Keynote speaker: Ann Marie Rasmussen, Duke University
On the 8-9 April 2011, Brunel University will hold the 'New Cultures of Ageing Conference', an interdisciplinary event focusing on representations of ageing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Keynote speakers include Fay Weldon and Will Self. For more information about the conference, please visit:
Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism
National Conference of the Popular & American Culture Association
April 20-23, 2011 • San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
This book is a two volume series of essays telling stories of the ways in which music has propelled resistance and revolutionary movements in the United States and around the world from the gospel music of slavery in the antebellum South to anti-apartheid freedom songs in South Africa.
The two-volume series will illustrate a consistent pattern of musical influence on political resistance movements by providing accounts describing a vast array of musical styles from diverse parts of the world. One volume will cover movements in the U.S. and the other will have an international focus. The purpose of this series is to encompass a wide perspective on the role of music in political activism.
Call for Papers
UCA's Fifth Annual
English Graduate Conference on Literature
Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Performance
April 14-15, 2011
University of Central Arkansas
When Ben Jonson wrote that William Shakespeare was "not of an age, but for all time," he could not have realized the full impact of his words. Nearly 400 years after his death, the bard still mesmerizes us. We invite papers on any aspect of Shakespearean studies.
Though the conference theme centers on Shakespeare, we also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.
Keynote speakers: José E. Muñoz and Ernesto Quiñonez
Much attention has been given in recent years to the book as a material, historical object and its possible technological obsolescence in the era of digitization. Such reflections have tended to concentrate on the production and cultural circulation of books, their significance and their power to shape knowledge and subjectivities. But there is another aspect to our interactions with the book which remains relatively unexplored: the history of book destruction. In certain circumstances books are treated not with reverence but instead with violence or disregard. This conference invites reflections on this alternative history of the book, and we welcome papers from a range of historical periods and disciplinary backgrounds.
The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.
*EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION DEADLINE*
Australian Association for Caribbean Studies
International Biennial Conference
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
16-18th February, 2011
The ninth biennial conference of the Australian Association for Caribbean Studies (AACS) will be held in Newcastle, 16-18th February 2011.
The theme for the conference is:
Caribbean Narratives of Race, Place and Migration
Professor Karen Fog Olwig, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Helen Tiffin, Formerly Professor of Literature at the University of Tasmania
*Paper proposals that do not fit the conference theme are welcome*