Financial crises have bedeviled America since its founding, as historian Scott Reynolds Nelson reminds us in his new study A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters. In the nineteenth century, America experienced major panics at almost exactly 20-year intervals: 1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, and 1893. Then, as now, financial crises shattered complacency, upended conventional wisdom, and discredited narratives of teleological progress or expansion.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Children's Literature Society and the
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association
24th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2013
Westin Copley Place
Panel #1: African American Children's Literature
PLENARY SPEAKERS: Professor Sir David Cannadine, Princeton University;
Professor Johanna Drucker, UCLA;
Dr David Pearson, City of London Corporation;
Professor Nicholas Pickwoad, University of the Arts, London.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Professor David Roberts, Birmingham City University;
Dr Jason Scott-Warren, Cambridge University;
Linda Carreiro, University of Calgary;
Sarah Bodman, University of the West of England
"The Location of Transnational Literature"
Seeking paper proposals for a seminar on "The Location of Transnational Literature" at the 2013 ACLA Conference.
ACLA 2013 Seminar: "Refiguring the Divide: Artistic Responses to Partition in Palestine/Israel"
Chana Morgenstern (Brown University), Michal Raizen (The University of Texas at Austin)
**Paper proposals due 15 November 2012**
Refiguring the Divide: Artistic Responses to Partition in Palestine/Israel
"Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organizations:
Strategies in the Changing World"
December 17 - 21, 2013
Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria
The conference is inviting fundraisers, arts managers, arts consultants, arts entrepreneurs, grant writing consultants, producers, sponsorship managers, arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines from all over the world.
This year's SCSECS meeting will be held February 21-23 in Austin, Texas, the "live music capital of the world"; the conference theme will be "Frontiers of Friendships, Close and Distant."
CALL FOR PAPERS -Tenth Issue of Interdisciplinary Online Journal BARNOLIPI (http://www.reflectionedu.com/barnolipi.php).
BARNOLIPI is an interdisciplinary research journal
BARNOLIPI accepts articles from any academic discipline or field of study.
BARNOLIPI is an Open Access Interdisciplinary Journal, Students / Professors (from different Departments / Streams) of an Institution can access it freely to fulfil their academic need.
It accepts articles written in Bengali and English only.
Submit Articles by December 10, 2012
Dear Colleagues, The recently founded Journal, Hypercultura, of the Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania, now at his second number, is looking for reviewers for articles that have been submitted in the areas of literature (Romanian, British, Irish, French and American- including articles written in French), cultural studies (including articles written in Spanish), Linguistics and Didactics. If you are willing to act as reviewers, please send your CV at the following email address, so that we can know your areas of expertise and be able to build a database for this and the future numbers of our biannual Journal. Please submit your CV until November 11, 2012.
We welcome papers concentrating on 'spaces' that could be considered 'monstrous' or are in some way capable of creating 'monstrosity.' Spaces may be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, psychological or material. Literal places may include sites of trauma, genocide, or biological experimentation; dystopias; colonized regions; mythical lands; etc. Psychological spaces may include memory, neurosis, philosophy, etc. Monstrosity may be perceived as depravity; social or sexual taboos; hegemonic power in the form of racism, classism, sexism; etc. Papers may challenge, call to light, or reinforce perceptions of monstrosity.
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)
Seeking papers on "topographies" of C19 Theatre Documents: Playscript; playbills; programs; tickets. For panel at the Annual SHARP Conference (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Pubishing), Philadelphia, 18-21 July 2013. Conference theme: Geographies of the Book
Call for Papers
9th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)
and 10th anniversary of 1st conference held in IT Tallaght in 2003
"Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"
Venue: Université de Haute Bretagne/Rennes 2
Dates: 24-26 May 2013
Contemporary American Literature
A New Book Series from Scarecrow Press
Series Editor: Bob Batchelor
The Scarecrow Press Contemporary American Literature Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on how American literature reflects and shapes our knowledge of our cultural, historical, and socio-economic worlds. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.