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Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia (10/18/2009) University of Chicago

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 8:58pm
Spanish Graduate Students Committee of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia: pasado, presente y futuro
[Asturias and the Asturians throughout History: Past, Present and Future]

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago, the Academia de la Llingua Asturiana and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

CFP: "Detours de Babel" between East and West: Theorizing Translation in Early Modern Europe (Panel; 05/01/09; 10/1-3/09)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 8:47pm
Katharina N. Piechocki, NYU

35th Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference, Arizona State University

"Translating and Mapping: Rethinking Literature in the Age of Globalization"

October 1-3, 2009

Panel: "Detours de Babel" between East and West: Theorizing Translation in Early Modern Europe

Seminar Organizer: Katharina N. Piechocki, New York University

"If the past is a foreign country, it follows that even the most monoglot of historians is a translator." (Paul Cohen/Peter Burke)

Modernism, Gender, & Fin de Siecle Theatre - MSA Montreal (November 2009)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 7:45pm
Stephanie Byttebier

Recently, Toril Moi has argued for a rehabilitation of Ibsen as a modernist dramatist and described a number of key features of his version of modernism: his embrace of theatre as an art form, his critique of theatricality, his foregrounding of a meta-theatrical skepticism, and his preoccupation with the key social issue of the position of women in society (Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism). This panel will seek to extend Moi's claims by asking if we can identify an "other," early or "original" modernism – one somewhat different from what Moi, borrowing from Frederic Jameson, calls the post-WWII "Ideology of Modernism" - in the works of various fin de siècle dramatists staging rebellious/fallen/deviant women.

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 6:01pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives as possible. The conference requests proposals that expand our knowledge of medieval and early modern historical studies, literary criticism, folklore, musicology and music practice, children's literature, cultural studies, anthropology, film and media studies, performance art and oral recitations, art history, literary history and theory, and philosophy. While our historical understanding of Robin Hood inevitably depends on literary and archival records, even these cultural memories have been shaped by the media that contain them.

[UPDATE] CFP: Manufacturing Happiness Conference 9/26/09 (deadline 6/15/09)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 3:32pm
Dava L. Simpson/George Mason University


Manufacturing Happiness: Investigating Subjectivity, Transformation, and Cultural Capital

The Graduate Students of George Mason University invite paper proposals for our 4th Annual Cultural Studies Conference. The Conference will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Literature/Film Quarterly (journal; no deadline)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 12:10pm
Co-Editors Elsie M. Walker and David T. Johnson / LFQ

Literature/Film Quarterly is the longest-standing international journal in adaptation studies, a field of inquiry into the ways that films are adapted from literature, history and other films. The journal invites submissions on specific text and film adaptations, the wide-ranging intertextuality of literature and film, the intersection of different media as they relate to adaptation studies, adaptation theory, teaching adaptation, interviews with film and literary figures on the process of adaptation, reviews of both current film adaptations and books on adaptation and/or cinema, and responses to any articles and reviews published in Literature/Film Quarterly.

[UPDATE] M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:04am
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)


CPRACSIS Humanities Conference June 27 - 28

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 1:26am
c parcsis

The conference, "Rethinking Humanities" attempts to interrogate how the future of humanities can be traced and interpreted from various academic and philosophical quarters, and the ways in which interdisciplinary endeavours in all realms of knowledge respond to this effort. It is widely accepted that Humanities in the academia has encountered unusually critical challenges in the last few decades. The question of how these challenges are transmitted through the corpus and the methodological and canonical framework of traditional Humanities will be pivotal in the making of the conference. The conference attempts in a broad manner to address the following issues:

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century" Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 8:14pm
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M

For attaining membership in the world community entails a willingness to doubt the goodness of one's own way and to enter into the give-and-take of critical argument about ethical and political choices.
Martha Nussbaum

Recovering Black Women's Voices and Lives, Nov. 12, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 6:36pm
DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor/ University of Alabama

The last twenty-five years has marked significant growth in historical and literary research on African American women's lives. From the recovery of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig in 1983 to Julia C. Collin's The Curse of Caste in 2006, the number of texts known to have been written by Black women has swelled considerably. However, these recoveries have not been without controversy. Recent questions concerning the race of author Emma Dunham-Kelley have triggered re-readings of her novels, Megda and Four Girls at Cottage City. The identity of the author of the Bondswoman's Narrative is yet undetermined, regardless of it being labeled and "canonized" as a recovered Black woman's text.

Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present, UT Austin 16-17 October 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:33pm
Comparative Literature Program, UT Austin

The age of globalism that shapes the world today is both a cause and effect of postcolonial actualities: effect because of the cultural influences (imposed or transmitted) of colonial powers on colonized lands through the centuries; cause because the supposed end of the colonialist era started world events of migration, hybridity, multiculturalism and relocation in the urban centers of former colonial powers. Several critics have already shaped the postcolonial discourse—such as from Said to Bhabha, from Achebe to Rushdie, from the Subaltern Studies Group to Anzaldúa—and the reality of our world today continues to offer numerous possibilities for discussion on postcolonial issues.

[UPDATE] CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:32pm
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009


When exploring the issue of human rights, two rallying cries are often heard. The voice of justice insists that mercy can only be had in a world of moral standards, while the call to mercy responds that justice can only condemn in a world that needs redemption. And yet, Christians are called to hold these two contrary impulses in careful balance – called to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Edited Collection on Corporate Libraries

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:21pm
Sigrid Kelsey/ Louisiana State University

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection on corporate libraries. This book will be an edited collection of chapters describing best practices in a variety of corporate libraries worldwide, providing both a foundation of knowledge for scholars in library and information science areas and information and ideas for practicing corporate librarians. The editors have obtained an interest from the publisher, and a contract is pending a list of potential chapters and contributors.

Please submit a proposal of 250 words, or a full chapter, for consideration. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (October 23, 2009 - October 24, 2009)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:13pm
Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing

CFP: 2009 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) Conference

St. Cloud State University is proud to host the 2009 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) conference. The conference will be held on October 23rd and 24th at St. Cloud State University, overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We invite everyone interested in the role that computers and computer-mediated technologies play in composition to participate in this year's conference.