The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010
UCLA FACULTY CENTER
Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: an Online Open Access E-Journal (ISSN 0975–2935) is looking for publishers and authors who are interested in getting their books reviewed by our reviewers. The journal features articles and book reviews on the following areas:
* English Literature
* Literature written in other languages
* Indian Writings in English
* Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
* Cultural Studies
* Aesthetic Studies
* Critical theories
* Literature and Environment
* Visual Arts
* Digital Arts
* Philosophy and Art
* History of Art
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta – Xi Alpha Chapter announce an extended submission deadline for The Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference
on Literature, Composition and Rhetoric
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:
1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.
Jack London's Life and Works
The 2010 National PCA/ACA Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis from Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010.
Papers on any aspect of Jack London's life and works are invited.
We will also consider papers on cultural workers who practiced during London's lifetime.
Please submit a 150-200 word abstract by 1 November 2009 to:
Area Chair, Jack London's Life and Works
1225 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"
Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven
The social crises of neoliberalism, so evident and provocative throughout the rest of the world, have finally come "home" to the global North in the form of a cataclysmic financial crisis wreaking havoc on the lives of people, workers and communities, intensifying already intolerable injustices and inequalities and justifying the intensification of surveillance, policing and militarization.
The Ometeca Journal is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the studies of the relationship between the humanities and science. Ometeca a word from the Nahuatl meaning two in one. Please submit electronic copy ofessays on eco-critical approaches to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures, MLA style, no footnotes or endnotes,by Jan. 6, 2010, to Beatriz Rivera-Barnes,firstname.lastname@example.org, guest editor, Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities, Penn State University. May visit the journal's website at www.ometeca.org.
2nd Global Conference
Culture, Politics, Ethics
Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.
2nd Global Conference
Ethics in Public Life
Monday 15th March - Wednesday 17th March 2010
The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.
Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009
NEW DEADLINE: September 15, 2009
UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.
Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery
Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America
The Indigenous Literatures of Native North America panel welcomes papers that address the works of indigenous North American writers. Special consideration will be given to papers that address the work of Thomas King, Louise Halfe, Lee Maracle, Rita Mestokosho, Armand Ruffo, and Richard Van Camp, and other indigenous Canadian writers. Submit abstracts of 300-500 words to Benjamin Carson at email@example.com.
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2009
This year the conference will be held in lovely St. Louis, Missouri from March 31 to April 3 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri(314) 621 9600
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571). Please see the official web-site for more information at http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php.
The wilderness has long been conceived of as a space of individuation, a testing ground for the independent seeker, and an "outside" to the protection, as well as the surveillance and discipline, of the dominant social order. In the United States, wilderness has also been seen as constitutive of a kind of national exceptionalism and a formative element of a uniquely "American" character. With the twentieth century the established conflation of "the west" with "the wilderness" deepened, and a tendency to conflate both with masculinity grew as well. And yet, a feminine gendering of the wilderness and an association of womanhood with the natural world has a long and complicated history in America.
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays from the humanities and social sciences on representations, cultures, and histories of labor and work. We are particularly interested in essays that engage with recent theorizations of contemporary labor practices, especially the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Christian Marazzi on, for example, immaterial and affective labor. We look to offer an issue with articles on a range of labor practices, including industrial, immaterial, manual, cultural, affective, unpaid, etc.
This special issue will also include a forum on writing practices in the University.
This call is not limited to interests of any century or geographic location.
SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE
Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri
For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php .
DEADLINE: December 15, 2009
Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)
Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:
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.
Howling For Justice: Critical Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead
Animals and Animality Across the Humanities and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, June 26-27, 2010, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario)
Keynote: Carol Adams
1st Global Conference
Magic and the Supernatural
Monday 15th March - Wednesday 17th March 2010
CFP: 38th Annual Medieval Studies Workshop, University of British Columbia [repost]
Vancouver, Canada, 13-14 November 2009
Writing the World: Representation of the
Cultural, Political and Natural World in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
'What can we know of the world? What quantity of space can our eyes hope to take in between our birth and our death? How many square centimetres of Planet Earth will the soles of our feet have touched?' (Georges Perec, Species of Spaces, p. 78).
Thanks to all who submitted during the first round call! We still have room for presentations in the American Studies area, final deadline December 15th, 2009.
Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
11th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness
Monday 15th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:
During the eighteenth-century, British Americans celebrated commodities from tobacco to sugar cane in georgic poems, displayed their cosmopolitan sensibility in narratives of inter-colonial travel, and defended colonial culture against metropolitan accusations of degeneration in natural histories. While these literatures facilitated transatlantic exchanges with Europeans in the metropolis, they also included accounts of intercultural encounters among colonists, Native Americans, and Africans. Recent scholarship has examined how colonists' transatlantic literary and commercial exchanges allowed them contribute to various metropolitan literary and philosophical discourses, from the literatures of empire to natural historical philosophies.
Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.