category: interdisciplinary

[UPDATE] Environment and Life (ASLE 2011; 22-26 June; Bloomington, IN)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser (Williams) / Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis)
contact email: 
hmh1@williams.edu

Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"

ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

CFP: World Literature/World Cinema, ACLA panel, Vancouver B.C. (March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
http://www.acla.org/acla2011/?p=505
contact email: 
world.literature.cinema@gmail.com

Debates on “world literature” and “world cinema” have followed distinct trajectories and developed different sets of terms and concerns–-even as they might also be said to respond to overlap

Crises of Categorization in Anglo-Saxon England [Abstract submissions-15 November 2010; Conference date - 12 February 2010]

full name / name of organization: 
7th Annual Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium Graduate Conference, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
TorontoASSC@gmail.com

Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium Graduate Conference
University of Toronto

Crises of Categorization
12 February 2011

Thinking Gender 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods.

James Fenimore Cooper panels, ALA, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011. Deadline January 10, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
James Fenimore Cooper Society
contact email: 
sivils@iastate.edu

Call for Papers

22nd Annual Conference
American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

'Spectres of Class' (15-16 July 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Chester (UK)
contact email: 
matt.davies@chester.ac.uk

Please note the call for papers for the interdisciplinary ‘Spectres of Class’ conference at the University of Chester, UK, on 15-16 July 2011 organised in association with CADAAD (Critical Approac

Reminder CFP- deadline 31/10/2010 - SEDERI Yearbook #21

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
sederiyearbook@yahoo.es

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.

Reading Jacqueline Wilson (UPDATE)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Lancashire
contact email: 
HFDay@uclan.ac.uk

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there’s hardly a young person in the UK that hasn’t heard of Jacqueline Wilson.

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. “Texts” are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice

full name / name of organization: 
Assoication for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu, cch89@cornell.edu

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Voice in Theory/Voice in Practice
Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2011 Conference
CFP Deadline: 29 October 2010

Food & Culture: SPACE FOODS IN POP CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
LevasseurJ@si.edu

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers for a panel on representations of SPACE FOOD in film, television, and print media for the annu

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

UPDATE: FOOD & CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
williaml@purdue.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

http://www.swtxpca.org

Women of Ireland : confronting Eastern and Western perspectives (16-17 June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
contact email: 
mccannfiona@gmail.com

If contemporary research on Ireland and its relationship with the world has tended, understandably, to privilege either the United States or Great Britain, the aim of this conference is to move beyond

[UPDATE] CFP: Narrative Scale and the Limits of the Sensible (2011 Intl. Conference on Narrative, April 7–11)

full name / name of organization: 
Katie R. Muth
contact email: 
krmuth@artsci.wustl.edu

We welcome paper proposals on narrative scale in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century fiction, film, or visual media for the 2011 International Conference on Narrative.

Sound Politics seminar - ACLA (March 31-April 3 2011, 11/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
sjtownsend@berkeley.edu OR mcenaney@berkeley.edu

Sound Politics

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
Vancouver, Canada
March 31-April 3

Deadline for paper proposals: November 12

*** Sound Politics ***

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A & M University-Commerce
contact email: 
Inma_Lyons@tamu-commerce.edu

POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

[UPDATE] THE CONFERENCE ON THE CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts organizing committee for The Conference on The Conference
contact email: 
submissions@theconferenceontheconference.ca

THE CONFERENCE
ON

THE CONFERENCE

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
EMCconference@gmail.com

DEADLINE December 10, 2010

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.

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