The Trinity College Center for Collaborative Teaching and Research announces the inauguration of the Trinity Seminar. We invite nominations, including self—nominations, of recent Ph.D.’s (or relevant terminal degree) in any discipline to deliver a formal research paper or appropriate performance presentation and spend two days in discussions with colleagues and students on campus in Hartford, CT during the 1998—1999 academic year. We seek nominees who are doing especially exciting, innovative work, who are interested in engaging an interdisciplinary audience, and who will convey to us an informed access to recent issues and controversies in their respective disciplines. Travel expenses and an honorarium will be provided. Please submit the nominee’s vita, brief description of current research, and a one-page abstract of proposed paper or presentation to Drew A. Hyland, Director, Trinity Center for Collaborative Teaching and Research, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106 or e-mail to:
Hartford, CT: Monthly, 1998—1999

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of coeducation at Wheaton, the college will host a conference to examine the critical gender issues involved in educating women and men together, "Coeducation for the 21st Century: A Working Conference on Educating Women and Men for the Future." Explore how liberal arts colleges can further gender equity in learning and in life; plan for a future in which women and men want to share the world with each other and will know how. Keynote speakers: Evelyn Fox Keller, MIT; Michael Kimmel, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ronald Taylor, Temple University. To register or learn more, visit, or write to Kersti Yllo, Coed Conference, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766, or at
Norton, MA: October 30—31, 1998

Reprising the successful international exchange featured by the landmark "Japan and African Americans: A Comparative Perspective," the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center welcomes scholars from Germany this year in a globally influenced exploration of African American Studies: "Germany and African Americans: A Comparative Perspective." Presentations include: "Rethinking Race after National Socialism: German Reconstruction & the ‘Problem’ of African American Occupation Children"; "The NAACP’s Perspective on Nazism"; and "African American GI’s in Post-War Germany." This year’s conference is co-sponsored by the Institute of African American Research and the German Historical Institute. For further information, please contact Dr. Gerald Horne, Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center, CB#5250, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5250; (919) 962-9001;
Chapel Hill, NC: November 2, 1998

Papers are invited for the fourth annual Tennessee Williams Scholars’ Conference. The Scholars’ Conference is held in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Festival, which features plays, writing workshops, panels, and celebrity appearances. Topics for this year’s conference are: Williams and race, gay issues in Williams’ drama, gender and gaze, Williams’ evolving texts, his non-dramatic works, Williams’ politics, fresh perspecitves on the late and early work, and Williams’ reputation abroad. Panels will form apropos of these topics, and we will encourage open dialogue and audience participation. Graduate students are also encouraged to submit. Accepted papers may be considered for publication in the Tennessee Williams Annual Review. Only abstracts of full length papers will be read at the conference. Submission Deadline: November 1, 1998. For further information, please contact Dr. Robert Bray at Box 70, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN 37132; phone: (615) 898-2579 or (615) 898-5959; fax (615) 898-5098; email:
New Orleans, LA: March 25—26, 1999

The 57th annual meeting of The English Institute seeks to chart the past and present of cosmopolitanism, its alternatives, and their possible futures on the threshold of the twenty-first century. Taking a symbolic excursion through those regions where various texts, genres, and literatures map and remap worlds we inhabit, the conference brings into juxtaposition a diversity of historical, cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic terrains: from Chaucer’s England and medieval Italy to emergent empires and early modern trade; from urban Europe and its ecology to the Holocaust; from Confucian China and Buddhist Tibet to postcolonial Africa and India; and from the international stage in New York to contemporary American theory and poetry. Participants at the conference include: K. Anthony Appiah, Una Chaudhuri, Vinay Dharwadker, Robert R. Edwards, Kim F. Hall, David Harvey, Sharon Marcus, Bharati Mukherjee, Karen Newman, Bruce Robbins, Robert Thurman, Tu Wei-Ming. For more information, please contact: Monica Miller, The English Institute, Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. 617- 496-1006. Email: Web: ~englinst
Cambridge, MA: September 25—27, 1998

The Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University announces a Symposium: "The Broken Middle: Cultural Studies and the Liberal Imagination." Participants: Tyrus Miller, Michael Awkward, Nancy Armstrong, Seyla Benhabib, Patrick Brantlinger, David Bromwich, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, John Frow, Jackson Lears, Annabel Patterson, Marjorie Perloff, Alan Trachtenberg. Panels: Prospects of Liberal Culture; Populism, the Popular and the Politics of Culture; Liberalism and Literariness; Debating Culturalism. This conference is free and open to the public. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520. (203) 432-0670.
New Haven, CT: September 25—26, 1998

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of Minnesota announces a call for papers for the Second Biennial International Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, "Challenging Rhetorics: Cross-Disciplinary Sites of Feminist Discourse," October 7—9, 1999, in Minneapolis. This conference will emphasize the cross-disciplinarity of feminist rhetorics throughout the academy. We invite proposals that share theories about and examples of new discourse practices emerging as a result of feminist scholarship. Send three copies of a 250-word abstract, including name, address, phone, fax, e-mail, and institutional affiliation to Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, University of Minnesota, 227 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. For further information, see our Web site or contact Hildy Miller at
Minneapolis, MN: October 7-9, 1999

The University of Maryland announces an interdisciplinary conference, State of the Arts: Production, Reception, and Teaching in the Digital World, to be held October 8-11, 1998 at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at state-wide satellite sites. The conference will highlight innovative uses of technology in the fields of dance, history, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts for an audience of K-16 educators, artists, museum curators, archivists and members of the general public. Plenary sessions on Performing, Learning and Teaching, and K-16 will be followed by related demonstrations. Hands-on training workshops will be conducted on the first and last day of the conference. For further details, contact Dr. Susan Jenson, telephone: 301-405-6830; fax: 301-405-0956; email: Web: ArtsConf/conf.html.
College Park, MD: October 8—11, 1998

New York University’s School of Education announces "Assessing New Technologies in Arts and Humanities." For teachers of the arts, education administrators, technology innovators and developers, artists, creative arts therapists, humanists, museum administrators and curators, critics and foundation representatives with an interest in technology and education to assess the use of new technologies in making arts, performing and performance arts, creative arts therapies, and arts and humanities education. Join us to assess the use of new technologies in artistic expression, creative arts therapies, educational applications, and performing arts. Explore exhibits of educational software and programs, discover exciting new curricula, and visit special media events and museums in New York City. Call for model projects and papers. For more information, contact the Office of Special Programs at NYU’s School of Education, 212-998-5090 or visit the conference web site: www.nyu/education/cahe/caheconf.html
New York, NY: October 9—11, 1998

"Technology and Artistic Practice" will be the focus of a conference at the Hagley Museum and Library on Friday, October 30, 1998. Speakers will consider the relationship between art and technology in a number of settings, including the Internet, sculpture, painting, and exhibitions. The keynote address will be delivered by Steven Johnson, creator of the on-line FEED Magazine ( and author of the acclaimed book Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate. Other speakers include Linda Dalrymple Henderson, author of Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works and Bettyann Holtzman Kevles, who just published Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century. The conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Contact the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, PO Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, ext. 243 or email
Wilmington, DE: October 30, 1998


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