This panel invites proposals for interdisciplinary papers focusing on the re-examination of the Baroque Aesthetics. The renewed interest in the 'emblemistica' and renovated interpretation of metaphor, along with the new sensibility inspired by the scientific discoveries of the 17th century, contributed to the development and re-thinking of the concepts of 'immagine' and 'forma' that have been at the center of a lively debate ever since. The complex nature of the Baroque lends itself to a multifaceted approach in the fields of Literature, Philosophy, Art History and Literary Criticism.
Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.
In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltl.umassd.edu/blog.
We have featured essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.
The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming and culture for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels in San Antonio, Texas. The conference runs from 20 to 23 April, 2011.
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
CALL FOR PAPERS
Joint Conference of the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations at the Marriott Rivercenter Conference Hotel on
April 20-23, 2011
in San Antonio, Texas
The area chair for Horror of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, or general culture.
If you are interested in being a presenter, please send a detailed abstract (300-400 words) for a paper of 18 to 20 minutes reading time via e-mail. Please provide contact information, such as name, mailing address, phone number, and especially e-mail address.
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Panel Title—Thinking Backward: Reframing Lesbian Representation on Bad Girls
CFP: PCA 2011--San Antonio, TX. April 20-23, 2011
We're soliciting proposals for the Romance Area for the Popular Culture Association conference. This year it's in San Antonio, TX. As always, it's the Wednesday-Saturday of Easter/Passover weekend, April 20-23, 2011.
PCA is an amazing conference to go to to experience the community of Popular Romance Studies. It's a VERY inviting conference for new scholars, and for interested non-scholars. We've had undergraduates and brand new graduate students very successfully present papers at PCA. We're welcoming, friendly, fun, a little bawdy, and very very interesting.
The body remains a preeminent place of reading in feminist theory, past and present. But, we wish to complete a feminist examination of those areas of research that speak of movements beyond the physical body. This project seeks papers that examine feminist literary characters that negotiate multiple borders and identities. What borders exist to be transgressed? What are the consequences (mental, physical, social) of transgressing these borders? What is specifically feminist in the act of crossing a border, any border that exists?
We are looking to put together 10-12 essays (which we will edit, introduce, and conclude) with the following sub-categories:
Call for Papers for the second issue of Limit(e) Beckett :
Cliché in the work of Samuel Beckett: stimulus or obstacle?
Je connais ces petites phrases qui n'ont l'air de rien
et qui, une fois admises, peuvent vous empester toute une langue.
Bouche comme cousue fil blanc invisible
Cliché itself, the degenerative metaphor of everyday language, is, Beckett recognizes, expressive of fundamental desires, fears and truths
Elizabeth Barry, Beckett and Authority: The Use of Cliche
Food and the Arts
The panel of Food and the Arts welcomes submissions of descriptions of food and meals that are illustrative of misfortune, economic decline, and natural or unnatural catastrophes. Discussion may be based on literature, painting, and film.
Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/
Although much has been written about the later personal politicization of a modernist such as Ezra Pound, critics have inadequately addressed the relationship between Anglo-American literary modernism and politics through an over-emphasis on the apolitical formal innovations of the movement: for instance, imagism in poetry or the stream-of-consciousness in fiction. Equally de-emphasized in critical discourse is the relationship between western literary modernism and non-western literary modernities, a relationship that invites exploration particularly due to the claims of cosmopolitanism made by the former. Although born in a Euro-centric context, western modernism had a far-reaching impact on contemporaneous Asian writers, for example.