Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Dr Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan
Special Call for Papers – Philip Roth Studies
Philip Roth Studies publishes essays that cover the entire span of Roth's oeuvre. In past volumes we have featured a variety of essays on the author's post-1990 fiction, such as pieces focusing on Operation Shylock, American Pastoral, The Human Stain, and The Plot Against American.
*Celebrity and Glamour*
Friday, May 21st, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture
"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us." -- Nicolas de Chamfort
"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." –Mae West
The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects of proper names in dramatic, narrative and verse texts. The journal is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, to be published in the spring of 2011. In order to be considered for publication, all submissions must at a minimum demonstrate that they are substantially informed by current scholarly literature on onomastics and mindful of its characteristic methods.
Superplus seeks to recognize the value in conceptual brevity by calling for submissions of microessays maximally three short paragraphs or stanzas in length for publication in its Spring Volume III: Critical Theologies.
While preference will likely be given to pieces falling inside the issue theme, we encourage submissions on a diverse range of philosophical, cultural, and scientific topics, as well as submissions which make use of diverse stylistic and semiotic approaches, including lyricism, images, ideogrammar and expressive graphemes.
Please send submissions to Edmund Zagorin: superplusa2 at gmail dot com
Deadline: March 31, 2010
This interdisciplinary project brings together a diverse group of scholars and activists to examine the 2008 Obama/McCain campaigns through the prism of race, sexuality, ethnicity or class formations in America today. The Editor seeks essays that examine how any of the following groups/issues/concerns played out during the 2008 presidential campaigns:
**the Jewish vote and/or Israel question
**Re-alignments and alliances across racial/ethnic lines
**Cross-dressings: the cooptation of language and signifiers
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future
A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago
– the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation with more than 120 academic programs and nearly 12,500 students.
Dates: May 18-22, 2011
Place: Columbia College, Chicago, IL
"For the poet Carl Sandburg it was the 'City of the Big Shoulders.' Architect Daniel Burnham called it 'the Paris of the Prairies.' That mix of raw energy and refined aestheticism makes Chicago one of the world's great cities—and
the current theatre capital of America."
Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010
Keynote speakers: Dr Matthew Grenby (Newcastle University) and Sean Creighton (independent historian)
Call for Proposals
The 3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference
October 7-9, 2010
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California, USA
Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 1, 2010
The Middle East Studies Program (MESP) of California State University, Fresno, is pleased to announce the
third annual conference on Middle East Studies to be held on the campus of Fresno State. The conference
intends to bring together faculty, scholars, and graduate students whose area of research focuses on the Modern
Dante's Heart Art Contest:
Urban Fantasy - 2010
Entries Due: April 30, 2010
Winners Announced: May 15, 2010
1st Prize - $150 + Publication
2nd Prize - $75 + Publication
3rd Prize - Honorable Mention + Publication
Jessica Fusch, Owner of Seaelven Studios
Entry Fee: $10 (USD)
What We're Looking For
This contest calls for artwork on urban fantasy.
Dante's Heart: Call for Submissions
Tricksters -- 2010
Entries Due: May 1, 2010
What We're Looking For
Tricksters live in a world of ambiguity and chaos. They know no boundaries-- with nowhere they can't go and nothing they can't do, they are oftentimes the world's ultimate creators and destroyers. At Dante's Heart, we are interested in the endless possibilities opened up for stories, art, drama, letters, mixed
media, ... when a trickster takes center stage. We invite you to explore the unruliness of the trickster and so we call for submissions featuring trickster works.
Winning entries will be published in an upcoming (summer) issue of Dante's Heart.
CULTURAL SPACE AND IDENTITY IN A POST-SOCIALIST CONTEXT
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-10 September 2010
University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Dates: April 23-24, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Donald E. Pease, Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities, Dartmouth College
Conference Website: (http://americanstudies.binghamton.edu)
"Contingent Communities" (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Keynote Speakers: Rey Chow and Peter Hitchcock
For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim
before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Korean Popular Culture panel for the 2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Deadline: April 30, 2010
The Korean Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010.
The MMLA's permanent section on bibliography and textual studies seeks proposals for papers discussing points of contact between the "history of the book" and literary studies. This year's theme, "Mapping the Communications Circuit," builds off Robert Darnton's model for the history of the book as a circuit of communications, including texts but also authorship, readership, printing/publishing and bookselling/libraries. This theme invites scholars to reexamine the literary roots of book studies and to map out new directions for the field. Papers may focus on any historical period or geographic region, but should be primarily preoccupied with the intersection of book studies and literary studies.
Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys is a two-day conference being held at Glasgow University (June 11-12) which will provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of creative non-fiction within (and outwith) academia. Creative non-fiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including biography, autobiography, travel writing, memoir, journalism and essay writing. Works such as In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers and The Next American Essay edited by John D'Agata investigate literary spaces with a focus on the journey rather than the destination.
XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, a bi-annual journal of social documentation, is currently reading essays and non-fiction prose for its forthcoming issues. Previous contributors include Lila Abu-Lughod, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, Adrienne Rich, and Kathleen Stewart. Our current double issue, "South Africa: Literature and Social Movements," will be available soon.
Please send paper copies of essays/non-fiction prose, along with your email address, to:
Mark Nowak, Director
Rose O'Neill Literary House
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.
ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
June 12th-13th, 2010
Call for Papers
"Man's most valuable faculty is his imagination. Human life seems so little designed for happiness that we need the help of a few creations, a few images, a lucky choice of memories to muster some sparse pleasure on this earth and struggle against the pain of all our destinies - not by philosophical force, but by the more efficient force of distraction." - Germaine Necker de Staël
The SAMLA Fiction Writers Session invites short stories of any length and style for the 2010 annual conference. This session blends workshop and panel formats. Participants will not only present their work to a live audience but also submit their manuscripts to the chair and co-presenters, before the conference date, for critical feedback.
Although short stories of any genre or style will be considered, the session chair especially encourages works that address the "interplay of text and image," as related to this year's conference theme. Such stories might reference works of visual art, photography, sculpture, and film, or involve artists as central characters.
The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11. The general cfp and panel specific cfp's can be found at http://english.ucr.edu/gsea/disjunctions/ . Below is a new panel cfp, not yet posted on the website. Note that the cfp's have not been updated to reflect the new deadline.
This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next
The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? This panel seeks to examine the role of accents, dialects, creoles, and multilingualism upon the national project, especially in (but not limited to) the context of francophone and sinophone texts.
This panel welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives. Please use the PAMLA submissions form to submit a proposal:
essays on filmmaking in virtual worlds
Call for Papers
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.
The classic Hollywood studio model had three main strings: production, distribution and exhibition. Less print space has been devoted to scholarship on the latter two, which remain essential to the story of cinema in the United States and the rest of the world. Post Script aims to address this imbalance with a special issue focusing on the business of film distribution and the art of cinema exhibition. Papers, essays, interviews, reviews and other articles on any area of cinema distribution or exhibition are welcome.
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining metropolitan London—in literature,
history, art, architecture, etc. Possible topics include:
Medieval London and the birth of England's capital
Early Modern London as cultural / artistic hub
London as metropole in the expanding Empire
Victorian London and class / race / gender
Life in wartime London
London's response to historical crises
London landmarks in art / literature
City characters unique to London
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Ray Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org by
Friday, March 12, 2010, at 5pm Pacific. Please indicate any A/V needs.
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the popular AMC television show "Mad
Men". In keeping with this year's conference theme, submissions of particular interest might deal
with issues of crisis in the lives of the characters or in the cultural milieu of the show's 1960s
setting. Possible topics include:
The multiple lives of Don Draper
Betty Draper and female sexuality
The show's depiction of race/gender/sexuality
Pregnancy as crisis
Advertising and the moral crisis of American Capitalism
Mad Men and the changing face of the American workplace
The Cuban Missile Crisis / JFK Assassination and collective response to (inter)national crisis
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the phenomenon of pilgrimage from
any number of perspectives: historical, theological, philosophical, anthropological, literary,
economic, artistic, architectural, etc. Possible topics include:
Major / lesser-known world pilgrimage sites / routes
Relics / souvenirs
The art and architecture of pilgrimage
Representations of pilgrimage / pilgrims in literature
Turnerian anthropology and pilgrimage
Pilgrimage and national / regional / local identity
Pop-culture pilgrimage sites (e.g. Graceland, Abbey Road)
Pilgrimage to sites of death / loss (e.g. Auschwitz, Hiroshima, New York City's "Ground Zero")