Featured events include
- Introductory remarks by Ronald Corthell, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Purdue-Calumet; 1989-2011 Editor, Prose Studies
- Keynote by Scott Stevens, Director, D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Chicago Newberry Library
- Performances of the Book of Ecclesiastes and the Book of Mark
Featured events include
4th Global Conference
Music Metal and Politics: Heavy Metal Generations
Sunday 6th November – Tuesday 8th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic
Corporate Cultures: Contemporary Economies of Cultural Performance
Conveners: Eero Laine, Carly Griffin Smith, Peter Zazzali
Corporate interest in the cultural marketplace has created a complex network of distribution and consumption in the global economy. This has become increasingly apparent in the fields of theatre and performance; from the Disneyfication of Broadway, to political rallies sponsored by media companies, to performances of individuality on social networking sites, live and mediatized corporate cultural performances are expanding the field of cultural production to accommodate increasingly diverse interests.
3rd Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power
Thursday 3rd November – Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes place in the schoolyard; the board room; the corridors of academe; a detention centre for alleged terrorists; a government office, or cyber space; and whether it involves insult, physical assault or manipulation of the environment with the intention of making another person's life intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power. Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or indirectly.
This panel invites papers that explore the role of one or more of the five senses either as themes in the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, or as features in dramatic performance. Topics may include, but are not limited to, histories/theories of sensation; representations of the senses and early modern phenomenology; sensory mediation between actors and audience; visual and other sensory "cultures"; the senses and affect; the senses and the body politic; sensory hierarchies and gender, class, racial or ethnic difference. Consideration of the "internal" senses (e.g., memory, reason, imagination) as well as the "external" senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are welcome.
World Cinema Now
Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory, Second Biannual Conference
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
September 27–29, 2011
Teacher-Scholar explores the history, present circumstances, and possible future of America's hardest working but least studied institutions of higher learning—Regional State Universities or, to use a more recent and revealing title, State Comprehensive Universities (SCUs). With heavy teaching loads and extensive service obligations for faculty and seemingly endless responsibilities for administrators, SCUs are the invisible workhorses of higher education and, in many ways, America's "institutions of the future." Serious study of such institutions is long overdue. How does their story modify the dominant understanding of higher-education history, which is based on more prestigious institutions? What are the benefits of working at an SCU?
We invite paper and panel proposals for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's Off-Year Symposium, "Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North," to be held June 14-17 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Proposals related to the field of literature and environment broadly, or to the symposium theme specifically, should include a 250-word abstract, paper title, your name, and affiliation. Proposals for pre-organized panels are also welcome. Submit proposals to Sarah Jaquette Ray (email@example.com) and Kevin Maier (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 5, 2011.
Women's Studies as a discipline acknowledges the interdisciplinary approaches to discussing issues that affect women. The Women's Studies section of MAPACA seeks papers, panels and roundtables that investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture.
"Dance as Intervention: (Re)inscribing the Body Through Movement" foregrounds how mixed- and dis-ability dance is a vehicle to examine theories of embodiment through the lens of critical disability theory.
[UPDATE] ***Extended Deadline
Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"
Anna Gibbs writes: "Contagion is everywhere in the contemporary world. It leaps from body to body, sweeping through mediatized populations at the speed of a bushfire…. Consumer economies actually rely on contagion for everyday functioning, connecting people, money, goods, resources, ideas, and beliefs in global flows of communication and exchange in ways that fundamentally alter relations in the process."
Proposals are invited for papers addressing the topic of memory or memorial (broadly defined as anything designed to evoke remembrance) in Old English literature. From inscriptions on monuments to descriptions of heirlooms, from heroic poetry to hagiography, the papers should address some aspect of the theme of memory or objects that evoke memories. Please submit proposals of 250–300 words to Rhonda L. McDaniel at email@example.com by June 30, 2011.
Call For Papers
Ninth Native American Symposium and Film Festival:
"Where No One Else Has Gone Before"
Keynote Speaker Henrietta Mann
"Paranoiac Knowledge and Literary Sub-Genres in the Writing of Thomas Pynchon"
Panel to Be Held at the American Literature Association Symposium, "Mysterious America: Crime Fiction
in American Culture," Savannah, Georgia, September 22 – 24, 2011 (see ALA website at http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/ for additional information about the symposium).