category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Alternative Culture Now: The Politics of Culture at the Present Conjuncture (April 8-10, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The International Alternative Culture Center
contact email: 
alternativeculturenow@gmail.com

Alternative Culture Now: The Politics of Culture at the Present Conjuncture
Conference and Event
Budapest, Hungary
April 8-10, 2010

Proposal Deadline: January 25, 2010

Disasters, Crises, and the Politics of Recreation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jjmaer@aol.com

Certain conditions have defined the beginning of the 21st century: imperialist war for control of the Middle East and Afghanistan, super exploitation of labor and global resources like the food crisis

“Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory” (12/20/09 due) Crossroads in Cultural Studies (June 17-21, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Chingling Wo/Sonoma State University, U.S. and Tsung-yi Huang/National Taiwan University, Taiwan
contact email: 
wochingling@hotmail.com

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[UPDATE] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jeannie8@u.washington.edu

The final deadline for paper and panel submissions has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Early bird registration ends Dec.

New World Francophonie: ACLA Panel, April 1-4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Monika Giacoppe, Rampao College/ American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
giacoppe@ramapo.edu

The ACLA’s annual meeting in New Orleans seems an ideal time to address the francophone literatures and cultures of the “New World,” too often considered only as an afterthought in comparative A

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
transversejournal@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)

[UPDATE] Dissident Citizenship: Queer Postcolonial Belonging June 10-11, 2010, University of Sussex, Brighton UK

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence, University of Sussex
contact email: 
s.a.meghani@sussex.ac.uk

The conference is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex.

Disability and the Enlightenment

full name / name of organization: 
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
dcodr@tulane.edu

Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of actin

The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

full name / name of organization: 
4th Annual International ACSA Conference, The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries
contact email: 
acsaconference2010@gmail.com

Imagination has more than often been conceived of as an art of forming mental images,particularly in relation to objects and phenomena not completely perceived in reality.

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Phil Heldrich, Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
pheldrich@sbcglobal.net

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

[Update] CFP: 31st Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Sally Sanchez
contact email: 
pcaacaswtx@sbcglobal.net

Update CFP: 31st Annual Conference (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

[UPDATE] A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context, February 5-7 2010 (Graduate Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University Department of English
contact email: 
mcgillconference2010@gmail.com

McGill Department of English Graduate Studies Conference:
A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context

5-7 February 2010, McGill University, Montreal

The Fictional North

full name / name of organization: 
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

The Fictional North: Call for Papers

The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,

Durrell and the City: Reconstructing the Urban Landscape, July 7-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Donald P. Kaczvinsky/International Lawrence Durrell Society
contact email: 
dkaczv@latech.edu

"Durrell and the City" will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Alexandria Quartet with a reassessment of the cities, especially Alexandria, that have been associated with Durre

Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference: Call for Abstracts - Early Consideration: Dec 15th, DUE Jan 30

full name / name of organization: 
The New School's Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
criticalthemes@gmail.com

10th Annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

[UPDATE] The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
contact email: 
abuckman@csus.edu

Special CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

"The End?": International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University 3/25-3/27

full name / name of organization: 
International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bl

"Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines," Glasgow, UK. CFP abstract submission deadline: 25 Nov 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow, UK
contact email: 
m5symposium@googlemail.com

Call for Papers: ’Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines‘
Symposium, 29 January 2010, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Literature and Culture in Conversation: the Exploration of Influence April 16-17 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Baylor University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
Kathleen_A_Miller@baylor.edu

The Baylor University English Graduate Department is inviting papers that encourage a dialogue on the convergence of literature and popular culture.

[REMINDER] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (proposals due by Nov. 13)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA
contact email: 
soumitree.gupta@gmail.com

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

ACLA Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2010

Film & History Area at the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, 10-13 February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA Annual Conference
contact email: 
c.laucht@liv.ac.uk

Film & History Area

Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Fachbereich Medien
Grenzstr. 3
24149 Kiel
Germany
Email: Until 31 August 2009: Email: tobias.hochscherf@northumbria.ac.uk

“TURNING POINTS”: SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION. 4TH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE. STANFORD COMP LIT. APRIL 30-MAY 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, DEPT. OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
contact email: 
shockandintrospection@gmail.com.

“TURNING POINTS”:
SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION

4th Annual Graduate Conference
Friday April 30 - Saturday May 1, 2010
Department of Comparative Literature
Stanford University

ImageNext: Visions Past and Future Conference March 26-27

full name / name of organization: 
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
contact email: 
visions@grove.ufl.edu

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2010 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "ImageNext: Visions Past and Future," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida on March 26 and 27.

"Thicker than Water?: The Family in Literature and Culture" (March 25-27, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 West Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, California Baptist University
contact email: 
cclwestregion@gmail.com

Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2010
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

CFP Charlie in the Heartland An International Charlie Chaplin Conference October 28-30, 2010 Deadline February 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa K. Stein
contact email: 
stein@ohio.edu

Call for Papers
Charlie in the Heartland
An International Charlie Chaplin Conference
October 28, 29, and 30, 2010
Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, OH USA

The Fictional North

full name / name of organization: 
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

The Fictional North: Call for Papers
The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,

CFP Fractured Images / Broken Words - 12 June 2010. Abstract deadline: 15 Feb 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University
contact email: 
conference@lancasterluminary.com

FRACTURED IMAGES / BROKEN WORDS

Multi-Disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
12th June 2010

[UPDATE] -- ACLA Panel: Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Rawal-Jindia, University of California, Riverside; Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
trawa001@ucr.edu; ryung001@ucr.edu

Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms
American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting
April 1-4, 2010
New Orleans, LA

Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The presence of a transnational community entails the recognition of a non-singular national identity, a paradigm understood, variously, as a shattered norm or a hybrid ideal.

Dissident Citizenship: Queer Postcolonial Belonging June 10-11, 2010, University of Sussex, Brighton UK

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex, Brighton UK
contact email: 
s.a.meghani@sussex.ac.uk

The theoretical conjunction between queer and postcolonial studies emerging over the past fifteen years has produced work on identities and political movements

‘On or about December 1910 human character changed’ Centenary reflections and contemporary debates: modernism and beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
snms@arts.gla.ac.uk

‘On or about December 1910 human character changed’
Centenary reflections and contemporary debates: modernism and beyond
10th-12th December 2010. University of Glasgow, U.K.

Call for Papers: THE NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters

full name / name of organization: 
THE NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY
contact email: 
L.Rhoads@neu.edu

The Editors of THE NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY invite submissions for their consideration.

Networking the Globe: Information Technologies and the Postcolonial

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Studies Association
contact email: 
brian.rock@stir.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE INAUGURAL POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE OF

THE POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Date: 21–22 May 2010

Venue: University of Stirling, Scotland

Keynote speakers: TBC

International George Moore Conference, March 25-27 2010

full name / name of organization: 
International George Moore Society
contact email: 
mjaime@ual.es

The Fourth International George Moore Conference in Almeria (Spain) 2010:
George Moore and ‘the discovery of human nature’

Genre Dynamics: Exchange and Transformation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mark A. Cantrell, Shepherd U; Chad J. Loewen-Schmidt, Shepherd U
contact email: 
MCANTREL@shepherd.edu, cloewens@shepherd.edu

As conceptual categories that both derive from and frame our understanding of particular works, genres are determined largely by what Ludwig Wittgenstein calls “family resemblances” rather than by

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