This panel will explore how moving images and the written word became interwoven as the cinema of attractions transformed into a medium capable of challenging the novel's dominance of narrative. How did literature respond to the new modes of presentation that cinema offered? How did cinema accept and/or reject literary conventions? Papers for this panel could consider (but are not limited to) topics such as cinematic adaptation, writing cinematically, writing about cinema, poetry and cinema, literary conventions in cinema, authors as early screenwriters, literature and silent cinema, and early Hollywood novels.
5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011
Panel and individual paper proposals are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.
250-350 word abstracts/proposals for individual papers or
3-4 paper panels are due April 17, 2011. Direct abstracts and proposals to Cheryl Edelson email@example.com
Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012! The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings. Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conferences, the association continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue.
Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2011 is five-day event taking place from August 22 to 26 in a secluded Palmse manor in North Estonia. The first day of the event (August 22) will be one-day Conference on the historical secondary modelling systems approach of the Kääriku Summer Schools, with the roundtable by Boris Uspenski, Vjacheslav V. Ivanov, and others. It will be followed by four-day summer school on the contemporary problems of semiotic modelling, with world leading semioticians present (among them Edna Andrews, Paul Cobley, Marcel Danesi, Floyd Merrell, Winfried Noeth, Goran Sonesson, Frederik Stjernfelt, et al.), together with the current Tartu group.
Failure, although an important part of American cultural mythology, has not been recognized in American theory. While the American Dream has been worshiped, failure is associated with shame and personal fiascos even though it permeates all the social, political, and cultural strata of the U.S. Proposals on 20th and 21st century literature, up to 250 words, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
Dr. Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
Department of English
Pennsylvania State University
Special topic: Reconsidering Artificial Intelligence
After Watson the computer crushed its human opponents during a three-day ratings bonanza this February, the questions previously raised by Kasparov vs. Deep Blue and checkers vs. Chinook (as well as by the Turing test over half a century ago) have once again come to the forefront of public debate: are machines on the verge of taking over? What does it mean to be human (or posthuman) at the interface with AI? How do new AI mediations of the human redefine the relationships between personhood, technics, temporality, and culture?
We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements. Particular interest: Wong's place in Asian/Latino/African-American/Hip-Hop/Queer Studies. 300 word abstract; 1-page CV by 10 March 2011; Shante Smalls (email@example.com) and Roy Pérez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Constructions of the Future: Life Beyond Disciplines
An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Heidelberg (Germany), 14-16 July 2011
New Deadline for paper proposals: 1 May 2011
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Douglas Kellner, Jean-Michel Rabaté, R.L.Rutsky, Timothy Lenoir
'It's life, but not as we know it.'
As an object for interdisciplinary study and speculation, Mars has long exerted a fascinating hold on the imaginations of astronomers, writers, and cultural critics of all political stripes and ideological orientations.
Jadaliyya Ezine is launching an expanded Reviews section. We want this to be a place for commentary, debates, and exchanges on books, films, videos, art, theater, music, new media, conferences, protests, and events. Keep watching www.jadaliyya.com for updates in the weeks ahead. Please send reviews, queries, proposals, and suggestions to the Reviews Editor at email@example.com
As part of this expansion, we're looking for submissions for the Reviews section:
250 - 500 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature (content selection and/or methodology) for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011.
The deadline has been extended past the March 1, 2011 submission date - please submit to me directly as soon as possible.
Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention
CALL FOR WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS
NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:
Susan B. Anthony Studies
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Women's Studies & Authors
Description: Papers exploring dreaming, altered, dissociative, and other states of consciousness in literature from perspectives including (but not limited to) psychological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, and philosophy of mind.
Submission requirements: 300-word abstract
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2011
Contact person information: Isabel Jaén Portillo firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote speakers: Professors Kim Knott (University of Leeds); Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmith's University); Neil L. Whitehead (University of Wisconsin)
WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly essays Micro-Identities.