POSITIONING HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
"It's the plight of all heroes today. In the air, they're terrific. But when they come back to earth, they're weak, poor, and helpless." – Jean Renoir
ACLA 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013
Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture
Seminar Leader: Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)
Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012
Conference Website: http://www.acla.org/acla2013/
Note: You must submit your papers through the ACLA website submission form; you will select the name of this seminar from the drop down menu:
The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to uncover the inner workings of how people and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.
Popular Culture Association is seeking Papers or Panels on any aspect of Africana African, Caribbean and African American Popular Culture
Including (but not limited to): African Traditional Culture, Music (any type or aspect) Dance, Literature (oral and written), the Slave Community, Film, Racism, Photography, Clothing Styles, Africanisms, Culture and Conflict, Cultural Beliefs, Family, Religion or Alternative Spirituality such as Hoodoo, History, Folk medicine, Material Culture, and the Popular Culture of Natural Disasters (such as with hurricane Katrina), Riots or Terrorism & any other areas.
Join us for our 3rd Annual Conference
Friday and Saturday April 5-6 2013
at the University of Houston
With Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Rebecca Moore Howard
from Syracuse University
Dr. Natalie Houston
from the University of Houston
The 2013 Conference Theme: Revolution
Social and cultural evolution depends on revolution. Society stagnates and decays when people stop reevaluating laws, traditions, and expectations. Sometimes, not just to progress but to survive, we must revolt.
The post Enlightenment text is an unpalatable interjection of cultural shifters who defy imperial homogeneity, political and economic unions. In Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race (1995), Robert J.C. Young looks at such representations as the unconscious imperial structure which sets its descriptions on a 'fixed centre'. Articles may choose to examine authors who not only attempt to write back to the 'English' centre but reflect through their narratives the plight of the diaspora.
The English Department at Carson-Newman College is hosting the Jeff Daniel Marion Festival on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2013, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The Festival will honor the life and work of the great Appalachian writer with a series of academic panels and plenary speakers (Ted Kooser, George Ella Lyon, and Robert Morgan). Proposals about any aspect of Marion's work are desired and should be submitted by December 15, 2012 to Shawn O'Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts (individual papers or proposed panels) should be limited to 250 words. Early proposals are greatly appreciated.
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters
CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 Annual Conference
Hosted by Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Friday, March 22, 2013
Interdisciplinary Studies Section
Accepting panel, poster, and paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ/integrate science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities. In particular:
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
International conference organised by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy in cooperation with Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences and Dialogue Platform Association
Budapest, Hungary 8–9 February, 2013
Conference topics: Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes. Emerging security challenges.
Conference location: KJU Budapest Campus, (1139) Budapest, Frangepán utca 50-56.
Deadline for submissions to Natures 2013 has been extended to October 24, 2012.
Theme: "Critical Identities: Finding and Expressing Critical Points of View in Humanities Scholarship"
All scholars working in the broad field of the humanities are invited to share their experiences working through the issue of finding and expressing critical points of view in their various disciplines. While papers written through an ecocritical lens are particularly encouraged, all submissions that reflect thoughtfully on the conference theme of "Critical Identities" are welcome.
Reading and Teaching Kay Boyle
This session will address participants' experiences with reading and teaching Kay Boyle, with the aim of sharing practices (including specific strategies, curricula and assignments) and demonstrating the interest of engaging students with reading Boyle in the 21rst century.
Proposals should be sent to Rai Perterson (Ball State University) email@example.com by 14th December, 2012.
CFP: Special Topics Panel, Gender Studies
2013 Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
February 7-8, 2013