We are looking for a third panelist for a proposed MLA special session organized around the response of Southern writers to the dislocations that the South experienced in the 1930s as a result of the Great Depression. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South's under-developed, agricultural economy posed a serious obstacle for the country's overall economic recovery. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to generate support for economic reform and development, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts.
We're looking for a third panelist for a proposed special session centering around Southern Literature and the 1930s. Judged "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem" by the National Emergency Council's Report on Southern Economic Conditions in the South, the South was particularly vulnerable to the dislocations of the Great Depression. However, even as tropes of the South's economic backwardness were employed to propel economic reform, Southern intellectuals - notably the Fugitive Agrarians - resisted such efforts, valorizing the region's agrarian economic base and sought to maintain the South's organic, communal society as a bulwark against industrialization.
This panel seeks to explore theoretical approaches to ancient and/or modern texts. Proposals that deal with a single genre, such as poetry or prose or drama, are acceptable. However, scholars are also encouraged to explore texts that cross traditional boundaries and examine relations between, for instance, the Iliad and the Odyssey on the one hand and the Lord of the Rings novels on the other. Similarly, while read-and-lecture presentations are acceptable, scholars are encouraged to use audio-visuals to support their arguments.
Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001
Call for Papers: Feminist Pedagogy Conference November 6, 2009
The Third Feminist Pedagogy Conference seeks participants for a day-long conference entitled The Praxis of Feminist Pedagogy
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Fine
The Conference will take place on Friday, November 6, 2009, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Film or media
- Theatre and performance
- Visual art
- Pedagogy and education
Open Letter is seeking critical, literary-historical, and creative submissions for a special issue dedicated to the Kootenay School of Writing.
"Writing KOOT" will be guest edited by Gregory Betts and Robert Stacey.
CFP: Modernist Studies Association 2009
MSA 11: The Languages of Modernism
Montréal, Québec, Canada, November 5-8, 2009
Wordless Modernism: Grammars of the Sensible
"Is there, we ask, some secret language which we feel and see, but never speak, …any characteristic which thought possesses that can be rendered visible without the help of words?"
— Virginia Woolf, "The Cinema" (1926)