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The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television (Deadlline May 14th)

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:21pm
SAMLA November 9-11th, 2012

The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television
(Popular Culture Panel)
SAMLA November 9-11, 2012
Durham, North Carolina

Fairy tales never seem to go out of style. This panel seeks papers that discuss the significance and implications of works that take traditional fairy tales and make them modern. They may take elements of fairy tales or the whole tales themselves and revise or rework them, but there is still some basis in traditional fairy tale. These tales may also be reworked in order to show a more modern sense of race, class, or gender as well or may swap characters or roles.

[UPDATE] Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s [June 27 - July 1, 2012]

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 5:45pm
National Poetry Foundation

The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the next in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 27-July 1, 2012, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.

Call for papers for Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:39am
Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Call for papers Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
No. 1/2012 – "Cultural Illusions"
Deadline for paper submissions: March 31, 2012.
No.2/2012 – "Semiotics of World Cultures"
Deadline for paper submissions: August 31, 2012.
In each issue there is a section named "Views upon Ethics, Truth and Language". Therefore, articles that do not fit the topic of our calls for papers, can be submitted to the editors, following the formal rules indicated at:

Narrating Value in the Long Eighteenth Century (MLA 2013; abstracts due 3/15)

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 8:32am
Steve Newman/Department of English, Temple University

How do various ways of valuing objects and people—among them, moral philosophy, aesthetics, and political economy—emerge, conflict with, and complement each other during the Long Eighteenth Century (c. 1660-1830)? More specifically, how are these modes of valuation informed by narrative structures, and to what degree is narrative itself valued or devalued in their formation and/or reception and/or circulation?

REMINDER - CFP From Akira to Zizek: Comics & Cultural Theory

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 5:20am
Studies in Comics journal

From Akira to Žižek: Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory. The importance and continued relevance of post-structuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.

REMINDER - CFP 21st Century British Fiction Symposium

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 5:17am
Birkbeck, University of London

Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium
Saturday 12th May 2012, Birkbeck, University of London
Keynote address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

Congreso Anual de la AILCFH: Entre la Tierra y el Ciberespacio. Grand Valley State University, Michigan, Nov 8-10, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 12:26am
Asociación Internacional de Literatura y cultura femenina hispánica

A primera vista el ecofeminismo y el ciberfeminismo pudieran parecer tendencias opuestas, de hecho representan modos diferentes de crítica cultural de las presunciones sobre los cuerpos de las mujeres, nuestras vidas y nuestros textos. En conjunto, estas metodologías analíticas nos brindan perspectivas holísticas para analizar la producción cultural de las mujeres en un amplio espectro, desde lo natural y material hasta lo artificial y virtual, y todo lo que se incluye entre ambas categorías. L@s participantes pueden considerar cualquier época en sus ensayos y pueden abordar los siguientes temas:

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture - MLA, Boston, Jan. 2013

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 6:04pm
Christa Baiada

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture
MLA 2013 Jan. 3-6 Boston

This proposed session seeks papers that explore depictions of breastfeeding in Western literature, film, art, etc., (any period) and analyze the engagement of these representations with the ever-changing and often contentious discourses of motherhood and womanhood.

CFP: Queer Conceptions: Modernism and the Possibilities of Pregnancy for MSA 14, Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 5:28pm
Caitlin Newcomer & Aimee Wilson/Florida State University

In his recent article, "Pregnant Men: Modernism, Disability, and Biofuturity in Djuna Barnes" (2010), Michael Davidson argues, "Modernist cultural representations of the pregnant male foreground the spectacle of reproduction loosed from its putative organic site in the female body and displace it elsewhere—the test tube, the surrogate womb, the male body, and, not insignificantly, the novel." Following the work of Davidson, we are seeking papers for a panel that will explore abnormal, unnatural, futuristic, or queer conceptions in all their modernist iterations. How else do modernist authors reconceptualize or resituate the trope of reproduction? How do modernists revise the classic model that makes writing into a kind of male childbirth?

MSA October 2012: Modernist Multilingualism

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 11:42am
Maria Kager, Rutgers Universty

Modernist Multilingualism

MSA Conference October 18-21 2012, Las Vegas, NV
Maria Kager, Rutgers University

Literary multilingualism has an ancient and continuous history, yet it experiences an indisputable climax in Modernist fiction. The multilingual explosion of Joyce's Finnegans Wake, the incessant back and forth between English and French of Beckett's writings, and the covert but constant presence of Yiddish and Hebrew in Kafka are but a few examples of multilingual occurrences in some of Modernism's most prominent authors.


Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 11:35am
7th Annual International Conference Language and Communication through Culture

The conference is dedicated to problems of Germanic and Romance languages, general linguistics, discourse linguistics, language pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, language style/register, translation theory, methodology of teaching foreign languages/ESL, general pedagogy, cross-cultural communication and interaction.

The official languages of the conference are Russian and English. Papers are accepted and published in the conference proceedings in either of these languages.

[UPDATE] "Gaming the System" - (10/25/12 conference; 5/1/12 deadline)

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 8:57am

"Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study"
For the first time in its 38 year history the SCLA is coming to Vegas, October 25-28, 2012 University of Nevada Las Vegas Convention Center

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Clarke
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science Texas Tech University
"Gaming the Trace Systems Theory for Comparative Literature"

Plenary Speaker: Eric Hayot
Professor of Comparative Literature Penn State University
"Cosmographies: A Theory of Represented Worldedness"

We welcome 250 word paper proposals or 500 word panel proposals on topics including:

[UPDATE] "Spectacle": 20th Annual Conf., English & American Lit. Association, Republic of China (Nov. 24, 2012; due Feb. 29)

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 8:21am
English and American Literature Association (EALA) of the Republic of China & English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University

With its etymological roots in the Latin spectare ("to view, to watch") and spectaculum ("a show"), spectacle indicates a vital, if problematic, point of access to reality, identity, and history. Broadly defined, a spectacle is something exhibited to elicit awe, amusement, nostalgia, curiosity, fear, distraction, or other responses from viewers, and thus mediates the relationships between members of society, moments in history and dimensions of self. When in 1904, Henry Adams suggested the continuity between Gothic cathedrals and world's fairs as both were media of "infinite energy," he exposed the diversity and unity of spectacles as cultural forms.