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Green Countercultures

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 11:20am
Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment

Call for Papers: Ecozon@ Issue 4.1 (Spring 2013)

Green Countercultures

Guest Editor: Peter Mortensen, Aarhus University

Essay Collection Titled: Masks of Threat: Understanding new South Asian Identities in Motion

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:47am
Aparajita De

CFP: Essay Collection Titled:

Masks of Threat: Understanding new South Asian Identities in Motion

In contemporary narrative and cultural representations, how has the figure of the South Asian subject morphed gradually into a site of threat—racially, economically, politically, and socio-culturally? In violent enactments of identity and difference over the past few decades of history, how has dominant economic centers of the world reimagined the South Asian subject in migration? How has this understanding complicated the model minority status quos and how has it rerouted discourses of belonging and unbelonging?

"Class, Labor, and Spatial Logics in the American West" Panel CFP for WLA 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:35am
Andrew Husband

That the American West is a highly classed and politicized space is no critical revelation. Scholars such as Stephen Tatum, Reginald Dyck, and Renny Chistopher have drawn attention to the complex interface of class, labor, space, and place in the context of the region's tumultuous cultural and literary history. In light of this history and the conference's primary theme "Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment," this panel seeks to uncover the intersections made at the junction of class, labor, politics, social justice, and the environment in the West. We are accepting presentation abstracts of 250 words for consideration. Possible subtopics include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:32am
South Central College English Association

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms? Papers discussing pedagogical methods as well as specific challenges and successes in teaching/integrating textual adaptations (both in print and film) are encouraged. We especially welcome graduate students' papers.

Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Amy K. King at akking at before Friday, 20 April 2012.

[UPDATE] Modernist Lives, Precarious Lives (MSA 14, Oct. 18-21, 2012; Deadline extended)

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 8:13am
Walt Hunter/ University of Virginia

Although much recent criticism in modernist studies has focused on the everyday and the ordinary, this panel proposes instead to look at the precarious. The term precarity has been heard more and more frequently in the disciplines of political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and critical theory, but it has only begun to make its way into literary studies. Current discussions of precarity are shaped by the work of Paulo Virno, who describes it as "the chronic instability of forms of life," and by Judith Butler, who conceives of precarity as a shared vulnerability on the basis of which we might found a tentative community.

[UPDATE] The Ethics and Poetics of Genre Literature, 15-16 mars 2013

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 3:17am
University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France

International Conference : « The ethics and poetics of genre literature »
March 15-16 2013
Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3
Organized by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)
With the support of the Société de Stylistique Anglaise (SSA)

International Conference "Buddhism & Australia 2013"

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:42am
Buddhism & Australia Incorprated

The Buddhism & Australia Inc has a pleasure to inform you that the International Conference "Buddhism & Australia 2013"
will be held in 7 - 9th of August, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia.

The conference acknowledges Buddhism in Austral-Asian region,
its' history and knowledge, involving Buddhism and notable people in its' religious history.

UPDATE: Negotiating Boundaries - Multicultural Family/Multicultural Community – The Hybridity of the American Experience; 4/10

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 8:37pm
Kathryn West and Linda Trinh Moser

Americans who identify with and practice the customs of multiple cultures have been described as "hyphenated." At the beginning of the 20th century, the term "hyphenated American" was derogatory and used to call into question the political loyalty of naturalized immigrants and their children (suggesting that they were un-American). Yet, the term also conveys the sense of belonging to multiple cultures, one associated with a unique culture of origin, ancestry, ethnic identity, or geographical region and the other with a nation or citizenship. Literary representations of the relationship between the two terms are as varied as the groups they represent.