January 2014 Residency Conference, Call For Papers: BOUNDARIES
Click on the link below to review details regarding January Conference Day.
Dr. Karsten Piep
Faculty, Humanities and Culture
|Call for Papers – Slave Narratives (NeMLA 2014)
This panel seeks fresh approaches to the slave narrative through the lens of the relationship between white editors and the former slaves. How do these narratives portray the encounters between black slaves on the one hand and white editors and characters in or outside the text on the other? How do neo-slave narratives complicate this relationship? And how do, for example, the cinematic contribution to the slave narrative by Tennessee-born director Quentin Tarantino or Valery Martin’s historical novel Property reframe the problem of the white editor? Please submit abstracts to Peter Becker (email@example.com).
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014
|Peter Becker, PhD
1 Bow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Call for Papers on Huxley’s BRAVE NEW WORLD
|The rapidly growing Critical Insights series serves a number of purposes, the most important of which is to support undergraduate education by compiling volumes that are both useful to teachers and accessible to students. These volumes compile essays on a variety of literary themes, genres, authors, and texts that are relevant to the content of undergraduate
literature courses. Currently, contributions of original material (not previously published) are sought for the Critical Insights volume on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World volume. The following items are needed:
4000-5000 word introductory cultural/historical context chapter [Critical Contexts section]
4000-5000 word introductory compare/contrast chapter [Critical Contexts section]
4000-5000 word introductory critical reception chapter [Critical Contexts section]
4000-5000 word introductory critical lens chapter [Critical Contexts section]
ten 5000-word chapters on topics related to Brave New World, as proposed by the authors of those chapters.
Essays should be submitted via e-mail, preferably as a Word attachment, by December 1, 2013. Authors of essays will receive an honorarium of $250, but no copy of the volume–though copies will likely be available at a discount. Those potentially interested in contributing should send an inquiry or brief proposal to the volume editor, Professor M. Keith Booker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|M. Keith Booker
Department of English
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
|Call for Submissions:Race and New York in the twentieth century
|New York History: A Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association, the only scholarly, peer reviewed, journal devoted entirely to the history of New York State, invites submissions for an issue devoted to race and New York in the twentieth century.
All papers based on the general topic of race and New York in the twentieth century will be considered. Especially welcome are essays examining understudied histories of race and New York, articles complicating the black/white dichotomy, studies on race outside of New York City, emerging and exciting historiographies, including whiteness studies, black power studies, and civil rights activism before Brown, as well as histories shedding light on pressing social issues in our time, such as immigration, mass incarceration, institutional racism, affirmative action, to name a few. Essays analyzing shifts in conceptions and applications of race and racism are also desirable.
Over the course of the twentieth century, New York State racially diversified, reflecting a national shift. The white population percentage, which had persisted in the 97th or 98th percentile since 1820, had fallen to 74.4 percent in 1990. The sudden immigration into New York State of African Americans over the first seven decades of the twentieth century and Latinos and Asian Americans during the final three decades produced a fascinating racial history. New communities were developed. New cultures were introduced. New voices and perspectives were heard. New forms of grievances emerged. New bands of activists and new brands of activism came to the fore. Like everywhere else in the United States, New York was always becoming new, but race stood, along with other key factors, at the apex of this newness in the twentieth century. As historians remember and honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the climax year of the Civil Rights Movement, New York History is poised to examine race and New York in the twentieth century.
The editor for this special issue is Ibram X. Kendi (formerly Ibram H. Rogers), an assistant professor of Africana Studies at University at Albany – SUNY. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972. He is finishing his second monograph, entitled Mind Games: A Narrative History of Racist Ideas from the 1660s to the Present, and an edited volume entitled, Malcolm’s Children: A History of Black Power in New York.
New York History (ISSN 0146-437X) is published four times a year by the New York State Historical Association and the State University of New York at Oneonta. Articles, ranging from 4,500 to 6,000 words in length, should be typed, double-spaced, and submitted with double spaced endnotes conforming to the Chicago Manual of Style. The deadline for submission to this special issue is November 15, 2013. We ask authors to submit manuscripts electronically to:
The New York State Historical Association
New York State Historical Association
PO BOX 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Visit the website at http://www.nysha.org/nysha_5
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
|Applications Invited for BSA’s 2014 New Scholars Program; Deadline Extended to Sept. 15, 2013
|Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at BSA’s Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).
Those selected for the panel receive $600 toward the cost of attending the Annual Meeting and a complimentary one-year membership in BSA.
For more about the New Scholars Program and application procedures, see:
The application deadline has been extended to Sept. 15, 2013.
With apologies for cross-posting.
|John A. Buchtel, Ph.D.
Director, Special Collections Research Center
Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
3700 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20057-1174
Voice: (202) 687-7475; Fax: (202) 687-7501
Visit the website at http://bibsocamer.org/newscholars.htm
|Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Southwest Popular Culture Conference, Feb. 19-22, 2014; Proposals Nov. 1, 2013
|Proposals are welcomed on any aspect of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular/American Culture. Topics which address the conference theme of “Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” are especially invited. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Television, Film, & Fictional Depictions of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Submit your proposal directly into the conference database at: http://conference2014.southwestpca.org/
|Dr. Pat Tyrer, Area Chair
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
Visit the website at http://southwestpca.org/
CFP: THE FUTURE OF THE PAST CONFERENCE, MELBOURNE, 6-8 JULY 2014
Conference Date: 2014-10-31
Date Submitted: 2013-07-31
Announcement ID: 205524
THE FUTURE OF THE PAST: REPRESENTING THE HOLOCAUST, GENOCIDE, AND MASS TRAUMA IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The inaugural cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary conference convened by Deakin University and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, Dates: 6-8 July, 2014
Venues: Deakin University and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne
‘Questions about the ethics of representation are gaining urgency at a time when ever more diverse forms of Holocaust representation are emerging worldwide…’
—Libby Saxton, Haunted Images: Film, Ethics, Testimony and the Holocaust
The proliferation of depictions of the Holocaust and other traumatic events in popular culture and elsewhere demands continued attention to the means by which complex human experiences are communicated to and negotiated by contemporary audiences. From Anne Rothe’s Popular Trauma Culture to Alvin H. Rosenfeld’s The End of the Holocaust, recent scholarship has engaged with the ethics of different representational strategies—strategies that become progressively diverse with expanding technological innovations. Yet many questions remain unanswered. This conference aims to expose and explore key issues relating to the Holocaust, genocide and mass trauma, contributing to ongoing debates over historical and cultural representation.
Paper proposals might address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
● The limitations and possibilities of digital media in depicting traumatic pasts
● New research in Holocaust and genocide film, literature, art, and testimony
● The future of remembering traumatic events in monuments and museums
● Mediating gender, sexual violence and trauma
● The politics of identification and reception in representations of perpetrators
● The appropriation of the Holocaust as a metaphor for contemporary traumas
● Mediating trauma in the now via mobile screens and instant uploads
● Pedagogical uses of genocide representations in and out of the classroom
Please submit a 200 word abstract and short biographical statement for paper proposals to Adam Brown email@example.com and Danielle Christmas firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2013.
Panel proposals will also be accepted, which should include a brief 200 word outline of the panel as a whole followed by individual abstracts and bios.
‘Lightning sessions’ (of 5 minute presentations with discussion) will be available for students who do not wish to present a full paper. Please identify this preference and submit a 100-150 word abstract consisting of a short summary of research, a specific case-study, or a methodological problem.
A number of travel/accommodation bursaries will be available – please see the conference website for details.
A selection of papers from the conference will be published as a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.
Full details of the conference are available at: https://futureofthepast2014.wordpress.com/
Phone: +613 9244 3956
Visit the website at http://futureofthepast2014.wordpress.com/
The Review & Organization Committee has decided to extend the deadline for proposal submissions to Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
Please review the attached Call for Papers and consider submitting a brief proposal/abstract.
Because we are moving from a semiannual to an annual schedule, there will be no residency conference in July 2013. So do not miss this opportunity to share your scholarly and/or artistic work with the larger community!
Click the link below for the CFP.
Click the link below for Calls for Papers (2013 Diversity Conference in Darwin, Australia), Calls for Peer Reviewers (Common Ground Publishing), and more.
“Science and Gender Matters: No Limits 2013”
March 1-2, 2013 at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Hosted by the UNL Women’s and Gender Studies Program
“No Limits” is an annual student conference dedicated to crossing boundaries between disciplines and exploring a wide range of women’s and gender issues. We invite proposals from undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates on any topic from any discipline related to women’s issues, lives, histories or cultures; feminism; or women’s and gender studies. Creative writing, visual arts, film, music, performances, workshops, and academic papers are all welcome. Proposals for individual presentations or pre-made panels are accepted.
While papers and panels can address a variety of themes, this year’s keynote and panel discussion will address the conference theme of “Science and Gender Matters.” Janet Kourany, feminist philosopher of science and professor at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the keynote talk “But What Happens When the Scientists Are Women?” In addition, UNL associate professor Sarah Gervais will lead a panel discussion on “Applying Gender to Psychology Research: Helping Students Create New Knowledge.” Her students will describe their experiences working with Gervais’ research team and answer questions about their work and research from the audience.
Proposal Submission Instructions
Your proposal should include:
• Your project title
• An abstract of 250-400 words describing your project and its larger significance
• Contact Information: your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail, and phone number MUST be on your proposal
• The days you are available to present and any A/V equipment you might need. 15-20 minute presentations are expected. If you anticipate your presentation to exceed that time, please make note of it on your proposal.
When submitting your proposal, please copy the text of your proposal in the body of the email AND attach it as an electronic copy.
Proposals and questions regarding the conference should be submitted to: email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 18th, 2013.
Early submissions will be responded to prior to the deadline.
For more information about the conference, please see the No Limits website