Eighteenth-century culture in England, Western Europe, and America is clearly characterized by the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment even though, just as clearly, Enlightenment spread only gradually and unevenly throughout the regions and cultural strata of the West.
The Marlowe Society of America solicits papers for its Seventh International Conference, to be held on June 24-28th, 2013, at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia.
Hosted by MSA President Paul Menzer, the conference will feature keynote presentations by Susan P. Cerasano (Colgate University) Laurie Maguire (Oxford University), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt University), and Garrett Sullivan (Penn State University). The professional productions by the American Shakespeare Center will complement special events, workshops, screenings, and productions designed specially for conference attendees.
Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction
Film, television, theatre and video game adaptations of literary and other texts are an expanding area of study for undergraduate and postgraduate students, across literature, film, performance, media, cultural and communications studies programs. While there are an increasing number of theoretical perspectives being published in the field, there is less awareness of what teaching adaptations involves at disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study. Sometimes approaches to adaptations are taught within a broader unit structure in which the status of text as adaptation is given little attention.
Call for Papers: Issue 2.1
NEW Deadline extension: 20 April 2012
Special Theme: Evaluation, Critique, Prizes, and Peer Review
What are the best and newest methods for creating, evaluating, and disseminating scholarly and creative work? This question motivates the next issue of NANO. As digital formats help to foster new ways to share and critique written and artistic work, as more people try to squeeze through the narrowing bottleneck of publishing, approval, and jobs, something has to give, or at least change.
Four guiding questions:
In the Footsteps of Katherine Mansfield
Crans-Montana, Switzerland - 22-23 September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 30 May 2012
Hosted by the British Residents Association and the English Department of the University of Geneva, together with the Katherine Mansfield Society
To be introduced by the New Zealand Ambassador
Keynote Speakers: Witi Ihimaera, Angela Smith, Gerri Kimber
I have received wonderful proposals so far, but I still need a few more to complete my first screening. Below please find my original CFP:
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection), 05-01-2012
full name / name of organization:
Catalina Florina Florescu, Hudson County CC/Metropolitan College
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)
Editor: Catalina Florina Florescu, PhD
From its earliest conceptualization as a place on the frontier to its current obsession with national borders, America has existed as a space to be conquered, occupied, fought over, or held. That concept of America as space has also coexisted with an America fraught with anxiety over race. This panel examines the way in which American space and American race inform each other in American literature.
Papers must be submitted through the PAMLA website, www.pamla.org.
Here are a few other useful hints:
CFP: Childhood and Its Discontents / Deadline 18 June 2012
ESC: English Studies in Canada invites submissions for a Special Issue on "Childhood and Its Discontents," guest edited by Nat Hurley.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Popular Culture Association in the South and the American Culture Association in the South meet every year to present and discuss ideas about popular culture and American. Here is a sampling of topic areas at last year's meeting: the graphic novel, health "perils," Poe and Twain, gumshoes and detective novels, ridicule and satire, film and memory, punk, hip-hop and blues, utopian thinking, sexual prescriptions and taboos,women and YouTube, cult films, theorizing Sci-Fi films, advertising, Tiger Woods, vampires, zombies, and cooking. We also encourage individual submissions and panels of creative writing.
According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population. Constituted of several ethnicities and races, they are frequently lumped under one monolithic umbrella with their individual ethnicities reduced to catch-all terms of "Asian" or "Chinese" or "Indian." Yet, in spite of the many stereotypes attached to them, Asian American children and adolescents are constructing unique identities within the intersections of several communities and making their presence felt within American public spaces.
CLASH Conference (Cultural, Literary and Social Hybridity)
Postgraduate International Conference: "Worlds colide – connections/divisions /dialogues between cultures" 7th-8th December 2012.
The first decade of the twenty-first century, being already over, has proved stimulating for the development of cultural studies. Due to its growing popularity among researchers, this interdisciplinary project will investigate humanities through the perspective of current cultural theories. The conference also seeks to consider and promote the newest perspectives on literature and culture as well as it will try to find areas common for different cultures as reflected in their works or those which make a given society's experience exceptional.
There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is also consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are actively looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held October 26-27th [we are hosting the conference in October to help break up the conference jam that happens over Winter and Spring recess].
Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012
A one day conference at Newman University College, Birmingham
Thurs 28th June 2012
Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton