From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?
The International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, featuring Dr. Richard North as keynote speaker, will be held on the beautiful campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
You are invited to send your 250-300-word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Coordinator, on any topic dealing with Medieval and/or Renaissance thought. If you would like to propose a special session, yu are welcome to do that as well. We welcome papers, posters, and performances on any aspect of this time period. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, theater, and dance are all equally welcome.
December 1st: New deadline for submission of abtracts, including special sessions
The Shakespeare Society of India proposes to hold a three-day international seminar on "Revisiting Shakespeare in Indian Literature and Culture" in collaboration with Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi on 7, 8 and 9 March, 2013.
The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2013 symposium organized around the theme of "Color" in medieval France.
From the beginning of the Middle Ages, color was as connected to the visual and performing arts as it was to letters, theology, science, the livelihoods of medieval people, and their way of relating to the world.
CFP: Visual Arts
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 13-16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
The Visual Arts Area seeks research in all aspects of visual art concerning the American experience, past and present. Relevant media may include photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, mixed media works and installations, video, digital media, special collections, online collections, public art, maps, printmaking and lithography, and more.
Body and Technology: Instruments of Somaesthetics
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 24-26, 2013, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is seeking research essays for an issue on food, film, and media/consumer culture.
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
A Literature of Historical Guilt?
This seminar seeks papers on an emerging form of narrative written in the aftermath of atrocity that is best described as literature of historical guilt. Texts in this tradition ask how to come to terms with historical atrocity committed by one's ancestors. Focusing on fiction from the United States and Germany, we will explore how these literary texts confront historical responsibility, indictment, guilt, shame, evasion or repression, and instances of moral ambiguity?
REVISED CFP: Conan Doyle
Articles of between 3000 and 4000 words are sought for a special issue of the OScholars to be edited by Professor Sarah E. Maier. Submissions will be accepted by on the basis of an abstract of approximately 250 words; completed submissions will then be double-blind peer reviewed. Subjects may include but are not limited to:
Call for Papers
The 'Holocaust Metaphor': Cultural Representations of Traumatic Pasts in the 20th Century
30th and 31st May 2013, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Keynote Speakers: Alejandro Baer, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota (tbc); Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez, Trent University
The Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, invites papers for a three-day international conference to be held from 19 to 21 November, 2012.
Mike Hulme (University of East Anglia)
Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University)
Catriona Sandilands (York University, Canada)
Home and Nation: Reimagining the Domestic, 1750-1850
22-24 March 2013
Call for Papers: Kunstlicht, 'Art/Market' (working title) | Vol. 34 (2013) no. 1
Deadline proposals: 22 October 2012
Publication date: 15 June 2013
1st Global Conference
Opportunity in Crisis: Finding Benefits in Difficult Life Events
Thursday 7th February – Saturday 9th February 2013
Call for Presentations:
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.