The Fall 2010 issue of ANQ: American Notes and Queries will treat the topic of Women Devotional Writers of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Notes and short articles (5,000 words max.) are invited that address sources and allusions, that report newly discovered manuscript texts or offer print text emendations, or that analyze fluctuations in literary reputation. Guest editors: Kate Narveson (Luther College) and Anne Lake Prescott (Barnard College). Deadline for submission: May 15, 2010.
Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite paper proposals for presentations at the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.
Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, Co-editor of Transformative Works and Cultures, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.
The Spring 2011 issue of ANQ: American Notes and Queries will address the question of James Baldwin's influence on American letters. Submissions (5,000 words max.) are invited that identify or clarify instances of Baldwin's own indebtedness; that present tighly focused, historically based interpretations of his texts; or that document Baldwin's influence upon the texts of other writers. Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2010
ANQ: American Notes and Queries, a critical forum for research-based scholarship on the literatures of the English speaking world, is now accepting notes and short articles up to 5,000 words that identify or clarify significant allusions, supply variant manuscript readgins, document instances of influence, present tightly focused, historically based interpretations of texts, or perform other research-related tasks. Beginning in 2010, the Spring and Fall issues of each volume will address particular topics and alternate with general submission issues.
Spring 2010: Gay Theater from Wilde to McNally (deadline Nov. 15, 2009)
Fall 2010: Women Devotional Writers of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (deadline May 15, 2010)
This conference, organised jointly by Lucy Cavendish College and Anglia Ruskin University, is aimed at all those with an interest in Heyer's historical novels, whether academics or general readers. It will include formal papers and more informal discussion sessions. We would welcome papers on any aspect of Heyer's historical novels. Possible topics might include:
- her sources and influences
- theoretical approaches to her works
- her critical and popular reception
- gender, sexuality and class
Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 July 2009.
Modernism has often been considered a transgressive period; however, few have explored modernism's trespasses into childhood. This panel will consider such questions as: Who is the modernist child? In what ways do modernist experimentations in, for example, subjectivity, form, and method get applied to childhood and/or to children's literature? What are the ramifications of these youthful transgressions for the period as a whole? Send 300-500 word abstracts to Michelle Phillips at email@example.com.
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IEEE MENS 2009
International Workshop on Management of
Emerging Networks and Services
12-14 October 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia
"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.
Submission Deadline: 31st July
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love
Slash Books Call For Submissions - "In Uniform"
(Almost) nothing is sexier than a person in uniform!
Slash Books is looking for short stories (500 - 20K words) that explore the gay or lesbian relationships of people in uniform - any uniform. Firefighters, police, french maids... all of these are valuable fodder for our target authors. We want to learn all about the many ways people in uniform find love!
Your story should focus on the relationship and its evolution. While sex is a part of a healthy relationship, we're looking for plot and characterization, not simple PWP. Intriguing characters and interesting situations are the ticket to success here. Be creative! All genres (humour, action, angst, etc) welcome.
Call For Papers
Conference October 29th 2009 – Fences and Walls in International Relations
Charles-Philippe David, Raoul Dandurand Chair and Full Professor of Political Science, UQAM
Élisabeth Vallet, Research Director at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair and Lecturer in Geopolitics, UQAM
From Quentin Compson to Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom and beyond, twentieth-century American literary representations of white masculinity reveal a preoccupation with the idea of terror. Why? Is terror a necessary condition of white American masculinity? Was it new to the twentieth century, and does it continue in the twenty-first? Do non-white-male authors represent masculinity in its terror? Why does the triangulation of whiteness, masculinity, and "the American century" give rise to so much terror? Please send 250- to 500-word abstract by September 30, 2009 to Sharon Paradiso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFP: Detective Fiction (MAPACA 6/15/09; 11/5/09 - 11/7/09)
The Detective Fiction Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association seeks proposals for the annual MAPACA conference, which will be held this year in Boston, MA, November 5-7, 2009.
Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy
The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.
The editors seek proposals that creatively engage with the philosophical concepts explored in Gaiman's diverse body of work. Essays addressing any aspect of Gaiman's oeuvre (including comics, novels, television, and film) will be considered, and all should be designed to appeal to an intelligent lay reader interested in Gaiman, philosophy, and popular culture.
Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to:
We are soliciting papers for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X male current or former academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X HIS-Stories. Generation X male faculty and all disciplines are welcomed to submit abstracts. We are currently in the process of securing a publisher for the project.