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: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sa/artsub/english/engresearch/fcmap/c...
Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University
Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole. Authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, among many others, consider historical or imagined catastrophes that usher in new sensibilities, while simultaneously shattering connections to the past. Traditionally, apocalypse narratives attempt to assert order and coherence where none previously existed. Does apocalypse literature still presume control over disaster? What has apocalypse literature come to signify in the U.S.? What does apocalypse literature offer? How have imagined or real endings come to be portrayed in American literature?
The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) invites proposals for presentations at two regional symposia in 2011: for "The Embodied Goddess," March 12-13 in Philadelphia, PA, including aspects of gender and sexuality; body wisdom; maternity, menstruation and other women's mysteries; Asian women's traditions; and other folk traditions; and for Art and Inspired Scholarship," May 19 in Madison, WI, including discussions of art and living cultures; fiber/textile work and women's traditions; art and oracle; and generation of knowledge. Papers and workshops related to those topics will be given priority, but general topics are also welcome.
The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies programs at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore "EMERGENCE/IES" from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, popular culture, theory and cultural studies.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.(www.swtxpca.org). Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.
The University of Arizona New Directions in Critical Theory Conference
"Singularity: Transdisciplinary Explorations in Language, Culture, and Theory"
The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ). April 29-30, 2011.
Keynote Speaker: Vincent B. Leitch, General Editor of the Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism
Subject to Change: Contemporary Indian Women's Writing.
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Call for Papers:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School
Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University
March 19-20, 2011