Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children's material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other conceptions of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world's visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of Media's: children's film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print sources, art, or any other visual medium.
Xicano, Indigenous, and Working-Class communities across the continent are finding new ways to combat and resist the increasing encroachment of global capitalism. While much lip service is paid to the idea of democracy, what we actually see is an increasing intolerance for the basic principles of citizen participation. From simple electoral participation to more complex practices of community development and political organization, most "citizens" do not even possess the basic skills for active participation in a representational Democracy. We have to ask ourselves why?
All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference. The organization is interdisciplinary and the conference offers an opportunity to work across and within traditional disciplinary boundaries.
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
Call for papers: Nature and the long nineteenth century
A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference exploring intersections of the natural world with nineteenth-century literature and culture at the University of Edinburgh, Saturday, 6 February 2010.
Keynote speakers: Dr Martin Willis, University of Glamorgan, Dr Christine Ferguson, University of Glasgow, Professor Nick Daly, University College Dublin
SW/TX Popular Culture Association
Call for Papers
The 31th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX Popular Culture Assoc./ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference Website: www.swtxpca.org
Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:
Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.
Grand Valley State University is pleased to host Shakespeare Connects, October 2-3, 2009. This conference seeks to integrate aspects of Shakespeare scholarship and performance by bringing together a unique dynamic of Shakespeare scholars, practitioners, and educators. Through the integration of these dynamics, we hope to create a unique learning environment that will enrich our understanding of Shakespearean scholarship and performance.
UPDATE: Call for Editors: Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children's Media Culture (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
Due to the wonderful response, our Editorial Board is now complete and we are suspending our call for Board members at this time.
The oral, as a system of communication, while connecting the speaker and the listener in a network of communitic experiences, produces epistemological parameters status for the individual and the community.The three day-international conference will dwell on the questions of epistemology, identity and agency as emanating from the oral within the social—including indigenous and the cosmopolitan life worlds—without inviting/invoking an essential distinction between the two. Moreover, the conference will also address performance as an integral part of orality to understand the link and rupture between the sacred and the profane and between history and memory. It will inaugurate memory as mobilizing cognition and subjectivity.
REMINDER DEADLINE 8/15
"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest
The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.
The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in Adelaide April 6-8, 2010. Hosted by the Hawke Research Institute and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.
Invited Speakers include:
Professor Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Professor Pal Ahluwalia (University of South Australia)
Professor Michael Dutton (Griffith University & Goldsmiths College)
Professor Sophie Watson (Open University)
Professor Stephanie Hemelry Donald (University of Sydney)
"The Ethics of Literature"
In recent years, literary scholarship has been increasingly concerned with ethics, both as a theme in literature and as an approach to it. Where and how do ethical concerns interrelate with literature, literary scholarship, and the academy?
Papers suitable for a twenty-minute presentation [approx. 2,000-2,500 words] are invited on the following or related topics:
• the ethics of literary pedagogy
• the ethical nature and needs of the academy
• literature and socio-political ethics
• religious ethics in literature
We also welcome papers on other topics regarding the intersection of Christianity and literature.
The language of mixture permeates the natural histories and nature writing-sections of the accounts, relaciones, and memorias of the early literatures of the Americas (1500-1800). The celebration of or resistance to the idea of a mixture that is either naturally-occurring or engineered by early modern men of letters informs encounters both real and imagined.
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
"The Ethical Turn to Literature":
Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures. It focuses on the cross-currents of attraction and repulsion at the turn of the century. This event asks whether affinities exist innately in the body as psychological and emotional connections, and investigates those affinities which are cultural constructions. It questions whether affinities are permanent or can be eroded by the passage of time.
We invite research students from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to present papers considering affinities across the threshold of the Victorian and Modernist worlds.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
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.
Contributions are sought for a book on women in spaces of transit in Anglo-American literature from 1860 to the present day. The projected edited book sets out to explore representations in literature of the presence of women in spaces of transit such as trains, hotels, bedsits, cafés, hospitals, parks, paths, rivers, seas etc. in which the familiar distinction between public and private space is eroded or suspended.
17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009
Call for Student Papers
Conference Date: December 3-5, 2009
Location: Claremont, California
Paper Submission Due: Monday, August 31, 2009 to email@example.com
Conference Website: whiteheadresearch.org/butler-whitehead
The Whitehead Research Project (WRP) is hosting a major international event that will feature scholars who are specialists in the thought of Judith Butler and Alfred North Whitehead. In line with the "initial aim" of WRP, this conference seeks to generate novel interfaces, stimulate interdisciplinary innovation, and provoke unexpected impulses for philosophical discourse in our complex world.
"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009
People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M
This session seeks papers to discuss and analyze the literature, landscapes, history, and places of medieval East Anglia, as well as other relevant disciplines such as architecture, theology, ecology, geography, and sacred and profane spaces. Paper ideas will be accepted from all areas and periods, including Old English poetry, the outlaw sagas and other literature of the East Anglian fens, the historical records and chronicles of the region, the history of invasion from the European continent, female spiritual authors such as Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, the wool-driven economy, and the medieval architecture and urbanization of towns like Ely, Bury St. Edmonds, and Cambridge.
Fifth International IDEA Conference
Studies in English
14 - 16 April 2010
Atılım University, İncek Campus, Ankara
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2009
The 5th International IDEA Conference, jointly hosted by Atılım University Departments of English Language and Literature and Translation and Interpretation and the English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA), will be held on 14-16 April 2010 at Atılım University's İncek Campus in Ankara. The Conference will cover the following four main areas:
The oral, as a system of communication, while connecting the speaker and the listener in a network of communitic experiences, produces epistemological parameters ""status for the individual and the community. The three day-international conference will dwell on the questions of epistemology, identity and agency as emanating from the oral within the social—including indigenous and the cosmopolitan life worlds—without inviting/invoking an essential distinction between the two. Moreover, the conference will also address performance as an integral part of orality to understand the link and rupture between the sacred and the profane and between history and memory. It will inaugurate memory as mobilizing cognition and subjectivity.
"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945", 18 September 2009, University of Oxford
***NOTE: Registration for the conference is now open. All delegates are kindly asked to register before 6 September. The registration form can be found on the conference website: www.utopianspaces.org.***
Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of 2 years. Parsomen aims to establish itself as an international forum for both scholars and graduate students to follow and further current discussions in literary and cultural studies, as well as to create new ones, along with special topics. The special topic for our inaugural issue is METAMORPHOSIS/TRANSFORMATION, although we solicit papers for general topic interests without any limits in an interdisciplinary spectrum that comparative literature departments encourage. Some subtopics for our initial topic, though not exhaustive, might include:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) Symposium
The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley
Jim Buckmaster, CEO of craigslist
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.
This conference aims to highlight emerging research focuses related to the studies of the English language, culture, literature, art, manners and tastes, etc. with special emphasis to their "oriental" context(s).
Women Writers scholarly zine seeks proposals for guest editor CFP's for our yearly Scholarly Special Issue on any aspect of Women's Writing. The special issue will be published in the January online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine, available at http://www.womenwriters.net .
Send your proposal to kimwells[at]womenwriters[dot]net by August 1, 2009.
Proposal should include:
--Your sample CFP— a 200-500 word proposal
--Vitae for all proposed editors
--short general bio & digital photo for all proposed editors
Co-editorships, including teacher/student mentor relationships, are very welcome.
In Derrida's Wake
La Trobe University, Australia
9 Ocotober 2009
ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker
ANDREW BENJAMIN: 'JUSTICE, LAW AND PLACE: DERRIDA AND THE UNCONDITIONAL'
Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.