The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Cultural Representations invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary panel titled "The Imagination of Disaster" at the 7th Annual Meeting held on July 7–8, 2012 at the Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo, Japan. We call for 20-min presentations that cover the theoretical and historical issues of the epistemology, aesthetics, and politics of disasters.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention
November 9-11, 2012
Part of the Scottish experience is one of travel, emigration, and exile. Over the centuries, Scots have been part of global exploration, hired out as mercenaries, led diplomatic missions and business enterprises in the far-flung reaches of the British Empire and beyond as wall as fought, hunted, and trapped in the Americas. One illustrious Scotswoman was instrumental in obtaining the Elgin Marbles. Their activities not only turned outwards--Scots also explored their won country, as did James Boswell on his famous walking tour of the Highlands and the Western Islands with Samuel Johnson in 1773. Our panel invites papers addressing the Scottish traveler and her/his experiences (or memoirs) whether they come in the form of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction
In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'
"Boundaries: Real and Imagined"
SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Symposium: "Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book"
"Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book" (May 3-4, 2012, MIT)
The Brain Sciences Journal
The Official Journal of The Brain Sciences Foundation
You are graciously invited to submit a manuscript to the Brain Sciences Journal (BSJ), the official journal of the Brain Sciences Foundation. This brand new publication aims to offer an innovative platform for interdisciplinary exchange of research in the cognitive sciences. The submission invitation is described in detail below. Kindly share this message with any interested colleagues or individuals in your network.
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Literature II Panel
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
November 8-11, 2012
Chair: Debbie Lelekis, University of Missouri
The American Literature II panel seeks papers focusing on the depictions of financial crashes, scandals, and scams in literature. Additionally, papers analyzing the image of the businessman (or woman), including all aspects from the con man to the hero will be considered. Papers focusing on works by William Dean Howells, Theodore Dreiser, Henry James, and their contemporaries are especially welcome.
CFP: "Shakespeare and Related Topics"
GENTLE READER: be pleased to note that paper proposals are now welcomed for "Shakespeare and Related Topics," a standing session of the annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association. The conference, now entering its 110th year, will be held at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, from Oct. 19-21, 2012.
Paper proposals are welcomed on any and all aspect of Shakespearean drama, Renaissance drama, or Renaissance literature.
AUTHORSHIP AND AUTEURISM
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 15, 2012
The "Authorship and Auteurism" area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, OH.
This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or authorship studies. Potential topics relevant to authorship may include:
Shakespeare Readings, a biannual international conference co-sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow University for the Humanities, is now accepting proposals for presentation at this year's meeting. This year's theme of "Shakespeare in National Cultures," invites considerations of any of the following topics, broadly defined:
- Shakespeare in production
- Shakespeare in translation
- literary criticism and studies
- artistic perception
- teaching and pedagogy
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief CV by May 15, 2012 to Nikolai Zakharov, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This panel welcomes any paper on allegory as either a strategy of interpretation or a mode of literary construction. Especially encouraged are papers engaging with allegory in unconventional or theoretically challenging ways: finding allegory in unusual places; interrogating long-held assumptions; rethinking historical or contemporary critical discourse. Genre and period are open.
Please contact the organizer, Brenda Machosky, with inquiries or submissions. 50-word abstracts and 500 word proposals will also need to be submitted through the PAMLA conference site.
Guest Editors: David A. Gerstner & Cynthia Chris
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