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Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:08am
Darren Garvey, Conference Coordinator

Submission/Proposal Deadline: August 21st, 2010
(Submit well in advance of the above deadline to take advantage of our low early bird registration rate. Click here to see the early bird registration deadline and details!)

The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will be held from January 9 (Sunday) to January 12 (Wednesday), 2011 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed "the gathering place". The 2011 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from arts and humanities related fields from all over the world.

Marking the Land in North America

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:54am
Wendy HARDING, Université de Toulouse, France

Marking the Land in North America

Toulouse, France, May 14, 2011

Organized by the North American Studies Group,
University of Toulouse le Mirail,

Scientific committee: Nathalie Dessens, Université de Toulouse, Wendy Harding, Université de Toulouse, Scott Slovic, University of Nevada, Reno

Panel on "Post-Moralitas" at 1st Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, Austin, TX, 4-6 Nov 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 12:06am
Julie Orlemanski (Harvard University) and Allan Mitchell (University of Victoria)

What are the after-images and effects of medieval forms of moral discourse? This panel at the 1st Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group (http://www.siue.edu/babel/BABEL_Biennial_Meeting_AustinTX.htm) seeks to animate and assess the question of post-morality in pre-modern culture, taking stock of its ethical possibilities and liabilities.

Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas [update]; deadline Sept. 20

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:49pm
NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick NJ

The purpose of this session is to generate a forum for discussion and theoretical intervention among and within the musical and prosaic work of art. From Adorno to Nancy, the philosophical approach to music engendered a significant comparative debate with language, but can we still find a profitable assessment inside the sign-referent relation? Language follows a descriptive pattern in order to be expressive but, on the other hand, music creates a sort of impasse by articulating an emotional contour. In this sense, music and literature accompanied the euphoric condition that social and political changes developed in Latin America, especially during the first half of the 20th century.


Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 2:31pm
Defiance College

I now have a dozen submissions and would like a few more by the July 15 deadline. I am especially interested in seeing more proposals on From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Promethea.

Three presses have expressed interest following query letters. Read the below for full information on the collection.

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With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore, aims to remedy that situation.

2011 Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association July 20-23, 2011

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 1:56pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas
The 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held jointly with the National PCA-ACA in San Antonio, Texas at the Marriott Riverwalk. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
Proposals are now being accepted for the Linguistics Area, which will focus on language in society. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 1:38pm

Call for Papers

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice Panel

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

NeMLA: "Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in the Americas"

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 11:47am

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu.

Deadline: September 15, 2010
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation

Silent and Ineffable: Functions of the Unsaid in Literature and the Humanities. Nov. 26-27th, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:26pm
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

"Love, and be silent," Cordelia says in Act One. To some, Cordelia's verbal intransigence toward Lear marks her as proud and stiff-necked, to others as truth incarnate. Without doubt, it is her silence that sets the drama into motion, and the question of whether it issues from a refusal or from an inability to speak constitutes an interpretive crux of Shakespeare's play. Cordelia's silence can be taken to exemplify countless other instances where the meaning, structure and intensity of a literary work hinge on the significance of that which remains unsaid.

Losing Battles & Welty's complex interplay of the visual and verbal.

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 6:11pm
Eudora Welty Society

From signs to photographs to letters to oral history, Eudora Welty employs layers of visual and verbal texts in her 1970 novel Losing Battles. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of this novel, this session seeks papers that examine the interplay between text and image in, arguably, Welty's most complex novel. Please send 500 word abstracts to Rebecca Harrison (rharriso@westga.edu ) by June 30, 2010 (extended deadline).

For more information about the 2010 SAMLA convention, visit their website at http://samla.gsu.edu/

Thinking Comparatively in Contemporary Literature - NeMLA, Apr. 7-10, 2011 (abstract due Sept. 30, 2010)

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 1:40pm
Cornelius Collins / NeMLA

How might interpretive juxtapositions between such divergent modes as fiction and nonfiction, literary and nonliterary, and verbal and visual articulate some of the current ambivalence about method in the discipline of literary studies? Papers welcome on all aspects of comparative thinking by period, genre, or media in relation to 20th/21st century literature. Abstracts and short vitae to Cornelius Collins, Rutgers University (corneliuscollins (at) rocketmail.com).

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Please include with your abstract:

Summer Call for Curators

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:55pm
In Media Res

Summer Call for Curators
In Media Res

In Media Res is currently seeking theme-week curators for the period of July 5, 2010 through September 17, 2010. Please forward this CFC to anyone you think might be interested in taking part.

In Media Res, a website devoted to experimenting in collaborative, multi-modal online forms of scholarship, asks contributors to curate a 30-second to 3-minute clip accompanied by a 300 to 350-word impressionistic provocation. Descriptions of the planned theme-weeks included below are meant as a guide only—individual contributors have wide berth for their own creativity and interests.

CFP: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2nd Futurist Theory and Fiction: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism) University of

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:48pm
Lee Baxter & David Briggs / SETS department of University of Guelph

Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.