This collection, to be published by McFarland press, aims to update existing theories of orality in the light of technological advancements which have altered communication practices on a large scale. Although these shifts in communication practices affect both genders, this book looks specifically at how the last century of technological inventions have specifically affected women's means of communication. Women have long been stereotypically associated with the oral realm. We aim to reexamine the so-called essentialist notion of women's relation to oral culture by attending to their shifting practices at the onset of the 21st century.
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010
UCLA FACULTY CENTER
Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.
I'd like to invite papers for a proposed panel on the topic of regionalism in the nineteenth century. This panel will be proposed for the inaugural conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19) to be held at Pennsylvania State University from May 20-23, 2010.
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
May 20-23, 2010 at Penn State University
In many college literature courses, the primary text is an anthology of some kind. Anthologies, with their biographical and historical introductions, can condition and influence the way that our students are introduced to authors. Considering the prominence of anthologies in the modern classroom, a closer look at their rhetoric and pedagogical implications is overdue. This panel seeks to examine the ways that modern anthologies present and edit 19th Century American female authors in this age of recovery and re-reading. Possible topics for discussion include, but are not limited to, the following:
Genre, Invention, and Modernity in Nineteenth Century Spain
The complex interdisciplinary, hybrid nature of nineteenth-century cultural, social, and political modernization in Spain is revealed in literature, art, and science. This panel seeks papers that examine how various kinds of productions (including fiction, the press, poetry, machines, scientific treatises and discoveries) overlap and interact to communicate their underlying ideologies or the contemporary hegemonies that would come to be. Please send 300-word abstract in English, Spanish, or Catalan by September 30, 2009 to Paula.A.Sprague@dartmouth.edu
Please include with your abstract:
Re-Imagining First-Year Composition Roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting, Montreal Canada, April 7-11, 2010.
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss how they have met the demands of First-Year Composition's various constituents, including non-composition faculty and students, and will share innovative approaches to make the course more effective, specific, challenging-and enjoyable. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements via email to Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, email@example.com. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: an Online Open Access E-Journal (ISSN 0975–2935) is looking for publishers and authors who are interested in getting their books reviewed by our reviewers. The journal features articles and book reviews on the following areas:
* English Literature
* Literature written in other languages
* Indian Writings in English
* Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
* Cultural Studies
* Aesthetic Studies
* Critical theories
* Literature and Environment
* Visual Arts
* Digital Arts
* Philosophy and Art
* History of Art
This call for papers is for a special issue of Storytelling, Self, Society (Issue 6:2, May-August 2010) dedicated to women and storytelling. Storytelling, Self, Society is a 3x/yearly academic journal published by Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
Submissions are invited for a session at the French American Studies Conference to be held in Grenoble, France at the end of May.
This NeMLA panel will address the role of the hostess in literature as a means to consider the gendered roles--social, domestic, political, economic, and otherwise--of women. Topics may include the figure of the hostess in literary works, as well as the writer as hostess. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts about the hostess as a literary figure to Meghan Gilbert-Hickey at email@example.com by September 30.
Finnish Academy Research Project Styles of Mimesis solicits submissions for the conference "Mimesis, Ethics and Style" hosted by the Department of Finnish Language and Literature, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Seeking papers on psychological aspects of literature and film, with special emphasis on the "madness" of characters or themes. "Madness" can be defined by various psychological, medical or sociological criteria.
CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)
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