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The peer-reviewed NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture invites submissions for its 2011 issues. NINE seeks to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions are preferred. Hard-copy submissions can be addressed to
Trey Strecker, Editor
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0460
Final Call for Submissions
We want to thank our contributors so far for their excellent contributions, but there is still space for another 2-3 papers to round out our inaugural issue. Here again is the CFP:
Call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:
Vox Redux: Ventriloquism
Autopsia invites articles that critically engage with the motley themes of ventriloquism, including emulating, mimicking, aping, and other discursive forms where ventriloquism is in play. Topics may include:
Theory discourse and the emulations of Derrida, Deleuze, and other "celebrity thinkers"
Jargon (and the war against it)
(Mis)Representing the Other
Roleplaying the Other
Standing in for the Other
Digital History Goes Mainstream: The role of digital technologies in historical scholarship, teaching, and society
November 5-7th George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
Proposals due: September 10th
Submit proposals online: http://theaahc.org/wordpress/conferences/submit-conference-proposal/
The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, scholarly panels, and readings by contemporary writers. An accompanying exhibit will be mounted by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.
Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Williams's The Long Revolution (1961) in 2011, Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism is planning a Special Issue on the book and its contemporary relevance.
We welcome submissions on topics relating to Williams's discussion of
• the creative mind
• the analysis of culture
• individuals and societies
• images of society
• education and British society
• the reading public
• the popular press
• Standard English
• the social history of British writers and of dramatic forms
• the analysis of 'Britain in the 1960s'
Male Studies: First Annual Conference (New York City, October 2010)
Proposals for papers are being accepted on any aspect of male studies, including the deep biology of the male, anthropological perspectives on the experience of being male, psychoanalytic study of boys and older males, history of the male, literacy and boyhood, boys' and men's well-being, depiction of males in literature and the media, males in a changing economy, global perspectives on the experience of being male, themes in the sociology of being male, public policy and health care explicitly devoted to boys and older males, the male experience in higher education.
Papers are welcomed from non-Anglophone countries.
Critical Perspectives on Global/Local Tensions in New Media
Northeast Modern Language Association, New Brunswick, NJ - April 7-10, 2011
Session Title: The Criminal Underworld in Medieval Literature
How does medieval literature imagine criminal transgression? Do texts portray criminal transgression in the same way as moral transgression? What is the role of punishment in medieval literature? This panel invites proposals for papers that consider crime in medieval literature in relation to such themes as morality, legality, perceptions of the body and the body politic, social cooperation, community, conflict, and conflict resolution. Please send abstracts with affiliation and contact information to email@example.com by September 30, 2010.
'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
— from Alice in Wonderland
(Image)ining The Female Body
University of Surrey
October 29, 2010
On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin American literature and arts, including those of Mexico in particular.
We invite articles and book reviews on the following broad areas:
1. General Topics:
i. Discussion of the evolution of Latin American culture, literature and arts;
ii. Analysis of trends-old and/or new-that can be marked for a better understanding of cultural facts;
iii. Theories and meta-theories for Latin American literature and arts;
iv. Latin American literature and arts on the digital world;
The editor of a II volume collection on Indian Women Writing Women is looking for 3-4 quality papers. Abstract due: 15 June 2010
Full paper due: 15 July 2010.
Send your abstracts with Bio to
Dr. Asha Choubey
Associate Professor of English
Head, Department of Humanities
MJP Rohilkhand University
The editor of a collection on Dalit Literature seeks quality papers on
related themes e.g.,
Dalit and Gandhi
Regional Dalit literatures
Subaltern voices in Dalit Autobiography
We are short of 4-5 quality papers only.
Papers should be between 3,000-7,000 words in MLA format. A 200-250 words
abstract along with bio will be due by 15 June 2010. Full papers due
by 15 July 2010.
Send your abstracts with Bio to
Dr. Asha Choubey
Reader in English
Head, Department of Humanities
Call for Contributions to Edited Collection
ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity
"Birds of a feather (and colour) will flock (and fly) together."
-- Old English Proverb, 1545 (approx)
"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.
Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:
Defining Problems, Finding Solutions
Oct 28-30, 2010
Kennesaw State University
Proposals due July 21, 2010
Kennesaw State University calls for academic papers and poster presentations for a multidisciplinary conference on immigration to Georgia and the Southeast. Papers or posters should promote an understanding of the problems associated with immigration, with an emphasis on finding practical and realistic solutions that promote economic growth and social strength for the Southeast. All paper presentations should be in English; posters may be presented in English or Spanish. Conference papers will be considered for publication.
The Diasporic Body and Its Discontents
The co-conveners of the Diaporic Imagination Research Group invite participants to submit work-in-progress for a working session of the 2010 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research in Seattle, WA, November 18-21, 2010.
Participants are invited to consider how power is embodied in diasporic identities, cultural practices, and performances. Our session emphasizes the spatial and temporal aspects of the "corporeal power" at the conceptual heart of CORD/ASTR 2010. By paying attention to diaspora's "discontents," we will also focus on the material and political effects of diasporic performance and the exercises of corporeal power.
Call for contributions to Whitman & The Beats.
We are seeking original articles for an edited interdisciplinary collection that break new ground in addressing Whitman's presence in the works of Beat writers, the reception of Whitman's poetry by the Beats, and papers which address how the legacy of the Beats, their perspectives of their era and artistic innovations, may be traced to Whitman's influence on American literary culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Art of Theatre: Word, Image and Performance in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium
19th-20th of November 2010, Queen's University, Belfast.
Professor Patrick McGuinness, St. Anne's College, Oxford
Professor Laurence Senelick, Tufts University, Massachusetts
Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 October 2010). This journal aims at investigating and researching new approaches to world literatures. It proposes to promote innovative critical response in every branch of literary studies. Submissions of research papers, book reviews, conference reports and interviews are welcome from the established as well as emerging scholars. Contributions should conform to the latest edition of MLA Handbook/ Style Sheet and they should send both hard and soft copies of the material. Email submissions are preferred.
With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled *Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore*, aims to remedy that situation.
University of Auckland, 8-10 October 2010
Keynote speaker (to be confirmed): Prof David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Is architecture a cult of the externalised object? It would seem so: of 46 images of prize winning entries on the 2009 World Architecture Festival website, for example, only four show interiors. So efficiently are interior and exterior sealed off from each other that they are frequently treated as discrete professional domains. However, inside and outside are always ready to be reversed and today's spaces may seem even more involuted, fragile and unsettled than those of the past.
CALL FOR PAPERS ANNOUNCEMENT
EGO Conference 2010: Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22 & 23
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M University
Conference website: http://www.wiu.edu/ego/conference/2010/
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Conference Theme: Humanities in the Digital Age
Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture
November 9-11, 2010
R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University
American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010
More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise Lost, and this is undoubtedly true…The form is often used as a way of acting out the consequences of a theological doctrine….Extraterrestrials have taken the place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback.
—Margaret Atwood, "Why We Need Science Fiction"
The organizing committee of the Bowles International Conference in Lisbon issues a final Call for Papers (June 30) in order to invite interested scholars to present interesting papers or artistic works about Paul Bowles, Jane Bowles and their continuing legacy.
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2011 issue (non-thematic) /
The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2011 volume of the journal.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 30 SEPT. 2010
In keeping with the 2011 ALISE Conference Theme, "Competitiveness and Innovation", the Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group invites submissions for an individual paper, or for a 3-4 person panel program that highlights the history of innovation and competitiveness in the LIS field (interpreted broadly.) The 2011 ALISE conference is January 4-8, 2011, in San Diego, California and details are available at http://www.alise.org. ALISE is the Association for Library and Information Science Educators.