We have received a number of submissions in response to our initial CALL for short creative work on the theme of IMMIGRATION (including international adoption), to be published in our second anthology, entitled COMMON BOUNDARY. While we welcome all types of immigration stories from all parts of the world, we are now, in this update, asking for more work that represents Asia and Eastern Europe, and we are asking for work that represents Africa and the Middle East. For more information and guidelines, go to www.ebibliotekos.blogspot.com Editions Bibliotekos. Publisher, Fredericka A. Jacks. General Editor, Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D.
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The journal Western American Literature invites submissions examining the urban and suburban West in literature, film, television, memoirs, and other forms. We are interested in original work investigating the urban and suburban from a variety of critical perspectives. You might, for example, consider individual writers with a strong urban/suburban focus to their work, specific themes that reflect upon the increased urbanization of the West, place-based studies, environmental issues raised by sub/urbanism, or theoretical approaches that engage with and illuminate our perception of the topic (such as critical regionalism). Interdisciplinary essays and those taking innovative approaches to the topic are particularly welcome.
NEXUS—An Interdisciplinary Conference
Trauma and Testimony
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 18-Saturday, March 20, 2010
Web Address: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus
Plenary Speakers: Cathy Caruth (Emory Univeristy) and Julia Levine
1) Harriet Beecher Stowe and visual culture. Illustrations of Stowe's work, evocations of visual culture in her writing, the house as a visual experience, etc.
2) Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Legacy. Abstracts about the extended Beecher family, including Lyman Beecher, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Catherine Beecher. Abstracts connecting Harriet Beecher Stowe to a larger family legacy.
1) Sedgwick and Religion -- Sedgwick has often been linked with Unitarianism, but what other ways is her writing informed by religion and in what ways can we relate her writings to other 19th century religious cultures?
2) Sedgwick, Irving, and their Contemporaries write the Sketch -- revisit the sketch as a genre in the early 19th century.
ESSE 10 conference – Turin, Italy, 24-28 August 2010
Call for papers: New approaches to Shakespeare's language and style
We invite papers for seminar 12 on Shakespeare's language and style at the tenth international conference of ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English):
The study of Shakespeare and performance has grown rapidly in recent years, and now encompasses the examination of different periods, cultures, and media. This special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly solicits submissions examining why we study performance and how we study performance. What are the important issues facing the study of Shakespeare and performance today? How might such study differ from the study of other categories of performance? How might it differ from other studies of Shakespeare? Essays might take as their focus a particular production, theatrical practice, or performer; they might also focus on theories of performance, either as a creative practice or as a field of interpretation.
We invite submissions for a forthcoming edited collection on superhero films and TV shows. The last decade witnessed the emergence of some of the most commercially successful superhero films in the history of film as well as popular TV shows, which focus on people with extraordinary powers, such as Smallvile and Heroes, for example.
The Chains of Historical Telling: Using the Archives to Tell Ordinary Stories
The Fourth International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents
Corporeal Excess: Cult Bodies
29th April-1st May 2010
The Odeon Covent Garden, Central London
Professor Richard Dyer
(King's College, London)
Other Keynotes TBA
We would like to invite proposals for contributions towards this volume on the work of Yvonne Vera planned for publication by Africa World Press, as part of their Emerging Perspectives series. Essays are sought for sections which cover the following areas although these descriptions are intended to offer suggested lines of enquiry, and are not an exhaustive list.
Part One: political and historical (re)imaginings
In this section, essays will focus on the ways in which Vera uses history, myth and political unrest to develop an alternative narrative of Zimbabwe. The essays could also explore more specifically the focus on a feminine rewriting of events and question the process of female representation in history and politics.
'The Laws of Life': Ruskin and Cultural Value
An international conference
June 18th & 19th 2010
Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster
The highest and first law of the universe - and the other name of life is, therefore, 'help'' The other name of death is 'separation.' Government and co-operation are in all things and eternally the laws of life. Anarchy and competition, eternally, and in all things, the laws of death.
John Ruskin, Modern Painters, Vol. V, 1860
CALL FOR PAPERS:
ENGLISH AND GERMAN NATIONALIST AND ANTI-SEMITIC DISCOURSE (1871 - 1945)
The Historical Discourse Working Group and the Leo Baeck Institute London with the support of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations would like to announce their first international conference to be held at Queen Mary, University of London on 10-11 November 2010.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS CONFERENCE
The Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring two panels at next year's annual ALA conference, to be held May 27-30 in San Francisco. The two panels will be on 'Roth and Women' and 'The Kepesh Novels' and if you would like to present a paper as part of one of these panels, please send, in attachment form, an abstract of not more than 250 words for a 20-minute paper, together with your affiliation and full address, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proposals must reach me by January 15.
'Roth and Women'
For this panel, papers might address one or more of the following issues:
Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects
University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010
The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.