This panel will focus on Jews and Jewishness in literature and other cultural texts (for example, political documents, polemical publications, medical research, and popular journalism) during the modernist period. Papers for the panel should present innovative pairings between literary and cultural texts, challenging the way Jews and Jewishness in modern literature have traditionally been viewed. They may concern, but are not limited to, the following topics: constructions of Jewishness, stereotype, images and sources, Biblical readings, the relation between Yiddish modernism and Anglo-modernism, Jewishness and the post-colonial, immigration, and anti-Semitism.
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**Extended Deadline! Deadline is now January 25th!**
In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.
UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated
to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature,
theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011.
This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an
independently edited journal in the oscholars group
published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding
coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the
fin de siècle.
Chapter proposals are welcomed for a proposed volume entitled The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1700-2010. The objective of the collection will be to illuminate the many ways that excess as a historically contingent discursive construct has influenced the production and consumption of visual and material culture. Excess has long been perceived as a negative characteristic, and has therefore been used to frame various groups and individuals as morally corrupt or degenerate. Alternatively, excess has been embraced by some in transgressive, even empowering, ways, and as a strategy for self-fashioning. Guiding questions for this project will include: Who has been represented as 'excessive'? How has excess been represented?
This special issue of Open Words invites contributors to consider relationships among three issues--contingent labor, educational access, and non-mainstream student populations (by which we mean both non-traditional students, in demographic terms, and populations more likely to be served by colleges recently than they have been historically)--all of which the fields of composition and literacy studies have struggled with for decades. Scholarship and policy statements on contingent labor are replete with calls for equity, variously articulated but vigorous nonetheless—and with occasional exceptions, largely unsuccessful.
Call for Submissions
Please feel free to forward this to any organizations, individuals, or mailing lists that might be interested.
At century's end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore literary iterations of that mood, the editors of After NAFTA: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature encourage submissions about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian, American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.
We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape. Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:
Literary and Artistic Collaborations
The Bread and Cheese Club
Painters of the Hudson River School
Cooper's Influence and Influences on Cooper
Competing Representations of the Frontier
Responses to Indian Relocation
The Anti-Rent War
Populism and Democracy
We are happy, of course, to consider any proposals that address Cooper's work and his time.
Papers should be 8-10 pages in length (20 minute presentation). Send proposals via e-mail to:
THE COSMOPOLITAN LYCEUM: GLOBALISM & LECTURE CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA
An Interdisciplinary Conference
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, 23-25 September 2011
Thomas Augst (New York University)
Peter Gibian (McGill University)
Angela Ray (Northwestern University)
Ronald and Mary Zboray (University Of Pittsburgh)
This event will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to consider the phenomenon of the nineteenth-century public lecture, in terms of its engagement with global and transnational themes.
Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011
'Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance" – Richard Braithwhaite, 1631
"We love the Old Travelers. We love to hear them ... blaspheme the sacred name of Truth" - Mark Twain, 1869
"A Vampire, a Troll, and a Martian Walk Into a Bar...."
- Call for Papers -
18th June 2011
University of Liverpool
Keynote Lectures from: Professor Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mr Andy Sawyer (Science Fiction Foundation Collection Librarian; Director of MA in Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool)
CRSF is a postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy and horror.
ASLE UK POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
EMERGENT CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTS': WHERE NEXT FOR
ECOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES?
ASLE UK (www.asle.org.uk ) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 9 to 10 September 2011 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (www.creativecollaboration.org.uk, London WC1), on the theme of 'Emergent critical environments': Where next for ecology and the humanities?'
Keynote speakers include: Kate Soper
Location: New York, United States
25 Broadway, 7th Floor
Call for Papers Deadline: 2011, 02-02
The Center for Worker Education at the City College of New York is proud to again host the "Is Hip-Hop History?" conference. As the first hip-hop conference hosted by a worker education program, it aims to provide a forum that features the work of researchers, hip-hop industry practitioners, artists, and working adult students.
We invite articles of 6,000-7,000 words for a proposed collection on Young Adult ("teen") Dystopias.
Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy (2008-2010) has attracted much critical and popular attention, but was preceded by several other landmark texts, including M. T. Anderson's Feed (2002); Scott Westerfeld's Uglies (2005); Lois Lowry's The Giver (1993); Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (2008); Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2009); and Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now (2004).
NOMAS: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM
36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEN & MASCULINITY
Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity
Florida State University
April 1-3, 2011
The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM holds a yearly National Conference on Men and Masculinity. The 2011 Conference will be held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee on April 1 through April 3, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity."