silenced?
                                      - AIDS and theory: Cultural Studies, Queer Studies, Religious Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Literary Studies and all related disciplines. How do we theorize and analyse experiences and the meaning of illness?
                                      - The ,significance' of AIDS for individuals and communities; the cultural factors influencing our perceptions of health and illness experiences.
                                      - AIDS and psychosocial affects and effects. Cultures of silence.
                                      - Indigenous knowledge and responses to AIDS
                                      - Stories and Histories about AIDS
                                      - AIDS and Oral History

                                      Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. Interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome since all these topics in themselves stretch across several disciplines: history, literary studies, linguistics, psychology, political sciences, pedagogy, ethnology, anthropology, sociology...

                                      Graduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to attend and present papers. Selected papers from the conference will also this year be published in book form.

                                      * PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS

                                      500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee in English, Castilian, German or French.. The conference languages will be English and Castilian. Interpretations of the conference theme ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.

                                      Papers should be of approximately 20 - 30 minutes duration (circa 8 - 10 pages). Other forms of presentation, for instance workshops, panel debates and poster sessions will be considered on request.

                                      * PROPOSALS FOR PANEL SESSIONS

                                      Typically, a panel of academic papers should include 3 (maximum 4) speakers and 1 moderator (session chair). Each session will last for 2 hours allowing for 30 minutes for each speaker and a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion.
                                      Proposers should submit:
                                      (1) Session title and a session intro (ca 100 words),
                                      (2) Paper titles,
                                      (3) Abstracts for each paper (500 words),
                                      (4) Short biography for each participant and the panel chair (ca 100-150 words),
                                      (5) Institutional affiliation and address for each participant,
                                      (6) Audio-visual and other technical requirements.

                                      If you would like to propose a panel session, and want assistance in finding speakers and/or a session chair, we can publish a call for papers for your panel session on the conference web site and distribute it in our newsletter. If you have an idea for a thematic panel session and would like us to publish a call for papers on the conference website, please send us a proposal by e-mail to info@aidsinculture.org or liowlb@enkidumagazine.com

                                      * PROPOSALS FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

                                      Abstracts are to be submitted, along with the presenter's name, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation. It is recommended to use the form here:

                                      http://www.enkidumagazine.com/eventos/aidsinculture/registration_en.htm

                                      when submitting an abstract. However, abstracts will also be accepted as e-mail attachments to info@aidsinculture.org All correspondence for this conference will be conducted via email Abstracts and summaries of the conference papers will be made available at the conference web page.

                                      We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted within few days. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to resend your abstract and resubmit your registration form, and if possible, suggest an alternative e-mail address. In particular delegates using hotmail or yahoo accounts to receive conference related e-mails often experience problems receiving conference information by e-mail.

                                      E-mails from the conference organisers are often delivered to your spam folder and not to your inbox, unless you remember to add the following e-mail addresses: info@aidsinculture.org and liowlb@aidsinculture.org The first address is the general e-mail address of AIDSinCULTURE.org and will be used to send conference newsletters and general information. The second, is the e-mail address of the academic coordinator of the conference and will be used for individual communication with delegates.

                                      * EXHIBITORS, PUBLISHERS AND ARTISTS:

                                      Artists are welcome to suggest exhibitions and displays of art during the conference.

                                      Organisations, universities and publishers are welcome to sign up for information stands at the conference centre. Commercial exhibitors pay a modest daily fee.

                                      The following information is required by artists, publishers and other exhibitors during the conference:

                                      1) Technical Description of the information stand or artwork with indications of technical requirements for their presentation, the size and extension of the individual artworks to be presented.
                                      2) Estimated Insurance value of the artworks

                                      3) One image of a representative sample of artistic work for the exhibitions can be sent by e-mail to the conference organizers in the format tiff or jpg.

                                      4) Curriculum Vitae of artist (or organisation).

                                      5) Description of Exhibition (300 - 500 words).

                                      6) Short bio of artist (or organisation).

                                      cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 38721CFP: Images of Children and/or ChildhoodRed Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)debbieo@okstate.edu1286735240african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)contact email: debbieo@okstate.edu

                                      Red Feather Journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child and childhood throughout the world's visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of media: children's film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print resources, art, or any other visual medium. Some sample topics include, but are certainly not limited to: studies of images of children of color; child as commodity; images of children in international films; political uses of the child image; children in advertising; childhood as myth, visual adaptations of children's literary works; child welfare images; images of children and/in war; the child image in video games; or any other critical examination of the child image, or childhood, in a variety of visual mediums. Red Feather Journal welcomes international submissions.

                                      Red Feather Journal will also consider submissions of tasteful photo essays or artistic works. Copyright information, including permission for use of each image, must be included with the submission. Red Feather will not use any image without the express written consent of its copyright holder.

                                      Submissions to Red Feather Journal are accepted on a rolling basis. Red Feather Journal is published twice a year, in February and September, and adheres to the MLA citation system. Authors are welcome to submit articles in other citations systems, with the understanding that, upon acceptance, conversion to MLA is a condition of publication. Red Feather Journal is indexed through EBSCO host and MLA bibliography.

                                      Interested contributors please submit the paper, an abstract, and a brief biography (with full contact information) as attachments in Word to debbieo@okstate.edu

                                      Deadline for submissions for the spring 2011 issue is December 1st, 2010.

                                      cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 38722Masculinity in Eudora Welty's Fiction, 2011 American Literature Association Conference - proposal deadline Dec. 1, 2010Harriet Pollack, Eudora Welty Societypollack@bucknell.edu1286739179americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiestwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Harriet Pollack, Eudora Welty Societycontact email: pollack@bucknell.edu

                                      Eudora Welty Society, Call for Papers
                                      American Literature Association Conference
                                      May 26-29, 2011, Boston, MA

                                      Glamorous Scoundrels, Vaunting Heroes, Protective Fathers, Wandering Lovers: Masculinity in Welty's Fiction

                                      This panel will consider the roles men play in Welty's work. Welty's men are robber bridegrooms, protective fathers, glamorous scoundrels, vaunting heroes, adored rapists, overseers, optimists. What can we say Welty does with male gender identities? How does she construct, revise, parody, adore, queer or critique the performance of masculinity? What do we learn from looking at men in one or several of her fictions? What do we learn from looking at groupings of her father figures, or of her husbands, her sons or lovers? Is there a relationship between the father we meet in One Writer's Beginnings (that is Eudora's own), the fathers in her "autobiographical" stories, and the general patterns? Which patterns are visible across her work, and over the course of her career? Do the treatments change in time? Do they inform one another? All related topics are welcome. Please send inquiries and statements of intent, as soon as possible, and titled paper proposals of 500 words by December 1, 2010 to Harriet Pollack, Bucknell University, at pollack@bucknell.edu.

                                      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiestwentieth_century_and_beyond 38723Violence in Eudora Welty's Fiction - Session for 2011 American Literature Assn. Conference - proposal deadline Dec. 15, 2010David McWhirter, Eudora Welty Societyd-mcwhirter@tamu.edu1286739459americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiestwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: David McWhirter, Eudora Welty Societycontact email: d-mcwhirter@tamu.edu

                                      Eudora Welty Society, Call for Papers
                                      American Literature Association Conference
                                      May 26-29, 2011, Boston, MA

                                      Violence in the Fiction of Eudora Welty

                                      Critics have tended to see Welty as lyrical or humorous or even serious, but not as someone who writes about violence. Whether we define violence as domestic, related to war or racial
                                      conflict, or simply as the violence of a soul battling the forces of the environment, death, and day-to-day life, violence sits on the edge or in the coded interior of almost every Welty novel and story. While we have come to understand that Welty was not a bystander to life or politics, we have rarely addressed this central issue of her work. We welcome papers focused on any aspect or manifestation of violence – historical, social or psychological – in Welty's fiction, and/or papers exploring Eudora Welty's relationship to the violence that rocked the foundations of Jackson, Mississippi and raged throughout the world during her lifetime. Please send inquiries and statements of intent, as soon as possible, and titled paper proposals of 500 words by December 15, 2010, to David McWhirter, Texas A&M University, d-mcwhirter@tamu.edu.

                                      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiestwentieth_century_and_beyond 38724Southern Literature and Culture April 20-23, 2011Popular Culture Associationchris.bloss@gmail.com1286747673african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_cultureprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromantictravel_writingfull name / name of organization: Popular Culture Associationcontact email: chris.bloss@gmail.com

                                      This year the conference will be held in lovely San Antonio, TX from April 20-23 at the Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-1000. Please see the official web-site for more information at http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php. Contemporary Southern literature remains a growing area for further/future discussion(s) and criticism(s) within the context of society. This CFP seeks contributors offering a wide variety of interpretations and criticisms of contemporary Southern literature and culture against the backdrop of popular culture and postmodern society, although other approaches are also solicited.

                                      Presentations covering a broad range of Southern literature pieces, critical approaches, and cultural interpretations are welcome; presentations should be developed for a 15-minute reading. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

                                      • Any new and rising Southern literary work
                                      • Contrasts between Flannery O'Connor's and other contemporary author's work
                                      • Explication of canonical work
                                      • Film and television work depicting Southern Culture
                                      • Southern literature in the age of postmodernism
                                      • Gender roles in contemporary work
                                      • Religion and/or feminist themes
                                      • Southern Nostalgia and History
                                      • New readings of traditionally-accepted Southern literature
                                      • Film explications (discussion of traditionally "southern" elements)
                                      • Anything dealing with Southern literature or culture
                                      • Comparative readings.
                                      • Home Remedies
                                      • Legends
                                      • Biography

                                      This list contains only suggestions, and all approaches and subjects are welcome and appreciated. Film, art, archival histories, oral histories, anything, basically, is open to discussion. The goal is to learn more about the South and its parameters. Please be open and creative with the items you propose; all submissions concerning popular culture are considered. Additionally, if you have a panel that deserves special attention, please let me know in your letter or email so I can recommend it to the PCA administration. Basically, anything dealing with the South is fair game—film, novels, stories, poetry, theory, recipes, etc., anything remotely Southern fits the bill! Please submit a no more than a 250-word abstract to Dr. Christopher Bloss, Area Chair, by December 15, 2010. Contributors will be notified by email within two business days of submission. The conference takes place March 31 through April 3. Please submit an email abstract (Word or RTF only) to: chris.bloss@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or require additional information.

                                      • Graduate students are encouraged to apply. This is not simply a forum for seasoned professionals, although they are also attend and present, but a place to experience the art of scholarly presentation in a comfortable environment. Information about hotel reservations and conference registration may be found at the conference web-site. Check the conference web-site as the time grows closer at http://www.pcaaca.org/areas/areas.php Please provide title of paper, school affiliation (if any), email address, and phone number. These will only be used in case we absolutely need to contact you.

                                      Sincerely,
                                      Chris

                                      -- Dr. Christopher R. Bloss
                                      Auburn University
                                      (706) 341-7447 (Cell)
                                      chris.bloss@gmail.com

                                      cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_cultureprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromantictravel_writing