This panel seeks papers on the neo-slave genre in relation to modern literary fiction that illustrate how the neo-slave genre is not simply a re-fashioning of antebellum slave narratives but is rather a discursive genre that revises the realist aesthetic and politics of the slave narrative while it deepens our understanding of race, gender, temporality and the meaning of freedom in a diasporic context. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Sex Crimes against Black Girls ~ The Anthology
Shantrelle P. Lewis & Yaba A. Blay
About the Anthology:
Medieval oceans present a space on which identity changes or is challenged. Identity becomes fluid as subjects are translated from one location or element to the next. Papers for this session will examine how identities--human, national, social--undergo translation: literally changing as bodies of water are entered, crossed, and navigated. Topics might include Crusade narratives, the lady-at-sea motif in romance, travel narratives, or natural science texts. Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and Continental language texts are welcome as sources.
Please submit proposals of 250-300 words to Chelsea Henson or Sharity Nelson by June 1, 2011.
REMINDER: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)
The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC)
27 MAY 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS -- Deadline *extended* -- Please send by Thursday, April 7, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.
My apologies for the missing information on the previous post. Please send a one-paragraph abstract by June 1, 2011 to Robert Stanton, Department of English, Boston College
ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN PERFORMANCE
11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, August 10-11, 2011
The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 11th annual conference. The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, preceding and during the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference.
Proposals are invited for papers, panels, workshops and roundtable discussions. Learn more about the AAP at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/ The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2011.
Paul Dutton has written that "'weather' is properly historical and stubbornly subjective, since it involves humans in time thinking about it and how it affects their lives." How were meteorological phenomena in the late Middle Ages observed, described, and interpreted? Recent work in ecocriticism has signaled the endlessly fluid and negotiable character of nature; can we reconfigure the notion of "natural phenomena" as a negotiated interaction among divine, human, and physical orders?
Call for Submissions: PostHuman Joyce: Machines, Informatics, Technology (edited collection)
"In conception and technique I tried to depict the earth which is prehuman and presumably posthuman." (Joyce, discussing "Penelope" in a letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver, 8 February 1922, Letters 1:180, Selected Letters, p. 289)
We are currently developing a co-edited volume of essays considering the development of Post-War Incest Fictions.
Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on incest fictions we would particularly welcome those that relate to:
Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the end of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.
The last seven years has seen a spate of high-profile presentations of The Merchant of Venice: the 2004 Michael Radford film, 2010's New York City "Shakespeare in the Park" production, as well as the play's 2010-11 Broadway run. Likewise, new scholarly works such as Kenneth Gross's Shylock is Shakespeare (2006) and Janet Adelman's Blood Relations (2008) have offered poignant insights into this play. Why has this play garnered so much attention of late? What else can we learn from this contentious comedy? How else can we read the drama's characters? Where do studies of the play go from here?
Papers can consider but are not limited to the following topics:
One-day seminar : "The Screenplay in English-Speaking Cinema: The Invisible Visible Text"
Université de Bretagne Sud, January 26th, 2012
Organized by Shannon Wells-Lassagne (Université de Bretagne Sud) and Isabelle Roblin (Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale)
Indiana College English Association 2011 Conference
Anderson University – Anderson, Indiana
October 7, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Scott Russell Sanders
The Indiana College English Association is pleased to announce Scott Russell Sanders as the keynote speaker for our 2011 conference. Sanders is a noted essayist and the author of more than 20 books, including his most recent A Conservationist Manifesto; A Private History of Awe; and Wilderness Plots: Tales About the Settlement of the American Land. Common themes in his work are the human place in nature, social justice, and the search for a spiritual path. He retired from Indiana University in 2009 as Distinguished Professor of English.
The paper proposal deadline for RMMLA has passed, but one more presenter is needed for the Science Fiction Literature and Film panel. Consider the following topics:
posthumanism, utopia/dystopia, cyberculture, adaptation, postcolonial sci-fi, technology, steam punk, gender, sexuality, apocalypse, othering, ecocriticism, archetypes, the hero's journey, identity, time travel, film & television, etc.
Don't feel limited by the topics above; ALL proposals will be considered. Send abstracts to email@example.com by April 15th.
The second of these related sessions focuses on ideas about insularity in late-medieval texts and artworks, including Chaucerian ones. What were the correspondences between ideas of religious isolation and geographical insularity? How were islands imagined in relation to each other within archipelagos? What were the distinctions between islands and continents? How was the shoreline an interactive space? Proposals are invited for 15 or 20 minutes papers that examine how people thought about insularity in geographical, political, religious, and artistic discourses.
The main title of these two related session refers to the influential twentieth-century ideas of Epeli Hau-ofa, who reimagined the Pacific in terms of plentitude, networks, and routes. For the first panel, proposals are invited for 15 or 20 minute papers that use recent theoretical ideas about aquatic spaces to examine late-medieval texts and artworks, including Chaucerian ones. What does Britain, Europe, and the world look like from the sea? What shapes did medieval oceanic or inland water routes, vectors, and forces take? How did writers imagine (trans)maritime networks of exchange? What texts or topoi acted as agents of archipelagic and regional integration? What aquatic discourse were familiar to medieval writers, including Chaucer?