This spring's ACLA conference will be at Brown University from March 29th to April 1st.
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring Midwestern literary naturalism for a panel at the SSML's 42nd Annual Symposium, held on May 10-12, 2012 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
We welcome papers examining naturalism that is located in the Midwest or written by Midwestern authors. We are interested in addressing a wide swath of Midwestern literary naturalism and therefore welcome proposals that consider turn-of-the-century novels and stories, mid-twentieth century proletarian naturalism, or later naturalist-inflected texts. This panel will be especially interested in papers establishing, investigating, or denying a regionalized version of literary naturalism.
Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces
Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.
The Scientific & Educational Centre for Classical Studies at Yaroslavl State University (Russia) resumes acceptance of papers for the web-conference «Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation» which is currently conducted on the Centre's website (http://antik-yar.ru/events-2/ancient-civilization-political-institutions...). The format of the event is a forum-like discussion of presented papers. All professors, PhD students and qualified scholars in Classical Studies are invited to participate.
Call for Papers: Television
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations' 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Abstract or Panel Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Hotel Phone: 1-505-842-1234
The Medieval and Renaissance Teaching Conference invites your participation in its second bi-annual meeting from March 16-17 in Dandridge, TN. Come join us in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, in the midst of the beautiful spring flowers!
Submissions of abstracts are welcome in any discipline involved in the teaching of the Middle Ages or Renaissance. In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, we are especially interested in papers dealing with the teaching of Saints and/or sinners! Any proposals on the topic are welcome, but papers with a pedagogical focus will be given preference.
Papers should be limited to no more than 20 minutes (roughly eight double-spaced pages).
CFP: Mechademia 8. Tezuka Osamu: Manga Life
We seek submissions for the eighth volume of Mechademia, an annual, peer-reviewed forum for critical work on Japanese manga, anime, and related arts. The theme of volume 8 is "Manga Life: Tezuka..."
Tezuka Osamu is one of Japan's most renowned anime and manga creators, often regarded as an origin figure in Japanese popular culture. Published in conjunction with a major exhibit of Tezuka's Work to be held at the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis Minnesota in 2013, Mechademia 8 will attempt to provide some new perspectives on Tezuka—including his context and his legacy--through the broad rubric of "Manga Life." We imagine this theme to encompass:
This is a call for papers for a panel on "Politics of Literary Storytelling" for the conference on "Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative" that will take place in May 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic. Our panel will explore storytelling across genres of Postmodern fiction, involving plays, short stories, and novels, seeking to answer some of the following questions: Do stories of individual experience have a better capacity to effect social change when they are related through multiple or fragmented narrators? The Postmodern exercise seems to focus on this type of storytelling, but does it actually have any political potential, and if so, how?
CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS: MARXISM AND NEW MEDIA
http://literature.duke.edu/conference2012 (note new URL)
DUKE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM IN LITERATURE (DURHAM, NC)
JANUARY 20 & 21, 2012
KEYNOTES: ALEX GALLOWAY (NYU) and RICARDO DOMINGUEZ (UCSD)
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: OCTOBER 30, 2011
The lines quoted in the title of the conference from W.B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium," which are recalled by one of the characters in Marina Warner's novel In a Dark Wood, bring to light the theme of this year's Literature in English Symposium: Travelling in space and time.
The idea of a journey is inherently connected with changing places and movement, but, through reading, we can traverse space and time, continents and cultures, whilst remaining static.
The theme for the London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar in the Spring term 2012 will be Orality and Literacy, marking the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of Walter Ong's influential book. Over three days in January, February, and March, speakers will explore a range of issues relating to the interactions between voice and text in the Anglo-American long nineteenth century: philology and acoustic nostalgia, melody and poetic form, laughter, and more.
We are soliciting 20-minute papers on the Seminar theme to form a panel discussion on the extended final day of the Seminar programme, Saturday 17 March 2012.
Please send 300-word proposals to the convenors, James Emmott (Birkbeck) and Tom F. Wright (UEA)
The 8th eLearning and Software for Education Conference - eLSE 2012 is organized by the Romanian Advanced Distributed Learning Association and will be held in Bucharest, in April 26th - 27th 2012.
The purpose of the annual international scientific conference on "eLearning and software for education" is to enable the academia, research entities and corporate to boost the potential of the technology enhanced learning environments, by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes, business case and technical achievements.
The central theme of this forthcoming event focuses on "Leveraging technology for learning".
Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies
SWTX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference celebrating
"Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 8 - 11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Proposal submission location: http://conference2012.swtxpca.org
The Boston University School of Theology Doctoral Student Association invites submissions to a graduate student conference titled "The End of the World as We Know It? Religious Scholarship on Apocalyptic Themes." The conference will be held the weekend of March 23, 2012 at Boston University. The keynote speaker will be Professor John Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School.
CFP: The Archive
The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive
From material to immaterial, the archive serves as an interface between past and future knowledge. In this relationship, the archive is both a method and a space of theory and politics. As the production and exchange of information continue to expand at exponential rates, understanding the role of the archive in the storage, accessibility, and legacy of this information becomes increasingly necessary. Already this call has joined the digital archives of inboxes, servers, and hard drives, underscoring the prevalence of archives in everyday life. The study of the production of knowledge necessitates an interrogation of the contemporary state of the archive.