Call for Papers
Work and Leisure
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
43rd Annual Conference
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, 22 – 23 July 2011
Call for Papers
Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about? While ecocriticism has become an increasingly popular field of inquiry, its positionality remains an issue for negotiation. From Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962), which continues to influence mass eco-activisms, to the anti-GMO groups that shape discussions of bioethics, ecocriticism remains in dialogue with practical approaches in what Lawrence Buell has termed a "spirit of commitment to environmentalist praxis" (The Environmental Imagination, 1995). Moreover, current ecocritical scholarship underscores a general distrust of the romanticizing rhetoric of early ecocriticism.
The Contemporary Times: A Public Intellectual Review (http://www.thecontemporarytimes.com) is BRAND NEW a grassroots online publication with no financial aims (i.e., The Contemporary Times has zero gross income). Its sole purpose is to provide an outlet for the exchange of meaningful, insightful, well-researched, and respectful dialogue among intellectuals (broadly conceived) concerning key intellectual debates and how these debates can be applied to ensuring the American democratic ideals of "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This publication is not intended only for academics and researchers and is, therefore, written in clear, jargon-free language.
I would like to present in Dr. Vivienne Westbrook's seminar, "Translating the Bible and the Long Reformation," a paper on the way in which Christian theology affected the translation of the Hebrew Bible. I will look closely at particular passages in the HB (examining when necessary their rendering in the Septuagint and Vulgate), and their translation in the the KJV. For example, in Genesis 1:2, the "ruach elohim" becomes in English "the Spirit of God" - trinitarian language - even though "ruach" can also mean "wind" or "breath." The Greek Septuagint - a Jewish translation - uses "pneuma," which is equally broad in its semantic categories, but Jerome opts for "spiritus" in the Vulgate.
The University of Houston is known as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the United States. With that in mind, the graduate English department is currently seeking submissions about the impact of America's cultural, religious, gender, economic, and racial diversity on American literature post WWII - present. We welcome abstracts from experienced academics, undergraduate, and graduate students in all areas of study, including but not limited to: literature, languages, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, cultural, film, theater, comparative, gender, religion, and interdisciplinary studies.
This year's guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Donahoo of Sam Houston State University.
CALL FOR PAPERS
A renowned Delhi based publisher (ISBN) invites research articles on Indian poets in English. This anthology of collected essays by scholars and researchers on Indian poetry in English attempts an interesting glimpse into the oeuvre of several generations of Indian poets.
Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from scholars/researchers/writers for this anthology tentatively titled Plural Voices : Critical essays on Indian Poets in English.
Call for papers: Untimely cinema: cinema out of time – a special Issue of Screening the Past (2011)
Guest Editors: Jodi Brooks and Therese Davis
"Untimeliness deployed as an effective intellectual strategy, far from being a gesture of indifference to time, is a bid to reset time." Wendy Brown, Edgework p.4
NeMLA, April 7–10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ
"In the Wake of 9/11: American Texts in the Twenty-First Century"
The ten-year anniversary of 9/11 raises new questions about the possibilities and limitations of memorialization, bringing new complexity to acts of re-evaluation and re-assessment. In the past ten years, representations of 9/11 have recovered meaning at the site of loss and have also problematized such attempts, offering a range of ideas about the relationship between textual representations and the material facts of history. In Falling Man, Don DeLillo describes the post-9/11 landscape, writing, "Everything now is measured by after." In 2011, how do we measure these works?
Roth and Women
A Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies
I'm currently seeking a replacement presenter for a panel called "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Albuquerque. The panel is scheduled for 10/14/2010. Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief biographical statement to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com
More information about the conference can be found here:
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The Big Screen vs. The Small Screen
A one-day conference exploring the competing cultures and contexts of cinema and television in a changing media environment
Canterbury Christ Church University (Department of Media), UK
February 16, 2011
Confirmed key speakers:
Professor Charlotte Brunsdon (University of Warwick, UK)
Professor Mark Jancovich (University of East Anglia, UK)
Dr. Karen Lury (University of Glasgow, UK)
The Columbia University Medieval Guild is pleased to announce its 21st annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "'What is bettre than gold?': Economies and Values in the Middle Ages," taking place on October 22nd 2010.
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Religion and Theatre Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 11–14, 2011, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Submission Deadline: Full Panels due to ATHE by November 1st
"Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures"
[The deadline for proposals for this panel has been extended to September 25th.]
Game studies is quickly emerging as a popular, interdisciplinary field within the humanities and social sciences, yet medieval scholars are still only beginning to explore the relationship between recreational games and literature from a literary or cultural context. This session seeks to broaden this field of study by focusing on depictions of games and gaming in medieval literature and their relation to recreation in the Middle Ages.
The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and the Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA