Local Culture seeks the submission of undergraduate essays for its upcoming edition. Submission length should range from 1,500 to 8,000 words (approximately 5 to 20 pages, double-spaced).
This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?
Reminder - Deadline for Abstracts - May 14th, 2010.
It has been frequently noted that New York School poetry is not only full of references to painting, music, dance, film, and theater, but that the poets of the first and subsequent generations regularly worked with artists in other fields to create unique collaborative texts. Ranging from theater projects to visual poetry, from films to musical scores, and including work in other hybrid genres, the New York School has explored the possibilities of collaboration like no other group of American poets. The present volume seeks essays on an array of New York School collaborative texts and contexts.
Call for papers: "Screening Cultural Diversity"
Update: Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, St Aldate's, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010
The programme for Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-first Century is now posted on our conference website, at
For registration details, see
We would be grateful for early registrations; the deadline is 1 June.
Call for Papers
2010 American Literature Association's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium
Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature for the 15th Annual JAHLIT Symposium at the landmark BETSY Hotel in South Beach Florida on November 7-11, 2010. Send 250 word abstracts by August 1, 2010 to Holli Levitsky at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.jahlit.org or contact Holli Levitsky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens - deadline extended
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.
Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 7–10, 2010, in Vail, CO. Guests of honor include Holly Black, Marie Brennan, and Terri Windling. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.
Call for Papers: 2010 Crossroads Conference
October 9th and 10th 2010
The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is welcoming papers for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on October 9th and 10th, 2010.
1-2 April 2011
Université Nancy 2
London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature
Call for paper
The Research Groups I.D.E.A. ("Interdisciplinarité dans les études
anglophones"), Nancy-Université) and ECRITURES, Université Paul
Verlaine–Metz are announcing a call for papers for their international
conference on the theme: "London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural
Influences in the Arts and Literature".
By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.
Please send abstracts by May 15 to email@example.com
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 3, due out the spring of 2012. Articles received by Nov. 15, 2010 will be considered for volume 3; articles received after this date will likely be considered for a later volume. Please visit the following link for a description of RAE's scope and focus, and for detailed submission guidelines:
Volume 1 of RAE is now available at www.amspressinc.com.
From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious wars of the reformation and counter-reformation, and from the decline of the ancien régime to the upheavals of revolution and class struggle in the 19th century, "Utopia" is a name that has always been linked to crisis: as a reformist or revolutionary response to antagonisms and contradictions in the social, political and economic order, as a means of contemplating and urging a world to come during a period of transition and uncertainty.
From Lavinia's rape and dismemberment in Titus Andronicus to the
decimation of villains in The Faerie Queene, early modern texts are rife with acts of spectacular violence in part because of the central role they play in constituting and contesting early modern masculinity. Similarly, modern popular culture has proliferated and valorized images of violent masculinity, both in adaptations of early modern works (e.g. Hamlet and The Revenger's Tragedy) and in later models of heroism (e.g. the Terminator films, superhero comics). This panel welcomes papers considering historical, theoretical, literary and/or aesthetic
aspects of violent masculinity, then and now. How do displays of
CALL FOR PAPERS
Before and After Toynbee: conceiving the Industrial Revolution during the long nineteenth century.
A one-day symposium to be held in Cambridge on September 23 2010, comprising a keynote talk by Professor Donald Winch (Sussex) and three panels of short papers.
This symposium aims to ask questions of the way industrialization was conceived both before and after Toynbee's "Lectures" in 1884, and to address the evolving idea of industrialism in the course of the long nineteenth century.
2010 Black New England Conference
Thursday, October 14th - Saturday, October 16th 2010
Holloway Commons, University of New Hampshire, Durham
The Politics of Race:
Movements, Protests, Leaders, and Representation
The 2010 conference will cover the history of cultural, social, and
political movements in New England from the 1700s to the present.
As the word 'representation' indicates, the conference will include presentations on the politics concerning and the forms of representing
such events and people of African descent in New England.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 1ST, 2010
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus of this journal is the murky landscape that practitioners must traverse on their way from Learning Theory to Instructional Practice. Accepting the possibility that no theory is panacea, The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. We can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.
In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a great deal of interest from the audience. That change is what has been known as the Third Golden Age of Television.
DEADLINE JUNE 1st!
Friday, 15 October 2010
Department of English
Eighth Annual Graduate Conference
Plenary Speakers: Professor Caren Irr, Department of English, Brandeis University; one additional plenary, TBA
Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference
3-5 March 2011, St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: 1 December 2010
St. Louis University will host Exploring the Renaissance 2011 on March 3-5, 2011. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on Marvell's prose, featuring Martin Dzelzainis, Nigel Smith, and Nicholas von Maltzahn, and "The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers" featuring presentations by Joan Faust, George Klawitter, and Timothy Raylor. Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:
• Marvell and Milton
• Royalist Marvell
• Marvell and Europe
• Marvell's Poetry and the Sister Arts
Deadline for submissions: August 30, 2010
MP Journal is extending its call for papers to include any topic related to feminism or Women's studies in addition to its current call for papers (see below). Papers must be submitted in their full form by May 15th, 2010.
Call for Papers
ISLE2 is to meet at Boston on 17-21 June 2011. The Society invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions: deadline 30 September 2010. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study, but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Poster sessions, thirty minutes each, provides time for summarizing and discussing your work.
What if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? What do these stranger tongues speak into being? This panel seeks to examine the roles of multilingualisms, accents, dialects, and inflections within and upon the national project, as well as the effects of gendered experience on nationalist constructs.
This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines and scholarly perspectives,including pedagogy and the interdisciplines.
Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS--Collection "STUDIES IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY : CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD, 1870 TO THE PRESENT" at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
Call for Papers Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Dr. Diana Dominguez, Area Chair
E-mail submissions preferred:
Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.
American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference
The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies
November 3–5, 2010
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Celia Herrera Rodriguez
This conference considers 'biblical women' in a dual sense: the appropriation and use of women from Scripture in a variety of canonical and non-canonical texts, by both male and female writers, as well as the ways in which Scripture is deployed, more generally, in the period's female writings. We welcome papers that include, but are not limited to, the following themes: