By focusing on the heterogeneous roots of our intellectual property system ISHTIP workshops seek to foster richer contextualization of this system than can be provided by legal history working alone. Information about this year's workshop topic and submission instructions at: http://www.ishtip.org.
The 2nd International Joint-Symposium on "Ecology, Consumption, and Otherness" will be held on October 30-November 1, 2010 at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. This Joint-Symposium, organized by both ASLE-Korea and ASLE-Japan, is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and Asian perspective forum for ecocritical readers to engage in rigorous and collaborative conversation around, this time, one of the most important and timely environmental concerns:
"What and how do we eat and what is the nature of the relationship between our dietary and environmental sustainability?"
"The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths" Panel for the 64th annual RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention—October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This panel looks at the use of ancient Greek myths in later literary works.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief cv to Mary Kate Azcuy, email only, email@example.com
The deadline is May 15, 2010
Mary Kate Azcuy, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898; 732-571-3618;
Do you tattoo? Are tattoos body art? Rebellion? Personal expression? Clanship? Decadence? Reminiscence? Invitation to look? disguise? This session invites discussion of tattoos, their meanings, their creation, their role/s in our lives. Share your knowledge, tattoos, and techniques.
We welcome proposals from all disciplines exploring tattoos and tattooing within historic and contemporary popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to - tattoos in body and gender politics; tattoos in literature and film; tattoos in fine art; and techniques in tattooing. We are particularly interested in projects that examine the role of popular visual culture on the refining and redefining of the contemporary tattoo aesthetic.
PAMLA (the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) is having a conference Nov. 13-14 2010 at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (an organization allied with PAMLA) is seeking papers on women writers who have in some way engaged with romantic aspects/depictions of colonialism. Papers regarding Oceanic locations and locations in and bordering the Pacific and regarding pre-twentieth-century literature will be of particular interest, but we're open to all submissions. You can submit through www.pamla.org and mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
2nd Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power
Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM CONFERENCE IV
Interested scholars are invited to submit papers on aspects of film from traditions other than English, for the fourth-annual Foreign Language Film Conference. The conference will take place October 7-9, 2010, at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge).
2010 World Picture Conference on
October 29-30, 2010
Oklahoma State University
Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)
Rey Chow (Duke University)
Please send proposals, in the form of a 250 word abstract (with a brief bio), to email@example.com.
Proposals are due by June 18th.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-sixth annual meeting will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, and it is pleased to have the following keynote speakers for this event:
Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan
Author of Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 and
Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920
I am putting together a panel on the intersections of modernism, gender, and sexualities for the 2010 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association in Victoria, B.C. Why is the transgression of gender and sexual norms central to modernist literature and culture? How does modernism shape our understanding of the relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality? What gendered and sexed identities are made possible through modernist cultural production? How relevant are they to contemporary rearticulations of embodiment, including transgender and genderqueer subjectivities?
Topics relating to the construction and representation of gendered and sexed subjectivity may include, but need not be limited to:
The Humanities and Technology Association is planning its annual conference to take place in fall 2010 at Bowie State University. We encourage you to consider submitting a paper for the conference. We also cordially invite you to share this CFP with other members of your department and any other potentially interested parties. (Please see the attached link for the CFP.)
1st Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice
Thursday 11th November – Saturday 13th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic
Torture: What is the fascination with this arcane activity? The very nature torture is that it speaks to us viscerally—a prolonged sensory activity that captivates its audience with images of pain and misery. It is something society looks down upon yet simultaneously has an almost obsessive interest in viewing, dissecting and in some cases applying.
This panel seeks to present theories and analysis regarding the use of rhetorical methods in history, literature, art and film to rally the masses in support of the very activities that society collectively deems heinous.
Pusan National University and Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme (AIZEN)
President, Anna Gural-Migdal
Vice-President, Robert Singer
Secretary: Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt
Calls for Papers/Appel de communications
AIZEN/Pusan National University International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film
Call for Papers and Panels.
The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education will be offering two sessions at the annual Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, to be held at the Minneapolis Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wednesday, 30 March to Saturday, 2 April 2011. We are actively soliciting proposals for papers, panels, or mini-panels for these sessions.
We encourage submissions on all topics pertaining to the philosophy of education, but are especially interested in proposals addressing the following areas:
1) Non-Western Contributions to the Philosophy of Education.
agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for its inaugural issue, a special issue on Obama, Race, and Empire. The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States in November 2008 was hailed by many as a transformative moment in the history of race relations within the United States, and the USA's relationship with the global community. Yet, Obama's first year as President has resulted in frustration for many of his supporters, as policy goals remain goals not achievements and the USA continues to be seen by many as oppressive and imperialist.
agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a special issue on Immigration and Visual Culture. Technologies such as photography and film have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and immigrant experiences. Recent technological innovations, from YouTube and social networking sites to DVD and video downloading to surveillance technologies, have changed the ways in which immigrant subjectivities and experiences are constructed and disseminated.
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2010 conference theme, "The Interplay of Text and Image," and its connection to Women's Studies, broadly defined. Presentations may address, among other topics, image and text in the Women's Studies classroom, the visual as feminist intervention, digital communication and gender, the queering of image and text, and other topics exploring intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in light of the conference theme.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa)
Computer and video games continue to inundate the entertainment market, and culture along with it. Traditional text games, adventure games, first-person shooters, the immersive worlds of role-playing games (massively multiplayer or otherwise), simulations, "casual" games such as solitaire, and even web advertisements posing as games have formed a landscape rich with opportunities to examine composition-rhetoric's history, theory, pedagogy, and practice, where scholars can use, examine, and imagine the impact of games and gaming on writing.
The SCMLA 2010 Women of Color Panel welcomes submissions on any topic related to its theme:
New Frontiers:Pathways and Agencies in Literatures of Women of Color
Papers from graduate students are welcomed.
Please send your submission to:
Nimmi Agnes Jayathurai, Chair
University of Houston
The 14th annual Work-In-Progress Conference will address interpretations of the suspect from disciplines within the Humanities and take place on 30th-31st July 2010 at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia
Topics and questions may include, but are not limited to:
2011 Annual Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Conference (Montreal: 24-26 March) Call for Papers
PANEL: Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts
Drawing from the works on text and image from Visual Culture scholars, this panel aims to undertake the task of understanding and analyzing this multifaceted art form, the illuminated manuscript. All papers addressing the various aspects of the fraught and complex relationship between text and image in the illuminated manuscripts (from Medieval to the Renaissance period as well as Eastern illuminated manuscripts, i.e. Turkish, Arabic, etc.) are welcomed.
Call For Papers . . .
The Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce its inaugural graduate student conference will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus. We are also excited to announce that Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication and Associate Professor of English at NYU, will be the conference keynote speaker.
Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For a special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities, we seek academic papers from a broad range of disciplines that address utopian/dystopian literature, historical attempts to create utopia, or the philosophical writings that underpin each of these efforts. We will also consider creative fictional engagements of utopian themes and creative non-fiction essays about utopia. In particular, this issue will explore the definitions of and boundaries between Utopia and Dystopia.
WHAT POSTCOLONIAL THEORY DOESN'T SAY
JULY 3-5, 2010
BOWLAND AUDITORIUM, BERRICK SAUL BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF YORK.
DAY 1: JULY 3, 2010
9.00-10.15: PLENARY SESSION I
Anne McClintock (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Paranoid Empire: The Crisis of Violence and the Visible
in the War on Terror."
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity solicits essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction essays, and original artwork (we print in black and white) related to the theme "An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Frederick Douglass" for our fall 2010 issue. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. The deadline for this themed issue is June 1, 2010.