The 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 25–27, 2009
Call for Papers
The 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 25–27, 2009
Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel (book collection)
Editors: AmiJo Comeford and Tamy Burnett
This CFP IS for a MSA Conference
Much of the work on cinema's relationship to modernism has focused on avant-garde and silent film. Sound film is always on the horizon, or just starting to be heard, but sound film in and of itself, or successful sound film ventures, are rarely considered within the scope of modernism. This is in large part due to the avant-garde and modernist resistance to sound film, making connections between sound film and modernism less apparent. This panel will reconsider the relationship between the "talkies" and the constellations of modernism.
1st Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power:
From the Playground to International Relations
Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November 2009
Call for papers - International Conference
Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.
The conference theme relates to the issue how to deal with oral genres in a world where new technologies have become available not only for the researchers, but also for the local populations as well as the groups (of local non-academic scholars of local lore) that mediate between academic scholars, the performers and their audiences.
Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009
Keynote: Professor Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside
"Culture and Crisis"
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC
Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010
Talk of crisis is everywhere. Financial. Environmental. Geopolitical. Cultural. A Crisis of Crises...
This panel seeks to explore the historical and aesthetic connections between boxing and modernism, or early 20th century arts more broadly conceived. From Gene Tunney's Alpine hikes with George Bernard Shaw to Jack Johnson's 1916 fight with poet Arthur Cravan, or Djuna Barnes' early boxing reportage to Hemingway's stints as a sparring partner for professional heavyweights in Paris, many modern writers and artists evinced not only a delight in boxing, but a deep situation in sporting circles such that the distinction between modern art as an aesthetic formation and boxing as popular sport becomes productively fuzzy.
Energy and Appalachia: Narratives of Sustainability and Environmental Justice. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2009.
Call for Papers [EXTENDED DEADLINE May 31st 2009]:
Transatlantic routes of American roots music: Folk/ Blues/Jazz University of Worcester, UK
September 12-13, 2009
We invite proposals for papers for this conference examining the impact and significance of American folk music(s) in Britain. We would especially welcome contributions that examine representations of such music in an interdisciplinary frame.
The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."
We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.
Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended due to a later timeline with SAMLA.
Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)
Popular Culture and Activism welcomes papers or presentations that explore the sphere of activism in the production of popular culture. Whether historical or contemporary, investigations into the role of activism in shaping popular culture or the role of popular culture in shaping activism are encouraged.
Call for Papers
March 25 – 27, 2010
2010 ASCA International Workshop: "Articulation(s)"
University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for paper submissions and panel sessions for its yearly International Workshop.
This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political, sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full range from critical analysis to prescriptions for action action. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:
- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, etc)
- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates
- when religion comes to power: implications from the Taliban to the Christian Right
New deadline for African Studies at MPCA/ACA 30 October - 1 November.
Now accepting proposals until 20 May.
Submit abstracts to Jessica Brown-Velez, area chair.
Complete listing at: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/32522
Conference Call for Papers
the Tulsa School
at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 5-7, 2009
Confirmed Participants: RON PADGETT, DICK GALLUP,
Alice Notley, Robert Harris, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan
The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.
Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.
The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, Michigan.
Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115.
The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit Michigan.
Please send proposals on any aspect of Harry Potter Studies to the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at email@example.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115.
Call for Papers: GENDER
The editors invite contributions for the forthcoming issue on the theme of GENDER from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working across the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Suggested areas for articles include, but are not restricted to:
Cinema, Film & Television
Embodiment, Space & Time
Feminism, Anti-feminism, & Masculinism
Equality & Liberation
Gender, Sex & Androgyny
Language & Linguistics
Stylistics and Discourse
Teaching, Learning & Acquisition
Please send submissions in Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions must contain the following information:
The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".
We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens. With Dumbledore's ejection from the closet, queer scholars have taken up Rowling's decision at all three major Harry Potter Conferences (Accio, Portus, and Terminus) over the summer of 2008. As such, we seek papers for an interdisciplinary reader on queer and feminist issues in Harry Potter. We welcome critical and passionate papers catering to both students and scholars in the fields of sexual/gender diversity studies, cultural studies, children's literature, and literary analysis. A non-exclusive list of topics are
In her study of voice, Adrianna Cavarero writes that "there is a realm of speech in which the sovereignty of language yields to that of the voice. I am talking, of course, about poetry." Taking Cavarero's philosophical cue as its jumping-off point, as well as Charles Bernstein's related call for "close listening," this panel welcomes papers that attend, in material ways, to the vocal performance of modern and postmodern poetries. That is, how do poets "voice" or perform their poetry? How does vocal performances inflect andor complicate textual readings of poems? Voice, then, for the purposes of this panel, is disarticulated from homogenizing metaphors of disembodied selfhood (i.e. finding your voice) and community (i.e. vox populi).
The Story of the Story: Ethics, Therapy, and Life Writing
28th-30th September 2009.
Flinders University, Adelaide. South Australia.
Convenors: Dr Kylie Cardell and Dr Kate Douglas
Keynote Speaker: Dr Margaretta Jolly, University of Sussex UK.
CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2009 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) , Friday October 23 and Saturday October 24, 2009
Proposals by 1 June 2009
Proposals are invited from scholars of all levels for papers to be presented in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length and may address any aspect of science fiction, fantasy, and/or legends in popular culture.
New submission deadline for abstracts: 20 May 2009
The Rhetorics of Place: Public, Private, Secular and/or Sacred.
Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption? How have literature and film portrayed the impact of secrecy and disclosure on adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents? What is the impact of recent revelations of secret histories in memoir, books such as _The Girls Who Went Away_, documentaries such as _First Person Plural_ (the creators of both will be keynote speakers)? How and why did adoption secrecy, and the practices it hides, develop differently in different cultures, countries, and even different states? Where are alternatives to secrecy practiced and how do they work?
"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, Critical theories, Aesthetic Studies, Literature and environment, Visual arts, Photography, Digital arts, Philosophy and Art, History of Art. Articles should focus on interdisciplinary connections of a specific topic.
Journal address: www.rupkatha.com
Last date of Submission: July, 2009.