Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.
A common medieval trope in stories of women's misdeeds seems to be their mouths getting them into trouble. In her book "Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature," E. Jane Burns cites the vagina as the site of a second producing 'mouth' in fabliaux. Taking this doubling under consideration, the kind of trouble women find themselves in almost invariably involves either speech, consumption of food or drink, or sexual appetite. Regardless of which mouth is opened, the production or reception of materials into or out of their mouths involves crossing bodily boundaries: letting outside matter in, or expelling or revealing inside matter to the outside world.
Submissions are still welcome for a panel that addresses Hollywood's postwar presence abroad. Papers that employ an archive-based methodology to historicize the phenomenon of "runaway" production (and that thereby relate to the overall conference theme of "Archiving the Future/Mobilizing the Past") are particularly encouraged.
Feminist Take On/Construction of the Enclosed Garden (Kalamazoo 2010)
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI
13-16 May 2010
Dear Graduate Program Directors and Administrators:
Following is an announcement for the Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.
Contributions are sought for a book on women in spaces of transit in Anglo-American literature from 1860 to the present day. The projected edited book sets out to explore representations in literature of the presence of women in spaces of transit such as trains, hotels, bedsits, cafés, hospitals, parks, paths, rivers, seas etc. in which the familiar distinction between public and private space is eroded or suspended.
'Digital Labour: Workers, Authors, Citizens'
A conference hosted by the Digital Labour Group, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, October 16-18, 2009, London, Ontario, Canada.
We are happy to announce that our conference website is now open. Please visit us at
http://conferences.fims.uwo.ca/digitallabour/ for information on the conference, registration, travel and accommodation.
Register by September 1st for a 20% early registration discount. Fees are additionally discounted for graduate students.
/The peace, that I deem`d no peace, is over and done.
Alfred Tennyson, 1855/
CFP: NVSA 2010
FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY_
Princeton University: April 16-18, 2010
NVSA website: http://web.stonehill.edu/nvsa/
NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year
is FIGHTING VICTORIANS.
The conference will feature a keynote panel including Anna Clark,
Elaine Hadley, and Alex Woloch, and visits to Special Collections at the
Firestone Library and the Princeton Art Museum.
Visualizar'09: Public Data, Data in Public
Call for projects and papers
International Workshop-Seminar on Public Data Visualization
November 12 - 27, 2009 in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain)
Deadline for projects and papers: October 5, 2009
Call for collaborators: October 16 - November 11, 2009
Directed by José Luis de Vicente. Teachers: Ben Cerveny (Stamen) and Aaron Koblin. With the support of Bestiario.
17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009
Call for Student Papers
Conference Date: December 3-5, 2009
Location: Claremont, California
Paper Submission Due: Monday, August 31, 2009 to email@example.com
Conference Website: whiteheadresearch.org/butler-whitehead
The Whitehead Research Project (WRP) is hosting a major international event that will feature scholars who are specialists in the thought of Judith Butler and Alfred North Whitehead. In line with the "initial aim" of WRP, this conference seeks to generate novel interfaces, stimulate interdisciplinary innovation, and provoke unexpected impulses for philosophical discourse in our complex world.
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 15 November 2009
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW * Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel phone: (505) 842-1234
Hotel fax: (505) 843-2710
Hotel website: http://albuquerque.hyatt.com
The Modern Literature and Culture Research Center (MLCRC) at Ryerson University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an energetic, diverse, and widely published research team at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, an institution known for its innovation and cutting-edge scholarship approaches. The Fellow will work closely with the Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture and other members of the team to conduct research, author manuscripts, mentor graduate students and interns, and participate in research outreach activities. For more information on our ongoing research projects, see www.ryerson.ca/mlc.
When we talk about a queer eighteenth century, do we include women or is queerness only a male experience? Is there a femino-centric homosexual experience that occurred in the Eighteenth Century? Can we even talk of a lesbian Eighteenth Century? If so, does it share anything in common with the male homosexual experience, or does it develop forms of desire and community that are wholly its own? This panel is interested in topics based on female relationships, female communes, or female utopias in a possible lesbian queer eighteenth century.
"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"
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