Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.
Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011
More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.
The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.
The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:
- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;
REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS
Interacting with Immersive Worlds: Third Brock University Conference on the Interactive Arts & Sciences
BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO
JUNE 13th - 14th, 2011
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED NOW FEBRUARY 28th 2011
NEW CONFERENCE FEATURES:
Additional keynote address by Michael Schmaltz, President, Digital Extremes
Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance
Proposals for papers are invited for the 35th annual conference of the International Association of Irish Literatures (IASIL) to be held at Leuven, 18 – 22 July 2011. The conference theme is 'Irish Literatures: Conflict and Resolution'.
The Rest Is Silence
Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.
In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.
Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of essays, interviews, academic articles that focus on New England authors/themes.
Writing Submission Guidelines
Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
Submit two copies of each piece.
The first page of each essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the upper left corner.
This Call for Papers, organized within the frame of the creative writing project "The New Image of the
Balkans", has as its goal:
• To invite young writers, artists and intellectuals from the Balkan region, to interpret the new
prospects of the cultural re-integration of the Balkans;
• To develop a new vision of contemporary & future Balkan realities (A New Balkan
• To restore the practices of mutual understanding between Balkan and European cultures and
civilizations (not just at the level of mere dialogue);
• To unburden the youth from the negative stereotype associated with the Balkans as a "Powder
Seeking papers that explore the often ambiguous nature of satire's object, the lines that blur between satire and celebration, and the difficulty of predicting or controlling audience response.
Recent studies, such as "The Irony of Satire," suggest that perception of satire's object often rests in the reader's or viewer's own biases. This panel is interested in exploring the implications of this ambiguity in the production, deployment, and teaching of satire. How does this affect satire's admittedly subversive purpose? Is this satire's power, its limitation, or both?
250-word abstract by 15 March 2011
The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of "rupture" in literature.
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. PAMLA has over a hundred approved sessions on a wide range of literary and language topics. For the list of sessions, guidelines for how to propose a paper, and the online paper proposal form, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2011/
For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: email@example.com
CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:
The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.