December/January 2000



The Department of Comparative American Cultures invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professorship for comparativists specializing in one or, preferably a combination of,the following areas:critical race theory, civil rights and law, sovereignty issues, immigration and citizenship policies, urban and diaspora studies, the impact of globalization on U.S. race and ethnic relations, political economy of race/ethnic relations, theories and practices of nationalism, Caribbean Studies, labor economics and ethnicity. The appointees will be responsible for teaching core, service, and advanced courses in the curriculum. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Duties commence August 2000. applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Completed applications must be received by January 1,2000. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints or writing samples, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee chair, Department of Comparative American Cultures, Wilson Hall 111, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4010. Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer

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The 10th Annual Conference of the University of California, Riverside Philosophy Department presents "The Problem of Evil," an interdisciplinary exploraton of the problem of evil. Included will be philosophical, theological, cinematic, and literary treatments of the issues. Presenters will include David Brandes, Harry Frankfurt, Princeton University; Jack Miles, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; John Perry, Stanford University; Mike Ravizza; Eleonore Stump, St. Louis University; Micheal Tooley University of Colorado; Howard Wettstein, University of California, Riverside; Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale Divinity School. Jack Miles is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, God: A Biography. For conference information, please contact or or check the conference web page at:

Riverside, CA: February 6-7, 2000       


Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference at Emory University on psychoanalytic perspectives on women in relationships, groups and hierarchies. Psychoanalysis, a discipline critical in exploring the themes of power and gender, is beginning to address the more difficult theoretical and conceptual issues at stake in the investigation of women and social dynamics. This international symposium is the first in a series of conferences sponsored by the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis in North America. We encourage a wide range of scholarly and clinical submissions in order to foster dialogue among various disciplines. Besides invited speakers and small discussion groups, the conference will consist of volunteered presentations, panels, paper sessions, and posters. Submit abstract of 250 words with title for paper/poster to: Women and Power, Emory University School of Medicine, CME Dept., 1462 Clifton Road, NE, Suite 276, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA. Deadline for submission is November 15, 1999. For registration information, email; web:

Atlanta, GA: February 25-27, 2000         


The Program in Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina announces a conference, "History, Technology, and Identity: After Foucault," March 16­18, 2000. Directed by Martin Donougho and Paul Allen Miller, this meeting is a follow-up to the two-year international conference "Cultural History after Foucault," held in 1997 and 1998 at the universities of Amsterdam and Aberdeen. Plenaries speakers will include Thomas Flynn (Emory), David Konstan (Brown), John Neubaur (Amsterdam), G.S. Rousseau (De Montfort and Oxford), and Jerald Wallulis (South Carolina). We seek to examine both the limits and contributions of Foucault¹s thought in the three interrelated topics of history, technology, and identity. Send inquiries and one-page abstracts for 20-minute papers to Paul Allen Miller, Program in Comparative Literature, Welsh Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; T: (803) 777-0473; email: <> Selected papers will be published in the journal Intertexts. Abstracts must be received by December 1, 1999. For updated information, visit our Web site:

Columbia, SC: March 16-18, 2000      


The University of Texas at Arlington¹s Department of English announces "The Female Principle, Eclipses and Re-Emergences: A Conference on the Forms Taken by the Suppression of Femaleness in Human Cultures." This conference recognizes the suppression of femaleness as a primary meaning of Western and other cultures over a long period, and presents this issue for further scrutiny. It seeks to identify, document, and account for this suppression via the forms it takes­many still concealed, clandestine, underexplored­and their counterforms, from early periods to the present; to describe the suppressed; to explore exceptions that elude suppression; and to identify developing practices that counter it. Keynotes: Martha Nussbaum, March 30; Drucilla Cronell, March 31; Eva Keuls and Nancy Tuana, April 1. Proposals from all disciplines are invited by November 20, l999. Preliminary statement of intent requested. For further information, please see Web site:; or contact Luanne Frank via email at or T: (817) 272-2692 and (817) 478-7794; or write The Female Principle, Box 19035, UTA, Arlington, TX 760l9

Arlington, TX: March 30-April 1, 2000         


The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia will be hosting three one-day conferences focused around the question, What's the University For?, in the spring of 2000. The three conferences­"The Culture of the University" (March 2), "Public and University Intellectuals" (March 30), and "The Moral Purposes of the University" (April 13)­will address the changes taking place in higher education and its relation to American culture, intellectual life inside and outside the academy, and the culture and politics of university life. Each conference will include presentations by three leading scholars from the humanities and social sciences, a panel discussion, question and answer period, and reception. Speakers include Richard Rorty (Stanford), Russell Jacoby (UCLA), Julie Reuben (Harvard), George Marsden (Notre Dame), Gerald Graff (Chicago), Mark Edmundson (Virginia), and T. J. Jackson Lears (Rutgers). For more information, please contact Jennifer Geddes or Leslie Gunning at T: (804) 924-7705; email: <>; or Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, B-5 Garrett Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Charlottesville, VA: March 2, March 30, and April 13, 2000       



The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, of the City University of New York Graduate Center, presents a two-day conference, "Whose Millennium?: Religion, Sexuality, and the Values of Citizenship." A diverse group of international scholars and activists will consider such questions as: what sexuality has to do with religion, and vice versa; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender activisms within and against a variety of religious traditions; how the secular and the secular state so privileged in the modern west may be religion (Christianity) in another guise; the entanglements of allegedly "new" nationalisms in allegedly "old" fundamentalisms; how the legal frame of citizenship may be structured by sometimes explicit and sometimes implicit notions of sexual norms, norms that themselves encode particular moral and religious values. Conference made possible through generous funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. For conference information, please contact: CLAGS, The Graduate Center/CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7.115, New York, NY 10016. T: (212) 817-1955. Email: <>. Web:

New York, NY: April 13—14, 2000            


The Hofstra Cultural Center presents "Oscar Wilde: The Man, His Writings, and His World: Celebrating the Oscar Wilde Centenary." During his life, Wilde was a dramatist, poet, novelist, critic, aesthete, raconteur, family man, homosexual, convict, and exile. On the centennial of his death, this conference will explore the world of the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde. Suggested topics for papers include: Ireland, parentage, education; Travels: America, France...; Sexual Orientation; Last years; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Lawsuits, trials, imprisonment. Other topics will also be considered. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. A one- or two-page summary of proposed paper and a CV are requested by May 1, 1999. A final paper and one-page abstract are required by September 1, 1999. Papers must be submitted in hard copy and on computer diskette (WordPerfect 6.0 preferred). Previously published material should not be submitted. Submit to Conference Director Dr. Robert N. Keane, English Department, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. T: (516) 463-5472; F: (516) 463-6395; email:; Conference Coordinators Deborah Lom and Richard Pioreck, Hofstra Cultural Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000, T: (516) 463-5669; F: (516) 463-4793; email:

Hempstead, NY: April 27-29, 2000       


"The Thatcher Years: The Rebirth of Liberty?" presented by Hofstra University and The University of Buckingham. A prospectus or letter of intent is required by September 1, 1999; two copies of completed papers are required by November 1, 1999. Papers must be submitted in hard copy and computer disk (Wordperfect 6.0 or Rich Text Files preferred). Previously published material should not be submitted; selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Conference co-directors: Dr. Bernard J. Firestone, Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Science, Hofstra University; and Professor Robert Taylor, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham. For papers in the USA contact: Dr. Stanislao G. Pugliese, Department of History, Heger Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, T: 516-463-5611, F: (516) 463-2201, email For papers to be presented in England contact: Dr. John Clarke, Director, Centre for International Studies, The University of Buckigham, Buckingham, MK 18 1EG UK, T: 01280.820294, F: 01280.822245, int'l. T:+441280.814080,
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Hempstead, NY: March 27-28, 2000 and Buckingham, England: April 3-4, 2000        

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