Women occupied a unique social space in colonial India. Unlike British men, they did not make political decisions, build roads and bridges, or serve in the army. They were instead expected to manage the household and support their husbands in whatever way was needed to contribute to the maintenance of a smoothly-working imperial project. However, there were many British "memsahibs" who took their observations of empire a step further.
There are over 120 approved session topics for this year's conference, to be held October 19-21 at Seattle University. All proposals must be submitted online through the PAMLA 2012 website by midnight, April 22, 2012. Presiding Officers will inform submitters whether their papers are accepted or declined between April 23 and May 15.
For complete guidelines and further details about the venue, please visit www.pamla.org/2012
The 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held October 19-21 in Seattle, Washington. The theme for this year's forum and many of our special sessions is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement."
Call For Papers: PAMLA 2012, Science Fiction Cinema
Seattle University, October 19-21 - 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
Science Fiction Cinema
This panel will examine Science Fiction Cinema from various theoretical, historical, and aesthetic contexts. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions. This year's conference special theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," with many special sessions and addresses focusing on the theme (papers not focused on the theme are also welcome). Our Creative Artist Spotlight Speaker for the conference is award-winning author Sandra Cisneros. Our Plenary Speaker is José David Saldívar of Stanford University. For more information about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2012/
Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges
Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference. The 2012 conference will be held in Columbus, OH from October 12-14.
We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- The Gothic
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
The Religion and Popular Culture area investigates the interaction between religion, in its various manifestations (sacred texts, sacred spaces, religious practices, religious commerations and so on), and popular culture. The area is interested not only in how religion is presented within the products of popular culture (literature, film, television, social media, music, fashion, and so forth) but also in how religious sensibilities may influence the products of popular culture. The area is open to scholarship from different religious traditions and historical eras.
Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatina.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose authors self-define as Latina or Latino regardless of thematic content. Interviews of Latino authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.
Please submit proposals for the "English Literature before 1700" session of PAMLA online www.pamla.org/2012 by midnight, April 22, 2012. Presiding officers will inform submitters whether their papers are accepted or declined between April 23 and May 15th.
PAMLA 2012 will be held October 19-21 at Seattle University.
Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.
COMPARATIVE MEDIA STANDING SESSION: NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE
PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University
Media studies have long been concerned with the ways in which network models of communication develop knowledge practices. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to knowledge in radical ways and simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information. This standing session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of networks or knowledge in contemporary or historical media. Paper topics can include but are not limited to:
In the frame of Historical Materialism Conference, London, 8-11 November 2012.
Machiavelli, Marxism, and the Revolutionary Tradition
Electronic media such as text messages, wikis, and social networking sites are of course changing the ways our students think and write; programs such as Blackboard, WebCT, and Moodle are changing the ways we teach them to write.
Given those facts, however, when does it make good pedagogical sense to turn off the electronics and rely on old school technologies such as pencils, paper, and chalk?
Shooting the Event:Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings
November 5-7, 2012
American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon