Hemingway's longstanding fame and reputation has fostered a variety of tall tales, stories, allegations and attributions. Some are blatantly false. Others are surprisingly true. Still others linger in the space between fact and fiction. This panel seeks papers that examine the history and circumstances of any of these Hemingway myths, legends, and misappropriations or explore the question of what it is about Hemingway or his writing that creates this mythical aura of potential misinformation around the reality of his life and career.
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2011 DIASPORA CONFERENCE: The Global South Asian Diaspora in the 21st Century: Antecedents and Prospects.
Sponsors: The University of the West Indies (St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago), The Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom), and the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC), Trinidad and Tobago.
Venues: St. Augustine Campus, The University of the West Indies and Divali Nagar, Chaguanas, Trinidad.
Dates: Wednesday 1st June to Saturday 4th June 2011.
Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center
Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.
The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, March 25, 2011.
At our inaugural Kansas State University Regional Graduate Student Conference in Literature, we will explore the ways in which revolutions of all kinds have affected (and continue to affect) our discipline. Revolution! is inspired by Jasbir Puar's groundbreaking work, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, which critiques contemporary configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity. Using Puar's work as a touchstone for revolutionary readings, our conference will examine representations of revolution in its various forms—cultural, political, textual, and theoretical—in British and American literature composed during any period.
PLEASE VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Timothy Campbell (Cornell)
Catherine Malabou (Universite de Paris X-Nanterre, SUNY Buffalo)
David E. Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)
Contributors to the conference must be currently enrolled graduate students (in any discipline), and are encourage to engage in presentations that probe the political constitution of the human-animal divide as a condition for thinking sovereignty, the State, nation, law and politics in general.
In his controversial work Libidinal Economy (1974) Jean-Franҫois Lyotard famously remarked 'every political economy is libidinal'. With this radical pronouncement, Lyotard identified all hegemonic structures as susceptible to the affective ebb and flow of desire. Forming the cornerstone of the new 'libidinal materialism', Libidinal Economy, alongside Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus (1972), saw the desiring body as inextricably bound up with economic, political and fiscal operations. In the decades that followed, a wealth of theoretical work drew on this challenging juxtaposition of the libidinal and the economic.
Nefarious Nostalgia? Recent Immigrant Fiction by Jewish American Authors of Russian Descent
Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2011 ALA Conference in Boston (May 26-29, 2011).
University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
Annual Postgraduate Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Walvin
17th June 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 5th IEEE Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering Conference (TASE 2011), sponsored by IEEE CS and IFIP, will be held in Xi'an, China in August, 2011.
Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2011 issue.
Authors are asked to examine meanings or perceptions of 'freedom' and/or 'speech' across the Worldwide Web that clash or align with conventional wisdom or common practices.
Possible themes, topics to be explored (in no way exhaustive):
1. How is the Worldwide Web used as a political, cultural, economic, military, or hegemonic tool to maintain free speech or curb it?
2. How does the Worldwide Web itself embody a political, cultural, military, economic, or hegemonic agenda?
3. What are the underlying, un-stated aims of those people or institutions that seek to limit the free market of ideas?
This winter break I (English Instructor at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania) have found myself watching Buffy, Stargate, as well as new film releases like Splice, Resident Evil, and Shrek through Netscape. It is frequently difficult for me to find a film on Netscape that I haven't seen before and they have most of them. My independent Pennsylvania Literary Journal, http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal, just finished an issue titled British Literature, for which we also included one general essay called, "Chronicle of a Movie Extra: When Background Becomes Foreground," by Dr.
GOOD NEWS: Deadline has been extended to January 15, 2011.
Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here
Increasingly, humanities scholars and educators are attending to the local, the everyday, the public, and the ordinary. Trends like these in rhetoric and composition suggest the field has taken what Paula Matthieu has called the public turn (Tactics of Hope, 2005) and foreground the real-world implications of and applications for our work. Such trends also illuminate tensions and stark contrasts between constructs like public and private (Welch, Living Room, 2008), local and global (Gold, Rhetoric at the Margins, 2008), here and there, us and them (Duffy, Writing From These Roots, 2007).
Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Viral
Special Editors: Patricia Clough and Jasbir Puar
Call for Papers
Journal of Postcolonial Writing
"Scapes" of Globality: New Critical Approaches to Wilson Harris