Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
March 4-7, 2010
Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
March 4-7, 2010
Submissions are now open for antiTHESIS Volume 20: FEAR. Fear is one of the most potent forces affecting humankind. Both a survival mechanism and an instrument of manipulation, it divides and unites, mobilises and paralyses. Fear can be a rational response to danger or panic in the face of the unknown. The editors of antiTHESIS invite students and academic researchers from all disciplines within the arts and humanities to explore fear in its many manifestations, past and present.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, 12 October 2009.
Submissions may take the form of:
Proposals of no more than 250 words invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Politically Incorrect Humor to be presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900: University of Louisville, February 18-20.
While particularly interested in scholarly inquiry into the cultural function of contemporary novels such as Palahniuk's, we also encourage submissions of works considering the impact and import of television (e.g. Family Guy) and film (Superbad, Bruno, etc., etc.).
Please send your proposals by email to email@example.com, remembering to include details of your university affiliation/status. Proposals must reach me by September 4.
Deadlines: proposal by September 15, 2009; essay by December 15, 2009
The 2009 Conference in Denver will continue the tradition established in 2004 of offering seminars designed to increase participation of the membership in the conference and giving them another excellent reason to attend. Modeled on what has worked successfully for such organizations as the Shakespeare Association of America and the Modernist Studies Association, these four seminars will each be led by a distinguished member of the Association.
The culture and theory wars may have died down on college campuses, but the way that works of literature are transmitted from generation to generation and place to place remains a perennial question, especially given the advent of increasingly powerful electronic communication. The recent success in English of a wide range of imaginative works from around the world suggests both continuity and change in how the western canon of literature is understood. This panel will examine this question and the prospects for the future of the literary past. Please send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Susan McReynolds (Northwestern University)
NEW: Conference website: www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk
Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading
Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.
The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.
2009 Meeting, Society for the Philosophical Study of Education
November 6th and 7th
122 South Michigan Avenue
Call for Proposals: The annual meeting of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education will be held on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at the downtown campus of National-Louis University in Chicago. The program committee is accepting proposals for papers or symposiums addressing philosophical issues in education. Authors whose work is accepted for inclusion within the conference will also have the opportunity to submit their work for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education.
Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Submissions – extended deadline
Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of children in all aspects of visual media: film, television, the Internet, video gaming, advertisements, etc. Red Feather Journal's premier issue is scheduled for release February, 2010. We are currently seeking editorial board members who are interested in the ongoing discourse about children and children's media culture. We invite scholars and professionals from all disciplines who possess excellent writing skills, who are able to meet deadlines, participate in a timely manner in the peer-review process, and creatively contribute to the journal to apply.
This collection of scholarly essays explores the Iranian diaspora that resulted from the mass migration from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, as well as the eight-year Iran-Iraq War. While recent scholarly attention has focused on the thirtieth anniversary of the revolution, far less scholarship has been dedicated to understanding and investigating the ways that Iranians and Iranian culture have taken hold in other countries, cultures, and contexts. This collection explores the emergence of a new field of Iranian Diaspora Studies. The last three decades have revealed interesting new hybrid cultural forms of Iranian culture that are emerging in music, film, literature, and cultural rituals/practices.
THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:
So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps
NeMLA convention, Montreal, Quebec, April 7-11, 2010
NIES and Uppsala University are pleased to sponsor a major interdisciplinary research symposium featuring 30 researchers from 10 countries representing more than a dozen academic disciplines.
Counter Nature(s) Poster:
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
• Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University, USA
• Ursula Heise, Professor of American and European Literature and Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, USA
artciencia.com considers for
• Essays related to Art, Science or Communication Sciences;
• Portfolios: Artwork of painters, photographers, designers, sculptors;
• Interviews with artists, scientists or others with an evident
interest in practices of contemporary art and culture;
• Reviews of books, films, plays, music;
• Comments on relevant themes in different areas of the Arts, Sciences, and Communication;
• Thesis on subjects related to Art, Science or Communication for a
• Works of fiction (narratives,
poetry, etc), in the integral text or divided into chapters.
The 2009 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference, co-hosted by Ocean County College and Community College of Philadelphia will hold its next conference on October 9, 2009, at Ocean County College.
We invite proposals for presentations and roundtable discussions on any aspect of student literary magazines. Preference is given to proposals which feature students as presenters.
For details, please see our previous post for full CFP and conference desscription.
Contributions are sought for a collection of essays analysing international relations, cosmopolitanism and the transnational in Vizenor's fiction. The intention is both to locate Vizenor within the debates currently taking place around these topics and also to address the strained relationships between the idea(l)s of Native American sovereignty and transnationalist literatures.
PopMatters' Inaugural 'Directors Spotlight Series' Begins with Pedro Almodovar!
Pitch Deadline: 24 July 2009
Final Deadline: 24 August 2009
Contact: Matt Mazur
With this week-long special feature, we are excited to provide a platform for cinema scholars, film historians and/or social theorists of all varieties to help us and our readership reconsider the significance of Almodovar's body of work.
This feature will run in late November, leading up to the release of the auteur's newest film, Broken Embraces.
These are the following features we are seeking to develop for the week-long Almodovar series:
CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).
Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Facebook, "American Idol." "Lady Gaga, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," "Lost." Ipods. Celebrity Weddings and Break-ups. "Twilight," Twitter, Instant Messaging, Reality Television. Superhero Films. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. X-Box. "LOL and IM Speak" Cell phones. Text messaging. Advertising and Stereotypes.
The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13, 2010. The conference theme is "Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space." Papers should be planned for twenty minutes. Panels, roundtables, and workshops should be planned for an hour and thirty minutes. HERA invites proposals from all areas of the humanities including art, art history, dance, English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theater. Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches are of special interest. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2009.
In her 2008 article "Queering Ecocultural Studies," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands appeals for "a critical practice of ecocultural analysis that challenges […] the ways in which natural and ecological relations have been read and organized to normalize and naturalize power." Queer ecology, at its core, challenges the binary of natural/unnatural, which has sought to diminish both queerness and the more-than-human world. This panel, in the spirit of promoting and continuing the discourse from the NEMLA 2009 Queer Ecocriticism and Theory panel, will examine the state of the academic field of queer ecocriticism and the modes of inquiry prompted by the blending of sexuality studies, queer theory, and ecocriticism.
The City as a Place of Exile
The session will examine texts that present the city, any city, as a space of exile. The text can be fiction, poetry, song, essay or letters and personal accounts of the encounters with a city – a place of exile. However, it has to reveal a city whose design is not limited to a mere geographical reference and whose function is not confined to a static setting.
Send abstracts to: Agnieszka Gutthy, email@example.com
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2009
The editors of CJFS/RCEC -- Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal -- seek high quality manuscripts for general topic issues on Film and Moving Image Studies.
The CJFS/RCEC is Canada's leading scholarly venue for moving image studies, refereed using a double-blind review process. We publish innovative research on all topics and formats related to moving image studies. We also regularly publish book reviews.
The recommended maximum length for articles is 6000 words. We publish work in English or French.
The editors of CJFS/RCEC -- Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal -- seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following special refereed topic issues. The recommended maximum length for articles is 6000 words. We publish work in English or French.
The epic's extension today: between expansion and extinction.
October 21st-23rd 2010, EA 741 with IRIEC's support, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France.
"What has been lost (…) is the epic, or rather, the taste for the poetic continuum such as once informed the epic vein of Romanticism" (C. Doumet). How much of a fact is that?
Submission and Registration Deadline – December 15, 2009
Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference web site: http://www.swtxpca.org/
E-mail submissions preferred:
Dr. Diana Dominguez
Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
39th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Tuesday 5 January-Thursday 7 January 2010
ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, U.K.
CFP Deadline: Saturday 26 September 2009
For its 39th annual conference, to be held in Oxford, 5-7 January 2010, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites proposals in either English or French for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe and the wider world. Proposals are invited for individual papers, for fully comprised panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions of five speakers.
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference: http://www.swtxpca.org/
Albuquerque, NM February 10 - 13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Submissions