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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 11:41am
Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences is a journal created in Italy in 2010, and involved in subjects of arts, sociology, politics, culture, history, history of religions, philosophy, economics, management, education, statistics, laws, linguistics, anthropology and psychology.

The Journal is published three times a year, January, May, September

We are calling for submission of papers. You can submit your manuscripts online on the website
You can send your manuscripts also on the mail

If you have any questions, please contact with the editor at

Deadline Extended/Final CFP: The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Turkey and the United States

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 8:22am
Tanfer Tunc

For the full CFP, see:

Abstracts and one-paragraph bios should be emailed as Microsoft Word attachments to Drs. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Bahar Gursel ( by December 31, 2010. If accepted for publication, full-text submissions will be due March 31, 2011.

This project is sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)

Uses and Abuses of Aesthetics Today (Feb 18-19; abstracts due Jan 5)

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:56pm
Graduate students in German Studies, Cornell University

Graduate Student Conference in German Studies
Cornell University
February 18-19, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
Plenary Speaker: Peter Gilgen, Cornell University

"Free to Move About the Country": an Interdisciplinary Conference about Transportation and National Security (March 18, 2010)

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 3:17pm
Center for Analysis of Defense, Intelligence, National Security (CADINS), Cal State Northridge

On Friday, March 18, 2011, The Center for the Analysis of Defense, Intelligence, and National Security (CADINS) will host a one-day symposium on National Security and Transportation to be held at a local conference facility in the San Fernando Valley. The organizers seek proposals for a student panel.

Abstract Submission

Each abstract is limited to 300 words; therefore, authors are urged to prepare a well written, clear and informative abstract describing the work with emphasis on objectives and factual results. An abstract should include key words related to conference topics.

Brown University Department of Slavic Languages - Graduate student conference on "Estrangement"

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:18pm
Brown University Department of Slavic Languages

The Slavic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium and the Department of Slavic Languages at Brown University are pleased to announce our upcoming graduate student conference on the subject of Estrangement. The conference will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011. We are currently soliciting proposals for individual papers on topics related to the theme of estrangement in Russian, East European and Eurasian literature, history, and culture in any historical period. We plan to include topics such as:

"It must be Nova Scotia": Negotiating Place in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop. June 9-12, 2011 Halifax,NS. Deadline JAN 10

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:46am
Saint Mary's University / University of King's College

To mark the centenary of Elizabeth Bishop's birth, and to celebrate her contribution to world literature, a special conference will be held 9-12 June 2011 at the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Working under the title, "It must be Nova Scotia:" Negotiating Place in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop," the conference will focus on Bishop's examinations of place and placelessness, her fascination with borders and shifting cultural geographies, and her unique position as an artist who lived and wrote both for and against competing definitions of "home."

March 18-19-- Family Matters: A Graduate Student Conference on Representations of the Family in Literature, Drama and Film

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:05am
St. Bonaventure University--Olean, New York

Representations of the family in literature often come freighted with questions of cultural significance, economic arrangement, and political power. Whether critiqued as a normative cultural arrangement or hailed as the paramount political value, the family as the basic organizational unit of society reflects and often magnifies its literary milieu.

Call for Artists

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:06am
Ustinov Intercultural Forum

The Ustinov Intercultural Forum is currently seeking additional artists to submit their work for this cultural exhibition which will run at the Old Fulling Mill in Durham, UK from early April to early May 2011. The project aims to create a multi-media exhibit of music, video, art, object, clothing, and any other display forms you can think of in order to create a culturally centred exhibition (even written pieces can be incorporated into the exhibit). The goal is to promote interculturality and focus on the message of Cultural Identity--the value is to be in the richness of the multitude of narratives. Cultural Identity is a very fluid and interesting concept especially in such an increasingly globalized world.

[UPDATE] Noncanonical Affects (ALA 2011, Boston, 5/26-5/29; proposals by 12/15/2010)

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:13pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association
22nd Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2001
Boston, MA

Noncanonical Affects

The affective turn in literary and cultural studies, according to Sianne Ngai, has worked to historicize and critique certain affective states--sympathy, melancholia, shame--even as it has left unexamined the cultural roots of other, less "canonical" forms of feeling. This panel seeks papers that historicize critically neglected forms of affectivity by exploring their representation/production in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century texts.