category: general announcements

[UPDATE] PULP STUDIES AREA: EXTENDED DEADLINE DEC. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Coference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 8 – 11, 2012
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

Call for Proposals

The Evolving Hero: Representations of the Heroic in Pulp Fiction

Hyatt Regency Hotel &
Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM

SW/TX PCA/ACA 2012

“’The Plains’ as a Unique Place in Literature”; MAASA Conference; Tulsa, OK; April 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Brooks / Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow
contact email: 
brooks01@nsuok.edu

Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County depicts an Oklahoma family dealing with the hardships of death, discord, substance abuse, and other problems while confined by

EXTENDED DEADLINE! CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/11; 2/8-11/12)

full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX PCA/ACA
contact email: 
srees@usao.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE! CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/11; 2/8-11/12)

ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE 1-2 Sep 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts
contact email: 
environmental.utterance@gmail.com

University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts

invites you to

“ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE”
1st-2nd September 2012

Deadline for proposals: 31st March 2012

4th Global Conference: Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
saf4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

Friday 21st September 2012 – Sunday 23rd September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

CFP - International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
cfp@cscjournals.org

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (I

7th Global Conference: The Erotic (September 2012: Oxford , United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
er7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference
The Erotic

Tuesday 11th September – Thursday 13th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature at SW/TX PCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Critical Themes in Media Studies--CFP deadline Jan. 15, 2012

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

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conferenc

Conference on the theme, "Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World."

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University
contact email: 
bmbaye@kent.edu

… DEADLINE EXTENDED...
CALL FOR PAPERS
PAN AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
Presents

“Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World”

First Fictions / University of Sussex / January 20-22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
martin@martineve.com

The First Fictions launch weekend, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of January, 2012, brings together established authors and academics in order to debate notions of “firstness”, across severa

6th Global Conference: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mcb6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

Sunday 16th September 2012 – Wednesday 19th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

3rd Global Conference: Space and Place (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sp3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Space and Place

Monday 3rd September – Thursday 6th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

Justice Framed: Law in Comics and Graphic Novels (Abstract Due Feb. 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Law Text Culture (Volume 16)
contact email: 
comicsandlaw@gmail.com

“I love you, but why must you love the law? ‘Tis plain for all to see that she's a whore...that virtuous persons have no need to woo; that villains screw, then studiously ignore.”

CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies (UPDATE)

full name / name of organization: 
33rd Annual SWTX PCA/ACA Conference
contact email: 
lsally@mcny.edu

February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://swtxpca.org
Conference Theme, “Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Keynote Speakers
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Rhetoric and Composition] April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

The Rhetoric and Composition section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore the intersections between the metaphor of the marketplace, writing, writing centers, and pedagogy.

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Branches of Linguistics] April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

We invite papers from any area of theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, or their applications.

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Film Studies] April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

The film studies section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore film as representative of social and/or historical contexts, especially relating to the various ways in which film can serv

Bondage and Power : 15 January 2012 (journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Bondage and Power

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Literature] April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
contact email: 
EGAD.TAMUC@gmail.com

Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce.

POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS

full name / name of organization: 
CALLALOO
contact email: 
soursop@tamu.edu

CALLALOO CALL FOR PAPERS

POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS: RISKING THE MOMENT
Ed. Shona N. Jackson and Mikko Tuhkanen

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh (Old Dominion University)
contact email: 
droh@odu.edu

We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or disavowing relationships between technology and Asian subjects. From Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu in the early twentieth-century to William Gibson’s late twentieth-century cyber adventures, figurations of Asian people and landscapes have been uncannily linked to societal desires and fears in speculative discourses of science and technology. Fu Manchu, for instance, embody the onset of American techno-Orientalist anxieties through his occult-like ability to co-opt Western knowledge, while Gibson’s Asian landscapes and ninja bodyguards play upon late-capitalist fears of faceless, mechanical, de-individuated Japanese sarariman (Salarymen) who threaten American economic dominance. This volume aims to establish techno-Orientalism as a crucial and compelling cross-genre critical field, and to provide critical insight into the problematically persistent trope of the technologized Asian in science fiction literature, film, and new media.

6th Global Conference,Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fht6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

1st Global Conference: Reframing Punishment (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
punish@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Reframing Punishment

Monday 3rd September – Wednesday 5th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Thought and Literary Form March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
mpayne@uchicago.edu

THOUGHT AND LITERARY FORM
Moderator: Mark Payne, University of Chicago
Timothy Morton, University of California, Davis
Oren Izenberg, University of Illinois-Chicago

Lincoln and Nineteenth Century American Culture March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
john.briggs@ucr.edu

LINCOLN AND NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
Moderator: John Channing Briggs, University of California, Riverside
Harry Jaffa, Claremont Institute

[UPDATE] Literature of Culture of the Stalin Era March 9-11 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
scassedy.ucsd.edu

LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE STALIN ERA
Moderator: Steven Cassedy, University of California, San Diego
Conor Klamann, Northwestern University
Anna Razumnaya, Boston University

Literature and Culture of the Stalin Era

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
contact email: 
scassedy.ucsd.edu

LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE STALIN ERA
Moderator: Steven Cassedy, University of California, San Diego
Conor Klamann, Northwestern University
Anna Razumnaya, Boston University

Impasse (January 3, 2012, UC Irvine Comparative Literature, March 2, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Ku
contact email: 
kur@uci.edu

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, invite submissions for its annual conference:

Impasse

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences (April 13-14, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago Department of Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
cinematicdiasporas@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

(Please circulate widely)

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

HISTORICAL FUTURES: new directions in early modern historicism

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group
contact email: 
mplunkett@gc.cuny.edu

HISTORICAL FUTURES

17 February 2012 in New York City

English Seventeenth-Century Literature; RMMLA, Boulder, CO, October 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Clay Daniel; Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
clayldaniel@live.com; daniel@panam.edu

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain

[UPDATE] What Happens Now? Interdisciplinarity for the Future

full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
themigc@gmail.com

On February 24-25 2012, graduate students from across academic disciplines will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to query, “What happens now?”

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