Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
The University of Maryland, College Park -- April 27-28, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Valerie Traub, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan
Where do we go to get what we want? Mandeville to the kingdom of Prester John, the Littlewits to Bartholomew Fair, Antony to Alexandria, Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold: the fulfillment of desire, or the negation of an interior lack, is frequently a plotted movement from here to there. "Geographies of Desire" seeks papers that explore how desires are mapped across spatial planes; how do spaces such as markets, shrines, bedrooms, and courts produce material, spiritual, erotic, and political desires?
Details regarding the conference may be found at http://swtxpca.org. Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. Look under the section Material Culture for this area – which is only a subset of the entire association. Though the 2012 conference theme "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context", proposals will be considered for all collecting oriented subjects. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.
CALL FOR PAPERS
5th Annual African American Studies Spring Symposium
University of Texas at San Antonio
Thursday, April 12, 2012
8:00AM – 5:00PM
African American Masculinities:
The Barack Obama Effect
Abstract Submission Deadline | November 30, 2011
Each spring since 2008, the University of Texas at San Antonio African American Studies Spring Symposium Committee has hosted a daylong symposium on African American Studies. Our topics have ranged from Black popular culture to explorations of Black identity across multiple academic disciplines.
NYIT's 2012 Interdisciplinary Conference, "Modernist Manhattan" will reserve at least one session for papers about Occupy Wall Street. In less than two months, the Occupy Wall Street movement has grown from a modest encampment in downtown NYC into a fully grown movement that extends to hundreds of cities nationwide and around the world. Neither a protest, exactly, nor a march, the occupation is hard to categorize.
MCLLM is now accepting proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers.
We are particularly interested in papers that examine the evolutionary aspects of literature, language, media, or culture. As always, MCLLM will also accept papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture.
Theme: Evolution--How Does the Old Create the New?
From the challenges of protection posed by the refugee to the Tea Party's diagnosis of government as deeply pernicious to individual liberty, to collectivities that emerge through globalizing technologies, the State's grip over lives and subjectivities seems increasingly precarious. On the one hand, it consolidates and exercises power over citizens, whose precariousness owes to their dependence on identities conferred by injunctions of the state; on the other hand, it has become a site of resistance, an idea against which subject positions, collectivities, and relations are mobilized and theorized.
University of Alberta, March 16-17, 2012
Keynote Speaker TBA
The Art and Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) at the University of Alberta currently seeks proposals for a graduate student symposium on the topic of instability in art and design. We are interested in projects that address the role of inconstancy, unpredictability, degradation, oscillation, and/or transformation in cultural production. The event will promote an understanding of instability not as a hindrance or limitation, but as a pervasive condition that can be exposed and even harnessed to productive critical ends.
Dear researchers, specialists, professors and students can send their related papers by submitting in the ICECC. This conference welcomes papers for both oral and poster presentations. The main topics are as the bellow:
1)Reviewing Strategies, challenges, products, solutions and activities on Mobile ICT in various parts of social, political, cultural, industrial, commercial, economical and healthily .
2)Reviewing effects of Mobile ICT services to reduce traffic, unnecessary travels and environmental pollutions
3)Information security on Mobile ICT
4)Investment trends and outlook at the future of Mobile ICT
The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:
Comparative performance in England
Comparative performances in England and other countries
Performance of Guilds
Women and performance
Current productions of early modern plays
Actors and the text
2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"
The next Biannual James Hogg Conference will be jointly hosted by the James Hogg Society and the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. It will take place at the University of Glasgow from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2012. A trip to Burns country is planned for Sunday 1 July.
The theme of the Conference is "James Hogg and the Romantics". The Conference will provide an opportunity to explore the nature of Hogg's relationship with other Romantic writers and welcomes, in particular, papers relating to all aspects of Hogg's relationship with Scottish Romanticism.
ACLA 2012: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
Seminar Organizers: Isabel Capeloa Gil & Daniela Agostinho (Catholic University of Portugal)
This seminar for the 2012 American Comparative Literature Association Conference examines how reproductive politics function in connection to the three conference themes of collapse, catastrophe, and change. These themes and their implicit concerns with reproduction and futurity—with what happens after the disaster—are part of what we see as a current focus on biopolitics and "the politics of life" in the Humanities. We seek to discuss the reproductive dimensions of this focus by asking if there are ways to reconfigure present life politics so that they no longer solely privilege the human, and to unbind them from an obsessive focus on futurity.
The impact of Indian Diaspora has motivated its homeland to map its history and factors for migration. Concerns for Economic, Political, Cultural and Social engagements of Indian Diaspora have been widely shown in the society. It also brought sociologists and researchers to look into the process of migration and found themselves into pondering upon the trends of Indian Diaspora.
The considerable presence of Indian Diaspora in almost all parts of the world and its insistence upon sending success stories back home in all spheres inspired homeland India to connect with her Diaspora with renewed passion.
Narrating Women's Lives, Labeling Women's Narratives