The 3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23-24, 2011 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies and Research.
A TWO‐DAY CONFERENCE ON INDIAN CINEMA AND THE CITY
3 – 4 November 2011
Organized By Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University
CinemaSpace proposes to bring together scholars working on Indian cinema in an attempt to refocus our attention on questions of technology, aesthetics and the production of cinematic space. The structuring of the cinematic city will be the organizing thread of the conference. The city here is understood as a placeholder for bringing together and delineating concerns of aesthetics, technology, modernity and development.
Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention
Hot Springs, Arkansas – October 27-29, 2011
Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the intersection(s) between/among computer technologies and work (research, pedagogy, theory) in the fields of English and/or foreign languages.
The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Historicizing Narrative Theory."
Essays (max. 10,000 words) should address themselves to the relationship(s) of contemporary narrative theory to ethnic and/or postcolonial studies, and may examine both literary and cultural texts (visual and digital mediums, music, ethnographies, tourism guides, etc).
"In our age, the idea of intellectual liberty is under attack from two directions. On the one hand are its theoretical enemies, the apologists of totalitarianism, and on the other its immediate, practical enemies, monopoly and bureaucracy. Any writer or journalist who wants to retain his integrity finds himself thwarted by the general drift of society rather than by active persecution."
George Orwell, "The Prevention of Literature" (1946)
Proposals are invited for a possible MSA session on the subject of modernism and totalitarianism.
Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India. The essays may include the traditional as well as contemporary trends in Haiku poetry with special focus on evolution and development of Haiku in English language across the world. For further details, please write to Editor of the anthology at email@example.com.
DEADLINE for ABSTRACTS: 31 MAY 2011.
DEADLINE for FULL PAPER: 31 JULY 2011.
FACING PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE
4TH INTERNATIONAL BAAHE CONFERENCE
1-3 December 2011
University College Brussels, Belgium
A Special Issue of South Asian Popular Culture will be published in July 2013 on:
Terror and Media
Guest Editors: Ritu G. Khanduri and Ronie Parciack
We invite abstracts that bring together theory and early modern English literature and culture. Relevant categories/topics might include historical phenomenology/post-phenomenology; affect theory; species/animal theory/posthumanism; genre theory; ecocriticism; and communication/network theory. Selected essays will be published in a collection entitled the *The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies,* Volume II, eds. Paul Cefalu, Gary Kuchar, and Bryan Reynolds, a companion volume to the recently published collection, *The Return of Theory: Tarrying with the Subjunctive,* eds. Paul Cefalu and Bryan Reynolds (Palgrave, 2011). Please send copies of abstracts to Paul Cefalu (cefalup@ Lafayette.edu).