The Pre-Modern Institute (formerly the Medieval and Modern Institute) at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Athabasca University and PreMiss (the Pre-Modern Institute Student Society), is soliciting proposals for participation in a virtual (fully on-line) symposium on "Catastrophe, Calamity and Chaos in the Pre-Modern World." The symposium time-slot (8:30 – 10:30 AM PST) permits active participation from across a large number of time zones, and is specifically designed to enable conversations among specialists who otherwise would not encounter one another. Participants will discuss previously-circulated presentations, available in advance through a symposium website.
Extended deadline: December 2 (Was November 16)
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: +1 505 842 1234
Computer Culture: Call for Papers
An edited volume, Modernism and War, seeks to explore the conjunction between literary modernism and war: wartime identity, nationalism, anxiety, tradition, nostalgia, beauty, renewal. Essays might consider the appropriation of nationalist identity made popular by W.B. Yeats, the scathing cries for social justice penned by Pound in his Cantos, or, on a personal level, the destabilization of identity found in Eliot's Prufrock. In terms of identity, scholars might explore David Jones' prose poem In Parenthesis as an application of Modernist poetics to the unification of wartime identity with what comes after (nationally or locally).
'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City
An academic conference to be held at Chetham's Library, Manchester, on 30th May 2013
Confirmed Speakers: Dr Katja Diefenbach, Dr David Alderson
Proposals are invited for papers on the relationship between the modern city and violence. The relationship has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. Proposals are encouraged from across the whole range of disciplines dealing with representations of violence and the city. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
Location: Brown University, Providence, RI
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Call for Proposals
Jose Muñoz, Professor of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
In his 1995 conference address, "Queer Theory: Unstating Desire," Lee Edelman proposed that "To inquire into the state of queer studies--as if it had a state and all of us happened to live in that state together--is to presuppose a fantasy...that the very fact of a conference like this should serve, instead, to disrupt."
This Brown Graduate Student Symposium, "The Non-State of Queer Theory," seeks to keep in tension both the generative and nonproductive aspects of imagining a "non-state" of queer theory.
From the 1920s to the early 1930s, Latin American literary and aesthetic avant-gardes developed new images of geopolitical identity that led, among other things, to a remapping of the region's cultural relations with Europe and the U.S. Althoug recent scholarship on the avant-gardes has produced an extensive critique of traditional, eurocentric views, most of the time it has failed to fully incorporate Latin America to its supposedly "global" view. Still today, transcultural and transhemispheric studies are relatively rare, and approaches on (not to mention from) the region are relatively few, even in projects that aim to be comprehensive.
University of North Carolina Wilmington Graduate English Association
Call for Papers: "What Lies Beneath: Subtle Ideology and Underlying Arguments" Date: February 16, 2013 from 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Morton Hall
Submission Deadline: January 11, 2013
Call for Research Presentations, Workshops and Artworks.
Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013: Politics of Play, Symposium & Exhibition.
A Message from the Communication and Culture Graduate Students Association.
The York and Ryerson University Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture is excited to announce an open call to graduate students to submit research presentations, workshops and artworks for Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013: Politics of Play.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to DECEMBER 2!
The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 34th Annual Conference that will be held February 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference theme this year is: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context.
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of culture and culinary production/consumption.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Call For Papers
Area: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association 34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference Theme: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context
Deadline Extended to Sunday, December 2, 2012
The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship
The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers on Food Studies Pedagogy and Curriculum for their 34th Annual Conference that will be held February 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM.
While full departments dedicated to food studies are rare, the study of food has been steadily growing. Conducted through disciplines as various as sociology, business, anthropology, English, women's studies, and American studies, the study of food is so broad as to render it a model for interdisciplinary work.
Supernatural Studies, previously announced as an e-journal, is now soliciting submissions for a peer-reviewed print journal. The inaugural issue will be published Spring 2013. We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural, including (but not limited to) art, literature, film, television, and other forms of popular culture. We welcome any approach. Articles of between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length (including references) are invited, and should use the MLA referencing system. Book reviews should be between 800 and 2,000 words. Complete articles and reviews will be due February 15, 2013. Please feel free to send queries and abstracts, as well.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FORMER YANKEE PITCHER AND BALL FOUR AUTHOR JIM BOUTON WILL PROVIDE THE LUNCHEON ADDRESS.
IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION NOTED BELOW, WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR PANEL(S) FOCUSING ON BOUTON AND/OR THE BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY/TELL-ALL.
April 5, 2013
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University
Luncheon Speaker: Jim Bouton
In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity
The 23rd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
February 7th and 8th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katherine McKittrick
Guest Speaker: Krista Franklin
Mary McCarthy Reconsidered: A Centennial Celebration.
Call for a reevaluation of McCarthy's contribution as a fiction writer, critic, and public intellectual. Send abstracts and one-page CVs to Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu by January 8, 2013
ALA Convention May 23-26, 2013 in Boston, MA.