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Hispanet Journal: Hispanic Monsters, Ghosts, & Devils - June 1st 2011

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 3:09pm
Florida Memorial University & Florida International University

Hispanet Journal: Hispanic Monsters, Ghosts, & Devils - June 1st 2011
We welcome papers of 15 to 30 pages, notes and works cited included, that represent a critical study of these topics in Latin American & Peninsular film and Literature. Hispanet is an online journal sponsored by the Modern Language Department of Florida International University, the Graduate Student Organization of this department, and Florida Memorial University. The deadline for submission is June 1st, 2011. Suggested topic headings include but are not limited to:


Monday, June 14, 2010 - 2:21pm
Media Fields Journal

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores
Call for Papers / Projects:

Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.

We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 12:26pm
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta beginning January 2011. Inquire aims to build upon the successes of Comparative Literature as a multifaceted discipline that emphasizes the study of minor literatures and languages, translation, and literary theory by providing the space for informed discussion and creative research by graduate students. Accordingly, the first issue is titled Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature.

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context: New perspectives for Young Researchers (17-18 March 2011)

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 7:36am
Universidade de Vigo (Spain)

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.

"Immigration against Empire" Abstracts: Aug. 1 Papers: Oct. 1

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 3:05am

Recently the political theory regarding (global) capitalism, nation-states and international organizations has been re-conceptualized. Most notably, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's Empire (2000), Multitude (2004) and Commonwealth (2009) have reshaped traditional views concerning the relationships between the local, political and global institutions of power.

Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters, July 30, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 7:37pm
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University

Essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and other works of art are welcome for "Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters," which will feature "Home" as the theme of its inaugural issue. This peer-reviewed journal seeks to publish work from and about Latin America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Spain, Portugal, and the entire Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. As a multidisciplinary journal it welcomes the work of writers, artists, and scholars from any field.

"Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home And The Latin American/Latino/a Experience" 7/30/2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 7:26pm
Mirtha Quintanales, PhD, Yvette Louis, PhD/New Jersey City University

Critical essays are sought for a collection titled, "Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home and The Latin American/Latino/a Experience." Articles may engage the concept of "home," broadly conceived, from any discipline, period, or theoretical approach in the humanities or social sciences, including but not limited to: economics, politics, anthropology, sociology, religion, linguistics, ecology, or geography, engaging race, gender, class, sexualities, social, cultural, linguistic, literary, artistic, multidisciplinary, or cultural studies, etc.

[UPDATE] UBC 39th Annual Medieval Studies Workshop 14-16 October 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 4:43pm
UBC Committee for Medieval Studies

Quest and Conquest:
Spiritual Symbols and Myths in the Indo-Mediterranean and European Worlds

[Please note that the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended.]

Myths and symbols are at the core of the sacred—a vision of the world which all cultures share through their diverse languages. Quest and conquest have been archetypal concepts for all medieval cultures. Though more often than not quest and conquest have opposed each other as key factors in the historical self-fashioning of individuals and communities, they have also merged in that place of heart which all forms of literary and artistic expression seek to reveal.

Illustrating War: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Representation

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:47pm
International symposium to be held at Brigham Young University.

"I want you," the pointing Uncle Sam poster famously proclaims, calling all American soldiers and citizens to service. Throughout the twentieth century, authors, artists, and propagandists alike represented war in ways that reflected, constructed, and manipulated American ideologies of self, nation, and other. Whether it was "Christie Girls" soliciting draftees during WWI, Norman Rockwell pronouncing "Four Freedoms" during WWII, Mad Magazine lampooning hawks and doves during the war in Vietnam, or Artists Against the War challenging American action in Iraq, visual media have constituted a significant front in the nation's wars and conflicts.

"Representations of Gendered Transnational Identity in Contemporary Literature" (proposals due 9/30/10; NeMLA 4/7-11/10)

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 3:54pm
Women's & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association

The Women's & Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast MLA invites papers for the caucus-sponsored panel at the 2010 Convention. Papers should analyze the ways that writers negotiate nationally-multiple, gendered identities. Discussion of transnational identity has been at the fore-front of cultural studies recently, and this panel will examine the intersection of those discussions with gender studies discussions. The conjunction of transnational and gendered identities may open up analysis of race, class, sexuality, and disability to explore marginalized perspectives or it may expose the development of cultural practices which create new spaces. Papers may consider such questions as:

African American Contributions to Service Learning and Community Literacy

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 2:41pm
Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service-Learning

The Community Classroom: Literacy Training in the Black Public Sphere will focus on literacy practices and institutions in Black American communities. There is a long and rich tradition of community sponsored literacy training projects in Black American culture that has for years sought to complement or supplement formal academic education. We are looking for submissions that discuss from historical, ethnographic, or pedagogical perspectives different forms of literacy training in community-based projects or cultural centers. The editors also invite submissions of community-based writing itself—the pamphlets, testimonies, artwork, and memoirs that often emerge from such locations.

NEICN Scots/Irish Studies conference

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:02pm
The University of Sunderland

Call for Papers

Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain" : Ireland and Scotland

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

November 12th to 14th, 2010

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.

CfP: The Spatial Turn in Literary Theory - Deadline: 09/30/2010

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:38am
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011

Call for Papers
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

The Spatial Turn in Literary Theory

Broadly construed as a major shift in focus and trajectory, the so-called "spatial turn" describes a move away from questions of time and chronology towards those of space and topography. In recent years, a wide range of disciplines from the social sciences to the humanities have turned to the relevance of space (and topography) as constitutive of society, culture, and knowledge.

Call For Papers-The Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies-Deadline June 30

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:27am
Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies: Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal

The Student Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies seeks articles and book reviews by students relating to the Jewish experience in Canada.

About the Journal:
SJCJS is web-based, peer-reviewed and is supported by the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal.

Our goal is to attract a diverse audience and to provide a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to the field of Canadian Jewish Studies. This is excellent opportunity for students at the undergraduate and graduate level to publish in an academic context.

[UPDATE] Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:36pm
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization



The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory


Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:39pm
Ohio University Department of English / Quarter After Eight Literary Journal

A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight
October 22-23 / Ohio University / Athens, Ohio

Keynote Address by: Anne Francis Wysocki
Special Reading by: Imad Rahman

"Literature is news that stays news."
-Ezra Pound

GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:20pm
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"/Georgia State University-English Department

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

Religion and Popular Culture: Revised CFP and Deadline Extended to June 30

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 12:52pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture (MAP/ACA)

We are especially interested in papers that pertain to the following topic:

The Popularity of the End Times

A series of recent films, like 2010, and texts, like The World without Us, offer audiences fantasies of the end of human society. This panel seeks papers that compare and contrast these popular visions to stories from religious traditions that also describe the End Times (for example, the Biblical Revelations). Papers can also explore the ideological purposes of these popular visions of Armageddon or the reasons why audiences remain fascinated with The End.

[UPDATE] Reminder: Special Issue of MELUS: The Future of Jewish American Literary Studies (June 30, 2010)

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 11:18am
Lori Harrison-Kahan

Addressing questions raised by the 2009 MLA roundtable "Does the English Department Have a Jewish Problem?," this special issue of MELUS will survey the current state of Jewish American literary scholarship and explore new directions for the future of the field. Guest edited by Lori Harrison-Kahan and Josh Lambert, the issue aims to highlight innovative approaches that will reinvigorate and redefine the study of Jews and Jewishness in American literature and to examine challenges posed by Jewish literature to the disciplinary and theoretical paradigms of American and ethnic literature. We invite a broad range of contributions, but topics of particular interest include:

UPDATE: TRAFFIC (Proposal Deadline June 30, 2010)

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 10:34am
ESC: English Studies in Canada

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.

[UPDATE] Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:56pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; identity and religion; violence/propaganda and religion; controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric.

Cuteness: Yale CompLit Graduate Conference: Dec 3 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:26pm
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature

Cuteness, or the Pragmatics of Diminution
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.

December 3, 2010

Keynote address by Paul Fry

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:14pm
The Society for Utopian Studies

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

Milwaukee in the 1960s and 1970s was a key site for civil rights marches, particularly around the open housing movement. From 1897 through much of the 20th Century, the city was governed by a succession of Socialist mayors, elected on their platform of practical, "sewer socialism." And Wisconsin itself and its Midwestern neighbors have long been home to experiments inintentional community.