Despite the seemingly private and solitary nature of letter writing, there are a number of ways in which letters and, in a broader sense, the epistolary form work to create communities of readers and ideas that extend beyond writer and recipient. In the spirit of the larger conference theme, "Solitude and Sociability," this panel invites papers that explore ways in which epistolarity works to create unique, surprising, or conflicted communities in eighteenth-century English literature and culture. This panel is particularly interested in papers that engage in innovative ways with issues of form: in what ways does epistolarity work to enable and/or preclude sociability in various eighteenth-century literary (and other discursive) contexts?
4th Global Conference
Evil, Law and the State: Issues in State Power and Violence
Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference will explore issues surrounding evil and law, with a focus on state power and violence. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of law and legal culture: anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, government/politics, history, legal studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion/theology, and sociology, as well as those working in civil rights, human rights, prison services, politics and government (including NGOs), psychiatry, healthcare, and other areas.
SCSECS 2010: February 25-27th (Salt Lake City, Utah)
The 19th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference is announcing their Call For Papers. The conference dates are Friday, February 26 thru Saturday, February 27, 2010.
Call for Papers
** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**
University of Sheffield
April 16-18, 2010
Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.
The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.
Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: An Online Open Access E-Journal (www.rupkatha.com, ISSN 0975 – 2935) invites critical writings and book reviews from writers for the Second Issue (Autumn, Number 2, 2009) on Indian Writings in English. We also seek and original innovative works from artists whose artistic activities are influenced by colonial and postcolonial discourses. •
For submission of critical writings, please send:
1. Completed article (3000-5000 words)
2. Abstract (100-200 words)
3. 3 to 5 Keywords
4. Brief CV
For submission of creative works, please send:
i. Analytical Description of Works (2000-3000 words)
Imagining Religion, Imagining the Americas
c19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
May 20-23, 2010
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Future Theory, Present Praxes
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thinking and Acting "Timely"
"The affirmation of the future to come: this is not a positive thesis. It is nothing other than the affirmation itself, the "yes," insofar as it is the condition of all promises or of all hope, of all awaiting, or all performativity, of all opening toward the future, whatever it may be..."
Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever
CALL FOR PAPERS
4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium
February 18 & 19, 2010
University of South Florida Libraries
Encountering the "Other" in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation Across the Traditions, 500-1500
Papers are welcome on, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity or Islam in Europe and Asia during the Middle Ages (500-1500):
• Views of difference, diversity and pluralism
• Expressions of shared identities and common values
• Texts of threat, terror and violence
• Traditions affirming connection, inclusivity and reconciliation
• Patterns of religious, political and cultural imperialism
Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove, email@example.com.
Glossing is Glorious.
A Ring of Commentary, A Roundtable Discussion
We seek presentations for a roundtable discussion to be held at the
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010
Medieval commentary offers a synthetic textual form that urges an inquiry into the practice, ethics, poetics, and philosophy of commentary. The intricacies of the dialogue between reader and the text, the interplay among layers of commentary, even the very visual form of the text that resists, not only hierarchy, but which also challenges the reader to approach the process of interpretation with care and a poetics of being, render commentary a multi-dimensional genre.
A Call for Papers
"Punk Rock Warlord: Critical Perspectives on the Life and Work of Joe Strummer"
Although the life and music of punk icon Joe Strummer have been the subject of a number of recent biographies, documentaries, websites, and musical celebrations, Strummer's work with the Clash, the Mescaleros, and numerous side projects and films has not received its critical due. "Punk Rock Warlord" seeks to fill this sizeable critical gap.
The editors of this collection seek papers that address any (and more) of the following topics:
This session seeks theoretically-informed, historically-particular papers that shed new light on the representation(s) of natural philosophy in the long eighteenth century.
Papers may offer new approaches to the question of how natural philosophical truths were produced, verified, and disseminated, whether to specialist or popular audiences. Submissions are also welcome to consider the ways in which natural philosophy and/or natural philosophers were represented in other cultural discourses. Of particular interest are papers that seek to situate their arguments in traditional or recent theoretical narratives of the nature of representation in our period.
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) will host the 36th Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) regional conference on February 18-20, 2010, at the Carnegie Hotel and Spa. Please visit the website and call for papers on topics pertaining to the long eighteenth century at www.seasecs.net/2010_meeting.html or contact host Judith Slagle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation
School of Architecture and the Built Environment/School of Media, Arts and Design
University of Westminster, London, UK
25-27 June 2010
Call for Papers