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 historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
Accepted Seminar: "Empire on its Ear"
THE SECOND SPANISH REPUBLIC 80 YEARS LATER.
Confirmed speakers include Enric Bou, Sebastiaan Faber, and Stanley Payne.
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011
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?
Call for Papers: Two-day Symposium
'Nabokov and Morality'
University of Strathclyde, 5th & 6th May 2011
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)
Papers are invited for a two-day symposium at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on the 5th & 6th May 2011. The event will involve 15-20 speakers over two days and be based on papers/presentations of 20 minutes each plus 10 minutes for questions. Both days will conclude with a roundtable discussion.
UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers. Our conference is the largest and longest running student-led conference in the southeast. This year, come and see how the rules of the game are changing.
The UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association invites faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates to submit an original essay or presentation for the annual spring semester conference.
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.
The day will be organized as a series of 20-minute papers, beginning with a talk by Sarah LeFanu, Macaulay's most recent biographer, on researching Macaulay's life, and is open to all who have an interest in Macaulay, as a forum to discuss how they have been drawing on her life or writing in their own research, in their own writing, or in another aspect of culture or criticism, perhaps travel writing or journalism.
Covert Cultures: Art and the Secret State 1911-1989
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Adam Piette (Sheffield)
Dr Trevor Paglen (artist and experimental geographer)
"[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 intention and thus linked to the great crises of History." - Roland Barthes