Impersonality is usually linked to "Tradition and the Individual Talent," in which T.S. Eliot famously declares, "The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." For this panel, I am seeking papers that dislodge the impersonal from Eliot's vision of a cohesive European canon. This may mean sidestepping Eliot and his legacy entirely or reconsidering its premises. Where can modernists find an account of the "process of depersonalization"? Could it be narrated in the first person? Does the impersonal have a history? a future?
ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 31, 2011
Critical Themes in Media Studies
A Graduate Student Conference at The New School in New York
The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 11th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 15-16, 2011 in New York City.
The New School was founded in 1919 as a pioneer of progressive
education. The Media Studies Department was founded in 1975 as the first in the country, designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship.
ImageTexT Special Issue: The Hernandez Brothers
Guest Editors, Christopher Gonzalez and Derek Parker Royal
May include disseminating sexual "knowledge," lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, education & the New Woman, teaching the fin de siècle. Not limited to Anglophone. Abstract of 300 words and C.V. by March 10; Helena Gurfinkel (email@example.com)
McGill University's Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship requests papers for our annual interdisciplinary symposium on May 13 and 14, 2010. This year's conference theme is: "(Dis)embodied Feminisms: New Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Identity." We invite papers on this topic from scholars engaged or interested in feminist, gender, LGBTQ, and sexuality studies across disciplines, although proposals on any relevant topic will be considered.
Please send abstracts (less than 250 words) and a brief biography (2-3 sentences) to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1, 2011.
Announcing the call for papers for a graduate conference on appreciation and critique: on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The University of Wyoming Department of English will be hosting an academic conference for graduate students of all disciplines to present papers and articles on the interplay of appreciation and criticism. More information available at www.uwappreciates.com.
CFP ASA 2011: Pre-Occupied Space
March 9-11, 2011
Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here
Deadline 1/15, but open to brief extension if requested.
John Duffy, University of Notre Dame: "After Arizona: First Year Writing and a Rhetoric of Ethical Practice"
David Gold, University of Tennessee: "Beyond Recovery: Contemporary Challenges in Rhetoric and Composition Historiography"
Michelle Hall Kells, University of New Mexico: "Writing Democracies: What the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement Can Teach Us About Civic Literacy in the 21st Century"
Critical and Transnational Approaches to American Popular Music is an ambitious project that examines both the local and transnational significance of American popular music such as Blues, Rock and Roll, and Hip Hop. The first part of the book will situate these musical genres in the large and complex framework of American popular culture in which language, utopia, and traditions have played major roles in the construction of identity, activism, and social change. The second part of the book will put American Blues, Rock and Roll, and Hip Hop in conversation with similar or different musical genres from other parts of the world in which identity, resistance, and social transformation are also crucial parts.
The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, March 25, 2011.