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Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 7:49am
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University

Local/Global Shakespeares
4th British Shakespeare Association Conference
11 – 13 September 2009
King's College London & Shakespeare's Globe
BSA 2009 invites theatre practitioners, academics, educators and members of the public to reflect on the ways in which Shakespeare has been, and is being, reshaped and rethought within different localities, contexts and traditions both now and in the past and in which different early modern localities, contexts and traditions can help us understand Shakespeare historically. Within this broad remit, contributors will be asked to address the role of Shakespeare.

Call for Book Reviews - AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 10:19pm
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Call for AlterNative Book Reviews
The multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is seeking reviews of books or edited volumes that include research relevant to Indigenous peoples and communities around the world. Book reviews present a brief synopsis of the volume's argument, methodology, and audience in under 1,000 words.
There are a number of recently released books and volumes of which editors would welcome reviews, including:
• Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods
Shawn Wilson (2009)

Literature of Africa and the Diaspora Session; African Diasporic Differences [nov. 6-8, 09; 5/15/09]

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 3:00pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

African Diasporic Differences

Description: When an African writer lives outside of Africa does the literary product change? If so, what are the causes of such change? Targeted audience? Targeted publisher? Issues of language and cultural taste? This session seeks papers that will focus on the literary production of new African writers who live and write outside of Africa. Literary attributes to consider might include any of the following and more: language, characterization, setting, thematic content, voicing and perspective. Papers should seek to address the question of why differences exist and to analyze the differences.

Virginia Woolf Panel at PAMLA in San Francisco, Nov. 6-7, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 1:30pm
Perrin Kerns/Marylhurst University

Call for Papers Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009
The Virginia Woolf panel for the 2009 PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing Virginia Woolf and her work from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.
Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper no more than 50 words.

Call for Contributors - Aviation Film Text

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:37am
Ron Thomas / Embry-Riddle Aeronuatical University


Audience: Intended as a course text/reader for a new upper division undergraduate course at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, "Film Studies and Aviation," this would also be a book of scholarly interest in the areas of history, film, mass communications, and popular culture.

CFP 2009 OVSC (10/22-4 Athens, Ohio; deadline 6/5 and 8/28) Shakespeare on Screen

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:13am
The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference will hold its annual meeting October 22-24, 2009 at Ohio University in Athens. The theme will be "Shakespeare on Screen: 1899-2009." The plenary speakers will be Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame), Linda Charnes (Indiana University), and Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire).

Political Ecologies (InterCulture e-journal, 05/10/09)

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:13am

InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000 to 6,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words) and creative work pertaining to the theme "Political Ecologies" (volume 6, issue 2) due on Monday, May 10, 2009.

Spain and the British Isles in the Long Eighteenth Century (10-12 Dec. 2009)

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:00am
Universitat de Barcelona, Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII are pleased to announce their first joint conference, to be held in Barcelona in December 2009.

The conference will focus on the full range of contacts and exchanges between Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, and British and Spanish colonies in the long eighteenth century (1689–1832). Proposals for papers, panels, and round tables are invited on topics such as, but not limited to

Film Studies at PAMLA (San Fran Nov. 6-7 2009)

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 1:12am
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association


Hello Film Buddies and Bruisers,

Paradoxa, "Three Asias: Japan, South Korea, China,"

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:46pm
Paradoxa: World Literary Genres

CFP for "Three Asias -- Japan, South Korea, China"

In the wake of globalization, popular culture travels faster across
national boundaries than ever before. In this emerging global
culture, Asian countries play an increasingly important role,
challenging the predominance of the American entertainment industry.
From anime and soap opera to pop music and online gaming communities,
popular culture exports from three nations in particular--Japan,
South Korea, and China--are capturing the attention of audiences

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:22pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Call for Essay Proposals on Pedro Almodovar

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 4:06pm
Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon. UMass Lowell

Editors: Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Objective of the Book: The major objective of the proposed collection of essays on Pedro Almodovar is to provide a collection of multidisciplinary academic research and theoretical papers written by scholars and professionals of varied backgrounds.

Submission procedure: Potential authors should submit between 300-500 words proposal (Spanish or English) with a short reference list and a short bio by June 15th , 2009. This proposal should clearly state the objectives of the essay and its content. Submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.