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VIsual Arts, SW/TX PCA/ACA

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 4:29pm
Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Visual Arts

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque NM

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

The Visual Arts Area seeks research in all aspects of visual art concerning the American experience, past and present. Relevant media may include photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, mixed media works and installations, video, digital media, special collections, online collections, public art, maps, printmaking and lithography, and more.

[UPDATE] CFP: Body and Technology Conference: EXTENDED DEADLINE

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 4:24pm
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

Body and Technology: Instruments of Somaesthetics

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 24-26, 2013, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

A Literature of Historical Guilt? (deadline September 30, 2012)

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 2:39pm
Peter Becker, Harvard University

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

A Literature of Historical Guilt?

This seminar seeks papers on an emerging form of narrative written in the aftermath of atrocity that is best described as literature of historical guilt. Texts in this tradition ask how to come to terms with historical atrocity committed by one's ancestors. Focusing on fiction from the United States and Germany, we will explore how these literary texts confront historical responsibility, indictment, guilt, shame, evasion or repression, and instances of moral ambiguity?

UPDATE: REVISED CFP: Conan Doyle (1 December 2012)

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 12:20pm
Sarah E. Maier, University of New Brunswick

REVISED CFP: Conan Doyle

Articles of between 3000 and 4000 words are sought for a special issue of the OScholars to be edited by Professor Sarah E. Maier. Submissions will be accepted by on the basis of an abstract of approximately 250 words; completed submissions will then be double-blind peer reviewed. Subjects may include but are not limited to:

The 'Holocaust Metaphor': Cultural Representations of Traumatic Pasts in the 20th Century (30-31 May 2013, Zaragoza, Spain

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:36am
Chiara Tedaldi, Irish Research Council CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellow, University College Dublin and Universidad de Zaragoza, Anna Rosenberg, ARAID Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad de Zaragoza

Call for Papers
The 'Holocaust Metaphor': Cultural Representations of Traumatic Pasts in the 20th Century
30th and 31st May 2013, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Keynote Speakers: Alejandro Baer, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota (tbc); Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez, Trent University

[UPDATE] 19 - 21 November, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:11am
The English and Foreign Languages University

The Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, invites papers for a three-day international conference to be held from 19 to 21 November, 2012.


Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 9:00pm
Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

Abstracts due Oct 8, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)
We are specifically seeking two proposals examining representations of race and ethnicity in the popular culture of the Great Recession. Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television is under contract with Lexington Books with a scheduled 2013 publication date.

[UPDATE] Creating "Contact Zones" for General Studies Learning Communities

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:24pm
Anthony Dotterman/Adelphi University

While General Studies Programs--as Eric Platt's New York Times article "General Studies Moves to the Mainstream" attests--have begun to transcend their initial status as obscure, niche programs, anecdotal evidence suggests that General Studies' students and faculty still struggle with an institutional prejudice that consigns these programs as a dumping ground for "high school graduates [whose]academic success [has] fallen short of their peers" (Platt). Additionally, the very support structures of General Studies programs that enable these students to succeed in college-- smaller classes, close faculty tutoring , mentoring and advising--reinforce, ironically, institutional prejudice against these programs and its members.