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CFP: Fronteras, disidencias y márgenes por cartografiar, 1 abril de 2012

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:32pm
Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos "Rómulo Gallegos" (Celarg), Caracas, República Bolivariana de Venezuela

Desbordar el territorio, bordear, explorar nuestro afuera. Apostar a apropiarse de las zonas y objetos que no tienen nombre. Infringir. Disentir para labrar nuevos caminos. Explorar territorios sin ley, donde aún todo está por inventarse, incluso a costa del peligro. Escindir la lengua, escindir la práctica, derivar, multiplicar. Un recorrido en la frontera es siempre inaprensible, desdibujado. Pero urge volver a circundar cada tanto nuestro margen, nuestro afuera, nuestro límite: hacernos ajenos para volver a vernos.

[UPDATE] CFP: Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde Conference (Paris, 14 April 2012)

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 4:07pm
The American University of Paris


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mark Tribe, Brown University

In what ways has the formation, development and critique of today's digital environments been shaped by the concepts and practices of the avant-garde? This international conference held at The American University of Paris considers the question by exploring the potential avant-garde and modernist genealogies of contemporary digital culture.

Topics may include:

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 2:06pm
Alyce von Rothkirch/Swansea University


CFP AWWE conference 2012

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities

The Association of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for conference presentations and performances for its twenty-fourth annual conference, which is to be held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, between 30 March and 1 April 2012.

UPDATE: Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 1:37pm

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations ( invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Modern Fiction and Politics: Mfs special issue deadline 1 February 2012

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:41am
Modern Fiction Studies

The Editors of MFS seek essays that reflect on the relationship between modern fiction and politics, broadly conceived. In a world structured by dominance and animated by heterogeneous and often incommensurable temporalities, how should fiction, in the act of constructing itself, address the world as well? Would such an address be political or nameless, or would it be a gesture that transcends this axiomatic binary? During times when the very category of "the political" is in utter disrepute, when politics is mired either in ideological sclerosis or the fakery of prepared answers, how should fiction imagine with precision critical-utopian alternatives to the status quo of the world?

Tolkien Studies Conference at University of Vermont April 13-15th 2012

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:02am
Tolkien at UVM

CFP for the 2012 conference April 13-15th at UVM. Please submit abstracts no later than January 27th 2012. This year's theme is Tolkien's Bestiary and our keynote speaker is Jonathan Evans. Abstracts on all topics will be considered; however, those focused on the theme will receive greater consideration.

[UPDATE] FANTASY SPORTS PANEL; Sports Area: 2012 PCA/ACA National Conference (Boston, MA), April 11-14, 2012

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 8:47am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

I am interested in putting together a panel dedicated solely to the topic of Fantasy Sports at the 2012 national PCA/ACA conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Papers addressing the theoretical, cultural, and/or historical implications of fantasy sports in general or of specific fantasy sports are highly encouraged, but all papers on this topic will be considered. If you would like to be a part of this panel, please send a 250-word abstract to Andrew Ploeg at by Monday, November 28th.

Faculty of Humanities Susah (Tunisia) February 25th 2012

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:45am
Faculty of Humanities

Library Journal Faculty of Humanities, Susah, Tunisia
Now that the elections of October 23rd 2011 have taken place, the different parties are about to undertake the task of establishing the new constitution for the country. Such task, being so rare and delicate, does not only imply rigorous decision-making, but also the making of deliberate choices the implications of which would certainly be long-lasting. If the jurisdictional power is about to be delegated, it should not, however, become the definitive substitute to collective thinking. In addition, it has to promote its activity within a context that would be surrounded, supported and framed by the whole society.

Update Adapting Historical Narratives

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:25am
De Montfort University, Leicester

Adapting Historical Narratives

A one-day conference

De Montfort University, Leicester, Tuesday 28th February 2012

Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic, genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid), represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to popular-cultural). Foci might include heritage cinema; historical documentaries and docudramas; biopics; retro nostalgia; contemporary history on screen; new-media developments and convergences in the representation and remediation of history; and constructions of national histories and historical nationalisms.

Proposals (of no more than 200 words) should be sent to:

It all ended: Harry Potter and popular culture 29 February 2012

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:01am
De Montfort Unversity, Leicester

Centre For Adaptations
It All Ended: Harry Potter and Popular Culture
A one-day conference

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Date: Wednesday 29 February 2012

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and Warner Bros' film adaptations constitute one of the most successful media franchises of the modern age. Now that both books and films have reached a spectacular conclusion, this conference aims to assess Harry Potter's place in popular culture.

We welcome papers which look at any aspect of the Potter phenomenon, from creative, artistic or industrial evaluations, through to case studies of related products and fan communities.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2012: "Legitimate Ireland"

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 6:34am
Queen's University Belfast

New Voices in Irish Criticism: "Legitimate Ireland"
19th – 21st April 2012
Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University, Belfast

From plantations to Grattan's parliament, poitín distillers to the IMF bailout, the Irish have always had a fraught relationship with institutions of political, social and religious power. This raises questions surrounding the legitimacy of performative and systemic aspects of Irishness, which has been and continues to be in flux both north and south of the border.

ASAP/4: "Genres of the Present" 4-6 October 2012, Royal College of Art London

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 3:53am
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present is pleased to announce a symposium exploring the current status of genre across the post-1960s visual, literary and performative arts. ASAP/4 invites speakers to reflect on the persistence, return and dynamic transformation of genres and to consider the role of genre in the creation, interpretation and evaluation of the arts of the present.