"It may be that writers in my position, exiles or emigrants or expatriates are haunted by some sense of loss, some urge to reclaim, to look back, even at the risk of being mutated into pillars of salt. But if we do look back, we must also do so in the knowledge – which gives rise to profound uncertainties – that our physical alienation from India almost inevitably means that we will not be capable of reclaiming precisely the thing that was lost; that we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but invisible ones, imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind."("Imaginary Homelands")
Creative Writing Workshop Weekend
Attendees will spend an entire weekend immersed in your craft, be it fiction or poetry writing. Authors and creative writing instructors from across the country will be on hand to conduct small workshops with participants, as well as answer questions about best practices, publishing, and participating in the world of creative writing both inside and outside of the academe.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.(www.swtxpca.org). Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.
On the Love of Commentary (In Love)
International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2011
Sponsored by Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (http://glossator.org)
"Every person is free to pursue thought and experiences, however sublime and exquisite, that are his by special insight, on the meaning of the Bridegroom's ointments." (Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons on the Song of Songs)
Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
"Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune."
-- Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road"
Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at www.cea-web.org
Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal.
Vibrations played a central role in nineteenth-century science, as light, heat, energy, and matter were all gradually understood to be essentially vibratory. This new understanding of the universe as being purely composed of vibrations had a tremendous impact on all aspects of the arts in the first half of the twentieth century, as they introduced new aesthetic possibilities that promised to transform the way art was made and viewed. In the visual arts, for example, movements like Futurism and Vorticism conceived of invisible fields of energy that could be tapped into to create new forms of art.
The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal is now accepting essays, book reviews, short stories, poetry and interviews from academics across the world for our fourth issue of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, "Nineteenth Century British Literature," which will be published in January 2011 with Amazon CreateSpace. The page size is 8.5 X 5.5 inches, 12-point font, Times New Roman, MLA-style end-notes and Works Cited listings. The third issue of PLJ, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," is now on sale through Amazon, CreateSpace and other distribution channels.
Black and Latina feminist scholars offer multiple ways of understanding feminist cultures that transcend ideological borders and patriarchal conventions. More recently, Black and Latina feminists have negotiated the positionality of the woman of color in the ever-changing world of Hip Hop since its inception. The Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media Conference situates Black and Latina feminist theory in the context of Hip Hop representation to discuss ways Hip Hop music, film, and club industries fetishize, exploit, celebrate, empower and/or disempower Black and Brown women.
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, welcomes the submission of academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews and original artwork (we print in black and white) that explore cultural diversity issues for our Spring 2011 issue. The deadline for this "general topic" issue is December 1, 2010. See our website at http://organizations.bloomu.edu/connect/ for more information about the journal and for recent issues.
Southeast Asian Review of English (SARE), No. 50 (July, 2011 publication date)
Theme: Re-Framing Contemporary Malaysian and Singaporean Literature