DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
SUBMIT proposals (250 words maximum) and one-page CV by e-mail attachment to Scott Enderle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking papers, presentations, roundtable discussions, and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the TWILIGHT series for the 2011 Joint National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23, 2011. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to Mary Findley: email@example.com by December 15, 2010.
African American Review solicits articles applying the tools of literary theory and criticism to hip hop artistry. Much early and important hip hop scholarship has taken a sociohistorical and documentary approach to the genre, with more recent work beginning to attend, broadly, to aesthetics. Apart from a few notable exceptions, however, such scholarship has seen limited intervention at the level of language, lyric, story, or myth. Yet if we acknowledge hip hop as always already a verbally constructed space, both a spoken performance and an (un)written representation of the lyricist's vision, then the application of literary analysis to hip hop and its fictions seems both appropriate and necessary.
This graduate conference will explore the relevance of contact and contact zones for English Studies. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, English Studies continues to see increasing discursive overlap. Understandings of identity and subjectivity have relied increasingly on syncretism and hybridity at the expense of rigid national, cultural, and periodic categories. As boundaries and concepts become more permeable, Mary Louise Pratt's definition of "Contact Zones" gains increasing relevance and currency.
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.
Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________
WORDS IN ACTION
Oxford University French Postgraduate Conference Saturday February 19, 2011
Plusieurs fois vint un Camarade, le même, cet autre, me confier le besoin d'agir : que visait-il [...] qu'entendait-il expressément ?
Stéphane Mallarmé, 'L'Action restreinte'
Call for Papers, HERA 2011 | TRANSFORMATIONS MARCH 3-5, 2011 | San Francisco CA
The Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street. San Francisco CA
(415)626-8000 (Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hotel Whicomb.)
Submission deadline: November 30, 2010 This link directs you to HERA's submissions portal. https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dElxb1A4TmZxcTNwRFpQVU5...
The 2011 Textbook-Journal of Black Literature
Special issue on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing
The editors invite scholarly articles on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing to be considered for a special issue of the MEEM, which is the official publication of the IEEE Education Society Student Activities Committee (ISSN 1558-7908) whose primary objective is to facilitate the publication of interesting, useful, and informative material on all aspects of multidisciplinary engineering education for the benefit of students and young educators.
The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking papers, presentations and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the HBO series TRUE BLOOD for the 2011 Joint National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to Mary Findley: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2010.
Urbana-Champaign, October 7-8, 2011
In early modern Europe, discourses on and images of the Orient and Islam are inextricably tied to the rise of national consciousness and the formation of a European identity as several Western states were striving for imperial supremacy. The goal of this international and interdisciplinary conference is to explore the dialectical function of early modern Orientalism for the creation of different notions of a collective self: national, European, and/or imperial.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Although certainly not all-inclusive, listed below are some topics that are begging to be rhetorically analyzed.
• Youth Culture (from cell phones to ipods)
• The Information Age (from Wikipedia to YouTube)
• Identity (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter)
• Community Online
• Language (emoticons, acronyms, etc…)
• Media Convergence
• Politics and Activism Online
(Please note that the deadline for proposals for this panel has been extended to September 30th.)
This panel will examine why Tobias Smollett has remained a fairly marginal figure in critical discourse, despite his influence and popularity during the period and his engagement with a range of topics (print culture, historiography, the rise of the novel, etc.) that are central to our understanding of eighteenth-century literature and culture. How would our sense of literary history change if we shone our critical spotlight on Smollett instead (or alongside) of those contemporaries who have received more scholarly attention? I envision a roundtable format, with a panel of 4-5 speakers, each given a maximum of 10 minutes to address this question. Please send proposals to email@example.com by September 15, 2010.