Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual from AMS Press, is accepting submissions for volumes 2 and 3. Please visit the following link for a description of the annual and submission guidelines: http://www.amspressinc.com/rae.html.
1st Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners
A Diversity and Recognition Project
Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford
10th Biennial EASA Conference: Dis/solutions: the Future of the Past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
22-25 September 2009, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
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CFP: The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies #6
The online, peer-reviewed Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (http://irishgothich orrorjournal. homestead. com) is seeking article submissions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2009. Past contributors have included David J. Skal, Ramsey Campbell, Mark Jancovich and Kim Newman. The Deadline for submissions is May 1st 2009.
The Behaviorist views and theories are limited and inadequate when dealing with the issue of teaching problem solving and learning. Other views and theories will be explored such as the Cognitive view, memory and motivation theories, and how these views and theories would be applied to problem solving, teaching and classroom methods.
Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
Rethinking Humanities in the Age of the 'Visual'
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001
Keynote: Gayathri Chakrvorthy Spivak
3rd Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging
Friday 25th September - Monday 28th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford
States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference
Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10 March 2009
M/C - Media and Culture
is calling for contributors to the 'obsolete' issue of
M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal.
CALL FOR PAPERS
EXPERTISE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference sponsored by the Princeton
University Renaissance Studies Program
May 8-9, 2009 at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Keynote speaker: Sarah Blake McHam, Department of Art History, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick
This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.
Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature
The 1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 26, 2009 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Liberal Arts.
H.G. Wells was convinced that writing must communicate a direct social purpose and that its aesthetic qualities must be joined inextricably with it, which put him, necessarily, at odds with much of the Modernist aesthetics of the early 20th century (especially the idea of art for art's sake). And yet, Wells' rejection of certain aspects of emerging Modernism was not a disavowal of writing that concerns itself with beauty, truth, and pleasure (the realm of aesthetics); nor was it an implicit critique of aesthetic sensibility and its socio-historical significance. Rather, for Wells, to abstract the realm of the aesthetic from everyday life, from the here and now, was to make it largely irrelevant.
The FWNS sponsors the annual Francis William Newman Graduate Student Essay Contest and welcomes qualified submissions from March through July.
Intellectus ante Fidem is to be published under the auspices of the Francis William Newman Society by the Philosophy Documentation Center. It will be made available in digital format to institutional and individual subscribers through the database POIESIS. For details, please see our posting: http://www.fwnewman.org/Journal/index.html
The passing of the writer David Foster Wallace in September 2008 presents not only a tragic and significant loss to the literary world, but also an important opportunity to consider the impact and magnitude of the remarkable body of work he leaves us. From the irreverency and piercing social commentary of his journalism in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Consider The Lobster to the monumental, sprawling majesty of his gargantuan novel Infinite Jest, Wallace's writing is increasingly considered to be one of the most significant literary canons of the second half of the twentieth century.
This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods. Proposals are invited that examine how anniversaries contribute to the ways in which afterlives are remembered, sustained, and given their distinctive shapes.
Plenary Speaker: Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield)
Topics which may be covered include, but are not limited to:
1) The literature of celebration: ritual and ceremony, anniversary,
repetition and the cyclical event
2) The literature of commemoration: elegies, epitaphs, and posthumous
publications - our duties to the dead
Call for Papers:
The Veil and Cultural Dialogue/Conflict in Global Fiction, 4-5th May 2009, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
The veil has become a common sign of cultural conflict in many parts of the world. It can also be seen as a topic for cultural dialogue.
Professor Robert Sheppard (email@example.com) Edge Hill University
Dr Scott Thurston (S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk) University of Salford
Piers Hugill (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Southampton
Call for Submissions: Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry
DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION IN ISSUE 1 - FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2009
The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.
Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.
This issue emphasises cross-cultural Atlantic exchanges, noting that the ocean has served not to separate but to connect
the peoples of the Atlantic continents - Africa, South America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe - from 1492 to the present day. 'Atlantic Exchanges' seeks to encourage inter-cultural perspectives in a variety of disciplines.
eSharp welcomes submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and contributors are invited to interpret the theme broadly.
Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
Batı Kültürü ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies
7-8-9 Ekim 2009
7-8-9 October 2009
The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures
Extended deadline for proposals:
31 March 2009
Call for Papers: "Solitude & the Modern Metropolis" @ PAMLA in San Francisco 11-6/7-2009
Those modernist texts, which are concerned about the solitude of the metropolis, are in first place texts about the trauma of moving to the big city. For example, the depressive Malte Laurids Brigge and his impending move to Paris, or Esther Greenwood, in Plath's "The Jar Bell" and her move to New York City. It seems that not so much the city renders its residents lonely, but the loners find in the cityscape the space to realize their solitude.
Call for Papers
Quiddity announces The Teresa A. White Literary Award (known affectionately as the "buck-a-word" contest). $500 prize for an original, unpublished work of prose that is 500 words or fewer. All entries will also be considered for publication in Quiddity.
Linguistic and literary traditions include translation in their myth of origin – thus the linguistic and scholar Gianfranco Folena proposed to substitute the motto In principio fuit poëta with the humbler In principio fuit interpres. Following his suggestion, we welcome papers addressing translation in the Middle Ages, marking the relationship between classical, Middle Eastern and vernacular languages, and studying translation as the representation of ideas and texts in different media.
Plenary speakers: Roger Ellis, Domenico Pezzini, David Wallace.
Papers may be given in English, French, or Italian, and should be twenty minutes long. Please send a 500-word abstract and brief curriculum vitae by 31 August 2009 to:
Call for Entries
Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presentation Competition
The 17th Annual Buster Keaton Celebration, which will be held September 25 and 26, 2009, is hosting its second annual Student Presentation Competition. The winner will receive a spot on the schedule of respected film and cultural authorities who are asked to take part in the celebration each year, and will receive a stipend of $100 and travel expenses up to $400 (airfare or mileage) to facilitate his/her attendance. The student presenter will be expected to present a 30- to 40-minute presentation to the Celebration audience in PowerPoint format (with images—either still or moving) and so must be able to attend the conference as scheduled.
We invite submissions for a special panel titled, "Cities and Citizens: Romanticism in the Liberal Metropolis," part of this year's International Conference on Romanticism, to be held November 5-8 in New York City.
Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)
Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror
This special issue seeks to bring together scholars working on post September 11th fiction in order to engage with the prolific literary production that has taken as its subject the perceived consequences of September 11th and the subsequent 'war on terror'.
107th Annual Conference
Topics related to studies of Folkore and Mythology
Deadline: March 15, 2009
Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted online in the following webaddress:
Call for Papers:
We seek abstracts for our forthcoming anthology to be tentatively published in Spring 2010. "The Bloody screen: a study of violence and masculinity in postcolonial films."