This panel invites papers examining uses of sentimentality in American literature spanning the twentieth century. Papers are encouraged that consider the ways 19th century conceptions of sentimentalism and the Culture of Sentiment have been transformed in the 20th century. Through lessons in "feeling right," the 19th century sentimental novel often upheld white patriarchal power by teaching women to maintain familial relationships, sexual purity, religious piety, and strict rules of social decorum. Yet these novels also subverted existing power structures by arguing for women's individual legitimacy and placing them, and the domestic realm, at the center of the new social order they promoted.
When the Committee awarded President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize it said that "Only very rarely has person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future". And unlike his predecessors Obama was elected not for substantive accomplishments, but for his "vision" and inspiring hope at the beginning of his presidency.
The College English Association invites papers on any aspect of the short story, preferably with reference to the conference's theme "Fortunes." Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal. For more information, please see the full Call For Papers at http://cea-web.org/
Association of Jewish Libraries
Call for Papers 2011
The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) will hold the 46th Annual Convention at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal, Quebec June 19-22, 2011. Librarians, archivists, scholars, educators, authors and others will meet to share their interest in Judaica librarianship and related topics.
Call for Papers: "Refractions of Bob Dylan - Cultural Appropriations of an American Icon"
Conference at the University of Vienna, May 19-21, 2011
This conference, which almost directly coincides with the seventieth birthday of the US-American artist, invites you to investigate various aspects of 'metamorphoses' of Dylan. What about the ways in which Dylan's texts and the text "Dylan" have been translated, adapted and re/constructed? How and to what ends were they appropriated, and how did they become relevant for cultural, political or social productions mainly in non-American cultures? A strand of the conference is especially interested in topics concerning Dylan and Austria.
Original Poems, maximum five, ranging between 25 to 40 lines, from poets across the globe, are invited for an Anthology of Poems to be published by a Literary Foundation from India. The poems must be on the theme of Nature, Environment, Ecology and Earth. The poems must accompany an undertaking that they are original and unpublished. Detailed biodata along with passport size photograph and postal / correspondence address of the poets must also be submitted. For further details, please contact the editor of the anthology: email@example.com
Deadline for submission of poems: 31 October 2010.
Scholarly papers are invited for a special number of An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ISSN 0975 2897) published from India. The proposed special number will focus on various dimensons / aspcts / issues of DIASPORA WRITING across the world. The selected papers will be published in the January number of the journal. And these papers may also be included in an anthology of essays to be brought out separately by a reputed publisher from Delhi.
The word limit is 2500 to 4000 words.
For more details please contact the Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote speakers: Mary Ann Doane and D.N. Rodowick
Special Session with William Rothman
Just added: a lecture by Andrew Bujalski and a screening of his 2009 film Beeswax
Film & Philosophy: How Films Think
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund
Co-sponsored by the Digital Assembly
University of Florida
November 5-7, 2010
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2010
Research articles on world Drama in English (including translation) of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for January 2011issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contributors are senior researchers or academics from all over the world. Articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 October 2010 for the Jan 2011 issue. Send email attachment to email@example.com and a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org