The legends and history of Greco-Roman antiquity have enjoyed a revival in cinema and television (300, Troy, Gladiator, Rome, Spartacus), and scholars have approached such works using the analytical tools of both classics and film studies. We suggest, however, that this interdisciplinary dialogue is due for development beyond film adaptation into a greater examination of film's use of ancient Rome's alien topography.
Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.
This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of "evil" (and its corollary: the "good") via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the "villain."
A few possible perspectives for the study the figure of the villain are:
We are looking for two additional proposals for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context. If interested, please submit your proposal by January 15, 2011:
Coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio College in 1925, this year's conference will emphasize developments over the past 85 years, as played out in culture, the arts, politics, demographics, business, education, international relations, the military and the economy.
This year's conference will be dedicated to Professor Juan Bruce-Novoa, who was one of the founders of the conference and who passed away in June 2010. Papers concerning his work are also solicited.
The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference. This year's conference will be held at the San Antonio Marriot Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205) from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, Apr. 23.
Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science are welcome.
Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and email address) by Dec. 15 to:
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an interdisciplinary journal published twice a year, and welcomes new submissions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS will also consider previously published work not available elsewhere on the internet (such as book chapters in edited collections).
We are putting together a panel and a volume of essays on mythical animals in the Renaissance. In this dawning age of science, did people really believe in their reality? It is common to see science and myth coexist in literature, scientific and philosophical treatises, travel journals, curiosity cabinets, etc. Where was the boundary between the real and the fabulous, the plausible and the implausible? A publisher expressed interest in our topic, and we are seeking contributors. Please send abstracts to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function. As scholars concerned with the material production of texts often point out, the literature we read is often shaped and transformed by the work of editors, publishers, amanuenses, illustrators, scribes, translators, compilers, and so on. All of these laborers operating between the inaugural author and the reader substantially transform both texts and readers' experiences of these texts. But how, this seminar asks, does this substantial field of labor inform our understanding of the subjects involved in the production of literarature?
pacificREVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review Literary Annual published by San Diego State University students in conjunction with San Diego State University Press, is currently accepting submissions for the 2010-2011 issue entitled "Revolt."
Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010
UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces
Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, among other topics, we welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to food, money, the academy and "female troubles" (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex).
We are seeking a third paper for our proposed panel "Do Not Swallow: Consuming and Contesting Asian America" for the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Conference in New Orleans (May 18-21).
Keynote Speaker: Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones
Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Princeton University
Call for Papers
International Conference, University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 8-12, 2010
" …a past that has never been present": Art/Philosophy/ History
Cathy Caruth (Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Emory University)
Leonard Lawlor (Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University)
The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.
Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender
The 18th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester
March 24th & 25th, 2011
Professor of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University
8th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris
Dates: 30 June – 2 July 2011
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2011
The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2011 Symposium organized around the theme of ordo in medieval France.
Call for Papers:
D. H. Lawrence: Colonial, Modernist and Postcolonial Perspectives
Wed., June 29 –Sunday, July 3, 2011
The D. H. Lawrence Society of North America invites you to attend the 12th international conference in Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 3, 2011. Our goal is to bring together scholars interested in all aspects of D. H. Lawrence's writing with those interested in its reception by modernist, post-modernist, and postcolonial writers. When Lawrence arrived in Sydney in 1922, two decades after Federation, Australia was consciously redefining its relation to its colonial past and imagining new nationalist futures, as Lawrence recognized in Kangaroo.
Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"
ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Organizers: Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis / Heather Houser, Williams College
Debates on "world literature" and "world cinema" have followed distinct trajectories and developed different sets of terms and concerns–-even as they might also be said to respond to overlapping imperatives.
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium Graduate Conference
University of Toronto
Crises of Categorization
12 February 2011
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 the February 11, 2011 conference. Submissions are due Friday, Oct 22, by midnight. Please see the following address for full CFP and submission guidelines:
Contact email: email@example.com
Call for Papers
22nd Annual Conference
American Literature Association
May 26-29, 2011
The James Fenimore Cooper Society invites paper proposals for its session at the 22nd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.
Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary 'Spectres of Class' conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).
We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 25 March 2011. Please send attached as a word document with the sender's name, position, contact address and email.
Organised by Professor Deborah Wynne and Dr Matt Davies, University of Chester English Department.
Confirmed keynote speakers so far:
SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.
SEDERI is short-listed among the top-quality journals published in all scientific areas.
Recommended length of contributions:
• Articles: 6000 - 8000 words (including footnotes and references).
• Notes: 3000 - 4000 words (including footnotes and references).
Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there's hardly a young person in the UK that hasn't heard of Jacqueline Wilson.
This one-day conference on 20th October 2011 celebrates the work of children's writer Jacqueline Wilson as part of the Jacqueline Wilson Festival at the University of Central Lancashire. The conference will be preceded by a public event by Jacqueline Wilson on 19th October and Jacqueline herself will be attending some of the conference.
Areas for consideration
• Autobiography and becoming a writer
• Telling life stories
• Bildungsroman and identity
• Growing up with/through Jacqueline Wilson's characters
AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.
Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice
Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2011 Conference
CFP Deadline: 29 October 2010
The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers for a panel on representations of SPACE FOOD in film, television, and print media for the annual conference at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX
Papers in this panel will be interested in examining how eating in space is represented in popular media (i.e. examples from a few popular historical and science fiction films, television shows like Star Trek, and in cartoons like the Jetsons).