The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. We are particularly interested in exploring film adaptations that reimagine, revise, or remodel the worlds of Shakespeare's works. Contributors may choose to address films that radically alter the plays in terms of tone, ideology, or even genre by transforming them into other stand-alone works of art, such as Akira Kurosawa's recasting of King Lear as samurai epic in his 1985 Ran. We also invite considerations of popular updatings of the plays such as Baz Luhrman's 1997 Romeo + Juliet. Further, we welcome essays that focus on the pedagogical opportunities (or challenges) such film adaptations offer.
Submissions are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays on women's journalism between 1880 and 1910, entitled 'Making a Name for Herself: Women in Journalism at the fin de siecle', for consideration by Palgrave Macmillan. The collection aims to investigate how the work of British women journalists at the turn of the century furthers critical understanding of the intersection of gender, canonicity, and questions of high vs low culture; of women writers' strategic commodification of self and of style; and of the complex relationship between fame and literary style.
Call for Papers:
"Textual Evolution: Assessing Changes in Textual Production and Interpretation in the Classroom, Workplace, and Cyberspace"
Song and Social Change in Latin America
Deadline for abstracts: 31 JULY 2010
Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS
Aesthetics of New Literatures in English
Rupkatha journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) invites articles and book reviews on Aesthetics of New Literatures English for Volume 2, Number 2. The focus of the issue will be an exploration of the aesthetic (NOT political) aspects of particular authors, particular texts, trends, genres and/or tradition. We are also interested in articles that explain their relation/difference with British literary/linguistic traditions. Please find the broader areas for discussion below:
• English Writings in the Indian subcontinent
• Caribbean Literature
• African Literature in English
• Australian Literature
• Literature of New Zealand
Conference Theme: Brave New World
Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities
The media industry is at a crossroads in many respects, as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence to be reached, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends. The unparalleled opportunities of today's connected world have created a new set of challenges that need to be met, including questions of power and responsibility, editorial accountability, and the erosion of more traditional income streams. How these challenges and opportunities are confronted will shape the future of the media industry.
Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?
Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives.
However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010
The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session
Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion
What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?
Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.
Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010
(Submission 15 March, 2010)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Buzard, Professor and Head of Literature Faculty at MIT.
The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
- Dime novels
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- The Gothic
Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)
The University of Victoria's English Graduate Students' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.
EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1
Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"
Guest Editors: Alexa Weik, University of Fribourg & Christoph Irmscher, Indiana University
This special issue of EJES (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13825577.asp) addresses the dislocation of bodies (human and non-human), concepts, cultures, and goods across borders of various kinds not just in relation to notions of mobility, but with special attention to their interaction with their surrounding environments.
MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010
Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we
shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010
Steampunk! The Popular Version of Neo-Victorianism
A One-Day Conference hosted by the Victorian Steampunk Society, September 11, 2010
Lincoln Castle and Lawns, Lincoln U.K.
The Conference aims to explore the rising popularity of Steampunk and to consider its place in the wider field of Neo-victorianism and Neo-Victorian Studies.
This conference is unique in that it takes place alongside the "Weekend at the Asylum" festival which will attract up to one thousand active steampunks to the beautiful and historic City of Lincoln. This makes it the perfect opportunity to meet and talk to some of the leading figures in this aspect of Neo-Victorianism.
This panel is interested in the "narrative representations of the sociopolitical world" as atheme,
particularly as this idea relates to filmic representations of East Asian subjects in "Western" films
(i.e. films directed by "Western" directors, produced mainly for "Western" audiences). Some
film scholars have argued that it no longer makes sense to talk about representations of minority
groups in "national" cinemas, because the entire idea of the nation-state and national cinema is
passé. But the cinematic "global landscape" is in a state of crisis. How can we discuss the
representations of Chinese diasporic populations in Western countries without reference to
CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -
In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday March 20th.
This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.
Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies, theorizations of literary seriality or periodicity, etc. 150-word abstract.
Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities
In introducing A Thousand Plateaus Deleuze and Guattari famously quip: "The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd." And matters only get more congested as their mental geography unfolds among landscapes traversed by herds, swarms, bands, gangs, hoards, flocks, packs, masses and multiple other collective becomings. This special issue of Rhizomes invites essays and multimodal works that consider new manifestations of and approaches to collectively, community or other multiplicities—whether inspired by D & G or not.
*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*
Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)
Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood
What are distinctive forms of temporality or historicity that characterize politics of empire, imperialism, colonialism, and neoliberal globalization from 19th-century to present? Please send papers on chronopolitics, media and memory, speed, monuments, futurity, duration, etc. by March 15, 2010.
Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Deadline: April 30, 2010
The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.
The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010.
Proposals will be accepted from a wide spectrum of popular culture fields. Interested scholars should consult the area chairs list at our website to find the chair for their discipline. Abstracts are due April 30, 2010.
Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with your 250 word abstract.
Vitalpoetics is now seeking submissions for Vol.3 No.1, 2010. Now in its third year, Vitalpoetics is an international journal of literary theory and new writing. We promote key ideas in the field through close analysis, always holding that literature and its theory are connected to cultural and political contexts. We seek to publish the best writing by emerging and established writers. As of this year we are accepting:
* Essays (3000-5000 words)
* Poetry (up to 3 pages)
* Prose (up to 2000 words)
* Original translations in any of these categories
Seeking papers that address some aspect of this (im)possible articulation in celebration (anticipation) of Michael O'Rourke's upcoming book, DERRIDA AND QUEER THEORY. Please submit 250-word abstracts to Christian Hite (email@example.com).
Deadline Extended! MLA 2011 Special Session Call for Papers: Parenting Bodies and Postcolonial Literature
Description: Discussions of texts that represent parent-child bodily bonds that transgress boundaries: biological, national, racial, ethnic, class, gender, and heterosexist.
Abstracts to Michelle Brown (MLBrown10@gmail.com) by 15 Mar. 2010.
The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas. The general topic of the presentation is "Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s." Scholarly research on presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including, but not limited to the following:
The Harlem Renaissance
The Lost Generation
Modernism in Literature, Art and Music
Post WWI thought
Literature and the War
The Anti-War Novel and short story
"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability"
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference
Hosted by San Diego State University's
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,
School of Public Affairs
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Center for Regional Sustainability
The Ethics Center for Science and Technology (SDSU, UCSD, USD)
October 7 – 10, 2010
Kona Kai Spa and Resort
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3102
ANGLES 2: ANOTHER INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HISTORY
Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday 19 June 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
Following the success of the first Angles conference in 2009, we are returning in 2010 with another one-day event and the launch of an online network for research students working in the field of cultural history.