For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.
In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.
Call for Papers
Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe
Organised by Dr. Lucia Aiello, Dr. Joy Charnley, Dr. Mariangela Palladino
29 March 2012
Glasgow Women's Library
5 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7BW
This Call for Papers, organized within the frame of the creative writing project "The New Image of the
Balkans", has as its goal:
• To invite young writers, artists and intellectuals from the Balkan region, to interpret the new
prospects of the cultural re-integration of the Balkans;
• To develop a new vision of contemporary & future Balkan realities (A New Balkan
• To restore the practices of mutual understanding between Balkan and European cultures and
civilizations (not just at the level of mere dialogue);
• To unburden the youth from the negative stereotype associated with the Balkans as a "Powder
We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.
Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Viral
Special Editors: Patricia Clough and Jasbir Puar
The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of "rupture" in literature.
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. PAMLA has over a hundred approved sessions on a wide range of literary and language topics. For the list of sessions, guidelines for how to propose a paper, and the online paper proposal form, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2011/
For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:
The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
CFP: Modernist Ethics (MSA 13 Buffalo, NY; 6-9 October, 2011; deadline April 1 2011)
I am seeking papers that address how modernist fiction articulates ethics, challenges existing ethical models, and explores areas of ethical ambiguity. Possibilities:
• tensions or continuities between early-twentieth-century ethicists (e.g., Spencer, Moore) and the ethics of modernist fiction
• tensions or continuities between modernist fiction and contemporary ethics (e.g., Levinas, Derrida, Badiou, Zizek; or Nussbaum, Rorty, et al.)
• the ethics of particular writers or even of particular works – what do they posit, what leave unsaid or indicate is unsayable?