category: interdisciplinary

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bruhm
contact email: 
sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form.

Science Imagined | Literature Realized: Truth and Fiction in Canada (ACCUTE Conf., Fredericton May 28-31 - deadline Nov 15/10 )

full name / name of organization: 
Marc Andre Fortin / Queen's University
contact email: 
marc.fortin@queensu.ca

From the botanical studies of Catharine Parr Trail, and the faith-related empiricism of Christophe Regnault, to the literary imaginings of evolution, meteorology, palaeontology, chemistry, and biolog

Proposals in HORROR Scholarship @ the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
brockservaisrl@longwood.edu

Zombies in love….Clowns in the sewer…..Cloven hoofs wobbling in cowboy boots….

When does the sublime become the absurd? The horrific, the laughable?

[UPDATE] In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition, Jan. 28 Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver
contact email: 
wades@rowan.edu or weavere@stjohns.edu

Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition -- Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver
contact email: 
wades@rowan.edu or weavere@stjohns.edu

Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historic

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
modlangconference2011@gmail.com

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.

Maghrebi Writing and the Unfungibles of World Literature(s) (Vancouver ACLA March 31-April3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
info@acla.org

This seminar examines how writing from the Maghreb intersects with word literature(s) and how language becomes a function of world literary value.

Political Dreams and Nightmares in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee-University of Chicago
contact email: 
politicalnightmares@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones: Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Princeton University

Empire on Its Ear; deadline 11/12/2010; conference 3/31-4/3 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association 2011 Annual Conference
contact email: 
cbushne@clemson.edu

Accepted Seminar: “Empire on its Ear”

The Second Spanish Republic, 80 years later - April 22-23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado-Boulder
contact email: 
republic80after@gmail.com

THE SECOND SPANISH REPUBLIC 80 YEARS LATER.

Confirmed speakers include Enric Bou, Sebastiaan Faber, and Stanley Payne.

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

Beyond Walls: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Anguilla Conference 4/28-29/2011

full name / name of organization: 
U of West Indies, Open Campus Anguilla
contact email: 
anguilla@open.uwi.edu

A Multi-disciplinary Conference focusing on issues of relevance to Anguilla

April 28-29, 2011

Submissions should include:

Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

As Donna Haraway puts it, “when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?” How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

Gender and States of Emergency, April 22, 2011; January 7, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University
contact email: 
genderstates@gmail.com

Symposium: Gender and States of Emergency
Department of Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University
April 22, 2011

CFP: 'Nabokov and Morality' Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Rodgers
contact email: 
m.rodgers@strath.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Two-day Symposium

'Nabokov and Morality’

University of Strathclyde, 5th & 6th May 2011

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

The writing of Rose Macaulay, in her historical and cultural context 23 September, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, University of London
contact email: 
kate.macdonald@ugent.be

This symposium offers an opportunity to focus the mind on Rose Macaulay’s writing in her life, and to consider her work in its cultural context.

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group: Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group
contact email: 
staylorellis@ucla.edu

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music T

CFP: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Appropriation in World Drama/Theatre (Deadline Nov 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3
contact email: 
kwon.103@osu.edu

Call for Paper Proposals:
Seminar: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Appropriation in World Drama/Theatre

Two Languages in One (ACLA; Vancouver 31 Mar-3 Apr 2011; Nov 10 abstract

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

Send proposals by November 10 to: machosky@hawaii.edu

Two Languages in One

Systematized Objects: the other “world” literature [systems theory, ANT, OOO, posthumanism, etc.]; ACLA April 1-3; due Nov 12

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Farmer and David Baker
contact email: 
meredith.farmer@gmail.com

Currently, a number of analysts are thinking about what constitutes, assembles, or traces “objects." While Bruno Latour (2005), Manuel DeLanda (2006), Andy Clark (2008), Graham Harman (2009), Cary W

Assembling Among Assemblages: Corporate Forms and American Literature Before 1914

full name / name of organization: 
Brynnar Swenson, Butler University; Andrew Lyndon Knighton, California State University, Los Angeles
contact email: 
bswenson@butler.edu; aknight@calstatela.edu


Covert Cultures: Art and the Secret State, 1911-1989 (4th-5th February 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
CRASSH, University of Cambridge
contact email: 
covertcultures@gmail.com

Covert Cultures: Art and the Secret State 1911-1989

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Adam Piette (Sheffield)
Dr Trevor Paglen (artist and experimental geographer)

CFP: Adaptation as Process (2011 ACA/PCA Conference-San Antonio): 4/20/11-4/23/11

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Joint Conference
contact email: 
ndicecco@sfu.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS in ADAPTATION

The Adaptation Section of the 2011 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference

Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23

INCS Conference 2011: Special Thread on 19th-C Science (cfp deadline Nov 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
incs2011@pitzer.edu


SPEAKING NATURE
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011 at Pitzer College, CA

SPECIAL THREAD ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY SCIENCE

Textos Híbridos: Call for audio or visual media for first issue on Carlos Monsiváis

full name / name of organization: 
Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana
contact email: 
amberworkman@umail.ucsb.edu

CALL FOR AUDIO OR VISUAL MEDIA
FOR ISSUE ON CARLOS MONSIVÁIS

Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics Feb. 18 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in French
contact email: 
gcfrench2010@gmail.com

“[A] mode of writing is an act of historical solidarity…it is the relationship between creation and society, the literary language transformed by its social finality, form considered as human inte

Traffic in Translation: the Task of Derrida and Deleuze (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Yen-Chen Chuang, Tamkang University
contact email: 
138460@tku.mail.edu.tw

This seminar seeks papers focusing on the theory of translation from the perspectives of Derrida or Deleuze. Is translation an impossible task, an ethics that lends an ear to the other?

Traffic in Translation: the Task of Derrida and Deleuze (ACLA, March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Yen-Chen Chuang, Tamkang University
contact email: 
138460@tku.mail.edu.tw

This seminar seeks papers focusing on the theory of translation from the perspectives of Derrida or Deleuze. Is translation an impossible task, an ethics that lends an ear to the other?

American Literature as World Literature: Making/Mapping New Worlds, ACLA 2011 Seminar, Vancouver, March 31-April 3

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsey Andrews, Duke University; Michelle Koerner, Duke University
contact email: 
lindsey.andrews@duke.edu

How has American literature understood itself as “world literature”?

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
ngish@usm.maine.edu

CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and The Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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