LITERATURE OF AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
LITERATURE OF AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
Call for Papers:
The Second Annual Critical Theory Conference
Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation
Date: 24th September 2010, University of Exeter
Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael Dillon (Lancaster) and Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) Introduced by Professor Regenia Gagnier (Exeter)
Seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need two/three more essays to round the manuscript out.
Here are some potential topics, but I am open to good ideas not on the list:
Age of Conan: The Hyborian Age Online RPG
Conan after de Camp and Carter
The Conan industry
Feminist approaches to Conan
Appropriation of Conan in rock/heavy metal
Conan the television show
Masculinity/Male studies and barbarism
Essays should be in the 8000-10000 word range. An agreed-upon style manual will be send to all contributors.
I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.
Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.
I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced
Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning. Exploring the role of punishment in utopian imaginings, we invite papers on all aspects of legal and non-legal punishment in utopian and dystopian literature and communities.
The Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Al-Albayt, in collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie is honored to invite you to participate in the Second Jordanian International Francophone Conference entitled "The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights" in the Fields of Humanities to be held at the University of Al-Albayt on 13-14 April 2011.
* Languages of participation: French, English and Arabic.
The Comparative Literature Department of SUNY Binghamton
welcomes abstracts for its interdisciplinary graduate
conference, Sexuality Across the Disciplines, to be held on
Friday, April 30, 2010 at SUNY Binghamton. This conference
seeks to consider the intersections between literature and
other humanities and social sciences fields, including
anthropology, sociology, philosophy, art history, history, and
how these fields interpret, understand, and/or engage issues
Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue
Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th
Blossombones is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and critical prose that represent a feminist or woman-centered response to the work of Sigmund Freud, with particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women.
We ask that women only submit work for the summer 2010 issue.
The Freud Issue will be guest-edited by Kristina Marie Darling.
This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts. Please see the attached poster, or visit our website at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jesu1838/.
The conference gives PhD students the opportunity to present their research to a wide audience. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
This session seeks to explore depictions of architecture and urban space in utopian and dystopian literature and film, analyzing how these representations reveal ideological and social concepts of the ideal community, as well as underscoring the problematics of a utopian social order.
Some possible issues to be explored: utopian island, symmetry and organization, isolation vs. receptivity, ideal city as reflection of the cosmos, control and surveillance, panopticon, revolution and architecture, architecture of Ledoux and Boullée, constructivist architecture, post war architecture, light and nature as metaphor for utopia, Outer space as utopian/dystopian space.
This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.
from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other. For a special issue on music, we are seeking essays that look at the way songs, performers, performance styles, fans, and other aspects of musical culture add to our understanding of the United States and South Africa and to cultural flows between two dating from collaborations (jam session) between American merchant shipmen and urban South Africans in the nineteenth century. We will also consider submissions concerned with Southern Africa and parts of the Americas relevant to the special issue.
Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland
Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010
New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale
University of Bologna, Italy.
International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences. The journal intends to disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of the engineering field from theoretical, practical and analytical research to physical implications and theoretical or quantitative discussion intended for both academic and industrial progress.
Data Engineering refers to the use of data engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of computer systems for different computing platforms and application environments. With the proliferation of the different forms of data and its rich semantics, the need for sophisticated techniques has resulted an in-depth content processing, engineering analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval of data.
The International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) publishes original research over the whole spectrum of work relevant to the theory and practice of innovative and interactive systems. The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, covering research in computing, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, communication, design, engineering, and social organization, which is relevant to the design, analysis, evaluation and application of human computer interactive systems.
Nanotechnology has enormous potential to change society as it lead to new medical treatments and tools; more efficient energy production, storage and transmission; better access to clean water; more effective pollution reduction and prevention; and stronger, lighter materials.
The any place/any time/any means vision of ubiquitous computing has explosive impact on academics, industry, government and daily life. Following ubiquitous computers and networks, is a road towards ubiquitous intelligence, i.e., computational intelligence pervasion in both the physical world and the cyber world. Such right place/right time/right means vision of ubiquitous intelligence will greatly reform our world to create a smart world filled with a variety of embedded intelligence or smart real and virtual things ranging from software to hardware, from man-made artifacts to natural objects, from everyday appliances to sophisticated systems, etc.