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[UPDATE] American Women Writers of Color Conference

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 6:11pm
Salisbury University


Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED:
American Women Writers of Color Conference
Nov. 1 – Nov. 3, 2013 Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel,
Ocean City, MD

Keynote Speaker: Daphne Brooks
Professor of English and African-American Studies at Princeton University
Author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910;
Jeff Buckley's Grace; and the forthcoming work Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures—from Minstrelsy through the New Millennium.

RSA 2014 - Worldly wisdom: Early Modern Handbooks in Theory and Practice

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:49pm
Jessica Rosenberg and Laura Kolb

Shakespeare's Iago frowns on "bookish theoric" as "mere prattle without practice" – the formal display of knowledge without the substance of experience. But a great deal of early modern book-learning would in fact have fallen under the heading of "practick," drawn from experience and aimed at achieving practical results. An extraordinary flourishing of advice literature accompanied the rise of print in England: from conduct books and letter-writing manuals, to vernacular arithmetics and handbooks on weights and measures, to guidelines on managing health, hygiene, and household.

Understanding Atrocities Conference: Remembering, Representing, and Teaching Genocide February 19-21, 2014

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 3:01pm
Tristan Smyth / Scott W. Murray Mount Royal University

We use 'genocide' and 'atrocity'– words that overlap and mix – as we reach for an understanding of the full horror of one people's attempts to eliminate another. Atrocity is an aspect of genocide, and is at the crux of most discussions on the topic, but from what is this sense of atrocity derived? We universally regard genocide as an atrocity, yet why does it persist? The Understanding Atrocities Conference aims to explore, among other things, the relationship between 'atrocity' and 'genocide,' and how they are interwoven and understood. By approaching the topic of genocidal atrocity within the themes of remembering, representing, and teaching, we hope to engender a discussion across, between, and among the disciplines.

[UPDATE] Keynote Announced and Deadline Extension: Stretching The Screen 15th Annual SFSU Cinema Conference

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 2:54pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association

Conference Dates: October 17-19, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Kriss Ravetto, UC Davis, Cinema and Technocultural Studies
Submission Deadline: June 28, 2013

This conference will seek to challenge the borders imposed on Cinema: between senses, ideologies, cultures, even the fluctuation of the medium itself in terms of its technologies, production, distribution, and exhibition. From the stage to the gallery to the arcade, expanding to television and digital platforms, the space of Cinema is no longer confined to that of the movie theater. By broadening our definition to include multiple viewing environments and experiences as they have existed throughout time, we can engage new spaces and new ideas.

[UPDATE]: CfP: The Common Denominator -- A Postgraduate Conference in British Cultural Studies, 20-22 MArch 2014

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 7:23am
British Cultural Studies in the Institute for British Studies of Leipzig University

In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.

CFP: "Recollecting Vietnam": Essay Collection

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 6:59am
Editors: Brenda M. Boyle and Jeehyun Lim, Denison University

Abstract deadline: July 14, 2013
The abstract should include: author affiliation, author contact information, essay title and 250-500 word description. Upon approval, full manuscripts of 5000-6000 words will be due by January 2014.

Eco-Ability Call for Papers

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 6:56am
Joe Leeson-Schatz (Institute of Critical Animal Studies)


"Eco-Ability: The Intersection of Earth, Animal, and Dis-Ability"

[Update] Contact and Connection: Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium - Registration open

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:21am
University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study

"Contact and Connections": Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium
Thursday 27th June 2013, University of Warwick
Wolfson Research Exchange Seminar Rooms

Keynote speakers:
Dr Cathy Waters (University of Kent)
Professor Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Registration is now open for the first annual symposium of the University of Warwick Travel and Mobility Studies Research Network, on the theme of "Contact and Connections".

Ethnicity and Affect in American Literatures

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:47pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3 – 6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

How do readers experience characters' conflicting emotions? Are these emotions gendered or racially-defined; and if so, how or why?

Is there a Future for the Standard Edition?

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 8:05pm
Toni Bowers/ Univ of Pennsylvania

Session 14120, NeMLA 2014 Convention, Harrisburg PA, April 3-6, 2014

Calling all editors of scholarly 'Works' editions, and anyone interested in the value and possibilities of such projects under the regime of digitalization and amid shrinking university press budgets. Is the author-based, multi-volume, hard-copy standard edition (becoming) a thing of the past? If so, what(if anything) has been lost? What possibilities exist for perpetuating functions we value on new platforms? What models exist for hybrid paper/digital editions? Are we adequately training tomorrow's editors?

Brief abstracts by September 30, 2013, describing your proposed contribution to the roundtable and your current interest in scholarly editions.

Coctail Culture: A Conference

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 7:37pm
University of Louisville (KY) and Drake University (IA)

When Roland Barthes suggests that "the ideal drink would be rich in metonymies of all kinds," he might well have been speaking of cocktails and the drinking cultures they have helped to create. Whether in the 19th century saloon, the prohibition speakeasy, or the fictional realms of James Bond and Mad Men, the cocktail has functioned as cultural bellweather for issues of class, taste, and culture. In the last ten years, the so-called Cocktail Revival has produced a host of professional organizations, writings, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures.

[UPDATE]: Postpartum: Motherhood, Maternity, and Pregnancy as Performance

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 4:26pm
American Society for Theatre Research

Motherhood and childbirth have been constructed as symbols of faith, sites of suspicion, protectors of social morality, and the wages of original sin. Mother Earth, the Virgin Mother, and evil stepmothers are just some of the pillars society has fashioned around the concept of motherhood. Motherhood has been gendered female to the extent that motherhood and womanhood are often seen to be mutually completing, with pregnancy serving as a visual marker of the liminal space that turns woman into mother.