RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC
The SAMLA special session on visual rhetoric welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of visual rhetoric, such as visual culture and the Web; teaching visual rhetoric in the classroom; image use in blogs; exploring identities with visual rhetoric; visual rhetoric in student writing; (re)presentations of the body; visual rhetoric in politics; visual rhetoric of physical spaces; visual rhetoric and environmental issues; and other relevant topics.
RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC
3rd Annual International ACSA Conference
PERMANENCE AND CHANGE: THE ROLES OF CULTURE AND LANGUAGE
Bangkok, Thailand, 13-14 August 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
ACSA seeks to provide a forum in which a broad spectrum of issues in Asian cultures and languages can be researched and critically discussed. It seeks to offer opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and an arena for in depth exchanges of the cultural dynamics of Asia today. The scope is international and the commitment is to further dynamic understanding among and about Asia today. ACSA welcomes all scholars, graduate students and interested persons in Asian cultures and languages.
Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon
Location: The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: October 23-24, 2009
"Understanding Superheroes" is conceived as an interdisciplinary multi-media event, held in conjunction with a simultaneous exhibition of original comic art at the UO's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood
Scholars in the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Gender Studies, History, Medicine, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, and others are engaged in attempting to understand the construction and consequences of motherhood. A woman's physiological ability to conceive, carry, and birth children, the assumption that the ability to raise children is a natural physiological trait, the ideological pressures to do so, the unique duties and responsibilities of motherhood, and subsequent rewards and penalties are just a few of the areas of inquiry found in literature.
Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time. Proposals for papers are requested on this theme, focusing on the representation of the past and future in comics, or how comics capture the present, or how the comics form relies on sequence. Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers lasting 20 minutes.
"The Future ain't what it used to be" is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee. It will investigate questions such as: how have perspectives of the future changed over time, how is the future perceived in literature and the media today, and how do representations of the past help us to imagine the future? Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers lasting 20 minutes. The deadline for proposals is 15th May 2009.
The 2009 SWIG conference, "The Realm of the Senses:
REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts invites contributions for its forthcoming issue to be published online in December 2009. Research in the areas of religion or theology, education or the humanities will be considered for publication and contributors are also welcome to submit multi or inter-disciplinary articles that span more than one of these areas.
Articles should be 5-6,000 words and should conform to the Harvard author-date referencing system. The closing date for submissions is September 1st, 2009. Please send your article and a short abstract of 200 words to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book reviews are also welcome.
Deadline extended: Early Twentieth-Century Communications: Literatures, Philosophies, Technologies
11 and 12 September 2009 at The University of Winchester
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Beasley (Birkbeck)
This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.
Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature
The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan.
The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.
The conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas. ACE will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education.
It is hoped that academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.
The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide variety of authors and works, including a host of America's most important authors, and works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Details, including a list of available entries as well as samples and guidelines, can be found at
DEADLINE May 1, 2009
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
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Network Apocalypse: Visions of the End in an Age of Internet Media
Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference
King's College London & Shakespeare's Globe
11 – 13 September 2009
Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe
This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the "savage" West. For instance, In Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film Dead Man, the Native American Xebeche is captured and shipped east by railroad caged as an animal in a sort of counter-migration, even as European settlers travel west into the territories from which his relatives are being displaced. Of particular interest are papers that explore the relationship between suffering, objectified, or commodified bodies and American landscape.
Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System
10th Biennial EASA Conference: Extended deadline (29th April)
Dis/solutions: the Future of the Past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
22-25 September 2009, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
For further information, please visit:
The 10th Annual New Voices Graduate Student Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore.
Call for Papers: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction
2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 30 - November 01, 2009
Deadline: April 30, 2009
The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of 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 Detroit, MI October 30-November 01, 2009.
SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009
Deadline: April 8, 2009
The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:
History of the Book
And any other permutation thereof.
Please send 300 word abstracts to lasquires_at_mail.utexas.edu. no later than
April 9, 2009.
Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.
The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."
The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:
Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
November 5-7, 2009
Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism
The Queer Politics of Harvey Milk: An Edited Collection
"If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door."
- Harvey Milk, "In Case" [Audio Tape]: 1977
"Harvey's life was theater."
- Anne Kronenberg, Oscars interview: 2009
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Mothering and Hip‑ Hop Culture
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED VOLUME
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection by Maki Motapanyane and Shana Calixte to be published in 2011.
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers
Since Aristotle the understanding of ethics as a branch of philosophy has been defined as a pragmatic rather than a theoretical field: ethics does not simply involve a discussion of virtues, but the practice of "virtual activities." It is concerned, as Sartre later insists, with living "in the world," where one has the individual moral responsibility for the other and for the political structure of society. The personal responsibility to act "ethically" in this case is made possible by the essential freedom of choice of each individual.
Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play? Numerous currents of contemporary thought, from Wittgenstein to Baudrillard and Derrida, highlight play as a site worthy of inquiry. However, play does not (cannot?) have a precise sense or definition, and therefore our aim will be to put ideas into play, to play with them.
Graduate students and artists are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary conference regarding the concept of play. Academic papers, artwork (visual and performance), and film (short and feature length) are welcome.
Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.
Re-Viewing Black Mountain College
An International Conference
October 9-11, 2009
The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.
Co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and
The University of North Carolina, Asheville