The Call for Proposals/Presentations is being extended to August 1, 2009.
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The Call for Proposals/Presentations is being extended to August 1, 2009.
"Our Monsters, Ourselves"
This panel seeks papers on the historical significance and meaning of the monsters everywhere in our cultural moment. Following the line of thought that a society's supernatural monsters in many ways define them, "Our Monsters, Ourselves" hopes to open the discussion of the ways monsters in recent fiction and film represent the tacit panics, problems and pleasures of English-language, North American culture in 2010. Monsters are defined, for this panel, as those creatures presented as explicitly and literally "supernatural" or "artificial" by their authors.
A short list of dramatis personae might include vampires, ware-wolves, robots, ghosts, AI figures, witches and demons.
"South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010, Montreal. Deadline: 9/30/09
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Call for Papers: South Asia's Orients
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
Deadline for submitting abstracts or proposals: September 30, 2009
Call for Papers
Panel on "Thinking the Sacred Today"
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
In keeping with SAMLA's theme for this year (Human Rights and the Humanities) this panel aims to examine the ways in which the scrutinizing view of the public eye impacts the construction of a character's identity in the work of William Faulkner. For example, in her book Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality (2003), Joane Nagel argues that race is a social construction rather than an inherent aspect of identity and writes that racial divisions are created in order to "form a barrier to hold some people in and keep others out, to define who is pure and who is impure, to shape our view of ourselves and others." How do racial divisions—or other socially constructed divisions, such as sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, etc.—impact relationships within a society?
POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS
SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Representations of Masculinities in Spanish film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area from scholars and academics as well as filmmakers.
Topics related to the representation of masculinities may include, but are not limited to:
What is the state of queerness in Caribbean literature and criticism in the early twenty-first century? Do Caribbean writers now find it possible to explore a more diverse range of sexual identities and experiences than formerly; is there a new wave of voices breaking the silence that Michelle Cliff both acknowledged and challenged in the 1980s? This panel will examine queer presences (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, androgynous, hermaphrodite) in Caribbean literature. It seeks both discussions of texts that explicitly present queer characters and engage queer experience, and interesting re-readings of texts not commonly placed within this rubric. Papers (in English) on texts from the francophone and hispanophone Caribbean particularly welcome.
Unearthing Ephemera: Retrieving the Extra-Poetic Work of 20th-Century American Poets
Call for Papers, 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
VAMPIRES, PARASITES, AND INVADERS IN NATURE AND SOCIETY
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
What are the rhetorical parameters of human rights? How are rights defined, and who is entitled to them? This panel will engage with the ethical implications of formations of language in Transatlantic Modernist fiction. The Modernist era saw the development of a host of declarations, treaties, and conventions aiming to codify an emerging philosophy of supposedly "universal" human rights.
Contest(ed) Writing: Reconceptualizing Literacy Competitions(tentative title for edited collection)
Editor: Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University
We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, film and art. While inquiring into the discursive constructions and multi-layered cultural re-enactments of the "violence mythos" (Whitmer), we are interested in the mechanisms of conversion whereby the seductive powers of aestheticized violence allow a reader/viewer to move past a "front-line vocabulary of cruelty" (Ackley) and become captivated by the beauty of such representations. How, in other words, do aesthetics intersect with violence?
Questions we would like the contributors to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," taking place on 30 October, 2009.
The School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Dancehouse, Forum Theatre, ACMI, RMIT Design Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
1-3 October 2009
(Tuesday 17 July 2009 – Deadline for early bird Registration)
Submission is invited for papers is invited that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Deadline for submission: September, 2009
The Thirty First Bird Review is a Pittsburgh based journal of religion and literature. We are interested in both creative, and critical approaches to the discussion of faith and literature. The journal is not denominational, and does not take a sectarian approach to religious questions. Poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction, and critical reviews are all welcome. We also publish philosophy, theology, theory and critical work. While we are not peer reviewed, we would like to publish academics who want like to take part in a serious, and yet informal discourse on the questions of religion, literature and culture.
The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/
May 13-16, 2010
Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As ever, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.
Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.
The Sidney Society will sponsor one or more open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the Seventeenth Annual New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Sarasota, Florida). The conference website is
March 11-13, 2010
Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. We encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.
The notion of "state-sponsored literatures" carries with it the inevitable suggestion that political control limits creativity and hence lowers literary quality. Without denying that this has been often the case, a panel at AAS 2010 is being organized to explore the limits of this thesis in modern China. Papers are expected to focus on how state-literati relations from the late Qing through the present have resulted in both conformity and innovation, through re-imaginings of the proper relationship between literature and society. Those interested in presenting a paper should contact Daniel Fried, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction and Reality. Exploring Positions in a Complex Relationship
2009 Summer School in Munich, Germany
How does fiction relate to the "real world"? Does fiction have the power to interfere with life, and why and how do social institutions interfere with fiction? In which ways does fiction change our view of the world, and how does a changing world alter fiction? Is there a growing tendency to fictionalize the world, and how does it relate to the impulse to make fiction realistic? And which role do literary studies - and literary scholars - play in this dense and often tense web of relationships? Where is our position?
SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN, a quarterly academic journal devoted to Shakespeare and early modern drama in performance, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, is currently scheduling theatre reviews for issues in 2010 and 2011. Please contact the theatre review editor Jeremy Lopez (associate professor, Department of English, University of Toronto) for scheduling and submission guidelines: email@example.com. For further information about the journal see also http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/shakespeare_bulletin/book_reviews.html.
ANQ: American Notes and Queries invites submission to a special issue on Gay Theater from Oscar Wilde to Terrence McNally. Notes and short articles (5,000 words max.) are invited that address open or covert allusions that express a gay sensibility, analyze the indebtedness of one gay playwright to another (whether seriously or parodically), document gay performance style(s), or record a playwright's engagement with or rejection of the idea of gay theater. Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2009
The Fall 2010 issue of ANQ: American Notes and Queries will treat the topic of Women Devotional Writers of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Notes and short articles (5,000 words max.) are invited that address sources and allusions, that report newly discovered manuscript texts or offer print text emendations, or that analyze fluctuations in literary reputation. Guest editors: Kate Narveson (Luther College) and Anne Lake Prescott (Barnard College). Deadline for submission: May 15, 2010.
Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite paper proposals for presentations at the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.
Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, Co-editor of Transformative Works and Cultures, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.
The Spring 2011 issue of ANQ: American Notes and Queries will address the question of James Baldwin's influence on American letters. Submissions (5,000 words max.) are invited that identify or clarify instances of Baldwin's own indebtedness; that present tighly focused, historically based interpretations of his texts; or that document Baldwin's influence upon the texts of other writers. Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2010
ANQ: American Notes and Queries, a critical forum for research-based scholarship on the literatures of the English speaking world, is now accepting notes and short articles up to 5,000 words that identify or clarify significant allusions, supply variant manuscript readgins, document instances of influence, present tightly focused, historically based interpretations of texts, or perform other research-related tasks. Beginning in 2010, the Spring and Fall issues of each volume will address particular topics and alternate with general submission issues.
Spring 2010: Gay Theater from Wilde to McNally (deadline Nov. 15, 2009)
Fall 2010: Women Devotional Writers of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (deadline May 15, 2010)
This conference, organised jointly by Lucy Cavendish College and Anglia Ruskin University, is aimed at all those with an interest in Heyer's historical novels, whether academics or general readers. It will include formal papers and more informal discussion sessions. We would welcome papers on any aspect of Heyer's historical novels. Possible topics might include:
- her sources and influences
- theoretical approaches to her works
- her critical and popular reception
- gender, sexuality and class
Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 July 2009.
Modernism has often been considered a transgressive period; however, few have explored modernism's trespasses into childhood. This panel will consider such questions as: Who is the modernist child? In what ways do modernist experimentations in, for example, subjectivity, form, and method get applied to childhood and/or to children's literature? What are the ramifications of these youthful transgressions for the period as a whole? Send 300-500 word abstracts to Michelle Phillips at email@example.com.
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IEEE MENS 2009
International Workshop on Management of
Emerging Networks and Services
12-14 October 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia
"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.
Submission Deadline: 31st July
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love