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Call for Papers (Abstracts due Dec 23, 2010), Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:36pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities.

Conference: March 11, 2011 at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan

Abstracts are due by December 23, 2010. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website:

Section Leader/Chair: Ben Bennett-Carpenter, Oakland University (Michigan) | 248 854 8340 |

UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:12pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline. This year's theme is North and South: Constructing and/or Crossing the Cultural, Geo-Political or Metaphorical Divide.

There have been lots of new updates and plans made for this year's conference, including: keynote speakers Dr. Gerald Graft and Dr. Cathy Birkenstein, a night at the renowned music venue the Blue Moon Saloon included in your registration, an authentic cajun dinner at Randol's, and, of course, special guest Speaker Sandra Cisneros, author of "The House on Mango Street".

Ordo: 8th annual symposium of the IMS-Paris (proposals due 15 January 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 4:13pm
International Medieval Society - Paris

8th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society - Paris

Dates: 30 June – 2 July 2011
Location: Paris, France
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2011

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2011 Symposium organized around the theme of ordo in medieval France.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolitan Memory and Travelling Trauma -- ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 12)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:41pm
Terri Tomsky, University of Alberta; Jennifer Bowering Delisle, McMaster University

When a collective memory of trauma transcends its directly affected community to be taken up by others, it can be said to be "cosmopolitan" (Levy and Sznaider) or "multidirectional" (Rothberg). The concept of a travelling or a genuinely "cosmopolitan" memory is compelling. Indeed, how a memory of trauma travels across cultures, and develops in time as a shared or borrowed memory is a topic that necessitates further discussion. Like Edward Said's notion of "travelling theory," the transition of a memory from a specific context into a new setting or across a transnational space has significant theoretical and pragmatic consequences.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:28pm
Rekha Menon/ PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture


Call For Proposals

The 2011 National PCA/ACA and the Southwest/Texas Conference will be held at the Marriott Riverwalk & Rivercenter Hotels, San Antonio, Texas April 20 to 23.

Deadline for Proposal submissions is 15 December.

Indian Culture, Art & Media – Area of the PCA/ACA conference provides a scholarly forum, an important site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange to share and disseminate research about "Indian Culture, Art & Media." Broadly defined, the area includes all forms and styles of art, media (visual art, dance, music and film) from all times and geographic locations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics, and culture

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 1:17pm
Amanda Wicks, Department of English at Louisiana State 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 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?

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:29am
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

The 18th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester
March 24th & 25th, 2011
Keynote Speaker:
*Laura Kipnis*
Professor of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

Territorial minorities and Migrant minorities in the European Union 31 January 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 2:46am
Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong


La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Question
Published by Luigi Pellegrini Editore, Cosenza (Italy)
ISSN: 2037-6049

Issue 2: Minoranze sul territorio e minoranze di immigrati nell'Unione Europea / Territorial minorities and Migrant minorities in the European Union

This second issue of La Questione Meridionale proposes to analyse and compare the long established linguistic territorial groups that became minorities following the formation of the modern Nation States with the recent minorities that are the product of recent migrations, in their respective social, political and cultural situations within the state(s).