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INVITATION: Sensible Flesh: AIDS and the Body, King's College London

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 7:12am
Zoe Roth (King's College London), Fusako Innami (Oxford)

We're delighted to invite you to the third session of "Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century" in London, Monday 12th December at 18.00, Room S8.08, King's College London (Strand Campus). Followed by drinks and a discussion. This month our two speakers will be addressing different perspectives on the AIDS epidemic.

Fiona Johnstone (Birkbeck) – 'AIDS, art, and the "corporeal turn"'

Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:35am
Dr Kate Taylor-Jones and Dr Yan Ying. Bangor University WALES UK

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of 'cultural translation' in all its forms and constructs. As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and cultures the role of 'translation' becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Topics could include (although are not limited to) :

1. Adaption in literature, film and media

2. Interplay between East Asian nations

3. Construction of 'East Asia' as a theoretical/political/cultural concept

4. A focus on the interplay between 'East Asia' and the 'West'

5. Global Dissemination of East Asian Popular Culture.

Conference on Anthropology & Sustainability in Asia - Bangkok, Aug 31-Sept 2, 2012

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:03am
Asia Pacific Society for Anthropology and Holistic Sustainability

The 2012 Conference on Anthropology & Sustainability in Asia invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, doctoral students, and representatives from industry, as well as think tanks, non-profit / non-governmental organization professionals to submit proposals by April 1, 2012.

As the fields of anthropology and sustainability cross over into multiple areas and disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.

Under the theme of Anthropological Perspectives on Holistic Sustainability, CASA 2012 welcomes submissions from the following five areas:

Reviving and Revisioning Work: Examining Class

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:06pm
Second Annual University of Houston Graduate Literature Conference March 31, 2012

Between the recession, partisan rhetoric about class war, and the current Occupy movement, class has moved to the forefront of American political consciousness. Class is also something we can't avoid in the academy--whether we're talking about the relative place of men and women (Schell); WPAs, professors, and TAs (Bousquet, Scott); literature and composition (Miller); the university and the community (Mathieu); undergraduate students; or the literary canon and authors that we study. This is a kairotic moment to reexamine our assumptions about class and look more deeply at the class implications in our literature, our languages, our classrooms, and our communities.

"Pynchon on the Land," proposed ALA Conference panel, May 24-27, 2012

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:02pm
John Miller

This panel to be proposed for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012, will attempt to bring discussions of Pynchon "down to earth" by examining the role of the physical landscape, whether natural or man-made, in Thomas Pynchon's fiction. Topics might include the significance or significations of wandering, travelling, map-making, going under the ground, or flying over it; real estate development; feng shui; real, imaginary, and disappeared geographies; strange weather; hollow earths; borders of land and sea; geology; freeways; places of power; the power of place.

Proposals dealing with more than one work are particularly encouraged, though papers on single works are also welcome.

Theoretical Matter(s): New Materialisms and the Problems of Theory

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:17pm
Centre for Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario

Call For Papers: PROSTHESIS: A Journal of Theory & Criticism -- from the Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism at the University of Western Ontario

Theoretical Matter(s): New Materialisms and the Problems of Theory

CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 5:10pm
American Literature Association

The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2012 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 24-27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center. Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Nancy K. Gish ( Submissions must be received by January 16, 2012.

"Everyone Leads": Emerging Leaders Institute of BRIDGES for a Just Community, March 6-7, 2012, Cincinnati, OH

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:59pm
BRIDGES for a Just Community

Since 2006, BRIDGES for a Just Community has remapped the social landscape of greater Cincinnati by asking the question, "How do we find and cultivate the local, non-traditional, and informal leadership necessary to transform our schools, communities, and region a more equitable and just society?" The Emerging Leaders Institute of BRIDGES for a Just Community is an attempt to more fully answer that question. In keeping with the theme of transformative leadership – the belief that everyone leads –BRIDGES for a Just Community seeks proposals for individual and panel presentations that:

Shakespeare on Film and Television - April 11-14, 2012, Deadline EXTENDED to 12/22/11

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:52pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Shakespeare on Film and Television

The Shakespeare on Film and Television Area of the National Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association is calling for papers for its annual conference. This year the PCA/ACA will meet in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday April 11 through Saturday, April 14, 2012 (after Easter but before the Boston Marathon) at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116. For further information, contact the conference website

Opera and Religion. due 11-1-2012

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:15pm
_Religion and the Arts_

_Religion and the Arts_ , a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Boston College, is planning a special issue on Opera and Religion for its issue 17.2 (published in June, 2013). Articles on all aspects of Opera and all faith traditions will be considered. We prefer articles of between 4,000 and 9,000 words using parenthetical citation. Send complete articles to by October 1, 2012.

Papers on intersections between Italian and Chinese cinema

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:06pm
Flannery Wilson/UC Riverside

I am seeking contributors to a volume on intersections between Chinese contemporary cinema and Italy or vice versa. I am interested in historical and sociological approaches, but also theoretical. I am also interested in papers on contemporary mainland sixth generation filmmakers and/or the experience of Chinese directors or filmmakers living in Italy. Please email if interested in the project.

[Update] Calls for Papers: Mystery:Detective Fiction Area--Deadline Extended

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:44pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2011
Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at
Proposals are now being accepted for panels in the mystery/detective section area. Professionals, independent scholars, teachers, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit 200-250 word abstracts for individual presentations or 500 word proposals for panel presentations on subjects ranging from the classic detective/mystery to the marginalized, innovative, and/or speculative.
Possible areas include, but should not be limited to:

"Performing the Fantastic" - special issue (submission deadline 1 August 2012)

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:25pm
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA) is inviting contributions for a special issue on "Performing the Fantastic." Performance in this context encompasses any of the performing arts, broadly defined, such as theatre, music, dance, magic, and/or ritual. Articles between 5,000–9,000 words might address, but are by no means limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Sports Area of SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:17pm
Andrew Harrington, Sports Area Chair


Call for Papers

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA)
33rd Annual Conference
Celebrating "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

February 8 - 11, 2012
being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM