The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions. This year's conference special theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," with many special sessions and addresses focusing on the theme (papers not focused on the theme are also welcome). Our Creative Artist Spotlight Speaker for the conference is award-winning author Sandra Cisneros. Our Plenary Speaker is José David Saldívar of Stanford University. For more information about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2012/
Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges
Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference. The 2012 conference will be held in Columbus, OH from October 12-14.
We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- The Gothic
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
The Religion and Popular Culture area investigates the interaction between religion, in its various manifestations (sacred texts, sacred spaces, religious practices, religious commerations and so on), and popular culture. The area is interested not only in how religion is presented within the products of popular culture (literature, film, television, social media, music, fashion, and so forth) but also in how religious sensibilities may influence the products of popular culture. The area is open to scholarship from different religious traditions and historical eras.
Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatina.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose authors self-define as Latina or Latino regardless of thematic content. Interviews of Latino authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.
Please submit proposals for the "English Literature before 1700" session of PAMLA online www.pamla.org/2012 by midnight, April 22, 2012. Presiding officers will inform submitters whether their papers are accepted or declined between April 23 and May 15th.
PAMLA 2012 will be held October 19-21 at Seattle University.
Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.
COMPARATIVE MEDIA STANDING SESSION: NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE
PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University
Media studies have long been concerned with the ways in which network models of communication develop knowledge practices. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to knowledge in radical ways and simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information. This standing session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of networks or knowledge in contemporary or historical media. Paper topics can include but are not limited to:
In the frame of Historical Materialism Conference, London, 8-11 November 2012.
Machiavelli, Marxism, and the Revolutionary Tradition
Electronic media such as text messages, wikis, and social networking sites are of course changing the ways our students think and write; programs such as Blackboard, WebCT, and Moodle are changing the ways we teach them to write.
Given those facts, however, when does it make good pedagogical sense to turn off the electronics and rely on old school technologies such as pencils, paper, and chalk?
Shooting the Event:Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings
November 5-7, 2012
American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon
International One-Day Conference:
Friday, March 22, 2013, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2012 (see below).
Keynote speaker: Joan Copjec (Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Media Study, and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo).
Call for papers
Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.
A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.
Please see the following CfP for the 2012 Women in German Conference (Oct. 25-28, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA). The deadline has been extended to April 15.
Gendered Immigration in Pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture
This panel will investigate representations of immigration to and emigration from Germany in the pre-20th century period. While much research has investigated German encounters with the other on foreign soil through travel, this panel instead explores the implications of permanent relocation and its effects on national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities inside and outside of Germany.
First Call for Papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics
PCA Washington, DC 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area
Organized By Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason Tondro
Proposals Due to Organizers by 1 September 2012