In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.
The Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their 37th annual conference, February 10-13, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Potential topics include:
Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.
Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Jurassic World and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2015
Proposals for individual papers and panels are now being accepted for the Advertising and Consumer Culture area. Presentations on historical or contemporary subjects are welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.
Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Conference Chairs: Stephanie Peebles Tavera, Robert LaRue
The University of Texas at Arlington invites 200-250 proposals for individual paper presentations as well as proposals for complete panels for our fourth annual English Graduate Conference. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact email in your proposal. For complete panels, please include an abstract for the entire panel, along with brief explanations of the intended presentations.
Unravelling the threads of "revealed knowledge": deconstructing gender in Hinduism.
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
Submission deadline: February 1, 2016
Between Asia and Latin America: New Transpacific Perspectives
(edited by Andrea Bachner and Pedro Erber)
Post45 Graduate Student Symposium
February 5 & 6, 2016
Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture.
New Materialisms and Economies of Excess
Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)
Jacques Lezra (New York University)
Eric L. Santner (University of Chicago)
"general economy defines…the explosive character of the world"