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Women in Indian Popular Culture - Submission Deadline April 30

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:40pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Women in Indian Popular Culture

In the past few years, as India confronted several violent rape cases in the real world, powerful actresses Sridevi, Madhuri, and Juhi Chawla have returned to film with feminist roles. Is this related or a coincidence? Over the past decades what influence have women's portrayal on film had on the culture of India? What can we find by doing a feminist reading of the most popular films of India? What about the popular Saas/Bahu soap operas? Will the rise of powerful women in the industry, such as Ekta Kapoorand Zoya Akhtar, do anything to change the current trends? Or are they causing them?

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

India and America Panel Talk- Oct. 3 - 5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:37pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

India and America in Popular Culture

Over Christmas 2013, Dhoom 3 released in to enormous international success, both in India where it was produced and in America, where it was filmed. More and more these two countries are cementing their trade deals with sharing popular culture. Everything from Yo Yo Honey Singh's Hip Hop influenced songs to Diwali episodes of The Office to Shahrukh Khan presenting at the Golden Globes show these increasing ties. Is this a new form of colonialism or is it an equal partnership? How are the products adapted as the travel between cultures? What is lost and what is gained?

Pedro Almodóvar: Love It / Hate It"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:21pm
64th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference - October 16-18, 2014 - Furman University, Greenville, SC

Creator of often controversial works involving complex narratives, for the past thirty years, Pedro Almodóvar has been a visible figure within the Spanish film industry. His films have gotten him an enormous international recognition and he has even accused the Spanish governement last October (2013) of carrying out a rigorous plan to exterminate Spanish cinema. Almodóvar is by far the best known Spanish filmmaker among English-speaking audiences; those who watch his films will love him or hate him, and the possibility for finding a middle ground when talking about his work disappears.

Indian Regionalism in Popular Culture Panel- Oct. 3 - 5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:13pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Indian Regional Issues
India is a country with over a thousand separate languages, 6 major religions, and 28 states. Since independence in 1947, India has dealt with multiple issues related to the differences within its population. This panel seeks to investigate how these differences have been explored in popular culture. How was the Tamil community shown in Chennai Express, Kashmir in Roja, or Sri Lanka/Tamil in Madras Café? What about the national popularity of the Punjabi singers Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mika Singh, and Hard Kaur? Or southern dancers like Aishwarya Rai, Hema Malini, and Vyjantimala being embraced by the Hindi film industry?

India and England in Popular Culture Panel - Oct. 3 - 5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:45am
Midwest Popular Culture Association

India and England in Popular Culture

How does popular culture engage with the colonial history and present day relationship between England and India? Since the beginning of British expansion into South Asia, popular culture from both England and the Indian subcontinent has struggled with this clash of identities. Materials from The Moonstone and Devdas to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Nameste London have endeavored to reconcile the conflict within the two separate, but forever linked, communities.

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 Indianapolis, IN

Art and Design Conference July 11, 2014 Call for Papers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:26am
School of Art and Design, Chinhoyi University of Technology

Running under the theme "Art, Design and the 21st Century Academy," the conference will examine ways of creating rigorous scholarship in fine art, creative art and clothing and fashion design and present a platform for scholars to share their research in these areas. The conference will focus on how fine art skills can be honed and applied to industry and society, developing ways of studying art and design and examining the role technology can or does play in art making. It will investigate the way globalization, technology, economics, culture, politics, and trans/intercultural transactions and borrowings have impacted on the art and design scenes.

Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 10/31/14-11/1/14

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 9:51am
Conference on Christianity and Literature

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014

Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.

David Foster Wallace Conference UPDATE Deadline Extension

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:42am
Illinois State University, Department of English, Publications Unit


The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, March 23 at noon.

The First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference Sponsored by The Publications Unit, Department of English, Illinois State University

To be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Call for Papers

Garrick and Shakespeare -- 25-27 June n014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:46am
Richard Wilson / Kingston University





JUNE 25 – JUNE 27 2014

PLENARY Speakers:



Gender Questions

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:25am
University of South Africa

Call for Papers

International Advisory Board:
Gabeba Baderoon, Lindsey Clowes, R.W. Connell, Amanda du Preez, Louise du Toit, Amanda Gouws,
Andrea Hurst, Stevi Jackson, Maria Lirola, Ania Loomba, Relebohile Moletsane, Robert Morrell,
Obioma Nnaemeka, Leila Patel, Gail Presbey, Vasu Reddy, Jacques Rothman, Grazia Sumeli Weinberg

Published by UNISA Press, University of South Africa.

CFP [Deadline Reminder] Grief. Language. Art. (Liverpool, 8-10 July 2014)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 3:09am
University of Liverpool


- Dr David Bolt(Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University)

- Professor Clara Mucci (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara)

- Dr Julie-Marie Strange (History at the University of Manchester)

More about speakers:

Link to CFP:

DEADLINE EXTENDED Shapeshifters: Recycling and Literature (April 25-26, 2014) Yale University

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 1:33am
Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University

SHAPESHIFTERS: Recycling and Literature
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock (Yale) and Maite Zubiaurre (UCLA)

We are looking for a few more papers to fill out some of our panels. We would be particularly interested in relevant papers dealing with poetry, film and art history.

Uncanny Animations

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:34pm
Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural

Please forgive the Cross-posting

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, invites submissions for the special issue, "Uncanny Animations," guest-edited by Prof. Elina Gertsman.

Theories of Realism and Naturalism-Abstracts due by May 30, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:20pm
SAMLA 86: Sustainability and the Humanities, Nov 7-9 2014

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of late 19th- and 20th-century realism and naturalism. Possible topics could include—but are not limited to—theories of realism and naturalism, transatlantic realisms/naturalisms, social vs. psychological realism, women and naturalism, literature and social ethics, and historicist interpretations of realism and naturalism. Papers might address theoretical issues or discuss specific literary works. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. By May 30, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Myrto Drizou, Valdosta State University, at

Cosmological Confluences in the 20th Century/MSA 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:14pm
Margaret Greaves and Sumita Chakraborty/Emory University

Call for Papers: Cosmological Confluences in the 20th Century
Modernist Studies Association: November 6-9, 2014
Conference Theme: Confluence & Division
Pittsburgh, PA USA