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SCMS Conference Proposal: The New Woman in 20th Century Crime Films (Deadline August 13th, 2009)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:53pm
Sarah Delahousse

Crime films and films of detection that emerged in the US and abroad around the turn of the 20th century provide an exceptionally salient commentary on modernity and urban culture, and the New Woman figures prominently in this commentary because she is a product of this new culture as well as a figure of progress and uncertainty. Early cinematic representations of the New Woman indicate a fascination with this cultural model while using it as a form of entertainment to encourage social limitations on her social and political freedoms on and off screen. They also illustrate divergent cultural attitudes toward the New Woman.

Art as Symptom? Yes! NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal. Submit by September 30.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 8:07pm
Jason Berger / University of South Dakota

This panel welcomes papers on various forms of art (prose, poetry, film, etc.) that take up contemporary debates about what has been pejoratively dubbed a "hermeneutics of suspicion" inherent in psychoanalytic and Marxian models of interpretation. While critiques of such "paranoid" approaches to art--ranging from modes of "New Formalism" on the poetic/literary front to calls for a return to Althusserian relative autonomy on the theoretical--undoubtedly raise important questions about ideological and methodological limitations of various depth models, this panel seeks to explore how such models are nonetheless indispensable.

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English: October 16-17 University of Illinois @ Springfield

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 2:27pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

The call for papers for this conference has been extended to August 1st.

For further information contact Sara Cordell, scord1@uis.edu or William Carpenter, wcarp2@uis.edu

Hollywood History / Jewish History: The Past and Future of a Popular Jewish Identity (SCMS Panel) - Due August 12. Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:52pm
Scott Balcerzak / Northern Illinois University

A Jewish presence in Hollywood history is undeniably defined through a substantial yet complex influence upon American popular culture. From the founding of the Hollywood studio system by Jewish moguls to the early creative presence of such stage stars as Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor to the musical influence of songwriters Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern - the birth of the modern entertainment industry in the first half of the century was defined by the ingenuity and creativity of immigrant Jews and their offspring. Yet, almost paradoxically, during this influential period, xenophobia and anti-Semitism was openly expressed by numerous important people, institutions, and legislative acts.

"(En)Gendering the Black Atlantic: Diasporic Bodies and Identities in Contemporary Women's Performance Art". Edited Collection

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:39pm
Liamar Durán Almarza. University of Oviedo

We invite proposals for a book-length project related to issues in women's performance art and texts in the African Diaspora, broadly conceived. We are primarily interested in works by female artists and writers that articulate "the Black Atlantic" as both a theoretical concept and a lived experience, particularly in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender in fictional and/or (auto) biographical pieces.

[UPDATE] Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900 (Jan 28th-29th 2010 Conference) - Sep 15th 2009 Abstract Deadline

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:26pm
University of Liverpool

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool and the Victoria Gallery & Museum, UK.

Thursday 28th – Friday 29th January 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)
Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool)


[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:22pm
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

NEW: Conference website: www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations that consider modernism in relation to utopia and utopianism, in written, visual, aural, and plastic media.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism-utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

Society for the Philosophical Study of Education Annual Meeting

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 11:30am
Society for the Philosophical Study of Education

2009 Meeting, Society for the Philosophical Study of Education
November 6th and 7th
National-Louis University
122 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Call for Proposals: The annual meeting of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education will be held on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at the downtown campus of National-Louis University in Chicago. The program committee is accepting proposals for papers or symposiums addressing philosophical issues in education. Authors whose work is accepted for inclusion within the conference will also have the opportunity to submit their work for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education.

ASECS Seminar, "Eighteenth-Century 'Englishness' in German," 18-21 March 2010

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:36am
Bethany Wiggin / University of Pennsylvania

Please cross-post widely!

Call for Papers: Seminar at ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)

"Eighteenth-Century 'Englishness' in German: 'Engellands delicater Bücher-Geschmack kan schon eine gute Meynung von diesem Buche erwecken'"

Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 18-21, 2010

Conference website: http://asecs.press.jhu.edu/2010%20Annual%20Meeting-1.html


Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 8:14am
Lisa Fiorindi and Rita Gagliano

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Submissions – extended deadline

Call for Editorial Board Members

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 7:09am

Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of children in all aspects of visual media: film, television, the Internet, video gaming, advertisements, etc. Red Feather Journal's premier issue is scheduled for release February, 2010. We are currently seeking editorial board members who are interested in the ongoing discourse about children and children's media culture. We invite scholars and professionals from all disciplines who possess excellent writing skills, who are able to meet deadlines, participate in a timely manner in the peer-review process, and creatively contribute to the journal to apply.