Call for Papers
Special issue of Journal of African American Studies
Animated Representations of Blackness
Call for Papers
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference: http://www.swtxpca.org/
Albuquerque, NM February 10 - 13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Four Corners Conference on Immigration
Topic: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice – a Dialogue on Immigration
Call for Papers
Call Deadline: 20-July-2009
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to inform you of the:
Four Corners Conference on Immigration
Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO
9 October – 10 October 2009
Abstract deadline: 20-July-2009.
** 10th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations**
19-22 July 2010
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
This Conference is to be held in Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 19 to 22 July 2010. This Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the study of diversity today. Plenary speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the field, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.
Life, the Universe, and Everything XXVIII: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 11-13, 2010, on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University. (For more information, see http://ltue.org.) Guest of honor is Brandon Sanderson. Admission is free.
We are especially interested in papers in the following areas (but others may be considered):
• Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature (medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)
• LDS (Mormon) culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f
• Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
** Eight International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities **
29 June to 2 July 2010
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
The Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Plenary speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.
MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier,EBSCO Host. We are currently seeking submissions for our special summer supplemental mini- edition. Our theme is Diversity: The Intersection of race/diversity and gender. Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to race and feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send papers along with a 50 word bio and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by July 31, 2009
Modern German cities, particularly regional and national capitals, have often been studied in relation to German national identity. For this reason, cultural displays (for instance, films and exhibitions) in and of these metropoles are often seen to demonstrate unique brandings, unique particularizations of space that define major cities with respect to each other and their national cultures. Much recent scholarship on post-unification Berlin, for instance, evidences this kind of perspective and has furthered a unifying comprehension of the new Republic as it is manifested in the re-made city. Our panel seeks to unsettle such predominant spatial analysis through focusing more closely on the heterogeneity of urban branding practices.
Special Issue (11.1, January 2011) for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld
The society for the study of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) invites papers discussing any aspects of existential or phenomenological theory or culture. For example, papers dealing with theoretical or cultural issues in relation to authors such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Beckett, Husserl, Heidegger, Jaspers, Levinas, Malraux, Marcel, Buber, Frankl, Sartre, Camus, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir, Irigaray, or Laing are all welcome. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. EPTC will meet at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada, from May 31 to June 3, 2010.
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Call for Papers #02
On June 29th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included on the second issue of our Journal 452ºF. This announcement is open to everyone holding a university degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.
The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:
- Deadline for paper submission (full text): October 9th 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference Feb 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.(www.swtxpca.org) Submissions pertaining to any aspect of children's studies in relation to film are desired. Of special interest are contributions that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's identity construction as represented in film.
Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were collaborators and instruments in film and media projects.
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."
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1, 2009.
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.
Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were both collaborators and instruments in film and media projects. Equally groundbreaking was the claim that a star's importance could stretch beyond a single film. Critical to Star Studies is, of course, the "star": a cultural icon whose image is built through the combination of his filmic catalogue with his biography and extra-filmic output, including product sponsorship, charity work, and interviews. Canonical works of Star Studies focused on figures like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson, Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood. But what about James Gandolfini or Diane Keaton?
The 10th Annual New Voices 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.
How and why do fiction writers from the explosively experimental period of 1960 to the present use (subvert, disturb) the seemingly conventional form of the fairy tale? Both American and international writers are drawn to fairy tales. One approach to fairy tales is taken by American metafictionists, who find in them rich mythic patterns to disrupt in order to promote new and different constructions of meaning. Robert Coover, for instance, makes fairy tales the basis of a number of his fictions. In Pricksongs and Descants, Coover plays with characters and motifs from tales about Jack the Giant Killer, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and Hansel and Gretel in an exploration of human impulses toward sex, violence, and creativity itself.
Solicitation for articles to be included in a collection of essays that considers the inherent quality of meta-fiction in 20th century solder narratives such as Vonnegut's, Slaughterhouse-five; Ambrose's, Band of Brothers, and the works of Tim O'Brien. French philosopher Jean Baudrillard discussed the postmodern qualities of texts that blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction, saying that a sort of hyper-reality is created. Among the possible questions presenters might address are these: What is the nature of the interplay between fiction and experience within the soldier-memoir, soldier-account, and soldier-novel? What are the genre distinctions at work in the soldier narrative as non-fiction or fiction?
Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays that examine James Baldwin's life, fiction, and nonfiction with the most recent scholarship from Black Masculinity Studies. Essays may employ cultural studies and/or a post-colonial critical lens for explicating specific texts as well as interdisciplinary approaches that demonstrate the relevance or usefulness of using Baldwin's texts to examine, explore, or discuss Black masculinity within other disciplines (besides Literary Studies). Submissions by emerging, as well as, established scholars are welcomed.
Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):
The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.
The journal of arts and scholarship, out of the University of Illinois at Chicago, publishes creative work including poetry, drama, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation. We also seek submission of scholarly papers including interdisciplinary scholarship, literary criticism, comparative literature, critical and political theory, rhetorical and cultural studies. We accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, graphic art and photographs
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Ireland is a land of pastoral greenery, but its landscape is an arguably 'unnatural' construct, a topography shaped by a history of conflict and suffering. Gerry Smyth asserted in 2000 that 'Irish Studies and ecocriticism ... have a lot to say to each other', yet despite the centrality of the land to Irish identity at home and abroad, ecocriticism remains largely absent from Irish Studies in Ireland.
Call for Papers
Literary Studies and the Affective Turn Roundtable
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
Articles solicited to add to a collection of essays on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
Perspectives on the author, herself, are especially requested, as are perspectives from specific theoretical perspectives.
Due date for proposals. July 20th 2009
Due date for completed essays: October 1st 2009
Please send proposals in the first instance to Dr Jon Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: Star Performance.
The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Call for Papers
'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'
An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK
Keynote address by Professor Nur Masalha,
Director of the Centre for Religion, History and Holy Land Studies, St Mary's, Surrey
As a site of complex and enduring conflict, Palestine – conceived as a cultural entity – poses many challenges to those who wish to engage in the task of its meaningful representation. Nevertheless, a desire to confront these challenges continues to flourish – among political thinkers, activists, scholars, creative practitioners, writers and critics both within and beyond the Palestinian territories.
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 journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the American-Kuwaiti movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Official site of the movie (Fr): http://www.amerrika-lefilm.com/
The review should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.
Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.
Rethinking the Human Sciences