Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!
Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Law and Literature
Bentham and his followers were undeniably interdisciplinary thinkers as their interests ranged from reforming the legal and political system to economic and colonial matters as well as language. They moved about diverse social circles and, even when they did not meet face to face, reformers and writers often discussed, albeit on different modes, the same issues.
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)
The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" on February 8-9, 2013. Nigel Rothfels will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening with a reception afterwards, followed on Saturday by a full day of conference presentations. We welcome panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Possible submissions may (but do not need to) address some of the following areas:
Papers solicited for 1-2 proposed special sessions at the American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2013 considering the ways recent American poems address and respond to ecological, political, global, social, and/or other public events.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
Proposals welcome that address the question: How was British identity constructed in or in relation to southern Africa? Please send abstract (250-500 words) and CV by March 10, 2013, to Melissa Free (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP: Satire in Popular Culture
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 2 December 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference,
February 13-16, 2013, Albuquerque, NM
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
300 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA
Recent tragedies, including the Aurora shooting that struck close to the heart of the ROMOCOCO and Denver Comic Con family, have turned the national conversation towards the roots and consequences of violence. Though there are many sociological and psychological areas of study that theorize about the relationship between violence in the media and "real world" violence, it is also important to examine this pervasive topic through literary analysis. For ROMOCOCO 2013, we are particularly interested in essays that investigate the role, purpose and representation of violence in comic books and graphic novels and/or their subsequent film versions. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Conference Title: Animal Representation
Conference Dates: February 8-9, 2013
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of
the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)
Extended Deadline 12/2/12
Call for Papers
Adaptation: Film, Literature and Culture
SWTX PCA/ACA 34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, in the Adaptation area, a long-standing, well-represented area with a history of excellent presentations.
The Adaptation area this year encompasses traditional approaches to adaptation, including
Deadline Extended: December 2, 2012
SW/TX PCA/ACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 13 – 16, 2013
Submission deadline extended: December 2, 2012
Submit proposals to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org
Now accepting submissions for a special issue of Criticism shaped around the topic 'Critical Air Studies'.
From the poetics of airborne perspectives to the halting grind of airport delays; from the politics of full body scanners to pressures on labor unions and massive corporate mergers; from narratives about contemporary globalization to the early instrumentalities of Empire; from serving as staging grounds for ecological crisis to acting as reserves for certain performances of gender & sexuality; from the secret machinations of drone warfare to the banalities of in-flight WiFi—air travel finds itself at the nexus of myriad popular conversations and charged discourses.
REVISTA LIBERIA - CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE: January 15th
Revista Liberia will be publishing its first issue in May 2013.
Our first issue aims to discuss the intertwining discourses of
history and literature. We would like to explore how Cultural
Studies and Cultural History merge and diverge: how recent
academic cultural research seems to be closely linked to the
ideology of postmodernism and its conceptualization of
"history" -from its thesis of the end of history to its apparent
disregard for the historical dimension of cultural phenomena.
Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 16, 2012. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:
Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship out of the Ivory Tower
38th Annual American Studies Symposium
Purdue University, April 17-19, 2013
Kevin Willmott and Marc Anthony Neal, Keynote Speakers